City of Oxford Silver Band

The City of Oxford Silver Band is a friendly local brass band with four active ensembles.  We welcome enquiries from new brass and percussion players at all levels.

We meet weekly at our own purpose-built bandhall in Temple Cowley, Oxford.

Playing in a brass band is fun and great way to make new friends. Hence our motto “Friendship Through Music”.

Welcoming New and Experienced Players

The Silver Band has been training and encouraging new and improving musicians for over 125 years.  We welcome all ages and all abilities from absolute beginners to experienced musicians who have played in brass bands or orchestras all their lives.

We provide a top-quality instrument on free loan, and offer a fun but challenging programme of regular rehearsals, concerts, and local and regional contests.

Maybe you learned an instrument as a child and now one of your children is learning, or you just fancy taking up a new challenge.  Perhaps you have played in brass bands before and are looking for a local ensemble to continue your musical development.

If you live in or near Oxford, coming here to University, or moving here soon get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

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Book a Band for Your Event

The Silver Band plays at all kinds of concerts, fetes, parades etc.  We can provide a full traditional brass band, up to 25 players or a small group including a quintet, which is perfect for parties etc.

We have performed at top local venues including Blenheim Palace, the Ashmolean Museum and the Sheldonian Theatre, but we are equally happy to come to your local fete or other community events.

The Silver Band has a busy schedule performing at local events around Oxfordshire we also perform regularly in support of local community organisations and charities.

Hiring the Hall

The Silver Band Hall is a versatile space available for regular hire. It’s an ideal hall to hire for local clubs, societies or music groups looking for rehearsal space in Oxford.

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