City of Oxford Silver Band

The City of Oxford Silver Band is Oxford’s oldest brass band with a history that dates back to the 1840s.

We have three active bands from absolute beginners to our senior band which welcomes experienced players and competes in the National Brass Band Championships.

The band has a busy schedule performing at local events around Oxfordshire we also perform regularly in support of local community organisations and charities including Sobell House, Shelter, Helen and Douglas House, Oxford Open Doors and others.

We meet weekly at our bandhall in Temple Cowley, Oxford.

New players welcome

COSB has been training and encouraging new and improving musicians for over 100 years.  We welcome all ages and all abilities. We also offer free instrument loan and subsidised music lessons.

If you live in or near Oxford, or perhaps are coming to University in the new term, and are looking for somewhere to play, get in touch, we’d love to see you.

Booking the Band

We can provide a full band, up to 25 players for all kinds of public and private events, we can also offer smaller groups including a quintet, which is perfect for parties etc.

Hiring the Hall

The Oxford Silver Band Hall is a versatile space available for regular hire.