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About Us

The City of Oxford Silver Band is a vibrant and busy musical ensemble with a history that dates back to the 1840s. We perform at events all year round and are especially proud to have taught hundreds of people of all ages to learn an instrument for the first time.

Our library includes all kinds of music, from marches through popular and classical tunes to jazz as well as more traditional brass band pieces like carols and hymns.

Joining Us

More experienced players are invited to join the Senior Band and we welcome beginners and improving players into our beginners and training bands.   We offer individual and group tuition and can supply an instrument.  More about joining COSB…

Comments & Reviews

Lucy Kirby

We hired the City of Oxford Silver Band for our annual charity Christmas event. They were fantastic, got the crowd going and were friendly, polite and enthusiastic. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

Members of the Band have been coming to the Dorchester on Thames Remembrance for many years (at least ten) They are always very reliable and provide us with a professional performance on such an important day for our village. The young bugler this year was quite exceptional.

We have been fortunate enough to work with the Silver Band a couple of times in the past year. On the first occasion, they came and played outside the church for our Community Open Day in September 2019, providing a wonderful welcome to the event, and a great atmosphere. We were so impressed that we invited them back to play in a Leap Year concert for us on - of course - 29th February 2020. They did us proud, with a great selection of music which was much enjoyed by an enthusiastic audience. I very much hope that they will play for us again in the future.

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Once again the City of Oxford Silver Band gave a great performance at the Wheatley Christmas Fair. Booking them was really easy and they were self-sufficient on the night. You can't have a Christmas event without having a Silver Band. We would highly recommend them.

It has been a pleasure over the past four years to welcome the City of Oxford Silver Band as part of the annual Oxford Open Doors event. They are always a huge hit with the many visitors who come each year and with such talented musicians they help bring a great atmosphere to the city across the weekend. Oxford Open Doors wouldn't be the same without them now.