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

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.

Phil Doubtfire

It was great to have the City of Oxford Silver Band take part in our annual Oxford Open Doors event once again this year. The performances at Oxford Castle & Prison were hugely popular with visitors and the annual weekend would not be the same without them. All the best from the Oxford Preservation Trust team.

Jack Goodman

The Oxford Silver Band has traditionally provided music for the Upper Heyford Remembrance Sunday services. The band greatly enhances the ceremonies of remembrance at our war graves and war memorial.

Sophie Heath

The band have performed at Oxford Race For Life for a number of years now and are an absolutely incredible source of support for us and our participants. They are absolutely brilliant players and really get people feeling inspired and joyful when taking part in our events - an absolute joy to have and we hope to work with them for years to come!

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.

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.

June Chapman

I use the band hall on a weekly basis for a number of years now for my weight watchers meetings. It's a great place and plenty of parking which is important for me. The kitchen is always handy too for making cups of tea or coffee and in the winter the heating is great and it soon warms up inside the hall when its cold outside

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.

Alison Wood

I have been running my baby development classes from this venue for a number of years now. It offers a fantastic space with very convenient free parking which is really important to my customers with very young babies who need to drive to Baby Sensory. Great location and only a few minutes off the bypass!