About the City of Oxford Silver Band

We are an Oxford Brass Band welcoming experienced players, improvers and complete beginners.

We provide tuition and an opportunity for musicians of all ages and abilities to play within a friendly, fun and supportive learning environment.  We have different bands for different levels of ability and we offer lessons so you can develop quickly as a player.

Concert and Contest Band

A busy and friendly ensemble performing all year and currently competing in the 4th Section.

The City of Oxford Silver Band Concert and Contest Band plays throughout the year at venues across the county as well as at contests organised by ODBBA, and the London and Southern Counties Region of the National Championships.

If you are already playing your instrument to a reasonable standard, or have played with brass bands previously do get in touch.

Community Band

A non-contesting band for intermediate and experienced players who want to play in a full band at public events and concerts.

The Community Band is a friendly ensemble for all improving players who want the opportunity to play more challenging music. A wide range of music is played; from shows, films, classical, traditional and modern, to big band music and pieces written specifically for brass bands.  The Community Band has a uniform which is often worn when the band plays in public. The band has engagements throughout the year and plays at our family concerts twice a year.

Training Band

The Training Band is a relaxed and friendly ensemble for developing players who will then progress into the Community Band or the Concert and Contest Band.  The focus is on developing musical techniques as well as managing a music pad and playing as a group.

Beginners Band

Our Beginners Band is for players who can play a scale of C major on their brass instrument and are able to recognise some musical notes.  Beginners Band is primarily about learning to play as part of a group of musicians and having fun in the process!  Along the way, players improve their musical knowledge, ability and their tone. Players learn to follow a conductor and to play different musical styles.

Reception Class

Our Reception Class offers 1:1 or small group tuition for children, young people and adults who are starting to learn a brass instrument for the first time.


The band offers subsidised 1:1 music lessons with a specialist brass tutor for all members.

Silver Band Christmas Concert
Summer COncert
Beginners Band players

Rehearsal Times

Reception, Beginners, Training Band and the Community Band rehearse on Monday evenings at the Silver Band Hall, Sher Afzal Close, Temple Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2FA,

The Concert and Contest band meets on Wednesday evenings 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

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