Oxfordshire's oldest brass band plays weddings, fetes, concerts and contests all year round. We've been training new players and performing for 125 years!
COSB competes in the third section of the Regional Championships, and with three bands to choose from, players of any standard can find a niche that suits them; but at every level, our primary focus is on enjoying ourselves making music together.
We have players of all standards, and welcome enquiries from new players.
The City of Oxford Silver Band plays all kinds of brass band music, from marches through popular and classical tunes to jazz. We are available to book for all occasions, including village fetes, weddings, private parties and carols. COSB competes in the third section of the Regional Championships, and with three bands to choose from, players of any standard can find a niche that suits them; but at every level, our primary focus is on enjoying ourselves making music together.
We have players of all standards, and welcome enquiries from new players. Our beginners’ band meets once a week on a Monday evening, and has players aged from 8 to 80: most are playing brass for the first time, some new to music altogether. We offer tuition for absolute beginners upwards and have a wide range of instruments – from the cornet to the mighty tuba – for members to borrow and use. It’s a great and economical way to introduce youngsters to music, or for adults to try turning their hand to something completely different.
By the way… many of our players have brass-coloured instruments – the colour silver isn’t essential!
City of Oxford Silver Band
Location: Oxford, UK
Member: Musical Director: Steve Sizeland
Solo Cornets: Nick Taylor, Julie Goldsmith, Vicky Cullen
Soprano Cornet: Tom Hird
2nd/3rd Cornets: Judith Atkins, Alex Few, Carrie Hartwell, Alan Hughes, Philip Hind,
Flugel: Gareth Coulson
Horns: Karen Hawkins, Helen Smith, Sam Le Breton, Becky McKnight
Baritones: Kate Banks, Rose
Euphoniums: Catherine Westbury-Cook, Beth Bowker
Trombones: Stuart Wood, Ian Barlow
E♭ Bass: Harriet Waters, Rob Tomkins
B♭ Bass: Matt Tomkins
Percussion: Gareth Morris, Dave Smith
Musical Director: Lauren James
Principal Solo Cornet: Carrie Hartwell
Solo Cornets: Alan Hughes, Philip Hind, Eloise
Soprano Cornet: Tom Hird, Mya
Repiano: Poppy Hughes
2nd/3rd Cornets: Len Spiers, Ian Ridgway, Barberine Mallett,
Esther Villiers, Stan, Liz Ward Flugel Graham Colverson
Horns: Bill Child, Jane Lambert, Julia Shay, Bill Huffey
Baritones: Christine Ellis, Kate Banks, Sarah Maidment
Euphoniums: Geoff Beaven, David Hoffler
Trombones: Clive Bevan, Caroline Dalton, Gavin
Basses: Jack Woods, Adam Hardiman, Ted
Percussion: Gareth Morris