Welcome to the web site of the Band of Avon Fire and Rescue Service, a concert wind band based in Bath.   Our Director of Music is Alan Peacock.

We (normally) perform a very broad spectrum of music styles and genre, and are (usually) available throughout the year to perform concerts or provide music at engagements and events.  Our primary location is  Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas, but we have played as far away as Aix-en-Provence.  

The restrictions due to Coronavirus have been particularly hard on bands such as ours, limiting opportunities to practice, rehearse, and of course to perform – even if audiences were able to attend.  So for the moment, please take the content of this website as a list of ‘what we’d like to do’ rather than operational instructions!

We welcome new players at any time of the year, either to join the concert band, or, if less experienced, our intermediate band ‘Brass Wind and Fire’. 

Right now, the band is looking to strengthen our brass line-up, and we are especially interested in hearing from anyone for the Trumpet and Cornet section.

If you are interested in joining us, or know of anyone who would like to, please email

If you’d like to have the band play at an event you are organising, it’s the same email address for initial enquiries –

For further discussions about existing bookings, please email

Scroll down the page for more information, or use the menu bar at the top.

Upcoming Concerts

Concert Wind Band

17th March 2020

In line with official guidelines relating to Corona Virus we have suspended our practice sessions on Monday and Wednesday nights until further notice.
Updated 30th October – suspension still in force.

Update – March 2021 – nearly a year!
We are still unable to restart practice sessions on Monday and Wednesdays, but are actively planning, with a view to the proposed possible ‘roadmap’ issued by the Government.

Band members – we have an irregular Zoom meetup once a month, on a Monday evening.  If by some strange chance you have dodged the email invites (which are issued through the Muzodo system) contact Phil


We have postponed the May charity concert to later in the year, and are keeping the arrangements for the June bandstand concerts under review.

Joining the band

If you’re a musician looking for a Band to join in the Bristol, Bath & surrounding areas, welcome – you don’t have to be a firefighter – any musician can apply to join us!   We have bands to suit all musicians, from absolute beginners and returners to playing (for example, people who learned to play an instrument at school but have never played since) and accomplished players

The concert wind band rehearses on Monday evenings at 7.30pm at the Management Development centre of the Avon Fire & Rescue Service, which is to the North of Bath, just beyond the racecourse.  You do need a car to get there, unfortunately, but the good news is that there’s plenty of parking, which is very rare in the Bath area!

Right now we’re actively looking to recruit experienced Trumpet and Cornet players – please contact us if you’re interested in joining.

If you’re not sure about jumping in to the concert band straight away – for instance if you are (or hope to be) a ‘returning player’ or haven’t played in a band before, then come along on a Wednesday night.   Brass, Wind and Fire – BWF for short – is our intermediate band and it’s meant for you!  BWF and the training band (for beginners) rehearse on Wednesday evenings, also at the Lansdown centre.

Our contact details:

email info@avonfireandrescueband.org

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