Hello and welcome to the web site of the Band of Avon Fire and Rescue Service!
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! If you're looking for a Band to play a concert for you, then you've come to the right place - read on.
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
Currently recruiting Musicians:
We've recently had a few new members, but the Band has several other vacancies and would like to hear from all interested musicians, who would be welcome to join us to increase the size of all sections.
We currently are especially interested in musicians who play trumpet, French horn or trombone, but don't let that put you off - all instrumentalists are very welcome to apply, at about Grade 5 and above.
This site provides information on the band; the music it plays, its players and a little about the band's history. All the information you need to to join the band or book us for a concert or engagement is listed here.
Band members come from all walks of life and are not all fire service personnel. You will receive a friendly welcome when you join us.
We are a concert wind band in the Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas, and we perform a very broad spectrum of music styles and genre. We are available throughout the year to perform concerts or provide music at engagements and events. We are believed to have one of the most extensive music libraries for a community band.
The band rehearses weekly on Monday evenings at Lansdown, which is conveniently situated between Bristol and Bath. The Band is available to play in the Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas, including Weston-super-Mare.
We welcome new players at any time of the year. If you are interested, or know of anyone who would like to join us, please contact us.
The Band supports:
To book us or join as a musician, contact the Band Secretary