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 perform a very broad spectrum of music styles and genre, and are 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.

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’.  If you are interested, or know of anyone who would like to join us, please contact us.  If you’d like to have the band play at an event you are organising, it’s the same email address – info@avonfireandrescueband.org

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Upcoming Concerts

Concert Wind Band

For band members, this is the time of year when we have major rearrangements in repertoire, with new pieces to learn and old favourites to brush up.

Our next season of concerts will be the Christmas concerts:  full details to come nearer the time.  We’re also playing at a private Remembrance Day event in Bristol.

For later dates, see ‘Calendar’ page

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!

The intermediate band (Brass, Wind and Fire – BWF for short) and the training band rehearse on Wednesday evenings, also at the Lansdown centre.

News Items

Training course starting January 2019 – places still available

Before the next set of concerts fills the schedule, a reminder about the next run of our training programme….The course will run on Wednesdays from mid January, and players of all abilities are welcome. We’ve had several enquiries from wind players, including clarinets and flautists, and the numbers are filling out – but places are …