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

January 2019:  we’ve tidied away the Christmas medleys and the carol sheets.   A whole heap of new music, and old marches, is being dusted off and practice has begun for the first major concert of the year, which will be in Bath on May 18th.

The venue is the Roper Theatre, a splendid performance venue at Hayesfield School, in the Oldfield Park area of Bath.

Joining us on stage will be the Corps of Drums of the neighbouring Fire & Rescue Service, Devon and Somerset.

and later this year we have two Summer appearances at local parks –

on the 9th June, at 3pm at Victoria Park, Bath, and the 23rd June, at 2pm, Keynsham Park.  (times provisional at day of posting, 22nd Feb)

We hope to see you all at one of these concerts (or maybe all three) , and that you’ll enjoy the new musical selections we are working on.

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

Some problems with photos on this website

Unfortunately a couple of our photo album pages on this site are currently showing an error message rather than the wonderful photos.  It’s not your browser, it’s a matter of parts of our site no longer being compatible with other parts and the  security settings we’ve introduced.   The joys of automatic updates!   Normal service will …