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

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

Upcoming Concerts

Concert Wind Band

Sunday 16th September
The band will be playing at the Portishead HQ of the Police and Fire&Rescue Services, as part of the Emergency Services Open Day 2018.   We are currently expecting to play two sets, mid-morning and after lunch – but timings on the day will probably be flexible.

If you have tickets for the event, do look out for us on the day.  We’ll be in one of the outdoor performance areas, next door (we think) to the dogs and horses.

The event is managed by Avon & Somerset Police – tickets are all allocated at the time of writing (Monday afternoon) but there’s a notice to check in on their events website for returned tickets.  Link is here.


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 band rehearses weekly on Monday evenings at Lansdown, which is conveniently situated between Bristol and Bath.

News Items

Coming soon – training course to recommence in early 2019

In addition to our concert band, who practice on Monday nights, and the intermediate band (Brass Wind & Fire), who practice on Wednesday nights, in the past we have run training courses for beginners.   Plans are now being finalised for the next season, which will run weekly on Wednesday nights as a separate (hour) session, …

Bathampton Village Show 2018

Thanks from the band for the warm welcome we received at last Saturday’s show – the first time we’ve ever followed a Fancy Hat competition.  Our luck held out for a second year of playing this show, which is out in the open – what rain there was came after we’d finished our set.

Band members – September concert arrangements

The concert band has two confirmed bookings for September: Sat 8th for the Bathampton Village Show, an afternoon performance Sunday 16th at Portishead, where (as currently planned) we will be performing two sets, at the Open Day.   Travel arrangements for this day will need to be co-ordinated for the limited number of car parking spaces …