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

Saturday 8th September, 1430
Bathampton Village Show

Holcombe Lane, Bathampton

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

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Thanks to all who came to see the band at Soundwell last week, at our concert to help raise funds for the event and its charity.   A fuller report will appear here soon. Thanks too to band members who attended the AGM on Monday – more on this too, to come.

Band AGM

For band members: Hot on the heels of the concert on Thursday 5th comes the highlight of the year, the band AGM, which is on Monday 9th July, at Lansdown.  Open to members of all bands, with an opportunity to play along with the usual Monday crowd’s rehearsal. This is your opportunity to have your …

Concert on 5th July, Soundwell

On Thursday, July 5th, the concert wind band will be playing in aid of a local charity at St Stephen’s Church, Soundwell, Bristol, BS16 4RH. The concert starts at 7.30pm, with doors opening at 7.15.   Tickets on sale at the door.