Yorkshires Premier Military "Style" Band

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  1. Yorkshires Premier Military “Style Band”

    Are You an Ex Military Musician?
    Can You Play a Brass / Woodwind or Percussion Instrument?
    Would you like to perform in a Military Style Band without the Commitments of Service Life?
    Would You Like to perform in a dedicated band who strives for professional standards?


    The West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Band, is Yorkshire's Premier “Military Style” Concert band, based in HQ West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service at Birkenshaw, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD11 2DY. The Band is proud to represent and wear the uniform of one of the national Emergency Services and boasts some 30+ musicians from all walks of life. There are only four “Military Style” Fire Service bands in the country, but West Yorkshire has the good fortune of also having one of the Services’ Pipe Bands.

    The Band is primarily a Concert Band playing all the Military favourites but we are always trying new music to enhance the bands performance and ability. We have members from all walks of life from Ex Military Musicians, Ex fire Officers, Police, Teachers, Builders, Office workers, Parents, Students, you name it and your all very welcome. We also perform as a Ceremonial Marching band for parades or Displays as well as Brass and Woodwind quintets, a Fanfare Team and a Dixie Band. We would like to start a Pop group and have a Corps of Drums to Lead us on Parade.

    Although The Band asks That you commit fully to engagements and Rehearsals we do understand that members employment is their primarily commitment, we just ask that you give all you can and give us as much notice as possible when you are unable to attend.

    The Band tries to have a tour or trip each year, sometimes it’s the other end of the UK and sometimes its, Canada, Poland, Ypres.

    The Band is run by a like minded Management team and all members have an input to the direction of the band and all ideas are considered.

    If you are an ex Military Musician and would like to keep playing in this style or a Wife, Husband, Partner of a Military Player and would like to show them you can also do it, Or a Brass Band player that wants to spread their wings and try something new, why not give us a try.

    The Band is well established with a good Library of music!

    If you are interested please Contact either:

    Email: team@thefireband.co.uk
    Tel: Kevin on 07768261302

    We meet on a Monday Evening 1930-2200 and we look forward to meeting you.

    Many Thanks for reading
    The Team
    The West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Band
  2. The West Yorkshire Fire Band has two Charity Concerts coming up!

    31St March
    Morley Town Hall - Around the World in 80 Mins of music
    Tickets £7 from web site

    21St April Concorde Suite Droylsden, Manchester - Concert in Memory of guardsman Neil Tony Downes
    Tickets £5 and a collection on the night.

    We have a tour to Ypres this Year and Canada next Year.
    Players Welcome If you are interested please Contact either:

    Email: team@thefireband.co.uk
    Tel: Kevin on 07768261302

    We meet on a Monday Evening 1930-2200 and we look forward to meeting you.

    Many Thanks for reading
    The Team
  3. Concert, in memory of Tony Downes.

    Tickets going really well, so much so we are nearly full.

    The band is looking forward to this concert, more than most because of the memory of a fallen soldier.

    Although “The Soldiers” Pop group, who turned Tony’s last letter home in to a song, have pulled out on us, the event is still going to be a great night and the Downes family are all ready to remember Tony with this musical Tribute, lead by our Musical Director who comes from the same town as Tony.
    Tony’s Last letter home by “The Soldiers” track will be played the concert.
    For Tickets for any of our concerts

    The West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Band

    Come follow the Band.
  4. Tickets for the concert in memory of Tony Downes are nearly all gone, with less than 50 left.

    I still have space for bands to play during the day. We are trying to get that old carnival feeling back. We have groups playing from 1130-1600.
    If you band choir is free and would like to fill some or all of the slot from 1000 - 1130 pls contact me ASAP.

    1/2 of what is collected whilst your playing is for Help for Heroes and half for you bands/Groups own funds.
  5. The Concert is SOLD OUT!

    If you still want to support us, during the day (Sat 21St) we have the following groups playing in the Town centre.

    1130 Manchester Rd primary School Choir
    1200 West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Pipe Band
    1300 St Johns Castle Brass Band Droylsden
    1330 West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Pipe Band
    1400 St Johns Castle Brass Band Droylsden
    1500 Humberside Police Concert Band

    Come and support all of us supporting Help for Heroes.

    If you cant make it but would like to donate, please send payments via paypal to...

    Many thanks for reading.

    The Team
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  6. Many thanks to all who supported this event; we raised £4406 for charity and Help for Heroes get £2200 from this.

    Great Band - Great Event _ Great Supporters.

    Many Thanks.
  7. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    Well done to you all.

    I would be interested in coming up for a blow (Trom/Euph) but you are a little way out of my comfortable travelling area.

    Nice one :salut:
  8. Mr Jones many thanks, if you are ever up North please feel free to pop in for a blow!
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