Join The Band

The band on parade outside St Paul's Cathedral in London
The band on parade outside St Paul's Cathedral in London

The band is always keen to hear from brass, woodwind and percussion players. You do not need to be a member of the Fire Service to join and previous concert band or marching experience is not required.

Our musicians are a friendly group from all walks of life. We all share a keen interest in music and join the band for the fantastic opportunities and experiences it can bring.

For some it is the prestigious events we attend and the chance to support the UK Fire Service and the various charities that we support. For others it is the opportunity to improve musically, to be involved in the varied social events, or to be part of our regular tours abroad

This band is Yorkshire's Premier Concert and Marching band and is well established within the region as well as around the UK. With your help we can continue this for many years to come.

Open Rehearsals

We periodically run open rehearsals so if you fancy trying something different or are looking to get your music back to up scratch after a break then these open nights are for you. Our next open rehearsals are in Birkenshaw on Monday the 7th and 14th of October 2019 starting at 7.30pm. Please get in touch for more information.

How to join

We look for Grade 6 standard or equivalent before joining us on engagements. Our Monday evening rehearsals are at the West Yorkshire Fire Service HQ in Birkenshaw (M62 Junction 26/27). We provide all required uniform and give full instruction for the marching and ceremonial side of things - you won't be dropped in at the deep end!

If you would like more information or to arrange a visit, please contact the Band Chairman Kevin Fisher MBE in confidence on 07701 335255. Alternatively you can contact us by email at joinus@thefireband.co.uk or speak to us at one of our engagements.

We look forward to meeting you!