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The Band’s of West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

About the Bands

Both the Military and Pipe Band were formed in the 1960’s by an Officer who subsequently became Chief Fire Officer of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service as it is now known. Both Bands have developed steadily over the years as two separate entities however 2017 sees the Bands becoming one offering a range of ensembles including full Marching and Concert Bands, Pipe Bands, Corps of Drums to Quintets, Fanfare teams or a Lone Piper.

The Bands receive the full support of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Firefighters and non-uniformed personnel are very welcome to join either Band – but equally, members who are outside of the service are just as welcome.

Both bands rehearse at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in Birkenshaw, Bradford on a Monday evening from 19:30 – 22:00.

We also have a community band for those who may be new to playing an instrument or have not played one for some time be that Woodwind, Brass, Pipes or Drums, the idea being to progress and join the main bands.

If you would like to know more about the Bands or see where we are performing click here, or contact the Band Manager Matthew Costello on 07506 73 2524 or