West Yorks Concert Band Seeks Brass

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  1. Trumpet Major

    Trumpet Major Member

    Tuba and Trombone Sought For Fire Service Band

    E flat Tuba and Trombone Vacancies

    With a year of superb engagements ahead of us and having had a very successful recruitment drive, we now have an immediate vacancy for an e flat tuba and Trombone player to complete our lower brass section and our line up.
    With a full woodwind and percussion section we would like just a couple more brass to balance the band.

    We are a growing piece military 'style' wind band associated to the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. We rehearse on a monday night from 19:30 at the Fire Service HQ in Birkenshaw near Bradford.
    Recent rehearsals have seen a bandroom bursting at the seams with 35 players taking part.

    Our year ahead is full of concerts, marches and ceremonial duties as well as many social events. We are taking a trip to the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium in November and are also spending the year fundraising for our forthcoming trip to Nova Scotia, Canada in August 2010.

    Don't worry if you have never marched as regular tuiton is also available but marching forms only part of whats on offer. Uniform is provided and

    sovereign tuba and trombone are also available if needed.

    We also have a dixie band which performs regularly, a dance band, fanfare team and brass and woodwind quintets.

    If you fancy doing something different, to be part of a military style band without taking the Queens Shilling, then come and join a fun and an enthusiastic group of people.

    Generally we look for players of around the grade 6 standard but the examination is not necessary

    Come on fellow brass players, there must be a Tuba somewhere????

    If this is you, all enquiries will be dealt with in confidence. Thanks again for your interest and please either call me, Louise on 07972 403802 or mail

    Any other players welcome subject to availability!
  2. Trumpet Major

    Trumpet Major Member

    Yorkshire Concert Band Seeks Tuba Player (Eb Bass)

    A well established, professional and friendly concert band based near to Bradford (Junc 26 of M62) are looking for a tuba player to join our current player.

    Please contact Louise on 07972 403802 or via our new website on www.thefireband.co.uk

    Edit: threads merged
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 9, 2009
  3. roz

    roz New Member

    WANTED - Brass players

    If you play Eb Tuba, Trombone, Euphonium or cornet and are looking for a band thats good, sociable and versatile, then this is the one for you. I have played with them now for 5 years and its been some of the best years of my playing life.
    I currently play principal Trombone and am Brass and Percussion section leader.
    The band play many prestigious concerts, including that we have played for the Queen. We are going to play at the Menin Gate in Ypres in November for the Remembrance service and have also been invited to Canada next year.
    I have been fortunate also to play in some of the sideline groups from within the band such as the Dixie band and have had much fun doing so.
    Please contact me if you are interested in joining the band as we welcome any new players with enthusiasm.

  4. nook1938

    nook1938 Supporting Member

    Hi, do still require people to audition?
  5. roz

    roz New Member


    hi there

    Yes we do but it is a formality that all potential players must go through. It is just 2 contrasting pieces. We would not expect you to audition straight away though, we would like you to get ton know the band and people first to see what you thought.

    Would auditioning prove a problem for you? please feel free to contact me over the phone for a chat if you have any queries or would like to attend one of our rehearsals.

    07725192170 and if I am working i will call back asap if you leave a message. Alternatively you can email me trebella_clef@hotmail.com

    Many thanks
  6. roz

    roz New Member

    Calling ALL lower brass

    Want to play and have fun at the same time?

    Then come and join our band - the lower brass in particular would love more players (trombone, horn, tuba and euphonium).

    Make it your New Years resolution to join a fun, good and exciting band!!:clap:
  7. Trumpet Major

    Trumpet Major Member

    Hi Folks
    With a new and exciting year ahead of us we are looking to strengthen our ranks. We currently have vacancies for a eflat tuba, trom and french or tenor horns.

    We have had a responsive recruitment drive and are more or less full up on every other section but a couple more players would be fantastic.

    We offer
    • 1 rehearsal a week (monday)
    • A foreign tour every year (this year is Canada)
    • Free Uniform
    • No costly Membership or subs (one off £5 membership per year)
    • A mix of concert and marching engagements
    • Marching tuition available
    • A superb social life with lots of social events in the calendar
    • And lots more
    Above all, a great musical experience in one of the UK's few remaining civilian service bands.

    Please see www.thefireband.co.uk or call (text) 07972 403802 for details

  8. roz

    roz New Member

    Cornet deps required for prestigious event!!

    To all cornet players out there...we have a concert at Chester Racecourse on Saturday 5th June. It would involve a few short marches and possibly some sit down playing too (TBC) and is a very prestigious event. For this opportunity to play at this prestigious event, pease contact me on 07725192170 or at trebella_clef@hotmail.com

    Many thanks!!
  9. musicmaker

    musicmaker Member


    The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service band has Space for Bass Trombone, another Tenor Trom would be welcome to give us a frontage for parade work.

    Also Cornets & Horns welcome.

    On the other side, if you know any woodwind players we would welcome an Alto and Bari Sax player and Bassoon.

    Many Thanks for looking.

    If ou are interested please PM via this site or contact via the bands web site.

    Band meets on Mon Nights 7.30PM till 10PM
  10. The Fire Band

    The Fire Band Member

    The band is growing again and with some great engagements this year it looks like WYFRS is in for another great year, we still have space for Troms and Cornets!

    Come and join a well established Band

    If your interested, please look on our web site and contact us via the contacts page.
  11. The Fire Band

    The Fire Band Member

    The band is looking for some trombone players, as you can see below we have some good tours just around the corner and if you look at our New web site you will see all the great engagements that are flooding in.

    Come and join Yorkshires Best and most well established Wind Band.

    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
  12. musicmaker

    musicmaker Member

    Hi All.
    We need some brass to balance the band.
    and a Tutti Euph would be nice.

    The Band has lots on this year and is well established, a good standard and isalways looking forward to the next level.

    Don't just take my word for it, come for a blow and see what you think.

    There are similar bands out there and some will place an add right next to ours,to try and piggy back off our success! Feel free to try them all then come andjoin us

    Try us and see what YOU think.


  13. The Fire Band

    The Fire Band Member

    For those who have contacted to say they would like to come Mon, please remember to contact us so we can direct you to our band room.
  14. The Fire Band

    The Fire Band Member

    The Band welcomed another player to our fold on Mon night, although very welcome it was another woodwind player!!

    So we are still looking for Trombones, Horns.

    If you would like to hear before you come down to a reh, come and see us in concert in Morley Town Hall Sat Night.

    For more info please visit our web site
    or email team@thefireband.co.uk

    Many Thanks for reading.
  15. The Fire Band

    The Fire Band Member

    We are still looking for brass, Troms Esp.

    Yours We have Ypres this Year
    Canada Next

    The Band plays concert in support of
    The Fire and Rescue Service
    The Royal British Legion
    Help for Heroes
    Local Charities

    Come and be a part of this great band, with harmonies rehearsals good engagements, Tours and most of all we have fun and enjoy it.
    Well established band, great Library and contacts to Loan music if there is things we don't have.

    Come join us as we more onwards and upwards.

    For more info please visit our web site

    or email us at team@thefireband.co.uk

    Many Thanks for reading.
    The Team
  16. The Fire Band

    The Fire Band Member

    Calling all Trombone Players. The band has a great Solo Trombone Player but she would like some friends. It would be great to have four Tromes for parade reasons, but any would be great.

    The band is growing all the time with two new drummers last Mon a new Flute the week before and 6 Saxes at the Mo.

    As the post above states we have some good tours and we have just been asked to play at another International Polo Match, these are great days out!

    So if you want to help us finish our lineup, give us a try.

    Try before you buy!!

    Come for ablow first and see what you think!

    All Players welcome new and old!

    Look on our web site www.thefireband.com

    Or followus on Twitter. twitter.com/thefireband
    Thanks forreading.
    The Team
    Last edited: May 2, 2012
  17. musicmaker

    musicmaker Member

    Just to remind you all, we meet on a Mon Night at Birkenshaw Nr Bradford.
    All Welcome New and Returning Players.

    Give us a Go?
  18. The Fire Band

    The Fire Band Member

    Happy New Year! To all members of TMP.

    Last year was a great year for the fire band being our most charitable year andalso membership, as all bands we had members in and out, but the band in largehas full sections.

    We now have a corps of Drums which amazed the Crowds at our Harrogate RoyalHall gig after only being formed a few months.

    This the year the band is off back to Canada to visit our friends at TheBridgewater Fire Dept Band and I hear they have loads lined up for us.

    All Woodwind Brass and Percussion Players welcome, why not come for a blow wemaybe the change you want after three months getting ready for the areas!!!!

    See you Soon.

    The team

  19. The Fire Band

    The Fire Band Member

    www.thefireband.com have a spare trom seat to to fill our line.
    Perc players needed, due to work shifts!
    Tuti euph and cornets welcome.
  20. The Fire Band

    The Fire Band Member

    still one trom seat free!!!

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