Bristol Concert Wind Band are a friendly community wind band which have been performing in Bristol, UK for over 30 years. We perform regularly at venues throughout Bristol and the surrounding area, performing both formal and informal concerts as well as park gigs in the summer.

The BCWB family are made up of many bands and groups. We cater for advanced players in the Concert Band, intermediate and improving players in Blown Away! and Winds of Change, and also run learner courses for complete beginners.

Happy New Year!

We would like to wish all our visitors a very Happy New Year! We're only 9 days in, but its looking like 2016 is going to be a packed one for the Bristol Concert Wind Band family.

Regular readers will be aware that BCWB have been looking for a new musical director, and auditions are now underway for the next few weeks. Our first concert of the year will be on 16th April, when we will be taking to the stage at Kingswood School in Bath in aid of Tumaini Children's Charity.

We'll then be holding our regular Spring Concert in Henleaze on the 14th May. Late Spring will hopefully see Blown Away! and Winds of Change run concerts and performances of their own, and we're working hard to pull together a programme of outside gigs in and around Bristol for all bands in the Summer. We welcome suggestions and invites to play in your area - just drop us a line by email, phone, Facebook or Twitter.

We are also on the lookout for new recruits - if you are a player of brass, percussion or double-reed instruments, or fancy taking one up we'd love to hear from you! We have vacancies in Trumpets, Horns, Lower Brass, Oboe, Cor Anglais, Bassoon and Percussion in most of our bands, and often have instruments available to lend.

To get all the latest updates on what BCWB are up to, be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. We're looking forward to an exciting 2016!


BCWB Hold a Successful Fundraiser for Brain Tumour Support!

Last Saturday Bristol Concert Wind Band, alongside Blown Away!, Winds of Change and Windjammers held our annual fundraiser concert at Hanham Community Centre in East Bristol. This year we were raising money for Brain Tumour Support which, based in Thornbury, provides specialist support services for those affected by any type or brain tumour.

The concert contained an eclectic mix of music, from Christmas classics and wind band staples such as Walking in the Air and Leroy Anderson's Christmas Festival, to something slightly different like Cowboy Christmas.


Thanks to everyone who came along to support us and Brain Tumour Support!

Our Christmas events continue with carolling at Bristol Parkway Station (Thursday 17th December) and Morrisons Fishponds (Saturday 19th December).

BCWB Seeking a New Musical Director

Due to personal circumstances our highly respected and successful Musical Director has had to resign from Bristol Concert Wind Band. We are therefore looking for a new Musical Director with extensive experience of conducting wind bands and knowledge of wind band repertoire to lead the band to even greater heights.

Bristol Concert Wind Band rehearses on a Wednesday night in Brislington, Bristol and is the senior band of the BCWB organisation. The band performs a wide variety of music at a very high level. Recent repertoire includes Slavonic Dances – Dvorak, Bridges over the River Cam – Derek Bourgeois, Suite of Old American Dances - RR Bennett, October – Eric Whitacre and Thames Journey-Nigel Hess

You can come and listen to the band on November 14th at our formal Autumn Concert at Trinity Henleaze United Reform Church to see what we can do.


A Successful Autumn Concert for BCWB

Bristol Concert Wind Band had a great turnout for their Autumn Concert at Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church on the 14th November 2015, with a lot of new faces coming to see what the band had been up to since the Summer.


A mixed programme, from My Fair Lady and Indiana Jones, to Gaelforce and English Dances, was performed. Our principal flute Sally Sands also played a brilliant rendition of Tambourin, a piece played by many of world's top flautists. Thanks to everyone who came and hope to see you at one of our future concerts soon!