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.

Register your interest for the BCWB 2016/17 Learner Course!

There are plenty of places still available to join our learner course when it starts a new year on Monday 12th September 2016. The course gives people of all ages the chance to learn or re-learn a musical instrument in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Learners benefit from weekly tuition from our excellent course leaders Heather Platt and Derek Brown, as well as the option to try out and loan instruments from the organisation.

This year we are focussing particularly on teaching brass, oboe, bassoon and percussion instruments. You can find out more about our Learner Course by clicking here

To register your interest, get in touch with Heather Platt using the details on the flyer, or get in touch with us through our Facebook and Twitter pages where someone will get in contact with you shortly!

Winds of Change play in Clevedon Town Centre

The sun came out for Winds of Change, who played an hour slot in Clevedon Town Centre yesterday morning! Both Blown Away! who played at the beginning of the month, and Winds of Change have played in the Clevedon as part of the town's "Music in the Square" programme. Look forward to playing there again next summer!

BCWB Perform at Blaise Castle Estate

Bristol Concert Wind Band performed their first of two outside Summer gigs last Sunday at Blaise Castle Estate. Tucked away behind the house and museum is the Blaise Dairy Amphitheatre, a small enclosed green space perfect for informal musical performances.

The rain attempted to dampen our spirits a couple of times (one of which caused us to take shelter under a gazebo, but it brightened up towards the end and we attracted a good crowd!

Thanks to everyone who came and saw us play! Winds of Change are playing at Clevedon next Saturday, and BCWB are next playing at Parade Gardens in Bath on 21st August. You can keep up with all of our upcoming performances on our events page

Winds of Change and Blown Away! perform in Frenchay and Thornbury

It was a busy Saturday for our two improver bands yesterday, not least for MD Rob Bartlett who conducts both! Winds of Change performed at Frenchay Flower Show at lunchtime, and Blown Away! held their annual concert in Thornbury. You can view the Blown Away! concert album below, with more photos available on our Facebook Page at

Well done to everyone who performed yesterday at both events, and thanks very much to everyone that came along to support us as well! Our next performance will be Bristol Concert Wind Band playing at Blaise Castle estate next Sunday 24th July. Hope to see you there!