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.

BCWB Looking for a new Musical Director

Bristol Concert Wind Band are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Musical Director to lead our senior band on a permanent basis from early 2017.

Bristol Concert Wind Band rehearses on a Wednesday night in Brislington, Bristol. 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

We will formally open applications in the next couple of weeks, however please get in contact with us if you would like more information or are interested in applying.

Another Busy Weekend for BCWB Bands!

Last weekend completed BCWB's Summer programme with events held by our learner groups and Blown Away!
On Saturday, the learner groups held their end of year concert, seeing Windjammers graduate after two years of tuition, and the Settlement Set reach the halfway mark. The free concert at Thornbury United Reformed Church was in aid of Butterfly Space, a project in Malawi run by a local from Thornbury. The concert also featured guest players the Wooden Tubes, a bassoon ensemble from the area.


On Sunday, Blown Away! once again took to the bandstand at Page Park, Staple Hill. The sun stayed out and attracted a good crowd!


Now the Summer programme is complete all the bands are taking a breather for a couple of months! Our next public event will be BCWB's Autumn concert in November. For more information head to our events page

BCWB Completes Summer Programme on a High Next Weekend

Next weekend, the 10/11th September sees BCWB round off its Summer programme with two final events. Its been a great few months, with all bands and groups keeping busy and playing across the West including Bath, Blaise, Pensford, Frenchay, Thornbury and Clevedon!

Saturday 10th September sees the Learner groups showcase their progress over the past year at Thornbury United Reformed Church, with the Windjammers final concert as they graduate from the two year course, and the Mixed Bunch marking their half way point. The free concert will have a donation plate with all proceeds going to Butterfly Space, a project in Malawi run by a local from Thornbury.

Sunday 11th September sees Blown Away! take to the bandstand at Page Park, Staple Hill once again, always a popular place to play and just a stone's throw from where Blown Away! rehearse at Staple Hill Library.

Our Autumn schedule kicks off just a day after with the Learner course starting with a brand new class of students on Monday 12th September. This year's group is largely focussed on brass, double reed and percussion instruments. There are still places available in the course, which runs every Monday evening 7:30 - 9:30pm. You can find out more by heading to our learners page

Below are a few photos from Bristol Concert Wind Band's gig at Parade Gardens in Bath. The weather threatened to get rid of our audience more than once, so thanks to those who stayed and braved the elements!

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!