• Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Training Chief Brian (Ret.), trumpet player, preparing for an official City of Vancouver event. May 2010.

    Brian

    Brian, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Chief Training Officer (Ret.) and trumpet player, preparing for an official City of Vancouver event.

  • Fire Chief John McKearney, with Dan and Wayne sporting the band's new tubas, standing in front of Ladder 7, preparing for the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade, Vancouver.

    St. Patrick’s Day 2012

    The Fire Chief, John McKearney, with tuba players Dan and Wayne sporting their brand new instruments, in front of Ladder 7 before the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Vancouver.

  • Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Fire Engine No. 5, Metro Vancouver, BC.

    Fire Engine No. 5

    Fire Engine No. 5

    The kids especially love it when the band brings a fire truck or two along for the gig!

  • The band with Vancouver City Manager, Dr. Penny Ballam, Olympic Torch Relay 2010

    Band at City Hall

    The band and official City and Olympics 2010 dignitaries gather on the steps of City Hall after the Olympic Torch Relay passed by.

  • Herald Trumpets, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band, performing for an official City of Vancouver event, May 2010.

    Herald Trumpets

    Herald Trumpets, performing for an official City of Vancouver event.

     

  • Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Lieutenant Dan belts out a Frank Sinatra tune at an official City of Vancouver event, Spring 2010.

    Dan Sings Frank Sinatra

    Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Lieutenant Dan belts out a Frank Sinatra tune!

  • The Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band, official band for the City of Vancouver, performing for a special event in May, 2010.

    Band Banner

    Our brand-new banner, made especially for the 2010 Olympics Torch Relay!

  • Band becomes a unit of the VFRS

    As of Oct 22, 2012, the Firefighters Band is now a formal unit of Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services!

  • Image of band, guests, and firefighters at the 2011 Fallen Firefighters' Memorial

    2011 Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial Ceremony

    2011 Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

    A solemn occasion in which we honoured fallen firefighters in a ceremony held on the steps of the Legislature Building in Victoria, BC.

  • Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band and Ladder Truck at the start of the 2009 Santa Claus Parade

    Santa Claus Parade 2009

    Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band and Ladder Truck at the very start of the 2009 Rogers Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver, BC.

  • Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band in rehearsal

    Rehearsal

    Trumpet section, plus the drummer, of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band, in rehearsal in Burnaby.

  • Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band at Bright Nights in Stanley Park 2010

    Bright Nights in Stanley Park 2010

    Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band, with Randene Neill of Global TV BC, at Bright Nights in Stanley Park 2010

Mar
23

VIDEO: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Vancouver, 2012

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band, along with the Fire Chief and Ladder Truck 7, marching and playing Irish tunes in Vancouver’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 18, 2012.

Mar
16

EVENT: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sunday, March 18, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 18, 11 am start, Howe and Drake to Howe and Georgia then Georgia to Granville. We’ll be there! Use the hashtag #VFRSBand to tweet your pictures or video of us and we’ll try to share them on this site.

Feb
02

VIDEO: Chinese New Year’s Parade, Vancouver, 2012

Video of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band marching and playing Colonel Bogey in the Chinese New Year Parade in Vancouver, BC, January 29, 2012.

Nov
30

VIDEO: 2011 Grey Cup Parade

This is the first of two videos of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band’s participation in the 2011 Grey Cup Parade. Our weather-flattened but hearty rendition of “Lions” was well-received by a rain-soaked crowd!

Sep
28

MP3 and CHART: Why Musicians Can’t Dance

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Band members: Click on the red title above (MP3 and Chart: Why Musicians Can’t Dance) to view the full post with the downloadable resources in it. This front page index just shows a headline and an excerpt (kinda like when you view a newspaper on your iPhone)!