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
13

NEWS: We’re back!

Summer’s over, and we’re happy to be back!

Aug
13

MUSIC: Jump, Jive and Wail

Jump, Jive and Wail

Music by Louis Prima, Arranged by John Montgomery

 

Date: June 12, 2011
Event: 125th Anniversary of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services
Place: Gastown, Vancouver, BC
Band: Full Swing Band

 

Photo Credit: Erin Anne Beirne

Recording Credit: Erin Anne Beirne, with iPhone 4 using iRecorder Pro. (Yes, we know, it’s not the very best recording device around — but considering it’s just a phone stuck out in front of the band, well, it’s not THAT bad! Remember the days of the shoebox-style mono […]

Aug
11

MUSIC: Ain’t Misbehavin’

The musical firefighter and civilian members of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band play “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” a song that was written in 1929 — two years after the band was founded!

Jul
30

MUSIC: In the Mood

VFRS Band plays “In the Mood” for the 125th Anniversary celebration of the fire department’s service to Vancouver!