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.


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!


EVENT: Remembrance Day 2011

We are honoured to have been asked to represent the City of Vancouver again this year at the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at Victory Square.

The ceremony starts at 10:30 am, and typically runs for about 90 minutes. Get there early for a better view as this service is usually very well attended. Also, dress very warmly, be prepared for rain, and wear comfortable shoes. (Trust us, we know what we’re talking about…)

We hope you, too, can come and remember those […]


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 […]


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!