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The Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) Concert Band

The 1st officially recognised R.A.F.A.  CONCERT BAND was formed in 1998 as a unique partnership with the RAFA, who are the bands sponsors, to help raise funds for Royal Air Forces Association Charities.

The Band quickly established itself as a fine Concert Band, which is much in demand. All the musicians are volunteers, some have served in the Forces; some are ex-pro players; some teachers, but most are civilian players who enjoy making music together. They contribute a significant amount of time to their “hobby” much to the benefit of the RAF Association and other Service & Charities.

Please NOTE you don’t have to have served in the Royal Air Force or other Forces to become a member of the Band!

In its short history the Band has and continues to raise thousands of pounds for the Royal Air Forces Association as well as raising monies for other Service and Civilian charities.

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  1. Do you travel to concerts? At Little Aston Church we are on a fund raising campaign and would like details of your charges.

    1. Apologies for late reply.

      The band has just moved into new premises in Locking Village Hall, W-s-M and start rehearsing for concerts, etc.

      If you are still interested in hiring the band please can you email me at peterskellon@btinternet.com and we can negotiate costings.

      Regards,
      Peter Skellon BEM HND
      MD, RAFA Concert Band

  2. Good afternoon, I have been learning the alto sax for approximately 10 years and have been playing with Bristol Concert Windband for approximately 6 years. We are going to be moving to Burnham-on-Sea soon and I was wondering whether you have any vacancies in the band for a sax player. I look forward to hearing from you.

    1. Apologies for the late reply.
      The band has now moved into new premises in Locking Village Hall, Weston-super-mare. We start rehearsals on Monday 6 September and the rehearsal starts at 8pm.
      If you are still interested please email me at peterskellon@btinternet.com.

      Look forward to hearing from you.
      Regards,
      Peter Skellon BEM HND
      MD, RAFA Concert Band

  3. Hi interesting site. I played with the RAFA concert band based in Scarborough in the 1970’s . But maybe we were not officially recognised but we did get bookings for RAF events and were included with military events such as remembrance Sunday.

    I remember we were authorised to wear RAF uniforms too.

    Good luck with your band

    1. Sorry about the late reply. The band have just moved into a new rehearsal premises in Locking village hall, Weston-super-mare.
      We are not in RAF uniform but wear RAFA band jackets, shirts /blouses & trousers.
      It is nice to be getting back together again.
      Regards,
      Peter, MD RAFA Band.

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