About Hot Aire!

Hot Aire! is a symphonic concert band based in Bradford, West Yorkshire. It is the third generation of a band that began life in 1956 as a brass band, became a wind band in the 1980s and developed in the 1990s as an extended concert band.

Hot Aire! is renowned for its unique sound created by an unusual combination of woodwind, brass and percussion – standard concert band format – enhanced by the addition of keyboards and electric guitars. Its wide repertoire always features music from the shows, recent pops, and special arrangements for the band.

The band attracts musicians from Bradford and beyond; we are always ready to welcome new members. There is no formal audition, and we encourage players to enjoy getting the most from their music, developing their skills as musicians by playing in Hot Aire! and other groups if they wish.

Hot Aire! is led by the wonderful Stephen Bradnum: an enthusiastic conductor, and published composer with experience in playing, leading and teaching music at all levels.