Harry D. Bath was born in 1947 in Portsmouth, England. After successful studies at the prestigious "Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall" in London majoring in oboe, he came to Germany as a military musician and stayed there after finishing his military service. He took the conducting exam (ARCM) at the "Royal College of Music" in London.

He served the municipal band in Kirchheim unter Teck as musical director from 1974 until his retirement in 2012.

In 1986 he was appointed artistic director of the State Wind Orchestra of Baden-Württemberg. During his more than 10 years of work there the orchestra gained an international reputation.

Numerous successes at competitions on state, federal and international levels, as well as recordings well recognized in professional circles have confirmed his reputation as a skilled and sought after conductor in the field of symphonic wind music. This is also reflected by his numerous engagements as guest conductor of renowned orchestras (including Eifflermusiktage, State Wind Orchestra Hesse, Southwest Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band Württembergisches Allgau, etc.), the works of renowned composers (such as Rolf Rudin and Paul Kühmstedt) dedicated to him, as well as his many collaborations with outstanding soloists (S. Mead, A. Mangelsdorf, Ack van Royen, The Rascher saxophone Quartet, and many more).

In 2005 he took over the conductorship of the Tübinger Saxophon-Ensemble.