Bournemouth and District Concert Band
Hello, we're the Bournemouth and District Concert Band

We’re a friendly, dynamic and sociable concert band which performs across Dorset including Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Wimborne and Ferndown. We’re one of the largest concert bands in Dorset with around 65 musicians of all ages, playing instruments of all shapes and sizes. We play a variety of music to a high standard and offer a supportive environment for musicians; and we contribute to our local community where we can. 

Movies concert posterMusic from the Movies concert –
9 October 2021

Join us for a night at the movies this autumn with music from John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone and much more. Don’t miss us – get your tickets now!



Our singer and conductor performing with the band in Wimborne Minster

Upcoming concerts

Join us for a night at the movies with our next concert on Saturday 9 October 2021 in Dorchester: ‘Music from the Movies’. Don’t miss us! 

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Conductor and some band member's heads

About BDCB

We rehearse every Thursday from 7:30-9:30pm at Queen’s Park Infant Academy. We play everything from Abba to Orpheus in the Underworld.

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Clarinets in Bournemouth Gardens

Join us

We’re always happy to see new faces. Join us if you’re 14 years +. Ideally you’ll be around Grade 5+ standard and have some band experience.

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We’re rehearsing again – at a safe social distance

After more than a year of putting band activities on pause, we’re back rehearsing. We’re following Covid-19 guidance from Making Music and the Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport very closely, and have put Covid-friendly steps in place so we can meet again in a new and safe way.

Want to join a Bournemouth band? 

We’re looking for players. Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

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🎶 We have a fantastic concert coming up in October, performing a fabulous selection of music from the movies 🎥
Tickets are available via our website and will also be sold on the door. Grab your friends and family for a fun night of music!! #livemusic #concertband #filmmusic #dorchester #dorset #concert #whatsonindorset #dorchesterevents #thingstodoindorset
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🎶 🎵 Another great rehearsal last night as we prepare for our Autumn Concert at St Mary’s Church in Dorchester on Saturday the 9th of October ( more details to follow ) 🎵 🎶 #concert #concertband #livemusic #socialdistancing #dorchester 🎶 🎵 🎶 ... See moreSee less

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🎶🎵🎶 Come and join us! We’re looking for new players, if you are interested please get in touch via FB or our website 🎶🎵🎶 Please share to help us spread the word! 😃 #Concert #concertband #socialdistancing #bournemouth #dorset 🎵 ... See moreSee less

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The programme the band performed was spectacular and very well thought out for our audience. There was something for everyone and the balance of classical, pop and cheese was perfect. The band were totally professional and it was clear that their shared love of performing simply gripped the audience.”