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. 

*We’re not able to rehearse or perform concerts together as a band at the moment due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We’re following all the government guidelines to keep our band members safe and are keeping a close eye on the regulations around music.*

We’re looking for players to join us

Drum kit player vacancy >

Tuned percussionist vacancies >

Brass player vacancies >

Our singer and conductor performing with the band in Wimborne Minster

Upcoming concerts

See where we’re playing next in the area and what a typical year of concerts looks like for us.

Upcoming concerts >

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.

More about us >


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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Facebook posts

😋 Fancy cooking something different? Horn player Karen and her husband Nigel ran an online cooking class for us and by the end of the evening we were tucking in to bacon rigatoni with aubergine and feta cheese. Check out the recipe 🍝 🥓 🧀 🍆

#onlinefun #zoom #onlinecooking
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Wow! As we've reached one year of lockdown, flute player Rebecca looks back on the past year and what our weekly online meet-ups have meant to her ❤️

#onlinefun #zoom #funwithfriends #keepingintouch
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😂 Last night we had a Zoom cookery class which was good fun! We cooked bacon and aubergine rigatoni and were guided by Karen and Nigel. It was a mix between Masterchef and Ready Steady Cook but we all ended up with super tasty pasta! 🍝 😋 🍷
#zoomcookingclass #pasta #rigatoni #onlinefun
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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.”