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. 

Covid-19 update

After more than a year of putting band activities on pause, we had our first socially-distanced rehearsal on Thursday 20 May 2021. We’re following Covid-19 guidance from Making Music and the Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport very closely, and are allowed to meet again in a new Covid-friendly way. We’ve put a thorough risk assessment in place to keep band members safe, and we’re very excited to be playing our instruments together again. Read the Covid-19 guidelines we’ve put in place.

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

🎶 🎵 The Great Escape 🎵 🎶
What a great second week back at rehearsals, we really enjoyed playing The Great Escape! Looking forward to next week 🎵 🎶 #rehearsal #concertband #socialdistancing #thegreatescape
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🙌 😃 And we are back! 🎵 🎺
It was great to be back rehearsing last night, some of us in the rehearsal room and some via Zoom. What better way to start back than by playing a little bit of Mary Poppins! #rehearsal #zoom #socialdistancing #concertband #marypoppins 🎵 🎶
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🎺🎷 Dust off your instruments ! 😂😂
#socialdistancing #rehearsal #livemusic #concertband #funtimes #band
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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.”