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 more than 60 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 like to contribute to our local community. 

We’re looking for a bassoonist, percussion and brass players:

Bassoon player? Find out more >
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Our singer and conductor performing with the band in Wimborne Minster

Upcoming concerts

We’re busking in and around Bournemouth this Christmas helping to raise some money for Parkinson’s UK. Come and say hello!  

Busking dates and 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.

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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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2 days ago

Bournemouth & District Concert Band

🔔 Ding Dong Merrily On High! 🔔 Brr it was a chilly night busking this evening! A big shout out to Bonnie and Lily the dogs who came to support us at the beginning 🐶 And thank you to the kind people who bought us mince pies 👍 ... See moreSee less

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3 days ago

Bournemouth & District Concert Band

It was a bit windy but playing carols kept our fingers warm! ... See moreSee less

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⛄🎶 We kicked off our busking season this morning at Tesco Extra in Bournemouth, with the help of Joey the puppy! 🐶 We'll be donating some of the money we raise this Christmas to @parkinsonsuk. Check out our website to see where we'll be busking next and come and say hello! ... 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.”