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 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

To celebrate our 30th anniversary this year we’re putting on a big joint concert with two Christchurch bands. Get your tickets now as we’re expecting it to be popular!

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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.

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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Get your tickets now for our:

Massed Bands Celebration Concert

It’s the band’s 30th anniversary this year and to celebrate we’re putting on our biggest concert yet, with two other local bands! Find out more by clicking on the poster and book your tickets now before they sell out!

Massed bands concert poster


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Moment for Morricone is one of our favourite pieces to play ❤️🎶 Here's a sneak peek at tonight's rehearsal 🙊 Enjoy! 🎶 #BDCB #momentformorricone #concertband ... See moreSee less

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🎶🎵 Just 5 weeks to go until this amazing event, tickets are still available via our website at
🎵🎶 🎵Hope to see you there. 🎶🎵🎶
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Thanks for stepping in to conduct us tonight Gwilym aka 'G' 👍🏻😀🎶 ... 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.”