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’ve got lots of exciting concerts planned. See where we’re playing next in the area.

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

Well done to the 'Phantom Raspberry Blowers' - aka the brass section - who won our online quiz tonight 👍🏻🎺 A whopping 41 of us joined in! Well done everyone, those questions were difficult! 👋 And thank you Nick for being a fabulous quizmaster 😃 ... See moreSee less

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We've just had our first online committee meeting! There wasn't any cake 🍰 this time but we've got exciting plans to keep us all entertained over the next couple of weeks! First up is a virtual band quiz this Thursday evening! Brush up on your general knowledge and trivia, band! 🤔 ... 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.”