We’re a large community concert band based in Bournemouth, with more than 50 musicians of all ages.

Our band members come from all over the area including Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne, Ferndown, Christchurch and Highcliffe.

We rehearse every Thursday evening from 7:30-9:30pm at Queen’s Park Infant Academy, East Way, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9PU. Our conductor is Simon Nicholls – read Simon’s biography.

Come and join us

The music we play

We play such a variety of music. Phantom of the Opera, Abba, Daft Punk, Skyfall, Life on Mars, Moment for Morricone, The Pacific and Star Wars are just a few of the pieces. There’s something for everyone.

Watch a video of us playing Jurassic Park during one of our rehearsals:

And here we are playing at Highcliffe Castle in 2015:

You can find more videos on our YouTube page.

A bit of background

We started out in 1990 as the Kingsleigh Concert Band and became the Bournemouth and District Concert Band soon after in 1993.

Since then we’ve held lots of concerts and in 2015 we celebrated our 25th anniversary by performing at the Life Centre in Winton.

Band socials

We’re a sociable bunch. As well as performing a variety of concerts throughout the year, we try to have an evening out each term. We also go to the pub after rehearsal on the first Thursday of every month.

Check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see what we’re up to.

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