Concerts

You’ll find us performing concerts in Bournemouth, Dorset and further afield as we go on tour every two years.

On 25 July 2021 we performed our first concert since the Covid pandemic began, in a beautiful outdoor setting at Brackenwood Charity Garden Party. The money raised was in aid of Dorset Cancer Care and Wimborne Hospital. Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for all the photos and videos of the event.

Concerts in Bournemouth, Dorset and beyond – a typical year

We perform several concerts throughout the year and each is very different depending on where we play and the time of year. Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for lots of photos and videos.

Each concert has its own theme. In the summer we often play well-known pop tunes, Disney songs and film music – pieces that’ll attract a crowd in public places like Bournemouth Gardens and the grounds of Highcliffe Castle.

At Christmas we round off the year nicely by playing carols all around Bournemouth, Christchurch, Wimborne, Ferndown and Poole. We busk outside supermarkets and at shopping centres collecting money for band funds and our chosen charity of the year.

Here’s what a typical year of concerts looks like for us:

  • March/April: A formal indoor concert.
  • May/June: Playing at the Queen’s Park Infant Academy school fete.
  • June and July: Summer tunes in the Bournemouth Gardens bandstand and other outdoor venues.
  • October every other year: We go on tour! In 2018 we went to Wales and performed a joint concert with the Aber Valley Male Voice Choir and also played at Caerphilly Castle. Read about our adventure to Wales.
  • October/November: A formal indoor concert.
  • November/December every other year: Playing in the National Concert Band Festival (NCBF) competition.
  • December:
    • A carol service at Queen’s Park Infant Academy.
    • A Christmas carol concert.
    • Busking around Bournemouth to raise money for the band and our charity of the year. You’ll find us playing Christmas carols outside supermarkets and at shopping centres.

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