Join us

We love seeing new faces in the band. To join, you’ll need to be 14 years or over and play a wind instrument or drums/percussion. We don’t ask for a specific grade but we recommend you’re around Grade 5 or equivalent and ideally you’ll have some band experience. 

Looking to join a band? We’re after new players!

We have vacancies across the band for new players to join us – for all instruments including brass, drums and tuned percussion. Interested? Email us now!

Here’s how to join us

To join the BDCB or see what we’re like, drop us an email to let us know you’re interested or to ask any questions.

If we’ve got a vacancy you can come along to a rehearsal on a Thursday evening at Queen’s Park Infant Academy in Bournemouth. We usually start at 7:30pm but because of Covid-19 regulations things are a little different. We start at 8pm and rehearse for an hour. We’ve put lots of measures in place to ensure band members can rehearse together as safely as possible. Take a look at the Covid-19 guidelines we’ve put in place, based on Government guidance.

You don’t have to sign up straight away. You can come along to a few rehearsals before we ask you to decide whether you want to join. If you need more convincing, check us out on Facebook.

Covid-19 aside, we have an expectation that band members attend rehearsals and concerts but we do also realise that people have jobs, holidays, family commitments, and that it isn’t always possible to attend.

We rehearse all year round except we take a break for the summer holidays.

Band fees

Once you join you’ll need to pay a yearly membership fee of £84 which you can pay annually or in termly installments if you prefer.

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