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 around 65 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 contribute to our local community where we can. 

Our singer and conductor performing with the band in Wimborne Minster

Upcoming concerts

Don’t miss us – see where we’re playing next in the area. We perform a number of concerts every year, all across Bournemouth and beyond.

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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.

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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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We’re rehearsing again – at a safe social distance

We’re following Covid-19 guidance from Making Music and the Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport very closely, and have put Covid-friendly steps in place so we can meet again in a new and safe way.

Want to join a Bournemouth band? 

We’re looking for players, especially a drum kit player and trumpet players
Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

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🎶 🎵 Happy New Year! It’s fab to be back, lots of challenging pieces to rehearse for our April concert (more details to follow) #bournemouthband #concertband #nolipleft #dorset #gasping #oxygenplease #goodtobeback 🎶🎵 ... See moreSee less

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🎵🥳 Happy New Year! 🎉🎶 Thank you to everyone who has supported us this past year, we look forward to seeing you all again in 2022 🎶 🎉 🎵 🙌 #bournemouth #newyearseve #HappyNewYear #concertband #dorset #dorsetmusic #bournemouthband ... See moreSee less

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🎄 Thank you so much to everyone who has come along to support us this festive season helping to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. We have braved the cold, wind, rain and a little flurry of snow but most of all it’s been great fun. From all of us at Bournemouth and District Concert Band we would like to wish you A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year! 🎵🎅🏼🎄#livemusic #bournemouthband #busking #cancerresearchuk #christmascarols #dorsetmusic #christmas2021 #carols #concertband #bournemouth #dorset ... 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.”