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

We’ve got a packed 2022 full of concerts here and further afield. Our next concert is a special one at Kingston Lacy in June.

Concert details >

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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NEW! Subscribe to In Tune - our band newsletter

Our brand new email newsletter – In Tune – has launched! Subscribe to get the latest on our concerts, events and activities, and be the first to hear when tickets go on sale.

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We’ve entered Britain’s Big Platinum Performance competition

We’ve submitted our entry to Classic FM’s Britain’s Big Platinum Performance competition to find the UK’s finest amateur music groups. All to celebrate Classic FM’s 30th birthday and The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Wish us luck! 

Covid-19 measures

We follow Covid-19 guidance from Making Music and the Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport very closely. Even though restrictions have lifted in the UK, we still have some Covid-friendly steps in place so we can rehearse and perform in the safest way possible.

Want to join a Bournemouth band? 

We’re looking for players, especially a drummer and percussionists and brass players
Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

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🎶 We are super excited to announce that we will be performing at Regent’s Park Bandstand London on Monday 29th August! 🎵

We will be performing as part of this summers Regent’s Park Music Festival so come and join us from 15.30 for an fabulous afternoon of live music.

We hope to see you there 😀

Please see links below for more details;

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A massive thank you to Gentlemen Groove for playing at our Gala Night on Saturday. You guys were amazing, we all had a fabulous night and everyone was on the dance floor. We would totally recommend these guys! Thanks again Gentlemen Groove 🥳🎉 🎶
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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.”