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 in Brackenwood near Wimborne, in July.

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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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Band members at Brackenwood concert

Brackenwood Charity Garden Party, Saturday 24 July

Potter around this beautiful garden and browse the arts and crafts stalls while listening to our packed summer programme of live music.

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Regent's Park bandstand poster

Regent's Park bandstand, London, Monday 29 August

Chill out, bring a picnic, and enjoy our summer programme as we play in this iconic bandstand in London over the bank holiday weekend.

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Band playing at Wimborne Minster

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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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.

Facebook posts

🎶 We don’t just play music, this week we took the night off from rehearsals and went to Mighty Adventures. We had great fun playing Crazy Golf with the dinosaurs 🦕 although some of us ended up in the ditch! 🤣 ⛳️ 🦖 🦕

#bdconcertband #MightyAdventures #crazygolf #dinosaur #holeinone
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🎶 A massive thank you to everyone who came to Kingston Lacy this afternoon to watch us perform for Music on the Lawns.

Unfortunately due to the lovely British weather we had to cut the concert slightly short so here are few photos and a video
of Stars and Stripes, the last piece we performed before the heavens opened.
🌧 🎵 🎷 🎶 🎺 🇺🇸

#bdconcertband #concertband #concerts #kingstonlacy #dorset #starsandstripes #bournemouthconcertband #nationaltrust
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🎵 Round off your jubilee weekend by joining us at Kingston Lacy this afternoon from 2pm for Music on the Lawns.
We will be performing a packed programme full of summer tunes that you’ll know, including lots of film music and a Tom Jones medley. Bring a picnic and enjoy! 🎵🎶

#bdconcertband #concertband #dorset #bournemouthconcertband #livemusic
#musiconthelawns #kingstonlacy
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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.”