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 perform concerts all around Bournemouth, Dorset and beyond. Don’t miss out – see where we’re playing later in the year.

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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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Christmas concert poster 2023

A Most Wonderful Christmas Concert, Sat 16 December

Back by popular demand, is our magical Christmas concert at Wimborne Minster. Enjoy your favourite festive tunes plus a mince pie and drink.

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Band playing at Wimborne Minster

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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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🎵 If you missed us at the Tank Museum last Saturday there's another chance to see us soon performing in Wimborne Minster. 🎶 🎄 🎅🏼 Join us for lots of festive fun on Saturday 16 December from 19.30 in the magical setting of Wimborne Minster. We will be performing a programme full of Christmas favourites including Sleigh Ride, The Polar Express, Santa's Journey, and some much-loved carols. Featuring The Mission Christmas Cash 4 Kids Choir, it's going to be a very special evening. 🎄🎅🏼⭐️ Tickets:Early bird tickets (until 30 November) are £12 and under 14s go free.From 1 December tickets will be £13 with under 14s free. All tickets include a free mince pie and a festive drink! 🥧 🍷Don’t delay book your tickets today! Click on the link below 👇 #concert #christmas2023 #wimborneminster #wimborne #livemusic #missionchristmascashforkids #wave105#whatsonindorset #thingstodoinwimborne #communityconcertband #xmas23 #bdcb #thingstodoindorset #Christmasconcert ... See moreSee less
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🎵 Bournemouthnand District Concert Band performed for Remembrance Day at The Tank Museum, Bovington. Our solo trumpeter played The Last Post before the two minute silence at 11am. Afterwards, museum visitors heard us play poignant music from Saving Private Ryan, uplifting World War 2 songs, patriotic marches and film themes such as Dambusters and The Great Escape. A Remembrance Day performance wouldn’t be complete without some Enigma Variations. Here is some video footage of us playing Elgar’s Nimrod from that suite of music. 🎵#concertband #thetankmuseumbovington#livemusic #remembranceday #bovington #communityconcertband #dorset #concert #TheTankMuseum ... See moreSee less
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🎵 Come and join us next Saturday 11th November from 11am and again at 1pm to hear us perform for Remembrance Day at The Tank Museum, Bovington. You’ll hear a heart-warming programme of music dedicated to all those who have served in major conflicts. With music from Band of Brothers, The Great Escape, Lawrence of Arabia, and many more beloved and patriotic songs from the war, it’ll be a truly unforgettable day. Normal entrance admission fees for the tank museum apply. Click on the link below for more details #concertband #thetankmuseumbovington#livemusic #remembranceday #bovington #communityconcertband #dorset #concert #TheTankMuseum ... 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.”