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 the iconic Regent’s Park Bandstand on 29 August.

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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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Regent's Park bandstand poster

Regent's Park bandstand, London, 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.

Concert details >

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

🎶 A few photos from our fabulous concert today, we thoroughly enjoyed performing at Brackenwood’s Garden Party 🎉 and we would like to say a big thank you for the cream teas and refreshments 🙏

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Brackenwoods Charity Open Garden 🎶🎵
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🎵 Come and join us this Sunday the 24th of July from 1.30pm at Brackenwoods Garden Party 🎶

Where, Brackenwood, God’s Blessing Green, Holt, BH21 7DD

What to expect, the gardens, lakes and fernery will be open along with cream teas
and classic British motorbikes will be on display.

Entry fee is £5 and it’s all in aid of Dorset Cancer Care.

For further details contact Fay on 01202-885685

Look forward to seeing you there 🎶

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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.”