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

Our next concert will be at Wimborne Minster on Saturday 11 December. It’s going to be a magical Christmas concert you don’t want to miss! 

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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

After more than a year of putting band activities on pause, we’re back rehearsing. 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 trumpet players
Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

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🎵 Another fab rehearsal last night preparing for our Christmas Concert at Wimborne Minster on the 11th December (more details to follow) 🎶 Save the date, it’s going to be great! 🎵🎅🏼🎶🎄

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🎵 Are you a trumpet 🎺 player looking to join a Bournemouth concert band? Look no further, get in touch via our website:

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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.”