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. 

Sounds of Christmas concert posterThe Sounds of Christmas concert

Join us for a special Christmas concert at Wimborne Minster in Dorset. We’ve got a packed programme planned, full of festive music to get you in the mood for Christmas. You don’t want to miss it – tickets are selling fast!

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Our singer and conductor performing with the band in Wimborne Minster

Upcoming concerts

Join us at Wimborne Minster on Saturday 11 December for a magical Christmas concert. Plus, see where we’re busking this festive season. 

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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 a drum kit player and trumpet players
Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

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🎶 We braved the cold 🥶 and the wind 💨 today for the first of our Christmas Busking sessions for this year. Thank you to Hockey’s Farm Shop for the hot drinks and sausage rolls to keep us warm. Looking forward to the next one! 🎶 🎅🏼 🎵 🎄 🎶 #Christmas #carols #hockeysfarmshop #christmas2021 ... 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.”