Concerts

You’ll find us performing concerts in Bournemouth, Dorset and further afield as we go on tour every two years. 

The Sounds of Christmas concert in Wimborne

Sounds of Christmas concert posterWhat? Join us for a magical Christmas concert with festive music from film and beyond, that you don’t want to miss!
When? Saturday 11 December 2021, 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm.
Where? Wimborne Minster (The Minster Church of St. Cuthburga, Wimborne Minster), Dorset

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Busking around Bournemouth this Christmas

As well as our concert at Wimborne Minster you’ll find us busking in and around Bournemouth, playing Christmas songs and carols to get you in the festive mood. We’re raising money for Cancer Research and band funds where half of the money will go to each. Come and say hello!

  • Saturday 27 November, 11am-2pm: Hockey’s Farm Shop, South Gorley, Fordingbridge
  • Saturday 4 December, 10am-2pm: Hockey’s Farm Shop, South Gorley, Fordingbridge
  • Sunday 5 December, 12-4pm: Tesco Extra, Riverside Avenue, Castle Lane, Bournemouth
  • Saturday 11 December, 9-10:30am: Haskins Garden Centre, Longham, Ferndown
  • Sunday 12 December, 11am-1pm: Hockey’s Farm Shop, South Gorley, Fordingbridge
  • Monday 13 December, 7-9pm: Tesco Extra, Riverside Avenue, Castle Lane, Bournemouth
  • Thursday 16 December, 7-8:30pm: Tesco Extra, Riverside Avenue, Castle Lane, Bournemouth
  • Friday 17 December, 7-9pm: Tesco Extra, Riverside Avenue, Castle Lane, Bournemouth
  • Saturday 18 December – three sessions:
    • 9-11am: Tesco Extra, Riverside Avenue, Castle Lane, Bournemouth
    • 10am-12pm: Furlong Shopping Centre, Ringwood
    • 12-2pm: Hockey’s Farm Shop, South Gorley, Fordingbridge
  • Thursday 23 December, 7-9pm: Tesco Extra, Riverside Avenue, Castle Lane, Bournemouth
  • Friday 24 December, 10am-12pm: Tesco Extra, Riverside Avenue, Castle Lane, Bournemouth

Concerts in Bournemouth, Dorset and beyond – a typical year

We perform several concerts throughout the year and each is very different depending on where we play and the time of year. Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for lots of photos and videos.

Each concert has its own theme. In the summer we often play well-known pop tunes, Disney songs and film music – pieces that’ll attract a crowd in public places like Bournemouth Gardens and the grounds of Highcliffe Castle.

At Christmas we round off the year nicely by playing carols all around Bournemouth, Christchurch, Wimborne, Ferndown and Poole. We busk outside supermarkets and at shopping centres collecting money for band funds and our chosen charity of the year.

Here’s what a typical year of concerts looks like for us:

  • March/April: A formal indoor concert.
  • May/June: Playing at the Queen’s Park Infant Academy school fete.
  • June and July: Summer tunes in the Bournemouth Gardens bandstand and other outdoor venues.
  • October every other year: We go on tour! In 2018 we went to Wales and performed a joint concert with the Aber Valley Male Voice Choir and also played at Caerphilly Castle. Read about our adventure to Wales.
  • October/November: A formal indoor concert.
  • November/December every other year: Playing in the National Concert Band Festival (NCBF) competition.
  • December:
    • A carol service at Queen’s Park Infant Academy.
    • A Christmas carol concert.
    • Busking around Bournemouth to raise money for the band and our charity of the year. You’ll find us playing Christmas carols outside supermarkets and at shopping centres.

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