Join us

We love seeing new faces in the band. To join, you’ll need to be 14 years or over and play a wind instrument or drums/percussion. We don’t ask for a specific grade but we recommend you’re around Grade 5 or equivalent and ideally you’ll have some band experience.

We’d particularly like to hear from you if you play: percussion, brass, horn, or trombone.

Want to join our band?

If you’d like to join the BADCB or see what we’re like, drop us an email to let us know you’re interested or to ask any questions, and come to a rehearsal on a Thursday evening at Queen’s Park Infant Academy in Bournemouth. We start at 7:30pm so arrive ten minutes before and we can say hello.

You don’t have to sign up straight away. You can come along to a few rehearsals before we ask you to decide whether you want to join. If you need more convincing, check us out on YouTube.

We have an expectation that band members attend rehearsals and concerts but we do also realise that people have jobs, holidays, family commitments, and that it isn’t always possible to attend.

We rehearse all year round except we take a break for the summer holidays.

Band fees

Once you join you’ll need to pay a yearly membership fee of £78 which you can pay in termly installments if you prefer.

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