• Bournemouth Concert Brass
  • Bournemouth Concert Brass
  • Bournemouth Concert Brass
  • Bournemouth Concert Brass
  • Bournemouth Concert Brass
  • Bournemouth Concert Brass
  • Bournemouth Concert Brass
  • Bournemouth Concert Brass


2017 11 Mar bcb

Bournemouth Concert Brass

Bournemouth Concert Brass (BCB) are a brass band with a local history going back over 100 years incorporating various titles involving "Boscombe Silver" and "Boscombe Temperance". The band settled into it's current brand in 1975. All the players are amateur musicians who freely give of their time and talent. The band is able to maintain it's momentum in developing a high level of performance in two ways.


The band are a contesting band and regularly take part in competitions around the country, travelling to such places as Torquay, Cheltenham, Bugle, and even Poole!


The band has an extensive repertoire of music which includes traditional marches and hymn tune arrangements, music from the classical world, film, show and pop music arrangements and a collection of fine instrumental solo arrangements to allow our principal players to shine.

The band has an established relationship with the Regent Centre in Christchurch and presents a number of concerts at this venue every year.

January is always our "almost world famous" New Years Viennese concert with a variety of well known Strauss arrangements mixed with other familiar music from that genre. Over 300 attended this years concert, which was a 5 year record attendance.

During the summer and lead up to Christmas, the band's smaller emsembles play in and around Poole and Bournemouth town centres.

Autumn is a packed house for our "Last Night of the Proms" concert. This is always greeted with enthusiasm and anticipation of the finale trio of Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Jerusalem and of course Pomp and Circumstance. Visit the engagements page and book early.

The band is pleased to be associated with the RNLI and 3/4 times a year we are called on to play at the launch ceremonies of new boats. 

Over a number of years the band has been requested to play music at the Bournemouth University graduation ceremonies. These are held over a whole week meaning the band is able to play to over 20,000 people during that time.


Within the band we have members who are able to arrange music for brass band and smaller ensembles on request, so if there is a piece of music you think would work well for a brass group, we would like to hear from you and try to accommodate your request.

Booking the band (Full band, Quintet or 10 piece ensemble)

The band is always looking to develop new concert venues where the objectives are to (1) Explore and play new and exciting venues, (2) Engage with local Bournemouth business and (3) Share concert profits with local charities. Talk to us if you have any ideas or would like to come on this venture with us.

We appreciate that a brass band of 27 players requies a resonably sized venue. If you require a smaller ensemble, the band is also able to provide 5 piece or 10/12 piece ensembles to suit individual requirements and smaller venues, and often play at Care homes, Hospitals and promotional events. We are an experienced outfit and have a wide range of music from classical, show, film, modern and much more. 

Please contact us if you would like to use our services for your event


Want to join us? -

If you are interested in joining us then contact our Chairman or Secretary (details below). The band is always looking to attract players with good brass band experience in Championship or First section bands. Young local players looking to learn their brass band trade should also talk to us.

Please look at the Band Profile pages to see the vacancies that are available. If the section you would like to join is filled, please still make contact as we may still be able to accomodate by moving players around.

Secretary: Alf Hughes
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Chairman: Nick Jarvis
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