BCB at the RNLI Headquarters Poole

A small emsemble of the band were privileged to provide incidental music for the launching of a new RNLI vessel at the RNLI headquarters near Poole Quay.
Luckily the rain held off during the service and the ship was launched with a bottle of champagne being sprayed over the vessel.

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BCB - Heroes of British Music - The Regent Centre, Christchurch

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BCB performed their summer concert at The Regent Centre under the heading of Heroes of British music, feasturing music by Elgar, Holst, Lloyd-Webber, Lennon McCartney, Handel and much more. The band also played some popular melodies from around the Isles.
The band's soloists were on top form including the premiere of a new Euphonium solo. The band also played two movements of the test piece Roayal Parks which they had played at a contest in Bugle a week earlier.
Allegro from Music for the Royal Fire Works - Handel
March from Moorside Suite - Holst
Live & Let Die - McCartney - Soprano Cornet Solo - Matt Chiverton
Greensleeves - Trad - Gordon Langford
Trumpet Tune - Purcell - Cornet Solo - Nick Jarvis
Irish Blessing - Joyce Eilers Bacak
March of the Peers – Sullivan
Salut d’Amour - Elgar
Close Every Door - Lloyd Webber - Euphonium Solo - John Starkes
Beatles Go Brass - Lennon/McCartney
UK Tour - Bill Willis
Royal Parks 2nd and 3rd movements - George Lloyd

BCB - West of England Bandsmen's Festival - Bugle


BCB travelled to Bugle, Cornwall to take part in the West of England Bandsmen's Festival contest. The contest was in two parts a contest piece and a march.

The band performed well in their section and playing a test piece called Royal Parks by George Lloyd, came 2nd.
In the march contest, playing the march, Glemdene the band came first, and came away with two trophies for their efforts.

BCB - Visit Muhlau (Switzerland)

Some members of the band travelled to Switzerland to the town of Muhlau to celebrate their band's 100th anniversary. BCBhave a long association with the Muhlau band having previously visited Muhlau in 2012 and their band visiting Bournemouth in 2014.
BCB travelled by minibus and after a 14 hour journey arrived there a little tired and stiff! After a little bit of sight seeing and rehearsal time both bands took part in a concert in front of a 400+ audience.
The Muhlau band opened the proceedings and premiered a piece of music written especially for them 'Muhlau Hundertsten' (Muhlau Centenary) by Bill Willis from BCB for this occasion. After the BCB ensemble, conducted by Nick Jarvis, played their set, they joined with the Muhlau band to celebrate the occasion in the time homoured fashion. After a long journey, BCB arrived home in the early hours of Monday morning very tired but full of memories of their short visit.

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BCB - Heroes of British Music - The Regent Centre, Christchurch

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BCB's summer concert this year is under the heading of Heroes of British Music.

Come and join us and hear some Great British music from Handel to McCartney, via Britten, Elgsr, Host, Lloyd Webber and much more.

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BCB - West of England Area competition 2017 - The Riviera Centre, Torquay


BCB spent the month of February preparing for the 1st section 'area' competition held in Torquay on 11 March.

The chosen piece was 'Land of the Long White Cloud' by Philip Sparke. On the day the bandwere drawn to play on thenumber 7 slot.

When the resutls were finally announced BCB were placwes SECOND which earnt them the honour of taking part in the National Brass Band Championships to be held on 17 September in Cheltenham.

Much merriement was had by the players and their conductor, Matthew Brown. Here are some of the photos:

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