BCB - Last Night of the Proms - The Regent Centre, Christchurch / The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage


September saw BCB perform their Last Night of the Proms concert at The Regent Centre and The Mowlem Theatre to packed audiences.
The first half of the programme featured a mix of French/Russian music while the second half concluded in the traditional manner. Also featured was the premiere of a Euphonium solo called 'Forever', superbly played by John Hanchett (regent) and John Starkes (Mowlem). The audience were in cracking form at both venues with whistles, horns and flags resplendant throughout the theatres while participating with the band in Don't Stop me now and the usual 'Proms' numbers.


Folk Festival – Shostakovich arr Howard Snell
French Military March – Saint-Saens arr Walter Hargreaves
Flower Duet – Delibes arr Gordon Langford - Cornet Duet - Matt Chiverton & Alf Hughes
Love of 3 Oranges – Prokofiev arr Harold Willis
Pavane – Faure arr Gordon Langford
Finale from Symphony No. 4 Tchaikovsky arr Bill Gordon

Colonel Bogey – Kenneth Alford
Forever – Bill Willis - Euphonium Soloist – John Hanchett / John Starkes
Canon Plus – Pachabel arr Bill Willis
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen arr Philip Harper

Fantasia on British Sea Songs – Sir Henry Wood
Jerusalem – William Blake/Hubert Parry
Pomp & Circumstance No.1 – Sir Edward Elgar



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

25 June 2017 19:30

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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