BCB - Former conductor Dave Barringer is awarded the MBE

It is with great pleasure that BCB congratulate former professional conductor, (Major) Dave Barringer on his award of the MBE for his work within the Corps of Army Music.

During Dave's tenure with the band we gained some very creditable results on the contest stage including taking part in the 2012 National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain held at the Royal Albert Hall.


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BCB - New Year Viennese Concert - The Regent Centre, Christchurch & January 2018 - 3pm

BCB's next concert is their New Year Viennese concert on 7 January 2018 3pm at the Regent Centre Christchurch.

Come and join us to see in the New Year.

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BCB - Christmas 2017

BCB carried out a number of Christmas concerts with their 5 piece and 10 piece ensembles at such venues as, Canford Chase and Oakdale old people's homes, St Francis church Corfe Mullen and Parkstone URC, at this last venue BCB were joined by the musical group Dynamix Brass. This is a group of youngsters put together, taught and conducted by Lloyd Bartlett the band's Bass Trombone player. The band also provided carols at the Cricketers pub and outside Tescos at the Littledown Centre, where the band were able to raise some much needed funds.

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BCB - Bournemouth University Graduation Ceremonies

Once again BCB were priviledged to take part in the graduation ceremonies held over a week at the BIC. Under their conductor Ian McGelligott the band provided entertaining music while the graduates assembled, and provided introcduction music while the diginitaries took there place on the stage. Over the week BCB player to upwards of 12,000 people.

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BCB - Wessex Brass Band Championships 2017

At the end of November BCB took part in the Wessex Brass Band Championships held in the Life Centre, Winton at the end of November, and under their conductor Melvin White played Eric Ball's Tournament for Brass, a piece they had previously played at the National Brass Band Championships in September, and the march Glemdene.

The band came First in their section and Second overall and Alf, the band's principal cornet won the best cornet player prize.

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BCB - National Brass Band Championships - Cheltenham 2017


BCB took part in the National Brass Band Championships held in Cheltenham in September.

The chosen test piece for bands in the First Section was Eric Ball's Tournament for Brass, BCB under their conductor Melvin White came ninth.

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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



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