Bournemouth Youth Marching Band

Amici Per Musicam - Friends Through Music

JOINING THE BAND

Are you

Over 8 years old

Live in the Bournemouth, Poole, Ferndown, Wimborne, West Moors, Christchurch or Ringwood areas

Available on Wednesday evenings?


Do you want to

Make friends for life

Learn a skill 

Gain confidence

Travel in the UK and Europe

Play great music

Perform in concerts, parades, carnivals and displays

Have fun?


Yes - then BYMB is for you. Your first month is free and after that we just have an economic membership subscription.

So why should young people learn to play an instrument?

  • music is one of the few activities in life that utilises the entire brain
  • research suggests that early music tuition improves a child's maths skills significantly
  • trained musicians more efficiently switch from one mental task to another
  • 20% of children learn to play music, 70% of adults wish they had


Want to know more?

We meet most Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 8.45pm at the Butchers Coppice Activity Centre in Holloway Ave, Bear Cross.


Members in our band develop their skills playing an instrument in a friendly, modern, fun and supportive environment. It requires a high level of dedication and discipline and we strive for members to do their best.


As a wind band we have the full range of brass and woodwind instruments, drums, tuned percussion and bugles.


We play a very wide range of music, suitable for any occasion.


There is no minimum standard required to join. All standards and abilities are welcome. For younger members who may be new to music or playing an instrument we have our excellent Training Band.


We are not just a reharsal band. We have a sensible programme of great performances as well as social events for our members to enjoy.

In BYMB it's not all marching - far from it - as we hold our own concerts as well as playing in concert style for various other events. 


Our young people are at the heart of everything we do.


Our leaders have up to 30 years experience in running and playing in Youth Bands. They are trained in Leadership, Youth Work, Safeguarding and First Aid.


Adult membership (18+) is for suitably experienced musicians and is subject to a role being available, references and a safeguarding check. Adult members help the younger members to develop their music making skills.


If you are interested in joining the Band please send an email to info@bymb.org. Go on, give us a try!

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