Bournemouth Youth Marching Band

Amici Per Musicam - Friends Through Music


Welcome to the Bournemouth Youth Marching Band.

The Band is a registered charity. We started in 1989 as the Talbot Corps of Drums and reformed as the Bournemouth Youth Marching Band in 2013.

We meet every Wednesday from 6.30pm tor tuition and individual practice with the Band rehearsal from 7pm to 8.45pm.

We meet at the Army Reserve Centre in Wallisdown Rd, BH12 5AD. It's easy to get to being close to the Mountbatten roundabout and the main Ringwood Rd.

Our youngest musicians are just 8 years old and many new recruits join the Band with no previous musical experience.

The Band is also a great opportunity for more experienced young musicians to broaden and develop their playing skills.

BYMB is much more than a marching band. We have a multi functional capability and we perform in concerts, parades, displays and tattoos.

We use brass, woodwind and percussion instruments to play great music from a broad range of genres.

Our repertoire is regularly refreshed for our events throughout the year.



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We provide a safe meeting place,instruments, music, uniform, tuition, training and the performance opportunities.

In addition to Band we provide all the activities and facilities expected of a youth organisation. Our youth members are at the heart of everything we do.

All this makes us unique in the local area.

The Band's Adult members help the younger members develop their music making skills.

We have our own Youth Awards Programme which recognises and rewards commitment, effort and achievement.

During the last year three of our members have been accepted into the UK Armed Forces. One is with the Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry, Royal Corps of Army Music and two are with the Royal Marines Band Sevice. Join BYMB and we can help you turn a hobby into a professional musical career.

If you are interested in joining the Band please go to the Join Us page and email

Are you organising an event and interested in booking the Band? Please look at the Book Us page or drop an email to We have access to a Body Of Persons Approval (BOPA) to comply with Child Performance Licencing legislation.