Bournemouth Youth Marching Band

Amici Per Musicam - Friends Through Music

Introducing BYMB

Welcome to the Bournemouth Youth Marching Band.

The Band's youngest members are just 8 years old and we provide training for beginners. BYMB is also a great opportunity for experienced young musicians to develop their playing skills.

Learning an instrument in the Band is not just about sitting down and playing musical notes on a page. It's about making great friends, building confidence and gaining valuable lifelong skills.

Members in our band develop their musical skills in a friendly, modern, fun and supportive environment. We have fun activities as well including trips to theme parks, awards evenings, games and beach parties.

In addition to music we also value and promote important life skills such as commitment, teamwork, respect, determination, confidence, honesty, responsibility, self-discipline and leadership. Everyone works together to flourish as a Band.

If you would like to learn to play an instrument or can play already please go to the Joining Us page and drop an email to Your first month with the Band is free and after that there is a small joining fee of £20 and then an economic subscription of just £10 per month.

All instruments, the uniform and tuition are provided. Some members though choose to use their own instruments.

As a wind band we use brass, woodwind and percussion instruments to play great music from traditional military and brass band marches through to contemporary pop songs.  Our repertoire is regularly refreshed for our events throughout the year.

We play in a wide range of performances including concerts, arena displays, carnivals and parades. This makes us unique in the local area.

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

The Bandmaster is Andrew Kinch and the Asst Bandmasters are Jenny Gerrard, Blake Harmer, Jane Kinch and Michael Baker.  Together they have well over 150 years experience of music and youth bands.

Band Meetings

Meetings are held Wednesdays 6.30 - 8.45pm at Howe Croft Community Centre, Turnbull Lane, off Holloway Ave, Bournemouth. It's near Bear Cross and is easy to reach from Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Ferndown, Ringwood, Verwood and the surrounding area.

Booking The Band

Are you organising an event and interested in booking the Band? Please look at the Booking Us page and drop an email to

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