Bournemouth Youth Marching Band

Amici Per Musicam - Friends Through Music

Introducing BYMB

Welcome to the Bournemouth Youth Marching Band. 


BYMB meet most Wednesday evenings from 6:45pm till 8.45pm at Howe Croft Community Centre in Turnbull Lane which is off Holloway Ave.


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


Members in our band develop their skills playing an instrument 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 [email protected] 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, most parts of 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 entertaining music from traditional military and brass band marches through to contemporary popular 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. Here are the Band's 2017 award winners.

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

Out And About With The Band

See The Band At

Sat 8 Sep Blandford Carnival
Sat 15 Sep Ringwood Carnival
Wed 19 Sep Pop Up Concert, Howe Croft Community Centre
Sat 27 Oct Ferndown Poppy Appeal Launch
Sun 4 Nov Weymouth Festival of Remembrance
Sat 10 Nov Ferndown Remembrance Concert
Sun 11 Nov West Moors Remembrance Parade
Sat 17 Nov Glastonbury Carnival
Tue 27 Nov Ferndown Blind Club Carols
Wed 12 Dec BYMB Not Just A Christmas Concert
2019 Concerts:
Wed 6 Mar BYMB Spring Concert
Wed 3 Jul BYMB Summer Concert

Latest News

5 And 30

Between September 2018 and September 2019 the Band will be celebrating two very important milestones - 5 years of Bournemouth Youth Marching Band and 30 years of Talbot Corps of Drums and Bournemouth Youth Marching Band. Please take a look at our 5 and 30 page for details of some of the events being planned.

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