Bournemouth Youth Marching Band

Amici Per Musicam - Friends Through Music


Wednesday 5th August - Week 2 of our COVID19 secure meetings.

The two groups swapped this week.

Our young brass and woodwind players started to learn the bell lyre as it's still not possible to play their usual instruments in groups. They made good progress.

The other group - comprising of the percussion and the older wind players - refreshed quick and slow marching and also worked on a new drill move for our displays.

Again great progress was made.

Wednesday 29th July

Band meetings have resumed every Wednedsay albeit with COVID19 secure protocols.

One group practiced sight reading and playing bell lyres (glockenspiels) and the other group worked on quick and slow marching outside.

It was great to have everyone back together.
Wednesday 15th July

The online meetings continue and so much progress is being made. 

We can't wait for our meetings to resume and go back to doing what we love.

Wednesday 1st July

In line with the Corona Virus guidelines our online meetings have continued.

Our members have made great progress during the lockdown and well over 150 sessions of instrumental training and music theory have been delivered.

As we monitor the latest guidance and advice we hope to have news of our return to face to face Band meetings shortly.

Wednesday 17th June

Here's one of our online theory groups. They are working with the ABRSM Music Theory in Practice syllabus.

We all look forward to the day when the Band can come out of lockdown.

Wednesday 10th Jume - We have made it to Week 12 on the Online meetings.

Our online training is being supported by serving members of the Royal Marines Band Service and the British Army.

Wednesday 3rd June - The online training and tuition continues.

Our music theory group have taken a Mock ABRSM Level 1 exam with great results.

Wednesday 27th May 

Week 10 of online BYMB.

Everyone is making really good progress.

Wednesday 20th May

Week 9 of our online eBYMB meetings and the Clap for Carers on Thursday at 7pm.

Wednesday 13th May 

eBYMB Meetings continue.To date there have been over 250 sessions of online training and tuition.

Wednesday 6th May

Weekly eBYMB online meetings continue and members are playing every Thursday evening at 7pm for the Clap for Carers.

Wednesday 29th April 

eBYMB meetings, Clap for Carers and practicing at home.

Wednesday 22nd April 

The new normal for the Band. Online tuition and training that we call eBYMB.

Stay safe and well everyone.
Band Meetings have continued through January, February and March and we have been working on new music for the upcoming spring and summer performances. Additionally we are now providing music theory tuition based on the ABRSM syllabus.

The meetings are now suspended due to the threat from the Coronavirus.

Our meetings will restart as soon as it is safe to do so.
Friday 17th January  -  BYMB Awards Scheme

Our annual Awards Evening was held at The Village Hotel in Bournemouth. 

Here's our Gold Award Winners. There were also 4 Level 2s, 2 Bronze and 2 Silver Awards.

Friday 17th January  -  BYMB 2019 Trophies

Here's the winners of our Band Trophies for 2019.

Friday 17th January  -  2019 Membership Awards

Here's the winners of our Band Membership Medals for 2019.
Wednesday 12th December - Family Christmas Concert

Held at St Paul's Church in Throop. A great performance with a great audience. Thank you to everyone involved.

We played a selection of carols, Christmas music and some our favourite music from the last year.

Sunday 10th November - Remembrance Parade, West Moors

The Band led the Parade along Station Rd to the Memorial in the centre of the village.

Once again a large crowd remembering the Fallen. Lest We Forget.

Saturday 9th November - Remembrance Concert

Our annual concert in support of the Poppy Appeal. A sell out again this year.

A great performance to a wonderful audience. Thank you to everyone for your support.

Sunday 27th October - Burgess Hill Tattoo

We also participated in the Massed Bands finale performing Sussex by the Sea, Sunset, National Anthem, This is me and Final Countdown. This was conducted by Capt Laura Stead.

Sunday 27th October - Burgess Hill Tattoo

We performed our display routine to a sell out audience of 450. Music included Sir John Moore, Drum Feature, Captain America, Gibraltar, Slaidburn, It's A Beautiful Day and 1914. 

Saturday 26th October - Poppy Appeal Launch, Ferndown

The Band were proud to participate in the Poppy Appeal Launch held in the Barrington Theatre in Ferndown. Our bugle team also performed last post and Reveille.

The event was 'full and standing' and the Band had a great reaction from the organisers and audience.
Sunday 6th October - Display Rehearsal

An additional rehearsal at Rossmore Leisure Centre to practice the display ready for the Burgess Hill Tattoo.

Wednesday 25th September - Band Meeting

We had an excellent meeting this evening covering the display routine and the music for Remembrance. 

Here's the Eb Cavalry Trumpet Team practicing the fanfare Knightsbridge.

Saturday 21st September - Ringwood Carnival

Another great autumn carnival.  Large crowds along the carnival route and especially in the town centre. Sweet Caroline was especially popular!

Saturday 7th September - Blandford Carnival

The first of our autumn carnivals.

A good crowd, especially through the town centre, clearly enjoyed our music.

Saturday 12th August - Lyme Regis Carnival

Despite bad weather earlier in the day the event was well supported by the carnival participants and the spectators along the route. It was a great evening.
Sunday 4th August - Phantasialand

It was our last full day in Germany so we went to the Phantasialand Theme Park in Bruhl near Cologne.

We all had a great time here and had lots of fun before the long overnight journey home.
Saturday 3rd August - Bad Krueznach

Our final performance of the Tour at a terrific venue. A massive and appreciative audience.

We played two 45 minute sets plus 2 encores. We were delighted to get a standing ovation at the end.

Saturday 3rd August - Kamp Bornhofen

We spent the morning cooling off in the fantastic Open Air Swimming Pool in the village of Kamp Bornhofen. It's on the other side of the Rhine to Boppard so we had to travel an hour to get there.

Friday 2nd August - Boppard

Our afternoon concert in the Boppard Bandstand alongside the Rhine.

It was extremely hot in the small bandstand but we played a 1 hour set magnificently.
Friday 2nd August - Rhine Boat Trip

In the morning we went on a 1 1/2 hour scenic boat trip to St Goar.

The coach picked us up there after lunch to take us back to Boppard.
Wednesday 31st July - Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

The Band had the honour to play in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate. There was a massive audience as usual here;

We marched on to Slaidburn and off to the 1914 March Medley. As part of the Commemoration we played the Buglers Nocturne and also Highland Cathedral during the weath laying. We Will Remember Them.

Wednesday 31st July - Oostende, Belgium

A full length morning concert in the Wapenplein bandstand in the middle of town,.

The concert was well attended and clearly enjoyed by the audience.
Tuesday 30th July - Diksmuide, Belgium

The first performance on our 2019 Band Tour.

Unfortunately heavy rain forced the Concert to be curtailed after just a few pieces had been played.

Sunday 28th July - Swanage Carnival

A great performance by the Band in very hot and sunny weather. Great and appreciative audience along the route.

Just 2 days to the start of our Band Tour.
Sunday 30th June - Garden Party in Bisterne

The Band were delighted to be invited to play for a garden party in the village of Bisterne.

We played a range of music that was clearly enjoyed by the audience.

Saturday 22nd June - Throop Fun Day

The Band were delighted to take part in the Throop Fun Day and gave two Concert style performances. The event was really busy and our music was well received with lots of good comments.

Sunday 2nd June - D Day Commemoration, Ferndown

The Band played for this event including the two hymns and the Last Post / Reveille.

Unfortunately the weather took a turn for the worse just before the parade was to take place and the service was moved indoors.

Wednesday 29th May - Victory Tattoo

We also took the opportunity of a team photo in front of HMS Victory.

It was a great day and we look forward to the next one!

Wednesday 29th May - Victory Tattoo

To bring the tattoo to a conclusion we performed alongside the Royal Marines School of Music Band and the three other youth marching Bands. in a spectacular finale.

Wednesday 29th May - Victory Tattoo

Several weeks of rehearsals came to a conclusion with the Band performing a marching display at this tattoo in front of HMS Victory organised by the Royal Marines. 

We also launched our brand new uniform today. There were lots of very complimentary comments about the display, the music and the new uniform.

Wednesday 1st May

It was a very busy Band Meeting last night with preparations for our major performances at the Victory Tattoo and D Day Commemorations continuing as well as drill, bugle team practice, tuition, new uniform measurements and fittings. A great team effort.

Wednesday 10th April

Rehersals of the Victory Tattoo Massed Band music continued. Excellent progress has been made and the Band are really looking forward to this fantastic event. The Tattoo is on Wednesday 19th May starting at 2.30pm alongside HMS Victory at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Entry is free.

Saturday 6th April - Easter Fayre

The Band held their first Easter Fayre at Kinson Community Centre/ Special guests were the Easter Bunny and Buzz Lightyear.

A great afternoon and the Fayre was very will attended. Thanks to the Friends of BYMB, helpers, stallholders and customers.