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Wessex Military Band Recruitment

The band is currently recruiting players of woodwind, brass and percussion including corps of drums between the ages of 14 and 80 who live in the South West and West of England.

Band and corps of drums rehearsals are held at the Boys Brigade Hall, Sawmills Lane, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2RZ from 10am - 2pm.  Our rehearsal dates for 2018 are:


Sunday –07/01/18


Sunday –21/01/18


Sunday –04/02/18


Sunday –18/02/18


Sunday –04/03/18


Sunday –18/03/18


Marching rehearsals 2018



The band performs a mixed repetoire of music including:

  • Concert Band
  • Full Marching Band
  • Corps of Drums
  • Concert Wind Band

With such a large geographical spread the band holds rehearsals only during the winter months, members are therefore expected to be of a proficient musical standard. Further rehearsals are usually held on the day of concerts. The band is fortunate to have several practising music tutors within its ranks and can offer private tuition at a cost to those keen to join but not confident at sight reading (depending on location).

  • There are no annual fees to pay
  • The band will provide all uniforms and has a large store of instruments that can be borrowed
  • The cost of trips abroad are subsidised by the band
  • Transport is available to most engagements

The band understands players may have commitments to other bands and therefore operates a flexible attendance policy. We typically expect members to attend a minimum of 12 engagements a year that can be freely chosen by the player.

More importantly, new members can expect to join a fun and sociable group that enjoy making music.

For further information please contact us.