Dorset Youth Marching Band
11:30am Sun 11 June at Willow Walk | Free
2pm Sun 11 June at Minster Green | Free
The Dorset Youth Marching Band originated in 1970 as the East Dorset Scout Band. The band started out as a pipe band, but quickly changed to the Traditional Bugle Youth Marching Band it is today.
1996 was a big year for the band. The band became a registered charity, independent from the Scouts. The Dorset Youth Marching Band was born and the Quarterjacks began. The name of the Quarterjacks was given to the band as we’d developed close ties with Wimborne since leaving our practice venue in West Parley and moving to Wimborne Minster. The Quarterjack is the name of the little man that can be seen standing on the north side of the west tower of the Minster in Wimborne, striking the bells every quarter-hour.
On the 19th May 2009 DYMB were officially awarded the title of Wimborne Town Band by Cllr Robin Cook as the position of Town Mayor was handed over to Cllr John Burden. The Quarterjacks are and always have been very proud to be a part of Wimborne and becoming the official Town Band was a proud day for us!
As the years go on, the band adapts and changes with each new generation that joins. New techniques, challenges and ambitions are realised and acted on, further adding to the development and history of the band. Each new member that becomes a Quarterjack is welcomed into what has become an extended family atmosphere.