Hire the Band

Hire the band

The Beckenham Concert Band undertakes a wide variety of musical performances each year. We have listed some examples below to give you an idea of the range of the band’s services and types of event we can support – we are always happy to take on other types of work too, and enjoy a challenge!

Please bear in mind that organising a band of 35+ amateur musicians and rehearsing any requested material does take time. We would suggest a minimum lead time of 10 to 12 weeks for a full band engagement. Many of our clients book a year in advance. It may also be possible to provide a smaller ensemble, such as a wind or brass quartet for some events.

Corporate Events

We can provide tailor-made concerts for your business or corporate social or promotional event, to entertain your shareholders, clients and staff.

Open Days and Special Events

We perform at company premises, schools open days and retail special events providing background music and entertainment.


We can help you raise money for your charity or good cause, whatever the occasion or venue. Our concerts typically raise hundreds of pounds for charities as well as helping to raise awareness of your cause.


We perform concerts to suit all musical tastes, and can also provide a programme with your choice of musical theme. We are also very happy to perform with singers, choirs and other musical groups.

Christmas Entertainment

Nothing beats the glorious authentic sound of a band playing carols at Christmas. We are very active over the Christmas period, playing at local and major fundraising or community events, so book early!

How much do we cost?

Pricing is dependent on:
Time of year
Duration of the event
Time of day of the event
Our incidental costs

Our fees for events last year typically ranged from £175 – £500.

Fees and Payment Terms

Depending on the type of event, the Band can be booked on a fixed fee basis or a share of event revenues. Payment terms are usually flexible.

Where does the money go?

As an amateur musical organisation, individual players receive no fees for playing.

All funds received from bookings go towards meeting costs of upkeep of the Band, and the purchase of music.

To enquire about Booking the Band or for further information, please e-mail the Concerts Secretary at concertsec@beckenhamconcertband.com