The Band performing at Mosbach for the "Twinning Celebrations" in 2000

The New Forest Big Band plays a variety of music from the big band era:  Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Gerry Gray, Count Basie, Ted Heath, Joe Loss, Alyn Ainsworth, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, John Dankworth, Shorty Rogers, Sammy Nestico, Reg Owen, Brian Fahey, and last, but not least, we are proud to have had numbers arranged exclusively for us by the well-known US composer and arranger, Frank Como. 

                                                                                        The Point Eastleigh 2003

The New Forest Big Band has been together for over 20 years.  We are based near Lymington, Hampshire.  Rehearsals are weekly on Thursdays between 7.30 p.m  and 9.30 p.m. The members are excellent musicians from both semi-professional and professional backgrounds.  Their  individual experiences cover many aspects of music from Big Bands, Groups, Orchestral, Brass Bands, Military Music, also professional teaching. Members live in the Hampshire and Dorset areas.  Experienced musicians are always required as deputies for rehearsals and gigs.  We are very interested in making contact with  BIG BANDS anywhere in the world.

If you would like to know more about the band or would like to learn how you can join, please contact our Secretary: 

Our History

The band was run for many years by Dave and Doreen Pullen.  When they both passed away the members got together and decided the band had to keep going, and since that time, it has gone from strength to strength. Below are some of our historical photos taken throughout the many years we have been together.

The band on a twinning visit to Yerville in France, 2004.

Shorefield Country Holiday Park


Shorefield Country Holiday Park,

Christmas, 2010