Dark Peak Music

The Dark Peak Music welcomes young musicians from the Glossop, New Mills, Chapel-en-le-Frith and Hayfield area.
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Derbyshire Music Education Hub

Dark Peak Music provides opportunities for players from beginner to advanced levels to play together in a carefully structured family of ensembles. With over 150 members, the emphasis is on high standards of achievement in an enjoyable and friendly atmosphere, giving young players the best opportunities to develop their interest in music and the friendships that are born out of playing together.

The Senior groups cater for players of higher grades with regular coaching from leading professional artists. Many of our alumni have gone on to study at music colleges and universities, often pursuing careers in music. Less experienced players are invited to join one of our training ensembles where they will enjoy playing music carefully chosen for their level of ability, under the guidance of expert tutors.

The music centre was formed in 2000 and has established a reputation for high standards of performance and a varied and enjoyable repertoire. The ensembles are administered by Dark Peak Music, a charitable organization which is supported by Derbyshire Music Hub and Arts Council Funding. As well as full rehearsals, players receive regular sectional coaching from leading professional artists and the ensembles are a popular choice as a Duke of Edinburgh's Awards activity, as well as providing opportunities for more experienced players to mentor the younger players.

The ensembles give regular performances, including prestigious venues such as Buxton Opera House, the Royal Northern College of Music, Rochdale Town Hall and Derby Assembly Rooms. The Concert Band regularly appears at major national festivals including Music for Youth and achieved the distinction of a Gold Award at the 2012 National Concert Band Festival.

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Dark Peak Music hosts groups and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the Glossop and North West region of Derbyshire.