Get involved at Derby Music Centre

Derby Music Centre hosts groups and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advances abilities in the Derby City region of Derbyshire.
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Derbyshire Music Education Hub

Our groups and ensembles are tiered by ability to provide the best settings and progression routes for all players. Click on a group for more information.


Beginner level 

  • Wind Club  − for beginner wind and brass players up to grade 1
    Saturday 9.15 - 9.45am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Beginner Samba Band − for beginner musicians with a feel for a beat
    Saturday 9.45 - 10.15am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • String Club  − for beginner string players up to grade 1
    Saturday 11.00 - 11.45am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Recorder Club  − for beginner recorder players up to grade 1
    Saturday 11.15 - 11.45am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Voices  −
    Saturday 10.00 - 11.00am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby

Some ability 

  • Junior Wind Band  − for wind, brass and percussion players of approx. grade 1-3 ability
    Saturday 9.00 - 10.00am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Junior Strings  − for string players of approx. grade 1-3 ability
    Saturday 9.00 - 10.00am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby

Intermediate ability 

  • Intermediate Wind Band  − for wind, brass and percussion players of approx. grade 4-5 ability
    Saturday 9.00 - 10.00am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Intermediate Flute Ensemble  − for string players of approx. grade 3-5 ability
    Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Intermediate Clarinet Ensemble  − for clarinet players of approx. grade 3-5 ability
    Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Intermediate Brass Ensemble  − for brass players of approx. grade 3-5 ability
    Saturday 10.15 - 11.30am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Recorder Ensemble  − for recorder players of approx. grade 3-5 ability
    Saturday 10.30 - 11.15am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Intermediate Strings  − for string players of approx. grade 4-5 ability
    Saturday 11.00am - 12.15pm at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby

More advanced ability 

  • City of Derby Youth Orchestra  − for players of approx. grade 6+ ability
    Saturday 9.15 - 10.30am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Saxophone Ensemble − for players of approx. grade 5+ ability
    Saturday 9.15 - 10.00am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Recorder Consort  − for string players of approx. grade 5+ ability
    Saturday 10.30 - 11.15am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Swing Band  − for jazz players of approx. grade 5+ ability
    Saturday 10.15 - 11.00am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Senior Flute Ensemble  − for flute players of approx. grade 6+ ability
    Saturday 10.30 - 11.15am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Advanced Clarinet Choir  − for clarinet players of approx. grade 6+ ability
    Saturday 10.30 - 11.15am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Senior Strings  − for string players of approx. grade 6+ ability
    Saturday 11.00am - 12.15pm at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • City of Derby Youth Wind Band  − for wind, brass and percussion players of approx. grade 6+ ability
    Saturday 11.15am - 12.30pm at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby