Get involved at Peak District Music Centres

Peak District Music Centres hosts groups and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the Buxton, Bakewell and surrounding Peak District areas of Derbyshire.
About − Peak District Music Centres  Facebook − PeakDistrictMusicCentres  Web − www.pdmc.org.uk  Email − coordinator@pdmc.org.uk  Telephone − 07772 021653
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 

For beginner wind and brass players up to grade 1 ability:

For beginner string players up to grade 1 ability:


Some ability 


Intermediate ability 


More advanced ability 

  • Peak District Big Band − for jazz players of approx grade 4+ ability
    Wednesdays 7.00 - 9.00pm at St. Thomas More School, Buxton
  • Peak District Wind Band − for wind, brass and percussion players of approx. grade 5+ ability
    Fridays 6.30 - 8.30pm at Lady Manners School, Bakewell
  • Peak District String Orchestra − for string players of approx. grade 5+ ability
    Fridays 7.00 - 9.00pm at Buxton Community School, Buxton