Get involved at Peak District Music Centres

See what there is to do at Peak District Music Centres − 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.

Quick find…

Search by ability − Beginner level | Some ability | Intermediate ability | More advanced ability


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