Get involved at South Derbyshire Music Centre

See what there is to do at South Derbyshire Music Centre − groups and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the Swadlincote and South region of Derbyshire…
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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 

  • Junior Voices − For singers of any ability aged up to 11
    Tuesdays 5.45 - 6.25pm at The William Allitt School, Newhall
  • Flute Club − For beginner flute players up to approx. grade 2 ability
    Tuesdays 6.00 - 7.00pm at The William Allitt School, Newhall
  • Clarinet Club − For beginner clarinet players up to approx. grade 2 ability
    Tuesdays 6.00 - 7.00pm at The William Allitt School, Newhall
  • Brass Club − For beginner brass players up to approx. grade 2 ability
    Tuesdays 6.00 - 7.00pm at The William Allitt School, Newhall

Some ability / intermediate ability 

  • Band One − For wind, brass and percussion players of approx grade 2-3 ability
    Tuesdays 6.00 - 6.50pm at The William Allitt School, Newhall
  • Junior Strings − For string players of approx grade 2-3 ability
    Tuesdays 6.00 - 7.00pm at The William Allitt School, Newhall
  • Brass Band − For brass players of approx grade 2-3 ability
    Tuesdays 6.00 - 7.00pm at The William Allitt School, Newhall
  • Youth Choir − For singers of any ability aged 11+
    Fridays 6.30 - 7.25pm at The William Allitt School, Newhall

More advanced ability 

  • Band Two − For wind, brass and percussion players of approx grade 4+ ability
    Fridays 6.00 - 8.15pm at The William Allitt School, Newhall
  • Swing Band − For jazz players of approx grade 5+ ability
    Fridays 8.15 - 9.00pm at The William Allitt School, Newhall
  • Cantabile − A community choir for more advanced singers (open to adults)
    Tuesdays 7.30 - 9.20pm at The William Allitt School, Newhall

Special projects at this Music Centre…

Come and sing in this special community project in the South Derbyshire region − with accessible and popular Christmas music for singers of any standard