Music-making ensembles, groups and choirs

Regular musical activities in Derby and Derbyshire for all young musicians.
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There are a vast array of music-making activities from all our delivery partners, from performing in orchestras to singing in choirs.

Whether you're a beginner or advanced performer on your instrument there is an activity for you.

Our local music centres host regular activities, often running during term times in the evenings and weekends, and cater for all types of instrument and ability level.

With a close working relationship with the Music Partnership, our Music Centres offer the chance to perform on minority instruments and the possibility of receiving an instrument on loan. Parents and young musicians can network and receive advice from music centre staff, as well as the Centre providing a friendly environment outside of school with other young musicians from the area.

Regular music-making groups and activities

Discover what is available below, or put your postcode into the search at the bottom of the page for a full list of nearby activities.

See what there is to do at Dark Peak Music Foudation − groups and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the Glossop and North West region of Derbyshire.
See what there is to do at Derby Music Centre − groups and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the Derby City region of Derbyshire.
See what there is to do at North East Derbyshire Music Centre − groups and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the Chesterfield and North East region of Derbyshire.
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.
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…
See what there is to do at South East Derbyshire Music Centre − groups and activities and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the South East Derbyshire region of Derbyshire.
See what there is to do at Wirksworth Music Centre − groups and activities for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the Wirksworth and West Derbyshire region of Derbyshire.

City & County Ensembles

The Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership runs three large-scale ensembles for higher-achieving young instrumentalists; the Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra and the City & County Youth Orchestra and Youth Wind Band.

These three ensembles meet at various times of the year for residential courses and repertoire days. Each is directed or conducted by renowned conductors and perform challenging repertoire at various concert venues across the city and county throughout the year. Find out more about each ensemble, as well as past events, by visiting each ensemble's profile pages.

The Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra is an intermediate level orchestra for talented young musicians from schools and music centres across the city & county, acting as a stepping stone to the City & County Youth Orchestra
The Derbyshire City & County Youth Orchestra is one of the flagship large ensembles for Derby and Derbyshire, bringing together many of the most talented young musicians from schools and music centres across the city and county
The Derbyshire City & County Youth Wind Band is one of the flagship large ensembles for Derby and Derbyshire, bringing together many of the most talented young musicians from schools and music centres across the city and county

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