City & County Youth Wind Band (CCYWB)

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
Apply for a place in CCYWB now…

The band usually meets for two residential courses a year in October and March as well as for special projects and festivals including the National Concert Band Festival. The Band prepares high-standard music in rehearsals with accomplished instrumentalists tutoring for the duration of courses and rehearsals, with time for recreation and socialising with like-minded musicians from across the city and county. Each course culminates in a high-profile performance at venues across Derbyshire.

Members of CCYWB are often players in their local music centre or schools bands and ensembles, with many continuing with CCYWB up to leaving school.

The band is directed by Mark Heron − Member of the conducting staff at Manchester's Royal Northern College of Music − and has recently performed well-known works for symphonic wind band such as Ellerby− Paris Sketches, Holst− First and Second Suites for Band, Woolfenden− Celebration, and Hess− Grand Central Station.


What's coming up for CCYWB…

Upcoming activities, courses and concerts for the City & County Youth Wind Band.

Rehearsal morning

  • 4 February 2018, 9.00am − 1.00pm at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick DE55 1AU

Cliff College Residential Course

  • 24−25 March 2018 at Cliff College Baslow, Cliff Lane, Calver S32 3XG
    Details TBC

RNCM Wind, Brass and Percussion Day and Workshops

  • 22 April 2018 at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
    Details TBC

What's happened…

You can find more about what the City & County Youth Wind Band has done in the last few years in the CCYWB concerts and events archive.


Becoming a member of the City & County Youth Wind Band

Entrance into the City & County Youth Wind Band (CCYWB) is done by audition, where applicants are expected to be of at least grade 6. Competition for places is quite high, and we expect many players who are given a place in this ensemble to be up to, and beyond grade 8 standard.

Next application deadlines: January 7 and 14   
Apply for an audition to be a member of the City & County Youth Wind Band