Becoming a member of the City & County Ensembles

Become a member of the City and County Ensembles by submitting an application through these pages

We accept applications to join the City & County Ensembles all year round and run auditions, when necessary, at various points during term time.


City & County Youth Orchestra

Applicants should have passed at least grade 6, however depending on competition for places, an ability of up to grade 8 may be needed.


Next auditions: Saturday 10 November 2018, from 9am
Apply for an audition to be a member of the City & County Youth Orchestra
Next auditions: November 2018 TBC   
Apply for an audition to be a member of the City & County Youth Orchestra

Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra

Applicants should have passed at least grade 4, and we expect many players to be of grade 5 or 6 ability. Applicants for the limited number of wind places need are expected to be at least grade 6 ability.


Next application deadline: Sunday 25 November 2018 
Apply to be a member of the Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra (DDSO)

City & County Youth Wind Band

Applicants should have passed at least grade 6, however depending on competition for places, an ability level of up to grade 8 may be needed.


Next auditions: Wednesday 18 July 2008, after 5pm
Apply for an audition to be a member of the City & County Youth Wind Band