Becoming a member of the City & County Ensembles

Applications to the Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra (DDSO) and to audition for the City & County Youth Orchestra (CCYO) and Wind Band (CCYWB) can be made at any time with auditions running at different times of the year.

Entrance into the City & County Youth Orchestra, Wind Band and the Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra begins here by submitting an application through these pages.

Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra

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


Next application deadline: Sunday 18 January 2018 
Apply to be a member of the Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra (DDSO)

City & County Youth Orchestra and Wind Band

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


Next application deadline: 22 October 2017
Apply for an audition to be a member of the City & County Youth Orchestra
Next application deadline: 30 June 2017
Apply for an audition to be a member of the City & County Youth Wind Band and/or the City & County Youth Orchestra