Becoming a member of the City & County Ensembles

Sumit your application to become a member of the Schools' Orchestra, Youth Orchestra or Youth Wind Band now…

If you enjoy playing as part of a large ensemble and want to perform with some of the most talented young musicians in Derbyshire, the City & County Ensembles are for you! 

We accept applications for the three ensembles all year round and, when necessary, run auditions at various points during term time. Find the ensemble you're interested in below and follow the links to our application pages.


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

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)