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.


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: Sunday 22 October 2017
Apply for an audition to be a member of the City & County Youth Orchestra
Next application deadline: Sunday 5 November 2017
Apply for an audition to be a member of the City & County Youth Wind Band and/or the City & County Youth Orchestra