City & County ensembles

Three large-scale ensembles for higher-achieving young instrumentalists; the Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra and the City & County Youth Orchestra and Youth Wind Band.
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The Schools' Orchestra, Youth Orchestra and Youth Wind Band meet at various times of the year for residential courses and rehearsals. Each is directed or conducted by renowned conductors and perform challenging repertoire at concerts and festivals throughout the year.

Becoming a member of the City & County Ensembles

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

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

What's coming up for CCYO…

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

February Residential Course

  • Sunday 18 February − Tuesday 20 February 2018 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick DE55 1AU
  • Concert − Tuesday 20 February 2018, 7.30pm at Trent College, Long Eaton NG10 4AD

Summer Residential Course

  • Monday 16 July − Friday 20 July 2018 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick DE55 1AU

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 coming up for DDSO…

Upcoming activities, courses and concerts for the Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra.

February Residential Course

  • Sunday 18 February − Tuesday 20 February 2018 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick DE55 1AU (Course starts at Swanwick Hall School, DE55 1AE in the morning and transfers to The Hayes in the afternoon)
  • Concert − Tuesday 20 February 2018, 7.30pm at Trent College, Long Eaton NG10 4AD

Summer Residential Course

  • Tuesday 17 July − Thursday 19 July 2018 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick DE55 1AU