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.

Summer Residential Course 2018

  • Course  −  Monday 16 July − Friday 20 July 2018 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick DE55 1AU
  • Concert  −  Friday 20 July 2018, 7.30pm at Trent College, Long Eaton NG10 4AD

February Residential Course 2019

  • Course  −  Sunday 17 July − Tuesday 20 July 2019  (Location TBC)
  • Concert  −  Tuesday 20 July 2019  (Location TBC)

What's coming up for CCYWB…

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

Whitemoor Lakes Residential Course

  • Course  −  Sunday 28 − Wednesday 31 October 2018 at the Whitemoor Lakes Centre, nr. Lichfield 
  • Concert  −  Wednesday 31 October 2018, 5.00pm at the Whitemoor Lakes Centres

What's coming up for DDSO…

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

Summer Residential Course 2018

  • Course  −  Tuesday 17 July − Thursday 19 July 2018 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick DE55 1AU
  • Concert  −  Thursday 19 July 2018, 7.30pm at Trent College, Long Eaton NG10 4AD

February Residential Course 2019

  • Course  −  Sunday 17 July − Tuesday 20 July 2019  (Location TBC)
  • Concert  −  Tuesday 20 July 2019  (Location TBC)