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…

Sunday 22 - Wednesday 25 October 2017 Autumn residential course for the City and County Youth Wind Band (CCYWB)
Wednesday 25 October 2017, 7.30pm Concert for the City & County Youth Wind Band (CCYWB) performing works rehearsed at their residential course at the Whitemoor Lakes Centre.