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City & County Ensembles

Large-scale ensembles for higher-achieving young instrumentalists; the Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra and the City & County Youth Orchestra and Youth Wind Band.

DDMP logoThe 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

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! 

Begin your application now

We accept applications for the three ensembles all year round and, when necessary, run auditions at various points during term time. 


What's coming up for the City & County Ensembles...

What's coming up for the City & County Youth Orchestra (CCYO)...

Future engagements for CCYO are to be confirmed

What's coming up for the City & County Youth Wind Band (CCYWB)...

Future engagements for CCYWB are to be confirmed

What's coming up for the Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra (DDSO)...

Future engagements for DDSO are to be confirmed