Get involved at Derby Music Centre

See what there is to do at Derby Music Centre − groups and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the Derby City region of Derbyshire.

DMC logoOur groups and ensembles are tiered by ability to provide the best settings and progression routes for all players. Click on a group for more information.


Beginner level  

  • Wind Club  − for beginner wind and brass players up to grade 1 
    Saturday 9.15 - 9.45am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Beginner Samba Band − for beginner musicians with a feel for a beat 
    Saturday 9.45 - 10.15am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • String Club  − for beginner string players up to grade 1 
    Saturday 11.00 - 11.45am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Voices  − for pupils in Y3-7 of any ability 
    Saturday 10.00 - 11.00am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby

Some ability  

  • Junior Wind Band  − for wind, brass and percussion players of approx. grade 1-3 ability 
    Saturday 9.00 - 10.00am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Junior Strings  − for string players of approx. grade 1-3 ability 
    Saturday 9.00 - 10.00am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby

Intermediate ability  

  • Intermediate Wind Band  − for wind, brass and percussion players of approx. grade 4-5 ability 
    Saturday 9.00 - 10.00am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Intermediate Flute Ensemble  − for flute players of approx. grade 3-5 ability 
    Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Intermediate Clarinet Ensemble  − for clarinet players of approx. grade 3-5 ability 
    Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Intermediate Brass Ensemble  − for brass players of approx. grade 3-5 ability 
    Saturday 10.15 - 11.30am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Intermediate Strings  − for string players of approx. grade 4-5 ability 
    Saturday 11.00am - 12.15pm at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby

More advanced ability  

  • City of Derby Youth Orchestra  − for players of approx. grade 6+ ability 
    Saturday 9.15 - 10.30am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Saxophone Ensemble − for players of approx. grade 5+ ability 
    Saturday 9.15 - 10.00am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Swing Band  − for jazz players of approx. grade 5+ ability 
    Saturday 10.15 - 11.00am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Senior Flute Ensemble  − for flute players of approx. grade 6+ ability 
    Saturday 10.30 - 11.15am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Advanced Clarinet Choir  − for clarinet players of approx. grade 6+ ability 
    Saturday 10.30 - 11.15am at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • Senior Strings  − for string players of approx. grade 6+ ability 
    Saturday 11.00am - 12.15pm at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
  • City of Derby Youth Wind Band  − for wind, brass and percussion players of approx. grade 6+ ability 
    Saturday 11.15am - 12.30pm at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby