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Get involved at Derby Music Centre

Music-making groups and ensembles for musicians of all ages and abilities | Based in Derby City

DMC logoDerby Music Centre runs groups and ensembles tiered by ability to provide the best experience and progression routes for players of all standards.

All ensembles and groups run from Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby, on Saturday mornings. 

Groups and ensembles

Get in touch with Derby Music Centre if you want more information, or are interested in trying one of their groups.

Changes to how we work due to COVID-19

Hub partners may be offering different arrangements to what is listed, including digital activities, temporary timetables and alternate venues whilst following the latest advice from the Government at all times.

Choirs for singers of any ability

  • Voices
    For pupils in Y3-7 who love to sing

Beginner level

  • Wind Club
    For beginner wind and brass players up to grade 1
  • Samba Band
    For musicians with a feel for a beat
  • String Club
    For beginner string players up to grade 1 

Some ability

  • Junior Wind Band
    For wind, brass and percussion players of approx. grade 1-3 ability 
  • Junior Strings
    For string players of approx. grade 1-3 ability
  • Voices
    For pupils in Y3-7 of any ability

Intermediate ability

  • Intermediate Wind Band
    For wind, brass and percussion players of approx. grade 4-5 ability 
  • Intermediate Flute Ensemble
    For flute players of approx. grade 3-5 ability
  • Intermediate Clarinet Ensemble
    For clarinet players of approx. grade 3-5 ability
  • Intermediate Brass Ensemble
    For brass players of approx. grade 3-5 ability
  • Intermediate Strings
    For string players of approx. grade 4-5 ability 

More advanced ability

  • City of Derby Youth Orchestra
    For players of approx. grade 6+ ability
  • Swing Band
    For jazz players of approx. grade 5+ ability
  • Senior Flute Ensemble
    For flute players of approx. grade 6+ ability
  • Advanced Clarinet Choir
    For clarinet players of approx. grade 6+ ability 
  • Senior Strings
    For string players of approx. grade 6+ ability
  • City of Derby Youth Wind Band
    For wind, brass and percussion players of approx. grade 6+ ability

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Derby Music Centre (DMC) hosts groups and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advances abilities in the Derby City region of Derbyshire.