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Get involved at South Derbyshire Music Centre

Music-making groups and ensembles for musicians of all ages and abilities | Based in Newhall, South Derbyshire

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

Ensembles and groups run on Tuesdays and Fridays at The William Allitt School, Newhall

Groups and ensembles

Get in touch with South Derbyshire 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

  • Junior Voices (Tuesdays)
    For singers of any ability aged up to 11 
  • Youth Choir (Fridays)
    For singers of any ability aged 11+

Beginner level

  • Club Band (Tuesdays)
    For woodwind and brass players able to play at least 2 notes. 
  • Percussion Club (Tuesdays, once a month)
    For anyone interested in learning about percussion

Some ability / intermediate ability

  • Junior Band (Tuesdays)
    For wind, brass and percussion players of approx grade 1-2 ability
  • Intermediate Wind Band (Fridays)
    For woodwind, brass and percussion players of approx. grade 2-3 ability
  • Family Brass Band (Tuesdays)
    For all brass players of any ability and with no age limit
  • Youth Choir (Fridays)
    For singers of any ability aged 11+

More advanced ability

  • Senior Wind Band (Fridays)
    For wind, brass and percussion players of approx grade 4+ ability
  • Cantabile (Tuesdays)
    A community choir for more advanced singers (open to adults)

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South Derbyshire Music Centre hosts groups and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the South region of Derbyshire.