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Becoming a member of the City & County Ensembles

Join one of our county-level ensembles and make music with some of the most talented musicians in Derby and Derbyshire

If you enjoy playing or singing as part of a large ensemble and want to perform with some of the most talented young musicians in Derbyshire, our City & County Ensembles are for you! 

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

FInd out more about each ensemble and how to join.

The Derbyshire City & County Youth Orchestra is one of the flagship large ensembles for Derby and Derbyshire, bringing together many of the most talented young musicians from schools and music centres across the city and county.
The Derbyshire City & County Youth Wind Band is one of the flagship large ensembles for Derby and Derbyshire, bringing together many of the most talented young musicians from schools and music centres across the city and county.
The Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra is an intermediate level orchestra for talented young musicians from schools and music centres across the city & county, acting as a stepping stone to the City & County Youth Orchestra.
The Derbyshire Youth choir is a new flagship SATB choir for Derby and Derbyshire, bringing together many of the most talented young musicians from schools and music centres across the city and county.