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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)...

February Residential Course
Sunday 20 - Tuesday 22 February 2022 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick

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

Rehearsal Morning
Sunday 6 February 2022 9.00am-1.00pm – the Hayes Conference Centre

Spring Residential Course
Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 March 2020 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick
Concert TBC

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

February Residential Course
Sunday 20 - Tuesday 22 February 2022 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick

What's coming up for the Derbyshire Youth Choir...

Rehearsal Day
Sunday 23 January 2022, 9.00am - 4.00pm at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick

Spring Residential Course
Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 March 2022 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick