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Get involved at Peak District Music Centres

Music-making groups and ensembles for musicians of all ages and abilities | Based in Bakewell and Buxton and the Peak District area

PDMCPeak District Music Centres runs groups and ensembles tiered by ability to provide the best experience and progression routes for players of all standards.

Ensembles and groups run throughout the week at various locations within the Peak District region.

Groups and ensembles

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

Beginner level

For beginner wind and brass players up to grade 1 ability:

  • Buxton Beginner Winds − Thursdays in Buxton
    Hope Valley Beginner Winds − Tuesdays in Hope

For beginner string players up to grade 1 ability:

  • Hope Valley Beginner Strings − Mondays 4.45 - 5.30pm at Curbar Primary School, Curbar 
    Buxton Beginner Strings − Fridays 5.15 - 6.00pm at St. Thomas More School, Buxton

Some ability / Intermediate ability

  • Peak District Training String Orchestra − Fridays in Buxton
    for string players of approx. grade 1-3 ability
  • Peak District Intermediate String Orchestra − Fridays in Buxton
    for string players of approx. grade 3-5 ability 
  • Peak District Intermediate Wind Band − Fridays in Bakewell
    for wind, brass and percussion players of approx. grade 3-5 ability 

More advanced ability

  • Peak District Big Band − Wednesdays in Buxton
    for jazz players of approx grade 4+ ability 
  • Peak District Wind Band − Fridays in Bakewell
    for wind, brass and percussion players of approx. grade 5+ ability 
  • Peak District String Orchestra − Fridays in Buxton
    for string players of approx. grade 5+ ability 

Contact

Web pdmc.org.uk | Email admin@pdmc.org.uk | Facebook @PeakDistrictMusicCentres | Tel 07798 714825


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Peak District Music Centres (PDMC) hosts groups and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the Buxton, Bakewell and surrounding Peak District areas of Derbyshire.