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Get involved at South Derbyshire Music Centre

Music-making groups and ensembles for young musicians of all abilities, based in Newhall

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

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Groups and ensembles

Any musical ability is welcomed at Derby Music Centre, with groups for total beginners up to an advanced standard.

  • Where and when?
    Groups rum from SDMC's base on Tuesday and Friday evenings at The WIlliam Allitt Academy Sunnyside, Newhall DE11 0TL

Choirs for singers of any ability
Just with a love of music!

  • Little Voices – Tuesday evenings
    For children of reception to year 2
  • Junior Voices – Tuesday evenings
    For singers of any ability aged up to 11
  • Youth Choir – Friday evenings
    For singers of any ability aged 11+

Beginner level
For beginners up to grade 1 standard

  • Club Band – Tuesdays evenings
    For woodwind and brass players able to play at least 2 notes.

Some ability / intermediate ability
For intermediate standard of grade 2-4

  • Junior Band – Tuesday evenings
    For wind, brass and percussion players
  • Family Brass Band – Tuesday evenings
    For all brass players with no age limit

More advanced ability
Approximately grade 4+ standard

  • Concert Wind Band – Friday evenings
    For wind, brass and percussion players
  • Cantabile  – Tuesday evenings
    A community choir for more advanced singers (open to adults)