We provide music-making opportunities across an area roughly bounded by Buxton, Bakewell and Hope Valley. We offer two progression routes – one for string players and one for woodwind, brass and percussion – to cater and develop players of all ages and abilities.
We rehearse weekly during term times and perform regularly, from informal concerts to events in prestigious venues such as Buxton Opera House, as well as nationally through competitions and internationally through tours.
Young musicians are invited to try a group out at any time, and new members to our beginner groups get their first full term with us for free after registering!
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WOODWIND, BRASS and PERCUSSION PLAYERS
Beginner Wind Ensembles
Beginner groups in Buxton / Bakewell / Hope Valley – for those who have mastered a handful of notes.
Intermediate Wind Band – for those between approx. grade 1 and 4 ability.
Peak District Wind Band / Peak District Big Band – for more accomplished players of approx. grade 4+ ability.
Beginner String Ensembles
Beginner groups in Curbar / Buxton – for those who have mastered a handful of notes.
Training String Orchestra – for those of approx. grade 1-2 ability.
Intermediate String Orchestra – for those of approx. grade 3-5 ability.
Peak District String Orchestra – for more accomplished players of approx. grade 5+ ability.