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These are for anyone who wishes to move from one group to the next (see below). For woodwind and brass players, it’s possible to play a first part in one band, and also a second or third part in a band which is of a higher level.
The Derbyshire Music Education Hub is a collaboration between key local and regional music organisations, led by the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership, working together to create joined up, high quality music education in and out of school.
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Click one of the links below to find out more about the Music Hub, its county music ensembles, and how to become a member.
Full and prescribed uniform should be worn at each concert. Players and singers are ‘on show’ and therefore representing the Music Centre from the moment they enter a concert venue until they leave. The uniform should be worn correctly (shirts properly tucked in, ties tied correctly, top shirt button fastened etc.).
Club Band and pBuzz groups: Your normal School Uniform
Junior, Intermediate, Senior Bands and Youth Choir: Boys’ Uniform
Long-sleeve white school-type shirt; Black trousers; Music Centre tie; Black socks; Clean black shoes (not trainers)
Junior, Intermediate, Senior Bands and Youth Choir: Girls’ Uniform
Long-sleeve white school-type shirt (which allows a tie to be tied properly); Plain black skirt (below the knee) and black tights OR Black trousers (not skin tight) and black socks; Music Centre tie; Clean black shoes (not trainers or high heels) No jewellery
Red T-Shirts (loaned at no cost); Black skirt/trousers etc as above; Clean black shoes (not trainers)
Music Centre ties can be brought from the admin desk on Music Centre evening at a cost of £6.00.
Please note: Uniform will be checked before players go on stage, and the Centre reserves the right to withdraw a player or singer if the prescribed uniform is not worn correctly.
SDMC is self-financed through pupils’ subscriptions, grants and
From September 2019, the trustees have agreed that there will be
an increase in subs in order to maintain the financial viability of the
Centre. We’ve spoken to a number of
parents about ‘value for money’ from the Centre, and the overwhelming feedback
is that compared with other out-of-school activities, we do provide very good
We’re proud that we have an excellent team of committed teachers
who strive to give each child and young person the best music experiences
possible in the area. In addition there
are always staff on hand to help individuals where necessary
From September: 2019, the subscriptions will be: £3.50 per week for all choirs and bands who rehearse on Tuesday evenings. £4.50 per week for bands which rehearse on Friday evenings and Swing Band.
There is no additional charge for young people who take part in more than one ensemble or attend both Tuesday and Friday activities. If you only attend Percussion Ensemble or Swing Band subs are per session.
Please speak in confidence with our Centre Coordinator if this increase presents a difficulty for your family.