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Summer Concerts:   These are being held in late June.  Please see the Events Page for more details.

Junior Ensembles:   Our Junior Strings, Wind Band ,Brass Ensemble and Junior Voices presented their Easter Concert at The Pingle School, Swadlincote (Wednesday 5 April).    All players and singers showcased some of the music which has been prepared in the last term, and their music was very well-received by the large and appreciative audience.  It was lovely to have with us on this occasion  members of John Port Satellite Ensemble.   

Clubs’ Concert:  Our youngest SDMC members provided a lovely short programme for parents and friends at the end of term (Tuesday 4 April) in The William Allitt School. Each group performed confidently and musically, and we’re looking forward to some of these players moving up to the Junior Ensembles very soon.

Glebe/SDMC Wind Band Project  Special thanks to the national award-winning Glebe Symphonic Wind Band for their stunning performance on Sunday 2 April at The Pingle School, Swadlincote.   Members of our Intermediate and Concert Wind Bands took part in workshops during the afternoon, and then played alongside Glebe Band  musicians in the concert.   This annual event is definitely one of the highlights of our SDMC calendar!

Sing Out Informal Concert    The informal concert at Swadlincote Catholic Church  on Friday evening, 24 March was a really lovely occasion.   The audience was treated to a varied programme of songs by the community choir – all expertly directed by Richard Jeffries.  Dates for Sing Out 14 have now been confirmed (please see the Sing Out page)

Music for Youth –   SDMC’s Junior Strings linked with Junior Strings from South East Derbyshire’s Music Centre on Saturday (18 March) to play in the Music for Youth Regional Festival.  The ensemble was directed by Paul O’Connor at The Coton Centre.  Well done to all these young performers: you played beautifully!

Friday Night is Music Night      We had a super concert on Friday evening (10 March) in Swadlincote Catholic Church.  The Intermediate Wind Band, Concert Band and Swing Band joined forces to present a varied programme of music as a ‘thank you’ for the continued use of this wonderful building for many of our concerts.  Also taking part were the new Flute Ensemble and Youth Choir.  A total of £610 was raised for the church



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