All posts by Simon Thomas

| Virtual Summer School


All members of South Derbyshire Music Centre have been invited to take part in a Free Virtual Music Summer School being run by the Cornwall Music Service Trust.

Click on the image above to be taken straight to the page, then follow the online instructions

The course is open to anyone from Grade 1 and above, its an amazing opportunity to enhance your music skills and have fun at the same time.

Closing Date for entries: Thursday June 30th

Our thanks to Samantha Pope for arranging this amazing oportunity

| SDMC 200 Club Winners

Winners December 2021 – double draw

1st prize of £50 – Ava O’Brien, Joyce Chilver

2nd prize of £10 – Callum Davis, Rebecca Auterson

3rd prize of £10 – Judith Long, Simon Thomas

4th prize of £10 – Laura Stanion, Harry Sneath

5th prize of £10 – Pete Massey, Jonty Hines

6th prize of £10 – Caroline Mundin, Will Massey

Thank you ALL for your support

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SDMC News and Concerts

The following is a list of our tutors in music centre who are very willing to give you lessons, either regularly or occasionally, if you’re not able to access lessons from your usual teacher. They can also support you with your theory work.

Contact details are:

Matt Pope (Brass):

Samantha Pope: (Brass & Theory)

Peter Glenville: (Clarinet & Theory)

Clair Thompson: (Flute, Saxophone & Theory)

Nick Parrans-Smith (Brass)

Becca Pope: (Brass + some woodwind)

Help Music Centre – with Gift Aid

Everyone who is a British tax payer can take part in the Gift Aid scheme. If you sign up to Gift Aid, it means SDMC can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give and it will not cost you any extra. To do this you must make sure you are signed up first. Simply fill in the following form and hand it into us at the welcome desk. If you don’t have access to a printer please ask us for a copy. Please speak with Helen Smith or Lesley Holt if you have any queries.

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Auditions – Progression Pathways

For members of South Derbyshire Music Centre

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.

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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.

Find out more…

Click one of the links below to find out more about the Music Hub, its county music ensembles, and how to become a member.