25/09/2018 -
16:15 to 16:45
27/09/2018 -
16:00 to 16:30
28/09/2018 -
17:30 to 18:00
28/09/2018 -
18:30 to 19:00
05/10/2018 -
19:00 to 19:30


27/09/2018 -
16:00 to 16:45
28/09/2018 -
17:15 to 18:00
28/09/2018 -
17:15 to 18:30
28/09/2018 -
17:30 to 18:15
28/09/2018 -
18:30 to 20:30

September 2018 Rehearsals

The first rehearsals of the 2018/19 academic year will be in the week commencing 10 September.  All ensembles will be rehearsing at the usual days and times.  A full list of rehearsal dates for the year will be e-mailed to parents and posted on this website shortly.  If you need any further information about rehearsal arrangements please contact Marion Redman (

Events and concerts 2018

PDMC have lots of exciting events and concerts planned for 2018.

Further details will be provided to all players closer to the time but currently planned events are listed below.  Watch this space for more information!

Event Dates 2018

11th February:           PDWB – Music for Youth at Hope Valley College

Confirmation- PDMC rehearsals start week commencing 10 September

We have been made aware that, due to updates from our service provider, there has been over a week's delay in some parents receiving our e-mail about arrangements for the start of term.  This will have made the message rather confusing for those parents.  Rehearsals all start in the week commencing 10 September and will be in the usual place/time unless otherwise advised.  If you have any quest

Summer concert at St John's Church 29 June

Our annual senior ensemble summer concert (usually the Fringe concert, but a week too early this year to be a fringe event) at St John's Church will take place at 7.30pm on Friday 29 June at St John's Church.  This year it will feature all our senior ensembles- Peak District String Orchestra, Peak District WInd Band and Peak District Big Band.  If you heard them play at the Gala concert last we

Beginner wind rehearsal Friday 8 June

There will be a joint rehearsal for Buxton Beginner Wind Band, Hope Valley Beginner Wind Band and Bakewell Beginner Wind Band on Friday 8 June at Lady Manners School from 5.30-6.15pm (ie usual Bakewell Beginner WInd rehearsal time).  This will give players an opportunity to practice playing as a larger ensemble in advance of the Gala concert.

Wind concert 20 April 2018

Bakewell Beginner Wind Band, Hope Valley Beginner Wind Band, Training Wind Band and Intermediate Wind Band have an informal concert at Lady Manners School on Friday 20 April at 7.15pm.  Please see e-mails for arrivale times for each band.  Please note- Peak District Wind Band will NOT be taking part as they had a (rather fantastic) concert last week.

New Trustees voted in at PDMC AGM

We are very pleased to welcome two new Trustees, Nicholas Buttle and Amanda Whittlestone, elected at the PDMC's AGM on 15 November 2017.  Anne Griffiths, Tim Budd and Fiona Wilcock stepped down from their Trustee posts- we thank them very much for their contribution over the years.  All other Trustees were re-elected.  Copies of the Trustees Annual Report and AGM minutes will be posted here soo

PDMC Annual General Meeting

All Peak District Music Centres members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Wednesday 15 November 2017 at 7pm in the Dome, Buxton.  A full notice of this Annual General Meeting (including further details on nominations/resolutions and contact details for the Secretary) can be found in the 'Parents' section of the PDMC website.

Friends of PDMC

We invite you to become a Friend of Peak District Music Centres (PDMC).

By becoming a Friend, you will help us to provide opportunities for young people to: