Peak District Wind Band

PDWB Rehearsals

Friday, 2 March, 2018 -
17:30 to 19:30
Friday, 9 March, 2018 -
17:30 to 19:30
Friday, 16 March, 2018 -
17:30 to 19:30
Friday, 23 March, 2018 -
17:30 to 19:30
Friday, 13 April, 2018 -
18:30 to 20:30

PDWB Events

Sunday, 17 June, 2018 -
12:00 to 22:00

The Peak District Wind Band (formerly High Peak Wind Band), is the senior wind ensemble of the Peak District Music Centres and comprises around 50 players from the Peak District in the heart of the UK.

Ensemble Director: Gareth Widdowson

Rehearsal Venue: Lady Manners School

Day & Time: Fridays, 18:30-20:30

The band rehearses weekly and performs frequent concerts in the surrounding area as well as embarking on European tours; recent venues include Lake Garda in Italy, Austria, and in Summer 2014 the Leipzig area of Germany. They play a varied repertoire, drawing on original wind ensemble pieces by English and American composers such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst and Phillip Sparke; as well as arrangements of orchestral works by composers such as Brahms, Debussy and Malcolm Arnold; and compilations of film and show music by such as John Williams, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer and Steven Sondheim.

Many senior players go on to study music at university or music college.


Just a reminder that there will be no Bakewell Beginner WInd, Training Wind Band, Intermediate Wind Band or Peak District Wind Band rehearsals on Friday 16 February 2018.  Rehearsals for these groups resume on Friday 2 March 2018 after the half te

Buxton Community School will open for us tonight, and LMS is open as normal, so all rehearsals will be on as usual. Please make your decisions about travelling tonight, and take care. 

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Evening Gala Concert


Sunday, 18 June, 2017 -
19:00 to 21:00


Trumpets (header)

Celebrate a year of music making in the Peak District with our young musicians at our annual Gala Concerts. The Evening Concert will feature the Peak District String Orchestra, Intermediate Strings, Peak District Wind Band, Intermediate Wind, Peak District Big Band, Peak District Youth Choir and Junior Choir. 

PDMC Buxton Festival Fringe Concert


Friday, 8 July, 2016 -
19:30 to 21:30


The Peak District String Orchestra returns to play in the Buxton Festival Fringe on Friday 8 July, after their fantastic success this time last year, and this time will be joined by the equally talented Peak District Wind Band. The programme will include Handel’s Concerto Grosso no 5, Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Britten’s Simple Symphony.

PDSO, PDWB and Orchestra of the Peaks Joint Concert


Saturday, 19 March, 2016 -
19:00 to 21:00


Orchestra of the Peaks April 2015

A collaborative concert featuring performances from the award winning Peak District String Orchestra, and a combined band formed by the Dark Peak Concert Band and the Peak District Concert Band. For the second half of the concert, players from both music centres have joined together to form the Orchestra of the Peaks to perform movements from Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 5.