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
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.
A PDMC Gala Christmas Concert in the amazing venue of the Dome, University of Derby in Buxton featuring the Peak District Wind Band, Peak District String Orchestra, Buxton Beginner Wind, Hope Valley Beginner Wind, Buxton Preparatory Strings and Hope Valley Preparatory Strings.