• Peak District Big Band at Blues and Americana Festival

    A great night of blues and jazz was enjoyed by a packed house at Leek’s Foxlowe Arts Centre as part of the annual Blues and Americana Festival.  The Peak District Big Band featured guest soloist Alex Clarke – a rising star on the jazz scene – and ex member Molly Rider. They will be appearing again at next year’s Arts Festival in May.

PDMC 2019 AGM

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be at 7pm on 13 November 2019 at the Devonshire Dome, Buxton.  All parents/carers of players are very welcome to come along- we would love to see you there,  Please see the AGM Notice on this website under the 'Parents' tab (pdmc.org.uk/parents) for full details.

Events

06/12/2019 - 18:30 to 21:00
13/12/2019 - 19:00 to 21:00
15/12/2019 - 19:00 to 21:00
29/03/2020 - 18:00 to 19:00
19/06/2020 - 18:00 to 21:00

Rehearsals

23/10/2019 - 19:00 to 21:00
04/11/2019 - 16:45 to 17:30
04/11/2019 - 17:00 to 18:00
05/11/2019 - 16:00 to 16:45
06/11/2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

Peak District Big Band at Blues and Americana Festival

A great night of blues and jazz was enjoyed by a packed house at Leek’s Foxlowe Arts Centre as part of the annual Blues and Americana Festival.  The Peak District Big Band featured guest soloist Alex Clarke – a rising star on the jazz scene – and ex member Molly Rider. They will be appearing again at next year’s Arts Festival in May.

Parents

In this section, you will find pages above on how to register your child with a group; how to volunteer as a parent helper; letters and forms. Reports and minutes of the annual AGM can be found on the Trustees page.

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:

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