We hope you can attend the East Durham Christmas Concert at Wellfield Community School on Wednesday 6th December. Music Groups from all over East Durham will be coming to take part. Read more
Senior Wind Band will be playing at Carrville Methodist Church on Friday 8th December. A lively evening of festive music for wind band, to get everyone in a Christmassy mood!
Concert starts at 7 p.m. - no ticket required.
Donations to be taken to cover costs and fund the band.
Pupils please arrive at 6 p.m. Read more
This group is open to pupils in the Spennymoor area who play guitars, drums, keyboards or sing. We rehearse every Thursday from 3-4pm at Whitworth Park Academy and prepare songs for live performances across the school year. This group is open to students working at Grade 3 upwards in guitars, drums, keyboards, vocals. Read more
DMS Stars Band and Wind Band Christmas Showcase is a fun, festive concert, featuring performances from DMS Stars Band Consett and DMS Consett Wind Band, as well as some of our talented soloists.
Pupils please arrive at 4.30 p.m.
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Music Group Registrations launched on Monday 11th September with rehearsals starting the week beginning 18th September.
Did you know Durham Music Service offers lots of chances to make music in a band or group? Whether you have played in one of our groups before, or at the start of your musical journey, Durham Music Service can’t wait to welcome you!
Playing in a group and singing is a brilliant experience for young musicians. There’s the chance to make new friends during rehearsals and share your music making at special performances with friends and family. We regularly perform at venues such as Gala Durham, Durham Cathedral, Sage Gateshead and our home at Ushaw Historic House. What’s more, all Durham Music Service groups are fully subsidised, so there is no cost to join in the fun.
There are so many groups to choose from, meeting at various venues across Durham and Darlington. Check out our groups (below) and talk to your instrument or singing teacher to find out which group is best for you. Both current Durham Music Service and pupils who receive lessons elsewhere are very welcome.
Use the filter below to find the right group for instrument type and playing level.
PLEASE NOTE: Existing members of all groups will need to re-register. This is to make sure all parental/carer permissions are up to date. Thank you.
This is a group especially for beginner players for their first taste of playing in a Band.
Playing in a band is a fun way to improve musical skills and give a first taste of performing alongside other children at the start of their musical journey. Targeted especially for those in their first years of learning a Brass, Woodwind or Percussion instrument.
This is a FREE group to join.
"Peterlee Rock Band is open to any secondary school pupil looking to play in a rock band! Playing or singing in a group is a brilliant experience: There’s the chance to make new friends during rehearsals, develop new musical skills and celebrate success at special performances with friends and family.
All instruments welcome!
Look forward to seeing you there!
N.B Can Guitarists and Bass players please bring own instruments please
Want to be a rock star?
Want to play in Band?
Now’s your chance…
DMS Darlington Rocks is a weekly twilight session run by specialist Rock & Pop tutors at Hummersknott Academy for students of grade 3 or above on drums, guitar and vocals.
Rock and Pop Band working towards live performances
This is a great opportunity for Secondary age students to put together a Rock or Pop group, or provide a space for existing groups. There will be an informal end-of-term gig to share what we have achieved with family and friends.
This is your opportunity to make music in a group.
DMS Stars orchestra (Formerly Durham First Orchestra) is a fun and friendly music group who meet together every Monday at Durham Johnston School.
Durham City Orchestra is a thriving and friendly group for young string players who have progressed from Durham 1st orchestra.
Durham Music City Wind Band is a fun band for pupils from all over Durham City
Start your week by making music every Monday!
Learn to play rock, classical and jazz to start your journey towards becoming a complete musician.
We are delighted to launch The Durham City Stars Wind band.
This is a group is aimed at beginner players who have been playing for approximately 1 year.
Come along and sing with other people.
Durham Music Jazz Jam offers the first steps into jazz and creating your own music. We play fun, upbeat music that ranges from jazz to dance music.
Instruments: Woodwind, brass, keyboard, guitar, drums
Durham Music Jazz offers musicians different ways to express themselves and have fun. The group covers a range of genres and the musicians have the opportunity to choose the music they play.
Instruments - Woodwind, brass, keyboard, guitar, drums.
Make music every Tuesday in DMS Stars Easington!
This is a group which aims to give musicians a fun experience playing in a music group.
Come along and sing with other people
Durham Music Training Choirs are open to anyone aged 9-14 who loves singing!
Come and join in with a brand new fun friendly group especially for violins, viola's and cellos of ALL abilities in East Durham!
We will meet weekly during term time, to play together learning pieces of music, along with playing musical games and generally having a lovely musical time! We aim to share our skills to families and friends with at least 2 performances each year.
Come along to our fantastic new home at Wellfield school to make friends and make music!
Darlington String Orchestra is a fun and sociable group of string players from across Darlington
Playing in a string group is a brilliant way to make great progress on an instrument and to have lots of fun while doing so!
We hope you can attend the East Durham Christmas Concert at Wellfield Community School on Wednesday 6th December. Music Groups from all over East Durham will be coming to take part.