About Us

Derwent Valley Wind Band is a community wind band for all ages. The main band practices on Monday evenings at 6:45pm-8.30pm at Ecclesbourne School, Duffield during school term time. Come along for a few rehearsals without obligation before you decide whether you would like to join.

Under the musical direction of Russell Bevan we provides an informal but productive opportunity for adults and young people to play wind instruments. We perform about a dozen concerts each year.

Is Derwent Valley for you?
The youngest member of the band was born at around the time the oldest member retired so when we say all ages welcome we mean it! Playing in a band is an excellent way for all members of a family to join in an activity on an equal footing. Some parents have decided to take up an instrument for the first time so as to share an interest with their children. It certainly beats providing the normal parent’s taxi service. The band offers a change from the school teaching environment for younger players. The enthusiasm and light heartedness of the youngsters keeps the adults from taking themselves too seriously. If you’re still unsure then come along and see what it’s like, we’re a friendly bunch so come and join us!