County groups

Devon County Junior Choirs

Intermediate Advanced

The Devon County Junior Choirs are for any children from Years 3 to 8 who are enthusiastic about singing and wish to enhance their singing technique and perform regularly. It is not necessary for any child to have previous experience of singing in a choir - the most important things are enthusiasm and the ability to sing in tune. Schola Exe offers further tuition and experience for girls aged 13–18 and boys with unchanged voices.

Where Exeter
Who Boys and girls aged 7 to 13 (DCJC) and girls aged 13 – 18 and boys with unchanged voices aged 13 and above (Schola Exe).
Web dcjc.org.uk

Devon County Youth Brass Band

Intermediate Advanced

Devon County Youth Brass Band gives young brass and percussion players from across Devon the opportunity to learn and perform traditional and contemporary brass band music with people of their own age – regular gathering days, performance opportunities and residential courses.

Where Okehampton
Who No auditions, open to intermediate and advanced level young musicians from Grade 3-8+ ability.
Web www.dcybb.org

Devon Youth Chamber Brass

Intermediate Advanced

The Devon Youth Chamber Brass ensemble is a new Devon-wide group for all brass players of approximately Grade 5 standard and above to give students the opportunity of higher level chamber brass ensemble performance experience with like-minded individuals, with a mix of traditional repertoire and popular arrangements.

Where Exeter
Who Brass players of approximately Grade 5 standard and above.
Email Sam Massey at sam@sammasseymusic.com
Web dycb.co.uk

Devon Youth Choir

Intermediate Advanced

Take your singing to the next level with Devon Youth Choir! New for 2022, Devon Youth Choir is aimed at young singers aged 11-18 from across Devon and Torbay. Our expert vocal practitioners Elfyn Jones and Anthony Chamberlain will be delivering workshops in local schools and establishing regular gathering days for young singers in venues across the region. Sign up now to get involved!

This term's gathering days are as follows, culminating in a performance at Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 12 November at 4pm.

10.30am-12.30pm Saturday 17 September @ Exeter Phoenix EX4 3LS
10.30am-12.30pm Saturday 24 September @ Stage Left, Paignton TQ3 3HF
10.30am-12.30pm Saturday 1 October @ Ivybridge Community College PL21 0JA
10.30am-12.30pm Saturday 8 October @ Exeter (venue to be confirmed)
10.30am-12.30pm Saturday 15 October @ Stage Left, Paignton TQ3 3HF
10.30am-12.30pm Saturday 5 November @ Exeter Phoenix EX4 3LS

Click on the link below to get involved!

Where Various locations
Who Young singers aged 11-18
Email musiceducationhub@devon.gov.uk
Web www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/DevonYouthChoir

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra

Intermediate Advanced

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra is the place to learn jazz in Devon – regular gathering days, performance opportunities, residential courses and international tours.

Where Exeter
Who Intermediate and advanced level young musicians from Grade 4-8+ ability. Sit in with the band at the first rehearsal in September, auditions for instruments with limited places.
Web www.dyjo.org

Devon Youth Orchestras

Intermediate Advanced

Experience playing in a full orchestra in a safe and encouraging environment, exploring a wide range of styles with expert instrumental coaching through regular gathering days, performance opportunities and residential courses.

Where Exeter
Who Devon Youth Concert and Symphony Orchestras provide opportunities for intermediate and advanced level young musicians from Grade 4-8+ ability.
Web www.devonyouthorchestras.org

Devon Youth Wind Orchestra

Intermediate Advanced

Symphonic wind orchestra for young musicians across Devon – regular gathering days, performance opportunities, residential courses and international tours.

Where Budleigh Salterton
Who Intermediate and advanced level young musicians from Grade 4-8+ ability.
Web www.dywo.co.uk

Wren Music Devon Youth Folk Ensemble

Intermediate Advanced

Wren Music Devon Youth Folk Ensemble is an opportunity for young singers and instrumentalists to learn and perform folk and roots music from different cultures all over the world, with expert tuition from professional leaders, write new songs and arrangements, perform live and record an album.

Where Exeter
Who No auditions and you don't need to read music! Instrumentalists should be an intermediate level of ability on their instruments, no entry requirements for singers.
Web www.wrenmusic.co.uk/what-we-do/devon-youth-folk-ensemble