The Dectet in action
The County Wind Ensemble in performance at the
National Festival of Music for Youth, Cripps Hall, Northampton, March 2013.
About the Dectet
The County Wind Ensemble is one of the four woodwind chamber groups of the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust and rehearses on Friday evenings in Room 14 at the
Kettering Road Music and Arts Centre from 5pm to 6pm. The director for the 2016 to 2017 season is Dawn Loane.
The Wind Ensemble is a 10 piece orchestral wind group, usually referred to as Dectet and currently known as TGI Dectet.
The instrumental line up is 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 french horns and 2 bassoons, although some of the repertoire includes use of piccolo, bass clarinet, cor anglais and contra bassoon. Their annual programme includes a series of concerts around the county and regular appearances at the regional round of the
National Festival of Music for Youth. In the summer of 2013 they undertook their first concert tour to Scotland.
Recent letters to members
How to join us
Members of the Dectet are drawn by invitation from the wind and horn players in our county groups. Auditions are held annually in July. See the
auditions page for further information.