County Wind Ensemble (Dectet)

County Wind Ensemble 

About the Dectet

The County Wind Ensemble is one of the woodwind chamber groups of the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust and rehearses on Friday evenings in Room 18 at the Kettering Road Music and Arts Centre from 5pm to 6pm. The director for the 2018 to 2019 season is Iona Walker.

The Wind Ensemble is a 11 piece orchestral wind group, usually referred to as Dectet and currently known as TGI Dectet (+1).

The standard 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 Music for Youth Regional Festival and National Festival. 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.