Deviock Community Music

Rehearsal dates

DCM holds its regular Tuesday night rehearsals during school term times at The Zone (Chapel by the Sea), Main Road, Downderry PL11 3LE. Doors open at 7pm, we start playing at 7.30 and finish at 9.30pm.

We welcome new members who fancy dusting down their instrument (or tonsils) and joining us. Anyone can play and/or sing with us regardless of musical ability. For more info, please telephone our MD Andy Painter on 07432 420 411 and/or email [email protected] (please write 'DCM' in the subject box).

A small charge per session (see below) is made to cover our musical director's expenses and the hire cost of the hall. Light refreshments are provided. Please bring your own instrument plus amplification, leads and stands if required, all in safe working order.

Forthcoming Events

Please visit our Facebook page for news of upcoming concerts.

About Us

Founded in November 2010, Deviock Community Music (DCM) is a community music group based in Deviock, South East Cornwall. The original idea was to invite anyone who fancied making music to get together with others who felt the same way, regardless of ability or style. Many people enjoy playing music in their youth but for whatever reason, give it up in later life - with that in mind, DCM's aim was to provide an opportunity for people to dust off their instruments and collectively re-experience the joys of music.

Guided by our experienced musical director Andy Painter, DCM provides ensemble music training and performance opportunities for local people. It is affordable, not-for-profit, belongs fully to its membership and is non-denominational. All ages are welcome, gender is not an issue, we do not hold auditions - anyone wishing to be in the band is made very welcome and is encouraged to join in.

We now have around 20 members spanning a wide age range from teenagers to 80-year-olds. The band plays a mixture of musical styles; everyone has a great time playing together and the atmosphere is supportive and encouraging, proof that it really doesn't matter what standard you are, it's the taking part that counts.

So, whether you play flute, woodwind, trumpet, saxophone, violin, electric or acoustic guitar, banjo, bass, keyboard, drums, a percussion instrument or a kazoo, please feel free to come along to our Tuesday night community music sessions. Our friendly MD will find something for you to play which suits your abilities. So don't be shy: take a deep breath, talk a friend into coming along too, and let's make some sweet music together!

New members are always welcome, regardless of musical ability, age or experience. Our rehearsal dates are listed above if you want to come and join us, or maybe just drop in and listen. You don't have to commit to regular attendance, just come along for one session if you like!

Contact Andy Painter tel. 07432 420 411, email [email protected]


Subs are collected at each rehearsal session - anyone who can't afford to pay is allowed to join in free of charge.

Subscription prices (per session):
£4 per rehearsal attended or £3 if paid upfront for the term. Subsidies available for under 18s.

After paying for hire of The Zone for rehearsals, any balance remaining is given to our musical director towards his costs, with a small float held in reserve for other band expenses (sheet music, equipment, etc.)

Charitable fund-raising

In addition to playing at local events and festivals, we also fund-raise as a band by putting on affordable local concerts, mostly performing free of charge in support of a variety of good causes - these include the charities Cornwall Hospice Care, Shelter Box and Famine Relief, local fund-raising events for St. Germans Group Parish and Millbrook Methodist Chapel, and playing at the St. Nicolas School and Downderry Christmas carol services. We have also supported the Downderry Big Lunch and The Duloe Beer and Cider Festival (which raises money to support the community shop). Our gig at the Royal Cornwall Showground on 1st July 2012 was the major annual fund-raising event for Cornwall Hospice Care, with an audience in the region of 3,500 people.

Music Around Deviock


DCM gratefully acknowledges the support of Music Around Deviock,
Cornwall Council, Deviock Parish Council & Cornwall Community Foundation

Text and images Deviock Community Music, Deviock, Cornwall.
Midsummer MADness photos by kind permission of Chris Bowden (2013 and 2014) and Marielle Newton (2015).
All photos the original photographers.

Tessa, Sarah & Pat          DCM woodwind

The Zone, Downderry
The Zone, Downderry

Sarah Medway (DCM)

DCM 2018

DCM 2018

DCM 2018

DCM violin

Sax players

DCM flautist