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Castleford Young Musicians is a concert band and choir of approximately 50 young people between the ages of 8 and 25, based in West Yorkshire, England. We meet every Friday evening in term time at St Joseph's Primary School, Pontefract Road, Castleford to prepare for regular concerts throughout Yorkshire.
If you are interested in joining our band or choir, or would like to find out how we could help raise money for you by performing a concert, please telephone (01977) 511971, or e-mail us here!


Latest News

Christmas Tickets

Tickets are now on sale for our Christmas Concerts! The first is our joint concert with Castleford Male Voice Choir at Pontefract Central Methodist Church on 2nd December at 7pm.
This concert has been arranged following our very successful joint concert last year at the Civic Centre and is definitely one not to miss. Tickets are priced at just £8 for adults with accompanied children free, and can be purchased on the door.
Don't forget though, buy your ticket from us in advance, along with a ticket for our Christmas Cabaret Concert on the 16th December and pay just £15 for the pair!

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Our main Christmas concert takes place two weeks after this, on Friday 16th December with our Annual Cabaret Concert at the Civic Centre in Castleford, with a 7:30pm start. Once again this concert is very kindly sponsored by Handelsbanken Castleford. Tickets are again priced at £8 for adults with under 16's free. To buy tickets for this event only, follow the link below:

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Don't forget our shorter performance of Christmas music inbetween these dates too - at St Paul's Church, Glasshoughton, on Friday 9th December at 7pm.

Geoff Marshall

Castleford Young Musicians are sad to announce the passing last week of Geoff Marshall. Geoff was a very active supporter of our group in the 80’s and 90’s while his son Phil was a member of the band, organising many fundraising events and taking on the role of Chair of the Parents Group at the time. His funeral will take place at Kettlethorpe Crematorium on Friday 28th October at 11am.

50th Anniversary

Our reunion social event on 2nd September 2016 marked the end of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, with members past and present coming together to share memories of their time with CYM. It's been a very busy year, with the production of a CD and DVD, as well as our Anniversary Concert in May.

If you're a past member and haven't yet requested your free copy of our CD or DVD, click here!


Introducing our Instagram account! Have a look at photos from our Annual Concert on 8th May, plus photos from the last 50 years! Photos will be added on a regular basis, so keep checking back!


CYM are currently looking for someone to come along and help our Choir Director. Hopefully this would eventually lead to taking over the directorship of the choir. This is a voluntary position and rehearsals are held on Friday evenings 7pm-9pm (term time only). This would be a great opportunity for anyone who enjoys choral work with a membership of young people aged between 8 and 25 years. For any further information or interest, please contact our secretary on (01977) 511971.