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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

An Evening of Music on the Lanes

Tickets are now on sale for 'An Evening of Music on the Lanes'. On the evening of Friday 13th July, Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre will be opening for a special concert to raise money for our 'Defibrillators for Castleford' appeal. Priced at just £10 for adults, with child tickets for £5, tickets include a mini afternoon tea with Prosecco (for the adults of course!)
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Defibrilators for Castleford Appeal

CYM are pleased to announce the launch of a new joint fundraising campaign with Carlton Lanes to bring much needed defibrillators to Castleford town centre. We are aiming to raise enough money to locate two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the Shopping Centre which will be available for use by members of the public should the need arise.

Castleford Young Musicians will be raising money through various fundraising events, donations and collections at concerts, but we're very pleased to announce that 100% of the profit from our Annual Concert at the Civic Centre on Friday 11th May will go towards this appeal.

Neighbourhood Improvement Fund

Castleford Young Musicians are very pleased to announce our successful application for £500 from Wakefield Council’s Neighbourhood Improvement Fund. This will go towards replacing our well used music stands which have served us well for over 15 years, but they have certainly seen better days!

Next Concert

Our next concert takes place on Friday 27th April in the Church Hall at St Joseph's Primary School in Castleford (next door to our rehearsal venue) on Friday 27th April at 7:30pm. Tickets cost £5 and will be available on the door.

Please check our events page for a full list of this year's concerts.

Annual Concert Early Bird Offer!

Tickets for our Annual Cabaret Concert at Castleford Civic Centre on Friday 11th May are now on sale, with an early bird offer until 31st March. Save £1 per ticket by ordering them before this date either by e-mailing us here or calling (01977) 511971. Alternatively book them online:
Book now (Please note, a booking fee of 30p per ticket applies online)

Joint Concert with Featherstone Male Voice Choir

CYM were invited to perform with Featherstone Male Voice Choir at Featherstone Methodist Church on Friday 9th March to raise money for the Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract. The Mayor's Concert was a fantastic evening; the packed out audience enjoying a wide range of music from both organisations. Many thanks to those who left us comments on social media:
"You were all completely fabulous. Hope you are very proud of yourselves, because you really should be. Fantastic mix of talent." Julie Marris
"Thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening. Well done everyone!" Pauline West
"What a brilliant night that was ! From the youngest performer to the oldest, everyone looked as if they were really enjoying it, and delivered a memorable evening’s entertainment. Thanks to all of you" John Harvey
"Fantastic concert. Everyone was amazing. I was so proud of our son for being able to be part of it" Claire Lancaster
"Brilliant concert, didn’t want it to end!" Vanessa Clarkson
"Well done to all concerned another amazing concert" Pauline Dyson
"Wonderful evening, enjoyed every minute. Well done everyone!" Phyllis Harvey

CYM Social Event

This year's CYM New Year social event takes place at Gravity at Xscape on Friday 5th January. Members are invited to join us from 7pm for a free trampolining session and a chance to catch up with everyone. Socks and a drink will be provided. Parents can collect children at 9pm.

Gravity require a waiver to be signed by anyone wanting to take part. Members under the age of 18 years will need a parent/guardian to complete the waiver on their behalf. Members over the age of 18 years need their own Waiver. Please follow the link below, then contact Phil or Ralph to confirm your place:

Help us Spread the Word!

Social media is one of the cheapest, easiest and most effective methods of promotion available to us, but we need your support! Please like and share our pages and posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to help spread the word! Why not keep up to date with all the CYM news and events by joining our mailing list too?! Click here to sign up.

Calling All Clarinettists!

Castleford Young Musicians are always on the lookout for new band and choir members, but we're currently very keen to invite any clarinettists who may wish to join us. There are NO AUDITIONS, so if you're aged between 8 and 25 and are at least grade 1 standard please come down to a rehearsal and see what you think! Contact us for more information.

Christmas Cabaret Concert

Tickets for our 2017 Christmas Cabaret Concert at Castleford Civic Centre on Friday 15th December are now on sale! Priced at £7.50* for adults, with school-aged children going free and one free ticket for every table of 10, we believe this is the best value ticket in town! Click here to buy your tickets now (*please note there is a £1 booking fee per transaction for online sales). Alternatively, give us a call on (01977) 511971, drop us an e-mail or see any of our members!

Become a Friend of CYM

Our annual patron's scheme 'Friends of CYM' is a great way to support Castleford Young Musicians if you're not musical or you fall outside our membership age range! Memberships renew each August, but between now and the end of January we have a special half-year offer for only £5 (single membership) or just £6 (joint membership). There is no commitment from August 2017, but if you would like to continue supporting us, membership for the following 12 months will be £12 (single) and £15 (joint).

This is an excellent way to help CYM with their fundraising efforts - if you're interested please complete the form on our Friends page. Contact us if you would like more information.

Assistant Choir Director

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.