Welcome to CYMOnline!

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

Promotional Event

A big thank you to those who volunteered during our promotional morning on 9th September at Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre, Castleford. We gave out plenty of leaflets and had some interest, so hopefully this results in a few new members for our band and choir!

Exam Congratulations

Congratulations to Alfie Southernwood (Grade 1) and Maxx Lancaster (Grade 4) who both passed their recent Saxophone exams!

Keep in the know!

From September 2017 we will be using e-mail (rather than letters) as our primary method of communication with members and parents, so please sign up to our mailing list (here) as soon as possible.

For everyone else, we'll be launching a brand new (occasional) e-mail newsletter very soon, so please sign up for all the latest CYM news and events!

New Arrivals!

Congratulations to choir members Jade and Lee Gray on the birth of their son Finley, and to Life Member Clare Heins and her husband Stefan on the birth of their daughter Sofia, both born last week. Sofia is a brand new granddaughter for Susan and Ralph Jaggar!)

New Events

Several new concerts for 2017 have just been added to our events page, including return visits to Kirkthorpe and Knottingley, plus another joint concert with Castleford Male Voice Choir in September. This brings the total number of concerts to seven, completing our 2017 concert season.

If you're interested in us performing for you in 2018, please get in touch now!

David Lorriman

Castleford Young Musicians are very sad to announce the passing of one of our founding members David Lorriman. A service to celebrate his life will take place at Castleford Christadelphian Hall, Hartley St, off High Oxford Street, Castleford, WF10 5DQ on Thursday 2nd February at 11:45. Our condolences to his wife and former Choir Director Vera and their family.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our members, friends, family and supporters!

See you all in 2017! When? Have a look at our events page!


Bowling at The Hut!

Our first meeting of 2017 will be a member's social event, ten-pin bowling at The Hut in Airedale, Castleford, WF10 3ES, from 7pm (Map) Website.


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.


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.