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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

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.