Welcome to CYMOnline!

Castleford Young Musicians is a concert band and choir of approximately 50 musicians and singers primarily 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

2022 Performances

We can now confirm the majority of our planned 2022 concerts and other performances, as follows:

Sunday 8th May (Band Only)
Low Ackworth Community Centre Fun Day 11am - 1pm

Sunday 5th June
Queen's Park Castleford. Queen's Jubilee performance in the bandstand, with Castleford Male Voice Choir, 2pm - 4pm

Friday 24th June
Annual Presentation Concert, Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre, Castleford, 7:30pm. Contact us for tickets (£5 adults, kids free) Includes light refreshments

Saturday 16th July
Sun Court, Spa Theatre, Scarborough, 2pm

Friday 14th October
St Peter's Church, Kirkthorpe, Wakefield, 7:30pm

Christmas 2021

Exactly two years on from our last public performance...we're back! Our 2021 Christmas Concert will take place on Friday 17th December at 7pm, at Trinity Methodist Church, Powell Street, Castleford WF10 1EL (near Castleford Train Station). To celebrate our return, we're excited to confirm that tickets for this concert will be FREE! Admission will be strictly by pre-booked tickets only, however, so please e-mail as soon as possible if you would like to be there.

Getting Ready for Christmas!

Rehearsals are now well underway for our Christmas Concert at Trinity Methodist Church in Castleford on 17th December. Here's our band rehearsing 'A Holiday Swing-a-Long' just before half term. Ticket information coming soon!

An Extra Special Christmas!

Our Christmas Concert this year will take place on Friday 17th December 2021 at Trinity Methodist Church, Powell Street, Castleford.

This will be our first performance in two years, and we have some very exciting news coming soon, so pencil us in your diaries and keep an eye out for updates in the next couple of weeks!


Promotional Video!

Our promotional video is now live! A big thank you to Sarah Clarkson for putting it all together. Please follow the link below to watch it, and more importantly, please share it with anyone you think may be interested in joining us.

We're back in full swing now after our enforced break due to the pandemic, and there's never been a better time to join. Contact us for more details. Click here to see the video

Colours of the Wind - Virtual Performance

Not to be outdone by the band, some of our choir members have been busy creating a virtual performance of their own, recording their parts for 'Colours of the Wind'. A big thank you and well done to you all, and to Sarah Clarkson once again for putting them all together. You can watch both videos here.

A Thousand Years - Virtual Performance

As well as attempting the CYM Ultimate Quiz (see below) some of our band members have been busy creating a virtual performance of 'A Thousand Years'. A big thank you to everyone who took part and to Sarah Clarkson for putting all the videos together. You can watch the video here. Not to be outdone, the choir are currently attempting a similar performance of 'Colours of the Wind'. Check back here soon to see the result!

CYM Ultimate Quiz

The CYM Ultimate Quiz has been created for a little bit of light entertainment while we're in lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. Although it's primarily aimed at our current membership, there are some questions that may be easier for past members, and we'd love to hear how our friends and supporters do too! Click here to have a go!

Children's University

CYM are a registered Learning Destination with the Children's University, so our younger members can earn hours for their Passports to Learning by taking part in rehearsals and concerts. We are also more than happy to invite new members who may be part of the Children's University and want to fill their passports! For more information about the Children's University, visit their website

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.

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.