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James Dickinson - Head of Hertfordshire Music Service


Friends of Hertfordshire
County Youth Music Groups

The Friends Association supports all Hertfordshire’s County Youth Music Groups to enhance young peoples’ musical experiences and opportunities through :

  • Financial contributions towards the purchase of instruments
  • Tour subsidies
  • Financial assistance for the less advantaged
  • Promotion of and support for concerts
  • Sponsorship of brochures
  • Commissions

Every member of a County group and their families are automatically a Friend and are welcome to attend the Friends' termly committee meetings.


Friends Patron Scheme

For more significant benefits and to provide extra help to Hertfordshire’s young musicians please consider becoming a Patron. Our Patrons receive, for all concerts :

  • Two free tickets
  •  Reserved VIP seats
  • An invitation to VIP receptions

To become a Patron, we request that you make a minimum annual contribution of £150. To become a Patron, please contact: Nick Baker

How Friends is Run

We are run by a friendly and enthusiastic committee, assisted by event stewards. We always welcome additional help, both as a committee member or for occasional concert duty, such as providing refreshments or running raffles. As an event helper you will get a free ticket for the concert you are supporting. We would welcome your help either as a new committee member or at a future event. Please do make contact if you feel able to give a little of your time to support Hertfordshire’s young musicians through Friends.

Click here to see details of future events:- What’s On’ 

Next Meeting

All members of the Friends of Hertfordshire County Youth Music Groups (FHYM) 2017 are cordially invited to the AGM which will be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday 17th May 2017 at the Mid Herts Centre for Music and Arts, Birchwood Avenue, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 0PS.

For further details click HERE

Contact Information

Friends of CYMG Committee:

Nick Baker

Treasurer Nick Baker
Secretary Nicola Ryall 
Membership Secretary Jane Prince

Carol Hanlan
Steve Saint
Surinder Bhatia
John Bruce-Jones