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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

The next committee meeting will be on 27th September at 7.45pm at the Mid Herts Centre for Music & Arts, Birchwood Avenue, Hatfield, AL10 0PS

Friends of CYMG Committee: 

Chair Nick Baker (acting, position vacant)
Treasurer David Sheridan
Secretary Nicola Ryall 
Membership Secretary Jane Prince

Other committee members are:

Steve Saint
Surinder Bhatia
John Bruce Jones
Bill O’Neill
Sara Cranfield
Helen Holehouse