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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’ 

AGM & Next Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will take place on 4th June 2018, at 7.45pm Mid-Herts Centre of Music & Arts, Birchwood Av, Hatfield, AL10 0PS.  All members are warmly invited to attend. Please come along to find out more about what the Friends does to support the wonderful work of the Youth Music Service or if you would like to join the team (as a committee member or as a volunteer). 

The next committee meeting will be held after the AGM at a venue to be confirmed. If you would like to attend please contact Nicola Ryall

Friends of CYMG Committee: 

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

Other committee members are:

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