Bromley Youth Music Trust
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What is the BYMT?

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What is the BYMT?

Bromley Youth Music Trust is an independent music service nationally renowned for providing a very high quality comprehensive and inclusive instrumental and vocal music education to the young people of Bromley and surrounding areas, as well as providing opportunities for performance in a wide range of settings to enhance the musical understanding and appreciation of pupils and the wider community.

This is achieved in schools through:

  • Individual and group tuition
  • Whole class instrumental tuition in Year 3 to all children in every primary school in the borough
  • Whole class bands as progression paths in both primary and secondary schools
  • The opportunity to perform as a school ensemble or choir at The Churchill Theatre as part of the biennial Bromley Schools Festival of Music
  • CPD, curriculum support and bespoke projects with BYMT's Head of Curriculum Teaching

Opportunities at BYMT's music centres include:

  • Structured bands, choirs, chamber music, keyboard classes, orchestras, & Music Theatre, for all ages and abilities including adults
  • Classes for 'early years'
  • Regular public performance opportunities in quality venues both locally and nationally
  • Regular holiday courses, workshops and masterclasses
  • Annual concert tours in Europe for the most advanced musicians
  • Participation in National Festivals.

BYMT is supported by a service level agreement and grant from the DfE through Arts Council England. These are supplemented by charges to schools and parents and partnerships with the local community.

BYMT became the leading partner in Bromley's 'Music Education Hub' in September 2012.


Read what people are saying about the BYMT or fill out the form to add your own comments which will appear on the site as soon as they have been approved.

The Barnes Family
Event Attendees
10 December 2019
I just wanted to say how fantastic the XBY were at the Park Langley Community Choir Christmas concert last night. You were absolutely amazing, my children had come to see their grandma sing but were just mesmerised by the band and recognised the tunes you were playing. I certainly felt you deserved a standing ovation at the end, and unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to individually congratulate you all at the end. Seriously amazing, and good luck in the competition in Amiens next year, you'll smash it.
27 November 2019
As ever, the musicians played brilliantly and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening –never been to a ‘duff one’ yet and, as we have been attending for many years, all the different performers have produced evidence of their many talents, much as a result of the excellent tutoring that they receive. We look forward to the next concert, Please pass on our congratulations and appreciation to all the performers.
Mrs O
parent from Saturday Band Centre
27 September 2019
N's absolutely loving training band. The difference in standard has been really good for her – she’s enjoying the challenge and also the extra responsibility which comes with being in Team Percussion as the music gets more complex. She did the Summer wind band course which was like a three day music lesson and loved it – it’s given her a lot more confidence esp. on kit.
Christine Bisatt
Relationship Manager from Arts Council England
19 July 2019
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the massed voices of the BYMT Rock Choir on Friday night. …….The children were so energetic, but still focussed, and made a great sound. Congratulations – especially if it was their first public performance at BandFestV! Lots of lovely engaged boys too. And so glad they stayed all on the stage – I could see how much they were enjoying hearing the older students’ performances. Their enthusiasm was infectious.

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Supported using public funding by Department for Education and Arts Council England
London Borough of Bromley

Bromley Youth Music Trust
Bromley Youth Music Centre
Southborough Lane

020 8467 1566

Registered Charity No. 1031590