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.

20 July 2020
We enjoyed every bit of the concert and all the performances were up to the BYMT standard. It was very well compiled and executed . Well done to the team ! The adjudicators did a fantastic job, wasn’t an easy task! Such events keep youngsters motivated towards their goal. Thank you for this opportunity. Friends and family also joined us in watching the performances. A was delighted to grab the Runners up and is working towards her further training . Our congratulations to the BYMT team for all their hard work. Stay safe .
20 July 2020
I wanted to thank all of you at BYMT who worked so hard on producing the online concerts, the Minting Cup and Young Singer competitions. We really enjoyed watching these on YouTube and they were a credit to BYMT. We were thrilled that A won the Young Singer of the Year given the high standard of the finalists.
parent from Online performances - Summer concerts 2020
20 July 2020
It was such a treat watching the various concerts last weekend and yesterday. What marvellous performances! Many thanks to you and the entire BYMT team. You truly are a wonderful bunch! J and myself are looking forward to the Autumn term.
Teacher from Licensed BYMT Teacher
20 July 2020
Dear Sue and the BYMT team, I just wanted to say a big Thank You to you all for your help and support during these difficult last few months. I hope you all have a great summer and look forward to seeing you in September. Best wishes,
parent from Online performances - Summer concerts 2020
20 July 2020
Thanks so much to you all for putting that together. C was just so chuffed to see himself being part of the performance. We are so pleased too
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.

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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