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Half term break

SCYM will be closed for the half term break. We shall be back on Saturday 8 June. If you would like to know more about SCYM and arrange for a two week free trial for your young person, please email Sophie on

Lunchtime concerts

SCYM will be holding a series of lunchtime concerts for our musicians to perform to family and friends. Our first concert will be Saturday 18 May, starting at 1230pm, and we have musicians performing on guitar, viola, piano and cello. We are looking forward to their performances.  

Jazz Summer Course – August

Back by popular demand, Gareth Lumbers and Charlie Bates will be hosting a jazz summer course for students grade 4+. Three days, 27-29 August from 930 – 330pm, in the music department of SWCHS. The course will suit both a beginner jazz player through to the advanced.

What a day!

Britten Sinfonia Inspirational Day Over 80 young musicians enjoyed a day with 15 members of Britten Sinfonia under the baton of Karen Ní Bhroin on Sunday 21 April. The day comprised of sectionals and tutti rehearsals and the young musicians prepared Beethoven, Arr. George Morton II. Allegretto from Symphony No 7; Gershwin, Arr. George Morton […]

Jazz Course – August 2024

Back by popular demand, Gareth Lumbers and Charlie Bates will be hosting a summer jazz course from 27-29 August. This three day course, from 0930-330pm, for grade 4+ instrumentalists will take place at Saffron Walden County High School. For more information, please email

Senior musicians to perform

Our Jazz Band, Concert Band, Senior Strings and Senior Choirs will be performing in E7 on 23 March. Starting at 1030am. Our prelude strings will be playing in the welcome hall at 12noon. What a great way to end the Spring term. Summer term starts on Saturday 20 April.

Jazz band on tour

Members of SCYM’s Jazz Band will be going on tour to Salzburg, Austria towards the end of August. The band will be touring with Essex Youth Jazz and Essex Youth Orchestra and this tour has been organised by Essex Music Services.

Britten Sinfonia Orchestral Inspiration, April 2024

SCYM musicians will be working along side members of Britten Sinfonia on Sunday 21 April in Saffron Hall.  The repertoire is fantastic (from Beethoven, through Gershwin and to a new piece by Dani Howard which includes electronics). It will be a stretching and challenging day for all musicians with sectional work, and a performance from […]