City of Leeds Youth Music

Do you sing or play an instrument?  You could join one of our range of music groups for young people in Leeds.  Download a flyer or scroll down and click on the group names to find the one for you.

ArtForms is proud to manage City of Leeds Youth Music Groups on behalf of  Leeds Music Education Partnership. These ensembles offer the highest level of music-making opportunities to children and young people in Leeds aged 19 and under.

Since April 2017 all City of Leeds Youth Music (CLYM) Groups which formerly rehearsed at Leeds City Academy now rehearse at Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawson’s Corner, Pudsey LS28 5TA  which is where the ArtForms music office is now located. Our phone numbers and email addresses have not changed. There is plenty of car parking (some parents may need to request a free permit if arriving before 5pm), we’re on several bus routes and a short walk from New Pudsey railway station.

Junior Groups

Leeds Schools’ Brass Band

Leeds Schools’ Choir

Leeds Schools’ String Orchestra


Intermediate Groups

City of Leeds Youth Training Wind Orchestra

City of Leeds Youth Training Orchestra 


Intermediate / Advanced Groups 

Leeds Youth Percussion Ensemble

Leeds Youth Choir

Advanced Groups

Roots Alive – Youth Folk Band

Leeds Silver Steel Sparrows

City of Leeds Youth Wind Orchestra

Leeds Youth Jazz-Rock Orchestra (LYJRO)

City of Leeds Youth Orchestra


If you would like more information about any aspect of CLYM groups, just email  or call the ArtForms office on 0113 3782850.  To view our current Child Protection policy please click here.


Affiliated Partner Ensembles

The groups below are run by LMEP partner organisations. They are part of the CLYM family but have their own enrolment process and fees. Please follow their links for more information:

Leeds Youth Opera 

DJ School UK