St Thomas a Becket Catholic Secondary School

A jammed packed day of performances from musical groups across the region. It’s a platform to share your music, meet other musicians and listen to performances from over 20 other groups!

The Regional Festival Series is the gateway to the MFY Season, with over 50,000 young musicians taking part nationally! The day is free to take part in and open to any type of group, style of music, and standard of playing. We only ask that you are a group of two or more musicians, aged 21 or under.

The experience gives young musicians the chance to learn new skills and get advice on how your group can develop from our team of MFY Music Mentors who give feedback on all performances.

For further details and how to enter a group visit MFY


HUBALABOO!  –  26th March 2019 – 6.30pm

Wakefield Theatre Royal

Come and join Wakefield Music Education Hub for what will be a fantastic evening of musical performances from talented young people across the district. ‘Hubalaboo!’ will showcase the wonderful opportunities that various organisations within the Hub provide for young people of all ages. The concert will include contributions from Wakefield Music Services, hub partners and various schools and academies.

So if you fancy an eclectic mix of entertainment from rock and pop through to jazz, classical, choral and world music then this musical ‘Hubalaboo’ is just for you!


THE BIG DRUM –  11th June 2019 – 10am – 2pm

Wakefield Cathedral

240 primary school children and 240 African drums in one glorious venue! The event brings several schools together from across the district for a 2 hour workshop followed by a concert and musical extravaganza of African drumming, singing and dancing!

The performance forms part of the Cathedrals weekly lunchtime recitals and begins at 1pm.


SOUNDS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT! –  25th June 2019 – 7pm

Wakefield Theatre Royal

Wakefield has a very proud tradition of developing and supporting young musicians, celebrating their successes and achievements for many years now. This exciting concert will feature a variety of young people from secondary schools and academies across the Wakefield Music Education Hub in an eclectic showcase of performances!

So why not come down and catch the next generation of budding musicians, composers, songwriters, performers and superstars? As Nirvana nearly said… Sounds like teen spirit!


WMS SUMMER CONCERT – 5th July 2019 – 7pm

Wakefield Cathedral

Annual Wakefield Youth Orchestra Summer Concert in the the beautiful setting of the Cathesdral in the heart of Wakefield. In addition to showcasing some of Wakefields most talented young orchestral musicians the evening will include a contibutions from several other groups.


THE BIG SING – 2nd July 2019 – 9.30am till 2pm

Wakefield Cathedral

The Big Sing involves over 350 young people from various junior schools across the district! This massed singing event comprise of a workshop/rehearsal in the morning and a workshop performance from 1.00pm to 2pm. Young singers are given the exciting opportunity to sing as part of a massed choir in a truly impressive venue! Each school in addition prepares and performs their own song to perform on the day.

The performance forms part of the Cathedrals weekly lunchtime recitals and begins at 1pm.



Manygates/Pontefract/Outwood/Minsthorpe/Horbury & Ossett Music Centres

A variety of summer concerts across 5 Saturday Morning Music Centres. These concerts showcase the talents of hundreds of young musicians of all abilities from nearly 70 groups, bands and ensembles across the district!

For further details of dates and times please see the Music Centre  pages on the website.