A look back on the MFY Season 2014!

Date Published:9 January 2015
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In 2014, our season attracted nearly 40,000 young musicians and over 1,500 music groups, led by committed and dedicated music teachers and leaders. We delivered 78 events across the country that….

  • Provided access for over 40,000 young musicians
  • Welcomed over 20,000 young musicians who had never taken part in our events before.  
  • Supported over 5,500 young people in challenging circumstances to access our events through our travel subsidy schemes. 
  • Provided progression opportunities for over 10,000 young musicians. 
  • Celebrated the achievements of young musicians, their music teachers and leaders and the sector as a whole. 
Highlights included: 
  • The Regional Festival Series 2014 featured 40,000 young musicians in over 50 events attracting a rich variety of music in venues across the country, sponsored by the ABRSM.
  • We celebrated 10 years in Birmingham, where the MFY National Festival welcomed over 11,000 young people.
  • Our first ‘Infinity Day’ brought together hundreds of primary school pupils and their teachers to share  their ‘Infinity’ projects, supported by NUT, Aviva, Countdown and Musicians’ Union. 
  • We launched the New Music Stage, putting a spotlight on new music written by and performed by young musicians.  
  • Our MFY National Partnership Awards, now in its second year, welcomed new sponsors and awarded 10 groups with a unique and bespoke award following their festival performance.
  • The MFY Primary Prom concert series delivered 8 free concerts nationwide. 17,000 primary school children attended the concerts which were all performed by young people.
  • Frequencies, supported by Vivendi Create Joy Fund, took place in September 2014 at Manchester Club Academy and saw over 100 young artists get advice and support from leading artists and music organisations such as Fyfe Dangerfield and Universal.
  • Three high profile Schools Prom concerts took place at London’s Royal Albert Hall involving over 3000 performers and leaders from across the UK.
With more exciting events to be announced in 2015, we look forward to another great year, where, like us, you can get involved in supporting the efforts of all those involved in making music with young people, enabling them to achieve their full potential, for the benefit of us all.  

Thank you for your support!

Read our 2014 Season Review »

Our 2015 season starts on Saturday 7th February for our first Regional Festival held at Aldeburgh Music. 

If you would like more information on how you can get involved with MFY, contact mfy@mfy.org.uk or call 020 7759 1830.

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Truro Regional Festival
Sat 25 February
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Sun 26 February
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Mon 27 February
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