Upbeat Magazine is produced each term by the Friends of CYM, published in print and online versions and mailed to each student. It is also distributed to primary and secondary schools in London Boroughs, London music hubs and libraries, plus CYM’s sponsors and donors.

Upbeat gives an overview of the activities of CYM, LYWB (London Youth Wind Band) and LSSO (London Schools Symphony Orchestra), we try to cover all the terms activities and keep you informed of upcoming events. Its other purpose is to build awareness of CYM and its activities in the wider community; students have discovered CYM through picking up a copy of Upbeat, and it is used to attract sponsors and partnerships.

We have a core editorial team but are always looking out for volunteers to help produce and and develop Upbeat. If you have relevant skills (editing, writing, proofreading, photography) and are keen to be involved with the editorial team please email friends@cym.org.uk and we’ll be in touch. Students are also encouraged to contribute to the magazine.

Friends of CYM also welcome volunteers to help with distribution – envelope labelling and stuffing, franking and delivery to the post office – one Saturday morning each term in the Notre Dame canteen. This is a good opportunity to meet other CYM parents and students – over a complimentary drink from the canteen.

We also maintain a list of venues/shops where we can distribute copies of Upbeat, and would welcome volunteers to distribute a few copies of the magazine to any relevant venues and shops in their local area.

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