music changes young people’s lives


The support that FOSYM is able to give to young musicians in the county is significant and is thanks to the generosity of individuals either financially or in terms of their volunteer time.  

You can support us in several ways:

There are a number of ways your donation can help us to grow and extend our support of young musicians.  Whatever you can afford will be appreciated and just £25 per month can provide term-time weekly music lessons for a single student.

To make a secure donation by credit card or PayPal please Donate

You don’t need a PayPal account … just select the option to pay by debit/credit card when you get to the PayPal screen.

Our members get invited to any events with which we are involved such as Staffordshire Young Musician and our AGM. The support of our members is invaluable.

It’s just £10 per year for annual membership.

When you go to PayPal, via the link below, please put in the note box that the payment is being made for a membership and include your email address so we can contact you with further details.  Card payments can be made via our PayPal without having a PayPal account set up.  Alternatively, you can choose to make a longer term commitment with a 5-year membership for £50 or life membership for £250.

To pay your membership securely by credit card or PayPal please click here

If you’d like details of what becoming a member of FOSYM involves or information on how to become a FOSYM Trustee then email

We have a team of volunteers who are prepared to help at county music activities in roles such as stewards for concerts, events and workshops, organising raffles and selling refreshments.  This help is invaluable.

If you wish to find out more about volunteering then please contact FOSYM Secretary and Volunteer Co-ordinator, Jennifer Mason:

Please also have a look at our Volunteer Policy for further details on the role, which can be found HERE.

Please note: all FOSYM volunteers complete a DBS application – provided free of charge.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Please spread the word about the work that FOSYM does and the power of music as an educational tool.  So much has been scientifically proven about the benefits of music socially, emotionally and intellectually and yet we still need to get this message through to as many people as possible.