Music Youth Proms

A Spectacular Display of Young Talent: Services For Education’s Youth Proms 2024

Services For Education’s Deputy Head of Music Service, Head of Ensembles and Designated Safeguarding Lead, Charlotte Buxton, reveals what to expect from this year’s highly anticipated Youth Proms event.

Following the success of 2023, the Youth Proms returns between the 8th to the 11th of July 2024.

Over the course of four unforgettable nights, Services For Education (SFE) will proudly showcase the extraordinary musical talents of over 4,500 young musicians from across Birmingham.

This event, hosted by the esteemed celebrity compere Michael Collie, promises to be a grand celebration of youth, talent, and the power of music.

What to Expect From Services For Education’s 2024 Youth Proms

This year’s Youth Proms showcase features a diverse line-up, with performances from 20 Services For Education Central Ensembles, 90 School-Based Ensembles, and the Birmingham Schools’ Primary Choir, which will delight audiences with a medley of Queen songs. Each group brings its unique sound, style, and energy to the stage, offering audiences a rich variety of music genres to enjoy.

In addition to these performances, we will also host pre-concert showcases that focus on pathways and progression into the music industry. These insightful pre-concert events will provide valuable insights into a musician’s journey, from learning an instrument to performing on a grand stage, and the diverse opportunities available for aspiring musicians.

Accessibility remains a priority for us, and we are pleased to announce that BSL interpreter Sarah Butt will be present for the third consecutive year. Sarah is a registered British Sign Language interpreter specialising in interpreting within the arts, particularly theatre and music.

Why Attend Our 2024 Youth Proms?

Our Youth Proms represent the culmination of the hard work and dedication SFE has invested in schools and ensemble centres throughout the 2023-24 period. This event is not merely a series of concerts; it’s a testament to the progress, growth, and achievements of every young musician involved.

It is an opportunity for these young musicians to shine, display their talents on a world-class stage and share their passion for music with a wider audience.

But above all, the Youth Proms is about celebrating the spirit of youth, the joy of music, and the incredible potential that lies within our city’s young people.

Experience Services For Education’s Youth Proms

Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting event, and join us in celebrating the remarkable musical talents of Birmingham’s youth.

Come and be part of their journey and witness the future of music in Birmingham!

You can find the full details of the line-up and tickets here. For further information, please email

About the Author

Charlotte BuxtonCharlotte Buxton - Deputy Head of Music Service, Services For Education

Charlotte began her teaching career in 2003 working for Bromley Youth Music Trust as a Licenced teacher. After graduating with a BMus(Hons) degree in 2005, Charlotte was appointed as a full-time member of staff at BYMT. Over 11 years Charlotte progressed through the ranks and ultimately held the post of Wider Opportunities Coordinator and Assistant Head of Woodwind for the borough.

Charlotte joined Services For Education in September 2014 as Head of Woodwind and enjoyed five years leading a vibrant department and teaching across the city. She was appointed Deputy Head of Music Service and Head of Ensembles in September 2019 and has since spearheaded exciting collaborations with international artists Nicola Benedetti and Jess Gillam whilst leading the ensemble system into the digital age to maintain provision throughout the pandemic.

She was the inaugural recipient of the Music and Drama Education Awards Gold Star Award in March 2021 for ‘formidable impact and reach, with a remarkable ambition and vision’.

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