The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra is coming to Perth’s Northern Corridor to develop young musicians who have an interest in playing jazz and contemporary music styles on their instrument.

‘WAYJO NC’ is a training orchestra for high school students wishing to extend themselves and learn how to read and play various styles of music including jazz, funk, latin and rock.

Rehearsals will be in big band format, and involve learning phrasing, articulation and other basic improvisational techniques.

Included with regular rehearsals will be masterclasses, demonstrations, and mentoring from current WAYJO Members, WAAPA Students, plus experienced WAYJO Alumni.

Eligibility: School students Years 7 to 12 – no audition required! You will be assessed and streamed according to need in the first week of term into either the Jazz Reading Ensemble (JRO) or Northern Corridor Training Band (NCO) program based on your experience and skills.

Please Note: To participate in WAYJO NC, we will require a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (or valid vaccination exemption) if you are turning 16 or over during 2022. This can be submitted via email to admin@wayjo.com and will be stored securely.

Instruments: Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Guitar, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Piano and Drums (limited places on all rhythm section instruments).

SEMESTER 1: Tuesday evenings Term 1 (8th Feb to 29th Mar) & Term 2 (3rd May to 21st Jun).
SEMESTER 2: Tuesday evenings Term 3 (26th Jul to 13th Sep) & Term 4 (18th Oct to 6th Dec).

Week One: S1 (Tue 8 Feb) & S2 (Tue 26 July) runs 6:30-8:00pm for introduction and assessment.
Week Two Onwards, the sessions will be held as follows;
* Jazz Reading Ensemble (JRO) – Tuesday evenings, 5:15-6:15pm session (welcome to stay on and watch the second session).
* Northern Corridor Training Band (NCO) – Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:00pm session (welcome to arrive early and watch the first session).
Participants are also welcome to arrive early, or stay on, and watch the other session.

Location: St Stephen’s Music Department – Duncraig Campus (West of Hepburn Ave Freeway Exit) 100 Doveridge Drive Duncraig.

Cost: $240 per Semester (plus booking fee).

Questions: For more information please visit wayjo.com – email admin@wayjo.com – or call (08) 9471 1950 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).

WAYJO is an equal opportunity organisation – we support diversity and encourage all interested musicians to apply.

Semester 1 open 9.00am Tuesday 18th January, and close 9.00am Monday 7th February, 2022
Semester 2 open 9.00am Monday 27th June, and close Thursday 21st July, 2022 – unless filled prior, only 35 places available.

WAYJO NC is part of WAYJO’s Pathways Education Program, supported by Healthway promoting the Act Belong Commit message, and our Major Partner Minderoo Foundation

WAYJO NC Poster Semester 2