The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra Northern Corridor Band assists in the development of young musicians who have an interest in playing big band jazz. This ensemble also focuses on the growth it’s members through developing deeper musical understanding, leadership, and comradery.

The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra Northern Corridor Band has played an integral role in the development of high school-aged jazz musicians since its inception, and we’re excited to welcome new and returning students to our program!


Rehearsals are held in the big band format and are focused on jazz phrasing, articulation, and artistic expression as well as improvisational techniques and playing a wide range of musical genres including jazz, funk, and Latin charts.

Alongside regular rehearsals are masterclasses, performance opportunities, collaborations and mentoring from guest artists both from Australia and abroad, WAAPA staff and experienced WAYJO Alumni.

Eligibility: School students Years 8* to 12 with at least 3 years of experience on their instruments – no audition required!

(* students under the age of 13 will be considered if they are of an acceptable standard)

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

2024 REGISTRATIONS open 12pm, Monday 22 January and close 9am, Monday 5 February 2024, or until places are filled (35 available) – register now.

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

For more information, please visit wayjo.com – email admin@wayjo.com – or call (08) 9471 1950.


WAYJO NC is part of WAYJO’s Pathways Education Program, supported by Healthway promoting the Act Belong Commit message.