Lancashire Schools Jazz Orchestra

Our schools jazz orchestra (LSJO) is one of Lancashire Music Service’s county ensembles, providing inspiring opportunities for young musicians across the county

The school jazz orchestra offers you the opportunity to work with inspiring leaders and professional musicians, alongside like-minded young people from across Lancashire.

It specialises in giving younger students the opportunity to experience playing big band jazz music and many of the LSJO band members progress into the Lancashire Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Our trumpet section recently played the “last post” at our November rehearsal to commemorate the centenary of Armistice (100 years since the end of WW1):

Forthcoming Events

Autumn Term 2018:

Sept   22                Rehearsal (and parents meeting at 10.15am)

Sept   29                Rehearsal

Oct       6                Rehearsal Open Day

Oct 22 – 28       Half Term

Nov      3                Rehearsal

Nov    17                    Rehearsal

Spring Term 2019:

Jan     12                Rehearsal (and parents meeting for residential)

Jan     26                Rehearsal

Feb    9                   Rehearsal

Feb    18 – 22      Half Term

Mar    9                 Rehearsal

Mar    30               Rehearsal

Apr 8- 26            Easter holidays

Summer Term 2019:

May      4                Rehearsal

May    11                Rehearsal

May    27 – 31   Half Term

June     8                Rehearsal

June   29               Rehearsal

July     6                  Rehearsal

Please put these dates in your diary. As a member of a county ensemble, we expect you to be committed to attending rehearsals and events.

For dates of events or concerts visit the events page here.





Saturdays 10am-3.30pm Archbishop Temple School (fortnightly)


  • Jazz


  • Ensembles

Age Ranges

  • Key Stage 3: age 11-14
  • Key Stage 4: age 14-16
  • Key Stage 5: age 16-18