Lancashire Youth Jazz Orchestra

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

New players very welcome – come and visit a rehearsal

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

They are a group of young, aspiring musicians who have a passion for music and a desire to keep jazz alive!

Our rehearsals ensure that you as a player are challenged, encouraged and supported musically.

But you can also trust that being part of LYJO places you in the best position to meet other like minded musicians and have loads of fun!

You will develop performance skills, improvising techniques and have the opportunity to play the music of some jazz legends.


Watch LYJO Perform ‘Back Home in Indiana’ | 45th-Year Celebration:


Rehearsals are held at Archbishop Temple School, St Vincents Road, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8RA

Saturday 10.00am – 3.30pm

2021-2022 Rehearsals


Nov 27th

Dec 11th


Jan 15th

Jan 29th

Feb 26th

Mar 12th

Mar 26th


Apr 23rd

May 7th

May 21st

Jun 18th

Jul 2nd






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



Age Ranges

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