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.

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

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



Rehearsals: Here are the dates for the first academic term. Until half term this will be zoom projects and rehearsals only with MDs and tutors- more details to follow. These dates are fixed. The hope is then to phase return to live meetings with guidance after half term so please just pencil these in for now. 

Zoom meeting 10am to 1.30pm

Spring Term 2021:

Saturday 23rd  January     

Saturday 27th February 

Saturday 6th March (Changed from 9 Jan)

Saturday 13th March 

Saturday 27th March 

Mar 29 Apr 11 Easter holidays

Summer Term 2021:

Saturday 17th April (and parents meeting at 10.15am)

Saturday 1st May  

May 31 June 4 Half Term

Saturday 5th June  

Saturday 19th June 

Saturday 3rd July  

For events and concert dates visit the events page here

We 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.





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