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Jazz / Pop
Averaging 10 public performances a year throughout the county and further afield, WYJO have performed at an impressive number of events and venues around the region including the Pershore and Upton jazz festivals, Huntingdon Hall, The Swan, the No.8 and Artrix theatres, Caldwell Castle, Himley Hall, Symphony Hall Birmingham and big band weekends in Hayling Island and Weston-Super-Mare.
Membership is open to players aged between 10 and 25.
In order to join WYJO, you need to play at least Grade 6* or above and should be prepared to have a go at improvising. If you're not yet at this level, you may be eligible to join WYJO2, which is the intermediate big band. The standard for WYJO2 is between grade 4* and 6*. All players in WYJO2 are expected to try improvising. Auditions are normally held in the summer and are arranged through Worcestershire Youth Music (WYM). You are welcome to sit in on a rehearsal first at any time as a way of deciding whether WYJO/WYJO2 suits you. Do contact Ian to find out more or to arrange to come along!
*All grades levels are approximate*
WYJO & WYJO2 both rehearse at the Droitwich British Legion Club from 6-7:20pm and 7.30-9.30pm on Tuesdays
Priory Park is close to the town centre of Great Malvern. It holds a variety of events throughout the year, including live music, outdoor cinema and festivals.
The Victorian bandstand was restored and re-erected in the 1980's.
The park also features a large number of specimen trees many of which were planted in Victorian times, a children's play area, and a duck pond.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.