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Would you like to join in the fun ???

Barnsley Youth Jazz Association are pleased to announce that we currently have some spaces available for children who would like to play a musical instrument.

If your child is unsure of which instrument they would like to play, we can arrange an instrument ‘try out’ so they can have a go at the various instruments. We are available to help and advise so they can choose the right instrument for them.

If you would like further information don’t hesitate to get in touch

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We look forward to hearing from you!

Darton Village Féte

We had a great time on Sunday performing at the Darton Village Féte. The rain managed to hold off for most of the afternoon and the band enjoyed playing football in the park in their breaks.

Jazz orchestra member Alex even managed to win a fish called Tim! Luckily he already has a tank at home!

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End of Term Awards and Concert

The Barnsley Youth Jazz Orchestra and Barnsley Youth Swing Band had a great time performing at the Holiday Inn Barnsley on Sunday. We heard lots of excellent soloists and and both groups performed well.

Congratulations to all the music students who passed their exams and to Lewis who won this years Holin Hammerton memorial trophy. A fantastic end to the academic year! Well done team

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Old Town Gala 2017

The weather was great and the Barnsley Youth Jazz Orchestra had a great time performing at the Old Town Gala in Barnsley. There were plenty of stalls, bouncy castles and even a dog show. A Jazz Orchestra members dog Ted won the cutest puppy award! Well done Ted


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Jazz Orchestra vs the Mud !!!

Never to be out done by the Swing Band, the Jazz Orchestra wanted to see just how much mud they could find at Hesley Woods …

Raft building (in the mud) and the assault course made for messy happy kids.

Well done and thanks to all who organised this event

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Parents, sorry for the state your car seats

Swing Band Visit to Hesley Woods

We had great fun with out youngest members “The Swing Band” The combination Mud, Assault Courses more Mud  and an Aerial runway made for an excellent evening of team building and games all without raising an instrument.

Well done all and thanks Emma


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Christmas 2016

We had our Christmas jumpers on, tinsel everywhere and Christmas music in full swing. We had some terrific Christmas outfits, elves were particularly great this year!

Well done to everyone who did exceptionally well in their exams we had some great results.

I wish you all a merry Christmas and a wonderful new year see you in 2017.


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