The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra needs you!

The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company (JYOC) is Gauteng’s premier orchestral training organisation. The company recruits youth from as far as Sebokeng and Soweto and provides them with the highest standard of group and individual musical training.

The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra is a Non-Profit Organisation. Through giving young people opportunities to learn, create and participate in music making, the JYOC builds people’s internal capacity to reach their potential.

Etienne Mecleon is the conductor of the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company. Speaking on the Redi Tlhabi Show he mentioned that they have been invited to participate in the 2015 Windworx Fanfare from 28 April – 2 May in Cape Town and are looking for fundsfor their members to attend the festival.

Mecleon also said that each child is expected to pay R1350, meaning they have to raise R67 000 which includes transport costs and registration fees for the festival. But some of these children are from poor families and cannot afford the expected amount.

Their programmes comprise instrumental training as well as opportunities for children to be integrated into one of 12 graded orchestras and ensembles. The JYOC also mentors and trains student teachers, offering music skills development and employment for young musicians. This is achieved through three programmes run within the company.

While in Cape Town, they have made plans to spend some time with the South African Army Band who are the biggest employers of musicians in the country, according to Mecleon. This is an opportunity for the youth to see how other successful bands operate.

The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company has a fundraising concert on Sunday, 8 March at Wozani Block, Wits Education Campus (entrance in Victoria Road), Parktown at 15:00.

Tickets are available at the door at R20 per person.

For more information and bookings, please contact the JYOC office on 011 484 1257. Email: info@orchestracompany.org.za


This article first appeared on 702 : The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra needs you!


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