WAYO Concert Weekend Information

September 28th, 2023|Member Notices|

Information for the concert weekend!

Saturday 30 September – Rehearsal – casual clothes

  • Callaway Auditorium 9am – 12pm
  • Rehearsal order
    • Pomp and Circumstance
    • Braveheart
    • Mendelssohn
    • These 3 pieces above will be rehearsed between 9 – 10/10:15am. Tchaikovsky players please be ready by 10am in case we go on straight away.
    • Tchaikovsky – Mvt 4, then 1, 2, 3

Sunday 1 October – rehearsal and concert – All Black concert dress for both


  • Perth Concert Hall 10am – 12:30pm

WAYO | Rehearsal 23 September PCH

September 21st, 2023|Member Notices|

This Saturday 23 September rehearsal will be at Perth Concert Hall.

  • Please arrive by 9am.
  • Access is through stage door only (inside backstage car park). Please tick your name off the sign in sheet at the desk.

There is no entry or exit through the main foyer doors as these will be locked. Please do not exit through the foyer doors as you will set off the alarms.

  • Orchestra rehearsal 9:30am – 12pm (including break).

Rehearsal order:

Updates on the rest of 2023

June 22nd, 2023|Member Notices|

Updates for you on the rest of your year!

Season 2 – Northey conducts WAYO – Perth Concert Hall – 7:30pm Saturday 8 July

  • Tickets are on sale now so don’t miss out booking your favourite seats.
  • All music and rostering are up online. Check the detailed rehearsal schedule for exactly when each piece will be rehearsed during the week.
  • Rehearsals start Monday 3 July. Concert is 7:30pm Saturday 8 July at Perth Concert Hall.
  • Rehearsals are in casual clothes. Concert [ read more ]

Season 1 May 28 Concert Info

May 25th, 2023|Member Notices|

Your season 1 concert is this Sunday! Recapping info below for the weekend. Please don’t be late this week as there is a lot to get through and we will have to be strict on time.

Saturday 27 May – rehearsal with Jon Tooby – extended till 1pm – at UWA Callaway Auditorium

  • 9 – 10:45am – Bernstein and Prokofiev (timing decided by Jon on day)
  • 10:45 – 11am – break
  • 11 – 11:55am – Vaughan Williams with Paul Wright
  • Change [ read more ]

Rehearsal 1 April and Rehearsal Etiquette

March 30th, 2023|Member Notices|

This Saturday 1 April will start with Bernstein, then move onto the Prokofiev. All players only in Prokofiev, please be ready at the venue by 9:20am.

Please be reminded of some rehearsal etiquette.

  • Please don’t chat when the conductor is speaking. It is very rude, and you should be listening to the conductor to hear what notes they have. Even if they are not speaking to your section, the information about articulation, rhythm, or style might still relate to your parts.
  • [ read more ]

Long weekend – no rehearsal 4 March 2023

February 28th, 2023|Member Notices|

There are no regular Saturday morning rehearsals this Saturday 4th March, 2023, due to the long weekend.

I hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend and we look forward to seeing you again on Saturday 11th March.

1st Workshop with WASO

February 23rd, 2023|Member Notices|

The first (of 3) workshops with WASO tutors are next week. Please check below for the details of your instrument. All WAYO members are involved in this sectional. You will be working on Prokofiev Symphony No.5.


  • Date: Thursday 2nd March
  • Time: 5:15pm – 8pm – ALL WAYO STRINGS ATTEND
  • Venue: UWA School of Music – Various Rooms – all are next to Callaway Auditorium.
    • Violin 1 – Eileen Joyce Studio with Lucas O’Brien
    • Violin 2 – G18 with Jane Serrangeli
    • [ read more ]

New Practice Parts and Updates to Sectionals

February 3rd, 2023|Member Notices|


1 week to go! First rehearsal Saturday 11th February!!! We will start with the Prokofiev. A read through of the Bernstein will happen at the end. John Keene will be your conductor for this rehearsal as Jon Tooby is away.

There are new Prokofiev parts in the online folder. This is the new edition we will be working from. Please only use these parts to avoid rehearsal number confusions, as this is the edition that the conductors will be using. [ read more ]

WAYO | Welcome to 2023!

January 20th, 2023|Member Notices|

Hi WAYO members, parents, and guardians,

Welcome to WAYO 2023! We’re really excited for what is going to be a fun and exciting year.

The members area online is where you will find orchestra lists and WBP rostering, rehearsal schedules, and most importantly PRACTICE PARTS!!!

The members area is a general area for all members. Specific information for each group can be found using the Orchestra Resources section. Click the links under your orchestra group and you will be directed to your ensemble’s [ read more ]

2023 Member Handbook

January 20th, 2023|Member Notices|

The Member Handbook is an important document outlining the membership commitment and responsibilities of WA Youth Orchestras members. It is essential that you read through this handbook before accepting a position with WA Youth Orchestras.

View the 2023 Member Handbook Online


Download the 2023 Member Handbook PDF

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