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Youth band will play on Ilkley Bandstand at the weekend
2:56pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
Leeds Youth Jazz and Rock Orchestra will perform at Ilkley Bandstand this Saturday.
The group of young musicians from Bradford and Leeds schools meet every Monday evening to play together, playing a wide range of music which includes Stevie Wonder and Frank Sinatra, The Blues Brothers and jazz.
The orchestra has made two trips to a school in Durban, South Africa, and recently played at Kirkstall Festival. It took instruments to the children in Durban and sponsored a teacher for two mornings a week to help them play. They hope to return to South Africa next summer.
Members are taking part in fundraising events, and hope to raise money, as well as let more people know about the orchestra, with the performance in Ilkley. The orchestra will perform at the bandstand, on The Grove, from 10.30am, to 12.30pm.