For information about national organisations representing community music, click here.

Country Arts WA

Country Arts WA is a dynamic and flexible not-for-profit, membership based organisation focused on supporting arts and cultural development across regional Western Australia. www.countryartswa.asn.au

Jazz Western Australia

List a number of performing jazz ensembles in WA. The list does not indicate the professional/amateur status of each group, or the location of the ensemble. Links for each ensemble give more information, including contact details.  More information:  www.jazzwa.com/

Individual Ensembles

The Western Australian Youth Orchestra Association (Inc.)

"The Western Australian Youth Orchestra Association (WAYO) is the geographically most isolated youth orchestra association in the world. Based in Perth, WA, we currently have 400 members in 6 orchestra and bands drawn from across WA. We present up to 60 concerts per year throughout WA, broadcast to yearly audiences of over 150,000 on ABC Classic FM and tour internationally when possible. We are dedicated to musical excellence and are proud to support the Music Council of Australia in its vital campaign to generate awareness of the benefits of learning a musical instrument." More information: http://www.wayma.asn.au/

Midland Brick Brass Band

A band based in Perth, their website features a number of WA bands, including several not included in the list posted by the West Australian Band Association (see below) as well as a goodly number from elsewhere around the country. More information: www.wabrass.com/

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