About WAYS

WAYS strives for quality music education focussing on both performance and fun. There are two orchestras – WAYS and JWAYS. The orchestras have a repertoire of classical, jazz and contemporary music under the Directorship of Mr Ashley Arbuckle, OAM, and Ms Sarah Clare.

Over recent years, WAYS has performed at Government House Open Day, Perth Children’s Hospital, Karrinyup Shopping Centre and the Carols by Candlelight concert in the Supreme Court Gardens.  2019 marked the 30th Anniversary of the Orchestra.

WAYS provides a great pathway to further orchestral and musical opportunities. Alumni are represented in orchestras such as WASO and WAYO. WAYS was formed from the WA Primary Schools Orchestra that began in 1989. In 2011, in response to strong demand, a new junior orchestra (JWAYS) was established.

In addition to various performance opportunities, members can extend their musical experience by attending organised events and through interaction with peers.

WAYS is a not-for-profit, independent community organisation.

Applications for 2020 are now open. Click here.