WAYS orchestras perform approximately five times a year. Concerts often include individual performances by members and feature notable guest artists.
Mid Year Concert
The orchestras typically replace half their members each year and take on a new repertoire. The Mid Year Concert is the first performance for the ‘new’ WAYS and JWAYS orchestras and is particularly exciting for new members. In 2017 this may not be held due to a conflict with the School of Instrumental Music Orchestra Festival.
School of Instrumental Music in conjunction with the Australian Bands and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA)
WAYS performs annually at what is now known as the WA Schools Senior Orchestra Festival and continually achieves exemplary grades.
Government House Open Day
WAYS performs at the Government House Open Day. This is an opportunity for the senior orchestra to play before a public audience in a special environment as guests of the Governor of Western Australia.
Karrinyup Shopping Centre
Both orchestras may be invited to perform in the main public area of the shopping centre on a weekend in Term 3 and immediately prior to Christmas. This is a good opportunity to engage with the public and attract new members from our local area.
JWAYS Menora Gardens/WAYS Innaloo Retirement Homes
Private performance for residents of the Aged Care Facilities. The date is likely to be Wednesday, 13 December in lieu of normal rehearsals.
End of Year Concert
The End of Year Concert is a fun event which enables WAYS and JWAYS members to showcase their full achievements and celebrate the performances of members ‘graduating’ from WAYS. This concert is usually held at Churchlands Senior High School Paul Latham Auditorium.
IGA Carols by Candlelight – Supreme Court Gardens
Until 2016 WAYS had been invited to perform with the Carols Orchestra at Supreme Court Gardens for the Carols by Candlelight. The future involvement of WAYS is uncertain at this time.