Youth Orchestra

Jackson Youth Symphony Orchestra

  • Starts January 9, 2022
  • Rehearsals Sundays 2:00 – 4:00pm at Weatherwax Hall
  • Musicians 7th – 12th grade
  • Interested in joining? Contact or
  • Students may join during the school year
  • Membership fee is $140 per year additional family members $80
  • Two concerts per year


Fall Semester:

September 12 – 2:00-4:00pm – “Open House” rehearsal

September 19 – 2:00-4:00pm – Auditions and Rehearsals

September 26 – 2:00-4:00pm – First Regular Rehearsal

October 3, 10, 17, 24 – 2:00-4:00pm – Rehearsals

November 7 – 2:00-4:00pm – Rehearsals

November 14 – 2:00-4:00pm – Rehearsals

November 20 – 10:00am-12:00pm – Dress Rehearsal

November 21 – 3:00pm – Concert

Spring Semester:

January 9, 16, 23 – 2:00-4:00pm – Rehearsals

February 6, 13, 27 – 2:00-4:00pm – Rehearsals

March 6, 13, 20 – 2:00-4:00pm – Rehearsals

April 10, 17, 21 – 2:00-4:00pm – Rehearsals

May 1 – 2:00-4:00pm – Rehearsal

May 8 – 1:30pm – Dress Rehearsal

May 8 – 3:00pm – Concert

Meet the Director

Mr. Bryan M. Mangiavellano has been Director of Bands at Northwest High School since 2004. Mr. Mangiavellano received a degree in music education from Michigan State University and a Masters of Music degree from the University of Michigan. While at MSU, he studied Euphonium with Phil Sinder and conducting with Wes Broadnax. Under his direction, the Northwest Bands have earned many awards, including the “Award of Excellence” from the American School Band Directors Association. Mr. Mangiavellano has been featured in Jackson Magazine with both an “Under 30” and a “Top Ten Teacher” award, and was selected as Jackson Community Band’s Young Artist of the Year in 2007.

Meet the Assistant Director – String Specialist

Since 2019, Jed has been the Director of the Community Music School and Director of Music Education for the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. A performing bassist, Jed plays with the orchestra in addition to free-lancing throughout the area. He was a public school orchestra teacher for 34 years finishing his career for the Chelsea School District, Chelsea, Mi. Jed was Teacher of the Year for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association and the Michigan American String Teachers Association in 2008. In addition to the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, his performance credits include the Michigan Opera Theater, Toledo Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, Racine Symphony, Racine, Wisconsin, South Dakota Symphony, Sioux Falls, South Dakota and various festival orchestras, jazz ensembles, rock bands, polka bands since he was 15 years old.