Echelon Youth Jazz Ensemble was founded along with Echelon Middle School Jazz Lab to give students in Johnston County a chance to participate in programs that were wanted by the community didn't exist before Echelon.
These students audition for this elite Jazz group as an opportunity to learn about Jazz and other genres and about performing at the highest level.
Echelon Youth Jazz Ensemble has been the opening act for Mondo Roots Music Festival for the last two years and will be opening again this year! We will also be doing other amazing shows that you will not want to miss!
Several members of this group have gone on to participate in music programs and have been awarded scholarships at major universities and have used their experience in Echelon Youth Jazz to prepare them for the challenging scenarios they encounter in college music programs.
Middle School Musicians that have been apart of Middle School Jazz Lab have gone on to be members of The Echelon High School group and usually are the same students that excel in All-District, All-County and All-State bands at the high School Level.