Grades 6-8

The Junior Band (JB) is comprised of 60-80 dedicated middle-school woodwind, brass, and percussion students across the Albuquerque area. The Junior Band is a middle school honor band which learns and performs music written or arranged for wind ensemble, while focusing on excellent playing technique, sight reading skills, and advanced group ensemble skills.

AYSP Junior Ensemble Video

WEEKLY REHEARSALS: Wednesdays 6:15pm-8:15pm (second semester only) at the AYSP Facility.

CONCERTS: The Junior Band gives one formal performance each season in April or early May at Popejoy Hall. This performance, along with associated dress rehearsal, is mandatory for all members of the Junior Band.


Josephine Gonzales | JB Conductor

Contact: josephine.gonzales@aps.edu


Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program
4407 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
PO Box 30961
Albuquerque, NM 87190