Welcome to our new website – home of the Metro Praise Orchestra, the Keller Jazz Orchestra, the Metro Praise Youth Orchestra (MPYO) and the Keller Area Youth Jazz Orchestra (KAYJO).
Creation of this site was made possible by a grant from the Arts Council of Fort Worth. Click anywhere on this page to watch and listen to the band!
MPR expectations are high because students are accepted only through a competitive audition process, or by teacher referral. Auditions are open without regard to race, religion (creed), gender, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
Students are provided opportunities to perform publicly, and in guest artist events which are affordable or free, and in venues accessible to all.
Big Band jazz is an American art form threatened with extinction if it is not proactively preserved. MPR programs pass the love for this art form to the next generation.
Join the Keller Area Youth Jazz Orchestra for Songs from the Silver Screen, featuring trumpet soloist Mike Williams of the Count Basie Orchestra, with a special performance by the Keller Jazz Orchestra! Sunday, January 7 at 6 pm, at Harvest Church, 7200 Denton Highway (377 @ Basswood), Fort Worth, Texas