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About WYJB

The WYJB is in partnership with Berklee College School of Music. As part of our curriculum all students are enrolled in the Berklee PULSE Music Method. This is a web based program that is accessed through the Berklee City Music Network Nationwide. It offers a fun and innovative way to provide music instruction.

The WYJB has a highly motivated and skilled staff of instructors :
Fostina Dixon-Kilgoe - Founder/Executive Director
Gerald Chavis - Assistant Director/Brass
Vernon James Sr. - Woodwinds
Todd Kilgoe - Drums & Percussion
Aaron Walker - Drums & Percussion
Jeff Knoettner - Keyboards
Al Price - Bass

The WYJB board members are:
Dr. Carlton L. Cannon Jr. - President
Robert Hite - Vice-President
Kenneth Gatson - Treasurer
Brian Coady - Secretary
Terri Bradley - Secretary
Tamika Abuwi - Annual Concert Coordinator & Registrar
Marika White - Director
Gerald Chavis - Director
Fostina Dixon-Kilgoe - Executive Director/Founder


WYJB has performed at various venues such as: The Kennedy Center on the Millennium Stage in Washington, DC, the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, the Grand Opera House and performed for The Honorable Mayor James Baker of Wilmington, Delaware.

The organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com

The organization also enjoys the sponsorship and support of the Wilmington Flower Market


Wilmington Youth Jazz Band - Spotlight Winner - June 2013
Full Arcticle on Performance

WYJB founder Fostina Dixon-Kilgoe interview
The Program was aired on July 22nd, 2011.