Welcome to the Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra
The SCYO is the Sunshine Coast community’s premier orchestra for youth, drawing talented musicians from across the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland into one or more of seven ensembles, covering novice to advanced, string ensembles to wind symphony, stage band and orchestra. Formed in 1989, the Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra (SCYO) is a non-profit organisation that provides orchestral music opportunities for young musicians up to 23 years of age.
SCYO actively supports school music programs by extending musicians skills and encouraging all members to play in school music groups. Each year SCYO organises regular performances at a wide variety of venues, workshop activities with other orchestras, and an annual weekend music camp.
SCYO rehearses weekly on Wednesday nights during State school terms at Mountain Creek State High School, where we currently have a long-term lease agreement. SCYO is managed by a volunteer parent group.
2017 Camp is fast approaching, and planning is frenetically underway, as the 2017 ensembles firm up and contact details established.
It is a great time for the musicians and the SCYO family - look forward to seeing you there! For more details on the camp, please visit the Camp page.
The below details are the best available at this time. They may change due to school events, and the resulting conductor availability and so on. The abbreviations used in the table below are: Amati Strings - AS, Sinfonia Strings - SS, Concert Band - CB, Wind Symphony - WS, Youth Symphony - YS, Chamber Strings - CS, Stage Band - SB
|Fri - Sun||3rd-5th Mar, 2017||5:00pm Fri - 12 noon Sun||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes (Only Sat 3-5pm)||Annual Camp||Qld Conference and Camping Centre, 70 Obi Obi Rd, Mapleton|
|Sun||5th Mar, 2017||10:30am||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Camp Concert||Qld Conference and Camping Centre, 70 Obi Obi Rd, Mapleton|
|Wed||8th Mar, 2017||6:00pm (TBC)||All||All||All||All||All||All||All||SCYO Annual General Meeting||Mountain Creek State High School, Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek|
|Sat||1st Apr, 2017||All Day||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Combined Hinterland Band workshop||TBA|
|Sun||30th Apr, 2017||10 - 4pm||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes - strings||Yes||No||Combined strings and workshop||Stella Maris Primary School, McKenzie Drv, Maroochydore|
|Sun||21st May, 2017||1 - 4pm||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Combined band concert||Chancellor State College, 164 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs|
|Sat||3rd Jun, 2017||12 noon - 5:00pm||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Rehearsal||The J, 60 Noosa Drv, Noosa Heads|
|Sat||3rd Jun, 2017||3:30pm (TBC)||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Soiree||The J, 60 Noosa Drv, Noosa Heads|
|Fri - Sun||23-25 Jun, 2017||
||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||Youth Symphony proposed WS/Tour||TBA|
|Tue - Sat||1-5 Aug, 2017||
||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||SC Junior Eisteddfod||various|
|Sun||6 Aug, 2017||
||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||SCC 50th Anniversary Gala Concert||Sunshine Coast Stadium, 31 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina|
|Sat||26th Aug, 2017||12-5pm||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Themed Concert||Lifepoint Baptist Church, 186 Wises Rd, Buderim|
|Sun||10th Sep, 2017||8:30-11am||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No||Amati Open Reheasal||Mountain Creek State High School, Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek|
|Sun||10th Sep, 2017||11:30 - 1:15pm||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||Concert Band Open Reheasal||Mountain Creek State High School, Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek|
|Wed||13th Sep, 2017||TBA||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||Amati and Concert Band Presents||Mountain Creek State High School, Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek|
|Sat - Sun||14 - 15th Oct, 2017||All day||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No - invite only||No - invite only||Auditions for 2018||Mountain Creek State High School, Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek|
|Mon||16th Oct, 2017||4:45pm||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Yes||Yes||Yes||Extra Rehearsal for Gala Concert||Mountain Creek State High School, Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek|
|Sun||22nd Oct, 2017||8:30 - 1pm||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Rehearsal for Gala Concert||Matthew Flinders Performance Centre, 1-47 Stringybark Rd, Buderim|
|Sun||22nd Oct, 2017||1:30pm||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gala Concert||Matthew Flinders Performance Centre, 1-47 Stringybark Rd, Buderim|
|Sat||2nd Dec TBC, 2017||All day||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||ChristmasConcert||TBA|
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for SCYO for 2017. Offers are available here.
The SCYO would like to very much thank the following Sunshine Coast businesses for their support this year:
Audi Centre Sunshine Coast
Audi Centre Sunshine Coast has recently proudly announced their continuing sponsorship of the SCYO Audi Centre Sunshine Coast Bursary for 2017. The bursary is aimed at assisting a young musician, who has demonstrated commitment to the SCYO principles, with expenses for SCYO membership, instrument costs and servicing, for a 12 month period.