Welcome to the Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra
|Sat||4th June 2016||4:00pm -
|Stage Band||Changed: now a rehearsal||St. Andrews Anglican College, Peregian Springs|
|Sat||25th June 2016||9:00am - 1:30pm||Youth Symphony/Stage Band/Chamber Strings||Workshop and Rehearsal||Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina|
|Sat||25th June 2016||1:30pm - 3:15pm||Youth Symphony/Stage Band and Chamber Strings||Community Concert||Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina|
|Late July to early Aug, 2016||TBA||Amati/Youth Symphony/Wind Symphony/various small ensembles||SC Junior Eisteddfod||
See Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod for details
|Sat||27th August, 2016||2 pm rehearsal
5 pm Concert
|Youth Symphony/Wind Symphony/Stage Band/Sinfonia||Themed Concert||Lifepoint Baptist Church, 186 Wises Rd, Buderim|
|Wed||7th Sept, 2016||Wendseday
4 45- 6 30
|Amati Strings Presents||Concert||Mountain Creek State High School, Lady Musgrave Drv, Mountain Creek|
|Wed||14th Sept, 2016||Wednesday
4 45 - 6 30
|Concert Band Presents||Concert||Mountain Creek State High School, Lady Musgrave Drv, Mountain Creek|
|Sun||9th Oct, 2016||9 - 11||Amati and Sinfonia Strings||Open Rehearsal||Mountain Creek State High School, Lady Musgrave Drv, Mountain Creek|
|Sat||15th Oct, 2016||All Day||All ensembles||Auditions for 2017||Mountain Creek State High School, Lady Musgrave Drv, Mountain Creek|
|Sun||16th Oct, 2016||All Day||All ensembles||Auditions for 2017||Mountain Creek State High School, Lady Musgrave Drv, Mountain Creek|
|Mon||17th Oct, 2016||4 - 7||Youth Symphony||Extra rehearsal||Mountain Creek State High School, Lady Musgrave Drv, Mountain Creek|
|Sun||23rd Oct, 2016||8 30 - Rehearsals
1 30 - Concert
|All ensembles||SCYO Gala Concert||Matthew Flinders Anglican College, 1-47 Stringybark Rd, Buderim|
|Sun||4th Dec, 2016||10:00am - 1:30pm||Chamber Strings/Sinfonia/Amati||Christmas Strings workshop||Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina|
|Sun||4th Dec, 2016||1:30pm -
|Workshop participants and combined Youth and Wind Symphony||Concert||Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina|
Audi Centre Sunshine Coast has recently proudly announced sponsorship of the 2016 SCYO Audi Centre Sunshine Coast Bursary. 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.
Richard Moye, Dealer Principal at the Audi Centre Sunshine Coast, was delighted to announce at the Strings concert on 7th May that the inaugural recipient of this award was a most worthy person - Dekota Berkery. Dekota is a talented musician, who leads a section in the Orchestra and is always enjoying and developing her music. She performs a leadership role within her section, and Dekota (and her family) have gone above and beyond with fund raising to support the SCYO.
The SCYO is very pleased to announce the recognition of the dedication and stirling efforts of Musical Director Maria Salmon, by the awarding of the Creative category at the 2016 Sunshine Coast Australia Day awards ceremony held at Lake Kawana Community Centre. Maria has developed the SCYO creating unprecedented growth, which has required a huge effort, and we are all pleased that her extraordinary commitment to opportunities for young musicians has been so recognised. The organisation has grown to 7 ensembles, over 200 musicians, many workshops and performances, national and international tours, as well as the regular 35 rehearsals - developed and organised under her stewardship.
Maria was proud to accept the award on behalf the conductors, volunteers, and musicians whose hard work over the years has been integral to the success of the organisation.
It is due to people like Calvin, with the skills, talent and ability to motivate and inspire young musicians, and the willingness to do it for such a long period of time, that the SCYO is enabling a growing number of musicians to participate. Calvin was presented with a gift of appreciation at the recent Band Concert, so appropriate as he has been such an influence with this group over the years.
58 members of the SCYO recently returned from a fantastic 10 day tour of Japan. The musicians were blown away by the welcome provided at all the venues and the shared performances. See the Tour page for more details.
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.