Welcome to the Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra

About SCYO

 
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.

Warrior Legacy, performed by the Youth Symphony of the Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra at Sydney Opera House, conducted by Chelsea Thomas, Sunday 7th August, 2014.

 
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: MARCH 3rd - 5th Mapleton

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.


Upcoming Events

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
Day Date Time AS SS CB WS YS CS SB Performance Venue
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
 

Offers for 2017

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for SCYO for 2017. Offers are available here.


Thanks to Sponsors 2017

The SCYO would like to very much thank the following Sunshine Coast businesses for their support this year:

Bursary
Audi Centre Sunshine Coast



2017 Audi Centre Sunshine Coast Bursary

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.