SCYO Orchestral Groups

All SCYO groups practise at Mountain Creek State High School on Wednesday evening (except Chamber Strings and Stage Band which rehearse roughly monthly on Sundays) .

SCYO Camp Final Concert 2015

This year, our members range in age from 8 to 20. For many of the musicians, the SCYO gives them the opportunity to play with a much larger group than they would do with their school ensembles and experience different music styles. Ideally, these ensembles gives our young musicians the chance to play at a higher level and learn more about music in an enjoyable environment. 

Regular rehearsals and at least one performance per school term gives the groups the chance to improve and grow musically. Members take this experience with them back to their school ensembles, which can only benefit everyone involved.

2018 SCYO Orchestral Ensembles are:


Youth Symphony (YS) conducted by Chelsey Thomas - rehearsal time is 4:45pm to 6:45pm on Wednesdays. The SCYO Youth Symphony is an advanced group of string, woodwind, brass and percussion players.

Youth Symphony 2014

String Ensembles

Chamber Strings (CS) conducted by Maria Salmon and guest conductors - 4 Sunday rehearsals per term (Dates and times to be advised) For self-motivated advanced string players wishing to being extended and learn classic string repertoire. Numbers will be limited.

Sinfonia Strings (SS) conducted by Jo Ramsey - rehearsal time is 4:45pm to 6:00pm on Wednesdays. Sinfonia caters for upper primary/lower secondary string players who are preparing to move to Youth Symphony.

Amati Strings  (AS) conducted by Maria Salmon and Izzy McCafferty - rehearsal time is 4:45pm to 6pm on Wednesdays. This group caters for the younger, developing string student.


Wind Symphony (WS) conducted by Jodie Lutherborrow - rehearsal time is from 6:45pm to 8:15pm on Wednesdays. The Wind Symphony is a balanced group consisting of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

Concert Band (CB) conducted by Jodie Lutherborrow - rehearsal time is 5:15pm - 6:30pm on Wednesdays. Concert Band will offer young band members an opportunity to extend their musical learning. It will offer young brass/wind/percussion (predominantly late primary /early secondary) students the opportunity to extend their learning experience. Students that have currently been learning from one year are invited to apply.

Stage Band (SB) conducted by Andrew Eunson - approximately 3 weekly Saturday rehearsals per term (4:00 - 6:00pm). For self-motivated advanced stage band musicians (saxophones, trumpets, trombones, keyboard, percussion, bass/electric guitar). Numbers are limited.