New look for the SCYO!

posted 25 Oct 2011, 23:02 by Barry Dale, SCYO

We are very excited to share with you a new logo for the SCYO for 2012. Discussions about a new look and consequently, new uniform policy have been circulating for some time. It is a very time consuming job to make this change, but with our new Director of Music and partnership with the Sunshine Coast Council, now is a great time to get it done.

The main concept we have aimed for in the logo is for it to represent fun, youth, the Sunshine Coast and have a modern look. Check it out on the attached PDF or on our uniform page on the website or on Facebook.

This logo will be used to design new stationary (letterhead etc) and for promotional flyers, business cards etc, as well as on new black t-shirts (further details on that below!)

What is happening with uniforms in 2012?

We often get feedback about uniforms. Everyone has different ideas of what they would like to see, and the logistics behind it all with designing, ordering, stock control, accounting etc are extremely time consuming, and we have run out of it this year.  Our goal for 2012 is to simplify it all as much as possible so that it is not such a huge job for volunteers.

We have no stock left of formal uniforms Prices have also increased and it would be up to $65 dollars for the formal shirt and tie for CO, WE and SS, and at least $50 for the SO shirt and tie.

The formal uniform for CO, WE, SS will therefore change next year to all black, like the QYO and many other orchestras and schools. This will mean that everyone can buy their own collared black long sleeve (or ¾ sleeve for girls if preferred) shirt to go with the black pants, socks and shoes which we already have. Some of you may already have a black shirt for school or other performances which can be used.

The casual uniform is still up for discussion. We do have stock left of these shirts, but will probably have to order a few more for next year. They will sell for at least $40 (we sold them just below cost this year which doesn’t really work!). There is also a suggestion to keep the casual shirts for the String Orchestra as the only uniform (apart from the new t-shirt). We could also look at simplifying by only choosing a couple of colours because it is difficult to maintain stocks of all colours in all sizes, and generally puts the orchestra out of pocket as well as being very time consuming.

We won’t need the formal uniform until May, so there will be time for everyone to get sorted. Same goes for casual shirts. The new t-shirts will be printed before camp and can be used for the camp concert if the other casual shirts are not continued or sorted out by then (which will totally depend on volunteer input and time).

In summary for 2012 -

  • Formal uniform will be all black for CO, WE and SS
  • Formal uniform for SO to be decided (either all black as well, or current casual as only uniform).
  • Casual uniform is still to be decided for CO, WE and SS.
  • New T-shirts with logo to be worn for rehearsals, tours, and some other events such as markets.
  • Parents and volunteers can also choose to wear them.
  • They will not necessarily replace the current casual uniform.

FIRST PRINT RUN OF NEW T-SHIRTS being ordered this week!

We are doing our first print run of the new T-shirts with the aim of having them to hand out by gala weekend so you can start wearing them over the Christmas holidays. They are great promotion and we are happy for you to wear them wherever you like. They will be compulsory for 2012. Parents and volunteers can also order T-shirts.

They will sell for $20 each - kids or adults. Orders must be in by midday this Thursday 27th October. To order and pay, please phone Kylie on 0448 44 77 81 so that we can process the payment over the phone on the eftpos machine, or come and see someone at rehearsals tomorrow night.

There is a sample of how the t-shirt will look on both the uniforms page on the website and Facebook. The logo will be printed on the back and on the right sleeve. See the uniform page on the website at:

Facebook - (can be seen even if you don’t have a Facebook account)

So order your new shirt now! Only $20 each!! 

We have not used any SCYO funding for the new logo as we have been very generously supported by some great local businesses. So a big THANK YOU to Ben from Ausgrahics who has been patiently providing us with various logo ideas and concepts, and fine tuning them according to our feedback along the way.

Thanks also to Andrea and Giles at Screamprinting who are helping us with printing at a great price, and another huge thanks to Starshots Maroochydore who have very generously donated a photography package to the orchestra. The photo shoots were done last week, and we can’t wait to see the finished products! Thanks to the kids and parents who came along for those days.

Thanks for your support and please email if you have any questions