Established in 1989, the Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra (SCYO) is a non-profit organisation that provides orchestral music opportunities for young talents from primary to high school. As the premier youth orchestra in the Sunshine Coast community, SCYO unites gifted musicians from over 45 schools in the region. Our eight distinct ensembles cater to a spectrum of musical abilities from novices to seasoned players and support a wide array of musical interests from strings, band, stage band, to symphonic orchestra.

Ensembles for Strings

Amati

For budding string musicians in primary school, nurturing fundamental skills within a supportive ensemble

rehearses on Wednesdays
4:45pm – 6:00pm

Sinfonia

For developing string musicians from upper primary to lower secondary school, exploring diverse repertoire in a collaborative setting.

rehearses on Wednesdays
4:45pm – 6:00pm

Youth Symphony

An orchestral experience for advanced string, woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians, delving into challenging pieces and ensemble dynamics.

rehearses on Wednesdays
4:45pm – 6:45pm

Chamber Strings

An intimate ensemble for self-driven, advanced string musicians exploring intricate strings classics in depth.

Four Sunday rehearsals per term (TBA)

Ensembles for Bands

Concert Band

For young, developing woodwind, brass and percussion musicians in primary to early secondary school.

rehearses on Wednesdays
4:45pm – 6:00pm

Wind Ensemble

For intermediate-level woodwind, brass and percussion musicians in middle school years, bridging the gap between beginners and advanced players.

rehearses on Wednesdays
6:15pm – 7:30pm

Wind Symphony

Advanced group for proficient woodwind, brass and percussion musicians seeking a challenge.

rehearses on Wednesdays
7:00pm – 8:15pm

Youth Symphony

An orchestral experience for advanced string, woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians, delving into challenging pieces and ensemble dynamics.

rehearses on Wednesdays
4:45pm – 6:45pm

Stage Band

For advanced, self-motivated stage band musicians on saxophone, trumpet, trombone, keyboard, percussion and bass/electric guitar

Four Sunday rehearsals per term (TBA)

Upcoming Events

Sydney Tour

29 June - 6 July

Gala Concert

31 August

Leavers’ Concert

12 October @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

End of Year Concert

19 October @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm