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. 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. Our ensembles offer opportunities for musically minded youth, from novice to advanced, within string ensembles, wind symphony, stage band and orchestra.

Ensembles for Strings

Amati

For young, developing, string musicians around the primary-school ages

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

Sinfonia

For string musicians in upper primary to lower secondary school

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

Youth Symphony

For advanced string, woodwind, brass and percussion musicians to experience playing in a full orchestra

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

Chamber Strings

Small ensemble for advanced, self-motivated string musicians looking to extend and learn the classic string repertoire

Four Sunday rehearsals per term (TBA)

Ensembles for Bands

Concert Band

Extended music education and. a large band experience for brass, wind and percussion musicians in late primary to early secondary school

rehearses on Wednesdays
5:00pm – 6:15pm

Wind Symphony

Advanced group for woodwind, brass and percussion musicians

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

Youth Symphony

For advanced string, woodwind, brass and percussion musicians to experience playing in a full orchestra

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

2021 Leaver’s Concert

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop: Get Ready for SCYO 2022

October 20 - October 27

2021 Auditions

November 6 - November 7

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