WHO WE ARE
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.
Find out more about our Ensembles.
In Our Community
SCYO actively supports local school music programs by extending musicians’ skills and encouraging all members to play in school music groups. Each year SCYO conducts open rehearsals for local students to participate in workshops with our junior ensembles. It is here that our local youth can learn about music opportunities that are available to them and make new friends in a wider music community. Find out more about our open rehearsals and becoming a member of SCYO.
We also perform regularly at a variety of venues and events across the Sunshine Coast and beyond, providing opportunities for our ensembles to gain performance experience and for our local community to enjoy free or low cost musical events. We also perform for local charities and charitable events as well as a range of other social events in our community.
You can explore our schedule of upcoming events in our Calendar.
Opportunities For Our Musicians
Our ensembles rehearse each week on Wednesday evenings during school terms at Mountain Creek State High School.
Each year we also organise a weekend Music Camp which brings all our ensembles together for a fun weekend intensive. This is a wonderful social event and an opportunity for musicians to receive mentoring and an opportunity to perform in larger ensembles and orchestras. Our aim is to take our members’ skills to a higher level, to experience different music styles and take their experiences back to their SCYO and school ensembles.