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History of the SCYO

2018

January 1, 2018

2018

International tour of China. Music Director: Maria Salmon Youth Symphony Conductor: Chelsey Eunson Wind Symphony Conductor: Jodie Lutherborrow Concert Band Conductor: Clare Deady (welcome back Clare!) Chamber Strings: Maria Salmon, Tetias Goh conductor in training Sinfonia Conductor: Jo Ramsey Amati Conductor: Maria Salmon, Isabel McCafferty conductor in training Stage Band Conductor: Andrew Eunson (2017) Daniel…

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2017

January 1, 2017

2017

Music Director: Maria Salmon Youth Symphony Conductor: Chelsey Eunson Wind Symphony Conductor: Jodie Lutherborrow Concert Band Conductor: Jodie Lutherborrow Chamber Strings: Maria Salmon, Tetias Goh conductor in training Sinfonia Conductor: Jo Ramsey Amati Conductor: Maria Salmon, Isabel McCafferty conductor in training Stage Band Conductor: Andrew Eunson Membership 200

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2016

January 1, 2016

2016

Maria Salmon wins the Sunshine Cost Council ’s Australia Day Award for Creative Industries. Japan Tour (Shinagawa Junior Philharmonic Orchestra, Iwakura High School Wind Ensemble, Kamakura Junior Orchestra, Osaka Gakugei High School & Kyoto Girls Junior & Senior High School). Australia Day award Creative category for Music Director Maria Salmon Annual Camp at Luther Heights…

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2015

January 1, 2015

2015

Introduction of Stage Band making 7 ensembles. Chamber Strings part of Cello Dreaming Big series in March Stage Band & Chamber Strings Soiree in June Youth Symphony; joint workshop with Gold Coast Youth Orchestra in June Themed concert at Mountain Creek High school Gala at Mathew Flinders Performance Centre with farewell to Donna McMahon Christmas…

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2014

January 1, 2014

2014

Introduction of Concert Band – making 6 ensembles. Youth Symphony Tour of Sydney played at Sydney Opera House, Angel place, Sydney Conservatorium and Darling Harbour. Sunshine Coast Eisteddfod: Youth Symphony placed first. Chamber Strings first place in the under 18 large ensemble. Australia Day awards performance Chamber Strings performance at Louise King’s Big Dreaming concert…

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2013

January 1, 2013

2013

Timpani’s: Grant funding received for new timpani’s. Annual camp moves from Mapleton to Luther Heights. Introduction of Chamber Strings ensemble. Music Director: Maria Salmon Youth Symphony Conductor: Chelsey Thomas Wind Ensemble Conductor: Calvin Hunter Chamber Strings previously Symphony Strings Conductor: Maria Salmon Sinfonia Conductor: Karlee Hutchinson (SCYO alumnae!) Amati Conductor: Donna McMahon Membership 120

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2012

January 1, 2012

2012

Introduction of Amati and Sinfonia ensembles. Ebenezer Trust Charity concert Maleny October 23rd Gala Coolum Civic Centre Australia Day Citizenship awards Noosa Strings group performed a Flash Mob at Sunshine Coast University Amati perform at Louise King’s Celtic concert Youth Symphony tour to BRYO Brisbane Mothers Day concert Amati & Sinfonia tour to Toowoomba Symphony…

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2011

January 1, 2011

2011

Ensembles are Concert Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Junior Strings, Senior String Orchestra. First Gala Concert at Coolum Civic Centre Grant funding from SCRC for musical director for 3 years signals the commencement of a more serious approach to managing the SCYO. Maria Salmon appointed as Musical Director. SCYO starts on the first of 7 years continuous…

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2010

January 1, 2010

2010

SCYO 21st Birthday! Concert Orchestra and Wind Ensemble performed with Queensland Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony. Strings Orchestra at Mothers day concert. Ensembles consolidated to four – Concert Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Strings Orchestra and Senior Strings. Music Director: Jarred Schindler temp for the first half of the year, then vacant Concert Orchestra Conductor: Karlee Hutchenson Wind…

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2009

January 1, 2009

2009

SCYO strings musicians workshop with Deep Blue Electric Orchestra Caloundra and participated in the longest jam session in the southern hemisphere. Sinfonia added – Conductor Julie Anne O’Reilly

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2008

January 1, 2008

2008

Music Director: Clare Deady (8 continuous years as Musical Director) Concert Orchestra Conductor: Clare Deady and Adrian King Wind Ensemble Conductor: Calvin Hunter (started in 2008, the beginning of almost 10 continuous years with SCYO) String Orchestra Conductor: Steven Lake Recorder Ensemble Conductor: Wendy Russell and Alison Nicholson Membership 120 Carols performance

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2006

January 1, 2006

Electric String Quartet added and workshop run. String Ensemble second place in the Sunshine Coast Eisteddfod 13yrs and under. Music Director: Clare Deady Concert Orchestra Conductor: Steven Lake Wind Ensemble Conductor: Clare Deady String Orchestra Conductor: Andrew Paszkowski Senior Strings Conductor: Andrew Paszkowski Electric Strings: Susie Gosling-O’Day Membership: 137

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2004

January 1, 2004

2004

2003

January 1, 2003

2003

SCYO first local tour (all ensembles) – Gold Coast Sea World performance. The first Annual camp held at Mapleton. Performed with Queensland Youth Orchestra 3. String Orchestra played at Underwater World 2003 – 2005: Music Director: Clare Deady Concert Orchestra Conductor: Derek Taylor MBE Wind Ensemble Conductor: Clare Deady String Orchestra and Senior Strings Conductor:…

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2002

January 1, 2002

Fire damage at the SYO rehearsal venue – Grace Christian Church – on Stringybark Road destroyed valuable music resources. SCYO String Ensemble participates in the Sunshine Cost Junior Eisteddfod for they first time (gaining a 2nd). Music Director: Clare Deady Concert Orchestra Conductor: Andrew Mear Wind Ensemble Conductor: Clare Deady String Orchestra Conductor: Andrew Paszkowski…

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2001

January 1, 2001

SCYO’s first Gala Concert at Immanuel Lutheran College. String Orchestra performed at Underwater World. Music Director: Clare Deady Concert Orchestra Conductor: Andrew Mear Wind Ensemble Conductor: Clare Deady String Orchestra conductor: Andrew Paszkowski Membership 100

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2000

January 1, 2000

2000

SCYO collaborated with the Queensland Youth Orchestra 2 when they visited the Sunshine Coast as part of their Northern Queensland Tour. Orchestra performed at the Concerto Concert at Caloundra Cultural Center in September. Musical Director: Clare Deady. Concert Orchestra Conductor: Cameron Brown then Andrew Mear Wind Ensemble Conductor: Clare Deady String Orchestra Conductor: Jan Boffinger…

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1999

January 1, 1999

1999

1999 – group photos of Strings and Wind Ensembles

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1998

January 1, 1998

Wind Ensemble added with Conductor Adrian Frost (making 3 ensembles in total). Key contributors included: Cameron Brown as Musical Director. Other conductors included Des Hansen/Tammie Smeaton, and Julie-Anne O’Reilly (a well-known performer and music educator and the Concert Master of the Queensland Pops Orchestra for many years). Pianist: Naomi Craddock. Membership approx 60.

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1989

January 1, 1989

1989

1989 – SCYO formally formed as an incorporated association with initial ensembles of Concert Orchestra and a String Orchestra. Musical Director and Concert Orchestra Conductor: Loani Prior String Orchestra Conductor: Pam Hendley Inaugural president: Clive George Alan Kewley, Des Hansen, and Sue Coleman-Mann were big contributors during the period 1990 – 1997, fulfilling roles as…

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