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History of the SCYO

Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra

Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra
2018
2018

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 Sinfonia Conductor: Jo Ramsey Amati Conductor: Maria Salmon, Isabel McCafferty conductor in training Stage Band Conductor: Andrew Eunson (2017) Daniel Salmon conductor in training Membership..Read More
2016
2016

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..Read More
2015
2015

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..Read More
2014
2014

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..Read More
2013
2013

2013

2013
Timpani’s:  Grant funding received for new timpani’s. Annual camp moves from Mapleton to Luther Heights. 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
2012
2012

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..Read More
2011
2011

2011

2011
Introduction of Chamber Strings to existing ensembles of 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..Read More
2010
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..Read More
2009
2009

2009

Recorder ensemble added in 2008. SCYO strings musicians workshop with Deep Blue Electric Orchestra Caloundra and participated in the longest jam session in the southern hemisphere. 2006 – 2008: Music Director: Clare Deady (after 8 continuous years as Musical Director) Concert Orchestra Conductor: Clare Deady and Adrian King Wind Ensemble Conductor: Calvin Hunter (started in..Read More
2006
2006

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
2003
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: Andrew..Read More
2002
2002

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..Read More
2001
2001

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
2000
2000

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 Membership..Read More
1998
1998

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
1989
1989

1989

1989
Tim Kerr – inaugural member 1989
1989

1989

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