The SCYO is grateful to the Councillors and staff of the Sunshine Coast Council who regularly support music on the sunshine coast by providing access to grants, attendance at performances, providing performance opportunities, and supporting tours.
Education Queensland has been a key partner in the growth of the SCYO over the last decade or so. Mountain Creek State High School was a great venue, from providing support through the times when SCYO was smaller, through to doing its absolute best to squeeze us in as we grew exponentially! Unfortunately we got to a size where our Orchestra couldn’t fit into the Performance Centre (even overflowing to the “pit”), and after 10 years have moved up the road to Chancellor State College. A significant percentage or our conductors are Education Queensland staff, and a large number of our musicians are Education Queensland students. In turn, SCYO always does its absolute best to work around school activities and to minimise pressure on students at critical times. We also believe that with the opportunities provided by SCYO we enhance the progress and development of school musicians.
The SCYO would also like to recognise Queensland Timber Flooring for their continuous support as sponsor for our annual gala concert.
The Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society Sunshine Coast has generouslly supported two SCYO musicians with bursaries through the 2019 Young Arts Programme. This programme enabled our musicians to acquire private instrumental lessons and continue to participate in SCYO, which has a significant boost on their learning and musical journey. We sincerely thank ADFAS for their contribution towards our young musicians.