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 Musical Director, Concert Orchestra conductor, and String Orchestra conductor.