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.

It is understood that a group of young musicians were getting together regularly prior to the “official” formation of the SCYO in 1989, however, no details of this are known, including the length of time for this period. Photos: Clive and Margaret George (Clive being the first president of the SCYO); and Tim Kerr (a member in 1989).