Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra Open Night Rehearsal


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Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra Open Night Rehearsal: Wednesday 25 October at Mountain Creek State High School, Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek. 
Rehearsal times: Wind Ensemble  5.30pm - 7pm, Concert Orchestra 5.30pm - 7.30pm and String Orchestra 5.45pm - 6.45pm.
 
Audition time for 2007: Apply to audition for a place in SCYO for 2007 - it's the musical equivalent of playing in a regional sport team! Application forms available through schools, music shops and SCYO. Applications due 25 October. Auditions 8, 15 & 22 November at Mountain Creek State High School.
 
For further information please contact: Kerry 0427 879 725 or Liz 54 782332 or 0438 782 332. Email: secretary@scyo.org.au
 
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Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra (SCYO) is the coast's regional youth orchestra - a non-profit organisation currently providing opportunities for 137 talented musicians to extend their musical education and orchestral experience. Musicians up to 23 years can apply now to audition for a place in SCYO in 2007.

 

SCYO's annual open rehearsal night is on Wednesday 25th October at Mountain Creek State High School, Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek. Come along, watch the groups rehearse and find out more about SCYO. Rehearsal times are: Wind Ensemble 5.30pm - 7pm, Concert Orchestra 5.30pm - 7.30pm and String Orchestra 5.45pm - 6.45pm. 2007 Audition forms will be available for auditions on the 8th, 15th and 22nd of November 2006.

 

Amy who plays in Concert Orchestra and has been a SCYO member for 7 years shares some SCYO highlights.

 

"I am a self confessed muso who has played cello for about eight years. I started in Year 3 cheering in excitement because I could play Hot Cross Buns, and now I am involved in one of the most enjoyable, exciting musical opportunities on the Coast - the Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra. I know you might be thinking how could a classical orchestra be fun? But as our name says, we are a Youth Orchestra, and music is chosen with youth in mind. We all share a passion for music and enjoy getting together with others who share similar interests and, of course, making cool music."

 

"We play in three groups - the Concert Orchestra, String Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. For special events, or often just for fun, we form smaller groups including Senior Strings, Electric Strings and trios. Each group plays a vast and changing repertoire, including popular movie themes such as 'Mission Impossible' and 'Schindler's List' and music from plays like 'Le Miserables' and 'Phantom of the Opera'. In Concert Orchestra we also play professional level music such as 'Mars' (from 'The Planets') and 'Overture to the Wasps' as well as orchestra favourites like 'Pirates of The Caribbean' (so awesome with a full orchestra!). Our younger groups also play challenging yet fun music such as 'Spy Time Rag' and 'Palladio'."

 

"Our experienced conductors, Steven Lake (Concert Orchestra), Andrew Pazskowski (String Orchestra), and Clare Deady (Wind Ensemble) provide a fun and involved learning environment. We practise every week during school term on a Wednesday night at Mountain Creek State High School."

 

"As a string musician, I've had a lot of fun playing SCYO's electric string instruments. We have 2 violins, a viola and cello. They are bright blue and provide a really great opportunity for learning about electric instruments - amplifiers, distortion, improvisation and effects."

 

"Not only do we play great music, we perform at numerous exciting concerts, many of which have become annual traditions. One I particularly enjoyed was a combined workshop and concert with Queensland Youth Orchestra at the Old Museum in Brisbane. The venue's atmosphere for the evening concert was great and it was really exciting to play with QYO, plus there was the fun bus trip and dinner at the servo on the way home."

 

"A highlight each year is SCYO's three-day weekend Mapleton Music Camp. It's like school camp except way better, because you get to play music, pick your cabins, participate in music-related activity nights (some have featured bush-bands, medieval instruments, trivia and dancing), have free time with friends and challenge certain people who capsized your canoe the previous year."

 

"The open night is a great chance for you to see what a SCYO rehearsal is like, meet some of us and the conductors, and get an idea as to which group you would like to audition for. As a rough guide, entry level for Wind Ensemble and String Orchestra musicians is about Grade 2 AMEB standard. Concert Orchestra entry level is about Grade 4 AMEB, with many at Grade 5, 6 & 7 standard. You don't have to have completed AMEB exams to audition."

 

"I know I have made many friends and had heaps of fun during my 7 years with SCYO, and it has opened a whole new world of music that I wouldn't have had access to otherwise. So if you are ready to join a dynamic, growing orchestra with big plans, please don't hesitate to come along to our open night and pick up an audition form. You won't regret it!"

 

For further information contact Kerry on 0427 879 725 or Liz on 54 782332 or 0438 782 332.

 

Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra Open Night Rehearsal: Wednesday 25 October at Mountain Creek State High School, Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek. 
Rehearsal times: Wind Ensemble  5.30pm - 7pm, Concert Orchestra 5.30pm - 7.30pm and String Orchestra 5.45pm - 6.45pm.
 
Audition time for 2007: Apply to audition for a place in SCYO for 2007 - it's the musical equivalent of playing in a regional sport team! Application forms available through schools, music shops and SCYO. Applications due 25 October. Auditions 8, 15 & 22 November at Mountain Creek State High School.
 
For further information please contact: Kerry 0427 879 725 or Liz 54 782332 or 0438 782 332. Email: secretary@scyo.org.au
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