South Side Youth Orchestra


Hello from the Southside Youth Orchestra!

We run two orchestras for school-age string players, founded in 2017. With currently over 60 members, we cater for players ranging from Preliminary level to AMEB Grade 8. We always welcome new members, and will soon be auditioning for Term 2 entry!

Our experienced conductors and educators, Mr Daniel Holloway and Ms Jemma Powell, guide students to develop their musical potential through ensemble skills and teamwork. The students also have fun forming friendships with other young string players! Our members range in age from 7 to 16 years old.

Our two orchestras perform a concert at the end of every term to showcase the repertoire that they have learned. In 2018, we performed as part of the Southside String Festival, combined for a concert with the Western Suburbs String Orchestra, and took our community outreach program to a retirement home, in addition to our regular concerts. In 2019, we have exciting concerts planned, including a combined concert for our advanced orchestra SSYO1 with the Queensland Youth Orchestra’s Junior String Ensemble.

SSYO2: minimum one year of learning, basic note-reading and rhythm skills required.
Rehearsal time: 8:30 – 10:00 Saturday mornings

SSYO1: minimum AMEB Grade 3 standard or equivalent, with ensemble experience taken into account.
Rehearsal time: 10:15 – 12:00 Saturday mornings

If you would like to join the Southside Youth Orchestra, please apply here for an audition. We look forward to welcoming new members into the Southside Youth Orchestra family!