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The NBYO is a community youth orchestra, accepting players from the ages of approximately 9 to 16 with an AMEB Grade (or equivalent) of 2 or higher. It is the feeder orchestra to our NBO where players are of AMEB Grade 6 or higher and over 16 years of age.

The Youth Orchestra is a not-for-profit organisation and was created to provide opportunities for young people and amateur musicians on the Northern Beaches to excel musically, as well as to enhance the cultural life of the local community.

We have developed a strong local profile, appearing in concert venues from Manly to Avalon. We enjoy the generous support of
St Luke's Grammar School, who provide a regular rehearsal venue.

When:    Every Wednesday (during School Terms)
Times:    5.15 – 6:45pm
Venue:   School Hall, St Lukes Grammar School

NBYO Membership fees are $320 per year.
The NBYO is registered to accept the NSW Creative Kids Voucher.

Like to know more?  Or join the NBYO? 
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NBYO Conductor
Rebecca Hildebrandt 

Rebecca graduated from UTS in 1995 with a Bachelor of Education majoring in Music and Science. She has taught as a private music teacher and as a classroom specialist at several schools including Oxford Falls Grammar School, Roseville College, Our Lady of the Rosary, Wiatara and Terrey Hills Public School. She currently holds a position at St Luke’s Grammar, at the Bayview Campus.


During her teaching she has undertaken many roles including Head of Performing Arts at OFGS, Junior School Instrumental Coordinator at Roseville College and Music Coordinator and Ensembles Director at Terrey Hills Public School as well as being a Music Mentor for the AYO.


Rebecca has had vast experience as a conductor directing many school choirs, Concert Bands and Orchestras over the years as well as Co-directing the Terrey Hills Big Band. She has also enjoyed being involved in every aspect of several school and community musicals and held roles including Musical Director, Stage and Production Manager.


Along with Music she enjoys teaching public speaking, debating, coding and robotics and loves being a mum to her two children. Rebecca strongly believes that it is the greatest privilege to teach and share music with others and thoroughly enjoys being part of the NBO family.

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