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.

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NBYO Conductor
Mark Stevens
Mark is a music teacher, conductor and professional double bassist who has been working with music students in public education since 2003. He is music director at Sydney Secondary College and conducts 10 ensembles including string groups at Summer Hill Public School, Lindfield Public School, Forestville Public School and Killarney Heights Public School. Students in these ensembles range from beginners developing foundation string technique to advanced students exploring the intricacies of chamber music. READ MORE...

NBYO Associate Conductor
Rebecca Hildebrandt 
Rebecca graduated from UTS in 1995 with a Bachelor of Education majoring in Music and Science. Rebecca 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, Waitara and Terrey Hills Public School. 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 at Terrey Hills Public School. 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. READ MORE...