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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. Rebecca has taught as a music and classroom teacher 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 and Instrumental and Ensembles Coordinator. 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 had a long affiliation with the Arts Alive Program and was selected to conduct the Mass Schools Choir and Combined Schools Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House & Town Hall.


Rebecca also had the privilege of mentoring other music teachers and conductors and worked for several years with Richard Gill and the Australia Youth Orchestra as a Music Mentor across NSW.  Rebecca also has been involved in numerous school and community musicals and has held roles including Musical Director, Stage and Production Manager. She also enjoys playing percussion in the Northern Beaches Symphony Orchestra.

Rebecca strongly believes that it is the greatest privilege to teach and share music with others, especially our youth and thoroughly enjoys being part of the Northern Beaches Orchestras family.

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