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The Northern Beaches Youth Orchestra is a not-for-profit organisation 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 are a community youth orchestra made up of young musicians from around 9 to 16 years of age, with an AMEB Grade (or equivalent) of 2 or higher. Once our musicians reach 16 years of age, or AMEB grade 6 or higher they can feed into the Northern Beaches Orchestra. 


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? Contact us.

NBYO Conductors


Rebecca Hildebrandt, Chief Conductor. Rebecca graduated from UTS in 1995 with a Bachelor of Education majoring in Music and Science. She has taught at several schools including Oxford Falls Grammar School, Roseville College, Our Lady of the Rosary, Waitara 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 over the years 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.


Janine Boubbov, Associate Conductor. Janine is a cellist from Cairns, she studied in Canberra, Frankfurt and Berlin and held two positions in professional orchestras in Germany before returning to Sydney to settle.


After enjoying frequent engagements with both Sydney Symphony and the Opera Australia Orchestra, as well as having been on the teaching staff at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Australian Institute of Music, and several private schools in Sydney, Janine has now turned her attention to sharing her love of music with young children as a full-time Primary Music teacher – conducting choirs, string and wind ensembles at the German International School, Sydney.


She enjoys playing with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and relishes the opportunity to play chamber music with fellow passionate musicians.   

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