Orchestras

Youth Symphony (YS)

Rehearsals: Fridays 6.30 – 9.30 PM (strings); 7.30 – 9.30 PM (wind, brass and percussion)
AMEB grade 6+
80-member symphony orchestra
Instruments:  Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba,  Harp, Piano, Percussion (incl. timpani, xylophone, glockenspiel, bass & snare drums, triangle, cymbals etc)

Junior Symphony (JS)

Rehearsals: Thursdays 4:45 – 6:45 PM
AMEB grade 4+
70-member symphony orchestra
Instruments:  Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Harp, Piano, Percussion (incl. timpani, xylophone, glockenspiel, bass & snare drums, triangle, cymbals etc)

String Orchestra (SO)

Rehearsals:  Thursdays 4.45 – 6.45 PM
AMEB grade 2+
45-member string orchestra
Instruments:  Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

Big Band (BB)

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 5.30 – 7.30 PM
AMEB grade 6+
20-member big band
Instruments:  Double Bass, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Piano, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Kit

Little Big Band (LBB)

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 5.30 – 7.30 PM
AMEB grade 2+
20-member big band
Instruments:  Double Bass, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Piano, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Kit

Please note: the GCYO observes the same holidays as Queensland State Schools, published by Education Queensland.


 Instrument Mix Ideal

The following instrument mix is considered ideal for GCYO Groups.

YS JS SO LBB BB
Violin 1 14 14 12
Violin 2 14 14 12
Viola 12 12 10
Cello 12 12 10
Double Bass 6 6 4
Flute 3 3
Clarinet 2 2
Bass Clarinet 1 1
Oboe 2 2
Bassoon 2 2
French Horn 4 4
Trumpet 3 3 5 5
Trombone 3 3 4 4
Tuba 1 1
Percussion 4 4
Piano/keyboard 1 1 1 1
Alto Sax 2 2
Bari Sax 1 1
Tenor Sax 2 2
Bass 1 1
Guitar 1 1
Drum Kit 1 1
Vocals 1 1
TOTAL 70 70 36 19 19