Coffs Con Youth Orchestra

Fancy playing your instrument with other musicians? Aged 8 to 19? Enjoy a variety of classical, movie and modern music?
The Coffs Con Youth Orchestra could be for you!

Formed in 2017, the Coffs Con Youth Orchestra is conducted by our Director, Patrick Brearley.

Our Youth Orchestra develops ensemble playing skills in a fun, nurturing and professional environment. Students learn an assortment of traditional symphonic repertoire as well as enjoying modern compositions and movie soundtracks with all music graded to suit the level of the players. Fun programs are always part of each term’s learning and frequent performances present exciting opportunities for students.

The Coffs Con Youth Orchestra perform at least once per term and are supported by The Junior Academy and The Academy. This provides a 3-tiered learning system with the more advanced Academy students performing alongside the Junior Academy and Youth Orchestra students, encouraging and helping younger students progress and continue enjoying their Youth Orchestra experience.

When: Thursdays 4-5pm

Where: Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium Performance Space

Recommended standard: AMEB Grade 2+ or equivalent.

Cost: $65 per term

To enquire about joining the Coffs Con Youth Orchestra, please call the office on 6652 1592 or send us a message.

Also, make sure you check our other ensembles.  We have many options for Coffs Harbour musicians who would like to join a band (including our guitar ensembles, Coffs Con Stage Band, The Academy, etc).

Frequently Asked Questions

What level do I need to be to join the Youth Orchestra?

We recommend a minimum standard of grade 2 AMEB or above to ensure students get the most enjoyment out of their experience. That being said we welcome anyone who wants to give it a go!

What if I’ve never played in an ensemble before?

Don’t stress! The Coffs Con Youth Orchestra is run by our Director, Pat Brearley, who creates an encouraging and fun experience for all involved.

What if I can’t make every rehearsal?

Pat understands that we all have commitments and that things change.. While students are encouraged to make a commitment to weekly rehearsals, we understand life happens and are always working with students to make sure we can fit in with busy schedules and commitments.

I don’t know much classical music, will this impact my experience of the Youth Orchestra?

Not at all! We develop programs and repertoire that changes each term and is a healthy mix of classical, contemporary and movie music so there’s always something for everyone.