6 April, 2022
Youth orchestra plays first note
On Monday evening, the Symphonia Jubilate Outback (SJO) orchestra came to Gilgandra Public School to launch the first youth orchestra of its type.
The free launch event was created to encourage students
to sign up, and join the orchestra.
Open to all students in year three upwards, the SJO
has no minimum level of ability required, with no auditions,
in order to foster a safe and encouraging environment.
The initiative covers hundreds of kilometres, and
is open to NSW public, catholic, or independent schools
residing in and around small regional towns in the central
west. In 2019, the Symphonia Jubilate, a public
school symphony orchestra organisation, visited Warren
on a regional tour.
Here, the SJO idea was born, and after being postponed
for numerous years, the orchestra is finally kick
starting in Gilgandra.
Almost 80 students turned out to give the orchestra a go, and although red faced, the children all left with smiles.