Who is TRYO?
The Toowoomba Regional Youth Orchestra is a modern-music orchestra based in Toowoomba, Queensland. We are passionate about bringing young musicians from across the Darling Downs together to play fun, challenging, epic music, all while growing together in our musical abilities.
WHERE DID WE BEGIN?
The Toowoomba Regional Youth Orchestra was founded in 2017 by Tim Gray, with the idea of providing a large community music ensemble for the young musicians of Toowoomba who did not have access to such a group. TRYO has now grown to include players from a variety of educational settings and schools around the Darling Downs.
Our orchestra has been greatly supported by the Harlaxton RSL Brass Band, and Toowoomba City Church.
WHAT KIND OF PIECES DO WE PLAY?
Our modern orchestral repertoire includes music from film, musical theatre, video games, pop songs, classical greats, and even some dubstep! Songs such as Pirates of the Caribbean, the Angry Birds Theme and The Avengers Theme are just a few examples of our favourite pieces to play.
During 2020, we challenged ourselves to produce an online orchestra experience.
Each player recorded their own parts to some of our favourite pieces and then we edited everything together to create the sound of an orchestra during a time when playing together face-to-face wasn't an option.
WHAT DO WE DO?
TRYO has performed at a variety of community events including the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, the Lions Christmas Wonderland of Lights, the Toowoomba City Library’s TooCon festivals and the Highfields Community Carols.
A highlight of the year has been our annual fundraising concert for Teen Challenge, in partnership with the Harlaxton RSL Brass Band.
We’ve also had the opportunity to travel to Brisbane to perform with the Queensland Youth Orchestra for a couple of twilight concerts in Brisbane's iconic Old Museum Building.
Check us out on Facebook to keep up with our latest news and concert info.
ANNUAL SUMMER MUSIC CAMP
Each year we hold a themed Summer Music Camp for all young musicians of Toowoomba and the surrounding region. With themes such as Star Wars, superheroes and fantasy, our camps have become a great way for many players across the
Darling Downs to start their year.
The camps are also open to non-TRYO members, allowing many more players to join in the fun that is TRYO.
In January 2020, we launched our first 3-day summer music camp with 64 musicians playing all the epic Star Wars music. And in 2021, 75 young musicians attended our Super Summer Music Camp, playing music from all your favourite superhero blockbusters and TV shows.
Our 3rd annual camp, the
Fantastical Summer Music Camp 2022, was featuring music from epic fantasy titles such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings and many more. The 2022 camp also launched a new opportunity for vocalists and junior orchestra players to take part in the camps.