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 around 35 players from a variety of educational settings and schools around the Darling Downs.
Our start has been greatly supported by the Harlaxton RSL Brass Band whose rehearsal room and equipment we use.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO WE PLAY?
Our modern orchestral repertoire includes music from film, musical theater, 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, (due to Covid-19) we challenged ourselves to produce an online orchestra experience, where we recorded our playing each performing their own parts to some of our favourite pieces and pull 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?
Over the short time we have been going, TRYO has performed at a variety of community events including the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, The Lions Christmas Wonderland of Lights, and the Toowoomba City Library’s TooCon festivals over the years.
A highlight of the year has been our now 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 two 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
In January 2020, we launched our first 3-day summer music camp with 64 musicians playing all the epic Star Wars music in our finale as part of the TRC City Library's Galactic Festival. And in 2021, 75 young musicians attended our Super Summer Music Camp, playing music from all your favourite superhero blockbusters and TV shows to a sell-out crowd at Toowoomba Empire Theatre's Armitage Centre.