The Lane Cove Youth Orchestra began as a community project in 1992 to provide an extension to the strong music programs operating in the community and local schools. Initial support was provided by Lane Cove Council (Funding for Administration), Sydney Youth Orchestra (Music Direction), Lane Cove Public School (Rehearsal Venue), S.C. Johnson Pty Ltd (Funding for Sheet Music) and Fosters & Co.(Financial Services).

Mission Statement

To provide a community youth group offering quality music and recreational opportunities in a friendly, safe, co-educational environment. To provide a strong link between the local school music programs and Sydney's elite youth music groups such as Sydney Youth Orchestra, SBS Youth Orchestra and the Public School's Performing Arts Unit ensembles.


We thank Orchestra Australia for helping us to implement our vision.


Lane Cove Youth Orchestra gives one concert per term and participates annually in eisteddfods. Other music or arts/cultural groups are regularly invited to participate with LCYO in the production of combined events. Please view our performances.


A strong voluntary committee runs the Lane Cove Youth Orchestra. Parents and other interested community members can be involved in a number of ways including serving as committee members, developing sponsorship and/or promotion and helping with suppers and equipment at rehearsals and concerts.