Sponsors, Donors and Friends


The Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra is a not for profit organisation, so relies on its gracious supporters and donors to keep it running. We are incredibly thankful for the support we receive from businesses and individuals in the Shoalhaven community. 

Donations to Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra are tax deductible. To donate to the Orchestra please pay direct to our Westpac account: 

BSB – 032691 Account Number –514727  

And mark your payment Donation, with your name. If you have time please contact us or send us an email to this address: [email protected] telling us in what name you would like a tax-deductible receipt. Alternatively please use the form below if you would prefer to pay via PayPal or credit card. 

We very much appreciate your support!  

Individuals, couples and families may also join as Friends of the Orchestra for $25/year. To join or renew as a Friend, please complete the relevant form below.


Our Future String program 


Since 2000 the Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra has been working to assist in providing quality music education for the community. In 2020 the SYO turns 20 years old and in celebration is partnering with local schools to organise providing free music education into the future. 


How you can support our in school string program:

$25: Become a Friend of the Orchestra 

Enjoy discounted tickets and behind the scene events 

$100: Donate Music Books 

Help a child to learn to read music notation and discover the joys of playing classical and popular music 

$300: Donate a Violin 

Provide a quality violin that will last at least 25 years for students to benefit from 

?: Become a Major Sponsor 

Get in touch with us at [email protected] to discuss becoming a major sponsor and contributor to the musical landscape in the Shoalhaven.


“My scholarship for viola as a second instrument has enabled me to continue taking lessons and to join SYO, which has been excellent for my development as a musician. I have gained experience in playing in an ensemble, which is not easy to get as a pianist. I’ve also had a lot of fun rehearsing, performing and also learning from experienced musicians including our conductor and the Haydn Ensemble.”

Luke Bowen, SYO Second Instrument Scholarship

Make a donation

To donate to the Orchestra, please complete the form below and make your donation using a Visa/Mastercard. Alternatively you can make a donation by bank transfer to account ‘Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra Inc’, account number 514 127, BSB 032-691, Westpac. Please mark any payments with your name or organisation name. We are very grateful for your support.

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Become a friend or renew

We are so grateful for the Friends and their support. In return they enjoy discounted ticket prices, and behind the scenes events such as open rehearsals. Join or renew your Friendship below and pay your $25 fee with a Visa/Mastercard or Paypal account.

Donors 2017-2018

  • Martin & Janelle Stiles
  • Nick Minogue
GOLD PARTNER $500-$1499
  • Elaine Langshaw
  • Tony Dalton
  • Rae Harris
  • Margaret McKinley
  • Alan Soden
  • Les & Lily Lawrenson
  • Joan Crabb
  • Olga Campbell


Donors 2018-2019

  • Shoalhaven Arts Board
  • Tony Dalton
  • Nicholas Minogue
  • Masonicare
  • John Bowen
GOLD PARTNER $500-$1499
  • Berry Community Activities Centre
  • Janine Singleton
  • John Anderson
  • Elaine Langshaw
  • AU Family Practice
  • Rae Harris
  • Shoalhaven Heads Hotel
  • Joanne McKinley
  • Denise Stevens
  • Merylyn Weiss
  • Joan Crabb
  • Sally Campbell
  • Malcom Wright




Shoalhaven Art Board

Shoalhaven City Council recognises the value and place of creative expression, cultural facilities, innovative arts activities and embraces a strategic direction to facilitate progressive cultural development across the City.


Meroo Street Family Practice

Our commitment is to look after and encourage the good health of all our patients. We offer comprehensive medical care within our Nowra-Bomaderry community and beyond. High quality, personal health care by qualified, caring professionals is what you can expect from our patient-centred family practice. We listen. We focus on making every patient appointment helpful and productive.


Shoalhaven Masonic Society

Freemasonry is a large fraternal organisation that promotes moral and personal development amongst its members. Its core values include caring for others, helping those in need and acting with honesty and integrity. Freemasonry puts its principles into practice through its charitable activities. We believe in interacting and working closely within our local communities to help all people in need and their communities as a whole.