Welcome to the WCYO Supporters Portal

WCYO has many partnerships, supporters and people who believe in what we do and testify the differences we make in the West Coast communities. We continue and strive to enrich the lives of young people and communities through music, education and all our ongoing programs, especially those who never had the opportunities before. We offer opportunities in careers, performing and various other artistic fields and drive our Outreach and Development programmes with enthusiasm and outstanding achievements.

We at West Coast Youth Orchestra are truly grateful for the support we are receiving from the following music education institutions, organisations, partners and affiliates and salute them for believing in our vision and sharing our passion. With their help, we are striving to make a difference to the communities we serve. We are proud to call them our friends. Without their support it would not have been possible for us to enrich the lives of young people in the West Coast region through music, and to provide them with performance and career opportunities.​


Trinity Colledge
Wes Boland Eisteddfod Western Cape Virtual Eisteddfod
Dep of Arts and Culture
Logo Wekus Coffee


Here are some of our regular local supporters:

Apart from the support and financial assistance we are receiving from main funders, there are also friends of WCYO who are helping us in different ways such as providing free services or products. Several supporters also help by making small financial donations through monthly debit orders or direct one-off donations.

  • Woolworths regularly donate food for our food project and snacks and meals to the orchestra members during rehearsal and Diazville Music Outreach Programme year-end function.
  • Curro Langebaan Independent School makes its school hall available free of charge for WCYO rehearsals.
  • Strandloper Beach Restaurant providing food parcels for Diazville Music Outreach Programme year-end function. 
  • Wise Owl Solutions produces our Newsletters, upgrades our website, and provides computer literacy training for our staff.
  • Simply Bee who regularly makes donations for petrol and miscellaneous other items.

Individual donors who made contributions to WCYO

Instrument Donations:
Orchester der Verbandsgemeinde Kell am 7 March 2014, Primis B-flat Tuba and various orchestra shirts
Kell am See City donated Orchestra Concert Glockenspiel, 12 February 2015
Pieter Smuts: Bongos, Djembe’s, drum-kit, various small percussion and accessories
University of Pretoria, 3 timpani’s, 31 Jan 2017
Mr. Robert Morley, Steck Piano, 10 March 2017
Caron Malty, ½ en ¾ Violins, Nov 2017
Lovemore Music,  2 x P-trumpet, 2 x P-bones, 2 x P-Buzz, March 2018
Mr. Malcolm McGregor, Bb Clarinet, 23 May 2018
Dot Schafer, 2 x 4/4 Violins, July 2018
Pauline Gous, 2 recorders, 11 Feb 2019
Matthijs van Dyk, Bass Guitar, Bass Amp, Trumpet, 1 x 4/4 Violin, 1 x ½ Violin, 2 Dec 2019
Musiquilaine SA: Viola, 2 Dec 2019
Kleen Sounds: Montreaux Bflat Clarinet August 2019
Tamar Pelser: Various Recorders
Musiquilaine France: 500 Soprano Recorders, December 2019
Yamaha South Africa: 500 Soprano Recorders, January 2020
Sandra & André Kritzinger: Donated 1 x Guitar, 2 recorders, 4 x percussion / Double bass chairs, January 2020
Tristan and Jomandie Dempers: a set of custom made super-Tumba drums, October 2020
Joop Lintvelt donated the Ilse Lintvelt Memorial Piano, December 2020
Theresa Hall: new Yamaha YCL255 Clarinet and 22 Clarinet books, February 2021
Saskia Baard donated a cello in February 2021
Marion Cole donated a piano, which will be used for lessons, January 2022
George Pienaar’s daughter, Michelle, donated a guitar and accordion, January 2022
Xan-Lee Frazer donated a violin that was gifted to Itumeleng Lehata, January 2022
The Lady Nancy Kade Foundation donated two double basses and two violins, August 2023

Feeding Scheme & Outreach Donations:
Anonymous: Blankets for Blanket run 2019
Perfect Edge Accounting & Administration Services

Monetary Contributions:
Me Lorein Oosthuysen
Mr Kotze
PSG Insure
Perfect Edge Accounting & Administration Services
Strandloper Restaurant
Stretch Tents International – Marion Cole
Me R King
WCYO would like to thank the SAMRO Foundation for their very generous donation to our Outreach, Development & Teaching Programmes. We are grateful for their support and for believing in our vision and sharing our passion. With their help, we are striving to make a difference in the communities we serve.
Mr en Mrs Bruce Louw
HW Brown
Lorein Oosthuysen
Simply Bee Natural Beeswax Products (PTY) Ltd
Mr and Mrs Jarvis
Pick n Pay – Laguna Mall Langebaan
Mr J. Lintvelt
Sea Spray Electrical CC

Other Donations:
Erika Gericke: Sheet Music and Books
Ans Eksteen: Sheet Music
SWE: Courier & Airfreight services: Sponsorship of transport costs for donated timpanis Feb 2017
Mr Malcolm Dedman: Compositions for the International Youth Music Festival Bratislavia, July 2017
Andrea Hobson: Compositions for the International Youth Music Festival Bratislavia, July 2017
ABRSM: Practical books & stationery, June 2019
Trinity College London: Bursaries for Practical Examinations
WestCoast Music Academy Pty Ltd
West Coast Music Accessories

Thank you to our supporters


Message from the Director

It is a privilege and honour to be part of the West Coast Youth Orchestra, and I will continue to strive to build WCYO as the most prestigious orchestra programme on the West Coast. I believe that “The true purpose of music education is not necessarily to create more professional musicians or performers, BUT to create more complete human beings, who are critical thinkers, have curious minds and can lead productive lives after school.”


Message from the Chairman of the West Coast Youth Orchestra

I am proud to be actively involved in the West Coast Youth Orchestra. It is a privilege to work with our dedicated team, to help our students thrive and evolve in self-confident musicians. Our music education programmes play a vital role in the West Coast communities, whether large or small, and we must support our students’ artistic growth, social development and personal needs. Carina and I are both fully committed to the expansion of our WCYO Educational programmes, which is already firmly established in the West Coast. We fully support our Staff and students, involved in the growing and increasing programmes all over the West Coast.