25 February 2017

Fwd: Note to Tour Participants Re Payment & Fundraising


​A message from Debra Francis, our Tour Coordinator.​


Northern Utah Youth Symphony Tuacahn 2017 Tour Update

 

Next Payment Due March 1st


Educational Tours will be sending each person that provided a permission form, a Welcome Packet and payment information.  These packets went out on Wednesday.  Watch for them in the mail and please don't discard the packet as junk mail.  Please review your information and make sure it is all correct.  If you have any problems, please contact Debra Francis.  All future payments will be made directly to Educational Tours.  We understand that you may receive the tour packet just about the same day as the next deposit is due.  Hopefully the March deposit date is not a surprise, since we originally posted a February deposit back in November.  Please just turn around and mail out your deposit.

 

Upcoming Payment Schedule

 

Collected to Date

$100

 

March 1, 2017

$100

Second Deposit to Educational Tours

April 1, 2017

$199

Final Deposit to Education Tours

May 1, 2017

$25

Final Deposit to LBSS:  performance t-shirt;  entrance fee to Zion's National Park; trailer/gas to haul large instruments & miscellaneous equipment

 

$424

Tour Total

 

Fundraising Opportunity Starts Saturday!

 

NUYS will be selling Blue Moose Fudge.  This homemade gourmet fudge will be perfect for Easter baskets.  Our patrons can sample for a small cost the fudge on Saturday and then they will be ready to order from you.  PICK UP YOUR Fundraising Packet Saturday at rehearsal.  Orders will be taken for two weeks and then processed with delivery in time for Easter.

 

Miscellaneous

 

·         Roommate requests are currently being processed with the tour company.

 

·         Musicians, please plan to stay a little later after regular rehearsals in mid-April as well as a couple of extra rehearsals in May in order to prepare the music for the tour.  A schedule will be provided next month.

 

Contact

 

Debra Francis, NUYS Tour Coordinator

debrafrancis@netzero.net




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23 February 2017

Extra Announcements and FAQ

Greetings!

This is going to be a great concert! Be sure to invite all your peeps, and tell them it's FREE because of the generous sponsorship of Vesta Real Estate. :)

1. Tour
The tour company has only just sent out the packets for those who signed up. The next payment is due March 1st, and they said they will "understand" if that payment is late since they were late sending out the packets.

2. Abravanel Hall 
Here is the info sheet and permission slip. These will also be available to students during rehearsal before the concert this Saturday.

If you attend Venture High and would like the bus to stop there in addition to (or instead of) the Park and Ride at 2700 N, please indicate that on your permission slip. We will probably have the bus driver pull off there as well. Lisa Aedo will be collecting permission slips this Saturday, or you can bring it next week, March 4. Be sure to mark the boxes of what you are doing, or I will give it back! :)

3. Music
Be prepared to turn in your Arutunian Trumpet Concerto music after (or before if you're not using it on stage) the performance this Saturday. It will be collected as you leave the stage. KEEP your folder!

4. Setup
Be at the school at noon to help set up, and don't just go get your instrument out; make yourself available to help set up! 

I hope that's everything I needed to tell you. 

Break a finger or a lip! You will be awesome. And sit up straight. And wear a BLACK Bow Tie! And Black Socks/Tights! And Smile! Make it look like you're having the time of your life on stage! And make sure you face the audience when you stand up. Ya Know. Stuff like that! You can DO this!

:)
Julie




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17 February 2017

NUYS Extra

Abravanel Hall Schedule

The schedule for Abravanel Hall, March 13, 2017, has arrived! We will be participating in the afternoon session, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Our performance time is at 3:30 pm. The Ogden Youth Symphony (which some of our students participate in) is performing at 2:30. 

I have printed the permission slips and information sheet, which will be handed out tomorrow. Here is a copy (attached) in case you want to fill it out tonight and turn it in tomorrow. All permission slips (with the boxes marked so I know what your plans are) are due no later than March 4. 

Gala Celebration: Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction, March 18, 2017

To celebrate 4 weeks until the Gala, we will be doing a drawing for silent auction basket themes tomorrow during break, and below I have included a link to the Silent Auction Collaboration. It's a fully editable spreadsheet where you can share who you have talked to - or are planning to talk to - for silent auction donations. You should at least click the link and see where I've applied so far. :)

Here is a letter you can use to beg for donations. :) It includes an option to request a donation for an "auxiliary auction" to take place at our April 25 season finale concert (in case we have passed someone's deadline for donations by March 18).


​Thanks ahead of time!

See y'all tomorrow!

Julie​

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Abravanel Hall 2017 Information

Dear Parents and Musicians,
Our performance at Abravanel Hall is March 13, 2017. Our schedule is as follows (times subject to change):
Ø  11:00 a.m. Begin loading bus @ Perry Walmart 1200 South Commerce Way; Use North East corner area of the parking lot
Ø  11:15 a.m. Leave Perry Walmart
Ø  11:30-11:35 a.m. Pick up students in Farr West at the
Park & Ride (@ 1850 W & 2700 N, across from Maverik)
Ø  11:45-11:50 a.m. Pick up students in "Riverdale" at the Park & Ride on the east side of the freeway north of 5600 S; official address, 5234 S Freeway Park Road, Roy 84405
If you brought a brown bag lunch, you may eat it on the bus or in the lobby after arrival, provided you keep the area where you eat super clean. Absolutely no drinks except water.
Ø  12:30 p.m. Arrive at Abravanel Hall.
Ø  1:00 p.m. Youth Symphony Festival, Afternoon Session.
NUYS will be sitting in rows 15 & 17, placing regular sized instruments in rows 14 & 16, and storing large instruments in row 34. Spectator seating is in rows 28, 29 & 30. We will hear Utah Youth Philharmonic (1pm), American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic (1:30), Davis Youth Symphony (2:00), and Ogden Youth Symphony (2:30).
Ø  3:00 p.m. Warm Up in the Green Room (while Young Artist Chamber Players perform)
Ø  3:30 p.m. Northern Utah Youth Symphony performance
Ø  4:00 p.m. Group picture on the grand staircase.
Bring $15 if you want to buy an 8x10 picture. Make checks payable to Patrick Webster.
Ø  4:15-4:30 p.m. Load the bus.
Ø  5:30 p.m. Arrive at Roy Park & Ride
Ø  5:45 p.m. Arrive at Farr West Park & Ride
Ø  6:00 p.m. Arrive at Walmart
v  These times will depend on traffic and unforeseeable events, so we'll need to be flexible. Parents, please arrive for pick-up a few minutes early just in case, or keep in touch via cell phone.
v  We anticipate that the bus will be close to full. If you volunteered to help with transportation at the beginning of the year, I will contact you. Once everyone's permission slip is turned in, we will know if additional transportation is necessary.
v  Please let Julie know a.s.a.p. if you may be able to volunteer.
v  Each musician is very important to our performance. Since this is technically not a school-sponsored activity, their time off from school will need to be arranged on an individual basis. Please use the attached letter to ask to be excused!
NUYS Managing Director ðJulie Gardner, GJulieKay@gmail.com, 435.740.4335 cell
Please sign and return the permission slip on March 4, 2017.


18 February 2017
To Whom It May Concern:

______________________________ is a member of the Northern Utah Youth Symphony, which will be performing in the Youth Symphony Festival at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City on March 13, 2017. The bus leaves Perry at 11:15 a.m., Farr West at 11:30 a.m., and Riverdale at 11:45 a.m., returning between 5:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Playing in a symphony orchestra is the ultimate team sport. Each person is extremely important to the overall sound of the orchestra, especially in a place like Abravanel Hall where the acoustics pick up everything that's there – and amplify everything that's missing.  Please excuse this student from his/her classes on that day.

Sincerely,

Julie Gardner, 435.740.4335 cell
Managing Director, Northern Utah Youth Symphony


Permission Slip for Abravanel Hall

March 13, 2017

_________________  has my permission to ride the bus and participate in Northern Utah Youth Symphony at the Abravanel Hall Youth Symphony Festival.
Parent/Guardian Signature_______________________ Date_____________
Please check the appropriate boxes:
q  My musician will be riding the bus to and from Abravanel Hall and will board the bus at (check one):
q  Perry Walmart.
q  Farr West Park and Ride.
q  Riverdale (Roy) Park and Ride.
q  My musician will not be riding the bus. I will provide rides for my musician to and from Abravanel Hall.
q  My musician will be riding the bus only one way. (please specify below)

*** Please mark and return this permission slip on March 4, 2017 ***

16 February 2017

NUYS Announcements

Gala Fundraiser, March 18, 2017 ticket sales

Our ticket sales are underway. Linked here is a letter that was handed out at rehearsal last week and the previous week as well. (The letter is also attached to this email.) 

Please read. We ask every family to participate in this fundraiser. It is our only major fundraiser of the year and we cannot function without it. It's also a lovely evening with excellent food and entertainment. Tickets are $20. 

Messiah Rehearsal Cancelled this week

No Messiah Rehearsal this Saturday (Feb 18) because of ASTA.

Rehearsal this Saturday, Feb 18

Rehearsal will begin at 8 am. 
Sectionals 8:00 to 8:40 am. No break after sectionals. 
Full Orchestra rehearsal will run (with breaks later) until 11:30 am.

Upcoming Concert



Ogden High School Parking Details for Feb 25

In the map below, the orange areas are places you can park. The parking closest to the auditorium is on the south side of the building, but it's cramped and not easy to turn around. The parking lot on the northeast part of the lot is better, and you can walk through the courtyard and enter the building where I drew the arrows. If you can't find parking in either of those two lots, park on a side street, either 28th Street or Tyler Ave. There is no parking on Harrison, except in that pullout area. It is a city school. You will want to leave plenty of time for parking. ​



​Concert Day Schedule, Feb 25

12:00 pm NUYS Arrival and Setup
No later than 12:30 pm NUYS Rehearsal
No later than 2:30 pm NUYCO Rehearsal
No later than 3:30 pm Call Time
4:00 to 5:30 pm Concert
After Concert: Turn in the Arutunian music to Lisa Aedo.
NUYS: Keep your folder and all other music. 
(NUYCO will have other instructions)
6:00 Building Clear​

​Thanks! Have a lovely day!

Julie​

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03 February 2017

Rehearsal Time

Rehearsal will still begin early and end late on the following dates: 
8:00-11:30 am
February 4, 11, and 18
Time Schedule Tomorrow
Tomorrow's rehearsal will be starting at 8:00 am with sectionals in the following locations:

Woodwinds with reeds, to the right then left
Flutes, find a spot (come ask me)
Brass, to the left then right
Violin 1, stage
Violin 2, to the right then right (by the woodwinds)
Viola, entry hall
Cello-Bass, cafeteria
Percussion, practice room

Brass and woodwind sectionals will go until 9:30.
Strings will come together for a full sectional at 9:00.
Break 9:30-9:40. 

I've also updated the press release blog post to include our sponsor.



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02 February 2017

Midwinter Showcase Press Release


The Northern Utah Youth Symphony and Chamber Orchestra will be presenting their concert "Midwinter Showcase" February 25, 2017, at 4:00 pm at the beautiful Ogden High School Auditorium, 2828 Harrison Blvd. This free concert (thanks to Vista Real Estate, Ogden) features musicians from over 30 schools all over Northern Utah, including Weber, Davis, Box Elder, Cache and Bear Lake (ID) counties. 

The 35-member strings only Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Nathan West, will open the concert with Allegro, Air and Hornpipe from Handel's Water Music, followed by Adagio Cantabile from Beethoven's "Pathetique" Sonata, and Offenbach's Finale from Orpheus in the Underworld.

The 89-member Youth Symphony, under the direction of Conrad Dunn, will then take the stage. They will begin their program with Sibelius' Finlandia. This concert will also feature a member of the orchestra, a winner of our annual Concerto Competition, as concerto soloist. Drew Burnett will perform Arutunian's Trumpet Concerto. The concluding piece will be the exciting 4th Movement of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony. 


Drew Burnett
  Drew Burnett, a junior at Venture High School, has always had a love for music.  He started piano lessons at the age of six and a few years later began playing the violin.  He was accepted into Venture Academy Charter School his 7th grade year, but they didn't have an orchestra program, so, out of a desire to participate in the music program there, he joined the percussion section of the band.  After playing percussion for a year, he realized that the trumpet was the instrument he was really meant to play, so he practiced relentlessly at home the second half of his 7th grade year so he could catch up and join the trumpet section in 8th grade ...and he never stopped practicing.  He currently studies trumpet with Peggy Wilson in Pleasant View.
  Drew has participated twice with the Tri-State Wind Ensemble at Utah State, the Honor Band at Weber State, and this year was accepted into the All-State Band.  This is Drew's second year with Northern Utah Youth Symphony.
  Drew is a dedicated student and a member of the National Honor Society.  He enjoys volunteering at the Weber County Animal Shelter, working at Kneaders, and participating in the Venture High Drama program.

The Arutunian Trumpet Concerto rental music is sponsored in part by Advanced Vision & Wellness Clinic, Family Mentoring Foundation, MargieChadburn.com, and Reed & Carole Burnett.


Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to classical music in the Northern Utah area. The Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society is sustained by a grant from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and an annual LBSS Gala Fundraiser Dinner & Silent Auction. They are also funded by individual donors, parents, grandparents, and employee gift matching from Autoliv. LBSS is also supported by Box Elder County Tourism.

In addition, this project is supported in part by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Thank you, Vesta Real Estate!



Important Announcement -- February 25 Concert

Greetings!

Time Change for February 25 Concert
Our upcoming concert on February 25 has been rescheduled for 4:00 pm. This is to try to make it possible for Speech & Debate students who have regional tournament that day to hopefully make it (NUYS will play after NUYCO). We couldn't set the concert any later because BRHS has pit orchestra that night; we have set the time early enough so those students can make their call time in Garland.

Therefore, the February 25 schedule will be:

12:00 pm NUYS Arrival and Setup
No later than 12:30 pm NUYS Rehearsal
No later than 2:30 pm NUYCO Rehearsal
No later than 3:30 pm Call Time
4:00 to 5:30 pm Concert
6:00 Building Clear

Location: Ogden High. I will send you a map (closer to the date) of where best to park, etc. For those who haven't been to this auditorium before, you're in for a great experience! It's a piece of history! 

I will be sending the press release today, and create a facebook event as well. 

Concert Day Extra Help Needed!!!!
I have just found out that my brother is getting married on February 25, right in the middle of our dress rehearsal. This means that I will not be at the rehearsal or concert. 

I need volunteers to help with set-up according to a map of the stage, percussion & music stand unloading and loading (I can have my family load it in a borrowed van ahead of time), collecting rental music after the performance (VERY important), putting chairs back into the right rooms at the school, sorting stands so Ogden High keeps their stands and we keep ours, walking through the auditorium and picking up programs people leave, and just making sure everything runs smoothly.

This is a test of my management skills. It's a lot harder to miss a concert than to just go and do what I do! Anyone willing to help may contact me separately, or just reply to this email. THANK YOU ahead of time.

Gala Dinner Note
Our annual Gala Fundraiser Dinner is coming up March 18 at 6 pm. We will kick off ticket sales soon, and we will begin collecting items for silent auction baskets, as well as requesting donations for the silent auction from businesses etc. 


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27 January 2017

Rehearsal Schedule - Starts at 8 AM!!!!

Greetings!

Tomorrow the weather will be super fine, and we can't wait to see you!

Music
When you arrive tomorrow, you will receive your trumpet concerto music if you haven't already picked it up. 

Here is a link to a video; if you haven't watched it yet, just get a snack and sit down and make yourself do it before tomorrow. This is a link I haven't sent before. It's a video where you can watch the score! Super cool. 
Just. Do. It. :)

Time Schedule Tomorrow
Tomorrow's rehearsal will be starting at 8:00 am with sectionals in the following locations:

Woodwinds, to the right then left
Brass, to the left then right
Violin 1, library
Violin 2, to the right then right (by the woodwinds)
Viola, entry hall
Cello-Bass, cafeteria
Percussion, practice room

Brass and woodwind sectionals will go until 9:30.
Strings will come together for a full sectional at 9:00.
Break 9:30-9:40. 

At 9:40, Drew will perform his concerto with his mom accompanying, and with Mr Dunn "cuing" the orchestra while you all follow along in your music. 

Rehearsal will end at 11:30. 

Messiah rehearsal until 12:30.

Water & Snack
I know it'll be a long morning! Bring a water bottle and a granola bar or other snack if you will need it.

See you tomorrow!!!!

Julie 

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21 January 2017

Rehearsal Canceled

Today's rehearsal is canceled due to icy conditions throughout Box Elder County, and Sardine Canyon is "Snow Covered with snow tires, chains, or 4WD advised".

The rental music is available for pick up at my house anytime this week for those who want to have it earlier than next Saturday (recommended if you can).

Rehearsals 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 will be from 8 am to 11:30 am to try to make up lost time and put the 2/25 concert on in good style!

Our concert will consist of Finlandia, the Tchaikovsky, and the Trumpet Concerto. We will save Indiana Jones for a later performance this year, possibly Abravanel Hall, or the April concert.

Thanks, everyone! I'll start texting people.

Blessings,

Julie 

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