08 December 2018

Chamber Christmas Party

WhatChristmas Party with food, gift exchange, and games

Who: NUYCO & NUYS Musicians and a few Parent Volunteers 

Where: Promontory School Cafeteria

When: Saturday, December 15th

Time: After Rehearsal until about 12:30 pm

Bring: A treat or protein offering to share - Sign up or just bring something that day (if you can)

Also Bring: A Wrapped Thrift Store Gift*for our White Elephant Exchange Game
    *Thrift Store Gift: something cheap from a thrift store, or something you have been meaning to donate to a thriftstore!


07 December 2018

Two NUYS Invitations

Invitation #1:
  
   What: Christmas Party with food, gift exchange, and games
   Who: NUYCO & NUYS Musicians and a few Parent Volunteers 
   Where: Promontory School Cafeteria
   When: Saturday, December 15th, 2018
   Time: After Rehearsal until about 12:30 pm
   Bring: A treat or protein offering to share - Sign up or just bring something that day (if you can)
   Also Bring: A Wrapped Thrift Store Gift* for our White Elephant Exchange Game
    *Thrift Store Gift: something cheap from a thrift store, or something you have been meaning to donate to a thrift store!
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Invitation #2:

   What: Perform at the NUYS Recital Night!
   Who: Any member of NUYS wanting a performance opportunity
   Where: Brigham City Tabernacle
   When: Saturday, January 12th, 2019
   Time: 6:30 pm
   How to sign up: Contact Julie to be added to the program. If you know any alumni who might want to participate, they are also welcome. It's a great chance to play your non-orchestra instrument for us, too. We had classical guitar, some piano solos and organ at last year's recital. It was such an inspiring evening!
   Note: If you plan to play an accompanied piece, but you aren't sure who to call for an accompanist, Misa Findlay is an excellent accompanist, lives in Brigham City, and is available that evening. If you need her contact info, let me know!

Last year's recital performers: 

Katerina Mayerle, Julian Mitton, Kristene Murrow, Drew Burnett, Samuel Fowler, Dallin Murrow, Jacob Rockwood, Clayton Johnson, Elizabeth Wagstaff, Natalie Nef, Sarah Francis, Carter Fielding

See you tomorrow! Regular rehearsal 8:30 to 11:00.

:)
Julie

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23 November 2018

Great Concert!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 

Remember, we do not have rehearsal tomorrow!

Also, here is a link to some lovely pictures taken by Bailey Connell's grandfather Jed Connell! A huge thank you to him for sharing these photos!

I want you to know how incredibly proud we are of your performance last Saturday! I hope you felt good about it, and I also hope you had FUN!

See you next week! We have a surprise for you... I think it'll be a super challenge!

Julie & Mr Dunn

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16 November 2018

Important Concert Information

Chamber (NUYCO) Schedule for this Saturday

1:15 Arrive and Unpack

1:30 to 2:30 NUYCO Warm Up and Sound Check 

2:30 Concert call time

3:00 to 4:15 Concert - NUYCO followed by NUYS 


Some Important details regarding the funeral of North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor

Major Taylor's funeral is scheduled to begin at 1 pm at the Dee Events Center. It is expected that the funeral will last one hour. This is a guess!

When the procession to the North Ogden Cemetery begins, its first leg will follow Harrison Blvd to 12th Street in Ogden. This is possibly right as we have guests arriving for our concert. Since Ogden High School is on the east side of Harrison, people coming off the freeway will possibly be stopped at, say, 30th Street, for 40 minutes... or they might get through right before it closes. The intersections will only be closed as the motorcade is passing each intersection. They will not close the entire road all at once.

Please make your guests aware that when each intersection closes, the North Ogden police chief estimates that the intersection will remain closed for approximately 40 minutes to allow the procession to pass. We recommend that you listen to KSL which will be broadcasting the funeral and covering the proceedings. This might give you a good idea of what is happening, or what to expect as you approach the area.

The funeral may run longer than scheduled. Beginning the procession may take longer than expected. The time for the intersections to be closed cannot be predicted. 

Last but most important, encourage your guests to come EARLY, beat the arrival of the procession, and all will be well! 

We will do our very best to begin the concert on time, but will also play along with whatever is going on, as needed. If the procession reaches us at Ogden High before our concert, students are welcome to pay their respects by going outside as the hearse passes by. I certainly will take that opportunity if it presents itself!

There may be an adjustment to our program order if necessary.  Thank you all in advance for your patience!


Coming from the South

You will want to listen to the radio to find out the status of the procession, in order to avoid the motorcade. Perhaps it will all have passed by Ogden High by the time you are coming in for the concert. 

However, if it is still happening, or there is still a lot of traffic congestion, you'll want to find an alternate route to get to the east side of Harrison from Hwy 89, perhaps by taking Skyline Drive so you pass by the east side of the Dee Events Center. The North Ogden Police Chief recommended using a google maps app to find the best route. 


Parking Notes

Parking at Ogden High is not an easy task, even on a normal day. 

Most of their parking is on the north side of the building, some on the south side, along the street and you can park in the bus round on the west side in front of the school.

The auditorium is right inside the doors on the south side.  To access the auditorium from the north side, enter through the doors on the north east side of the auditorium.  There will be directional signs.


A Few Other Notes

Volunteers have placed a massive flag in Coldwater Canyon in honor of Mayor Brent Taylor. Here is one of many links to this beautiful story.

Also, Washington Street in North Ogden has also been beautifully decorated in his honor. It is worth seeing. 


Music

Please be sure to turn in all folders at this concert. Place your folder in the container marked "NUYCO FOLDERS" in the band room after you finish playing and are putting your instruments away.  We will be replacing the music in your folders over the Thanksgiving Break so you will magically have new music at our next rehearsal on December 1st. But we can't do that without your folder! :)


15 November 2018

Important Concert Details for this Saturday

Greetings!

Please read to the end! 

Thanks!

Julie

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Our Schedule for this Saturday
11:00 My arrival at Ogden High
11:15 to 11:45 set up Ogden High School stage
12:00 to 1:15 NUYS Warm Up and Sound Check
1:30 to 2:30 NUYCO Warm Up and Sound Check 
2:30 Concert call time
3:00 to 4:15 Concert - NUYCO followed by NUYS 


Some Important details regarding the funeral of North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor

Major Taylor's funeral is scheduled to begin at 1 pm at the Dee Events Center. It is expected that the funeral will last one hour. This is a guess!

When the procession to the North Ogden Cemetery begins, its first leg will follow Harrison Blvd to 12th Street in Ogden. This is possibly right as we have guests arriving for our concert. Since Ogden High School is on the east side of Harrison, people coming off the freeway will possibly be stopped at, say, 30th Street, for 40 minutes... or they might get through right before it closes. The intersections will only be closed as the motorcade is passing each intersection. They will not close the entire road all at once.

Please make your guests aware that when each intersection closes, the North Ogden police chief estimates that the intersection will remain closed for approximately 40 minutes to allow the procession to pass. We recommend that you listen to KSL which will be broadcasting the funeral and covering the proceedings. This might give you a good idea of what is happening, or what to expect as you approach the area.

The funeral may run longer than scheduled. Beginning the procession may take longer than expected. The time for the intersections to be closed cannot be predicted. 

Last but most important, encourage your guests to come EARLY, beat the arrival of the procession, and all will be well! 

We will do our very best to begin the concert on time, but will also play along with whatever is going on, as needed. If the procession reaches us at Ogden High before our concert, students are welcome to pay their respects by going outside as the hearse passes by. I certainly will take that opportunity if it presents itself!

There may be an adjustment to our program order, as necessary, if we have swimmers stuck in traffic. Thank you all in advance for your patience!


Parking Notes

Parking at Ogden High is not an easy task, even on a normal day. 

Most of their parking is on the north side of the building, some on the south side, along the street and you can park in the bus round on the west side in front of the school.

The auditorium is right inside the doors on the south side.  To access the auditorium from the north side, enter through the doors on the north east side of the auditorium.  There will be directional signs.


Coming from the South

If you are one of our swimmers coming from the south, you will want to listen to the radio to find out the status of the procession, in order to avoid the motorcade. Perhaps it will all have passed by Ogden High by the time you are coming in for the concert. 

However, if it is still happening, or there is still a lot of traffic congestion, you'll want to find an alternate route to get to the east side of Harrison from Hwy 89, perhaps by taking Skyline Drive so you pass by the east side of the Dee Events Center. The North Ogden Police Chief recommended using a google maps app to find the best route. 


A Few Other Notes

Volunteers have placed a massive flag in Coldwater Canyon in honor of Mayor Brent Taylor. Here is one of many links to this beautiful story.

Also, Washington Street in North Ogden has also been beautifully decorated in his honor. It is worth seeing. 


Music

Please be sure to turn in all folders at this concert. If you have found you have an insurmountable conflict and you will not be playing, it is your responsibility to ensure I receive your folder before the concert, either via a friend, or by bringing it to my house. Please contact me if you need to make arrangements. We will be replacing the music in your folders over the Thanksgiving Break so you will magically have new music at our next rehearsal on December 1st. But we can't do that without your folder! :)


PS Please pray everything works out!

09 November 2018

Final Call for Tour Reservations

Regarding Tour:

We only have 30 coming and need 50 to go!
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NUYS!  Come Play with Us This Summer!

If you're thinking about tour, bring your $50 deposit to rehearsal tomorrow.  

Tuacahn just announced their 2019 shows:  The Little Mermaid, The Sound of Music and Disney When You Wish!

TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY WE'RE COLLECTING TOUR DEPOSITS.  Bring your deposit and give it to Trombone Dad Tom.

Thank you!
Debra Francis
Tour Coordinator

31 October 2018

Reminder: Tour Deadline is this Saturday!

Just an additional reminder that the tour deposit deadline is this Saturday. 

Let's make this happen! It's truly worth it!


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NUYS Musicians,

Our plans for a summer tour are under way!  What do we need from you?  Your commitment to participate!

If you are thinking of participating, please review this information sheet and then Submit Your Deposit so we can hold your spot and get a count of who will be attending. 

Remember, we need 50 players to commit by November 3rd in order to move forward with the plans. Here is a slip you can bring with your cash or check (please write your check to Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society or LBSS).

Tom Francis our trombone dad will be taking final tour commitments/reservations this Saturday!

Our first fundraiser will kick off in November - soon - if we get the 50 players.

Sign-up today!

Debra Francis
NUYS Tour Chairman  

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30 October 2018

Concert Press Release

Northern Utah Youth Symphony and Chamber Orchestras In Concert


The Northern Utah Youth Symphony and Chamber Orchestras will be presenting their first concert of the 2018-19 season on Saturday, November 17th, 2018, at 3:00 pm in the historic Ogden High School Auditorium. Admission is free of charge thanks to our current season sponsors: Classical Strings, PetsFirst! Wellness CenterBrain Train Utah and Edge Orthodontics.

The all-strings Chamber Orchestra conducted by Nathan West will open the concert with arrangements of the Allegro from Beehoven's Symphony No. 5, Jupiter from Gustav Holst's The Planets, and German Dance by Mozart.

The Youth Symphony conducted by Conrad Dunn will then take the stage. They will be performing Schubert's Rosamunde Overture, Bizet's Carmen Suite No. 2, and Vaughan-Williams' Fantasia on Greensleeves.

The concert will also feature Tyler Morgan performing the Andante from Bottesini's Bass Concerto No. 2. Tyler was selected to perform with the orchestra at the NUYS concerto auditions in August.

Tyler Morgan:
Tyler J. Morgan has been studying with Braun Khan, assistant Professor of Double Bass at Utah State University, and has been playing the bass for 8 years.  He is a Junior at Logan High School, where he is currently serving as the principal bass player for the Logan Philharmonic Orchestra.  This year marks Tyler's second year with the  Northern Utah Youth Symphony, where he is also serving as the principal bass player.   

While at Logan High School, Tyler has participated in Regional and State Solo and Ensemble Festivals, where he has received superior ratings.  He has performed at Abravanel Hall, Universal Studios, Kingsbury Hall, Caine Concert Hall, and Ellen Eccles Theater.  Tyler has performed with Black Violin and has been coached by Fry Street Quartet, Corbin Johnston, Associate Principal Bassist with the Utah Symphony, and members of the Utah State Symphony and Weber State Symphony.

Tyler is currently participating with Mountain West String Academy Chamber Music Project and performed for the ASTA Master Class Workshop at Juan Diego High School.  Tyler has also played in the pit orchestra for several Musicals, including Cinderella and Singing in The Rain. Tyler currently teaches bass lessons and tutors bass students from Cache Valley.  
Tyler has admired this piece for many years and is inspired by Giovanni Bottesini.  Tyler would like to thank all his music teachers and mentors who have helped him along the way.  He would also like to thank his family and friends for their support.  

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NUYS Announcements

Thanks for a great retreat last weekend! 
I had a great time, and I hope you did too.

Here is a group picture:


Lost:
Jackson Neslen's music & music folder disappeared during the retreat. Please check your stuff. Maybe you have an extra folder! His folder is VIolin 1, Folder 11.

I have a black & gray jacket, lost and found after retreat, left draped over one of the benches outside the dining hall.

Sarah's Senior Recital:
Sarah Francis is presenting her senior recital this Saturday. All are invited. Here is the information:

Please join us for the

Senior Recital of

Sarah Francis

on Violin

Featuring works by

Bach, Saint-Saëns, and Mendelssohn

 

Saturday, November 3rd

at 6:30 pm

Ogden High School

Black Box Theatre

 

Light Refreshments Served    



Concert:
The press release for the November 17th concert is ready! It will be sent in a separate email.

The schedule for the day of the concert has been posted on the google calendar. 
Here it is:
11:15 to 11:45 set up Ogden High School stage
12:00 to 1:15 NUYS Warm Up and Sound Check
1:30 to 2:30 NUYCO Warm Up and Sound Check 
2:30 Concert call time
3:00 to 4:15 Concert - NUYCO followed by NUYS 

Have a great evening! 

See you this Saturday! Regular Rehearsal 8:30 to 11:00, Messiah at 11:15.

Julie

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19 October 2018

NUYS Announcements

Concert time, Rehearsal Announcements, and Retreat Information

1. The board has set our concert time on November 17th for 3:00 pm. Thank you for all your input! The dress rehearsal schedule will also be published soon!

2. There is rehearsal tomorrow, even though it's fall break! If you will not be attending, please be sure to fill out the attendance form. Rehearsal 8:30 to 11:00 am. Doors open at 8:00 am. The Messiah orchestra will rehearse directly following.

3. Next Friday and Saturday are our retreat. There are several people we have not received paperwork from, including the Acceptance, Release and Payment Form or the Retreat Permission Slip, so we don't know what their plans are. If you still need to turn in paperwork or make a payment or payment arrangements, I will contact you separately, but you don't have to wait to be asked. Just fill out the retreat form to indicate your cabin mate preferences, or to just let me know if you will be coming or not. You may also reply to this email.

4. We are doing sign ups for the Saturday Snacks at the retreat. Please sign up on the Volunteer Spreadsheet, or email me with what you can bring, or any other questions. There is a refrigerator for items dropped off Friday for use on Saturday. You do not need to be there during snack time in order to help! We are looking for apple slices or veggies in snack bags, chips & dip, and brownies/cookies.

5. The location of the retreat is Camp UTABA, in the Ogden Valley. It's closest to the North Odgen Divide, but it's also easily accessible through Ogden Canyon. Here is a google map link, and here is the directions page on their website. It is up to you to arrange carpooling. If you need help with finding someone to carpool with, let me know. 

6. If you are a chaperone and need to let us know about any food allergies etc, please do so. Youth who have already filled out their permission forms have already notified me, as these forms include this information.

7. Here is the schedule for the retreat, or click here for a PDF version of everything below this line:

Retreat 2018

 

This will be our ninth annual retreat. Not only do we have fun, we get to know each other, experience a top-quality musical experience, and have three full rehearsals for our upcoming concert. If you cannot stay the night, please be sure to attend as much of the retreat as possible on Friday evening, Saturday morning and/or afternoon. We can let you know what the cost is for the meals you eat if you are unable to stay overnight. We are assuming you are going unless you tell us otherwise.

 

Approximate Schedule

Friday October 26

4:30pm     Adults, any youth helpers & equipment arrive & set up

5:00pm     Youth arrive, set up sleeping quarters, meet in the lodge

6:00pm      Dinner

6:30pm      Orchestra Rehearsal (with break)

8:30pm      Introductions, Play whack-em (you'll probably like it) & other games.   

10:00pm    Bedtime

10:30pm    Lights out

 

Saturday October 27

7:30am     Rise & Shine, pack up, roll up sleeping bags, etc.

8:00am     Breakfast. Create skit groups.

8:30am     **Outdoor pictures with instruments wearing t-shirts (no bows)

9:00am      Orchestra Rehearsal

11:00am     Prepare Skits

11:30pm     Skit Performances

12:30pm     Lunch

1:00pm       Clean cabins; bring luggage to lodge or out to porches (weather permitting)

1:30pm       Orchestra Rehearsal (with break)

4:00pm       Snack & debrief

4:30pm       Final cleaning (lodge & bathrooms)

5:00pm       Youth picked up, head home before dark (Sunset is 6:30pm)

 

** This may be adjusted according to availability of photographer.

 

Families are responsible for transportation and are encouraged to arrange carpooling.

 

Contact Information

Julie Gardner's cell phone (435.740.4335) will be on and has service at the camp!
Doris D'Asto's phone (435.730.5417) will also be on.
You may also contact the Camp UTABA office (
801.745.3570) in an emergency. 

Extra Notes:

*Be sure to bring a sturdy music stand with your name on it. As not everyone has a sturdy stand, if you have more than one STURDY music stand, bring those too.

*If you have a battery powered LED book light, stand light, or reading light, you may find it useful during rehearsal.

*Saturday Snacks: Head for the Volunteer spreadsheet and sign up to bring sliced apples, chips & dip, veggies, or cookies/brownies.


Other Details:

 

WHERE: Camp UTABA, a year-round heated camp facility in Ogden Valley, dedicated to offering affordable lodging for religious, educational, and family gatherings in a safe and beautiful environment. 
It is 5 miles north of the top of North Ogden Divide. 

Please go to Camp UTABA's website for further information:
www.camputaba.org
7005 North Fork Rd
Eden, UT 84310-9679
(801) 745-3570

 

WHEN:         Arrive Friday, October 26, 5:00pm;

         Depart Saturday, October 27, 5:00 pm.

 

COST:          $50.00, everything included, to be paid in addition to your membership fee

 

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS:  Camp UTABA has heated cabins with 8-14 bunks each.  There will be 2 adult chaperones in some cabins, and some cabins will be filled with youth with adult chaperones checking on them.

 

RESTROOMS & SHOWERS: There is a restroom facility in the main lodge, as well as restrooms and showers in a separate building with lovely hot water.


 

WHAT TO BRING:

Instrument

Music

A Sturdy Music Stand with your name on it!

Pencil

Cushion (optional – for hard cold chair)

Sleeping bag

Pillow

Change of clothes

Personal care items

Towel, Soap & Shampoo

Medicine

Extra Blanket

 

WHAT NOT TO BRING:

Electronic entertainment

Distractions

Any prohibited substance



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