17 May 2017

A Message from the LBSS Chairman

Dear Symphony Members & Families,

    

     It has been a great 2016-2017 season! Thank you for all your hard work and the time invested in preparing, rehearsing, and performing.  The season ended on such a 'high note' with your fantastic program last week.  J  You deserved the standing ovations.


     When I review in my mind all that you have done and achieved, I am so proud of you and also very thankful we have Mr. Dunn and Julie leading our team.  We couldn't have done any of this without their leadership and each and every one of the youth.


   Look at what you've accomplished this year:

  • August:  Concerto Auditions
  • September:  Symphony Auditions; first rehearsal
  • October:  Camp UTABA overnight retreat
  • November:  1st concert of the season: Mountain Crest High.  Fabulous concert.
  • December:  Christmas party
  • January:  2nd Annual Recital Night at the Tabernacle
  • February:  2nd concert of the season:  Ogden High School.  Another fabulous concert.
  • March:  Abravanel Hall – Youth Symphony Festival; Gala Celebration.
  • April:  3rd and final concert of the season:  Box Elder High School.  The music was great!
  • May/June:  Tour rehearsals;  End-of-year party
  • June:  1st tour in 12 years:  Tuacahn, here we come.
  • Summer:  Relax and enjoy the memories of a very satisfying season.

   The Board of Directors and staff have worked hard to offer you this program.  As usual, we will evaluate the 2016-2017 season over the summer to determine what can be improved and how to implement it.  Your input would be appreciated.


    We are very thankful for the parent volunteers who stepped up to help us with specific activities.  You offered us a lot of skills, talents and your precious time to take over many jobs we could not do ourselves.


    In that respect, we ask you to consider if you would be interested in being more involved in our program.  Perhaps you have ideas for the direction of the program and would like to apply to be on our Board of Directors.  All our programs begin as ideas and dreams which are translated into reality at the Board level.  If you have leadership qualities or would just love supporting our talented youth, please let us know; fresh ideas and energy are always appreciated!

 

Thank you,

 

Doris D'Asto (dorisadasto@gmail.com)

Chairman, Board of Directors

Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society


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All-Star Evening Concert Flyer

Greetings!

Here is the concert flyer from the Utah Symphony. I've also included the PDF




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15 May 2017

Pictures and Party

1. Pictures
The full resolution pictures are in the folder I previously sent the link to. Here it is again: 

2. PARTY May 27.
Don't forget to come if you're in town! Info Here.

​Thanks, everyone! You're all awesome!

There will be an informal concert of the tour music after rehearsal (at about 11 am) June 10, if you want to come send us off!​

Blessings,
Julie

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Important NUYS Notes

1. Pictures
The full resolution pictures are in the folder I previously sent the link to. Here it is again: 

2. NO Tour REHEARSAL for the next two weeks. 
Last two rehearsals are June 3 & 10, 8:30 to 11:00
Informal concert for parents after June 10th rehearsal.

3. PARTY May 27.
Don't forget to come if you're in town! Info Here.

4. PRACTICE!
There is no way we will be ready for tour without your practicing. Here are some carefully chosen links to enhance (not replace) your practicing!

Prince of Egypt
Stephen Schwartz & Charles Sayre

The Lord of the Dance 
Ronan Hardimann & Larry Moore

Grand March from "Tannhauser" 
Richard Wagner & Vernon F Leidig
http://www.alfred-music.com/product_info.php?products_id=5779 (click the mp3 icon). This is much slower than rehearsal.

Russian Sailor's Dance
Reinhold Gliere & Merle Isaac

Aboriginal Rituals 
Elliot Del Borgo

Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy) 
Percy Grainger

Mission Impossible 
Lalo Schifrin & Calvin Custer

How to Train Your Dragon 
John Powell & Sean O'Loughlin
https://youtu.be/FfOuif5v554 (this is a band arrangement of our music, but ours is better because there is some stuff that's just not there, but you don't need this anyway because you already know it...)

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10 May 2017

Photos

Here is a link to the photos. I have requested higher resolution files. When I receive them they will also be at this link and I will notify you at that time as well.

I think they're lovely!


:)Julie

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NUYS Tour Stuff

Greetings!

Upcoming Schedule
This Saturday, May 13, 8:30-11:00, Promontory School
Tues May 23, 7pm, All-Star Concert at Abravanel Hall
Saturday, May 27, Party, 11:30-1:00, 450 E 700 S, Brigham City
And Saturday, June 3 & 10, 8:30-11:00, Promontory School
June 10 after rehearsal: Possible Pre-Tour Informal Concert 

T-Shirts
If you did not get a T-Shirt last fall, I need your T-Shirt size for our upcoming shirt order. This needs to be taken care of by this Saturday!

This includes Garrett, Valerie, Abby, Danielle, Debra, Kathryn, and Lisa. Just reply to this email!

If you got a shirt last fall and want to change the size, reply to this email with that info as well.

Music
If you missed rehearsal last Saturday and did not get your music from a friend, be sure you get your music this week since after this week we have a 2 week break. Super important to have music! This includes Hannah H, Emma H, Steph, Jen, Kate, Cassidy, Kennedy, and Emma K.

​Money​ & Permission forms
​If you haven't turned in your $25 or your forms, please bring these items this Saturday. Adult chaperones do not need to pay.

According to my records, the following still need to bring that last $25 (cash, or checks to LBSS) Eliza (flute), Hannah H, Garrett, Emma H, Nathan, Shane, Leah, Natalie, Sammy, Rebecca, Kristene, Kate, Joyanne, Kennedy, Auriane, Carter, Dallin, Solomon, Eliza L, Emma K.


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06 May 2017

Party!!!



What: NUYS & NUYCO End of Year Bash!
When: May 27, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Rotary Constitution Park, 450 E 700 S, Brigham City
Bring your favorite treat or drink to share.

Thanks to Tia's mom, Jennifer Luther, for organizing this! I'm excited!

:)
Julie

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03 May 2017

Great Concert! And other things...

Greetings!

Final Concert:
You were all awesome last week in our final concert! What a great year it's been. I hope you made friends, learned from the music we played, and that you bring friends with you next year as we replace all those graduating seniors!

​All-Star Concert:
Here is a link to the Utah Symphony All-Star Concert. It's worth going to!
http://www.utahsymphony.org/16-17-season/1238-all-star-evening

Photos:
I will be sending links to the photos really soon ... they are amazing! I requested a higher resolution resolution, and as soon as I get it I will send it. If you didn't pay your $10, I am still collecting the last few and forwarding them to the photographer soon. 

End of Year Party:
Watch for a flyer today or tomorrow about the end of year party!

Lost Earrings:
The following earrings were found in the ladies bathroom by the commons at BEHS. They might not belong to any of us, but here is a picture in case they do:

Volunteer Hours:
We are also compiling volunteer hours for the year. If you have helped with anything during the year, please let me know. I've tried to keep track, but things got busy and balls got dropped.

Gift Certificate:
We have a gift certificate worth $50 from SE Needham Jewelers in Logan. They donated it to auction at the final concert, but that didn't work out. We would love for you to send a bid via email for that certificate. It'll be a closed bidding, so whoever sends the highest bid before 8 am this Saturday May 6 gets the certificate. Minimum bid $25. Great time of year to use a gift certificate for jewelry with Mother's Day and Graduation coming up.

Tour Rehearsals:
Tour Rehearsals are May 6, 13, June 3, 10. If you are going on tour and can't make rehearsal, please use the regular attendance form.

​Have a great day!
Julie​


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02 May 2017

Fwd: Email for Tour Musicians & Parents

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Tour Musicians & Parents

Attached are the notes and handouts from our Tour Meeting in April.  We look forward to seeing everyone for new, exciting adventures at Saturday, May 6th rehearsal at Promontory, 8:30 - 11:00 am!

Please bring your final tour deposit and paperwork (see attached notes)


Debra Francis
Tour Director

Northern Utah Youth Symphony Tour Meeting – April 21st

(Meeting Notes/Questions in Red)

  • Introduction



  • Tour Chaperones & Other Adults

  • NUYS:  Conrad Dunn, Julie Gardner, Doris D'Asato

  • (Parent) Musicians:  Tom Francis, Valerie Neslen, Christie Brown

  • Chaperones:  Jenny Murrow, Kathryn Fielding, Lisa Aedo



  • Emergency Contact Information/Travel Permissions – Due @ first rehearsal in May

Please make sure BOTH the Educational Medical Release & Travel Permission PLUS the NUYS Release form are filled out and turned in at the May 6th rehearsal.  See attached PDF for forms.


  • Tour Rehearsals @ Promontory:

  • May 6 & 13:  8:30 – 11:00 am

    1. Music will be handed out at May 6th rehearsal.  These are our only rehearsals.  Please try to make it.  Please fill out the absence form on the web site if you cannot make it.

  • June 3 & 10:  8:30 – 11:00 am


  • Final Payment – Due @ first rehearsal in May

  • $25 to cover t-shirt and additional incidentals

  • Make check to:  LBSS


  • Additional Personal Money

  • Sack Lunch for Day One (there are no concessions available @ Cove Fort.  

    1. There will be coolers for lunches

  • Two fast food lunches

  • Tuacahn trinket

    1. There is not a need for a lot of spending money as there won't be a lot of time to shop!


  • Enclosed Trailer Needed

Committee will check with Jill Russell (thank you!)


  • Summer Concert Clothing

    1. Kaki Pants/Capris/Skirt (no shorts), Shoes (no flip flops) & Tour T-Shirt

  • We will use the same size you ordered in the fall for a special tour shirt for the concerts

  • T-shirts sizes will come from the NUYS shirt order form.  If your students needs a different size, please email Debra.

  • Please bring any additional NUYS shirts to wear at workshops


  • Tour Itinerary (see attached)


Other Notes:

YES, Parents and other family members that are interested in driving down and making their own arrangements for housing/meals/show tickets are invited.  Here are some notes:

  1. The NUYS concerts are FREE!  They will take place in the outdoor mini theatre and FREE to anyone enjoying the activities outside the amphitheater.  

  2. We are the LARGEST group to play at Tuach

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    an!  How exciting!  We are also helping to celebrate a renovation at the facility and Opening Week!

  3. Parents can purchase tickets for the Pre-Show Dinner and join us!  You must call Tuachan to purchase tickets and it's recommended you do this prior to the date.  These dinners typically sell out.

  4. Because it is Opening Week, if you and your family members would like to see the show, it is recommended that you purchase tickets in advance.  Opening week typically sells out.

  5. YES, you can join us at Zion's.  Zion's will charge at the gate a "per vehicle charge."

  6. No, at this time, we do not think parents can be accommodated at the workshops due to space.  If this changes, we will let you know.

Transportation Notes From the Meeting:

If you decide to join us for any or all of the tour please remember:

  1. Your child MUST ride the bus, even to the events.  We will be working hard to keep track of everyone and with a group this large, it will be difficult and take a lot of time to track students if they are getting into other vehicles.  For SURE, all students need to ride back to the hotel each night with NUYS.

  2. Students will be required to sit with NUYS during the show performances.  

  3. YES, your student can ride home with you from Tuachan at the end of the tour.  PLEASE provide something in writing so that we know who will NOT need a ride back to Perry.


Other Notes From the Meeting:

  1. We will only do ONE pick-up at Promontory.  It will be essential that everyone arrives on time to load instruments, luggage and students.  We are on a tight schedule with a limited "driver" time.  Promontory has granted permission for anyone that would like to leave their car in the parking lot from Wednesday to Friday.

  2. We do not have an estimated return time.  When we do, we will make that available.  We will also have students call home when we arrive closer.

NUYS Southern Utah Packing List

For Every Day

  • Instrument

  • Music

  • Waterbottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

Concert Dress

  • NUYS Tour Shirt

  • Kaki Pants/Capris/Skirt

  • Shoes or Sandals:  NO FLIP FLOPS

Workshop Dress

  • Any NUYS T-shirt or a nice shirt (no other logo shirts please i.e., character shirts/Marvel etc.)

    • Remember you're representing NUYS!

  • Jeans/Capris/Kaki/Skirt:  NO SHORTS

Zion's Activity

  • T-shirt & shorts/jeans

  • Sturdy walking/hiking shoes and socks

  • Waterbottle

  • Sunscreen


Other

  • Additional clothes for 3 days (bus rides/down time)

  • Pajamas

  • Swim Suit

  • Jacket/Sweatshirt

  • Toiletries (Deodorant, toothbrush, hair brush, etc.)

  • Shoes & socks for walking

  • Identification (permit, driver's license, student ID)

  • Blankets and Pillow for bus

  • Book/entertainment for bus and down time

    • ABSOLUTELY NO CELL PHONES DURING PERFORMANCES OR WORKSHOPS

  • Snacks for the bus ride

  • Sack lunch for Day 1 stop at Cove Fort (we will have coolers to store lunches)

  • Money for meal stops (there will be two "fast food" lunches)

Northern Utah Youth Symphony 2017 Tuacahn Performance Tour JUNE 14-16, 2017


Tour Coordinator:  Debra Francis  debrafrancis@netzero.net


DAY 1, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14TH:

8:30 AM – PROMONTORY SCHOOL.  Be ready to load luggage and instruments on the motor coach Perry Utah


9:00 AM – Depart on your private motor coach for St George Utah.


NOON – COVE FORT.  Picnic area for SACK LUNCH.  Set up chairs for performance


12:30 PM PERFORMANCE – Performance for the guests that are visiting Cove Fort


1:00 PM – CONTINUE TO ST GEORGE  


3:30 PM – ARRIVE IN ST. GEORGE RAMADA INN.  The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and rooms with cable television, hairdryers, free Wi-Fi and in room coffee makers. Zion Factory Stores, the Promenade and Red Rock Commons are within walking distance of the Ramada and include many fun and exciting stores.


6:00 PM – DEPART TUACAHN CENTER FOR THE ARTS


6:30 PM – SET UP CHAIRS on the mini amphitheater stage and on the top portion of the seating area as necessary.


6:45 PM – PRE-SHOW DINNER Served in Courtyard  

  • Menu: New York Kitchen: Italian Sausage, Glazed Chicken, Greens and Pasta Salad, Broccoli Rabe w/Carrot, Polenta Triangles, White Lasagna, Bread Basket, Chocolate Cake and Upside Down Dessert.

  • Following dinner, the MUSICIANS will get ready for the show. Prep area consists of the stairs and landing of the Tuacahn High School


7:45 PM – TUACAHN'S MINI STAGE PERFORMANCE. Your group will be the pre-show entertainment during dinner in the courtyard and for those entering the gates at Tuacahn.


8:15 PM – Clear stage.  As soon as the pre-show ends return to the prep area area. QUICKLY leave your instruments inside the school until after the show. Locked area to be determined.


8:30 PM – Be in your seats prior to the show starting.   


8:45 PM – "NEWSIES" Show begins. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, *Newsies* is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'Newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies Newsies from across the city.  


DAY 2, THURSDAY, JUNE 15TH:

7:30 AM – Breakfast will be provided at the hotel in the deluxe breakfast bar.


8:45 AM – DEPART FOR DIXIE UNIVERSITY.  BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT & MUSIC


9:00 AM – MUSICIANS WORKSHOP/LECTURE DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY: Meet your instructor, Rhonda Rhodes

RHONDA RHODES:  After receiving a BA degree in Music Education from Utah State University, Rhonda Rhodes taught instrumental music in the Washington County School District in Southern Utah for 25 years. She taught for the 2013-14 academic year at Utah State University-Eastern in Price, Utah, directing the band and choir programs. Beginning in August 2014, she became full-time faculty at Dixie State University in Music Education.


10:30 AM – RETURN TO hotel to store music instruments out of the heat.


11:30 AM – DEPART FOR SPRINGDALE.  Re-board your motor coach, QUICK LUNCH ON YOUR OWN.  Depart for Zion's.


12:30 PM – ZION NATIONAL PARK.  Arrive in beautiful Zion National Park.

  • Suggestions: Weeping Rock trail is a short and beautiful trail OR Continue to the Lodge and do the Emerald Pools or the Riverside Walk. (Suggest the 3 shortest hikes/trails for time constraints)


4:00 PM – BOARD MOTOR COACH


5:00 PM – ARRIVE AT HOTEL freshen up quickly.


5:45 PM – BOARD MOTOR COACH FOR TUACAHN CENTER FOR THE ARTS


6:15 PM – BACKSTAGE TOUR. Prior to dinner, get a firsthand look behind the scenes of the Tuacahn Stage.


6:45 PM – PRE-SHOW DINNER.  

  • Menu: Fiona's Feast: Flat Iron Steak, Roasted BBQ Salmon, Roast Potato, Green Beans and Corn


7:15 PM – SET UP CHAIRS for performance.


7:45 PM – PERFORMANCE on Tuacahn's Mini Amphitheatre stage.


8:15 PM– Clear stage.  As soon as the pre-show ends return to the prep area area. QUICKLY leave your instruments inside the school until after the show. Locked area to be determined.


8:30 PM – BE IN YOUR SEATS


8:45 PM – "SHREK"

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life- changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.


RAMADA INN Following the show, return to your hotel.


DAY 3, FRIDAY, JUNE 16TH:

7:30 AM – Breakfast will be provided at the hotel in the deluxe breakfast bar.


9:00 AM – HOTEL CHECK OUT LOAD LUGGAGE.  YOU WILL need your instruments for your clinic.


9:30 AM – DEPART FOR CLINIC


10:00 AM – CLINIC taught by Dr Paul Abegg


  • DR PAUL ABEGG BIO Dr. Paul Abegg is Associate Professor of Music at Dixie State University where he serves as String Studies Coordinator, teaches violin, and conducts the Dixie State Symphony Orchestra (DSSO) and Dixie State Chamber Orchestra (DSCO). He has also taught at Brigham Young University and Olivet College (MI). Dr. Abegg has presented master classes at Eastern Washington University, Whitworth College, Western Kentucky University, Utah Valley University, and Brigham Young University Idaho and served as an adjudicator at numerous competitions.


11:30 AM – DEPART FOR HOME.  Quick stop for LUNCH ON OWN.


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