18 January 2019

Quick Reminder

Greetings!

Thank you for all the responses to the concert survey. You are all wonderful!

This is just a gentle reminder: If you are going to miss tomorrow's rehearsal (or be late, or leave early), please fill out the attendance form!

Thanks so much!

And good luck at all-state and all the other amazing things you're doing!

Julie

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15 January 2019

February 23 Concert

Greetings! I've created this form as a quick way to collect info about scheduling the upcoming concert at Logan High. I don't know if people just don't care, or if they needed more time to answer, but I had almost no one respond when I asked before. 

Fill this out, please! If you can't make it work in your email, just click "Fill out in Google Forms" below. 

This afternoon would be best!

Thank you!

Julie

PS Some of you who are new to our orchestra may be wondering why our concert is in Logan. Since we come from such a large area, we have a concert in each main county each year. We had our Weber County concert in Ogden last fall, our Cache County concert is in February, and our final concert will be in Box Elder County at Box Elder High School. 

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February 23 Concert
Our next concert is scheduled for February 23, 2019, at Logan High School. We have been tentatively planning to do it in the evening, but with past history of weather issues, we are quickly exploring the option of doing the concert earlier, so people are on the road for home before dark.

The proposed schedule would look something like this:
Around 1pm, dress rehearsal schedule for both orchestras
Concert time 4:30 pm
On the road by 6 pm

***If you do not respond to this form, we will assume you have no problem with these arrangements.***
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11 January 2019

Recital Tomorrow

NUYS Recital Night
Come support your friends! This is a wonderful evening!
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Box Elder Tabernacle, 251 South Main, Brigham City
Performing: 
Rebecca Hales, Violin
Sarah Rockwood, Violin
Aleesa Barker, Piano
Hailee Dubovik, Cello
Kristene Murrow, Violin
Dawson Pitcher, Trombone
Dallin Murrow, Cello
Emily Rockwood, Violin
Sarah Francis, Violin
Tyler Morgan, Bass

Performers: The Tabernacle will be open at 5. You may warm up and sound check anytime between 5 and 6:15 pm.

Regular Rehearsal tomorrow morning, 8:30 to 11:00 am.

Have a great night! See you all tomorrow!

Julie

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04 January 2019

NUYS Tomorrow

Greetings, everyone! Happy New Year!

Two Things:

Thing One
Just a reminder that we have regular rehearsal tomorrow. 
Doors open at 8 am, and rehearsal will run from 8:30 to 11:00.

Thing Two
If you are performing in next week's recital I need the following info from you:
Name (as you want it to appear on the program)
Instrument
Name of piece
Composer
Arranger (if applicable)
Accompanist (if applicable)
Time considerations (do you need to go first, or later in the program)

Thanks, everyone! See you tomorrow!

Julie

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20 December 2018

Merry Christmas!

Parties are Great!
Thanks to everyone for a great rehearsal and fun party last Saturday! Thanks to the parent volunteers and Doris for the lovely food presentation. You are all wonderful!

Enjoy Your Holiday!
This seemingly long email started out as a quick reminder that there is no rehearsal this week or next: December 22 or 29. Our next rehearsal is January 5th. (Please read the whole email, though!)

Also, welcome to the email list to all our new players and parents! :)

Listening and practice
Watch and Listen to The Lark Asxending by Vaughan Williams (the rental music is being shipped right now and will be ready for you at the next rehearsal - our soloist will be Mr Dunn)
Listen to the Quantz Flute Concerto (for solo flute (Allison Cook) and strings - we are doing the first movement)
Watch and Listen to the Movie Spectacular - this is a fun video made in Puerto Rico!
And practice. Enjoy your holiday by practicing! You'll feel like a million bucks on January 5th if you've practiced! If you want to share fingerings or tips with your section, send them to me... I can send things out for you. :)

Timely Feedback Needed
We have not officially set a time yet for the Logan High concert. We would like it to be an evening concert, but we can be flexible if there are major conflicts. Please check your schedules TODAY and let me know ASAP if you have any situations we need to be aware of. This is for Saturday, February 23rd, 2019. Last year we somehow scheduled our February concert at the same time as several students' prom! So please check and get back with me!

Thank you!

Recital Night
If you are wanting to perform at Recital Night on January 12th, be sure to contact me. 

I'm a little worried I've left someone off the list, so I'm including my current list below. If you told me you wanted to perform and you're not on the list, I've messed up! Please contact me if I forgot you, or if you want to be added. It's going to be a lovely evening!
Jacob Rockwood
Sarah Rockwood
Emily Rockwood
Kristene Murrow
Dallin Murrow
Hailee Dubovik 
Brinley Billings 
Rebecca Hales
Dawson Pitcher 
Sarah Francis
Alexis Jensen

Utah Philharmonic Concerto Competition
Here is some info about the Utah Philharmonic Orchestra concerto competition. If you choose to do this, be sure to insist on an afternoon audition time! Then you won't miss your NUYS rehearsal!
The competition is Feb 1st and 2nd, Friday and Saturday. The registration deadline is January 14th. For more info: https://www.utahphil.org/concerto-2019

Upcoming Events
Regular Rehearsals begin again: January 5th, 8:30 to 11:00
Recital Night at Box Elder Tabernacle: Saturday, January 12th, 6:30 pm
Concert at Logan High: Saturday, February 23rd
Abravanel Hall, Youth Symphony Festival: Monday, March 4th
Season Finale Concert at Box Elder High: Tuesday, April 23rd

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!