12 October 2017

Mendelssohn Measure Numbers

Hi Folks!

I've done a little study of the measure numbers in the Mendelssohn violin concerto. This will help you with your project which needs to be finished before this Saturday. Put a number at the beginning of each line in your music, and at every letter. If you already have measure numbers on your music (lucky!), put the following numbers at each letter. Then we'll all be on the same page!

Here are the numbers:

A -  25
B -  47
C -  72
D -  113
E -  131
F -  168
G -  206
H -  239
I -  255
Cadenza - 299 (this section with the fermata is worth 19 measures)
Measure after cadenza -  318
K -  351
L -  377
M -  414
N -  453
Piu Presto -  473
Presto -  493
Tutti -  513

Thanks!

Julie & Mr Dunn


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T-Shirt Orders

Hello!

Here is the link to order T-Shirts.


Remember, all musicians get a T-Shirt on us, so everyone needs to fill this out. 

When you fill out the form, you will be asked your size, and to choose a T-Shirt color from this list: Black, Navy Blue, Forest Green, Dark Purple, Hot Pink, and Dark Heather Gray. 

There will be a link on the "submitted" screen where you can submit another form to choose shirts for other people, just in case your mom or grandpa or your beloved black lab decide they want one too. (If you do that, bring the money (or a check written to LBSS) to rehearsal and turn it in asap; extra shirts $10, hoodies $25)

Keep in mind that these are regular, unisex T-Shirts, as you choose your size. (FYI: The youth XL is wider and shorter than the adult S.)

Jenny 

10 October 2017

NUYS TShirt Orders

Greetings!


Remember, all musicians get a T-Shirt on us, so everyone needs to fill this out. 

When you fill out the form, you will be asked your size, and to choose a TShirt color from this list: Black, Navy Blue, Forest Green, Dark Purple, Hot Pink, and Dark Heather Gray. 

There will be a link on the "submitted" screen where you can submit another form to choose shirts for other people, just in case your mom or grandpa or your beloved black lab decide they want one too. (If you do that, bring the money (or a check written to LBSS) to rehearsal and turn it in asap; extra shirts $10, hoodies $25)

Keep in mind that these are regular, unisex T-Shirts, as you choose your size. (FYI: The youth XL is wider and shorter than the adult S.)

Have a super day!

Julie


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Chamber Retreat Directions & Schedule

We are so excited for our Retreat!
This Saturday!! October 14th!!
Please arrive and be ready to start rehearsal at 10:00 am.
We will eat lunch around noon and fill in the rest of the time with fun games and rehearsals.
We will end at 4:00.

DIRECTIONS
To find a map from your location:
Google "earley park lds camp"
Click on "directions"
This will pull up a Google map from your location.
There are 3 entrances into Earley Park.
1. There is an entrance off of Hwy 38. There is a small wooden sign that says Earley Park and a dirt road that goes east up into the hills. This road is fine to take but will require you to drive a little longer on a dirt road.
2. There is an entrance on Hwy 30 approximately 3 miles east of the Hwy 38 and Hwy 30 junction. There is also a small wooden sign that says Earley Park.
3. There is another entrance on Hwy 30. This entrance is 3.8 miles east of the Hwy 38 and Hwy 30 junction. It is on 2400 N. There is a large wooden sign that says Earley Park.
All 3 of these entrances will require you to drive a short way up into the park, but just follow the signs and you'll get there just fine.

WHAT TO BRING:
Instrument 
Music Folder
Pencil
Food Assignment
* If you haven't signed up for a food assignment yet, please do so by clicking on the following link.

Carpooling
If you need a ride to or from the Retreat, please contact me. (Jenny 435.279.6403 or jenmurrow@gmail.com )

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!!! If you have any questions, please let me know.

Jenny Murrow
435-279-6403

05 October 2017

Chamber Retreat

Retreat Volunteers Needed.

Our Retreat is fast approaching! Saturday, October 14, 10:00-4:00. We are in need of volunteers to help in the kitchen. We also need volunteers to bring the following items:

1 crockpot of soup 
2-4 dozen rolls
Veggie tray + dip
Fruit tray
Cookies or Brownies/Bars

Please sign up to help in the kitchen or to bring a food item on the volunteer spreadsheet. 

The link for the volunteer spreadsheet is:


Please be sure to look through it and see where you might be able to help, and sign up! If you have technical difficulties and find yourself unable to fill in your name, just send me an email. I'll happily add it for you. We appreciate everyone who's willing to help.

Jenny Murrow 



03 October 2017

NUYS Retreat Cabin Assignments

Hi Folks!

Please fill out this form. You can assist me in my current project of assigning where you will sleep on the retreat by taking less than two minutes to do this!

Also, if you are interested in joining us but haven't recorded your audition video, come to rehearsal anyway! We'd rather know what your plans are, and whether you are coming or not, than wait for a video.

See you Saturday for regular rehearsal, 8:30 to 11:00. Deep gratitude to those who have been arriving early to help set up... My heroes!

Thanks again,

Julie Gardner
Manager

PS  Here is a copy and paste link for the form if the one above doesn't work: 

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26 September 2017

Chamber Parent Meeting & Follow-up

Welcome!

It has already been a joy to work with you all as we have put this year's orchestra together. Thank you for your support of this program! We would be nothing without our musicians and their families.

We have been hearing from people this week about filling in our chamber orchestra! Thank you for your recruiting efforts! We are currently at about 15 and would like the orchestra to double. Nathan West has some amazing music planned, and a wonderful  vision for where the Chamber orchestra is going as more effective preparation for youth symphony. There is magic in any orchestra when it reaches "critical mass" and the youth need to feel the camaraderie of a larger group of committed musicians.  Please continue your efforts!! 



​September 30 adjusted rehearsal time and other calendar items:



Reminder that this Saturday, September 30, rehearsal begins at 8:30 am and ends at 10 am. Doors will be open from 7:30 to 10:30 am.



The following week it will be back to its normal time, 9:30 to 11:00 am.


The google calendar on the website is the official answer to any questions.​ If you read above that calendar, there are instructions for you to subscribe to that calendar!

It is looking like we will start our concert at Ogden High School November 18, 2017, at 3:30 pm. This seems to give the swimmers enough time to arrive before the concert, and helps us end early enough to get those involved in school plays to their call times. 


Acceptance, Release and Payment -- and Retreat Permission -- forms

If you haven't turned in your Acceptance, Release and Payment form, or your Retreat Permission form, please bring them this Saturday!

If you need another copy, they will be available on Saturday.  Just let me know.



Parent Meeting



Thank you for your attendance at our parent meeting! We hold it to fulfill the requirements of our bylaws, but also to have a chance to meet all of you! 



We were welcomed by Doris D'Asto, who is the chairman of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society board. 


We followed this PowerPoint for our presentation. We talked about the organization and how long it's been around. We talked about the board and how we would love to have more members. Please note that the vast majority of the board members may have at one point, but now do not have youth in the orchestras, and express my gratitude for them in the work that they do. Without them, there would be no youth symphony or chamber orchestra. With your input, however, we can learn and grow together.


We were also reminded about the arrangement we have with Promontory School. We are incredibly fortunate to have access to this facility, and we want to keep it that way. If you move anything in the building it must be replaced! Please be aware of your surroundings, and if you do bring young children with you to wait during rehearsal, make sure you know where they are and what they are doing. We are not allowed into any classrooms at all, whether they are locked or not, and we are only in the pods if we are assigned for sectionals.


Emergency Contact



This year our emergency contact system will be through Remind, a service that many teachers use to reach out to their students. You do not need the app to participate and you can have it send you a text, an email, or both. 



In order to sign up for the 2017-2018 Chamber Orchestra "class" on Remind, please choose from the following:

Send a text to sign up for text messages. 

Enter this number: 81010 and text this message: @jmurro



Or you can send an email to sign up for emails.

Send an email to jmurro@mail.remind.com

You can leave the subject blank. 



Or you can visit this link to join. 



I really encourage you to do this if you haven't already. In the next couple weeks I will audit the list of who has signed up and add anyone who hasn't done it yet. It's critical we have everyone getting some kind of message through this. Please contact me if this is a problem.

Sometimes the weather misbehaves, or there is an emergency change of venue. Setting up this type of reminder service is crucial preparation for such situations.


Attendance Form

Please be at rehearsal! This is how we move forward and create a cohesive experience. If you are going to be late, leave early, or be absent, please fill out the Attendance Form

I get an immediate notification when someone fills it out, even on my phone after arriving at rehearsal. There is a tab link to the Attendance Form on the website.


Retreat Volunteer Spreadsheet

Our Retreat is fast approaching! Saturday, October 14, 10:00-4:00. We are in need of volunteers for our retreat. The link for the volunteer spreadsheet is:


Please be sure to look through it and see where you might be able to help, and sign up! If you have technical difficulties and find yourself unable to fill in your name, just send me an email. I'll happily add it for you. We appreciate everyone who's willing to help.


Volunteer Follow-up Form

The volunteer follow-up form goes hand-in-hand with the volunteer collaboration spreadsheet. After you've signed up and actually completed your volunteer time (or if you didn't sign up, but did some volunteer work for us anyway), please report it on the volunteer follow-up form! You'll find it on the website in the links section for use throughout the year.

Thank you ahead of time for your help! If you help strike the stage after a concert, help set up for rehearsals, or bring a treat to a party, you are contributing to this cause, so please let us know what your contribution is!  It looks really good on the grants to show this kind of support. There is also a space for the value of any in-kind donation.


THANK YOU, THANK YOU!  WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A WONDERFUL YEAR!


Jenny Murrow 

25 September 2017

NUYS Parent Meeting and First Rehearsal Follow-Up

Welcome!

It has already been a joy to work with you all as we have put this year's orchestra together. Thank you for your support of this program! We would be nothing without our musicians and their families. We have been hearing from people this week about filling in French Horn, Trombone, and Bassoon positions! Thank you for your recruiting efforts!

There is also a note at the bottom of this email for new members who have not yet auditioned. :)


​September 30 adjusted rehearsal time and other calendar items:
Reminder that this Saturday, September 30, rehearsal begins at 8:00 am and ends at 10 am. Doors will be open from 7:30 to 10:30 am.

The following week it will be back to its normal time, 8:30 to 11:00 am.

​I have updated the Calendar (pdf style), but please be aware that the google calendar on the website is the official answer to any questions.​ If you read above that calendar, there are instructions for you to subscribe to that calendar!

It is looking like we will start our concert at Ogden High School November 18, 2017, at 3:30 pm. This seems to give the swimmers enough time to arrive before the concert, and helps us end early enough to get those involved in school plays to their call times. Please contact me this week if this might still need adjustment. 


Acceptance, Release and Payment -- and Retreat Permission -- forms

If you haven't turned in your Acceptance, Release and Payment form, or your Retreat Permission form, please bring them this Saturday!

For copies of these forms, visit this link. 


Chamber Orchestra Recruiting

Shameless plug for Chamber Orchestra:  Many of you have moved up from Chamber Orchestra! We encourage you to recruit your younger friends and siblings to join this outstanding group! 

Nathan West has some amazing music planned, and a superb vision for where the Chamber orchestra is going as more effective preparation for youth symphony. There is magic in any orchestra when it reaches "critical mass" and the youth need to feel the camaraderie of a larger group of committed musicians.  

They are currently at about 15 and the orchestra needs to at least double, so please encourage your friends!


Parent Meeting

Thank you for your attendance at our parent meeting! We hold it to fulfill the requirements of our bylaws, but also to have a chance to meet all of you! 

We were welcomed by Doris D'Asto, who is the chairman of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society board. 

We followed this PowerPoint for our presentation. We talked about the organization and how long it's been around. We talked about the board and how we would love to have more members. Please note that the vast majority of the board members may have at one point, but now do not have youth in the orchestras, and express my gratitude for them in the work that they do. Without them, there would be no youth symphony or chamber orchestra. With your input, however, we can learn and grow together.

We were also reminded about the arrangement we have with Promontory School. We are incredibly fortunate to have access to this facility, and we want to keep it that way. If you move anything in the building it must be replaced! Please be aware of your surroundings, and if you do bring young children with you to wait during rehearsal, make sure you know where they are and what they are doing. We are not allowed into any classrooms at all, whether they are locked or not, and we are only in the pods if we are assigned for sectionals.


Emergency Contact

This year our emergency contact system will be through Remind, a service that many teachers use to reach out to their students. You do not need the app to participate and you can have it send you a text, an email, or both. 

In order to sign up for the 2017-18 Youth Symphony "class" on Remind, please choose from the following:

Send a text to sign up for text messages. 
Enter this number: 81010 and text this message: @746kb42

Or you can send an email to sign up for emails.
Send an email to 746kb42@mail.remind.com
You can leave the subject blank. 

Or you can visit this link to join. 

I really encourage you to do this if you haven't already. In the next couple weeks I will audit the list of who has signed up and add anyone who hasn't done it yet. It's critical we have everyone getting some kind of message through this. Please contact me if this is a problem.

Sometimes the weather misbehaves, or there is an emergency change of venue. Setting up this type of reminder service is crucial preparation for such situations.


Attendance Form

We implore you to be at rehearsal! This is how we move forward and create a cohesive experience. If you play a solo in a piece (woodwinds, brass!), make sure it's covered while you are gone. If you are going to be late, leave early, or be absent, please fill out the Attendance Form

I get an immediate notification when someone fills it out, even on my phone after arriving at rehearsal. There is a tab link to the Attendance Form on the website, as well as a link in the signature of each email I send out. 


Volunteer Collaboration Spreadsheet

This spreadsheet is the online version of the volunteer poster we had at the parent meeting. It will be available this year in the signature of every email. 

Please be sure to look through it and see where you might be able to lend a hand, and sign up! If you have technical frustration and find yourself unable to fill in your name, just pop me an email. I'll happily add it for you. As we experience the growth of the orchestra, some tasks are no longer easy or quick and we appreciate everyone who's willing to lend a hand.

[Note: The section of the poster about the Chamber retreat has been removed from this sheet, expanded, and sent out separately to Chamber families.]


Volunteer Follow-up Form

The volunteer follow-up form goes hand-in-hand with the volunteer collaboration spreadsheet. After you've signed up and actually completed your volunteer time (or if you didn't sign up, but did some volunteer work for us anyway), please report it on the volunteer follow-up form! You'll find it on the website in the links section for use throughout the year, as well as in the signature of all emails. 

We will also include it in the signature section at the bottom of each email. Thank you ahead of time for your help! If you help strike the stage after a concert, help set up for rehearsals, or bring a treat to a party, you are contributing to this cause, so please let us know what your contribution is!  It looks really good on the grants to show this kind of support. There is also a space for the value of any in-kind donation.


New Members

New members, including those who came to rehearsal last Saturday and those who are planning to come this Saturday, we need you to fill out the membership form (if you filled out a paper form last Saturday, that is also sufficient), read the NUYS Auditions page, and follow all the instructions to prepare your audition, then fill out a video upload form and provide the link to an uploaded video audition before our next rehearsal. We are so pleased to have you! 



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19 September 2017

Presenting NUYS 2017-18

Announcing your 2017-18 Northern Utah Youth Symphony!

This is an alphabetical list, by instrument, in score order. 

If you did not get a packet last Saturday, please download and print it out here.

Please arrive extra early this Saturday. Doors open at 8 am, but I will be there much earlier to get all music distributed and seating arranged. 

The Parent Meeting is this Saturday after rehearsal. Check your packet, or download at the link above, for important forms to fill out and turn in with your membership fee.


Flute
Christina Blanchard
Camilla Burnett
Allison Cook
Julia Lopez
Giovanni Pérez

Oboe
Hannah Harding
Eleanor Nelson
Colby Stevens

Clarinet
Ayanna Briggs
Ashley Montgomery

Bassoon
*Chad Wagstaff

French Horn
Tanner Schulz
*Valerie Neslen

Trumpet
Drew Burnett
Kitsel Lusted
Jacob Rockwood 
Abby Scott

Trombone
Boston Marker
*Tom Francis

Percussion
Eliza Corrington
Jordan Neslen
Ambree Burggraaf

Harp
Ambree Burggraaf

Violin
Aidan Ames
Kaitlin Ashworth
Elisa Bailey
Joyanne Bills
Erin Blanchard
Abigail Blanchard
Anna Blanchard
Jillian Brown
Grant Christensen
Sarah Clark
Eliza Corrington
Anjali Edwards
Samuel Fowler
Sarah Francis
Stephanie Furfaro
*Rachel Gardner
Lauren Giddings
Rebecca Hales
Richard Hales
Jocinda Hales
Stephen Hales
Meaghan Hankins
William Herem
Landyn Hinojosa
Zoie Horsley
Mari Kobe
Leah Laing
Macey Mattson
Hattie Mattson
Katerina Mayerle
Hannah Meeks
Amelia Merkley
Kristene Murrow
Natalie Navarro
Natalie Nef
Jordan Neslen
Jackson Neslen
Sydney Neslen
Danielle Noorda
Magdalena Poulos
Quin Powell
Jen Russell
Cassie Smith
Benjamin Woodland

Viola
Aleesa Barker
Brinley Billings
Alyssa Fielding
Carter Johnson
Kylee Jones
Talmage Kay
Julia Lion
Gabriel Parkin
Erik Petersen
Aaron Rutherford
Jacee Taylor
Elizabeth Wagstaff

Cello
Ally Bruner
Emilee Burggraaf
Bailey Connell
Eliza Correa
Alex Corrington
Hailee Dubovik
Carter Fielding
Samantha Howell
Sam Leake
Avalon Marker
Julian Mitton
Hallie Morris
Dallin Murrow 
Hannah Peterson
Abby Quintana
Khegan Tarkalson
Emma Tracy

Bass
Ethan Anawalt
Emma King
Eliza Lewis
*Daniel Tracy

​*Denotes adult volunteers. Whenever you see them, thank them!



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And be sure to use our ​Attendance Form​ to let us know if you are arriving late, leaving early, or missing a rehearsal.

16 September 2017

Northern Utah Youth Symphony Openings

We still have openings for French Horn, Trombone, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Percussion!


Thanks,

Julie Gardner

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​T​
he website is a 
​searchable ​
blog
​ where​
 
​a​
ll group emails are posted
​.​
And be sure to use our ​Attendance Form​ to let us know if you are arriving late, leaving early, or missing a rehearsal.