09 February 2018

Announcements

Rehearsal Times

Starting this week (tomorrow) regular rehearsal will run from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, until further notice. With our upcoming performance schedule, this is necessary in order to do a good job with the difficult music we have chosen. Any changes will be announced and will also be reflected on the online calendar.

If you need to still leave at 11, please do so quietly and with minimal disruption. Thanks so much!


Tchaikovsky Cuts

The version of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto which we are playing from is slightly different from the version Natalie is playing. The following small cuts in our music are necessary. Please mark your music.
69 to 81
424 to 432
476 to 432


Next Concert Planning

If you have a conflict and will not be playing on March 3 at Logan High, please notify me immediately so we can make adjustments in the orchestra as needed. We have a few major conflicts that day, but hopefully the orchestra will be performance ready! :)


Abravanel Hall Questions

I have had a couple questions from new people about Abravanel Hall, so here's a run-down.

This is not a school sponsored field trip, but it is a school day (this year it's March 19). Please keep your grades up so no one has to miss!

We charter a school bus for the day, but you still have the option of providing your own transportation.

The schedule has not yet been published, but when it is, we will either be in the morning session (8 to noon) or the afternoon session (1 to 3 pm). We have requested afternoon, but will let you know the schedule for the day as soon as we know it, and get permission slips out as soon as possible. 

Parents or other family are allowed to come to the performance. There is a specific area in the auditorium set aside for spectators. 

Each orchestra has 30 minutes on stage, and also climbs the grand staircase for a picture after the performance. 

More details on all this stuff to follow, as soon as we have a schedule from the organizers. 

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24 January 2018

Upcoming Concert: Sponsorship Drive

Sponsorship

The search is on, in earnest, for sponsors for our March 3 concert in Logan.

We have a super fundraiser, April Jones, on our board, and she is heading up the drive for sponsors. Please contact her if you have any leads or ideas. april.jones210@gmail.com, 435-740-1227.

This is what keeps our concerts free admission! We need to raise $425 per concert.

Thanks in advance for your ideas and help.


Lost & Found Crock Pot

One other note: Someone asked me about her crock pot, but I can't remember who it was. I have verified that Doris has your crock pot. Please let me know who you are so we can arrange a rendezvous. 

Have a lovely evening!

Julie

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Thanks to our November Sponsors:
​Aaron F Gardner at On Track Counseling, and soon to launch a new website!

12 January 2018

NUYS Recital: Solo Night, Saturday, January 13, 2018

Come support your friends!

What: Recital Solo Night
When: Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Brigham City Tabernacle, 251 S Main, Brigham City
Admission: Free

Program is attached!

Please come!

Thanks,

Julie

PS Yes, regular rehearsal is tomorrow, 8:30 to 11:00 am



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15 December 2017

Christmas Party Reminder!


What: NUYS and NUYCO Christmas Party

Date: Tomorrow, December 16, 2017

Time: 11:15 am to 12:45 pm, after regular rehearsal

Place: Promontory School Cafeteria

Bring: A wrapped white elephant gift with a music theme. Spend $0 to $5, please!

Also Bring: A potluck treat to share

Parents, please sign up to help out!


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PS Another call for NUYS Recital Night! We have 6 performers signed up. A few more would be stupendous!  .... Thanks​

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Brigham City Tabernacle, 25
​1​
 S Main
Who: Anyone in NUYS who wants to perform

Here is the link to the
​ recital​
​ sign up​
 form: 

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09 December 2017

Chamber CHRISTMAS PARTY

Christmas Party information and call for helpers

Our Christmas party is next week, December 16, right after regular rehearsal. Thank you to the one parent who already signed up to help!

We need more help:

People to commit to bringing something with protein. Otherwise it will be a sugar fest. The treats will be pot luck, so we need people to sign up to bring something with less sugar & more protein. Cheese & Crackers, a crockpot of meat balls, etc. 

People to help set up the lovely table and lay out the food. Doris brings supplies. We just need you to come help out! Helpers should arrive at 10 am.

People to commit to being around to take down and clean up. Helpers should be needed for this project around 12:30 pm.

Please visit the Volunteer Collaboration and let us know how you can help out. The Christmas party sign up is in the bottom right section. If you try to sing up and it isn't cooperating, just shoot me an email. I'll add you to the list. (This is a symphony spreadsheet but go ahead and sign up for the party on is, as it is a joint chamber/symphony party.)


Here is the Christmas Party Invitation:


What: NUYS and NUYCO Christmas Party

Date: December 16, 2017

Time: 11:15 am to 12:45 pm, after regular rehearsal

Place: Promontory School Cafeteria

Bring: A wrapped white elephant gift with a music theme. Spend $0 to $5, please!

Also Bring: A potluck treat to share

Parents, please sign up to help out!

Thanks,

Jenny

08 December 2017

NUYS: Taking ACT?, Christmas Party Info

Hi folks!

ACT Test Takers 

If you are taking the ACT tomorrow please fill out the attendance form! I'd rather not set you a chair and stand if you're not coming.


Christmas Party information and call for helpers

Our Christmas party is next week. Thank you to the one parent who already signed up to help!

We need more help:

People to commit to bringing something with protein. Otherwise it will be a sugar fest. The treats will be pot luck, so we need people to sign up to bring something with less sugar & more protein. Cheese & Crackers, a crockpot of meat balls, etc. 

People to help set up the lovely table and lay out the food. Doris brings supplies. We just need you to come help out! Helpers should arrive at 10 am.

People to commit to being around to take down and clean up. Helpers should be needed for this project around 12:30 pm.

Please visit the newly modified Volunteer Collaboration and let us know how you can help out. The Christmas party sign up is in the bottom right section. If you try to sing up and it isn't cooperating, just shoot me an email. I'll add you to the list.


Here is the Christmas Party Invitation:


What: NUYS and NUYCO Christmas Party

Date: December 16, 2017

Time: 11:15 am to 12:45 pm, after regular rehearsal

Place: Promontory School Cafeteria

Bring: A wrapped white elephant gift with a music theme. Spend $0 to $5, please!

Also Bring: A potluck treat to share

Parents, please sign up to help out!

Thanks,

Julie

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06 December 2017

Wanted: NUYS Recital Performers

Each year we reserve the Brigham City tabernacle for an evening of solo or small ensemble performances. We invite everyone who played in the concerto auditions in August, plus anyone else interested in a fantastic performance opportunity, to sign up for our upcoming recital night. You will need to provide your own accompanist. If you are unsure about all your details you may still sign up and make a note in the
​"notes" ​
section at the end of the form. 

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Brigham City Tabernacle, 25
​1​
S Main
Who: Anyone in NUYS who wants to perform

Here is the link to the
​ sign up​
form: 

Thanks, everyone! 
You are awesome. 

Julie Gardner

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​T​he website is a ​searchable blog where​ ​a​ll group emails are posted​.​
www.NorthernUtahYouthSymphony.org

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

   

21 November 2017

No Rehearsal - Happy Thanksgiving

Just a quick reminder: No rehearsal this Saturday! 

See you December 2nd.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving,

Counting you in my list of blessings,

Julie


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20 November 2017

NUYS: Congratulations and Gratitude!

A Note from our Maestro:

Dear Musicians of the Awesome NUYS!

I hope everyone feels great about what they have done this weekend.

Congratulations on a fantastic concert! I had many positive comments and congratulations, especially for Night on Bald Mountain, which came off so well! Soloists were fabulous, and it was hot! 

Congratulations specifically to Sarah Francis for your superb, sensitive performance of the Mendelssohn! Sarah, we could truly feel your joy. It was amazing! 

Congratulations to the orchestra for following so well during the Mendelssohn. 

Thanks to Tom, Chad, Eric and Christie. You all do whatever needs to be done - on and off the stage - to support these youth, and we would not be where we are without you. Your contribution is valuable and noticed and appreciated.

Big thanks to Julie, for all she did, and all she does. Without her there's no way this can happen.

Thank you to those who helped set up and take down, who hauled equipment, and who just stayed in the auditorium on standby in case we needed help with anything. 

Many hands make light work, but many minds make that work incredible. I witnessed that this weekend, and I thank you!

Thanks to the sponsors of our concert, to the board and all those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make this happen.

Again, congratulations on a fantastic concert! And Happy Thanksgiving. May you all be safe, warm, and well-fed. 

Sincerely,
Maestro Dunn 

A Note from our Manager:

Greetings! 

You are all awesome! I hope you know how much I love this group and how much you each mean to me. 

I saw miracles Saturday as we put together this concert, and I hope you know you are involved in something special.

I ask you a favor. Please go to the Volunteer Form and log your volunteer hours for anything you've done for us, anytime from the beginning of the year to now. Did you help set up? Help take down? Pick up the auditorium? Count the audience? Haul equipment? Print music?

​Here is the link to the Volunteer Follow-up Form​. If it doesn't work or you're having trouble with it, just email me. I can fill it out for you. This helps us so much at the end of the year when we write grants.

My heartfelt wishes to you for a fabulous Thanksgiving! We'll see you Saturday, December 2, 8:30 am for regular rehearsal with all-new music. (If you are playing in Messiah, we'll see you before that - Thursday, November 30, 7 pm.)

Blessings,

Julie Gardner

PS I had one student tell me she was turning in her music late. If there's anyone else, please get your folder to me asap. I'm sorting it today to make sure it's all here.

Lost and Found Note from Doris, chairman of the board:

Thank you for a great concert!

When we cleaned out the auditorium, we found:

A very,very nice British-like black umbrella, probably 3 ft tall

A pair of black rimmed glasses, which might be a child's pair

If you are missing either of these, please contact me at 435.730.5417. I have them at my home.

Sincerely,
Doris D'Asto

And a picture from the balcony:




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Fwd: Flying Musicians Association Scholarship 2018 packet

This is from Beverly Hawkins at the Utah Symphony about a cool scholarship!

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Greetings,

 

Utah Symphony Principal Harpist Louise Vickerman is a licensed pilot and part of the Flying Musicians Association. They have a scholarship program open to high school juniors & seniors in band, orchestra or choir, which funds initial flight training to a young musician who wants to learn to fly.  Louise has asked me to forward the scholarship information throughout the state.  I'm sending it to youth orchestra directors with the hope you will share this information with the juniors and seniors in your orchestras.  And I'm sending it to District Arts Coordinators to ask you to forward it to the high school music teachers in your districts.

 

Documents are attached to this email or you can visit this website:   http://flyingmusicians.org/members/page.php?49


There was a finalist from Utah last year so we would love to have a winner in 2018!  Thanks for your help getting the word out.

 

-       Beverly

 

 

Beverly Hawkins

Symphony Education Manager

801.869.9092