15 February 2019

NUYS Announcements


1. The press release for the upcoming concert has been updated. Here is the link.

2. Yes, it's President's Day Weekend, and yes, we have regular rehearsal tomorrow morning just like any other Saturday. Weather reports are that the storm should blow through tonight and should peter out into scattered showers tomorrow. Let's hope!

3. We have discovered additional costs at one of our venues and are looking for one additional Season Sponsor to be featured in all our remaining programs this year. Thanks for your help!

4. If you are wanting to sign up for Messiah in Montpelier, reply to this email and let me know. There will be one rehearsal in Perry in late March (date to be announced tomorrow by Mr Dunn), then one rehearsal in Montpelier the afternoon of April 13th, with host families giving us a place to sleep that night, and then the performance on Sunday, April 14th. Thanks to those of you who have already signed up! We will try to have music there for you tomorrow. 

Have a great night! 


11 February 2019

Press Release - Northern Utah Youth Symphony Concert

The Northern Utah Youth Symphony and Chamber Orchestra will present their mid-winter showcase concert Saturday February 23, 2019, at Logan High School. The concert time is 5:00 pm with free admission thanks to our season sponsors.

The Northern Utah Youth Chamber Orchestra, Nathan West conducting, will open the concert with arrangements of Grieg's Prelude to the Holberg Suite, Saint-Saens' Theme from Havanaise, Schubert's first movement of the Unfinished Symphony.

The Northern Utah Youth Symphony, Conrad Dunn conducting, will then take the stage. They will begin one their concerto audition winners, Allison Cook, Flute, performing the first movement of the Quantz Flute Concerto in G. Then the full orchestra will take the stage with "Movie Spectacular" featuring music from Batman, Dances With Wolves, and Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. The concert will conclude with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. There will be no cannons at this performance due to the indoor venue.

The youth orchestras are a project of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society, with the help of our season sponsors, Classical Strings of Harrisville, PetsFirst! Wellness Center of Brigham City, BrainTrainUT of South Ogden & Logan, Edge Orthodontics of Brigham City, and Cache Valley Endocrine & Diabetes Center. Our funding also includes the George S and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, and the Utah Arts & Museums with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Allison Cook
Allison Cook, a senior at Mountain Crest High School, loves animals, camping, music, and hanging out with friends. She has studied the flute for eleven years, under both Rebecca Fuller and Cindy Henderson. She has received many awards and recognitions performing with her flute including Superior rating at the National Federation of Music Clubs' competition, 2nd place at the 2017 Young Artists' Cup, as well as the 2017 Cache Valley South Town's Got Talent Show. She was also the winner of the talent section of the 2018 Cache Valley Distinguished Young Woman Pageant. Allison is currently in her second year with the Northern Utah Youth Symphony, and enjoys working with so many great young musicians! She is delighted to share her talents with so many people.


Announcements: Abravanel Hall and Concert Day Schedule

Concert Day Schedule

Logan High School Auditorium, Saturday February 23, 2019
Arrive and set up 1:00 pm
NUYS Rehearsal 2:00 to 3:15 pm
NUYCO Rehearsal 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Concert 5:00 to appx 6:10 pm

Abravanel Hall
I've had several people ask about the schedule for March 4th. We have not had word yet on what our schedule will be, but for those of you who haven't gone before, it is a daytime festival, and we will either be assigned the morning or the afternoon session, so our schedule


01 February 2019

A Few Announcements


1. Our February 23 Concert at Logan High School will be at 5 pm. I will have a press release, and all the details about our schedule that day, including call times, before next week. 

2. If you are missing rehearsal tomorrow or sometime in the future, please use the attendance form! Thanks!

3. Regular schedule tomorrow. 8:30 to 11:00. Help with setup is greatly appreciated. Outside doors will be unlocked from 8 to 11:30.

4. If you still have Lark Ascending music, please be sure to turn it in tomorrow. We will not be performing it.

5. We have a guest clinician working with our brass tomorrow! Welcome, Liz Graden! 



18 January 2019

Quick Reminder


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!



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!


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

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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
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!



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)
Name of piece
Arranger (if applicable)
Accompanist (if applicable)
Time considerations (do you need to go first, or later in the program)

Thanks, everyone! See you tomorrow!



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!