16 October 2007

Saturday Report: October 13th, 2007

Hello Parents and Musicians!

This is Julie Gardner, Managing Director. I can be reached at 435-723-8262 or GJulieKay@juno.com if you have any questions.
Grocery Season is Upon Us!
Now is the time to buy Grocery Certificates!
As you stock up at the case lot sales and get ready for Thanksgiving, take a moment to support the Symphony at the same time. It's painless! Contact Valerie Neslen vneslen@byu.net, 435-723-8603, or pick up a green flyer at the rehearsal this Saturday.
Are you collecting credit card points? We are looking for someone to coordinate certificate sales for LYS. If you'd like to know how this might work to your advantage, contact Valerie Neslen vneslen@byu.net, 435-723-8603
Remember November 3rd Calendar Change:
Weeks we do not have rehearsals at ACYI: October 27 (UEA), November 24 (Thanksgiving)
Our calendar lists November 3rd as a week off, but we will be having rehearsal November 3rd. Write it on your calendars, and plan to come. It will be business as usual -- just at the Box Elder High School band room.
Attendance Issues:

If you will not be at a rehearsal, we must know ahead of time. Remember, oftentimes your reasons for missing a rehearsal reflect your level of commitment. There are folks who make regular sacrifices to be at these rehearsals. We all need the same level of commitment.

So, if you need to miss, make it for a good reason, and let me know. It's easy. Just send me an email and take care of it now!!!!!

Commitment is extremely important. We expect you to be on time and stay for the duration of each rehearsal. If you have three absences or late arrivals, the conductors have the option of asking you to leave. There will be no refund.
Rehearsal Report:

We had a great rehearsal Saturday morning. Welcome to our new trumpet player, Keri Hunter and to our new clarinet player, Tami Hunter!

Thanks to the Cellos who followed through and brought Treats to Share in behalf of the violas, cellos & basses. The chips and carrot sticks hit the spot.
Next week's Treats: Woodwinds & Brass!

Our chairs have been filling up. It's been fantastic! We are still looking for:

* Two More Horns
* One Trumpet
* Two Bassoons
* A Timpanist
* More Violas, Cellos, Basses (Always more violas)
* Any other interested string players

These positions are open until filled, but with only a few more rehearsals before the concert, string auditions will close Oct 20th.

We are willing to work with brass & woodwinds who are involved in Marching Band Competitions.
Auditions at rehearsals each Saturday for Strings 7:45 am; for Winds/Percussion 8:45 am. Contact me for more information.
Next Week, October 20th:
Refreshments -- the healthier the better! -- Woodwinds and Brass.

String rehearsal will again start at 8:00 am.
Winds do not need to arrive until 9:00 am. This is our last sleep in for the Winds! (See November 3rd below).

We will do the Schubert at 9:00, so if you don't play in the Mozart, you can make arrangements to leave by about 10:30.

No Rehearsal Oct 27th.

When we meet again on November 3rd, we'll be at Box Elder HS Band Room. Winds & Brass will begin at 8:00 am. Strings and winds will meet separately the first hour. Winds will rehearse the Mozart first. People who only play in Schubert only can arrive at 8:20 am.
Concerto Auditions:
Those interested in performing a concerto with the orchestra have already contacted me. We are pleased to announce that the date of this audition will be Saturday, January 5th. More information will follow soon.

The URL is: http://LincolnYouthSymphony.googlepages.com
Membership Fees:
Does anyone want to fund a scholarship for an LYS musician? If you'd like to help out, please contact me. The original Deadline for Making Arrangements or submitting payments on your Membership Fees has passed.

If you haven't paid or if you haven't let us know what your payment plan is, we must know. If you are having trouble making this payment, please talk to us.

Please take care of this as soon as possible! LYS for the year is $100; family cap is $150.
Just copy, paste into an email, fill out and send me this:

(Name) ___________________ cannot pay in full at this time. I will make a down payment of ________on (date) ________ and _______ monthly payments of ______ .
Vacancy on the Board:

The Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society is looking for a new Secretary to serve on the board. Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm downstairs in the Brigham City Library.

Our previous secretary, Marsha Stokes, has accepted the position of Executive Director. She is also Manager & Conductor of the Lake Bonneville Community Symphony. She has created fantastic templates and has made it as simple as possible for a new secretary to step in to the post.

We are also looking for people to help with Grant Writing.
Gala Fundraiser and Silent Auction
Our Gala Fundraiser and Silent Auction is coming up February 9th. We need volunteers to help collect auction items, coordinate entertainment, and make it a successful fundraiser. We are in dire need of new music, and this is a chance to make a difference in the lives of our musicians. Please contact me if you are interested in helping, Julie Gardner: GJulieKay@juno.com, 435-723-8262. Thanks!
Groceries, Anyone?

Valerie Neslen brought flyers to us for the Kent's (Brigham & Tremonton) and Smith's (All Locations) gift certificate fundraising efforts. The Community Symphony began buying these certificates during Peach Days rehearsals with great success. I know that she has some certificates on hand, and that there are also cards available for Smith's. Our organization gets 5-10% back on all the certificates we buy, and they can be used like cash at these grocery stores--even in the pharmacy and at the pump at Smith's. The Symphonic Society's goal is to raise at least $5000 total with this fundraiser this year. There is no limit to what we can make with this, and LYS will directly benefit--all certificates purchased by LYS members are credited to us. All you have to do is be someone who buys groceries, prescriptions, or gas! What a great way to budget your money!

Parents, ask your musicians for that flyer... Let's pull together and make this work!

Valerie is still looking for a parent volunteer from LYS to be her LYS coordinator. Please contact Valerie Neslen vneslen@byu.net, 435-723-8603 for certificates or more information on volunteering as the coordinator. Thank You!

Make it a Great Day!


Julie Gardner
John Findlay
James Arbizu

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