08 December 2007

LYS Saturday Report, December 8th, 2007

Hello Parents and Musicians!

This is Julie Gardner, Managing Director, 435.723.8262 or GJulieKay@juno.com. Access past LYS Saturday Reports, fundraising, calendar, membership, etc., by clicking "weekly rehearsal report" on the Lincoln Youth Symphony website: http://LincolnYouthSymphony.googlepages.com

Remember to email me about attendance. This means a missed rehearsal, or if you will be leaving early or coming late, and please be choosy about what constitutes a "good reason to miss."

For the most part, everyone has been fantastic about letting me know!

Commitment makes this orchestra thrive! Block out Saturdays for the year. Tell people you are already booked. 

We have just one more rehearsal this month before the break.

Here's hoping that everyone taking the ACT survived this morning.  These are the people I know of that missed for that reason: Josh, Amylee, Sonee, Nathan S, and Andrea. I hope that the test went well for you! :)
If you missed this morning and didn't let me know why, please do.
Thanks to the wonderful people who brought their renegade music this morning! Hannah, please remember to bring yours next week, and Cameron, please give your music to Shannon ASAP!  Thanks a million!

Today's Rehearsal: Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Thanks for the well-attended rehearsal this morning!  You are a pleasure to work with.
WELCOME to our new violinist Erik Nilson from Weber High. Very glad to have you!
And WELCOME to Cherie Bennett, our percussionist. Glad to have you back!
We had fun sightreading today. For the record, we played 12 pieces:
St Lawrence Overture, Washburn
Gipsy Overture, Isaac 
Ballet Suite, Shostakovich
March & Minuet, Handel
Die Meistersinger, Wagner
March of Homage, Liszt
Festival March, von Weber
Fugue in g minor, Bach
Hungarian Dance No. 1, Brahms
London Symphony, Haydn
Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah, Saint-Saens
Fourth Symphony, Third Movement, Tchaikovsky
Many of these pieces are arrangements and we knew we were simply sightreading for fun, but sightreading is a fabulous skill. We checked out one piece of music to take home: Hungarian Dance by Brahms. We will also be checking out Bacchanale by Saint-Saens next week. The 3rd movement of Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony will be checked out as soon as we work out the transpositions and missing parts, hopefully by next week.
We will be choosing from these for our trip to Abravanel Hall on March 10th.
The final piece(s) for our next concert (March 1) will be a concerto (or two) from our concerto auditions on January 5th. I will send a separate email with details about this sometime this week.
Unfortunately, the Violas, Cellos, and Basses didn't have a chance to "organize" treats, and there was no food! So they get to try again next week
If you meant to audition this morning and didn't make it, you can still come next week. We'll see you at 7:45! Call or email with any questions. (We had one new violin, but I was expecting one other violin and a viola this morning.)

Don't forget, we are still trying to fill seats in the brass section -- horns, another trumpet, a tuba or bass trombone. Let's expand our ability to play fabulous music by filling all our seats!

Next Week
Our rehearsal time will again be 8:00 am for everyone.
We are relying on the Violas, Cellos, and Basses for treats. We get one more chance! Let's have at least something that's healthy. I already have cups and napkins left over from those great treats from the 1st and 2nd violins, so I'll bring them along.
As we continue to plan for the rest of the year, we will be sightreading a couple more pieces next week: Beethoven's 5th Symphony, 1st movement, and the Capriccio Espanol by Rimsky-Korsakov. Fun! 
Music Inventory
We are looking into a big Music Inventory Computer Laptop Party to find out what's in the Golden Spike Youth Symphony filing cabinets sometime during the Christmas Break.  I'll let you know when and where as soon as I know!  (Laptop not required.)
Membership Fees
If you have not paid or made arrangements for your membership fee, I will begin contacting each of you on an individual basis soon.
Thanks very much to those who have saved me the trouble by contacting me instead. You are a blessing in my life!
VERY IMPORTANT:  Unallocated Membership Fee: We still have one fee that was paid in September and the last name on the check was Andersonwe are not sure who to credit that payment to. If it was you, or you have an idea of who it might be from, please let me know! Thanks. :)
If you purchased grocery certificates at the concert, you know by now how easy it is. If we make this an ongoing fundraiser, it can make a big difference. I will have green flyers for the grocery fundraisers at rehearsal. Please participate in this program. It is a painless way to raise money for the youth symphony. More information at http://lincolnyouthsymphony.googlepages.com. Click on "Fundraising" on the left sidebar.
Our Silent Auction and Gala Fundraising Dinner will be February 9th. If you are willing to help with this, please let me know.
Julie Gardner
John Findlay
James Arbizu 

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