08 January 2009

LYS Extra Reminder -- Rehearsal This Saturday

How quickly the last month has gone!  I just know you've been practicing like crazy... or at least practicing!
As usual, this is Julie Gardner, Managing Director of Lincoln Youth Symphony.  For previous emails (or to read this one in another location), see the Lincoln Youth Symphony Blog, our Weekly Rehearsal Report, here.
Future Rehearsal Schedule
Important: There will be rehearsal Every Saturday from now until the concert Feb 28 and the trip to Abravanel Hall March 2. This includes MLK and President's Day weekends. The music is simply too challenging to skip any more Saturdays. Please arrange your schedules accordingly, and thank you in advance for any sacrifices you might make for the benefit of the group. As usual, if you need to talk about missing a rehearsal, please contact me. The calendar on the website is correct. Here is the link: http://lincolnyouthsymphony.googlepages.com/calendar
Christmas Break Homework... Did you remember to number your measures?
Remember your Christmas Break homework to number your measures in the Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, please. With a PENCIL, write the measure number at the beginning of each line. Do not number every measure. It's too messy. Just so we are all on the "same page," and we don't have interesting experiences, here are the measure numbers at certain places in each piece of music:
Beethoven Prometheus Overture:
17 Allegro con brio
49 Rehearsal A
81 Rehearsal B
113 Rehearsal C
141 Rehearsal D
165 Rehearsal E
197 Rehearsal F
229 Rehearsal G
253 Rehearsal H
283 Last Measure
Tchaikovsky 2nd Movement:
42 Rehearsal A
75 Rehearsal B
98 Rehearsal C
126 Piu mosso, Key change
142 Rehearsal D
199 Tempo 1, Key change
304 Last Measure
I'm excited to see everyone again!
Regular Saturday rehearsals begin again This Weekend, January 10. Rehearsals are from 8:30 (think 8:20) to 11:00 am. Thank you for being on time!  This means call time is 8:20 since you should arrive 5-10 minutes early to set up and be ready for downbeat at 8:30. If you are one of those consistently late people, just plan to leave 10 minutes earlier than you need to; then you will be on time! :)
As you already know, if you will not be attending a rehearsal, or will be leaving early or coming late, please contact me at 435.723.8262 or reply to this email. It is really disconcerting when someone doesn't come without letting us know. Thank you for your courtesy! I try to make it very easy to provide notification, and I appreciate it when people let me know. You are wonderful!
No Longer Boring but Highly Interesting... Maybe
We are currently revising our fundraising scheme for this year, hoping for a benefit concert that will draw more than just members of the orchestra and their families. Please take the Gala Fundraising Dinner (Feb 21) off your schedule for now and stay tuned for further information. We are putting together a committee to address this, so please contact me if you are interested. We need all the new blood we can get! :)
Get Well Soon!
Linda Hansen (trombone) had surgery on her shoulder on Christmas Eve just a few days after (but not because of) playing in the Weber State Univ Honor Band. She must have had a wonderful vacation! We wish Linda a full and happy recovery and look forward to seeing her again in February!
Please contact me with any questions: Julie Gardner, 435.723.8262, GJulieKay@gmail.com, or check out the calendar on the website here (please inform me of any technical difficulties).
Julie Gardner
John Findlay


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