15 January 2009

LYS Saturday Report -- January 10th, 2009

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
This Saturday, January 17th, we will have a guest conductor for our rehearsal. Gayle Mansfield is going to do her best to be there for the rehearsal, and I hope she makes it... If she doesn't, then I will be your guest conductor!  Won't that be fun? 
Our condolences go to Mr. Findlay and his family. His grandma passed away a few days ago and he will be in Ephraim with his family this Saturday for the funeral. We hope he has a safe trip!
Did you remember to number your measures? Please do it this week. To check if your numbers are right, read past emails on the blog by clicking here.
It was great to get back in the swing of things with you last Saturday.
We had a fun rehearsal! I love making music on a Saturday Morning. It's just the right thing to be doing. :)
Jana Gardner has resigned her position as principal flute to go to Weber State University for Early College and intense music studies. It was a rather sudden departure, and we wish her well. Jessica & Kandra did a great job trading off on the principal parts last weekend. Bravo, Girls! :) Thanks to Cami Dilg's continued support on French Horn; and let's keep talking to that bassoonist... You never know, "It could happen!"
Speaking of Bassoon, last Saturday we handed out the Tchaikovsky bassoon part to the cellos. If you weren't there, ask me for it this Saturday. There will be auditions for the solo at the end, so practice! This week we will also hand out the bassoon part for the Beethoven since we have a few holes that we need the cellos to fill in that piece as well. Thank you, cellos (and everyone, for that matter), for your willingness to work so hard.
Just a reminder: 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. Thank you in advance 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!
A Highly Interesting - and important - Tidbit
We are still revising our fundraising scheme for this year, and have made some progress toward a benefit concert that will draw more than just members of the orchestra and their families. Remember: 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. I know how many excited people are going to email me about this. I can feel it in my bones! Really, "It could happen!" :)
Please contact me with any questions: Julie Gardner, 435.723.8262, GJulieKay@gmail.com, or check out the calendar on the website here.
Julie Gardner
John Findlay


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