26 February 2009

LYS Saturday Report -- February 21st, 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.
Wow! This week has gone so quickly. I just realized it's Thursday and I haven't written to thank you for the wonderful success of our fundraising dinner last Saturday!  I hope you all had a great evening... I certainly did. Our treasurer said that we raised more than $1300 that evening - all because of your dedication and participation. Thanks to Kandra for working so hard to sell tickets... She'll have to let me know what she would like her $25 gift card for!
Okay... Back to reality!
Here is an update on the rehearsal schedule: 
Please don't forget to bring your permission slip this Saturday for Abravanel Hall.
Remember, this Saturday, February 28th, we will start with Strings only. Austin Weyand will be there to rehearse the Vivaldi Guitar Concerto with us. Arrival time for strings: 7:45 a.m. Please take this seriously. We had almost everyone there on time last week, and it worked out so wonderfully! Once again, we do not want to waste his time! Rehearsal begins: 8:00 a.m. This will not take long if we get started on time! 
Same drill as last week for all others: 8:15 a.m. Rehearsal resumes: 8:30 a.m. sharp! Note for Kandra and Oboes/Horns: We will rehearse the Mozart after the guitar concerto if there is time; if not, we will save it until the end. Thanks for working with us on this!  We are trying not to waste anyone's time!
You are welcome to check the calendar on the website. Here is the link: http://lincolnyouthsymphony.googlepages.com/calendar
Last Saturday
Timing worked out well last Saturday, the rehearsal started on time, although we missed a few people as they left for honor band tryouts. I hope lots of people made it!  We love it when there are so many representatives of LYS in the USU honor band! :)
Once again, thanks to everyone for participating in the dinner last week!  What an enjoyable way to raise some money. Our volunteers did a fabulous job of seating people, filling water, and making everything run smoothly. It must have gone okay, because I didn't have to worry!  Thanks to everyone who collected door prizes, and to the businesses and individuals that donated. I am currently compiling a list for the program on Saturday! :)
Abravanel Hall: Some of this is the same, but it's all important, so I'm including it again.
If you have not returned your permission slip yet, be sure to bring it this Saturday.
Hopefully everyone has a permission slip/information sheet on our trip to Abravanel Hall, March 2, 2009. I have uploaded a PDF copy here in case you need another. If you are unable to leave school for the entire time we will be gone, please look into having your parents bring you. We are small in numbers this year, and we need every warm body on stage!
Our performance time is 11:00 am; if you are not coming on the bus, I need you there by 10:00 am. We will warm up in the Green Room at 10:30 and perform from 11:00 to 11:30, then we will go into the lobby with our instruments for a photograph (bring $10 or a check to Patrick Webster to order your 8 x10 photo!). We will board the bus again after our pictures - 12:30 p.m. at the latest. In Abravanel Hall, because of fire code, we have specific assigned rows for small cases (row 2), large cases (row 30), and for sitting (row 3). I will give you more details closer to the time! I can't wait!  It's going to be fun. :)
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 have been impressed with everyone's communication skills this year!  You are wonderful.
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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