10 February 2009

LYS Saturday Report -- February 7th, 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. I really honestly change this email every week, so if you are a skim reader, you may miss something! :)
Remember that there will be rehearsal Every Saturday from now until the concert Feb 28 and the trip to Abravanel Hall Monday, March 2. This includes President's Day weekend. We will also be modifying the time schedule for the next three rehearsals. This Saturday, there will be a cello sectional starting at 8:00 a.m. The following two Saturdays, rehearsal will begin at 8:00 am for everyone. The calendar on the website has been updated to reflect these changes. Here is the link: http://lincolnyouthsymphony.googlepages.com/calendar
This week
This coming Saturday February 14th, we will have a cello sectional at 8:00 am. Everyone else needs to come in and set up quietly. Let's warm up in the hallway so the cellos have quiet for their sectional. :) We will start regular rehearsal at 8:30 am. Please Note: On February 21 & 28, rehearsals will start at 8:00 am. Plan to be there 10 minutes early to get set up and ready to play by 8.
Last Week
This past Saturday, February 7th, we had regular rehearsal with Gayle Mansfield. (Thank you Gayle!) Her favorite saying: Practice Hard; Don't Practice Hardly.  We hope Mr. Findlay had a fabulous time at the convention in St. George.
We also passed out permission slips for the Abravanel Hall trip (see below). Everyone needs to return the bottom portion of that slip!.
Gala Tickets
Thanks to all who turned in ticket money last Saturday. Please have final numbers to me by this Saturday, February 14th (happy Valentine's Day). We need the money in advance, unless you have made special arrangements with me. Remember, each ticket you took - and signed for - is like cash. You need to return money for each ticket. All unsold tickets need to be returned before the dinner. We need to give the caterer one week's notice on how many people are coming, so the ticket sale deadline is February 14th (this weekend). Please collect money in advance. Each ticket is $15.
This Saturday, there will be a sign-up for volunteers to host and serve. Volunteers will receive a free meal. Please be sure people write checks to LBSS or Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society.
Thank you so much for your support in this endeavor! Remember, there is a $25 gift card to the location of your choice for the LYS musician who sells the most tickets. Kandra P. is our frontrunner right now. She sold 32 tickets last weekend. Way to Go, Kandra! :)
Abravanel Hall
Last Saturday, I passed out permission slips and letters for your schools. I have uploaded a PDF copy here in case you need another. If you are unable to leave school for the whole time, please look into having your parents bring you. We are small in numbers this year, and we need every warm body! 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 perform from 11:00 to 11:30, then we will go into the lobby with our instruments for a photograph (bring $10 to order your photo!). We will board the bus again after our pictures - 12:30 pm at the latest. In Abravanel Hall, we have specific assigned rows for small cases, large cases, and for sitting. I will give you more details closer to the time!
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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