If you haven't already paid your portion for the pictures, please do. $10 cash or check to LBSS. I have about 22 people who, according to my records, haven't paid yet. I am pretty crunched for time as I pull all the loose ends together, so there will not be a separate email for those who haven't paid yet.
We have rental music in our folders - Rhapsody in Blue. It is SUPER important that we have EVERY folder turned in tomorrow after the concert. (Tour people will be given folders at their first rehearsal, May 6). My big black box will be there ready for your folders!
It seems trite to send this in an email, but we want you to know about this. Our condolences to the Kaminsky family. The obituary and information on Meagan (Cello) Kaminsky's dad funeral is here:
Concert dress is formal concert black, and the official description from the website is here:
Logistics for tomorrow:
Do not go into the commons area. Enter the school from the south door if possible. I will tell you when you arrive where to put your cases etc. We need to stay in the Auditorium area only, except when instructed for our pictures. There are auditions happening in the drama room, and a recital in the choir room.
Pictures: Because of the rain, each orchestra will be divided into groups and the groups will be photo-shopped into a full group picture for each orchestra. Our photographer has been given permission to use a staircase in the commons area to take the pictures, with a promise that you will be super quiet! Each of 7 groups in NUYS will have about 5 minutes for their picture to be taken. The groups have been pre-selected for the different instruments to be in the right places in the picture. We will all have to be incredibly cooperative. Pictures are scheduled to start at 6pm, so after rehearsal, please get ready quickly, or come ready before rehearsal. This is going to be super picture! :)
See you all tomorrow! Please arrive between 3 and 3:45 and be ready to rehearse at 4. We will need lots of help setting up!