16 April 2021

NUYS Announcements for 17 April


I've noticed that we are getting tired and coming later and later! Please be sure to come early so you're ready for the start time of sectionals. It's a short sectional tomorrow, and every minute counts! We can power through these last few weeks and put on a stupendous concert! I believe in you! 

Here's our schedule for tomorrow:
8:00 doors unlock automatically - thanks to those who so consistently come early and help set up! You are wonderful!
8:20 prepare for sectionals
8:30 short sectionals (all separate, strings where we've been sending you, with Fanfare for a minute down the hall)
9:00 Full Orchestra 
Wieniawski will be first, for about a half hour
Capriccio Espagnol
(Mr Dunn is leaving early, at which time Jarom will guest conduct the rest of the rehearsal)
(There will also be a break sometime in there!)
11:00 Pack up and put away
11:30 doors lock automatically

You know the drill with attendance, especially if you are sick or quarantined! Please let me know:
Attendance Form.

Have a most wonderful afternoon! 

Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

Rehearsal Tomorrow

Hello all, just a quick reminder about rehearsal tomorrow! 9:45 - 11:15 AM, like normal. I may not be able to attend rehearsal, so if you have a question for me, please text or email me. Thanks!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

09 April 2021

NUYS Announcements for tomorrow


Tomorrow's rehearsal will look like this: 
8:00 Doors Unlock - come help setup
8:20 Prepare for sectionals
8:30 Sectionals for 40 minutes- including splitting up the strings, and the Fanfare with the brass and percussion. Violin 1 - Entrance Hallway, Violin 2 - across from woodwinds, Viola - stage, Cello - gym, Bass - by the art class
9:15 Full Orchestra
Capriccio first, esp the 4th mvt
Announcements then 5 minute break
Concerto about the last 30 minutes
11:00 Clean up

Thanks, y'all! The time of the concert may shift yet again, but probably only a half hour. Weber high band changed their concert date, so we only need to worry about our Chamber orch and their concert master playing with South Cache MS at 7! What a rollercoaster. 

Have a lovely day! See you tomorrow for our regular rehearsal time, and remember the drill about being sick, quarantined, or absent. Here is the link to the Attendance Form.

Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

02 April 2021

Announcements - Tomorrow's Early Rehearsal and Concert Schedule for May 17th


Reminder: Early rehearsal tomorrow -- 8 to 10 am
7:30 am doors unlock
8:00 Sectionals (half hour)
Brass and Woodwinds in their normal places
Percussion with Brass for all pieces, Fanfare rehearsal during sectional
Violin 1 on Stage
Violin 2 across from woodwinds
Viola in the entry hall
Cello in the gym
Bass by the art room
8:30 Full orchestra will look at spots in pieces in the following order
Capriccio Espagnol
Die Meistersinger
9:55 Clean up
10:15 Doors lock

Schedule for the Concert Day (This is a change!)
In coordination with a couple schools who have conflicts on the day of our concert, and being proactive about other conflicts that might come up, we have  made the following plan for the May 17th Concert at Box Elder High School: 
3:00 pm, set up
3:30 pm, NUYS Short Sound-check Rehearsal
4:15 pm, NUYCO Short Sound-check Rehearsal
5:00 to 6:30 pm, Concert 
Hopefully this gives everyone enough lead time to participate fully. This should eliminate the conflicts that we know about (South Cache MS), and also take care of conflicts we don't know about. For those who do have a concert at 7 pm at WHS, you will be excused from the warm-up call time. That's a good thing! We neeeeed you as much as Mr W neeeeeds you!!!

One other note: 
The state-wide mask mandate is scheduled to expire April 10th. However, we will continue to follow the same guidelines we've already been using.

Thanks, everyone! You are wonderful! Thanks for making this our Miracle Year! 

See you tomorrow.... I hope you've enjoyed your spring break, or will be enjoying it soon, depending on your school schedule. If you are in town during any of this, please be sure to come to rehearsal.

And, as always, use the Attendance Form if you will be missing rehearsal... like if you are sick or have been quarantined (or get to go somewhere).


Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

01 April 2021

Early Rehearsal - NUYCO

Hello! Just a reminder that NUYCO rehearsal will start at 8:15 AM and finish at 9:45 AM Saturday morning (April 3). See you then!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

26 March 2021

NUYS Tomorrow!


Yes, we have rehearsal tomorrow, so if you are going out of town for your spring break, please fill out the Attendance Form! Thank you!

Tomorrow's rehearsal will look like this:
8:00 doors unlock
8:20 get ready for sectionals
8:30 sectionals
Violin 1 - on the stage
Violin 2 - across from the woodwinds
Viola - In the entry hallway
Cellos - in the gym
Basses - by the art room
Brass & Woodwinds - Regular places
Percussion - across from Brass
9:00 Fanfare for the Common Man during sectionals
9:30 Full Orchestra
Die Meistersinger
Capriccio Espagnol
Wieniawski Violin Concerto
11:00 Clean Up
11:30 Doors Lock

NEXT WEEK - Heads up!
Rehearsal will be from 8:00 to 10:00 am. 

Concerto Auditions 
Some of you may be wondering how concerto soloists are chosen. 
If you are interested, go to this link and read the rules, and scroll through past performers and what they played! 

See you all tomorrow! We have contacted the two schools (Mountain Crest and Weber) that we know have concert conflicts with our May 17th concert. Have you checked your school's concert calendar? Are there any others? Now is the time!

Have a great night and see you tomorrow!


Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

19 March 2021

NUYS Announcements!


Concert date & time
We are noticing that there are possible conflicts for some students on May 17th. (There is nothing we can do about the date of the concert; it was essentially assigned to us as the "only available date" when our previous date was bumped for a school musical.)

We are willing to adjust the concert time to work with the people who have conflicts (for instance, one school has their concert that night!). Since we cannot change the date, we are looking at adjusting the time to accommodate our concert and theirs too. PLEASE look at your schedules NOW. This is the time to take care of these issues; they cannot be remedied later! We need to be proactive!

Tomorrow's rehearsal schedule:
8:00 am - Doors unlock; come help set up
8:20 am - Prepare for sectionals
8:30 am - Sectionals as follows:
Strings in the gym
Woodwinds and Brass where they normally go
Percussion on the stage in the Kiva
9:30 am - Full orchestra in the following order:
Wagner - Die Meistersinger
Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol
Wieniawski - Concerto
Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man (ww and strings excused 15-20 minutes early)
11:00 am - Clean up
11:30 am - Doors lock

Heads up: The rehearsal on April 3 will be early! It will begin at 8 am and end at 10. 

Don't forget about the Attendance Form, and don't come if you are sick (with anything) or quarantined. 

See you all tomorrow!!!!


Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

18 March 2021

Mid Week Announcements - NUYCO

Hello families! 

We have two pieces right now - a Brahms and a Bach. The Beethoven piece (the third B) will be handed out in two weeks, probably.

Did you know NUYCO has a Youtube playlist? Mr. West updates it with helpful videos. He has recently added a complete recording of our Brahms piece. Keep an eye out for more selections!

Remember our Private Teachers List (found here, under Our Music Teacher Spreadsheet List)! It is very helpful for your NUYCO member to have a private teacher. This list covers a large area from Bear Lake to Tremonton to Provo and everywhere in between. Check it out and show our local teachers some love!

We don't take a spring break since we have members in so many different schools. We did take March 6 off, so hopefully you were able to do something fun! There are no scheduled breaks until after our concert on May 17. 

We will have an EARLY REHEARSAL on April 3, most likely 8:15 - 9:45 AM. Stay tuned for any changes about that. Thanks for your support and dedication!

 See you on Saturday!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

11 March 2021

NUYS Announcements!


Looking forward to getting together again this Saturday? Great! Let's do it. (Well, I'll be out of town snuggling my new grandson, so you'll have to let me know how it goes!)

We will be doing a sightreading run through of the music, so there will not be sectionals this week.  The Fanfare for the Common Man readthrough will be last. 

For your youtube pleasure, here are the links again to the videos with scores for the music. Mr Dunn highly highly recommends (begs) for you to watch these before Saturday!

Here is Saturday's Schedule:
8 am Doors open - Come help Josie put folders on stands!
8:30 Full Orchestra rehearsal, with break, and with Fanfare to be last 
(Sorry, brass! Hopefully this doesn't kill you off!)
11:00 Clean Up
11:30 Doors Lock

Thanks, everyone, and I'll see you next week!


Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

06 March 2021

Checking in! - NUYS


We are geared up and ready to go for next week! I hope you have had a lovely and well-deserved day off! We worked hard for those 7 weeks to put together our concert, and I felt great about our performance! 

Next week we will jump in and start preparing for our final concert (Monday, May 17th, Box Elder High School).

I thought it might help you to know what is on the program.
Violin Concerto No 2, first movement, by Wieniawski, (1st movement is 11:30) featuring Natalie Nef on Violin

The links to these videos are wonderful because someone with nothing better to do has put scores to the music! Learn which line is yours and follow along. It's pretty cool. And the more we hear this music in the next week, the better prepared we all will be to get started on the music next week. 

For those of you who notice these kinds of things, all the music we have for you to play is in the right key for your instrument, even though the scores are in strange keys.

Let me know if you have any questions! 


Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director