22 May 2022

Re: End of Year Wrap-Up - NUYCO

Ah! I forgot the coolest part of the entire email. Check out the NUYCO Google Photo Album for cool photos throughout the year - and for those of you who didn't go on Tour, you can get super excited for next year. :)

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173


On Sun, May 22, 2022 at 2:31 PM Josie Anderson <chamber@northernutahyouthsymphony.org> wrote:
Hello families! Maestro and I just wanted to wrap up the year, now that the Tour is over (sob). What an amazing year it was!

First of all, watch Maestro's send-off video! Make sure you watch to the end... 

Please look at the attached photos and confirm none of the Lost and Found items are yours! Everyone should look through the photos, whether you went on Tour or not. And if you came home from a rehearsal or the Tour that doesn't belong to you, let me know and I'll help find the owner!

We hope to see ALL of you again in the fall! Just to keep you apprised of the typical schedule... 
--- An audition excerpt will be available by July. You will need to perform that during your audition, along with a major scale and a minor scale (1-2 octaves each) and a 60 second solo of your choice. You can start practicing the scales and solo now and then work on the excerpt when it is available!
--- In-person auditions will be in August; you are also welcome to send in a video audition. 
--- Rehearsals will start in September. 
--- Retreat is in October! It's almost as fun as Tour. :)
--- Concert in November

Maestro and I hope that you all return to NUYCO in the fall... but if you decide to jump ship and go to NUYS, we will still cheer you on. :) Seriously though, we know you will do great things wherever you are and can't wait to watch you progress. Stay tuned for the audition details!

And please tell your friends about how cool NUYCO and NUYS are! We would love to grow our membership. 

Thanks! See you in August!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

27 April 2022

Tour Publicity Info

I have started advertising for Tour and would love your help! Please send any of this information to your friends, families, neighbors, and their dog! Let's get tons of people to this concert.


This is what I'm sending with the image: "Hello! The Northern Utah Youth Chamber Orchestra is coming to Pocatello for a special tour performance in May, conducted by Pocatello's own Nathan West! It will be free of charge and full of great music. All are invited. Save the date - see picture for details! We hope to see you there!

Posters and a Facebook post-sized image are attached below. 

Let me know if you have any questions or anything else I may be able to help with!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

26 April 2022

Concert Wrap-Up, Lost and Found, Tour Update - NUYCO

Hi families, what a fabulous concert. Thanks for everything you did to help us. If you volunteered your time either setting up or striking the stage, please let me know so we can track the volunteer hours! 

Please read the following two paragraphs to your NUYCO members.

From me (Josie): Wow, could we have ended the season any better than we did? You had the chance to play with NUYS *and* earn a standing ovation. My favorite part of the entire night (I had so many favorites but this was the top) was watching each of you soak in the standing ovation. I could almost see you thinking, "Woah, this is for me because I did something really cool. They really liked my music." You're right, they did. Fantastic job.

From Maestro: Great concert! Wonderful way to cap off a great season. For those not going on tour, have a great summer. I look forward to seeing your auditions, whether for NUYCO or NUYS. For those going on tour, we're back at it at 9:00 AM on Saturday, in the gym, reviewing opera concert music!

Lost and found items from the concert (see attached photos)...
- Brave Theater Company (Bountiful High School) t-shirt - I found this in my bag after the concert, but it is not my shirt. Haha.
- Gray girls coat, two rows of buttons.
- Black cashmere scarf left at Logan High School in February.
- The button, shoes, and microfiber cloth were found together in the NUYCO section of the balcony. The water bottle owner has been found. :)

Tour rehearsals start on Saturday! April 30 and May 7, 9-11 AM, Promontory gym. See you then!

Auditions for the 2022-23 year will be in August. Stay tuned!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

25 April 2022

Concert tonight!

Greetings NYUS and Families,

Just a few reminders about our concert tonight!

Location: Box Elder High School, (380 S 600 W Brigham City) @ 7:00 pm. Parking is located all around the school. The closest parking to the auditorium is on the south or south east side, but those doors will be locked. The only unlocked doors will be at the main front entrance on the east side.

Schedule:
4:15 - stage setup (I will need help)
4:30 - all symphony members have arrived and unpacking in the auditorium.
4:45 - 5:15 - NUYS Soundcheck
5:15 - Group photo
5:30 - Lord of the Rings run through with NYUCO
6:00 - Move cases into the drama room
7:00 - Concert Begins

Concert Attire:
  • GentlemenBlack tux or equivalent suit, white dress shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black shoes.
  • LadiesBlack dress, formal trouser suit, or blouse & skirt, midriff covered, conservative neckline, skirts & dresses at least tea-length, slits no higher than knee, black stockings, black shoes, accessories & trim in black.
  • If you are going to wear a mask (not required) it needs to be solid black.
Folders: After the concert, please leave your folders in the big black box that will be backstage.  PLEASE DON'T TAKE THEM HOME!

Help: Any help with the stage before and after the concert would be much appreciated!

Don't forget to invite your family and friends! 

See you all tonight!
--
Jayme McKenna | NUYS Managing Director

24 April 2022

Concert TOMORROW!

Hi families! So excited for our concert tomorrow.

Monday, April 25, 7:00 PM, Box Elder High School (380 S 600 W Brigham City)

Share the Facebook event and like our Facebook page! Invite all your friends and family!

Use the main entrance (east side of the building) to access the auditorium. 

We will unpack in the auditorium first; after 6 pm, we can move the cases into the drama room. So when you arrive, just come into the auditorium!

Parking is located all around the school. The closest parking to the auditorium is on the south or south east side, but those doors will be locked. The only unlocked doors will be at the main front entrance on the east side. I suggest parking in that area. :)

5:15 NUYCO call time (you arrive)
5:30 Lord of the Rings with NUYS
5:45-6:30 NUYCO sound check
6:30 NUYCO photo on stage
7:00 Concert begins

DRESS
Girls - white shirt, black skirt/pants (the longer the skirt, the better). Black socks (cover the ankles). Black shoes. 
Boys - white shirt, black pants. Black socks (cover the ankles). Black shoes. Non-distracting tie.

And last but not least... We will need help setting up and cleaning up in the auditorium and on the stage. If you can come early or stay late, we would surely appreciate it!

Let me know if you have any questions!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

19 April 2022

Final rehearsal, a party, and concert info

Hello NUYS!

Can you believe we only have one more rehearsal left for this year?  Time sure flies when you are having fun.  I'm sending this message out early because I need everyone to make sure their schedules are clear for this final rehearsal.  Parents, if you could help us out on this we would appreciate it.  Last week's practice was a struggle because we were missing so many people, and we can't afford to have another one like that right before the concert!  We are also planning to extend the rehearsal a little longer just in case we need to work our a few bugs (practice at home and there won't be as many bugs to fix. 😁) 

Here is the schedule for this Saturday:
8:00 - Doors Unlock
8:30-9:00 - Vaugh Williams (winds/brass/percussion can sleep in)
8:45 - Winds/Brass/Percussion arrive
9:00 - 9:30 - Lord of the Rings with Chamber 
9:30 - 10:30 - Concert Run Through in concert order:
- Poet and the Peasant
- Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto
- Beethoven Violin Concerto
- American Salute
10:30 - 11:30 - Touch ups as needed.
11:30 - 12:30 - End of the year party!

End of Year Party: Please join us for our end of year celebration! We will be handing out our Senior certificates, maybe play some games, and reminisce about the year.   Please bring snacks to share.  

April 25th - Concert: Box Elder High School (380 S 600 W, Brigham City).  Use the main entrance (South-West side of the building) to access the auditorium.  We are still working out where to unpack your cases, so stay tuned for that.  There is plenty of parking around the building.  

Schedule has changes slightly. Please make note of the new times:

4:15 - Begin stage setup (I will need help!!)
4:40 - NYUS members on stage! (Dressed in concert attire)
4:45 - 5:15 - Sound check
5:15 - 5:30 - Group Photo
5:30 - 5:45 - Lord of the Rings with Chamber
5:45 - 6:30 - NUYCO Soundcheck and Group Photo
6:30 - House doors open
7:00 - Concert begins
8:45 - Everyone has left the building. 

Concert Attire - 
  • Gentlemen: Black tux or equivalent suit, white dress shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black shoes.
  • Ladies: Black dress, formal trouser suit, or blouse & skirt, midriff covered, conservative neckline, skirts & dresses at least tea-length, slits no higher than knee, black stockings, black shoes, accessories & trim in black.
  • If you are going to wear a mask (not required) it needs to be solid black.
Folders - Please leave your folder in the black box at the end of the concert (NO EXCEPTIONS).  We have rental music which needs to be returned ASAP, and I will not have the time to hunt down missing folders.  Please do not take them home. 

That is all for now...

See you all on Saturday!
--
Jayme McKenna | NUYS Managing Director

15 April 2022

Tomorrow's Rehearsal and Concert Information

Hello NYUS family, 

Lots to go over, so please read through everything carefully.  

Rehearsal Schedule for tomorrow:
8:00 - Door unlocked
8:20 - Everyone has arrived and getting warmed up.
8:30 - Down beat
- American Salute
- Lord of the Rings
- Poet and Peasant
- Beethoven (around 9:50) - Trombones/Tuba are excused
- Vaughn Williams (around 10:20) - All winds, brass, and percussion excused
11:00 - Clean up
11:30 - Door locked

We only have two rehearsals left and we need EVERYONE! String, tomorrow you will be getting a NUYCO buddy for LofR so don't leave them hanging...

April 23rd is our final rehearsal followed by a small end of year celebration (more info to come).  Hope you can all stick around to party!

April 25th - Concert Time!! Here is the tentative schedule:
  • 4:00 setup (as always, I need help)
  • 4:50 everyone is on stage ready for sound check
  • 5:00 - 5:30 - NYUS Sound Check
  • 5:45 - 6:30 - NUCOS Sound Check
  • 6:30 - House Opends
  • 7:00 - Concert Begins
  • 8:30ish - Concert end, clean up.
  • 9:00 - Everyone needs to be cleared out of the building. 
I say tentative because we need to figure out a time to rehearse LotR with everyone AND do our group photo.  Schedule may adjust slightly. 

Please help us advertise! We have an amazing program, and it should be shared with as many people as possible.  Here is a link to our Facebook event. 

That is all for now! See you tomorrow!






--
Jayme McKenna | NUYS Managing Director

14 April 2022

Rehearsal and Concert Details - NUYCO

Hey families!

Schedule for Saturday...
- 9:00-9:30 Lord of the Rings with NUYS
- 9:30-9:50 Battalia, all non-solo movements
- 9:50-10:20 Sectionals, mostly Macarena but some Hebrides
10:20-11:00 Macarena and Hebrides
11:05-11:15 Battalia Solo Practice (Anna, Kylee, Katherine, Acacia, Paige, LIly, Molly, Bella, David, Trevor, Yoel, Lucas, Sadie, and Gunner)

Calendar...
- April 16: Regular Rehearsal, 9-11 AM
- April 23: Regular Rehearsal, 9-11 AM
- April 25: Final Concert, call time 5:15 PM, concert 7:00 PM, Box Elder High School
- April 30: Regular Rehearsal for Tour, 9-11 AM (if not going on tour, no need to come)
- May 7:  Regular Rehearsal for Tour, 9-11 AM (if not going on tour, no need to come)
- May 13-14: Pocatello Tour!!!!!

Concert Details...
If I was able to find you on Facebook, I invited you to our Concert event! We'd love it if you would respond and then share it with your friends and family. It would be so cool to pack the auditorium and show everyone how cool NUYCO and NUYS are! The event can be found here and make sure you like our Facebook page here!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

08 April 2022

Tomorrow's rehearsal

Howdy Folks!

Sorry this message is coming a little later than normal.  I hope everyone has had a wonderful Spring Break.  Here is our schedule for tomorrow:

- 8:00: Doors unlocked, help set up.  I need some extra hands today to set up a bunch of extra chairs. 
- 8:30: In your chair, ready to play! No sectionals
8:30 - 9:00: Poet and the Peasant
9:00 - 9:30: Lord of the Rings with NUYCO (why we need to set up extra chairs)
9:30 - 10:00 American Salute
10:00 - 10:30: Beethoven with Mr. West (trombones and tuba are excused)
10:30 - 11:00: Vaugh Williams (rest of winds/brass/percussion are excused)
- 11:00: Help clean up. 

Strings -  You must, must, MUST take time and listen to the Vaughan Williams Oboe concerto.  This piece is the least polished and we only have three rehearsals left.  We don't have time to learn notes and rhythms in rehearsal, that is your responsibility to do at home, but using the recording is going to help speed up this process.  It is such a gorgeous piece, so let us do all we can to make it the very best. 

You are all marvelous, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your spring break.  

Upcoming Important Dates:
April 25th - Concert @ Box Elder High School, 7:00 pm.  Sound check is at 5:00 pm, Call time 4:45 pm. 

See you tomorrow!

--
Jayme McKenna | NUYS Managing Director

06 April 2022

Weekly Email - NUYCO

Hello families!

Schedule for Saturday...
- 9:00-9:30 Lord of the Rings with the Symphony. Please arrive early so we can start on time.
9:30-10:00 Full rehearsal
10:00-10:30 Sectionals (Macarena, especially 1st violins, and Hebrides)
10:30-11:00 Full rehearsal
11:00-11:15 Soloist practice - if you have a solo, please plan to stay after.

If you/your NUYCO member is NOT going on tour, you can stop reading this email. 

TOUR: Please either 1) pay a deposit (at least $15) AND give me the tour permission form OR 2) pay in full AND give me the tour permission form on Saturday!! I will be sending out reminders next week and would love to not have to contact a lot of you. If neither of those options work for you or if you are confused, please reach out and we can chat! If you have already paid and given me the form, disregard this.

Also, I need to know the following, unless you have given me the permission form already. If you have told me in passing, please tell me again!
- if parents are planning on coming on tour and staying with us
- if siblings are coming (strongly discouraged but open for discussion)
- if parents would like to sleep at the West home (siblings sleep elsewhere) - Mitchells and Richardsons, I already know about you

Last but not least... NUYCO members have a chance to perform a solo of their choosing, something they've been working on and have mastered, at our performance on tour. We will perform as a group from 11-11:30 and then there will be a recital with individual performances. If you are interested in performing, please let me know what you would like to perform!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173