28 October 2007

Saturday Report: October 27th, 2007

Hello Parents and Musicians!

This is Julie Gardner, Managing Director. I can be reached at 435-723-8262 or GJulieKay@juno.com if you have any questions.

I hope no one came for rehearsal yesterday...

And I hope you had the chance to sleep in. I enjoyed it!

This will be a short Saturday Report.

Mostly, I want to let you know about something:

The Utah Symphony Youth Guild family membership fee goes from $15 to $20 after October 31, which is this Wednesday. This is a fabulous opportunity for families. You can check coats or play in the "lobbyfest," usher, or take backstage tours, and receive free tickets to the symphony. Check out their website. We joined, and we're excited about it. I'm sure it also looks great on a college application resume... Go to:

http://www.usoeducation.org/ scroll to the bottom of the page for the link to the membership form.

Things to remember:

Remember November 3rd Calendar Change:

Rehearsal will be held this Saturday at 8:00 am -- at the Box Elder High School band room. Please note the change in location! We need Strings and Winds to arrive at the same time, ready to
play by 8:00 am.

Remember: On Time means early enough to be in your seat and ready to play by 8:00 am. I know we can do better!

Be watching for one other possible calendar change: We may be scheduling a rehearsal Wednesday, November 28th to make up for the November 24th Thanksgiving weekend rehearsal. It really depends on how things go at rehearsals, so practice hard! Our concert is coming up quickly... December 1st!

Remember: Attendance is Important

Thanks for being so good about letting me know when you won't be at rehearsal, or need to leave early. Things run so much more smoothly that way.

If you will not be at a rehearsal, we must know ahead of time. Remember, oftentimes your reasons for missing a rehearsal reflect your level of commitment. There are folks who make regular sacrifices to be at these rehearsals. We all need the same level of commitment.

Commitment is extremely important. We expect you to be on time and stay for the duration of each rehearsal. If you have three absences or late arrivals, the conductors have the option of asking you
to leave
. There will be no refund.

Empty Chairs

Our chairs have been filling up. It's been fantastic! We are still looking for 2 more horns, 1 more trumpet, 2 bassoons, a timpanist, more strings (especially violas, cellos, and basses).

These positions are open until filled, but with only a few more rehearsals before the concert, people auditioning at this point may be asked to wait until December 8th to start coming, depending on how wonderful they are and how badly we need them.

We are willing to work with percussion, brass & woodwinds who are involved in Marching Band Competitions. Auditions at rehearsals each Saturday at 7:45 am. Contact me for more information. You can send your friends to our website if they have questions: http://lincolnyouthsymphony.googlepages.com or tell them to google it!

Next Rehearsal, November 3rd:

At Box Elder HS. If you haven't been there before, it's at 4th South and 6th West, straight North from ACYI. Park on 4th South and enter through the odd looking door on the South Side of the Building... :)

Refreshments -- the healthier the better! (I guess that's a note for me!) -- John, James & Julie.

Strings rehearsal will still start at 8:00 am.

Winds need to arrive at 8:00 am. There will be a separate winds rehearsal in the Choir room. No more sleeping in!

For Other information that was in last week's Saturday Report, go to the website and click on Weekly Rehearsal Report on the left sidebar.

The URL is: http://LincolnYouthSymphony.googlepages.com

Don't forget to send money with your kids to rehearsals to buy Grocery Certificates.

Make it a Musical Day!


Julie Gardner

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