19 January 2008

LYS Gala Update & Saturday Report Jan 19th, 2008


I sent this a few minutes ago, and it seems to have met with catastrophic failure! Rather frustrating... so, here goes another attempt. :)

This is Julie Gardner, Managing Director, 435.723.8262, LincolnYouthSymphony@gmail.com or GJulieKay@juno.com.

Website: http://LincolnYouthSymphony.googlepages.com

Remember to email me if you will not be coming or you will be leaving early. You may not know it, but I take roll every week!

Gala Fundraiser: Friday, February 8th, 2008

Remember, you have two tickets each and you must treat them like money . Every ticket must be accounted for (or I'll get in trouble!), and all checks and cash that you have collected so far must be turned in at the next rehearsal. Final count needs to be in to the caterer one week ahead, so January 31st.

We have a menu! The Dutch oven dinner will be a choice of pork spare ribs or barbeque chicken, dutch oven potatoes, glazed carrots, salad, roll, and cobbler for dessert. It's going to be well worth it, and fun. So sell those tickets!

Ticket details:

  • For the LYS musician who sells the most tickets, there will be a $20 gift check to the store of your choice.
  • Please email me with how many tickets you've sold.
  • We can sell up to 200 tickets for the 6:00 dinner, and we've only handed out about 140, so I will have more tickets next Saturday.
  • It's okay if you sell extra tickets - bring the money and I'll trade it for tickets - but if you've sold a whole bunch, let me know ahead of time!
  • LYCO musicians are selling tickets too, and competing for their own $20 prize.
  • I will keep a running total on the website, and we can see who the front runner is for the prize!
If you know someone who will donate an item or service that can be auctioned or made into a door prize, go for it! We can give receipts for tax-deductible donations. Several moms are also contacting local businesses for donations of door prizes and auction items -- Thanks, ladies!

My mother-in-law will be
donating a quilt - and maybe two quilts - who do you know that makes hand-crafted things?

We will need people to help set up, serve food, and clean up. Everyone is expected to participate in some way. Those who don't sign up at the next rehearsal will be contacted by telephone with an assignment.

The entertainment is important as well. Here are some details:
  • It will be "background" music, so people will not be expected to stop visiting while you perform.
  • It does not necessarily need to be classical. However, any entertainment must be cleared with me.
  • I will need the name(s) of performer(s), approximate length of time, and the title/style of what you are doing so we can create a pleasant program with a nice flow.
  • If you have another talent you would like to share, we ask that it be music oriented and that you keep it clean... NOTHING even REMOTELY off-color.
  • This is a great opportunity to perform for a more casual audience. This can be solo & ensemble music, or simply a practice performance opportunity.
In a few minutes, I will be sending a separate email you can forward to people you might want to sell tickets to. There will be an attachment with a printable flyer suitable for a bulletin board in your music studio, for instance. Be sure to write your name and phone number in the blank so you can sell the ticket and get the credit!

If you have ideas or questions or wish to be involved in a large or small way, please contact me GJulieKay@juno.com or our fabulous board member and Gala chairperson Tamera Terry office@infovets.com.

Upcoming dates and changes to remember:
January 26th, Regular rehearsal.
February 2nd, NO rehearsal. This is UMEA and every music teacher in the state will be in St. George! This is a change from the original schedule.
February 8th, Gala Fundraiser.

February 9th, Regular Rehearsal

February 16th, YES rehearsal
. This is in exchange for the week off for UMEA. It's President's Day Weekend, and I'm sorry about that. Life can be tough sometimes!
This is also a change from the original schedule.
February 23rd, Regular Rehearsal

March 1st, Dress Rehearsal, 8:00 a.m.

March 1st, Concert 7:00 pm
at Box Elder HS Auditorium, tickets at the door: $1 for children up to 11 & seniors; $2 for ages 12 & up.
March 8th, Regular Rehearsal

March 10th, Abravanel Hall
. I will give you more Information as I receive it.
These dates are now correct on the website.
Since there was no rehearsal today, there is nothing to report about it. :)

Our Next Rehearsal: January 26th, 2008
Everyone needs to be at rehearsal at 8:00 am.

Sell tickets. Bring money!
Remember: Second Violins for treats. Sigh.

Membership Fees
I mailed membership information packets to people that I suspected hadn't received one, and I hope to have all membership fee issues resolved very soon. Perhaps we'll even find out who the unallocated membership fee belongs to! (See below)
VERY IMPORTANT:  Unallocated Membership Fee: We still have one fee that was paid in September and the last name on the check was Anderson; we are not sure who to credit that payment to . If it was you, or you have an idea of who it might be from, please let me know! Thanks. :)

Grocery Certificates
If you email me back with what you'd like, I can have grocery certificates at the next rehearsal for you. I will only have them at rehearsal if you prearrange for them. Please participate in this program. It is a painless way to raise money for the youth symphony. More information at http://LincolnYouthSymphony.googlepages.com. Click on "Fundraising" on the left sidebar.
Julie Gardner
John Findlay
James Arbizu

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