23 September 2008

Saturday Report -- Parent Meeting

I just sent the official Saturday Report and neglected to include a special thanks to everyone who attended our highly entertaining Parent Meeting.
We are very excited for this upcoming year, and appreciate all your generous support and volunteer hours!
If you were unable to attend the meeting, I will have handouts this Saturday for you to take to your parents.
Have a lovely week!
Julie Gardner

LYS Saturday Report -- 20 September 2008

This is Julie Gardner, Managing Director of Lincoln Youth Symphony. If you are receiving this email, you recently joined Lincoln Youth Symphony, or I have not heard definitively that you will not be returning. If you need to read a previous email, they are all available on the Lincoln Youth Symphony Blog, the Weekly Rehearsal Report here.
Regular Saturday rehearsals from 8:30 to 11:00 am began last Saturday. If you will not be attending a rehearsal, or will be leaving early or coming late, please contact me at 435.723.8262 or respond to this email.
Saturday, 20 September 2008
This week, we started slightly late (okay, like almost half and hour!) since we were finishing up auditions. This "late start" will not happen again, so remember that downbeat is 8:30 sharp next week.
We had a lot of fun sight-reading a large stack of music. We made a list on the board and conducted a straw poll to see which pieces were wildly popular among the musicians. We could vote more than once, and the final programming decision was made by our conductor, so it's not really a democracy!
Here is the list of what we played. Numbers are the number of votes for each piece, and bolded pieces have been chosen for our November concert. We will also be playing Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson (which we didn't sight read)!
Haydn's Toy Symphony (4)
Claire de Lune - Debussy (7)
Midnight Beguine - Grundman (10)
Symphony No. 38 - Mozart (7)
Lord of the Dance (11) **we'll be playing this in the Spring concert
Abduction from the Seraglio - Mozart (3)
Alleluia - Mozart (10)
Little Bop Riding Hood (6)
Overture to the Opera Don Juan - Mozart (1)
Mozart Fantasie (5)
St Lawrence Overture - Washburn (5)
Don't forget to invite your friends that play oboe, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, viola, bass, cello, violin, timpani and percussion. As a student group, we tend to have people graduate, and we had a lot of people who graduated this year! Remember, we have a fun video on LincolnYouthSymphony.googlepages.com.
Future Rehearsals
We will be scheduling rehearsals once a month with potluck treats, so make sure you read your emails each week. I will remind you when to bring treats. Our first rehearsal with treats will be coming up soon!  Stay tuned for more incredibly exciting information!.......
Please contact me with any questions: Julie Gardner, 435.723.8262, GJulieKay@gmail.com, or check out the calendar on the website here (please inform me of any technical difficulties).
Julie Gardner
John Findlay

04 September 2008

Peach Days Parade & Concert 2008

This is a big thank you to those of you playing with us for the Peach Days concert this Saturday, Sept 6th, 2:00 pm in front of the Old Courthouse in Brigham City.
This is also a hint that we'd love to have you come listen to our concert if you are not playing in it!  Hint:) Hint:)  We had a very entertaining rehearsal on Tuesday. We played outside, behind ACYI, and entertained the football players and neighbors as we experimented with a sound system.
Thanks to Paul Buck for two mikes, speakers and amp. Thanks to Trevor White for two additional mikes!  Thanks to Aaron & Josh Gardner for setting it up and for all the experimenting. We are glad we practiced with the sound system; the concert will go better on Saturday, and it was so fun racing the sunset as we finished our rehearsal!
One more Big Deal: We will be in the Peach Days parade. Our entry is a pickup truck with banners on the sides and a big sound system. We will be playing wonderfully upbeat classical music on the speakers. We are in Desperate Need of people to pass out small bright colored flyers to advertise for our concert at the Old Courthouse, and to advertise our auditions. This is a chance for Popsicles (provided by Tamera Terry whose truck we are using) and Fun - and service hours if you need them
If you are already involved in the Parade, please pass this information on to someone else.  Please email or call me if you or people you know are willing to help. It can be friends, neighbors, little brothers and sisters, or anyone willing to pass out flyers and eat popsicles! 
We are #92 in the parade and will be meeting by Pizza Hut in Brigham City at 9:00 am Sept 6th.
Thank you!
Julie Gardner
lincolnyouthsymphony.googlepages.com (Check out our new recruiting video on the website!)