11 October 2008

LYS Saturday Report -- October 11th 2008

This is Julie Gardner, Managing Director of Lincoln Youth Symphony. If you are receiving this email, you recently joined or returned to the Lincoln Youth Symphony, or I have not heard from you 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.
Remember, regular Saturday rehearsals are from 8:30 to 11:00 am. Thank you for being on time!  
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.
October 11, 2008
This week, we had potluck treats. The food was great!  We had homemade cupcakes with lovely decorations, zucchini bread, honeydew melon, oreos, fruit rollups, and other fun things. Thanks to everyone for helping out!
We also assigned spot checks to encourage people to practice. It is imperative that you practice since we don't have rehearsal next week, and after that we have only 5 rehearsals before the concert. We will video tape each person playing the assigned passage in the music the next time we meet, October 25th.
Thank you for practicing at home!  Focus on notes and rhythms, and don't just practice the spot we assigned! 
Here are the assigned passages for the spot checks. There may be a seating change resulting from these spot checks:
    • For everyone except Clarinets and Trumpets: Prepare the Mozart, 1st movement, from rehearsal 12 until the end. You will be asked to play four to eight measures from that section.
    • For Trumpets: Prepare Sleigh Ride from the pickup to C all the way to D.
    • For Clarinets: Prepare the St Lawrence Overture from F to H

Don't forget to invite your friends. Remember, we have a fun video on LincolnYouthSymphony.googlepages.com.

This week, welcome to Jeremy Larsen, Clarinet.  We are so glad to have you!  (And thank you for playing the part of the narrator for today in Little Bop Riding Hood!)
Future Rehearsals
Remember, there will be No Rehearsal on October 18th (that's next Saturday) for UEA weekend. Spend time with your family, and Practice, Practice, Practice!
Our first concert is coming up quickly. Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, November 22nd, 2008, 7:00 pm, BEHS Auditorium.
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


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