04 February 2009

LYS Saturday Report -- January 31st, 2009

This is Julie Gardner, Managing Director of Lincoln Youth Symphony.  For previous emails (or to read this one in another location), see the Lincoln Youth Symphony Blog, our Weekly Rehearsal Report, here.
Remember that there will be rehearsal Every Saturday from now until the concert Feb 28 and the trip to Abravanel Hall Monday, March 2. This includes President's Day weekend. The calendar on the website is correct. Here is the link: http://lincolnyouthsymphony.googlepages.com/calendar
This week
This coming Saturday John Findlay will be in St George for a music teachers' convention, so Gayle Mansfield will be conducting the rehearsal again for us. We appreciate her help and look forward to showing her all our progress since the last time she came. I'm sure you've been practicing like crazy! I just love the Tchaikovsky and can't wait to perform it at Abravanel Hall.
Last Week
This past Saturday, January 24th, we had regular rehearsal with treats. They looked really good... even a big bag of homemade cookies! We made some good progress on our music, and we hope that you keep practicing. The countdown is ON... We only have 4 more rehearsals, including the day of the concert!  
Gala Tickets
Last Saturday, we handed out tickets to each musician to sell for the Gala Fundraiser on February 21st. It will be so fun! Remember, each ticket you took - and signed for - is like cash. You need to return money for each ticket. All unsold tickets need to be returned before the dinner. We need to give the caterer one week's notice on how many people are coming, so the ticket sale deadline is February 14th. Please collect money in advance. Each ticket is $15. There will be a certain number of volunteer slots for students and parents to host and serve. Volunteers will receive a free meal. I will have more details this Saturday. Please be sure people write checks to LBSS or Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society. Thank you so much for your support in this endeavor! Remember, there is a $25 gift card to the location of your choice for the LYS student who sells the most tickets.
Abravanel Hall
I will have details this Saturday, with permission slips and letters for your schools, for the Abravanel Hall trip on March 2. Expect to board the bus sometime after 7:00 am and to return around 1:15. There will be a pickup point at ACYI and another pickup point at the Park & Ride at 2700 N. We will listen to several orchestras, starting at 8:30 am with Jordan Youth Symphony (conducted by Mr. Findlay's dad), and then go upstairs to the green room to warm up at 10:30. If you are unable to leave school for that long, please look into having your parents bring you. Our performance time is 11:00 am; I need you there by 10:00 am. We will perform from 11:00 to 11:30, then we will go into the lobby with our instruments for a photograph (bring $10 to order your photo!). We will board the bus again after our pictures - at about noon. I will have more specific times after the bus person returns my call!
Just a reminder: if you will not be attending a rehearsal, or will be leaving early or coming late, please contact me at 435.723.8262 or reply to this email. Thank you in advance for your courtesy! I try to make it very easy to provide notification, and I have been impressed with everyone's communication skills this year!  You are wonderful.
Please contact me with any questions: Julie Gardner, 435.723.8262, GJulieKay@gmail.com, or check out the calendar on the website here.
Julie Gardner
John Findlay


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