18 October 2009

LYS Saturday Report for October 17, 2009

This is Julie Gardner, Managing Director of Lincoln Youth Symphony, GJulieKay@gmail.com, 435.723.8262. Please contact me with questions or if you need to arrange for an absence or to leave early. 

Today's Rehearsal.
We are really intrigued by the psychological effects of playing something faster than we have to, then slowing it back to the normal tempo. Suddenly the normal tempo seems not so fast! Keep working like the dickens on the Haydn. We can do it!

Next Week.
Next Week's schedule is: Auditions 8am, Rehearsal 8:30 to 11am. There may be sectionals during this rehearsal, so come prepared with your most difficult passages!

Do You Work at ATK, AutoLiv or Nortrup Grummond/Boeing?
If so, your membership fee may qualify for a matching funds donation to the Symphonic Society. Please let us know!

Are You Getting Ready for the Holidays?
Why not buy grocery certificates for Kent's or Smith's before your shop? Or consider giving the practical gift: A gift card to the grocery store!

Kids Are Music ~ Kids & Christmas ~ Response Needed ~ Save Me a Bunch of Phone Calls!
We have been invited to participate in the annual Kids are Christmas benefit concert on December 7th at the Browning Center at WSU in the Austad Auditorium. If we do this, we will need everyone's commitment. There is a $10 fee per performer to participate. This $10 fee gives each performer two tickets. Additional tickets will be $6 or $6.50 at the box. Last year, the 1.5 hour concert drew a crowd of 1100; they raised a $4000 donation for the Christmas Box House. This year they will be benefiting a different organization, but the idea is the same.

So, PLEASE respond to this email with a definite answer. We must respond with a commitment asap. If we can't do it, we need to give the organizers time to find someone else!

USAF Academy Band Concert.
Here's to all 7 of our musicians who participated in the USAF Academy Band concert today at Peery's Egyptian Theater!

We had another audition yesterday: Welcome to Ben Perry on Violin.

Don't forget to entice your violinist friends to Come Play With Us! I know, I know, I know, I know... I sound like a broken record. :)

Music for the concert. 
Remember, you have all the music in your folders for whole year. If you are confused as to which pieces we are playing for the Nov 21 concert, click here and scroll down.

Concerto Auditions.
Concerto Auditions are coming right up on Nov 7th! If you have contacted me previously about auditioning, I need to know again so I can give you additional information, set audition times, etc. 

Please be sure to approve the music you are planning on playing to make sure our orchestra is able to play it and to make sure the music is available. The board has made a policy that members of the organization may audition for concerto night without a fee; non-members will be charged a fee for auditioning, but the auditions are open to anyone. 

The concert will be January 30. We hope to have several students on the program this year, and we are also working on a guest performer.

Thanks for your support!  We love Youth Symphony!

John Findlay
Julie Gardner

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