26 October 2009

LYS Saturday Report for October 24, 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.
Thanks for all your work today. I know viola sectionals were fruitful, and I'm grateful that everyone knows what a double sharp looks like now!

Next Week.
Next Week's schedule is: Auditions 8am (although I think we're about done with that), Rehearsal 8:30 to 11am. The goal is to start rehearsal before 8:30, so please plan to arrive at 8:15am. There may be sectionals again during this rehearsal, so come prepared with your most difficult passages (again)!

Kids Are Music ~ Kids & Christmas ~ Response Needed ~ Save Me a Bunch of Phone Calls!
It looks like we will probably be participating in this concert. It is the annual Kids are Christmas benefit concert on December 7th at the Browning Center at WSU in the Austad Auditorium. We will need everyone's commitment. I have heard from almost everyone.

If you have not RSVP'd please do.
The only thing that's holding us back right now is an absolute commitment from every string player. :) Hopefully you know who you are!

As I said last week, 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.

Do You Work at ATK, AutoLiv or Northrup Grumman/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! Please let me know if you are interested and I will give your name to our grocery certificate person.

Don't forget to entice your violinist friends to Come Play With Us!

Concerto Auditions.
I will be sending times for each audition this week. Please contact me if you are planning on auditioning and I did not give you an information sheet on Saturday.

Practice Hard. The concert is just weeks away!

John Findlay
Julie Gardner

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