21 December 2009

LYS Saturday Report for December 19, 2009


This is Julie Gardner, 435.723.8262, GJulieKay@gmail.com. Please contact me with any questions, or, as usual, with attendance issues.

Our Next Rehearsal is January 9th, 2010!

Rehearsal will begin at 8:30 am. Please be there at 8:20 for setup and warm-up. 

Don't forget to put our next concert - January 30th - on your calendar.

If you have further calendar questions, check out the embedded 
google calendar on our website.
Thank you for all your support and commitment. LYS is nothing without our musicians and their fabulous parents.

Merry Christmas!

Julie Gardner
John Findlay


13 December 2009

One more thing... Bring Treats!


Deepest apologies to bother you again, but I forgot to mention in my previous email that we are doing TREATS this Saturday, Dec 19th.

Thanks to a certain oboe player for reminding me!

LYS Saturday Report for December 12, 2009


This is Julie Gardner, 435.723.8262, GJulieKay@gmail.com. Please contact me with any questions, or, as usual, with attendance issues.

This Saturday's Rehearsal, Dec 19

This Saturday, rehearsal will begin at 8:30 am. Please be there at 8:20 for setup and warm-up. Hopefully the weather will cooperate this week.

We are currently working on our Concerto concert. 
Full Orchestra:
Haydn Symphony 101, First Movement

Strings Only:
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in a minor, Third Movement
Bach Violin Concerto in a minor, Third Movement
Eccles Sonata, Prelude and Courante (this will be handed out this Saturday)

Our "all new" Wind Ensemble:
Bach Prelude and Fugue
Leroy Anderson Phantom Regiment
(We will probably be sight reading another piece or two as well)

Last Monday's Concert

Thanks for all your effort regarding the concert at the Browning Center.  I really liked riding the pit down, then up, during the rehearsal, and again during the concert. Pretty fun!

A big thank you to our additional help. Thanks to Diane Austin and Nada Pehrson on violin, as well as Nathan Austin and Mikayla Hackley on percussion!

Here is what Janette Bischoff said:

Thank you for being a part of this year's benefit concert.  Your kids are great!  They added so much to what we were trying to accomplish.  I have had so many nice comments on the quality and variety of music, groups, etc.  I think everyone really enjoyed it.  Please pass along to John and your performers just how pleased we were with their performance.  The did a wonderful job. Hopefully, we can get together again! 

I think we will be able to give the Children's Justice Center about $2500 this year.  So, that is good.  I am waiting for the final expenses to come in from WSU.  But, we can feel good about this concert doing good for others along with giving the students a nice concert to be featured and appreciated in.
I wish you a very happy holiday season and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

06 December 2009

LYS Saturday Report for December 5, 2009


This is Julie Gardner, 435.723.8262, GJulieKay@gmail.com. Please contact me with any questions, or, as usual, with attendance issues.

Concert Monday!

Here are a couple extra details:

If you haven't called and reserved your seats (your free ones!) call Monday after 10 am. The box office at the Browning Center will be open for Will Call from 4 to 7 pm. This is a change from my earlier email. I have updated this information on the blog on the last email post I sent.

If you are planning to come from the freeway up to Harrison, please disregard my previous instructions (I have corrected them on the blog, but the email I sent last Thursday is wrong). The way to go is:
Take the 31st street exit from I-15 and go east.
Follow it over the railroad tracks and turn right on Wall.
Turn left at 36th street and follow it all the way up to Harrison.
Turn right on Harrison.
Turn left at University Circle / 3850 S.
Go right at the roundabout and left past the pond. Follow that road and you will end up at the Browning Center.

This Saturday's Rehearsal, Dec 12

Rehearsal will begin at 8:30 am. Please arrive at 8:20 so we can be set up and ready to rehearse by 8:30 am. The winds will be dismissed early so the strings can rehearse the concerto numbers. 

Last Saturday's Rehearsal, Dec 5

Welcome to Andy Bennett. Glad to have you! 

Thanks to everyone for pitching in since I was unable to stay for rehearsal. 

04 December 2009

LYS - Important Information for Sat, Dec 5, and Mon, Dec 7


This is Julie Gardner, 435.723.8262, GJulieKay@gmail.com. Please contact me with any questions. I hope this clears things up for any and all who have asked questions, and for all those who have been wondering but didn't ask! I'm not so sure that this email is perfect, but I'm sending it anyway! :)

First of all, congratulations on the wonderful concert on Nov 21. You all played so well, and the evening came off as a great success. Thank you for all your time and effort, and for all your great supportive parents!

Now, back to business!

Rehearsal Saturday December 5

We will not be collecting music until the December 12th rehearsal so we can do it all at once.

The schedule for this Saturday will be as follows. It is subject to change, according to how things go during rehearsal:
  • 8:20am Strings arrive and set up
  • 8:30am Strings Only for the first half hour
    • We will be handing out Vivaldi a minor concerto and Bach a minor concerto (3rd movement of each)
  • 9:15am Woodwinds/Brass arrive
    • Haydn (from the last concert) 1st movement
    • Toccata
  • 10:00am Percussion arrives
    • Winter Wonderland
    • Bach Christmas
    • Sleigh Ride
  • 11:00am End of Rehearsal
If you have any questions or anything you need to talk to me about, please send me an email. I will only be at rehearsal at the very beginning since I have a family baptism I need to attend in Salt Lake.

Concert on Monday December 7

There should be a write-up on the concert in the GO! section of the Standard Examiner this weekend. Check it out!

Tickets: I went to the Dee Events Center and visited with the Ticket Office manager today. She went over my list with me and we made sure we have everyone in LYS on the list of performers. Each person on the list gets two tickets. I considered picking up your tickets for you, but decided against it. The performance is reserved seating and if you were to purchase additional tickets you would have ended up with your "free" seats in one place and your additional seats in another place.
  • Each performer on the list gets two tickets for two parents, grandparents, or other spectators (they consider these to be "free" tickets since the performer fee you paid went to the organizers). Performers do not need tickets.
  • If you are only getting your two "free" tickets, I encourage you to phone the WSU Dee Events Center Ticket Office at 801-626-8500 to request your reserved tickets. If you call and only request these two "free" tickets, there is no additional fee.
  • If you decide to get additional tickets at $7.00 each and you order them over the phone, you will be charged a transaction fee of $6.00 no matter how many tickets you purchase (flat fee).
  • Alternatively, if you don't want to be charged extra but you want good tickets before they run out, you can stop in at the ticket office on the NE side of the Dee Events Center M-F from 10am to 6pm. (So tomorrow or Monday). They can issue you your two free tickets, or they can set up your additional $7 tickets and your free tickets in the same area in the auditorium without charging the extra $6 for the telephone order. (Boy, I hope that made sense)
  • I may be able to pick up tickets on Monday for people who have called in and ordered them (free or otherwise). The advantage of doing this might be that you don't have to wait in line at the Browning Center box office. The box office will open at 4pm - earlier than we originally expected!
  • Alternatively, if you are coming to the tech rehearsal (arrive at 5:15, our time on stage is 5:30 to 6:30 with appx 15-20 minutes of playing time), then you could theoretically drop off your son/daughter at the Browning Center and go get tickets at the Dee Events Center ticket office, thus avoiding the lines later at the Browning Center.
  • Another Note: If you do not come to the tech rehearsal (we'd really like as many there as possible), please be at the auditorium by 6:30pm.
  • I sincerely hope that made sense. If you read it a couple times and still can't figure it out, please contact me - there may be others with similar questions.
Location: The concert is in the Austad Auditorium in the Browning Center for the Performing Arts. This is on the Weber State University Campus.
You are all coming from slightly different places, I am going to tell you how to find your way from Harrison. It's up to you how you get to Harrison! Here are a few alternatives:
  • Take the 31st Street exit on the freeway and go east. Turn right on Wall after the railroad overpass. Turn left on 36th. Follow 36th until you find yourself at the top of the hill & turn right on Harrison...
  • Take 89 South through Willard, North Ogden, Harrisville, etc, Go left on 12th, Go right on Harrison & up the hill. Follow it until you reach WSU the light at 3850 S.
Here's what to do from Harrison:
  • Turn East on 3850 South (also called University Circle) and get in the right lane.
  • At the roundabout (yes, like in England), turn right.
  • You will quickly pass a tiny brick building on your left (information booth).
  • Take your first left just past the brick building and go past the pond (see any geese?).
  • Follow the road past the parking area with the gates (BTW: park in any lot after 5:00pm - it's free) and up the circle towards the building at the other end. This circle in front of the Browning Center is a great place to drop off your son/daughter for the tech rehearsal (don't park here though... They'll come after your car!).
  • If you are facing the building and you look to the left of the revolving doors there is another more humble looking door, kind of hidden, sunk into the front of the building, and up a step. If you go through this door and walk through the little lobby (notice the bathrooms on your right) then straight down the hall you will be headed for the band room and the back stage entrance to the Austad Auditorium. This is where you will find me.
  • For the concert, your audience members should go through the revolving doors. The box office is on the left as you enter, and the auditorium is up some really cool curved stairs! If you've never been in the Austad Auditorium before, you will be pleasantly surprised. It is very nice!
For a Google Map of the area, click here. Please Note: This was before the roundabout was put in, but I promise it's there! Also, the labels on the map are dead wrong. Very confusing, but you'll notice the horse-shoe shaped circle drive in front of the Browning Center, towards the center of the map that I linked to.