13 March 2010

LYS Saturday Report for March 13, 2010


As you already know, this is Julie Gardner, 435.723.8262, GJulieKay@gmail.com.
Please contact me with any questions, or, as usual, with attendance issues.


Great rehearsal!  An official "welcome" to Kylie C, Violin, and an official "welcome back" to Heidi E, oboe! Woo Hoo!

I have now counted all tickets that I know of for the Gala Dinner. We are at 112 tickets. If we sell 150 we get a discount from the caterer. Please help us push this over the top! There were a few people who took envelopes today and were going to get back to me tonight or tomorrow. 

Please be sure to let me know.   

Please email or call and leave a message with your total numbers by tonight or early early tomorrow morning. Please. That's our final final deadline for the caterer.

Lincoln Youth Symphony is so awesome!  What a great opportunity we have to play music with like-minded motivated musicians! Thank you for your commitment and practicing and driving and giving up sleeping in on Saturdays. Thank you for your support. I just think you are all such awesome people!

Next Saturday, March 20, rehearsal will be 8:30 to 11:00am.

Gala Fundraiser Dinner is coming up on March 19th, 6:30 pm. 

The silent auction will have some great things: A violin, several lovely home-made items - quilts, afghans, wall hangings, etc., 2 autographed photos from the Utah Jazz, gift cards from Target, Olive Garden, Music Village, etc., Utah Grizzlies tickets, and other wonderful stuff!

The raffle will be for an outdoor gas fire-pit. It sounds like a really cool "man thing" and I have a feeling my "man" will buy a raffle ticket or two!

There will also be door prizes - including homemade bread - and a few other fun things.

Aspen Strings will be playing during dinner, and there will be a special appearance by violinist/fiddler Aaron Ashton (he will be performing at the Fine Arts Center that evening as well -- go see him and buy CDs!). The program, "The Joy of Family Music," will also be memorable.

We look forward to this Gala every year as much for the togetherness and enjoyability as for the fundraising! 

Photos from Abravanel Hall...

I handed out all the photos today except to people who were not at rehearsal. That would be Jessica D, Jessica R, and Lauren G. Please ask me for them next time you see me. 

Julie Gardner
John Findlay


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