17 August 2010

Peach Days Rehearsal Schedule


Thanks to everyone who came to rehearsal tonight. It was so fun to see everyone! It's going to be a fun concert and I was especially amazed since there were 5 violists... Woo Hoo!

Let's expand the orchestra in other areas... Bring your friends! 

Due to Robert's work schedule and prior commitments, we have modified the rehearsal schedule slightly. The rehearsals start a little later and they will go later as well to accommodate his tight schedule, and he has a prior commitment on Thursdays which he will be able to get out of, but not until Sept 9th.

Here is the modified schedule. Please come to as many as you possibly can:
Thursday 8/19: NO Rehearsal
Tuesday 8/24: Regular Rehearsal 6:45 - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8/26: Rehearsal - Sectionals 6:45 - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8/31: Regular Rehearsal 6:45 - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9/2: Rehearsal - Sectionals 6:45 - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9/7: Regular Rehearsal 6:45 - 9:00 pm + Treats (bring a treat to share at the end of rehearsal)
Thursday 9/9: Rehearsal & Final Runthrough 6:45 - 9:00 pm
Concert: 9/11: Brigham City Main Street Stage 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Thanks to Lee Allred for preparing all the music folders. Lee, you really saved me! 

13 August 2010

Peach Days Rehearsals


I met with Robert Bott and his wife Tiffany tonight! Doris D'Asto, LBSS chairman of the board, came over, too. It was a wonderful evening. This is going to be a GREAT year! 

We are planning our retreat - as soon as we have the date officially reserved, we will let you know. Save your pennies - it will be about $35 per person including meals, and it will totally be worth it.

Robert Bott will be conducting the LBCS (Lake Bonneville Community Symphony) and LYS combined Peach Days concert, but since he works until 6:30pm in Layton, we will have to improvise a little. We will be sight-reading music... And possibly working on some spots in sectionals until about 7:15. We will read through as much of the music as possible with our conductor in the last hour and 15 minutes of the rehearsal. Our first rehearsal will be this Tuesday, August 17th, at 6:30pm.

We will be adding one or two Thursday rehearsals, and we will let you know as soon as they are scheduled.

This is a Shout-Out to please let me know by reply email if you are planning to play. This is kind of last minute, but it is going to be so fun, and a great chance to work with Robert and get to know him!

Thanks to those who have already told me your plans. 

And deepest apologies to all you graduates who are not around here anymore and keep receiving my entertaining emails. As soon as I have a new list for this year, I will no longer bother you. :)

Julie Gardner
LYS Managing Director

10 August 2010

Press Release: New LYS Conductor and Audition Announcement


This email is going out to everyone in the LincolnYouthSymphony contacts list. If you have ever had contact with LYS in the last 3 years or so, you are receiving this email. If you are no longer interested, please forward it to a friend who might be! Let's spread the word about this great organization!

We have a CONDUCTOR! We are so excited to have Robert Bott as the new Lincoln Youth Symphony conductor.

He will most likely be conducting our Peach Days Concert. We will know in the next couple days. Please plan to play in it. He will be conducting the rehearsals on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30pm: August 17th (yes, that's next week), 24th, 31st, and Sept 7th. There may be a couple sectionals on Thursdays during those weeks. The concert is Sept 11th at 1:30 pm. ANYONE is invited to play in this concert - it is a non-audition fun outdoor pops concert. If you'd like to get to know our new conductor for longer than a half hour, this is a great opportunity!

Reply to this email and let me know your status - are you in?


Below is a preview of the press release to be submitted to the papers later this week. As an aside, we are also looking for a new secretary to be part of the LBSS board of directors. Let me know if you are willing to serve!

Thanks so much for your support!

Julie Gardner

Managing Director




After a competitive conductor search, the Lincoln Youth Symphony (Brigham City) is pleased to announce Robert Bott as their new conductor. Mr. Bott will add a new dimension to the youth symphony with his expertise and love of music. The orchestra is destined to grow under his able tutelage.

High school age musicians who play orchestral instruments including violin, viola, cello, string bass, flute, piccolo, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba and percussion/timpani are invited to audition for this growing and dynamic full symphony orchestra. The open auditions will be September 18th from 8:30 to 11:00 am. Please contact LincolnYouthSymphony@gmail.com for an appointment. Walk-in auditions will be accepted as time allows. Audition requirements are posted on LincolnYouthSymphony.blogspot.com. Students not yet ready for Lincoln Youth Symphony may want to audition for the Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra conducted by Charles Thompson.

Any student or adult musicians interested in meeting and working with Mr. Bott before coming to auditions are invited to play in the no-audition Peach Days orchestra which will perform on September 11th on the Main Street Stage in Brigham City. Rehearsals begin soon. Please visit LincolnYouthSymphony.blogspot.com for additional information.

Robert Bott, in addition to being the newly appointed Music Director/Conductor for the Lincoln Youth Symphony, currently serves as Co-Music Director of the Celebration Chamber Orchestra. Robert has guest conducted with the Salt Lake Symphony, the Utah Composer's Forum, the Summer Choral Institute, and has participated in conducting workshops around the country. He has also been privileged to work with living composers and to conduct premieres of several contemporary works, including his own compositions. His conducting teachers include Robert Baldwin, David Cho, Brady Allred, Kenneth Kiesler, Andrew George, and David Schiff.

A native of Salt Lake City, Robert holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in Music Composition, and a Master's degree in Instrumental Conducting. His interests in music are extremely varied; besides conducting and composition, Robert has studied the saxophone, clarinet, and voice. As a performer he has had the privilege of playing in numerous instrumental ensembles, singing in the Salt Lake Tabernacle, and touring England and France with the University of Utah Singers, winners of the European Grand Prix International Choir Competition in 2006. Robert and his wife live in Layton, Utah, and in their spare time enjoy literature, sports, video games, and nature.

The Lincoln Youth Symphony is a project of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing student and adult musicians with a superior musical experience and supporting existing school programs by giving their students musical leadership skills. The Lincoln Youth Symphony participates in the annual Youth Symphony Festival at Abravanel Hall, and under the direction of Robert Bott will be participating in their first-ever weekend retreat this fall.

The Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society is supported in part by the George S and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, the Utah Arts Council, matching fund donations from ATK and Autoliv, incredible youth musicians and their fabulous parents & grandparents.

*Photo credit: Tom Sparks*