17 April 2011

Two questions... And Thanks for a Great Year!


I just had to write and thank you for a great year! The concert last night was so fun, and it was really cool to squeeze everyone on stage for that final number. I hope you felt as if you were a part of something bigger than yourself; I know I did! I love being a thread in the tapestry of an orchestra. We've done some new things this year: a new conductor and our first ever retreat. We continue to move onward and upward! 

A huge thank you to all your incredibly supportive parents! 

Thanks to all the musicians who worked so hard! We will miss the seniors who have given so much to this orchestra. We look forward to seeing new leadership next season, and to hearing how everyone does as they move toward new horizons.

I do have two questions. You can help us make things better by answering them. Either reply to this email, or go to the blog and submit a comment:
  1. What was best about this year? What was best about your LYS experience? What was best?
  2. What could have been better about this year? What could have been better about your LYS experience? What could have been better?
Thanks again for all your hard work, your dedication, your friendship, and you great whack-em skills! It's been a stupendous year and I can't believe it's over! 

If anyone got a good photo or two after the concert, please send them on to me! :)

PS If you did not turn in your music, you know who you are... Please make arrangements to get it to me asap. :) Thanks!

Julie Gardner
Robert Bott

08 April 2011

Press Release

The following was submitted to the Box Elder News Journal, The Tremonton Leader, and the Standard Examiner:

The Lincoln Youth Symphony and Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra will present their season finale concert on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 5:00 pm at Box Elder Middle School Auditorium, 18 South 500 East, Brigham City. Admission as follows: Adults $3; Children 11 & Under $2; Seniors $2; Families $12.

Come prepared to enjoy an evening of classical music designed with variety in mind.  In addition to preparing for performances,the youth in these audition-only orchestras have enjoyed a fun year getting to know each other. The Lincoln Youth Symphony also enjoyed a weekend retreat to Camp UTABA last October, and their annual performance at Abravanel Hall for the Youth Symphony Festival in February.

The Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra (LYCO), a strings-only orchestra conducted by Chuck Thompson of Clinton, will present Scherzo from Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Themes from the New World Symphony by Dvorak, Anitra's Dance by Grieg, an arrangement of Secrets by One Republic, and Spring by Vivaldi.

The Lincoln Youth Symphony (LYS), a full orchestra conducted by Robert Bott, will present The Sleeping Beauty Waltz from the Ballet by Tchaikovsky, Brahm's Variations on a Theme by Haydn, and Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens.

The two orchestras will combine under the direction of Robert Bott to present the Third Movement of the Antar Symphony by Rimsky-Korsakov.

These orchestras are projects of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society (LBSS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by the George S & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, the Utah Arts Council, Walmart Community Giving, and ATK matching funds donations. The LBSS is dedicated to bringing youth and adult musicians together to perform beautiful music. The Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society would like to thank the many contributors to their recent Gala Dinner and Fundraiser, including Paradise Furniture for their generous donation of a recliner for the raffle. Listing all other contributors would double the size of this article, but please know they are truly grateful for your generosity.

Additional information regarding LYS or LYCO may be obtained at LincolnYouthSymphony.blogspot.com. Contact Julie Gardner, LincolnYouthSymphony@gmail.com, 435.723.8262 to be added to either mailing list for Fall auditions.

LYS Concert Next Saturday, 5 pm


I am really excited about our upcoming concert. Please note that it is Next Week, April 16th, at 5pm. This earlier concert time has eliminated a lot of potential conflicts this year, so we opted to continue the pattern - and found we had averted another conflict just after we made the decision.

After I send this email, I will be forwarding the press release for the concert which you can, in turn, forward to friends. It has all the admission details, the address of the auditorium, and a nice little write up on what we are playing! :)

Please remember concert dress: Here is the page with the description... Look under "formal" for this concert.

Here is a little note from Rob:

A big welcome to Tristan Parker Bott! Mom and baby are doing great!

Congrats, Rob & Tiffany!

See ya at rehearsal tomorrow! Please be early... There is MUCH to do!

Julie Gardner