02 November 2011

LYS - Nov 12 Rehearsal Time Change - Please read to the end! :)


Thanks for a good rehearsal last week. It's going to be great to have everyone involved in the play back at rehearsal again.

Concerto Auditions

A big congratulations to all the students who auditioned for the Concerto Night concert. It takes a long time and a lot of work - and diligent practice - to prepare a concerto. I'm sure you see that as you watch Krystell prepare for her performance! She is a great example to all of us. (If this is something you are interested in doing in the future, please talk with Rob or me and let's choose a piece together that will work well for the orchestra -- before you spend a year learning it!)

Our concerto night performers will be 
Joshua Musselman, from Logan, playing the first movement of Piano Concerto No 1 by Liszt
Ryan Stocks, from Brigham City, playing the first movement of Cello Concerto No 1 by Saint-Saens
Andrew Johnson, from Perry, playing the third movement of the Violin Concerto by Mendelssohn

These are three of the pieces we will be diligently learning for our next concert! I'm excited because they are all FULL orchestra pieces --  not that we don't love the Accolay, but it's only scored for Strings! :)

Volunteers needed - if you have a sense that either of these might be something you can help with, please step forward! 

I no longer have a van to haul percussion, and I need someone with a large enough vehicle to fit a few timpani & other various pieces of equipment. I can NO LONGER do this myself, so I need a volunteer to meet me at ACYI on Saturday, Nov 12, at 7:15 am. We load percussion, haul it to the Middle School, and leave it there for the day. Preferably, the same volunteer would then haul the percussion equipment back to ACYI after the concert (at about 6pm). It's a good deed to help a stranded symphony manager! Let me know if you'd like to help! :)

Still looking for someone to video the concert -- if you don't have a good camera, I have one that works really well and records the sound very nicely. Let's get together on it, K?

November 5 Rehearsal

This Saturday, November 5, is our last rehearsal before we go to the auditorium for the dress rehearsal. We have a lot of work to do, and Rob is going to be out of town for a wedding. Actually, he loves us so much that he tried to get out of going, but in the end he really needs to be in Boise, so he has created an elaborate schedule for us. We will be having sectionals (split into smaller groups) for the first hour, and then running through pieces during the second hour + 15 minutes. Please be on time, and come ready to work! :)

November 12 Rehearsal

This is the one with the big change, and it only involves the strings: The strings will be starting rehearsal on Saturday November 12 at the Middle School Auditorium (18 S 500 E, Brigham) at 8:00 am. Yes, you read that right. Woodwinds & Brass will join us at 9:00 am, the regular time. Rehearsal will be over by 11:00 or 11:15 am and LYCO will begin their rehearsal as soon as we are done. If you think you're going to die, bring a snack! :)

November 12 Concert

Remember we have changed our concert time to 4:30pm. Please arrive at 4:00pm dressed for the concert. We perform after LYCO. I have posted the press release (with the non-silly photos) on the website. Click here to read it. Hopefully the papers will publish it! 

Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students, and $12 for all family under one roof.

Why is there is an admission charge to the concert? (I wish it were free!) If someone wants to take the banner of finding sponsors for our concerts, we would be able to do away with admission, but at this point, it covers the cost of the hall and also supplements some operating expenses. Please come talk to me or a member of the board if you would like to carry this banner!

Concert Dress -- a reminder that you need to get your wardrobe ready.

Extra Extra: Don't find yourself frantically searching thrift stores for black clothing the day of the concert! 
  • Male: Black tux or equivalent suit (*this includes black slacks and a black jacket), white dress shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black shoes. 
  • Female: Black dress, formal trouser suit, or blouse & skirt, midriff covered, conservative neckline, skirts & dresses at least tea-length, slits no higher than knee, black stockings, black shoes, accessories & trim in black.
Thanks for everything - especially all your support! You are all awesome!

Julie Gardner
Robert Bott

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