20 December 2012

Happy Holidays!


Just a note to wish all of you a wonderful Christmas Holiday! 

There will be no rehearsal on December 22nd or 29th, 2012. We will resume rehearsals on January 5th, 2013.

If you have any calendar questions, don't forget to check the website; the calendar there is kept up-to-date. Just click on the LYS Calendar tab on the home page.

Thank you for your dedication. I feel privileged to know you! Be safe and have a wonderful break. And please find the time to practice hard, not hardly!


Julie Gardner

12 December 2012

Opportunity! -- Oquirrh Mountain Symphony - 2013 Concerto Competition

Greetings, all!

Here's hoping you might know someone who will be interested in this great performance opportunity. I do find it "ironic" that it's the day of our next concert. :/

:) Julie

---------- Forwarded message ----------

Dear Ms. Julie Gardner and the Lincoln Youth Symphony and Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra–

Hello. My name is Roger Morandi. I am currently Symphony President and principal oboe with the Oquirrh Mountain Symphony, a multi-community orchestra based in the southern Salt Lake valley in Herriman, UT.
I am writing to your organization to make sure you are aware of an exciting opportunity for the members of the Lincoln Youth Symphony.

The Oquirrh Mountain Symphony is pleased to announce our Concerto Competition for 2013. Winners of this Ninth Annual Concerto Competition are invited to perform with the Oquirrh Mountain Symphony at our Spotlight Spectacular concert in May 2013.

I hope you will be willing to help spread the word to the staff, families and students of the Lincoln Youth Symphony to make this wonderful performing opportunity available to them.
I have attached a PDF file of our Concerto Competition Announcement Card (four cards per sheet) to this email. I would encourage you and your staff to forward this email to any student or performer who would like the opportunity to solo with a live orchestra. Alternatively, the PDF file can be printed and cut to be distributed at rehearsal or placed where interested students may pick one up.

Registration is currently open by going to www.omsymphony.org/concerto and clicking on Registration. Applicants are now able to complete the entire registration process on-line, no mailing required.  The registration deadline is January 25, 2013. Late registration is available after the deadline until February 8, with an additional $10.00 fee. The competition date is scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2013. The location of the competition will be announced shortly.

Here is some basic information about the competition.
We have five competition categories:
Youth Instrumentalists and Vocalists - age 12 and under;
Junior Instrumentalists - ages 13 to 16;
Senior Instrumentalists - ages 17 to 20;
Adult/Open Instrumentalists - age 21 and over;
Vocalists - age 13 and over.

Each category will be judged by a panel of three judges selected by our Music Director and Conductor, Benjamin Winkler. In addition to the five category winners, our Conductor has the option to invite the Youth category runner-up as well as a Competition-wide Conductor's Choice winner to perform.

Complete competition details, an informative FAQ page and a link to the online registration page can be accessed at www.omsymphony.org/concerto. We also have a list of ineligible works for 2013. This list includes the works performed by the winners of the last two years of competition. These works have been excluded from competition to help us avoid repetition of the same piece every year as we have unfortunately experienced in the past. Applicants should be sure to review this list before registering.

I sincerely appreciate your time and attention to this email and hope you will be willing to forward this opportunity to your and students.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact me by phone or email listed below.

Thank you Ms. Gardner for your time.

Most Sincerely,

Roger Morandi
Symphony President
Oquirrh Mountain Symphony
5526 West 13400 South, Suite 525
Herriman, UT 84096
Home ph: 801-268-4838
Toll Free: 1-888-239-6237

08 December 2012

Bring A Friend -- Next Week


Today was a great rehearsal. I missed playing along, but it has been great to sort music and listen. I knew it was going to be a stupendous day when I saw a young man with a trombone... and then it only got better and better.  Thank you for your dedication and for just being awesome people!

Today we collected the Berlioz Hungarian March from the Damnation of Faust and Holst's Somerset Rhapsody. If you missed today and still have them in your folder, please turn them in to me next week. It was interesting to sight-read them last week, but we are putting them away in favor of the pieces we handed out this morning.

Finlandia by Sibelius
Blue Tango by Leroy Anderson

We also handed out the New World Symphony by Dvorak, which we will use (likely 2nd and 4th movements) for the April concert.

Next Week, December 15th

Bring a Friend! 

Do you have friends who play an orchestral instrument? This is the time to bring them!! No commitment, just a chance to come play some great music and have treats. 

Of course, if they want to join, they are welcome to pursue that as well after the break on January 5th.  :) 

Click here for the event page on Facebook!

**If you are willing to help with treats, please contact me. Sam says he's bringing scones. Sounds like a party to me!

Upcoming performances:

February 9th, Concerto Night, BEMS 5pm
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1, Rondo (3rd Mvt), Jennifer Ban, Soloist
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Adagio (2nd Mvt), Paisley Tarboton, Soloist
Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1, Moderato (1st Mvt), Taylor Robbins, Soloist
Sibelius Finlandia
Anderson Blue Tango

February 11th, Abravanel Hall, Youth Symphony Festival Field Trip; time TBA
Beethoven Symphony No. 7, Allegretto (2nd Mvt) (From November Concert - will hand out next week)
Sibelius Finlandia
Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5 (From November Concert - will hand out next week)

April 20th, Final Concert, BEMS 5pm
Excerpts from the Butterfly Lovers Concerto for Violin, Nathan Brown, Soloist
Dvorak New World Symphony, probably 1st & 4th mvts

09 November 2012

LYS: Rehearsal, Concert Information, Group Photo Attire


Two-Part Prelude:
  1. To all who participated in the concerto auditions last week (some were from our orchestra, some were not), thank you for an incredibly inspiring afternoon! I absolutely loved being part of that, and the only part I didn't like was having to choose a few to play for the concerts in February and April. That part was hard! Thanks to Sam & Doris for being on the panel. There will be more information on this as time goes on (especially since we will be rehearsing for this after Thanksgiving). So, those selected to perform are ... drum roll please ... Jennifer Ban (Piano, Beethoven); Paisley Tarboton (Violin, Bruch); Taylor Robbins (Cello, Haydn); Nathan Brown (Violin, Chen Gang and He Zhanhao); and alternate Krystal Matheson (Trumpet, Hummel). Again, I wish we could have chosen everyone, and I hope we will have a great experience accompanying these wonderful musicians on their solos. For those who weren't chosen, come back and audition again!

  2. Thank you to all who came to the retreat, to all who drove, to our chaperones, and to everyone who put up with the food. It wasn't great, but it was food, and we are thinking about doing something better & less expensive next year for food and even have a volunteer to head up the effort... Isn't Camp Utaba great?  :)

Upcoming Important Information:

Concert Publicity

It's coming time for a check-in as we wind down to our first concert next week, November 17, 5pm, Box Elder Middle School Auditorium, $3/$2/$12. I have posted the press release with all the important information on the website. Be sure to share it with family and friends. Let's fill up the audience!

I also created an event on Facebook. Share it around, okay? Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/110102512485344/
Event on the community calendar "Now Playing Utah": 

Tomorrow's Rehearsal

So, tomorrow's rehearsal (November 10, 2012) is a normal rehearsal with wind & brass sectionals. It's at Promontory School, as usual, from 8:30 to 11:00 am. It's also our last rehearsal before Concert Day, so be there & be prepared!

Next Week's Rehearsal

Next week's rehearsal (November 17, 2012) will be at the regular time (8:30 to 11:00 am) but it will be on the stage at Box Elder Middle School Auditorium, 18 South 500 East, Brigham City. 

Group Photo: Big Announcement

We will be taking a group picture at the end of our rehearsal before the LYCO rehearsal ... WEAR your CONCERT ATTIRE for the rehearsal! This is a change from previous years. A CHANGE! Yes, dress up for the rehearsal. You don't have to button the top of your manly dress shirts or put on your ties until it's time for the photo, but please wear your black slacks, black socks, black shoes, black suit jacket, black bowtie, and white dress shirt for the photo. But not if you're a girl. Girls don't have to wear that stuff. They wear all black: black shoes, black nylons/tights/trouser socks, black blouses (or black dresses)... You know what I mean, right? Dressy & black with sleeves and black legs. Pictures. With instruments. Fun. Yeah. I'm Excited!


The concert that evening is at 5pm. Call time is 4:30. Concert order: Mt Olympus Waters Honors Quartet from the University of Utah Graduate School (including Sam Runolfson, cello); LYCO; LYS. We expect to be finished by 6:30pm at the latest. We know some people have pits or other concerts to head for! :) Check the press release or Facebook event or Now Playing Utah link for admission information. YES... We all contribute to the rental of the auditorium by paying a small admission fee. Let's find a few sponsors so we don't have to pay! Anyone want to head up the effort for the next concert? :)

Press Release: Lincoln Youth Symphony & Chamber Orchestra Presenting Concert with Guest String Quartet

The Lincoln Youth Symphony and Chamber Orchestra will be presenting their first concert of the season with special guest artists The Mount Olympus Waters Honors String Quartet. The concert will be Saturday, November 17, 2012, at 5:00pm, Box Elder Middle School Auditorium, 18 South 500 East, Brigham City. Admission $3 Adults, $2 Students/Seniors, $12 Family (under-one-roof).

Guest artists Mount Olympus String Quartet, an honors quartet from the University of Utah graduate school, will open the concert with a Dvorak string quartet.

The Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Amanda Kippen, will follow with Grieg's "Anitra's Dance", Corelli's "Christmas Concerto", Rimsky-Korsakov's "Dance of the Tumblers", and a fun arrangement combining "Carol of the Bells" and "Greensleeves". LYCO is an audition-only string training orchestra for Lincoln Youth Symphony.

The Lincoln Youth Symphony, with new conductor Samuel Runolfson, will conclude the concert with two movements from Beethoven's "7th Symphony", Brahms' "Hungarian Dance No. 5", an arrangement of Hatikvah (the Israeli national anthem), and a selection of Christmas Carols. LYS is an audition-only full orchestra looking forward to attending the Youth Symphony Festival at Abravanel Hall in February 2013.

These orchestras are projects of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society, with funding from the George S & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, the Utah Arts Council, and the Annual Gala Fundraiser Dinner. LBSS is especially grateful for the support of families, friends, and local businesses in the Brigham City, Tremonton, Logan, and Ogden areas.

24 October 2012

LYS Retreat Details

Retreat Details

Please bring a music stand! We have hauled our music stands to camp in the past, but we lack the transportation to do it this time. If everyone tries to remember to bring one (even if you normally share), then there will be enough stands! Please label your stand with your name. If it comes apart, label all the pieces.

The camp cook needs to know if there is anyone with special dietary needs. Please let me know asap.

Here is the schedule:

Retreat Schedule 2012
This will be our third annual retreat. Not only do we have fun, we get to know each other better, and experience a top quality workshop, as well as rehearse for our upcoming concert. If you cannot stay the night, please be sure to attend as much of the retreat as possible on either Friday evening or Saturday morning or both. We can let you know what the cost is for the meals you eat if you don't spend the night.

Friday October 26
3pm                               Adults, any youth helpers & equipment arrive & set up
3:45-4pm                        Youth arrive, pick a bed, stow their stuff, set up for rehearsal in the Lodge
4:15-6:15pm                    Orchestra Rehearsal
6:30pm                           Dinner (UTABA staff provides dinner)
7-7:30pm                        Play whack-em (you'll like it)
7:30-8:15pm                    Prepare skits / outrageous performances / weird instrument noise contest (Must be music-related and in good taste)
8:15pm                           Skits / performances /weird instrument noises
10:00pm                         Bed time
10:15pm                         Lights out

Saturday October 27
7am                               Rise & Shine, pack up, roll up sleeping bags, etc.
7:30am                           Breakfast (UTABA staff provides breakfast)
8-9:30am                        Workshop
9:30-10am                       Break / Free Time
10am-12pm                     Orchestra Rehearsal
12-12:30pm                     Lunch (UTABA staff provides lunch)
12:30-1pm                       Debrief (share what you learned)
1-2pm                            Break camp & head home


My kids tell me this is NOT camping! The heated cabins have dorm-style bunkbeds with mattresses on them. The beds are more comfortable if you bring a blanket/quilt to put under your sleeping bag. If you need to go at night, you will have to walk to the bathrooms (which have showers and even flush toilets J), or the lodge – so be prepared for inclement weather!

What to Bring

Music Stand
Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Extra Blanket, Coat, Snow-appropriate Shoes/Boots
Personal Hygiene items including toothbrush & toothpaste, washcloth, soap, towel
Change of clothes (warm clothes! It's in the mountains… and the weather is going to be iffy)
Great Attitude!


Camp UTABA is owned and operated by the Utah American Baptist Association. It is located in the Ogden Valley at 7005 North Fork Road, Liberty, UT 84310. For driving directions (depending on where you are coming from) visit their website at www.camputaba.org/drive.htm

Contact Information
Julie Gardner's cell phone will be on, but may not have any service. The number is 435.740.4335.
Alternately, if you need to get a message up there, contact the Camp UTABA office at 801.745.3570.

We'll see you up there! Woo Hoo!

Julie Gardner
Sam Runolfson

22 October 2012

Retreat is Coming Up! See You Friday!

Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society
P.O. Box 236, Brigham City, UT 84302
OCTOBER 26-27, 2012

     The Lincoln Youth Symphony is hosting an overnight music camp on Friday, October 26, 2012 to Saturday, October 27, 2012.  All youth participating in Lincoln Youth Symphony are requested to attend if at all possible (partial attendance is allowed in special circumstances).  There are two main goals of this camp:  to become better acquainted with our new conductor, Sam Runolfson, and your fellow orchestra members; and to delve into the concert repertoire the orchestra will perform November 17. There will be several different activities planned for the youth, including evening skits, outrageous musical performances, full orchestra rehearsals, and morning workshops led by experienced musicians.
     To keep their energy up, we will serve them three meals during the camp which should sustain them during all these activities. In their free time, the youth will be able to enjoy the fresh open air and beauty of this secluded camp in Ogden Valley during autumn. 
     There will be no bus service to the camp. Families are responsible for transportation and are encouraged to arrange carpooling.

WHERE:    Camp UTABA, a year-round heated camp facility in Ogden Valley, dedicated to offering affordable lodging for religious, educational, and family gatherings in a safe and beautiful environment.  It is 5 miles north from the bottom of the North Ogden Pass.  Please go to Camp UTABA’s website for further information: 
www.camputaba.org, 7005 North Fork Rd, Eden, UT 84310-9679, (801) 745-3570

WHEN:       Arrive Friday, October 26 between 3:45 and 4:00 pm;
                    Depart Saturday, October 27 between 1:45 and 2:00 pm.

COST:         Only $40.00, everything included, to be paid in addition to your membership fee;

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTSCamp UTABA has heated cabins with 7 bunk beds each.  There will be 2 female chaperones and up to 12 girls per cabin; 2 male chaperones and up to 12 boys per cabin.

RESTROOMS & SHOWERS: There is a restroom facility in the main lodge, as well as restrooms and showers in a separate building with lovely hot water.

  • Instrument
  • Music
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Change of clothes
  • Personal care items
  • Towel(s) & Soap
  • Medicine
  • Extra Blanket
  • Cushion for hard cold chair

  • Electronic entertainment devices
  • Distractions
  • Any prohibited substance

06 October 2012

Prier String Quartet Celebration

A Message from Utah Symphony:


I've attached a flyer with information about a very special string quartet recital on October 20.

Peter Prier has created a tonally matched quartet of string instruments intended to be played together, as a quartet.  To celebrate this, four Utah Symphony musicians will give a recital on them at the Salt Lake City Recital Hall, 8 pm on October 20. The recital is free; donations are welcome. 

Please share this information with your youth orchestra and anyone else who might be interested.

-       Beverly

Beverly Hawkins
Symphony Education Manager

LYS Announcements!

Important Stuff here... Please read the whole email. Please. :)

Here is the announcement you've all been waiting for:

We are NOT changing any of the schedule! Yes, there will be a few people who miss Saturday Morning at the retreat for the ACT, but they can still come FRIDAY! We tried to change things, but it just wasn't working out - we would have missed about the same number of people the following week & would have had to change concerto auditions, into the bargain.

Here is the schedule for the next few weeks:

October 13
8:30 - 11:00 am, Rehearsal including sectionals & section specialists
11:15 am - 12:00 noon, Parent Meeting
Reminders: Bring the Payment & Acceptance form. Bring it with your payment on Saturday to the parent meeting. This was handed out today, and is also attached to this email, along with the Membership Information mentioned in the Acceptance form. :)

October 20
UEA Weekend
Practice Like Crazy; No Rehearsal

October 26-27
Retreat at Camp UTABA - Detailed schedule will be sent at later date, but please fill out permission form, even if you're only coming for part of the retreat.
(Information and Permission form ATTACHED to this email; please print, fill out, and bring next week.)

November 3
8:30-11:00 am, Regular Rehearsal 
Concerto Auditions 11:15 am (This will be addressed in a separate email for those preparing to audition.)

November 10
8:30-11:00 am, Rehearsal including sectionals & section specialists

November 17
8:30-11:00 am, Rehearsal on stage @ Box Elder Middle School, 18 South 500 East, Brigham City
5:00-6:30 pm, Concert! (Admission: $3 Adults, $2 Students/Seniors, $12 Families)

November 24
Thanksgiving Weekend! 
No Rehearsal.

December 1, 8, 15
8:30-11:00 am, Regular Rehearsals!

Well, then, Fabulous! We were incredibly blessed to have our section specialists today. Thank you Jesse, Amber, Becca, Catherine, Marianna, and Keri for your support! Sectionals next week, folks, so be sure to practice & come with questions. 

Thank you, Sam, for performing the Dynamics Speech today. I laughed so hard I cried. I will never think about Dynamics the same again. 

Julie Gardner
Sam Runolfson

PS If you are reading this as a post on the blog and need the forms mentioned as attachments, please contact me at LincolnYouthSymphony@gmail.com. I will be happy to send you the forms in PDF format via reply email. 

29 September 2012

LYS: Fun Day!


Great rehearsal & auditions today! I could feel the energy in the room. Very cool. I think Sam's pretty fun! I hope you do too. (Thanks, Promontory, for our new rehearsal space!)

A few things I forgot to announce:

1. Be sure you pick up an acceptance and payment form next week if you didn't get one this week. 

2. Careful with the music: You are responsible to keep the music flat and in good condition. If the folder I gave you is too big for you, you may choose to alter the folder size or even use a different one, but if you have any over-sized music in your folder, then a smaller sized folder may not protect the music. Please be aware of the music!

3. Rehearsal next week is regular time: 8:30 to 11:00 am. We will hear any new members audition after rehearsal or during break. Bring pencils for marking music! 

4. If you are taking the ACT Oct 27, please hit reply and let me know RIGHT NOW. This is a potential problem because our retreat is that weekend. 

For the record: We sightread today. What great brain exercise this was! Brahms Hungarian Dance No 5, and Beethoven 7th Symphony, 2nd and then 1st movements. It is fun making music with Sam, even when he's singing. And even when the music is hard. 

Remember, bring friends, especially flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, & trombone players! And strings, too! :)

Highlight of the day: wasn't it just cool to have two oboes? I thought it was amazing.

Julie Gardner
Sam Runolfson

28 September 2012

LYS: See Ya Tomorrow


Tomorrow we have auditions 8:30 to 9:30am, then a regular rehearsal 9:30-11:00am. :)

Are you coming? If the answer is yes, please fill out the online form. I need to know if you are coming. (For those of you who already filled it out, I am deeply grateful; you are my heroes and hold a special place in my heart!) 

If the form is not working, or you don't have time to fill it out, at least reply to this email with your answer!

Where: Promontory School, 1051 W 2700 S, Perry, UT. Click Here for a google map view of the location. The school really is there; the satellite image just doesn't show it yet!

Who: ALL members and prospective members of LYS must be at rehearsal.

Auditions: Sign up for a 10-minute slot if you are a new member or have a deep desire to show us your stuff. Click here for the google calendar link, or email/call me to set an appointment. If you don't have an appointment, we'll squeeze you in!

It's going to be a great year! I can't wait to get started again. 


Julie Gardner, LYS Manager
435.723.8262 home; 435.740.4335 cell

21 September 2012

11 September 2012

Press Release: Lincoln Youth Symphony Auditions September 29

Join Lincoln Youth Symphony's 2012-2013 Season with new conductor Sam Runolfson! 

Auditions are open for all instruments including Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, and String Bass. LYS Musicians come from the Cache Valley, Tremonton, Brigham City, and Ogden areas. 

LYS rehearses Saturdays, 8:30-11:00 am, at Promontory School, 1051 W 2700 S, Perry, the new charter school near Brigham City. They will be holding auditions before and after their first rehearsal, September 29, 2012. 

Returning members need not audition, but all new members are encouraged to make an appointment and audition! 

Information on making appointments, filling out information sheets, and what to prepare are available on LincolnYouthSymphony.blogspot.com, on the "LYS Audition Information" tab. If you have additional questions, please contact Julie Gardner at LincolnYouthSymphony@gmail.com, 435.723.8262

Information about the strings-only orchestra, Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra, is also available on the website.


This flyer, along with an 11x17 poster, was mailed to orchestra and band teachers who teach at the following schools: 
Bear River High, Bear River Middle, Box Elder High, Box Elder Middle, Fremont High, Wahlquist Jr High, Weber High, Orion Jr High, North Ogden Jr High, Ogden High, Ben Lomond High, Mount Ogden Middle, Bonneville High, Logan High, SkyView High, Mountain Crest High, Thomas Edison South, Promontory School, and Venture High. 
We appreciate the support of music teachers everywhere who have given their youth the opportunity to aim higher, gain experience, and become better musicians - and better people! 
Thank you!

LYCO Audition Flyer

28 August 2012

LYS: Audition FAQ


Do I Need To Audition? 
Due to a timing issue, returning members of LYS need not audition this year. New members will audition before and after our rehearsal Sept 29.  Please note that this first rehearsal will be somewhat shortened and will run from 9:30am to 11am. All musicians & prospective musicians need to attend the rehearsal that day. 

Online Form for all new and returning musicians: 
Please fill out our online membership information form at this link. Management is happy when we know you are coming!

Online Appointment Scheduling for all NEW musicians:
An audition schedule has been posted and appointments can be made online. Click on the following link: Appointment Slots to access our online appointments. (You may have to click forward until you find Sept 29!). You need a free google calendar account to sign up, and when you set the appointment, it will appear on your calendar. If you need to change the appointment, simply delete the appointment on your calendar and it will open up a space for someone else on the appointment calendar. If you do not have Google Calendar, please contact me via email with the time you prefer and I will set it up for you - but it's easier to make changes, etc., if you have your own google calendar!

Google Calendar:
While you're at it, if you have google calendar, be sure to subscribe to the LYS calendar; it's called Lincoln Youth Symphony Orchestra. Then you'll always be up-to-date on what is going on!

Let me know if you need any help getting ready... 

We are so excited about this coming year! What a great adventure we are going to have. Please share this great opportunity with your friends. Lots of them!

Sam Runolfson
Julie Gardner

01 August 2012

Samuel Runolfson

Click Here to read the press release about our New Conductor!

LYS: Forthcoming Emails


I am about to send several emails. It's mostly about how they post on the website... So I'm sorry if you feel inundated. It also may make different topics easier to separate.

The calendar for the year is up on the website at http://lincolnyouthsymphony.blogspot.com/p/lys-calendar.html. I give you this link instead of typing up a calendar simply because there are still a couple things to finalize - mostly when to do spring break since no two school districts agree this year! 

So, watch for the following emails (or click the links!)

Thanks for your support. Please SHARE information on Lincoln Youth Symphony! We need to really get the word out!

- Julie Gardner

LYS: New Rehearsal Space

We will be in a new location this year!

Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning at 1001 West 2700 South, Perry, has offered us rehearsal space in trade for using our music stands and percussion equipment. We are so pleased as this will free up funds for regular LYS section specialists! 

There is currently an Eagle project going on to fix up our music stands so they can be used at the new school. The ribbon cutting is coming up August 11th! 

Thank you, PSEL! This is the beginning of a fabulous partnership.

Concerts will still be at Box Elder Middle School Auditorium, 18 South 500 East, Brigham City.

LYS: Rehearsal Time Change

This year's regular Saturday rehearsals will begin at 8:30 am and end at 11:00 am. This is a time adjustment from last year, and will hopefully accommodate more people's Saturday plans. 

Sam, our new conductor, has requested this change to better serve you! So, bleary-eyed or not, we are starting at 8:30! :)

LYS: Concerto Auditions

Concerto Auditions are open to all youth through high school age regardless of membership in Lincoln Youth Symphony, although non-members are asked to make a $20 donation to the organization at the audition. 

There are several dates to remember in regards to Concerto Auditions & Performance Opportunities:

September 29, 2012: Music Approval Deadline -- please submit to Julie Gardner by this date. The music you want to perform must be available and playable, and we can't know if you don't ask!

November 3, 2012: 11:15am @ Promontory School: Concerto Auditions

If you are selected to perform with the Lincoln Youth Symphony, you may be included in either of two concerts, depending on how the programming works out:

February 9, 2013 or April 20, 2013

What a great year it's going to be!

LYS: No Peach Days Concert


Because of our change of venue, we cannot move into the new school until after August 15. This leaves very little time for rehearsal -- so there will be no LYS/LYCO/LBCS participation in Peach Days this year. Perhaps we'll play at Peach Days next year!

Thanks to everyone for their support & interest. We are sorry it didn't work out!

Press Release: Lincoln Youth Symphony's New Conductor!

Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society proudly presents the new Lincoln Youth Symphony Conductor! After two wonderful years, Robert Bott has moved and can no longer continue conducting for us, and we are very fortunate to have Samuel Runolfson carrying on the tradition of excellence by taking over as conductor of Brigham City's Lincoln Youth Symphony. His musical endeavors have been exciting to watch over the years, including a trip to the MTNA National Finals with a chamber music trio!

Samuel Runolfson grew up in Ogden and is a Graduate from Weber State University in the Music Education program. Samuel is currently attending the University of Utah for a Masters in Cello Performance. Samuel began playing the cello in Middle School and has since studied with Dr. Paul Joines, Pegsoon Whang, Dr. Viktor Uzur and is currently studying with Elliot Cheney. Samuel has been principal cellist of the Weber State Symphony Orchestra, the New American Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra Ogden. An avid chamber musician Samuel has performed in quartets, quintets and trios throughout Northern Utah and has spent countless hours in the public schools performing, lecturing and teaching music to students from Elementary to High School. Samuel also performed and taught in Haiti during the summer of 2008. Samuel has conducted the Bonneville Youth Orchestra, Weber State Symphony Orchestra, the Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra, Morgan Valley Strings, and various High Schools and Jr. High Schools for clinics, as well as festivals.

His contributions to our program will be fabulous!

19 July 2012

Press Release: Utah Symphony Side-by-Side Concert Includes Local Youth

The May 15, 2012, Utah Symphony All-Star Concert was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for several local youth nominated through the Lincoln Youth Symphony. A big congratulations to recently graduated students Brittney Rutherford, Viola, Box Elder High School; Tami Hunter, Clarinet, Box Elder High School; and Kjersti Matheson, French Horn, Weber High School. It was a fantastic concert, and an exciting time for audience members watching the packed stage as they performed side-by-side with the Utah Symphony.

Only youth symphonies (including Brigham City's Lincoln Youth Symphony) that participate in the annual Youth Symphony Festival at Abravanel Hall are eligible to nominate musicians for the annual Utah Symphony All-Star Concert.

09 May 2012

Our Conductor Search Has Begun!

Are you looking for opportunities
to enrich the lives of motivated youth musicians?
Do you have a gift for bringing out the best in an orchestra?
Are you a great motivator and communicator?
Lincoln Youth Symphony needs YOU!
Become the next conductor / music director of the Lincoln Youth Symphony and enjoy:
¯    A quarterly stipend
¯    Three concerts per year plus an annual performance on stage at Abravanel Hall at the Youth Symphony Festival
¯    Great music students from Box Elder, Cache and Weber counties

¯    Conducting experience required
¯    Enthusiasm – desire to make a difference in the lives of exceptional youth musicians
¯    Experience with all orchestral instruments preferred —
Strings, Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion

Submit résumé & cover letter, or send queries, via email, to LincolnYouthSymphony@gmail.com
Top candidates will be invited to a live audition with our special audition orchestra.
The Orchestra rehearses in Brigham City on Saturday Mornings.

Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society ¯ PO Box 236 ¯ Brigham City, UT 84302