25 February 2012

Abravanel Hall -- Day After Tomorrow!


This is what I wrote last week, but never sent [sheepish grin]:

Abravanel Hall permission slips: all who return them by Saturday, Feb 25th, will receive a slice of fresh homemade bread! That's this coming Saturday. [Bravo to everyone who remembered to bring those permission slips even without the reminder email! -- the bread was good, eh?]

Details for Monday:

Concert Dress is LYS Formal Concert Attire. Click here if you can't remember. Black socks & bow ties, K? ;)

The bus will be at the scheduled locations at the scheduled times. Garrett, Kjersti, Krystal, Liana, and Chauncey all need to bring their permission slips to get on the bus. There will be two chaperones getting on at ACYI, and two more getting on at Riverdale. Thank you for your willingness and availability! You are AWESOME!

Seating: We will be sitting in row 9, putting small cases in row 8, and putting large cases in row 31. Please be sure to keep cases in the seats, not on the floors. The fire people are happy when we follow rules, and we'll certainly want to be able to clear the building if there is an emergency! If you are meeting us there, please meet us in row 9! :)

Always, ALWAYS, be an excellent audience for the other performances. (please!)

You may want to make a note of my cell number: 435 740 4335. I will have it with me!

Here is the schedule, copied and pasted from the permission slip:
  • 6:15 a.m. Load the Bus and leave ACYI
  • 6:30-6:40 a.m. Pick up students in Farr West at the Park & Ride
  • 6:45-6:55 a.m. Pick up students in Riverdale at the Park & Ride on the east side of the freeway north of 5600 S
  • 7:30-7:45 a.m. Arrive Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City: Please bring a sack lunch and any snacks you will need to get you through the entire morning. There are no nearby eating establishments. You may eat on the bus or in the lobby of Abravanel Hall before we head north again.
  • 8:00 a.m. Granite Jr Youth Symphony and Jordan Youth Symphony performances
  • 9:00 a.m. Warm Up in the Green Room
  • 9:30 a.m. Lincoln Youth Symphony performance!!!
  • 10:00 a.m. Group picture on the grand staircase. Bring $15 for an 8x10 picture. Make checks payable to Patrick Webster.
  • 10:30 a.m. Utah Valley Youth Philharmonia, Timpanogos Chamber Orchestra, Jordan/Canyons Symphony Orchestra performances
  • 12:00 p.m. Load the bus and head for home. We will leave Salt Lake at about 12:15 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. Arrive at Riverdale Park & Ride
  • 1:20 p.m. Arrive at Farr West Park & Ride
  • 1:40 p.m. Arrive at ACYI
  • These times are dependent on traffic and unforeseeable events, so we'll need to be flexible. Parents, please come to pick up your musician a few minutes early just in case!
  • There is room on the bus for cellos and probably basses… We've seen them fit before!
  • Each musician is very important to our performance. Since this is not technically a school-sponsored activity, their time off from school will need to be arranged on an individual basis. Please use the note below or as me for a full size version if it helps!
:) See Ya Monday!

Julie Gardner
Robert Bott

11 February 2012

Thank You ... Thank You!


Woo Hoo, the Gala's OVER, and it went wonderfully well tonight. Thanks to everyone who sold tickets, purchased tickets, served food, bid on auction items, cleaned up, entertained, made donations, smiled, laughed, procured donations for the auction... and everything else it takes to put on a fundraiser. I can't wait to hear how it went financially. Again, thank you!

It was a great rehearsal this morning too. If you missed, be sure to turn in your Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Liszt, and "From the New World" next week at rehearsal.

Also, we rehearsed Beethoven's Prometheus Overture. It's in your folders, so if you missed today for the ACT or some other reason, please pull it out and give it a look-see. We will be playing it at Abravanel Hall on Feb 27th along with the Tchaikovsky, the Haydn, and the Wagner. I will also pass out the Russian Sailor's Dance next week. We will be adding that to the Abravanel Hall Program as well.

I handed out the permission slips for Abravanel Hall today. Please return the bottom portion indicating your plans (riding bus, where you're getting on, or not riding bus, etc.) by Feb 25. Start talking to your teachers to get time off!

Thanks and Thanks again!

Julie Gardner
Robert Bott

06 February 2012

Abravanel Hall Schedule


One more email:

Here is a link to the PDF file of the Abravanel Hall Schedule.

It's going to be a great day!

Don't worry about printing it. I will have a copy for everyone this Saturday. I just thought you might need/like to see it sooner!

Julie :)

Great Concert! -- Prometheus coming up -- I-know-you're-tired-of-hearing-about-the-Gala


I have looked forward to the concerto concert for so long and it was totally worth it!  Thank you for all your hard work & musicality.  It was a great evening.

I will be collecting the music for the three concerti (plural of concerto) this Saturday, plus the extra piece (if you have it) 'From the New World Symphony'. Some have it, some don't.

There is one more 'neglected' piece in your folders--the Prometheus Overture. We are performing it at Abravanel Hall on February 27, so pull it out this week & dust it off & go over your notes & rhythms  before this Saturday!

Yes, the gala is this week. Saturday. Feb 11. 6 pm. Fun! Tickets may still be available if you contact Mrs Hammer @ 435 723 5880 Monday or Tuesday. 

If you haven't turned in your auction item, please be sure to put it in the spreadsheet & bring it Saturday--or drop it at my house during the week. Just contact me to make arrangements.

435 723 8262 home
435 740 4335 cell (please note -- new number)

03 February 2012

Abravanel Hall Date

Sorry to have left out this detail:

The Youth Symphony Festival at Abravanel Hall is Feb 27. 

Expect to leave sometime around 6:30am from ACYI, or slightly later from Farr West or Riverdale.

Expect to arrive home again around 1:30pm.

Sorry to have left out that little detail! More specific information will be coming soon.

See you tomorrow. It's going to be a great concert!

:) Julie

02 February 2012

Concert, Gala & Abravanel Hall: Busy February!


All week, I've been collecting things to tell you, and suddenly it's Thursday Night! Apologies for the delay - especially since I'm not sure I actually remember all the things I've been meaning to tell you.

Concert Details:

Dress Rehearsal: Please arrive at 8:45am. Downbeat will be at 9am, Box Elder Middle School Auditorium, 18 S 500 E, Brigham City. Rehearsal will last until 11:15am.

Concert: Call Time 4:30pm. Concert begins at 5pm. 

Concert Dress: 
  • Male: Black tux or equivalent suit, 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.

Gala Fundraising Dinner & Silent Auction, February 11th, Next Week!

Tickets: Each student has been asked to sell four tickets. These tickets have been handed out at rehearsal. So far, most students have not submitted their ticket money. The deadline for ticket sales is dictated by the needs of the caterer. Ticket money / commitments / final numbers must be submitted this Saturday, Feb 4. The goal: 200 tickets sold. So far: 75 spoken for. 

Silent Auction: Each family has been asked to submit an item for the silent auction. If you haven't already submitted an item, please check the online spreadsheet here for what others have already done. We encourage you to find businesses that are willing to make donations, but nice new items, and handmade items are also acceptable!

A HUGE Thank You to all those who have been submitting items.

Abravanel Hall:
We have our schedule!
It will be similar to last year: We are in the morning session, which lasts from 8am to 12noon. We will be going upstairs to warm up at 9am, performing at 9:30am, going for photos at 10am, and returning to the performances of other orchestras at 10:30am