- Bring a treat to share, (or fruit, or whatever is GOOD!).
- Bring a white elephant gift - something no one at home wants anymore and Mom and Dad will be ecstatic to see it go out the door - wrapped!
12 December 2013
11 December 2013
09 December 2013
We have collected the Frescobaldi and the Respighi, and in addition to keeping the Egmont Overture and Bounty Hunter (which we may play at Abravanel Hall on March 3), we have handed out the following for the February 1 Concerto Concert:
- Hummel's Trumpet Concerto (3rd Movement)
to be performed by our own Krystal Matheson
- Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A Minor (3rd Movement)
to be performed by LYCO's Kristene Murrow
- Mozart's Piano Concerto no 23 (3rd Movement)
to be performed by David Ban
- Hardiman's Lord of the Dance
- Schubert's Rosamunde Overture
and next week we will hand out one other piece, Themes from Also Sprach Zarathustra, which we sightread this week and the brass players were pretty excited about.We have one other concerto on order; it's for the April concert but the music is quite difficult, so we will need to start working on it asap. It is
- MacDowell's Piano Concerto no. 2 (1st movement) to be performed by Joshua Musselman (some of you may remember him -- he performed the Liszt Piano Concerto with us two years ago).
We will have one other regular rehearsal this year -- December 14, 8:30 to 11:00 am at Promontory, and then we have a couple weeks off for the holidays. We will resume January 4, and rehearse every week until our next concert, which is coming right up on February 1.Please let us know when you won't be at rehearsal (and why). The easiest way to do this is by replying to this email, or sending a text to Julie at 435 740 4335.
19 November 2013
Morning rehearsal: 8:30-11:00am, Box Elder Middle School, 18 S 500 E, Brigham City (LYCO rehearses right after us, 11-12)
Concert Call Time: 4:30pm
Concert begins: 5:00pm (see the press release for additional information)
Notice the ad I put up on the website for the sponsor for this concert. Classical Strings is making it possible for free admission to the concert!
We do not have an official recording arranged for this concert. If you are making a recording, please let me know if you are willing to share. A decent digital video camera actually makes a very nice sound recording!
Let's fill the auditorium! Invite friends and family. Also, please let your guests know that there are people recording the concert, so concert etiquette is appreciated.
You do not need to dress up for the dress rehearsal; it's just "dress" because it's on the stage. Concert dress for the evening is as follows:
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.
Please be prepared to turn in your music after the concert in the folder I gave you. If you are not using it on the stand during the concert, you can even hand it to me before the concert. I get really excited when everyone hands in their music at once. It just makes my day! I will fill your folder with new music during the holiday.
We will be taking Thanksgiving weekend off, and starting rehearsals again December 7th, at Promontory School, 8:30-11:00am.
18 November 2013
14 November 2013
Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society is proud to present Lincoln Youth Symphony and Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra in their 2013-14 season opening concert, "Symphonic Sampler," which will be Saturday, November 23, 5:00pm, at the Box Elder Middle School Auditorium, 18 S 500 E, Brigham City. Admission to this concert is FREE thanks to the generous sponsorship of Classical Strings Sales, Repairs and Rentals, Grover Wilhelmsen (owner).
The concert will open with the all-strings Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Amanda Kippen. They will be performing arrangements of Dukas' "Sorcerer's Apprentice", Percy Faith's "Brazilian Sleigh Bells", a Gregorian Chant transcribed by Conley called "Kyrie Eleison", and Sean O'Loughlin's exciting all-pizzicato piece "Firewalk".
Lincoln Youth Symphony will then present their debut performance under the baton of new conductor Conrad Dunn with an eclectic program including Beethoven's "Egmont Overture", Frescobaldi's "Toccata", Respighi's "Ancient Dances and Airs", and the Bounty Hunter Theme from Video Games Live .
Lincoln Youth Symphony and Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra are projects of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded by George S & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, the Utah Arts Council, and their annual Gala Dinner and Silent Auction which is generously supported by local businesses, friends, and family.
Additional information is available at www.LincolnYouthSymphony.com.
26 October 2013
Thanks to everyone who came, played, cooked, chaperoned, conducted, put on skits, whack'em'd, cleaned, teeter-tottered, tether-balled, swung, hiked, swept, loaded timpani, snored, laughed, and made my weekend so great!Please remember that our next rehearsal really 8:30 to 11:00am November 2 -- next week -- and we are back on track for regular Saturday rehearsals.
The concert is COMING UP on November 23rd, 5-6:30pm. More details coming soon!
Again, thanks for a great weekend! I enjoyed getting to know you (if you are new) or getting to know you better (if you are not).
Please reply if either of the following belong to you:
There is a sleeping pad from one of the girls's cabins, rolled up, and secured with a bungee cord. I have it at my house; it is gray and blue. It is the kind with a little valve thing in the corner.There was an abandoned, very wet, cream colored towel in the girls' showers. I have that at my house, as well, and it has been washed and dried (the dryer is beeping right now!).
21 October 2013
Hopefully this email doesn't end up too long, but I want to make sure you have all the information you need to navigate this coming weekend.Please read the following information and contact me if you have any questions.
The Retreat is this weekend, at Camp UTABA (Utah American Baptist Association) in the north end of the Ogden Valley. Click here for a link to the location on Google Maps. Go to their website, www.camputaba.org, and click "Maps" for additional detailed directions, if you like.All transportation is to be provided by families. If you need someone from your general area to carpool with, please reply to this email and I will do my best to put you in touch with potential carpool buddies.Please bring a music stand. Whatever you have at home will do; I have hauled our stands in the past, but will not be doing so this year.
If I emailed you separately this afternoon and asked for your permission slip, PLEASE bring it Friday. I'd hate to turn anyone away. :) If I did not email you about your permission slip, don't feel badly. It just means I already have it! :) If I did not email you, and you are not staying the night, but will be at the retreat part of the time, I still need a permission slip from you. If you don't have one to fill out, reply to this email. I'll send you a pdf copy.
If you participated in past retreats, you will notice that this year the retreat starts later and ends later: 5pm to 5pm.
Friday October 25
4:00pm Adults & equipment arrival & set up5:00pm Youth arrive, set up sleeping quarters, meet in the lodge6:00pm Dinner6:30pm Orchestra Rehearsal (with break) (Mr Dunn)8:30pm Introductions, Play whack-em (you'll like it) & other games. Create skit groups.10:00pm Bedtime10:30pm Lights out
Saturday October 26
7:30am Rise & Shine, pack up, roll up sleeping bags, etc.8:00am Breakfast8:30am Orchestra Rehearsal including group picture (during break) (Mr Dunn)11:00am Prepare Skits11:30pm Skit Performances12:30pm Lunch1:00pm Orchestra Rehearsal & Music Clinic (with break) (Mr Dunn & Dr James McWhorter)
3:30pm Clean and check out of cabins; bring luggage to lodge
4:00pm Snack & one more game4:30pm Final cleaning (lodge & bathrooms)5:00-5:30pm Youth to be picked up, head home before dark (Sunset is 6:30pm)
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.
Restroom & Shower Facilities:
There is a restroom facility in the main lodge, as well as restrooms with showers in a separate building with lovely hot water.If you need to "go" at night, you will have to walk to the bathrooms (which have showers and even flush toilets Haha), or the lodge – so be prepared with some slip-on shoes!
What to Bring:
Instrument, Music, Music Stand, Pencil, Cushion (for hard cold chair)Sleeping bag, Pillow, Extra Blanket, Change of clothesCoat, Shoes/Boots (the weather forecast looks fantastic, so boots are probably not necessary)Personal care items (toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, soap, towel)Medicine (as approved on permission slip)
What NOT to Bring:
Electronic entertainment devices, Distractions, Any prohibited substance
Emergency Contact Information
Julie Gardner's cell phone will be on, but may not have any service (it didn't last year, for the most part). The number is 435.740.4335.Alternately, if you need to get a message to someone, contact the Camp UTABA office at 801.745.3570.
07 October 2013
Great rehearsal Saturday; things are starting to come together. Thanks for your hard work.
At the end of rehearsal, we passed out a short survey to find out if we had any food allergy issues. We also asked if there were preferences, or favorite foods, for Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack.
If you did not get to fill one of these out, especially if you have food allergies and are going to the retreat, please reply to this email with this information.
Thanks so much!
PS We may still be looking for a few adults to spend the night at the retreat. If you can't stay the whole time, that's okay. It's the overnight part where we need more adults. Please contact me if you are potentially available to help with this. Thanks!
02 October 2013
Regular Rehearsals -- October 5th, 12th
Fall Break -- October 19th
Retreat -- October 25th - 26th
Regular Rehearsals -- November 2nd, 9th, 16th
Dress Rehearsal and Concert -- November 23rd
Rehearsals resume after concert -- December 7th
Retreat information and permission form
Proposed retreat schedule
Acceptance and payment form
23 September 2013
What: Parent Meeting for LYS and LYCOWhen: Saturday, Sept 28, 2013, 11:15 am to 12:00 pmWhere: Promontory School, after LYS rehearsal
19 September 2013
- Sign up on the online Participant Form (if that doesn't work for you, just come, we have paper ones).
- Contact Julie at LincolnYouthSymphony@gmail.com, home 435.723.8262, cell/text 435.740.4335
- Prepare for your audition (see our LYS Audition Info page for details)
- Arrive at 8 am Saturday to warm up for a quick audition before our regular 8:30-11:00 am rehearsal (if you've made separate arrangements with Mr Dunn or Ms Dunn, that counts too).
Promontory School, 1051 W 2700 S, Perry, UT 84302
14 September 2013
07 September 2013
Lincoln Youth Symphony Concerto Auditions Application Deadline is coming up quickly.
September 30 is the deadline for applying to get music approved for this year's November 2 concerto auditions. Please contact me (Julie Gardner) if you are interested in auditioning (or have your interested student contact me) at LincolnYouthSymphony@gmail.com, or via telephone @ 435.723.8262.
The concerto audition page on the Lincoln Youth Symphony website has been revised and updated. If you soloed with us last season, you will not be eligible this year, but we'd love it if you would tell your friends about the opportunity.
Here is a link to the new and improved concerto audition page. Please read through it and let me know if you have any questions.
Please pass this information on to anyone you think might be interested.
Julie Gardner, Managing Director
Conrad Dunn, Conductor
29 August 2013
If you are a band student involved with marching competitions, please be advised that you can join as late as November 1 and still play with us for the November 23 concert. We want you, but we also want you to support your school band program. Band students who do not have competitions are welcome to join at the beginning, of course.If you do have a marching competition or other conflict on September 14, please scroll to the bottom of the audition sign-up sheet and put your name and instrument under "Sign Below if you Need a Different Date." Be sure to fill out the 2013 LYS Participant Form so we know how to contact you to schedule your audition.
21 August 2013
Lincoln Youth Symphony, a project of the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society, is pleased to announce Conrad Dunn of Logan, Utah, as the new Music Director - Conductor of our premier youth orchestra.
Auditions for the 2013-14 season will take place September 14, 2013, from 8:30am to noon at Promontory School in Perry, Utah. Lincoln Youth Symphony brings together musicians from all over Northern Utah including Ogden, Brigham City, Logan and Tremonton. With three full concerts, a fall retreat, and a performance at Abravanel Hall, the musicians are encouraged to put together car pools and do whatever it takes to participate in regular Saturday Morning Rehearsals for this outstanding opportunity.
18 July 2013
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
The Orchestra rehearses in Perry, Utah, on Saturday Mornings.
Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society ¯ PO Box 236 ¯ Brigham City, UT 84302
26 June 2013
It was a fun year, wasn't it? I can't believe it's been two months since our last concert.
16 April 2013
The concert will appeal to youth and adults alike, including Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Amanda Kippen, performing I'm A Believer, Music for a Found Harmonium (from Napoleon Dynamite), and The Star of County Down.
|Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra|
The two orchestras will also combine to present a medley from Les Miserables conducted by Samuel Runolfson, LYS conductor.
|Lincoln Youth Symphony|
Nathan currently lives in Riverdale Utah, and is a junior at Bonneville High School. He is now under the tutelage of Dr. Shi-Hwa Wang at Weber State University, and Professor Monte Belknap at Brigham Young University.
He placed third in the UMTA Competition in 2012. Nathan has participated in Weber State's ASTA, and Solo & Ensemble, and has received superior ratings. He has been the concert master of Weber School District's Honor Orchestra, the Bonneville Youth Symphony, and now the Lincoln Youth Symphony. This year Nathan was selected to participate in All-State Orchestra which featured the finest youth musicians throughout the state of Utah.
Besides playing the violin, Nathan is an avid playing card collector and Ping Pong player. He enjoys traveling around the world, especially to Hong Kong. He attempted to learn the Guqin, and the Erhu, both Chinese instruments. Nathan also enjoys photography, singing, building Gundam models, and learning card tricks.
The concert will conclude with Lincoln Youth Symphony's performance of the exciting final movement of Dvorak's New World Symphony.
These youth symphonies are projects of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society (LBSS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded by grants from the George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the Utah Arts Council, our annual Gala Fundraiser Dinner & Silent Auction,and private donations. LBSS is also incredibly thankful for PetsFirst! Wellness Center's sponsorship of this season finale concert, making it possible to invite the audience free-of-charge.
Please visit their website for further information at www.LincolnYouthSymphony.com.
15 April 2013
08 April 2013
We are so looking forward to this FREE concert on April 20, 5pm, BEMS (thanks to PETS FIRST WELLNESS CENTER for the sponsorship).
03 April 2013
Our final concert coming up on April 20th has been sponsored by PetsFirst Wellness Center.
This means they have covered the cost of renting the auditorium and admission will be FREE! We are deeply grateful for their support.
The concert will be April 20th, 5pm at Box Elder Middle School.
The press release will be sent soon. I just wanted you to have plenty of notice so you can invite friends and family.
Also, our end-of-year party will be at Gabby Hammer's house after the concert.
More information to follow!
Julie and Sam
01 April 2013
Start at Rehearsal 1.Play through the first note at Rehearsal 5.Cut to Rehearsal 17. Play to the end.
29 March 2013
SamStart piece at rehearsal 1At Rehearsal 6 Hit first two eighth notes, repeat this measure without rest of the measure then cut to 14 before rehearsal 7Cut 7 before rehearsal 8 to 4 before rehearsal 12.Cut 8 before 13 (allegro molto) to 13.Possible ending at 20 before rehearsal sixteen or cut from this to rehearsal 18Cut rehearsal 20 to two before rehearsal 21Cut 22 (after downbeat) to nine after rehearsal 24 (String parts only for first measure no winds/brass)Good to the end after that. Subject to further cutting....
26 February 2013
Who: Only Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion (such a party!) NO STRINGS (practice at home!)Who Else: No section specialists.When: 9:00 to 10:45 am (Notice the time change)Where: Promontory School (Regular Place -- 1051 W 2700 S, Perry)Why: So many string students will be on tour or playing for ASTA at USU.
23 February 2013
Sam and I would like an accurate count of who will/will not be at rehearsal next week, March 2nd. We would like to make an informed decision on whether to have section specialists, or whether we should put the rehearsal into suspended animation... (That's supposed to be funny, btw). Please reply asap with a yes/no for next week's rehearsal.