27 September 2014

NUYS Today, Parent Meeting, Retreat


I enjoyed listening to rehearsal today! Fantastic. :)

Thanks, everyone, for coming to the parent meeting today! If you missed it, here is a link to a PDF version of the PowerPoint; if you see something you would like to volunteer for, let me know, or turn in a volunteer sheet! 

Please note that we are working on a T-Shirt design, and would like to have it solidified by next Saturday, so if you have ideas, check out the second-to-last slide on the above link.

Watch your email for a link to a Google Form for T-shirt size and color choices, coming soon. I loved the little cheer for the T-shirts. You are all so cool! :)

Year-in-Review 2013-14
Also, here is a link to the pictures and videos we had playing at the beginning of the meeting. (I waited to send this email until the upload was complete.)

We handed out the retreat permission slips and the information sheet, including a food suggestions form. If you did not get these, please print off, fill out, and turn in. If you have a food allergy or similar situation, it is especially important that you turn in the food suggestion form. 

Thank you so much! 
Julie Gardner
Conrad Dunn

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13 September 2014

Audition Results

Audition results are in! Congratulations on your successful morning. It was great to see everyone again and meet new people; thank you for your patience when we ran late. If you misplaced or did not receive the audition packet, we have made it available electronically on the blog. Here is the link. Don't forget to give those packets to your parents!

**This audition results list is in alphabetical order by last name. Seating will be assigned next week at rehearsal.**

Confirmed additional audition appointments are indicated below each section, as appropriate with a (+1) or (+2).

Allison Francis
Elizabeth Hinds
Haleigh Roche

Katie Argyle
Hannah Harding
Garrett Johnson
Travis Seamons

Gabriel Marcotte
Megan Meservy

Matthew Nye

French Horn
Emma Harding
Makenzie Harris

Joshua Carver
Kitsel Lusted
Nathan Stevenson
Isaac Thomson

(Several leads... Keep recruiting!)

Krista Farley

        Kate Smith

Aidan Ames
Vanessa Bott
Megan Brasher
Jillian Brown
Briana Cook
Eliza Corrington
Yarmeen Finlayson
Sarah Francis
Stephanie Furfaro
Lauren Giddings
Rebecca Hales
Gabby Hammer
Hannah Hammonds
Leah Laing
Tia Luther
Cody McBride
Natalie Nef
Cara Peterson
Angela Potter
Jen Lin Russell
Rebecca Stamps
Sammy Suiter
Krystell Taylor
Casey Turner
Nevele Varble
Hannah Young

Rebekah Ashby
Alec Goeckeritz
Taylor Jensen
Clayton Johnson
Travis Martinez
Katie Robins
Elizabeth Wagstaff

Joshua Austin
Carter Fielding
Cambridge Hinds
Meagan Kaminsky
Jaquell Taylor
Nathan Wagstaff

String Bass
(Keep Recruiting!)

​Thanks again! We are looking forward to jumping into the music next week. :)

Julie Gardner, Managing Director
Conrad Dunn, Conductor
Cartoon by Gerard Hoffnung

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Handouts from Auditions

An information packet was handed out at auditions today with the following cover-letter, plus the papers linked-to below so you can have extra copies as needed.


Thank you for auditioning!

Audition results will be published today via email.

If you do not receive notification, please contact Julie Gardner: info@NorthernUtahYouthSymphony.org or 435.740.4335.

Those selected to participate should:
  1. Return next week for our first rehearsal (Sept 20); arrive early to help set up and get warmed up for rehearsal (which starts 8:30-11:00 am).
  2. Invite your parent(s) to the Parent Meeting being held the following week after rehearsal at Promontory School, Sept 27, 11:15-12:00.
  3. Read Membership Info, Rules & Policies.
  4. Fill out the attached Acceptance,Release & Payment Form to be collected, with tuition, at the parent meeting.

The meeting will last no longer than 45 minutes.

Julie Gardner, 435.740.4335

A calendar was also attached to this packet. Although we prefer you check the online calendar, here is the link to the printed calendar handed out today. Please note that this calendar is incomplete; the online calendar will be updated as more information comes available.

11 September 2014

NUYS Auditions


I am so excited to see everyone! If you have already registered, thank you. Auditions are this Saturday at Promontory School, 1051 W 2700 S, Perry. Please arrive in plenty of time to warm up and be ready. I will be there no later than 7:45 am to open up and prepare.

If you want to check your audition time, here is the link for that:

If you haven't registered, please do so if you have access to a computer; otherwise, just come. There will be paper forms available. Here is the link: 

Currently we have the following instrumentation signed up for auditions:
3 Flutes
3 Oboes
2 Clarinets
1 Bassoon
1 Horn
4 Trumpets
0 Trombones
0 Tubas
1 Percussion/Timpani
1 Harp
25 Violins
4 Violas (+2?)
4 Cellos
0 Basses

Several of the pieces we want to play are AWESOME but we need more Horns and Trombones, Basses, Cello and a Tuba would be nice but not mandatory. 

Please recruit your friends! What a great opportunity to put this orchestra together and really make some Great Noise! (jk)

Julie Gardner, Managing Director

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