26 November 2014

Upcoming Concerts - Two Questions

1. Please reply to this email with your preference for our next concert time. Your responses will determine our February 21st concert time at Logan High.

3 pm matinee
5 pm early evening
7 pm late evening

2. Please indicate your preference: April 23 (Thursday) or April 24 (Friday) (Box Elder High, Brigham City) -- This will be an evening concert (7pm?).

Which date will work better for you and your family and your school commitments?

Thanks for your timely input!


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Great Concert, Upcoming Calendar, Music Folders


The Concert was Awesome! Thanks for all your effort and hard work. 

Our next rehearsal is December 6th (NOT this Saturday).  

Looking Ahead
December Rehearsals: 6, 13, 20
Christmas Break: Dec 27, Jan 3
January Rehearsals: 10, 17, 24, 31
February Rehearsals: 7, 14, 21 (Logan), 28
Concert: February 21, Logan HS
Abravanel Hall: March 2

I just sorted the music that was turned in after the concert. Thanks to everyone who turned in their music.

Gratitude especially to the following who turned in all their music:
All Woodwinds 
All Brass
All Violas
All Basses

I have sent private emails to the 7 people whose music is missing. 

I am also still missing the official 2nd Trombone folder, which I handed to someone a while ago to show a friend and work on recruiting. If I handed it to you, please let me know!

Happy Thanksgiving! Have a safe and enjoyable weekend with your families.


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17 November 2014




The concert is this Saturday​.​
There is a Facebook event. Please share it with your family and friends. Here is the link.

Press Release

There is a press release posted on the blog. Here is the link.

Dress Rehearsal
The rehearsal is a​ ​"dress rehearsal​" in the sense that we are rehearsing on the stage.
​ ​
You do not need to wear your concert outfit until the performance.
​Here is the link for the concert dress info: http://www.northernutahyouthsymphony.org/p/concert-dress.html

​November 22 Schedule

Bear River High is at 1450 S. Main, Garland

Call time for the rehearsal is 10:30 am. We will need all the help we can get as we set up the stage. :)
Rehearsal runs from 11 to 1:15, then we will have lunch.
Call time for the concert is 2:30.
The concert begins with NUYCO at 3:00.

Don't forget your food assignment for lunch.Here is the link for the lunch announcement: http://www.northernutahyouthsymphony.org/2014/11/nuys-dress-rehearsal-lunch.html

All music - including folders - will be collected Saturday so we can prepare music folders for the next concert. If you have borrowed music (to recruit your friends) it must also be returned on Saturday.


DVDs of the concert will be available to pre-order in the lobby. 

$11 for delivery at rehearsal, $13 for mail delivery

Next few weeks
There is no rehearsal over Thanksgiving weekend. Our next rehearsal will be December 6 @ Promontory School.

So excited for this concert!

​ See you all soon! :)

Julie ​

Press Release: November 22, 2014, Concert

The Northern Utah Youth Symphony and Chamber Orchestra (formerly Lincoln) will present their first concert of the season as a matinee,November 22, 2014, 3.00 pm, at Bear River High School Auditorium, 1450 South Main, Garland, Utah. Admission is free thanks to the sponsorship of Classical Strings.

The Northern Utah Youth Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Amanda Kippen, will open the concert with selections including Wood Splitter Fanfare, Dies Irae: Fantasia, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, and to put us in the holiday mood, Variant on an Old English Carol.

The Northern Utah Youth Symphony, conducted by Conrad Dunn, will follow with Sibelius' timeless Finlandia, a suite from Video Games Live, and Jeffrey Bishop's Aethelinda. Each concert this year will also feature a student soloist chosen as a winner of the NUYS annual concerto auditions. Krystell Taylor, violin, will be performing the stunning first movement of Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole with the orchestra.

These youth symphonies are projects of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society, dedicated to music in our communities. Visitwww.NorthernUtahYouthSymphony.org for more information.

Krystell Taylor is a senior at Fremont High School in Plain City, Utah.  She is the daughter of Joel and Amber Taylor.  She has studied violin for 15 years with Diane Austin and Elizabeth Wallace.   She is currently serving as concert mistress of the Northern Utah Youth Symphony. In 2011, Miss Taylor was selected to perform solo with the Lincoln Youth Symphony. Krystell had the opportunity during the summer of 2014 to play with the Rocky Mountain Camerata while touring Europe. She is also currently playing with the Young Artists Chamber Players under the direction of Jack Ashton. Krystell enjoys being a member of the Hot Apple Pie Fiddlers, as well as a member of a double quartet, Aspen Strings.  She has received superior ratings at ASTA festivals for the past 10 years, and has received superior ratings at Regional and State Solo and Ensembles for the past 3 years.  She loves being involved with music and participates in various school orchestras and choirs, honor orchestras, All-State Orchestras, and teaches private lessons.  Krystell has a passion for playing her violin and making music, whether it is fiddle, chamber, symphony or performing solo.

08 November 2014

Upcoming Concert Reminders

Great Rehearsal Today!

Just a few important items:

Upcoming Concert:

Saturday, November 22, 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Bear River High School Auditorium, 1450 S Main, Garland (near Tremonton)
Admission is free (thanks to Classical Strings www.classicalstrings.net and Grover Wilhelmsen for being a returning sponsor!)

The rehearsal schedule that day is as follows: 
11 am to 1:15 pm, rehearsal on stage
PLEASE come early if you can. It's not an easy auditorium to set up.

A separate email was sent a few minutes ago regarding a meal for the break while NUYCO rehearses. 

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.
​Ladies, please respect the fact that audience is not interested in being distracted by your knees! Tea-length means between knee and ankle. 

I found this little write-up from Macy's website rather entertaining:
Historically, a tea length dress was one that was perfect for tea time. Not as long or as ornate as an evening dress, but still brimming with class and sophistication. Ninety years ago, Emily Post described it as "a hybrid between a wrapper and a ball dress. It has a train and usually long flowing sleeves; is made of rather gorgeous materials and goes on easily, and its chief use is not for wear at the tea table so much as for dinner alone with one's family."
By definition a "tea length" dress is one that falls near the bottom of the calf, about two inches above the ankle. However, today, as dresses have become shorter, the definition of "tea length" has changed. If you are looking for a tea length dress today, you are more likely to find a hemline that falls just below the knee. Now, any dress with a hemline that falls somewhere between the bottom of the knee and the ankle can be considered "tea length." Modern tea length dresses are still sophisticated, but show just the right amount of leg for the modern woman. (http://www1.macys.com/cms/slp/2/Tea-Length-Dresses)

​I'm just looking for longer than knee length when seated, something comfortable that you don't have to fight with to play your instrument.​

Thanks for reading!

Let me know if you have any questions.

PS I recently misprinted the date for Abravanel Hall. It's March 2, a Monday.

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TShirt Order

I just sent individual reminders to those whose info I do not yet have. 

Just a reminder to all that the first TShirt is part of your membership. Additional TShirts are available for parents or other family members for $7 each ($2 extra for XX).

Thanks to everyone who has already turned in their info!


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NUYS Dress Rehearsal Lunch

NUYS Rehearsal Lunch
November 22nd
1:15 – 2:00 pm
After rehearsing from 11 am to 1:15,
 you're invited to re-energize at the concert location!

We're serving up a meat & cheese tray,
dinner rolls, sandwich fixings & drinks.

To help us provide something a little nutritious,
we invite each NUYS member (if you are able)
to donate $2 
If you haven't already donated,
Please give your money next week to Allison

Also, we invite you to please bring something delicious:

Violins:  Chips

Violas/Cellos/Bass:  vegetables or pickles or salad or fruit

Winds/Brass/Percussion:  dessert─something sweet
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