18 February 2015

NUYS Important Info

Feb 21 Concert Schedule
(No Perry Rehearsal)​

The concert is this Saturday!
Be sure to share the event on facebook, and pay special attention to this schedule:
12.30 pm call time, set up stage
1.00 pm NUYS rehearsal on stage
3.15 pm NUYCO rehearsal on stage
4.30 pm call time for concert
5.00 pm Concert - free admission
Thanks to PetsFirst! Wellness Center for sponsoring the concert. We love inviting our audience to attend for free!
Note: we are still seeking a sponsor for the April concert. Please contact us if you have an interest in sponsoring a concert.
Facebook Event Link: http://www.northernutahyouthsymphony.org/2015/02/concert-event-on-facebook.html
Concert attire is 'concert black'. Please read the description on the website if you need to! www.NorthernUtahYouthSymphony.org/p/concert-dress.html
Abravanel Hall Info
If you didn't turn in your permission slip for Abravanel Hall, I need your information and your slip on the day of the concert, for sure.
Info Here: http://www.northernutahyouthsymphony.org/2015/02/abravanel-hall-papers.html
Gala Dinner Ticket Sales -- the Gala is March 14, 6pm.
Ticket packets for the Gala were handed out Saturday. If you still need one, ask Josie Anderson. She will have chocolate for everyone who brings ticket money this Saturday, and a king sized candy bar for the person who turns in the most money. She will do this each week until March 7th. You are responsible for your tickets, to either sell them and turn in the money, or return the tickets to Josie.
Silent Auction​
We are also doing a silent auction, but not quite as big as last year's. We probably don't need a donation from every family, but we still need help from most. We are looking for nice, new items, preferably donated from businesses in the Tremonton, Brigham, Logan and Ogden area.
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09 February 2015

Mid-Year Showcase Press Release

The Northern Utah Youth Symphony (NUYS) and Northern Utah Youth Chamber Orchestra (NUYCO) will present their winter concert Saturday, February 21, 2015, 5 pm, at Logan High School Auditorium, 162 West 100 South, Logan. Admission is free thanks to the sponsorship of PetsFirst! Wellness Center, Brigham City.

NUYCO, an all-strings orchestra conducted by Amanda Kippen, will open the concert with Beethoven's Fidelio Finale and his Adagio Cantabile - Pathetique, Dvorak's Slavonic Dance No. 8, and Italian Folk Festival. 

NUYS, a full symphony orchestra conducted by Conrad Dunn, will follow with Beethoven's 5th Symphony (1st mvt), Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnole (mvt 1&5), Saint-Saens Bacchanale from Sampson & Delilah, and Elliot Del Borgo's Aboriginal Rituals. In addition, two featured soloists will be accompanied by the orchestra. Joshua Austin and Jaquell Taylor will perform a concerto for two celli by Vivaldi.

These youth orchestras are projects of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society. Join us for the Gala Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction March 14. More info at www.NorthernUtahYouthSymphony.org.


Joshua Austin is a senior at Box Elder High School in Brigham City, Utah. He is the son of Ken and Diane Austin. He began cello lessons with Meg Ferry and studied with her for 8 years. Joshua is a member of the Northern Utah Youth Symphony as principal cellist. He is also a member of his school's orchestra where he is principal cellist. Music is a big part of Joshua's life. He also studies guitar and piano, and is a percussionist in the Box Elder band program. He enjoys marching band, jazz band, drum line and drumming just for fun. He freely shares his talents in other groups, as well. He is a member of and plays guitar with the Hot Apple Pie Fiddlers and cello in a double quartet group, Aspen Strings. Joshua also teaches private cello and guitar lessons. In his spare time, he likes to compose New Age music on the computer.

Jaquell Taylor is a sophomore at Fremont High School in Plain City, Utah.  She is the daughter of Joel and Amber Taylor.  She has studied cello for 10 years with John Findlay and Paul Joines.  She started at the age of 3 on violin, but three years later fell in love with the sound of the cello, and has never looked back.  Jaquell is a member of the Northern Utah Youth Symphony in Brigham City, Utah.  Jaquell is involved in the Fremont High School Orchestra as well where she serves as principal cellist.  She is also serving as principal cellist in the Weber School District Honor Orchestra this year. Jaquell 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 9 years. Jaquell also has her own private cello studio where she teaches private cello lessons. Jaquell loves the challenge of performing music, and the emotional outlet that it can give to her during practicing.  

Abravanel Hall Papers

Here are links for the paperwork, including the day's schedule, for Abravanel Hall.

I will be making fresh bread bright and early Saturday February 14, that's this Saturday, for everyone who brings back their permission slip.

Have a wonderful day!

Another email is also on its way sometime in the next few days regarding the Gala.


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02 February 2015

Concert Event on Facebook

Here is a link for the February 21 concert in Logan to be shared far and wide on facebook. Let's make it popular!

Thanks to PetsFirst Wellness Center for sponsoring. 

Still no info on Abravanel Hall, but Monday isn't over yet! You will know when I do.

Have a great week!


PS The schedule for Feb 21, the day of the concert, will be: 
No morning rehearsal. 
1 pm on stage at Logan High (come early). 
3:15 ish for NUYCO, call time for concert 4:30. 
Concert, 5-6:30 pm.

Did you know the website is a blog? All group emails are posted to the blog, which is totally searchable! Check it out...