27 October 2015

Fwd: MCHS opportunities

Greetings, awesome retreaters! It was fun, wasn't it?

This is a performance opportunity at Mountain Crest High School in Cache Valley. It's approaching pretty quickly, so if you are interested, contact them ASAP, and be sure to let me know if you end up having conflicts with NUYS!

:) Julie

From: Jeremy Baer
Date: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 3:13 PM
Subject: MCHS opportunities

Mountain Crest High School is producing the musical Hello Dolly on November 12-14 and
.  We are looking for motivated instrumentalists who are interested in participating in a pit orchestra.  We will be practicing after school and Saturday mornings. (We can send a more detailed schedule.)  If you play (or know of anyone interested in playing) any of the following instruments, please contact Sarah Hall, drama director, at sarah.hall@ccsdut.org.
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass
  • Flute
  • Piccolo
  • Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Percussion

--Jeremy Baer
Vocal Music Director
Mountain Crest High School

20 October 2015



There was a paper handed out Saturday that was the Retreat Info Revised!

I just want to make sure everyone gets it, even those not at rehearsal last Saturday, so I have linked to it here. It's all good info -- including the address to the camp. 

The extra notes added at the bottom of the page are important, so I'm pasting them here too:
Extra Notes:
*Be sure to bring a sturdy music stand. As not everyone has a sturdy stand, if you have more than one STURDY music stand, bring those too.
*If you have a battery powered LED book light or reading light, you may find it useful during rehearsal.
*Bring a (nonperishable) snack to share for Saturday snack time (4pm) to give us plenty of energy to CLEAN! haha!
We will collect them when you arrive Friday so we can remember to serve SNACKs when it's TIME. :)
​Thanks, everyone! If I do not have your permission slip yet, I have sent a separate text message. Please make sure you bring that!

Also, if you are one of the very few who have not turned in the Acceptance, Release and Payment form, I'll need that too!...


Have a great week, and come prepared for a great time Friday and Saturday​!

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14 October 2015

Rehearsal This Saturday (YES!), Additional Chaperons Needed and Retreat Info


I want people to actually read this email, so I'm trying to keep it uncomplicated (read short and sweet!).

1. I am looking for two more male chaperons to sleep in a newly-added third boys' cabin. You would not have to stay the whole time. 8:30 pm to 7:30 am is fine. Please contact me asap if interested. 

2. Rides to and from the retreat (next week, Oct 23-24) are up to you. If you need ideas of who to carpool with, please contact me. I'll be happy to help people connect in this way.

3. The retreat details and location are on the handouts from auditions (I have attached it as well.) Here is a link to the google map for the camp.

4. There is rehearsal this Saturday! If you are in town, please attend. :)

​Wonderful! Thanks!

Julie Gardner

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09 October 2015

Music, Concertos, Recital, Retreat


Tomorrow at rehearsal we will be handing out two new pieces and putting one on the "long term work" list. We will be performing Scheherazade on the April concert, next spring, in its entirety. That is the goal. This is a phenomenal piece of music, and we know we are capable of it, but realize the need for more time to really make it amazing.

For the November concert our pieces will be as follows (drum roll please)
William Tell Overture, Rossini
Flute Concerto in D, first movement, Mozart (Allison Francis, soloist)
Pirates of the Caribbean
Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson

We will keep Scheherazade and work on it throughout the year. 

Concerto Soloists
Also, congratulations to our other concerto soloists this year who will be
MaKenzie Harris, Gliere Horn Concerto, Feb 20
Megan Brasher, Barber Violin Concerto, April 28

Recital Night
The other four musicians who participated in concerto auditions will be featured performers on our Recital Night which is set for January 30 in the Brigham City Tabernacle. The remainder of the program is open to solo and small groups of students from both orchestras. Sign ups will begin soon! 

One note about the retreat: If you are still on the "maybe" list, please realize that this is rehearsal that weekend (actually, it's 3 rehearsals!), and if you don't have another reason to not participate, please make the effort to attend. We do have fun, we do play games, have skits, and be crazy, but we need you at rehearsal too! 

We have people that are coming to just part of it, or we have had people not spend the night and just come up Friday night and then again on Saturday (and I can let you know what the costs are for partial participation... just ask), but it's really best to attend the whole thing!

I don't know for sure how many chaperons I need until I have a specific commitment, one way or the other, from each of you.

Thanks for everything, especially your support and commitment!

Don't forget to use the the Attendance Form if you need to arrive late, leave early, or be absent. It's working very nicely. Thank you to those who have used it!

Julie Gardner
Conrad Dunn

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05 October 2015

Volunteer Form


Thanks to everyone who signed up at the parent meeting to volunteer! I was so overwhelmed by the number of people willing to help.

I have discovered that I need a more specific list of volunteers, and have created this form in hopes that it will help us track them. This is for NUYCO and NUYS, and will help us know who to call on throughout the year. 

Thank you so much for participating! It should be quick, easy and harmless, and would be most amazing if I had a response from every family by the end of today. Well, not really. How about Friday? :)

Julie Gardner

Here is another link for the volunteer form: http://goo.gl/forms/0ykeSNrpG4

PS Thanks to everyone participating in the Attendance Form method of notifying me of rehearsals you can't attend, or if you will be late or leave early. If you want to try it (and you know you do), here is the link. :) So cool for all of us!

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