27 September 2016

NUYS and NUYCO T-Shirt Orders

Here is your shirt order, at long last! Super cool!

And another reminder that we are on an early rehearsal schedule this Saturday, 8-10 am for NUYS, and 8:30-10 am for NUYCO.

:) Thanks!
Julie and Jenny

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26 September 2016

Early Rehearsal Reminder


I spoke to several people individually about our adjusted rehearsal time this Saturday, but I never announced it in rehearsal, and never mentioned it in the Parent Meeting. I apologize and hope everyone gets the message in a timely manner, or notices it on the calendar; it's on both the print calendar and the google calendar.

Early Rehearsal Schedule
When: October 1, this Saturday, just this week
Time, Youth Symphony: 8 am to 10 am 
Time, Chamber Orchestra:  8:30 am to 10 am

Thanks, everyone, for your patience with me as we get this year underway. I have to admit it's been hectic, but worth it. Everyone sounded amazing Saturday!


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And be sure to use our ​Attendance Form​ to let us know if you are arriving late, leaving early, or missing a rehearsal.

20 September 2016


How many checks do I need to write?
You may combine your membership fee and your retreat payment into one check, but if you are paying a tour deposit, the tour deposit must be a separate check from your membership and retreat. Be sure to write specifics in the memo.

When should I arrive this Saturday?
You should arrive at least 15 minutes before rehearsal to pick up your music and find your seat, and to help set up.

I can't come to the parent meeting. What should I do?
Be sure to turn in your paperwork (acceptance, release and payment form) and payment by the deadline. Any questions are welcome.

​I'm not sure I'm coming to the retreat.
The retreat is not optional; we expect everyone that possibly can to come to the retreat. The retreat is fun, but it's mostly about intensive rehearsal. We squeeze three rehearsals in among the games, food, skits and fun. Those rehearsals are quite important. Even if you're not sure if you're going to be able to attend the whole thing, turn in your permission slip anyway, just in case.​  I have had students come just for the rehearsals, but there's a lot of driving involved to do that. :)

​When is the Parent Meeting?
11:15 am to 12:00 noon​
​Saturday, ​September 24, 2016

​Please let me know if you have additional questions!

​And watch for the T-Shirt email in the next few days.

Julie Gardner, Manager​

he website is a 
​searchable ​
​ where​
ll group emails are posted
And be sure to use our ​Attendance Form​ to let us know if you are arriving late, leaving early, or missing a rehearsal.

17 September 2016

Audition Results

Thanks to everyone for participating in today's auditions!

Congrats to our new concert master, Tia Luther!

Other than announcing our new concert master, this list is ALPHABETICAL by instrument. This is NOT a seating list!

BIG IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The parent meeting is next week! Please be there!

Please be early to help set up for rehearsal next week, and be sure to share all the information in the packets you took home today. I have also attached each of the PDFs from the packet to this email.

Presenting today's list of NUYS 2016-2017. Please note: We need more French Horns, and more String Basses. We also need more Bassoons. (What's more than none? Some!)

Christina Blanchard
Camilla Burnett
Eliza Correa
Allison Francis
Julia Lopez

Katie Argyle
Hannah Harding
Eleanor Nelson

Megan Meservy
Ethan Price

French Horn
Emma Harding

Drew Burnett
Kitsel Lusted 
Jacob Rockwood
Nathan Stevenson

Noah Knight
Boston Marker

Shane Peterson
Jane Smith (Harp)
Jordan Neslen (Violin)

Jane Smith
+ 1 yet to audition

Aidan Ames
Erin Blanchard
Abigail Blanchard
Anna Blanchard
Jillian Brown
Grant Christensen
Sarah Clark
Eliza Corrington
Yasmeen Finlayson
Sydnee Finley
Sarah Francis
Stephanie Furfaro
Cassidy Furfaro
Lauren Giddings 
Rebecca Hales
McKenzie Harris
William Herem
Kate Jenkins
Reed Johnson
Garry Knudson
Leah Laing
Tia Luther
Macey Mattson
Cody McBride
Alex Montoya
Kennedy Muir
Kristene Murrow 
Natalie Nef
Jordan Neslen
Sydney Neslen
Jackson Neslen
Sarah Rockwood
Jen Russell
Cassandra Smith
Sammy Suiter
Briann Tomlinson
Brooklynne Wilkinson
+2  yet to audition

James Berghout
Brinley Billings
Auriane Correa
Carter Johnson
Talmage Kay
Caleb Knight
Gabriel Parkin
Aaron Rutherford
Elizabeth Wagstaff
+ 1 yet to audition

Eliza Correa
Alex Corrington
Carter Fielding
Samantha Howell
Meagan Kaminsky
Sam Leake
Avalon Marker
Dallin Murrow 
Hannah Peterson
Grace Schaelling
Jaquell Taylor
Emma Tracy
Solomon Vaughn
+1 yet to audition

String Bass
Daniel Tracy