14 November 2017

NUYS Pre-Concert Announcements

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Schedule for Saturday 
November 18, 2017
Ogden High School, 2828 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT 84403

11:00 AM: Set Up begins. 
If you are available, arrive early and help.

12:00 NOON: Dress rehearsal begins. 

About 2:00 PM: Rehearsal ends.  Chamber Orchestra rehearsal begins.

2:00 to 3:00 PM: During this time, you can change for the concert, eat, enjoy friends. There are no restaurants in walking distance. We request you stay on campus. Bring a snack or sack lunch (see Food Instructions)
3:30 PM: Concert

Food instructions

NO FOOD whatsoever in the Auditorium or in the stage area, and NO FOOD in the band room.

You may eat in the hallways. Please bring water instead of sticky drinks.

Turn in Music Folders

We will be collecting all folders at this concert so they can magically reappear with new orchestra music in them. Please remove personal items from your folders if you want said items between November 18 and the next rehearsal on December 2. 

There will be a large black tote box backstage to collect music. If you are not using music onstage during the concert, you may turn in your folder by placing it in the box before the concert. 

Concert Attire

Just a reminder about concert attire. You do not need to wear it to the dress rehearsal (in this case, dress rehearsal means "rehearsal on the stage where we are performing").

For the concert: 

Ladies are in black, and dresses are long enough to cover the knees comfortably when sitting. Black tights, black shoes; black slacks are also acceptable.

Men are in a tuxedo or equivalent. Black jacket, black slacks, black socks, black shoes, black bow tie, white shirt.

Audience Etiquette

Last Saturday during rehearsal we had a nice discussion about audience etiquette. We decided the following items are truly important. Please let your guests know!

We provide the music, you provide the silence.

Noisy children and babies (if they come) should be seated with their parents, close to the aisles, in order to remove them from the auditorium quickly should they become distracting to other audience members.

If you arrive during a piece of music, please remain in the back or outside the auditorium until applause indicates the piece has ended. Then find your seats quickly.

If you are not sure when to applaud, just watch the conductor. He will put his hands down and turn around to face the audience. That's your signal for warm and happy applause. 

No whooping or shouting names, cat calling. This is not a sports event.

Keep your phones off or silent, and enjoy the live concert.

The youth symphony will join the audience during the chamber orchestra performance. We need to set the example of how to be a great audience!

The Program

The program is attached to this email. It's already gone to be printed, but do let me know if you see any problems. Thanks!


Ogden High School is a city school and depending on when you arrive, you may need to park along the street through the block on Tyler Ave. Please advise your guests to leave plenty of time to find parking and walk to the auditorium. The concert will begin on time.

Thanks to our sponsors: 
Classical Strings and On Track Counseling:
Please let me know if you have any questions!

Julie Gardner, Manager​


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