21 April 2018

Dress Rehearsal Details & Eliza's Competition

Eliza Corrington's Songwriting Competition - Live from New York!
Eliza let me know how to watch it! The competition is on Monday, April 23, 2018, from 6:00 -8:30 pm ET (4:00 - 6:30 pm Mountain Time) and streamed at arts.gov.  

​The concert is THIS Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 7:00 pm, Box Elder High School. Publicity information was released
​a few weeks ago
Here is the link.​

Volunteers Requested
We never had a volunteer to set up the end of year party, and it kind of fell off my radar. If you believe in end
year social get
​and would like
to plan a chance for everyone to bring a pot luck and enjoy some time at a park, do let me know. I can tell you how to make it happen
​ & ​
support your efforts.​

Depending on timing at BEHS, we may need a mini-van or similar vehicle to haul our nice timpanis and a whole bunch of music stands, possibly loading up Wednesday and not unloading until 3 pm Thursday. Our regular helper may not be able to fit her schedule to ours
. If this jumps out at you as something you can help with, do let me know.

General Instructions
Wear concert attire for this DRESS rehearsal.
We have a photographer coming to take photos during rehearsal as if it's during the concert. 

group photo
will also be taken on stage​ before chamber joins us. 

Bring a
sack dinner
for the break. 
​Not a lot of time so don't expect to leave and come back.​

​Put your
around the very edge of the band room, or backstage. Chamber will be rehearsing in the band room while we rehearse on stage
​, and there needs to be room in the band room for them to set up and play.

Set up
begins at 3 pm, call time 3.30 pm. (I know some people can't come that early - but come as early as you can. And we need all the help we can get setting up!)​

begins at *or before* 3.45 pm, as soon as we're ready. 

Rehearsal will end with
Sorcerer's Apprentice
combined with Chamber (they will begin their rehearsal time at 5.15 pm in the band room). 
​The first 4 outside players of Firsts, Seconds, and Violas, and the first 7 outside cello players will move to the back of the orchestra and the chamber students will take those places.
There will be o
ne more quick group on
stage picture ​after Sorcerer's Apprentice.

then begins their rehearsal on stage at around 6.00 pm.

​ for seating in the
auditorium will open after chamber is finished with their rehearsal. 

Call time
for the concert is 6.30 pm. 

for the chamber orchestra portion of the program. We will block out seats for you.

Make sure you play A LOT when
go on stage after chamber
​ ​
finishes performing.
We need to be well warmed up for the
irst violins, manage your stage area well, so our soloist can stand in the right place.

is next.
Warn your guests that it's a long piece and accepted traditional etiquette is to hold applause until the end. That means 4 movements without clapping. :)
some people won't be able to resist!

​ ​
the f
wild applause, re-arrange yourselves for
Sorcerer's Apprentice.
We will
​store the extra chairs and stands for the last number in the wings and bring them on after Dvorak.
The stage is going to be super full!

​You are all Awesome!​
Please know how grateful I am for all of you! There is no one I'd rather spend Saturday mornings with than youth who love music!

​Be sure to have FUN on Thursday. We do this because we love it, and that means we enjoy it and we don't look scared or too terribly serious on stage! ​

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