17 October 2019

Rehearsal No. 6, Important Retreat Announcements & Schedule

Here is the schedule for this Saturday's rehearsal. I know it's everyone's fall break, but if you are in town, please remember to come to rehearsal! And if you are not coming, please fill out the Attendance form.

8:30 to 9:15 Sectionals (Plan on strings all together unless we dismiss you)
9:15 to 9:20 Short Break
9:20 Mendelssohn
9:55 Tintinabulations quick run through
10:00 Narnia
10:30 to 11:00 Stamitz with Ashley

Messiah 11:15 to 12:30 in the library, focussing on choruses, winds and brass coming at noon (we need to extend time since we have retreat next week - bring a snack if you need one).

Retreat - Including rehearsal no. 7, 8, and 9.

Confirm participation, and make any cabin mate requests. Here is the link.

A couple more chaperones needed - please let me know if you can help out

Permission/Medical forms - Josie contacted you if we are missing your forms

Payment/Tuition forms - Josie contacted you if we are missing that as well

Retreat Schedule 2019

This will be our tenth annual retreat. Not only do we have fun, we get to know each other, experience a top-quality musical experience, and have three full rehearsals for our upcoming concert. If you cannot stay the night, please be sure to attend as much of the retreat as possible on Friday evening, Saturday morning and/or afternoon. We can let you know what the cost is for the meals you eat if you are unable to stay overnight. We are assuming you are going unless you tell us otherwise.

Approximate Schedule
Friday October 25
4:30pm     Adults, any youth helpers & equipment arrive & set up
5:00pm     Youth arrive, set up sleeping quarters, meet in the lodge
6:00pm      Dinner
6:30pm      Orchestra Rehearsal (with break)
8:30pm      Introductions, Play whack-em (you'll probably like it) & other games.   
10:00pm    Bedtime
10:30pm    Lights out

Saturday October 26
7:30am     Rise & Shine, pack up, roll up sleeping bags, etc.
8:00am     Breakfast. Create skit groups.
8:30am     **Outdoor pictures with instruments wearing t-shirts (no bows)
9:00am      Orchestra Rehearsal
11:00am     Prepare Skits
11:30pm     Skit Performances
12:30pm     Lunch
1:00pm       Clean cabins; bring luggage to lodge or out to porches (weather permitting)
1:30pm       Orchestra Rehearsal (with break)
4:00pm       Snack & debrief
4:30pm       Final cleaning (lodge & bathrooms)
5:00pm       Youth picked up, head home before dark (Sunset is 6:30pm)

** This may be adjusted according to availability of photographer.

Families are responsible for transportation and are encouraged to arrange carpooling.

Contact Information
Julie Gardner's cell phone (435.740.4335) will be on and has service at the camp!
Doris D'Asto's phone (435.730.5417) will also be on.
You may also contact the Camp UTABA office (
801.745.3570) in an emergency. 
Extra Notes:
*Be sure to bring a sturdy music stand with your name on it. 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, stand light, or reading light, you may find it useful during rehearsal.
*Saturday Snacks: Head for the Volunteer spreadsheet and sign up to bring sliced apples, chips & dip, veggies, or cookies/brownies.

Other Details:

WHERE: Camp UTABA, a year-round heated camp facility in Ogden Valley, dedicated to offering affordable lodging for religious, educational, and family gatherings in a safe and beautiful environment.
It is 5 miles north of the top of North Ogden Divide.

Please go to Camp UTABA's website for further information:
7005 North Fork Rd
Eden, UT 84310-9679
(801) 745-3570

WHEN:         Arrive Friday, October 25, 5:00pm;
         Depart Saturday, October 26, 5:00 pm.

COST:          $55.00, everything included, to be paid in addition to your membership fee

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS:  Camp UTABA has heated cabins with 8-14 bunks each.  There will be 2 adult chaperones in some cabins, and some cabins will be filled with youth with adult chaperones checking on them.

RESTROOMS & SHOWERS: There is a restroom facility in the main lodge, as well as restrooms and showers in a separate building with lovely hot water.

A Sturdy Music Stand with your name on it!
Cushion (optional – for hard cold chair)
Sleeping bag
Change of clothes
Personal care items
Towel, Soap & Shampoo
Extra Blanket

Electronic entertainment
Any prohibited substance


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