29 November 2019

No Rehearsal Tomorrow!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

No rehearsal tomorrow!

See you next week.

- Messiah Dress Rehearsal, Thursday, December 5, 6:30 pm, Brigham City Tabernacle
- Messiah Performance, Friday, December 6, 7 pm, Brigham City Tabernacle
- Regular Rehearsal, Saturday, December 7, 8:30 to 11:00 am, Promontory School

PS if you have friends that have joined since the last concert, they have not been added to the email list. Please forward this info to them. And, yes, Ireland was wonderful! :)

21 November 2019

Rehearsal Saturday 11/23

I'm out of town, but Josie has new music for you! Regular rehearsal tomorrow 11/23, 8.30 to 11.00.

No rehearsal 11/30. Happy Thanksgiving!

New music:
Mars and Jupiter from The Planets by Gustav Holst
The Lark Ascending by Vaughan-Wiilliams
Nigun from Baal Shem by Ernest Bloch (a rental which won't be available until January).

15 November 2019

Saturday Details


Here are some reminders and helpful info for tomorrow.

If you missed the previous info about parking at Ogden High, and other great info, see it here. Note that the schedule has been revised below, however. 

Here is the latest, greatest schedule for tomorrow:

10:00 am Julie arrives with percussion equipment and starts setting up. Anyone who wants to come this early is welcome. 
10:30 am help set up stage
10:45 am call time for NUYS people playing in the concerto orchestra
11:00 am concerto rehearsal
11:15 am call time for all other members of the orchestra
11:30 am full orchestra rehearsal
1:15 pm (approximately) NUYS break begins
2:30 pm call time for the concert
3:00 pm concert
4:15 pm (approximately) concert ends, cleanup begins. 
Please help by picking up in the auditorium, and striking the stage. 

Also tomorrow, if you can make it: 7:30 pm Cache Symphony Concert at USU (Mr Dunn is the Concertmaster)

Clothing: Wear what you want to the dress rehearsal, but wear official concert attire to the concert. Let us know if you have questions. This has already been discussed. 

Music: All music folders will be turned in after the concert. You will not receive your folder again until the next rehearsal, 11/23. Turning in your music is a really big deal. If you forget to bring it or know you won't be turning it in, let me know immediately. I leave town on Sunday!

Next week: Next week's rehearsal will be at the regular time, 8:30 to 11:00 am. Josie will be there to hand out new music. It will be read-through of the new music. In your folders will be Jupiter and Mars from The Planets, and The Lark Ascending by Vaughan-Williams. There will be a third piece we will hand out in January, Bloch's Baal Shem, which is Rebecca Hales' ConcertoI will be out of town, so please excuse me yet again. I'm sorry to miss! This is the one I had planned to miss all along. Last week was for a funeral. Thanks!

Messiah Music: If you are playing Messiah, keep your Messiah music so you can practice during the week! Do NOT leave it in your folder!

See you all tomorrow!



07 November 2019

Last Regular Rehearsal for this concert...


Sorry this is later than usual. Hopefully everyone gets the message!

I am in St George for a funeral, and will not be at rehearsal this Saturday. Josie Anderson will be running rehearsal. Please be extra helpful and come early to help her set up!

Please be sure to use the attendance form if you will be absent, arriving late or leaving early. The link is at the bottom of every email.

If you are not playing the concert, you should have already talked to me about it, and your folder needs to be turned in to Josie this Saturday.

Please review concert attire and be prepared for next Saturday.

Schedule was posted in a previous email for Nov 16, the day of the concert. Our Dress Rehearsal is 11 to 1:15. We will be reserving the first 30 minutes for Stamitz. All musicians must be prepared to enter the stage quietly by 11:30 am.

Be sure to promote the concert to your friends and family! It's Free to attend. 

Mr Dunn has requested the following schedule:

8:30 to 9:00 Sectionals for woodwinds and brass. Get warmed up, and spend focused time on any problems. Strings will stay together in the gym.

9:00 to 9:50 Midsummer Night's Dream

9:50 to 9:55 Break

10:00 to 10:40 Narnia

10:40 to 10:50 Tintinabulations

10"50 to 11:00 Stamitz 

Messiah rehearsal following.

See you next week!