26 September 2020

Next's Week Schedule - Please Read Now! - NUYCO

Next week's schedule for rehearsal is different!

On Oct 3rd, doors will unlock at 7:30, our rehearsal will start at 8:15 AM and end at 9:45 AM. This is just a one week change. We will go back to the normal schedule on Oct 11th. 

I'm sorry to have not mentioned it this morning, or at the parent meeting! 

Thanks!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

Next Week's Schedule - NUYS

Next week's schedule for rehearsal is different!

On Oct 3rd, doors will unlock at 7:30, our rehearsal will start at 8:00 am and end at 10:00 am; NUYCO will start at 8:15 and end at 9:45. This is just a one week change. 

We will go back to the normal schedule on Oct 11th. 

I'm sorry to have not mentioned it this morning, or at the parent meeting! 

Have a great week! I'll send a rehearsal plan on Thursday or Friday.

Thanks!

Julie

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Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

25 September 2020

YouTube Video of our Parent Orientation Meeting

If you weren't with us last night, please take the time to watch the following video of our Parent Orientation Meeting:



Thanks!

Julie & Josie

24 September 2020

Announcements for Sept 19 Rehearsal - NUYS

Greetings!

Rehearsal this Saturday:
We have the Wieniawski Violin Concerto to hand out. We may or may not play this on our first concert, but we are going to possibly look at it this week.
8:00 Doors Unlock
8:20 warm up and get seated, prepare for sectionals
8:30 sectionals - Everyone to the same place as last time, except first and second violins switch so there is more space for the larger second violin section:
Woodwind, right hallway, to the left
Brass, left hallway, to the right
Violin 1, stage/kiva room
Violin 2, right hallway, to the left
Viola, entry hall
Cello, gym
Bass, where he usually goes
9:25 head back to the gym
9:30 continue rehearsal:
Star Wars
Broadway
possibly Wieniawski Violin Concerto (has trombone parts, thus the rehearsal order)
Cello Concerto
Clarinet Concerto
10:45 to 11:30 Tuition Table with Cathy Prows
11:00 rehearsal ends
11:30 doors lock (Do NOT prop the doors open - we need to be good citizens which includes not driving up utility bills! You will not get locked out until 11:30.)

Quick reminders that we need all your forms turned in:

And we'll see you at the Parent Orientation Meeting tonight at 7pm!
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See you Saturday! Don't forget to use the attendance form if you need to!

Let me know if you have questions!

Julie

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Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

22 September 2020

Parent Orientation Meeting Link - NUYS & NUYCO

Quick reminder! Our parent meeting is in 2 days! We look forward to your being a part of this grand experiment! We have worked hard to prepare but it might be highly entertaining, verging on humorous, so make sure you come! Here is the info:

Julie Gardner and Josie Anderson and the LBSS Board are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: NUYS & NUYCO Parent Orientation Meeting
Time: Thursday, Sep 24, 2020 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

18 September 2020

September 19 rehearsal - NUYCO

Hello families! Rehearsal will be tomorrow, 9:45-11:15. If you have not yet turned in your audition video, please do so or email me with questions!

Parent Meeting: Save the date of the parent meeting on Thursday, September 24 at 7 PM. It will be online.

Tuition: Cathy Prows will be at the school tomorrow (Sept 19) and next week (Sept 26) from 10:45 to 11:30 to collect tuition. 

Other methods of turning in tuition include: Hand it (with the payment form) to Julie or Josie, mail it with a check and the payment form to the PO Box 236, Brigham City UT 84302, pay online on our tuition page (fee will be added) and turn in your payment form separately, send an online check from your bank to the above address and turn in your form separately. 

Keep in mind that the payment form is a triple form. It covers (1) your agreement to abide by our policies, (2) your release for any photos or video we use, and (3) your payment plan, so even if you pay by some alternative method, we still need your form turned in.

Medical Forms: Medical forms must also be turned in. We need one from each musician. You may combine the form for people in the same family, if that works for you.

Illness and attendance: Lastly, if you are sick or have been asked to quarantine, please stay home. Please use the attendance form to let us know if you will not be there, or will be leaving early or arriving late, for any reason.

See you tomorrow!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

Announcements for Sept 19 Rehearsal - NUYS

Greetings!

Parent Meeting
Save the date for next week's online parent meeting. A link will be sent out soon.  It will be Thursday, Sept 24 at 7 pm. 

Tuition
Cathy Prows will be at the school tomorrow (Sept 19) and next week (Sept 26) from 10:45 to 11:30 to collect tuition. 

Other methods of turning in tuition include: Hand it (with the payment form) to Julie or Josie, mail it with a check and the payment form to the PO Box 236, Brigham City UT 84302, pay online on our tuition page (fee will be added) and turn in your payment form separately, send an online check from your bank to the above address and turn in your form separately. 

Keep in mind that the payment form is a triple form. It covers (1) your agreement to abide by our policies, (2) your release for any photos or video we use, and (3) your payment plan, so even if you pay by some alternative method, we still need your form turned in.

Medical Forms
Medical forms must also be turned in. We need one from each musician. You may combine the form for people in the same family, if that works for you.

Rehearsal tomorrow will look like this: 
8:00 Doors unlock
8:20 warm up and get seated, prepare for sectionals
8:30 Woodwinds and Brass go to sectionals. (Woodwinds to the right then left, Brass to the left then right). If you move anything it must be put back and it also must be sanitized. Please don't touch anything that's not necessary to touch.
8:30 Strings start in the gym with Mr Dunn and will be split up for individual sectionals after about 20 minutes. Assignments will be made at the time. 
9:25 head back to the gym (Break will be later, after Chamber begins their rehearsal)
9:30 continue rehearsal. 
Order of pieces will be as follows:
Star Wars
Broadway
Cello Concerto
Clarinet Concerto
This order respects the fact that some people don't play in those later pieces and can leave early. We do not know how long each piece will be rehearsed. Thank you ahead of time for being flexible.
10:45 to 11:30 Tuition collection
11:00 Rehearsal ends
11:30 Doors lock

Illness and attendance
Lastly, if you are sick or have been asked to quarantine, please stay home. Please use the attendance form (linked below) to let us know if you will not be there, or will be leaving early or arriving late, for any reason.

See you tomorrow!
Julie


--
Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

11 September 2020

Practice Videos - NUYCO

Also, this note from our conductor, Mr. West! 

"There is a Youtube channel (found here) with recordings of pieces and individual parts for practice help! There are links to videos for everything except Critter Crawl in the 'Current Music' folder. Individual parts will be up within the next two weeks."

Thanks, Mr. West, for putting that together for us! Parents, please help and encourage your kids to utilize the recordings!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

First rehearsal TOMORROW! - NUYCO

Hello wonderful families! 

Our first NUYCO rehearsal is tomorrow, Saturday, September 12, from 9:45-11:15 AM. We rehearse at Promontory School in Perry. Please arrive early so we can start on time.

We are playing such fun music, so I hope you are all excited. All members will receive their music, kept in a folder, to take home after rehearsal. 

If you need a refresher on our COVID precautions, read this email here. Per the email, everyone participating in NUYCO must wear a mask and either sanitize or wash hands upon entry.

Parent Meeting: We will be conducting the parent meeting entirely online, Sept 24th, 2020, at 7 pm, and the meeting will also be recorded for later viewing. More information on accessing this meeting will be sent soon. There will be NO in-person parent meeting. 

Absences: If you are going to miss a rehearsal, please use our attendance form. There is a tab for it on the website. You can fill out the attendance form multiple times for whichever Saturdays you already know you are going to be absent, too. That makes it super simple for me to know who to expect! :)

Payments: Cathy Prows is our treasurer. She will be at the school in the hallway from 10:45 to 11:30 am on Saturday, Sept 19 and Saturday, Sept 26 (not tomorrow). Please be sure to read through the Tuition page on the website. We have also made an online payment option available through Givebutter for those who prefer it. You can pay with Venmo, Paypal, or a credit card, but there is a fee associated with the payment. 

Other ways to pay without an extra fee are to bring a check or cash, or send an online check through your bank to our PO Box. All these suggestions and details are on the tuition page. The Acceptance, Release and Payment form has also been updated to reflect the Givebutter option. 

Medical Release: We need a medical release from all participants. Please print and fill out.

Mr. West and I are excited to meet you tomorrow! 10 points to your favorite Hogwarts House if you made it this far. :)

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

Announcements for Tomorrow's Rehearsal! - NUYS

Greetings! 

It's the beginning of a strange but wonderful year! I just know it! That must be why this email is so long. I'm sorry! I've worked on it all day!

This Week's Storm
Tomorrow is our first rehearsal. We are grateful that Promontory School never lost power, and all is well there. We hope all who were affected by the storm are okay, and that you all have your power back on. A lot of trees came down! Some areas look like a war zone!

Email list
I have done my best to remove you from this email list if you have made no contact with me this season. If you are still on the list and need to be removed, please reply and let me know. 

Attendance
If you are going to miss a rehearsal, please use our attendance form. There is a link in the signature on every group email (see below!), and a tab on the website. You can fill out the attendance form multiple times for whichever Saturdays you already know you are going to be absent, too. Cross Country Meets, Marching band, family weddings, ACT Tests, etc. Having everyone listed in the same place on the same spreadsheet is enormously helpful to me. You can use this form anytime, even if you wake up sick in the morning. I get an email each time someone responds. 

Rehearsal for tomorrow will be
Front doors open at 8 am, so if you want to come help set up, you are welcome!
Seating and Individual warm up: 8:20 am. Music will be on stands, and musicians will need to get their own chairs. Musicians will take their folders home at the end of the day.
Rehearsal begins: 8:30 am.
No sectionals this week. We are sight reading, and experimenting with placement and sound. 
Music will be rehearsed in the following order. Musicians without parts may leave when they are done. We will spend the most time on the first two pieces. We will end by 11:00 am.
Star Wars Through the Years
Instrumentation - All strings, woodwinds, brass & percussion, Harp & Piano
Salute to Broadway
Instrumentation - All strings, woodwinds, brass & percussion, including drum set 
Saint-Saens Cello Concerto, 1st mvt
Instrumentation - Strings, Flutes, Oboe, Bassoons, Clarinet (not Bass Clarinet), French Horns, Trumpets, Timpani (no Aux Percussion, Trombone, Tuba)
Mozart Clarinet Concerto, 1st mvt
Instrumentation - Strings, Flutes, Bassoons, and French Horns only

Concertos
Congrats to our concerto audition winners: Kai Bowen, Cello, and Elizabeth Archuleta, Clarinet, who will be performing on this first concert.

Sanitization & Health
Sanitization will include wiping stands and chairs and anything else we touch (tables moved, etc). We have our own bottles of sanitizer from the school. We do not need to sanitize before rehearsal. Brass, no spit valve emptying on the floor! Bring a towel or other absorbent pad. Bring your own personal water bottle & pencil.

Masks encouraged, but not required (Some instruments don't work with a mask!). You all recognize that there's some risk in doing this. Please please please stay home if you are sick! Like any kind of sick, not just Coronavirus symptoms!  

Parent Orientation Meeting will be online
Change in parent meeting: We will be conducting the parent meeting entirely online, Sept 24th, 2020, at 7 pm, and the meeting will also be recorded for later viewing. More information on accessing this meeting will be sent soon. There will be NO in-person parent meeting. 

Tuition Collection will be in person
Cathy Prows is our treasurer. She will be at the school in the hallway from 10:45 to 11:30 am on Saturday, Sept 19 and Saturday, Sept 26. Please be sure to read through the Tuition page on the website. We have also made an online payment option available through Givebutter for those who prefer it. You can pay with Venmo, Paypal, or a credit card, but there is a fee associated with the payment. 

Other ways to pay without an extra fee are to bring a check or cash, or send an online check through your bank to our PO Box. All these suggestions and details are on the tuition page. The Acceptance, Release and Payment form has also been updated to reflect the Givebutter option. 

Medical Release
We need a medical release from all participants. Please print and fill out.

Post-Audition Instructions
This is starting to sound like the Post-Audition instructions, which have been updated to reflect all the announcements above (but might be more succinct). 

If you actually read to the bottom of this email, you deserve a special prize! Thank you!

Julie

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Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

07 September 2020

NUYCO 2020-21 Season Audition Results - NUYCO

Hello NUYCO families! Here is the anxiously-awaited acceptance list.Thank you for your patience. :) Be sure you read the following announcements, not just the list below!

Rehearsal starts THIS SATURDAY, September 12, 9:45 - 11:15 AM at Promontory School in Perry. Please come early. Because of the smaller group this year, we have enough music stands for everyone to have their own stand without sharing in the strings (for both orchestras). If you prefer to bring your own stand each week that's fine too, but no one needs to. If you haven't read the NUYCO COVID-19 Precaution Updates, please read it here now!

The audition packet is traditionally handed out at in-person auditions, so I'm nervous you haven't looked at it. Please read it! It includes the following: A printable calendar, your Acceptance, Release and Payment form (to turn in with payment, or if you are paying via online check or some other way, to turn in separately), Membership Info, Rules and Policies, and a Medical Release Form. 

Please join Remind, our emergency contact system! Read how to do that here.

At long last, here is the seating list! Please keep checking your email this week to stay informed as we prepare for our first rehearsal.

Only those who have sent audition videos are included. If you are planning to audition but haven't submitted your video yet, please do it ASAP!

Violins (placement into first and second violins is still being decided)
Isaac Sealy
Andrea Gibbs
Sally Hurd
Rebekah Christensen
Anne Duncan
Lucy Duncan
Katelyn Rollo
Russell Krebs 
Emmie Browne

Viola
Molly Emerson

Cello
Mathieu Pace
Toby Carlton

Congrats! See you on Saturday!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

05 September 2020

NUYS 2020-21 Season Audition Results - NUYS

Be sure you read these announcements, not just the list below!

Rehearsal starts NEXT SATURDAY, 12 Sept, 8:30 to 11:00 am at Promontory School.  Please come early. You will be in charge of sanitizing your own stand and chair both before and after rehearsal. Seating will involve some experimentation as we work to evolve anticipated sound issues melded with social distancing. Because of the smaller group this year, we have enough music stands for everyone to have their own stand without sharing in the strings (for both orchestras). If you prefer to bring your own stand each week that's fine too, but no one needs to. 

NUYCO (Chamber Orchestra) will be rehearsing at a shifted time this year (to minimize contact). They will start at 9:45 and end at 11:15. Their audition list will be sent out separately.

The audition packet is traditionally handed out at in-person auditions, so I'm nervous you haven't looked at it. Please read it! It includes the following: A printable calendar, your Acceptance, Release and Payment form (to turn in with payment, or if you are paying via online check or some other way, to turn in separately), Membership Info, Rules and Policies, and a Medical Release Form. 

At long last, here is the seating list! Please keep checking your email this week to stay informed as we prepare for our first rehearsal.

If you have played with us before and you have mentioned you are planning to audition, we have included you on the list with an asterisk (*) with the assumption you will still make a video or audio recording and send it in. As the list changes over the next week, it will be revised on this blog post as well. If you have not played with us before (including NUYCO), we have not included you on the list as we await your audition.

Flute:
Libby Tarbert, Principal
Kaitlyn Farr
Sarah Wilde

Oboe:
Alexis Jensen, Principal

Clarinet:
Cambria Farr, Principal
Elizabeth Archuleta
*Elizabeth Beebe, Bass Clarinet
Taiten Moss, Bass Clarinet

Bassoon:
*Ethan LaDuke
*Aaron Watkins
 
French Horn:
Tanner Chipman, Principal
Fabricio Garcia
Daniel Curtis

Trumpet:
Milton Farr

Trombone:
Owen Snedaker. Principal
Dawson Pitcher
Jarin Oxborrow
Isaac Byrnes 

Tuba:
Parker Rowan

Percussion:
Maddox Lister, Principal
Brody Lister
Rocky Myers

Harp:
Rose Nicholson

1st Violin:                    
Natalie Nef, Concertmaster          
Hugues Herpin Lemmonier
Sarah Jeppson
Eliziabeth Black
Cassie Smith
Quin Powell
Megan McLaws
Jeremy Gerritsen

2nd Violin:
Bethany Christensen
Kinley Hyatt
Evelyn Cazier
Jacob Lund
Maddison Griffin
Stephen Hales
Audrie Browne
Elizabeth Duncan
James Craner

Viola:
Talmage Kay
EmmaLee Folsom
Sariah Hansen
Preston Hindman
Ashley Freeze
Eden Emerson
Erik Petersen

Cello:
Kai Bowen
Ally Bruner
Abby Quintana
Erika Hankins
Corbin Sealy
Silvia Schmit

Bass:
Benjamin Rich

--
Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

29 August 2020

Audition Follow-Up Continued

Hi Everyone!

If you are new to this list, welcome! And thank you for your continued patience! If you want to see other emails that have been sent before you were added, they are on the blog part of the website (the home page). 

We will publish a list soon, hopefully early next week, which will include everyone who has made it and submitted their audition, so far.

At this point right now, we have 39 who have auditioned, and 12 more who have contacted me, or filled out the membership form, but haven't submitted their audition yet. If you haven't submitted your audition by the time we publish the list, we will have to add you to the list later!

It will also be super helpful to hear everyone play so we can solidify our program for the first concert! Ogden High is still allowing us to perform there, as long as we follow all the health dept rules. :)

Do you still need to fill out a membership form, record an audition, share a link, choose a T-Shirt? You can do all those things on the NUYS Auditions page on the website!

Do you need help with this process? Let me know! I'll do whatever I can - tech help, answer questions, etc! Reply to this email, text or call (435.740.4335).

**Do you need to be removed from this list? Please reply and let me know. I don't want to be driving anyone crazy!**

Have a great day!

Julie

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Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

24 August 2020

Audition Follow up

Greetings!

Just checking in while we wait for Mr Dunn and our section specialists to watch your audition videos. 

We know this year's orchestra might be small. In fact, right now it's at about 41 (less than half of last year), including 8 who haven't auditioned yet. But it's still going to be great!

Inviting your friends who are willing to consider it might be a great idea!

Right now we have a tentative 16 violins, 6 violas, 5 cellos, 1 bass, 2 flutes, 1 oboe, 2 clarinets, a possible bass clarinet, 1 bassoon, 2 or maybe 3 French Horns, 1 trumpet, 3 trombones, 1 percussionist, a manager, a conductor, a brass specialist, and a woodwind specialist. 

Please be as patient as possible as we sort through all the possibilities. If you are getting this email and you haven't signed up, but are thinking about it, let me know! If you would like to be unsubscribed from this years mailing list, just hit reply and let me know!

If you didn't order your t-shirt after filling out the membership form, click here to order it

Also, please read the following post-audition info if you haven't already, just to keep you entertained while you wait!

Have a great evening!

Julie
435.740.4335

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Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

19 August 2020

Precaution Updates for NUYCO

Hi families! Thanks for your response to the survey I sent out on Monday. Because of those results, we are making a few changes.

1. Masks will be required for all NUYCO participants. Please wear your mask to the best of your ability, and please do not judge or condemn anyone whose ability is different than yours. 

2. We will sit three to six feet apart.

3. We recommend not carpooling.

4. Rehearsals will be on Saturday mornings from 9:45 to 11:15. This will avoid congestion with NUYS, who will be in the same building, hallways, and bathrooms as NUYCO. However, we will be in separate rehearsal spaces and will break at different times. Contact will be minimal.

Thanks for your patience as we sorted this out. Remember - the priority deadline for audition videos is THIS Saturday, August 22!  Auditions will be accepted after that date, and in fact are ongoing throughout the year, but seating may not be optimal since the process of making seating assignments will have already begun. Rehearsals will begin on September 12!


Thanks! Please let me know if you have any questions.

17 August 2020

NUYCO Precautions Survey

Hello, NUYCO families! Because of recent conversations I've had with parents and adult leadership, I've created this VERY SHORT anonymous survey asking for your opinion on the upcoming season, regarding COVID-19 and precautions we will take. You can complete the survey right here in your email or click the Google Forms link and complete it there. Please, please, please fill it out at your earliest convenience so we will know how to move forward. Thank you!


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15 August 2020

Concerto Auditions

Dear fellow musicians,

I can only imagine you've had a long day waiting for this. Can I just tell you how wonderful it was to see you and to listen to you play this morning? Wow! I'm sure we could not count the hours that went into your preparation for this morning, but as a fellow musician, I do have some idea.

The decision by our judges today has been based on overall performance in the audition itself. This result is a reflection of having to judge musical performances. Since music is so subjective and judging has to somehow be objective, the judges have to take into consideration just what they see that day, including accompaniment etc, even though they might know other details that affect your journey.

That said, you are all spectacular! Every year we wish we could choose everyone. 

But we can't. And this year might be even stranger, because we are choosing people and then hoping to have everything work out so there will be performances. 

Disclaimer: If you "won" today, you still won, even if something gets in the way of putting on a concert and you don't get the expected prize of performing with the orchestra. 

We are doing everything we can to make it happen, however! 

Our winners who should expect to perform with the orchestra this year are... 

Elizabeth Archuleta
Kai Bowen

Honorable mention (possibility for performing) 

Talmage Kay


Since we have to wait and see how many people and what kind of instrumentation we have in the orchestra, we have not planned which concert you will each be performing on. Natalie Nef will also be performing this year since she won last year and would have played the April concert. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

🎶🌹
Julie