Music Stand ConundrumThis week, I was planning to put in a plug for using the attendance form, and then I sent out the little email a couple hours ago asking for just that, and got half a dozen immediate responses! Thanks!I just want you to know how much it helps me when I'm setting up the orchestra to have that spreadsheet that shows me who's not coming! Thank you to all who use it to let me know when you will be gone. There is a link in the signature to every email I send out, as well as a link on the tabs (or menu, on a phone) on the website.If you know you will be missing rehearsals anytime between now and the end of the year, you can fill it out for future dates. That also helps when we are planning ahead for sectionals or special guests (which happens once in a while)!We are proud of having people from our orchestra participate in All-State, and other things, but we need you in partnership - by filling out the attendance form - to make sure rehearsals run smoothly, as planned, and there are no surprises with key people missing or sections decimated!
If possible, for sectionals, please use the music stands set up for you in the gym. When you grab stands from the cart in the hall, the chamber orchestra ends up not having enough when they set up. You should see the wild look of panic in their eyes when there are no more stands! ;)
Rehearsal Schedule for this Saturday, January 18th
Sectionals - starting at 8:30
Strings, separate sectionals at 8:30 for about 20-25 minutes or until Mr Dunn comes to get you, then full string group in the gym - you know where to go. Firsts on stage, Seconds across from the ww, violas in the hall, cellos in the gym, basses by the art room.
Harps - in the room where you practiced before, until 9:45
WW and Brass - Sectionals until 9:15, then all Lark Ascending people to the full orchestra. WW and Brass who do not play in Lark Ascending may continue sectional until 9:45 (or whatever your section specialist chooses for you).WELCOME and THANK YOU to Mrs Erickson who will be filling in for Andrew Watkins this Saturday! She plays French Horn and teaches at BRHS.
Full Lark Ascending Orchestra - 9:15 to 9:45
Planets - 9:45 to about 10:30
Thanks, everyone! Let's put this thing together! We have a lot to do. Stay focused. Leave your phones alone! 5 rehearsals and a dress left before the concert!Nigun from Baal Shem - About 10:30 until 11:00
The concert will be February 22nd at Logan High School. Here is the schedule. (There will not be any morning rehearsal that day.)
Set Up - Noon - Let's be ready to rehearse early!
NUYS Rehearsal on Stage - 12:30 to 2:15
NUYCO Rehearsal on Stage - 2:30 to 3:30
Concert - 4:00 pm (admission is free)