14 February 2020

Abravanel Hall Youth Symphony Festival 2020

The following info plus the excuse letter and permission slip are also available as a PDF.
Both pages will also be printed and handed out tomorrow. 

Abravanel Hall Information Sheet
Monday, March 2, 2020. Our schedule is as follows:
(times are approximate; arrive at your stop comfortably early)
Ø  11:00 a.m. Begin loading bus @ Perry Walmart 1200 South
Commerce Way; Use North East area of the parking lot
Ø  11:10 a.m. Leave Perry Walmart. The bus has to stop at the Port of Entry.
Ø  11:25-11:35 a.m. Pick up students in Farr West at the Park & Ride, 1850 W & 2700 N, across from Maverik
Ø  11:45-11:55 a.m. Pick up students at Venture High School, 508 N 1500 W, Marriott-Slaterville 84404
Ø  12:05-12:15 p.m. Pick up students in Riverdale at the Park & Ride on the east side of the freeway north of 5600 S; official address, 5212 Freeway Park Drive, Riverdale 84405
LUNCH: You will need a brown bag lunch; you may carefully eat it on the bus. You might have a chance to eat after arrival in the lobby, depending on timing. No one is to leave to buy food.
Absolutely no drinks except water. No food may be consumed in the auditorium. If you need a snack part way through, bring it with you; it must also be consumed in the lobby, carefully.
Ø  12:35-12:45 p.m. Arrive at Abravanel Hall.
NUYS will sit in rows 3, 5, and 7, with instruments on rows 2, 4, and 6 in front of them. Fill the whole row! Go all the way across. Large instruments in row 30. Spectators rows 26-29.
Ø  12:45 p.m. Place cases in your designated rows and get ready to be an appreciative audience.
Ø  1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Youth Symphony Festival, Afternoon Session.
Performance Order: 1pm Utah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra, 1:30pm Utah Valley Youth Symphony Philharmonic, 2pm Lyceum Philharmonic at American Heritage School, 2:30pm  Young Artist Chamber Players, 3pm Davis YouthPhilharmonic, 3:30pm Northern Utah Youth Symphony4pm Ogden Youth Symphony
Ø  3:00 p.m. We go to the Green Room to warm up.  Do not take any cases to the green room – Leave them in the seats in the auditorium. We will pick them up after pictures!
Ø  3:30 p.m. We perform on stage. Time is somewhat approximate. By this time in the afternoon, it's often running early. Spectators should keep that in mind.
Ø  4:00 p.m. Group picture with instruments on the grand staircase will be taken after our performance.
Bring $15 if you want to order an 8x10 photograph.
Make checks payable to Shyan Valentine. Orders will only be taken on-site.
Ø  4:15-4:30 p.m. After the photo, be aware that there is one more group performing and do not disturb their performance, locate your music folder, pack up your instruments and when the program is over, head out to load the bus. If not riding the bus, your ride must leave on time.
Times for the trip north will depend greatly on traffic or other unforeseen circumstances. Please keep in touch with your student via mobile phone or an adult chaperone. Julie will NOT be with the bus.
Ø  About 5:30-5:45 p.m. Arrive at Roy Park & Ride
Ø  About 5:45-6:00 p.m. Arrive at Farr West Park & Ride (with a stop at Venture if needed)
Ø  About 6:00-6:30 p.m. Arrive at Perry Walmart (Last year we arrived 45 minutes late!)
v  We anticipate that the bus will be close to full. If you would like to volunteer to help with transportation, please contact me. Carpooling is also allowed/encouraged. Once everyone's intentions are known (by filling out the form below or the online form) we will ascertain if additional transportation is necessary.  Even if we don't need extra people movers, we might need help hauling percussion and definitely cellos/basses.
v  Please let Julie know a.s.a.p. if you would like to volunteer.
NUYS Managing Director ðJulie Gardner, info@NorthernUtahYouthSymphony.org, 435.740.4335 mobile
v  Since this is not a school-sponsored activity, musicians' time off from school will need to be arranged on an individual basis. Use the top half of the attached page to ask to be excused!
v  Make your plans for transportation, mark, sign, and return the bottom half the page below by February 22, 2020 (you may also send a scan or photo via email, or fill out the onlineform).

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