Hi Families! Here is some important info about Saturday, written just for you!
Masks: All participants, youth and adult, are required to wear a mask that at least covers the mouth for the entire rehearsal. Thanks for helping us out with that!
Practice spots: Mr. West would like the following sections of each piece to be well-practiced by Saturday.
Mask of Zorro - review first half, concentrate on m. 108 - end (Violin 1 should look over mm. 121-133 for position work; Bass and cello mm. 142 - end). Violin 1 - attached is a file with the fingerings Mr. West has asked that you use!
Critter Crawl - middle section starting at m. 25
Fun Rehearsal Day: This Saturday's schedule will look a little different! It will last for two full hours, from 9:45 to 11:45 AM. Here's the rundown...
9:45-11:15: rehearsal like normal. Come early so we can start on time! You're welcome to bring a snack to eat in break time.
11:15-11:45: We will play a get-to-know-you game, watch a couple of clips from the legendary The Mask of Zorro movie, hand out NUYCO T-shirts, and take a group picture! All section specialists are, of course, invited to stay for all activities.
Attendance Form: Please, please, please fill out the attendance form if you will not be attending rehearsal. It might not seem like a big deal, but when we have less than 15 total members, it's really important for us to know if five of them will be gone. Mr. West needs to plan rehearsals, which he cannot do adequately if we don't know who will be there. I'm going to steal a page out of Julie's (NUYS) book and link the attendance form at the bottom of every email. That way you have easy access to it! :)
Thanks for helping us offer this opportunity for these kids. We sure love getting to know them!