18 December 2020

NUYS Concert Details


Surely you've all been wishing for this email. Please, please read the whole thing, and please let me know if you need clarification or have any questions (after you've read it!). 

Tomorrow is our concert!

Masks are required in the building for EVERYONE, including the audience (let them know). If you walk in, you have a mask on. We have black masks for you if you don't have one, and will write your name in whichever one you use (with a sharpie) and collect them after. We will wash and reuse them at our other concerts. You may also provide your own black mask, if you like. 

For those who play wind and brass instruments, you may remove your mask after you are on stage ready to play, or in the band room warming up. 

At the one other performance OHS allowed (last week), there were problems with this mask requirement, especially in the lobby. Please comply. We get to have an audience because we are promising to comply.

Schedule for the day:
9:30 Set Up - We will be setting up the stage. 
It will be great to have a few people there helping, and not just in the band room warming up their instruments. Cases go in the band room, BTW.
10:00 NUYS Rehearsal - starting with the fewest people and working our way up
10:00 Mozart (Call time 9:30)
10:25 Saint-Saens (Call time 9:55)
10:50 Star Wars, Broadway and Sleigh Ride (not necessarily in that order) (Call time 10:20)
12:15-1:30 Your break
Food guidelines: Bring your own food, it's best if you don't plan to leave and come back. No drinks except water. NO FOOD in the band room, or anywhere in the auditorium. Find a place to eat along the hallways. Clean up after yourself. ;)
NUYCO will rehearse on stage at 12:30
12:30 Call time for Ushers and Check-in People. 
Meet me in the lobby. We will have clipboards and instructions for you.
1:00 to 2:00 Seating of the audience 
This starts before NUYCO is finished, so be respectful and quiet. 
I have a separate novel below with details.
2:00 Concert
After the concert you will go back to the band room, gather your things, follow any sanitizing instructions, and meet your families outside. 
Volunteers who signed up to clean up and strike the stage, meet us on the stage! Thank you!

Performance order
Salute to Broadway
Clarinet Concerto - Mozart
Cello Concerto - Saint-Saens
Star Wars Through the Years
Sleigh Ride

Music & Folders
We will collect your folders with all the music after this concert. Do not leave the building with your folder. If you happen to keep personal music in your folder, pull it out tonight. You will get your same folder back January 9th at our next rehearsal with new music. 

Wear your concert attire for the dress rehearsal so we can take "Concert Pictures" without disturbing the concert later. Here's the official description of what to wear.
Thank you. Questions about what to wear? Reply to this email and ask. 

Our programs are digital for this concert, but there is a special keepsake printed program for each participant. We will hand them out tomorrow. But there will be no printed programs handed out to the audience. The program is a blog post, optimized to be easy to read on a phone. It's already up, if you want to look. Here's the link. We will have QR codes at the entrances of the auditorium, or your audience members can just go to the youth symphony website. It was posted yesterday. 

Seating of the Audience
There will be 3 volunteers checking in pre-registered audience groups. They will look "official" because they have clipboards, and will be just inside the south door, as indicated on the map below. (There is also an ADA door, if you need it, just to the east and around the corner from that door.) We need all the audience members to come early enough to be in their seats by 1:45. 

If our check-in mavens encounter a group that has not pre-registered, that group will have to stand aside and register using a cell phone at this link. There will be a QR code posted for this possibility.

Once checked in, each member of the group will get a little sticker to put on their shirt, like at the hospital. Cool, eh?

I think our registration is pretty much complete. At this point, there are a few extra seats. If you want to bring an extra person or two but did not already request it, contact me directly and I can increase the number in your group, up to a certain point when I'll have to close this option.

Here's the biggie: Once checked in, your group can either go upstairs to the balcony, or head directly into the main level of the auditorium. They will choose their own seats with the following (simple!) procedures:
They will not sit in closed rows (every other row is closed)
They will assure that there are at least 3 seats between groups
After they are seated, they will wave an usher over and make sure their group is entered on the auditorium map (by the contact name for the group)
Ogden High
Below is a picture of the area directly around Ogden High School. Here is a google map link to the school. The orange shaded areas are parking areas. The south door must be used to enter the school. This is where the audience check in will happen, just inside those doors. 

Also on the map is the location where the audience will end up after the concert, just to give some orientation of where to go to find their car! The audience may wait in the courtyard to meet their musicians, or make other arrangements. 

The Future
After tomorrow, why would we worry about the future? Haha!
We will not be meeting during the holiday break. 
Our next rehearsal is January 9th.
See you then, and Happy Holidays! 🎶

17 December 2020

Concert Program - Ogden High, 19 December


Our Heroes
Through the Years

Conrad Dunn, NUYS Conductor

Nathan West, NUYCO Conductor

with Elizabeth Archuleta, Clarinet

and Kai Bowen, Cello

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Ogden High School, 2:00 pm

Free Admission this season thanks to our sponsors


Northern Utah Youth Chamber Orchestra

Nathan West, Conductor

The William Tell Overture - G. Rossini - arr K. Agioritis

Critter Crawl - Carol J Johnson

The Incredibles - Michael Giacchino - arr John Moss

Fum, Fum, Fum - Spanish Traditional

Music from The Mask of Zorro - James Horner - arr Blake Neely

Zorro’s Theme               
The Plaza of Execution
The Ride
I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You


Northern Utah Youth Symphony

Conrad Dunn, Conductor

Salute to Broadway - Various - arr Carl Strommen

Give My Regards to Broadway

Ain’t Misbehavin’
My Funny Valentine
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Thou Swell

Concerto in A Major - W. A. Mozart - Elizabeth Archuleta, Clarinet

I. Allegro

Concerto No 1 in A Minor - Camille Saint-Saëns - Kai Bowen, Cello

I. Allegro non Troppo

Star Wars Through the Years - John Williams - arr Carl Strommen

Star Wars (Main Theme)

The Imperial March
Han Solo and the Princess
The Jedi Steps
Rey’s Theme
Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle
March of the Resistance
Throne Room and Finale


Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson

Any Form Of Recording at This Concert is Prohibited
(Mozart and Saint-Saëns are exempt from this)


Free admission this season thanks to these sponsors…

For information on becoming a sponsor, contact us!

Classical Strings

Edge Orthodontics
Dr W Clark Andersen
Brigham City & Tremonton


Aaron Gardner, LCMHC
BrainTrainUT.com - On Track Counseling




NUYS Musicians

Violin 1
 Natalie Nef
Hugues Herpin Lemonnier
Sarah Jeppson
Eliziabeth Black
Cassie Smith
Quin Powell
Jeremy Gerritsen

Violin 2
* Evelyn Cazier
Kinley Hyatt
(Maddison Griffin)
Jacob Lund
Stephen Hales
Audrie Brown
Elizabeth Duncan
Katelyn Rollo
James Craner
Averi Van Tassell

* Talmage Kay
EmmaLee Folsom
Preston Hindman
Ashlee Freeze
Erik Petersen
Aleksia Nielsen
Eric Jenkins
Eden Emerson

* Kai Bowen
Ally Bruner
Abby Quintana
Erika Hankins
Corbin Sealy
Silvia Schmit
Carter Hindman
Elias Nielsen

* Ben Rich

* Libby Tarbert
Kaitlyn Farr
Sarah Wilde
Arthur Grover


*Cambria Farr
Elizabeth Archuleta
Elizabeth Beebe, Bass Cl.
Taiten Moss, Bass Cl.

Ethan LaDuke
Aaron Watkins

French Horn
* Tanner Chipman
 Abigail Erickson
(Fabricio Garcia)
(Daniel Curtis)

* Milton Farr
Daniel Seeholzer
Andrew Fowles

* Owen Snedaker
Dawson Pitcher
Jarin Oxborrow

* Parker Rowan

Rose Nicholson

Rocky Myers
Maddox Lister
Brody Lister
Julie Gardner


Andrew Watkins
Abigail Erickson

Jarom Coleman

Jayme McKenna

 Concert Master
 * Principal
Adult Volunteer


NUYCO Musicians

Violin 1
* Sally Hurd
Russell Krebs
Isaac Sealy
Kassie Norris
 Amy Braithwaite

Violin 2
* Andrea Gibbs
(Anne Duncan)
(Lucy Duncan)
Emmie Browne
Lily Hansen
♫ Thomas Palfreyman

* Molly Emerson
♫ Josie Anderson

* Toby Carlton
Mathieu Pace
Kirk Nielsen
♫ Lauren Arkoudas

* Sadie Parkin
♫ Hillary Fuller

* Principal
♫ Section Specialist


Program Notes

    As the Chamber Orchestra opens the concert with a program of “Masked Heroes,” we reflect on the singular influence this year has had and will have on all our lives. For some, it will be a blip in our memories, while for others it will have enduring, life-changing consequences. As we face the future, we are all, at least temporarily, masked heroes. The program features pieces easily associated with “masks.” The William Tell Overture, more familiar as the Lone Ranger Theme, will open our program, followed by Critter Crawl, originally programmed as a nod to Halloween, which would have been just two weeks before the original concert date. 

The Incredibles music will conjure up great scenes from the beloved super hero movie, and Fum, Fum, Fum is a Spanish traditional Christmas theme, added to the program in honor of our upcoming celebrations. And, of course, we couldn’t present a program with this theme without adding in music from The Mask of Zorro, the iconic movie of heroes and villains.

Next, the Youth Symphony’s program will seem eclectic, pops music from our canceled April concert, and concerto winners from our August auditions, and something just for fun in honor of the season.

Salute to Broadway will be first, a trip down memory lane with several nostalgic favorites. If you feel like singing (quietly) along, go ahead!

Our two concertos will be next. Elizabeth Archuleta’s piece, the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, might also be familiar to you. It’s a very well-known piece. We are proud to present this, especially this year when our orchestra is a little smaller, and more conducive to performing Mozart!

Kai Bowen’s piece, the Cello Concerto by Camille Saint-Saëns, is a conversation between the cello and the orchestra. Notice the opening passage and how often it gets passed back and forth between the solo cello, the strings, the different woodwind instruments. We are so pleased to have both of these soloists this year! Later in the year, we will feature the soloist who didn’t get to perform last year! What an crazy situation!

Our next piece will be Star Wars Through the Years, a romp through time, including themes old and new. John Williams’ music is always a challenge. His rhythms and timing are complicated – more that you think when you’re passively listening in the theatre! We have learned great things from this piece and hope you enjoy it in a deep, Star Wars fashion!

As an added finale, we will be closing our concert with Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson. Come with us down that snowy trail, listen for the sleigh bells, the clip clopping of the horses, and the crack of the whip.

Thank you for making history with us today! At this time especially, the mental, emotional, spiritual and musical health of our youth are so important, and we deeply believe in what we’re doing, enough to be contact tracing the audience so we could put on a live performance!


Elizabeth Archuleta

Elizabeth Archuleta is a junior at Venture High School, and plays in the school band directed by Cindy Child. Cindy has been Elizabeth's teacher since she started on the clarinet in the sixth grade in the school's beginning band. Since then, music has become Elizabeth's passion and it's what she wants to pursue. She plans on taking a dual degree program in clarinet performance and music education, to be able to share music with others.

She has played in honor ensembles with Utah State University, Southern Utah University, and Weber State University.  She loves meeting people who are connected through music, who she would never have met otherwise. There is a connection we all have through music that is like no other. To be able to perform with the orchestra is such a privilege, and she sincerely thanks every member for being there to play with her.

    She would like to give a special thanks to her parents for always supporting her music journey in every way they can, being there for the long drives across the state for performances and practices, and especially handling the late-night practices that we know keep them awake. Also, a very special thanks to Mrs. Cindy Child, who always supported Elizabeth and provided her nearly all of her music opportunities. Without this mentor, Elizabeth knows she would never have discovered her love for music in the way that she has and she is so grateful to her teacher, for always encouraging her, believing in her, and showing her how wonderful music is.


Nikei “Kai” Bowen

Kai Bowen has been playing cello for five years and currently studies under Daniel Pack. This will be his third year playing with NUYS.

 Kai is a senior at DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts and has been enrolled since 7th grade. He has been section leader for the school's orchestra for four years, as well as section leader for NUYS for two years. Kai also played with Ogden Youth Symphony for three years, and was section leader for one of those three years.

 Aside from youth orchestras, Kai competed at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in the Minstrel category for three years and has won third overall, as well as a specialized award for Exceptional Performance in an ensemble. Kai also competed in DASA's solo ensemble festival, along with ASTA at Weber State, where he received superior ratings. Kai also had the opportunity to be a part of the band in his school's productions of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Hello Girls.

 Kai enjoys the arts, both performing and visual, and plans to major in cello performance and double minor in ceramics with an emphasis on sculpture and 2D art studio.

 Finally, Kai would like to thank Ian Marshall, Layy Salais, Daniel Pack, Dr. Moreno, Adam Slee, and many other teachers and mentors for motivating and pushing him to become a better musician throughout his cello experience. And most of all, he would like to thank his family for their unconditional love and support.

 (Concerto Soloists for this season were selected from concerto auditions in August 2019.)


Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society

PO Box 236 v Brigham City, UT 84302

Visit our website at www.NorthernUtahYouthSymphony.org

Find Northern Utah Youth Symphony on Facebook

Chamber: NUYCO ~ contact Josie Anderson, chamber@NorthernUtahYouthSymphony.org or 435.452.8173

 Youth Symphony: NUYS ~ contact Julie Gardner, info@NorthernUtahYouthSymphony.org or 435.740.4335

 Northern Utah Community Symphony ~ contact nucsymphony@gmail.com


If you are a parent or musician and need to be added to the
NUYS or NUYCO email lists, please text or email the appropriate manager.

    The Northern Utah Youth Symphony, Northern Utah Youth Chamber Orchestra, and Northern Utah Community Symphony are projects of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the support of symphonic music throughout our region. Your donations are tax-deductible. We also accept matching funds donations.

    The Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society wishes to thank the staff and administration of Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning, Ogden High School, Mount Logan Middle School, Box Elder High School, the Box Elder News Journal, Cache Valley Herald-Journal, Ogden Standard-Examiner, and Tremonton Leader for their continued support.

    Sincere thanks to our musicians and especially our parent volunteers for their time and effort.

    Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society is sustained by a grant from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and fundraising efforts selling Smith’s and Kent’s grocery cards. We are also funded by very generous individual donors, parents, and grandparents.

    This project is supported in part by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support from local businesses includes Classical Strings, BrainTrainUT.com-Aaron Gardner, Edge Orthodontics, and PetsFirst! Wellness Center in Brigham City. Thanks to the Box Elder Tourism Office for ongoing support. Thanks to Alphagraphics in Layton for printing these lovely keepsake programs. We are also listed on NowPlayingUtah.com with other arts & entertainment opportunities. Check it out!


Upcoming Events ~ Save These Dates!

NUYS & NUYCO Concert

Saturday, February 27th, 2021, Mount Logan Middle School, Time TBA

NUYS & NUYCO Concert

Thursday, April 29th, 2021, Box Elder High School

Still to be finalized. This is our date if they allow us in.


Thank you for your support of our ongoing fundraisers, including:

Grocery Store Gift Cards
Naomi Miles coordinates our grocery card program. If you would like more information, or to be included as one of the regular purchasers, please contact Naomi at 435.723.7617.  The cards work at any Smith’s or Smith’s Marketplace, including the pharmacy and gas pump, or at any Kent’s Market. This is an ongoing fundraiser. You can join anytime!

Participants buy gift cards for Kent’s or Smith’s and spend them like cash; our organization makes a percentage. Great for the grocery budget. ☺ 

Smith’s Community Rewards 
Sign in to www.smithsfoodanddrug.com with your rewards card and look at the left side of the “my account” page. Click “Inspiring Donations” then click “Enroll Now” and type “Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society” or “NJ978” then click the little button when our organization appears. Thank you! And consider purchasing Smith’s gift cards as well – the rate of return is much higher! 

This is so easy because each time you spend and scan your rewards card, we get a little kickback. But we need crowds of people to make a substantial return. Consider being part of that crowd! 

Amazon Smile
Go to smile.amazon.com and sign in with your regular amazon account, type “Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society” when asked for a charitable organization, then click “select” when the list comes up. After, just shop on smile.amazon.com instead of just plain amazon.com, or set your app to use Amazon Smile, and they will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases! ☺ Again, crowds needed! 


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