23 January 2021

Rehearsal is ON for today

We will go ahead with our rehearsal. Take it easy and be careful. There are winter driving conditions in the canyon, but once you get to the other side of the summit it looks good. Brigham City and Ogden have a dusting of snow and light rain. The morning forecast showing last night has lightened considerably in comparison.

Do let us know if you are not coming so we don't worry/wonder about you.

Julie

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Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

Weather

We are going ahead with rehearsal with caution. If you do not feel safe driving on the roads, please let me know and stay home. If it gets worse during rehearsal, we will end early. :)  

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

22 January 2021

Weather....

Just a note to let you know we are watching the weather. We will make a decision early in the morning if we decide to cancel the rehearsal, and we will notify you through email and also via remind. 

If we do decide to go ahead with rehearsal, please know that your safety is important to us and if you do not feel comfortable coming, please let us know so we don't worry about you!

For now, we have not decided one way or another. We will wait to see what it looks like. 

:)
Julie

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Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

Tomorrow - NUYCO

We are keeping a close eye on the weather forecasted for tomorrow morning. Your safety is important to us! If you do not feel comfortable driving to rehearsal because of the weather, please stay safe at home. I will keep you posted through email and Remind if we do cancel rehearsal.

Mr. West has updated the NUYCO Youtube channel with videos for our current music selections! Find it here. There are videos for the violin 1, violin 2, and viola parts of Beautiful Dreamer and a recording of Capriccio. And a whole bunch of recordings from past concerts! Fun stuff!

See you (hopefully) tomorrow! Remember to fill out the attendance form at the bottom of this email if you will be absent.

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

NUYS Announcements for Saturday

Greetings!

We have the rental music ready to hand out this week. If you'd like to listen ahead (recommended), here is a link to the Suite Hebraique by Ernest Bloch, first movement Rhapsodie. The piece has no trombones or tuba, but it has harp and percussion, and the trumpet parts are in C (Fair warning). The parts are handwritten with clef and key signature only on the top line! Ridiculously lazy publisher if you ask me! It's a wonderful showcase of solo viola, but I may be biased in my opinion. 

Please note that most of the music you have in your folders is extra tall. If you stick your hand down in the pocket in the folder, you'll find that there's a gusset down there that sometimes gets in the way of the music, so just be sure to put your hand in there and ease the music behind or in front of that gusset all the way into the pocket so we don't end up with music that's torn up on the top or the bottom. TLC is all I ask. :)

If we damage or lose even one part of the rental music, by the way, we are charged all sorts of fees. Be SO CAREFUL with this music, please! 

Tomorrow's Rehearsal:
8:00 am - Computerized Doors Unlock - come help set up
8:20 am - Prepare for rehearsal & go set up sectionals
8:30 am - Sectionals
Strings in the Cafeteria
Woodwinds and Brass where you normally go. Jarom will be there for Woodwinds, and Gayle will be with the brass again (Abigail is not cleared to come back yet)
9:30 am - Full Orchestra
Dvorak No. 7
Brahms
Aboriginal Rituals
Read through Bloch at the end (Trombones and Tuba excused early)
11:00 am - Rehearsal ends, pack up and sanitize
11:30 am - Computerized doors re-lock


Just a note: I won't be there tomorrow. Josie will be in charge. Go easy on her and if you have a question for her, ask it before Chamber starts at 9:45 since she'll be in there. :)

If anyone is willing to help Josie set up, let me know and I'll send you her number so she can come let you in. She will be there at about 7:30. Please show her tons of gratitude! 

Thanks! 
Julie :)

PS Remember the rules: if you are sick or quarantined, stay home, and please fill out the attendance form so nobody wastes energy setting up for you! 

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Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

15 January 2021

Two Requests - NUYCO

Hello! We are looking forward to rehearsal tomorrow. Be prepared to start on a new piece, Capriccio Italien, by Tschaikovsky. Two requests are below. See you tomorrow!

1. Please bring a music stand. We simply do not have enough stands for all the symphony and chamber members, and we need your assistance. Thanks!

2. Julie, the NUYS manager, included this in her weekly email. She wrote it so well that I should not try to outdo her, so please read this and help if you can! 

"The symphony board met last night and went over projections to the end of the year. We are facing a shortfall, especially in the fund for putting on the concerts. As we have an ASCAP license that does not allow us to charge admission (and we don't want to anyway), we are looking for one or two more sponsors this year. If you or someone you know owns a business and could spare $350 to sponsor, we would be very grateful. If you would like our "begging" letter, or more info, please contact me! 
Thanks In Advance!"

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

A Request, and Announcements for this week - NUYS

Greetings!

How are you all doing? Let's keep the momentum going from our great sight-reading last week.

Tomorrow's rehearsal will look like this: 
8:00 - Computer unlocks the front doors - come help set up!
8:20 - Prepare for sectionals
8:30 - Sectionals 
Strings in the Cafeteria
Woodwinds and Brass where they normally go :)
9:30 - Full Orchestra rehearsal
Dvorak Slavonic Dances #5 & 6 (Maybe 7)
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Del Borgo Aboriginal Rituals
(We will hand out the rental music next week - this piece has harp)

A Request
The symphony board met last night and went over projections to the end of the year. We are facing a shortfall, especially in the fund for putting on the concerts. As we have an ASCAP license that does not allow us to charge admission (and we don't want to anyway), we are looking for one or two more sponsors this year. If you or someone you know owns a business and could spare $350 to sponsor. we would be very grateful. If you would like our "begging" letter, or more info, please contact me! 
Thanks In Advance!

Thank you all! Don't forget to fill out the attendance form (in the signature below) for me if you are sick, going to be absent, or have been quarantined! 
--
Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

07 January 2021

See you on Saturday! - NUYCO

NUYCO is back up and running for the second concert season! We will see you at 9:45 AM Saturday. We have some new faces joining us this concert and are excited to see the returning faces. 

We will be reading through these two pieces: Beautiful Dreamer by Stephen Foster and Slavonic Dance op. 46 #8 by Antonin Dvorak. Come ready to dive in deep! Another piece will be added in the next week or two.

***Remember to fill out the attendance form if you will be absent for any reason. And if you are sick with anything, please stay home. :)

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

This Saturday the Journey Begins... Again! NUYS

Greetings!

We are ready to get started again. This journey will be a quick and short one because normally we would have started our new music in December. 

We will be playing:
Brahms, Academic Festival Overture
Dvorak, Slavonic Dances Op 72, some combo of #5-8 (not opus 46, a different set)
Del Borgo, Aboriginal Rituals
and Bloch, Suite Hebraique with Talmage Kay (viola) -rental to be handed out when it arrives
Rehearsal this Saturday will be a combination of active listening and sightreading the first three pieces on the above list. There will be no sectionals. We will be giving some time to our Winds and Brass Clinicians to introduce themselves and relate to us some of their stories. 

A big thank you to Andrew Watkins for his years of service in the Brass section, and a big welcome to Abigail Erickson for taking over for him. And a big thank you to Jarom Coleman who has done such an excellent job working with the woodwinds. 

See you all this Saturday! Rehearsal schedule: 
8 am, computerized doors unlock - come help set up
8:20 am, be in your seats warming up
8:30 am, rehearsal with break
11:00 am, clean up and pack up
11:30 am, computerized doors lock up

See you Saturday, and remember the attendance form (link below in signature) and if you are quarantined or if you are ill with anything or displaying symptoms, PLEASE stay home! :)

Rock on!

Julie

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Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director