17 September 2021

See You Tomorrow!

At long last, rehearsals begin tomorrow! So excited to see everyone. This is the part that makes it all worth it.

Location: Promontory School, 1051 W 2700 S, Perry
Time: 8:30 to 11:00 am


We will be sight-reading tomorrow. Here are the pieces, with youtube links...

Beethoven's 6th Symphony, more than one movement, to be determined.

Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed 
This link is for the concert band version. I assure you we will be playing the full orchestra version. If anyone finds a recording of the full orchestra version, please share the link with me! Such a cool piece!

Violin Concerto No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saens. We will be playing the first movement, which is roughly 8 1/2 minutes in this version.
Congrats to Hugues Herpin Lemonnier, our soloist!

Set up
When you arrive, music stands will be set up for you - your folders will be on your stands. 

If you can come early to set up chairs, please do. The computerized doors will unlock at 8 am, and I will be there [much] earlier, just getting everything ready.

Parent Meeting
Reminder that our parent meeting Forum and Q&A will be next week, Sept 25, at 11:15. Our bookkeeper will be there also, to collect tuition. You may also turn in forms and payments at tomorrow's rehearsal, if that works better for you.

Recruiting
Recruit your friends! You don't really want me playing viola with you. Really. What happened to all the violas? There were so many last year!  We need another Clarinet, 3 more French Horns, 2 more Trumpets, and another Trombone.... And more cellos. We would even accept more violins... 😉

Attendance
If you are playing in a Marching Band, or in a Pit Orchestra, or on a Swim Team, or you already know when that family wedding is going to be, I need you to go into the Attendance Form and fill it out multiple times for all the times you will be missing. 

I know there are more people that need to do this. After you submit for one date, it will ask you if you would like to submit another form. It's pretty easy and will give us a better picture of what rehearsals are going to look like. Thanks so much!

If you are sick for any reason (not just COVID symptoms), or you've been quarantined, the attendance form is also the best way to let me know. The system notifies me immediately when someone fills out the form, so you can even fill it out tomorrow morning if you wake up feeling ill. 

Concert - Important!!!!
Our first concert will be Friday, 12 November, 2021 at Ogden High. Yes, you read that correctly. It's on a Friday. Please Please Please check calendars and get back with me so we can set a time when everyone can be there to perform! I promise you it's worth it to work this out. It's such a beautiful venue!

Please keep Thursday 11 November open as well, and let us know if evening or earlier would work for you. We are anticipating the need for an extra rehearsal that day so we have a good feeling of momentum going into the Friday concert. Ask your band teachers, etc. It is Veteran's Day and there may be issues with rehearsal time, so let's work together to pick the best time.

Thanks, and let's make this a most exquisitely wonderful year!

🎶
Julie

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Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

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