17 November 2021

Rehearsal! - NUYCO

Hello families! What a wonderful concert on Friday. I had so many people tell me how incredible and "top-level" NUYCO sounded. I remember going to NUYCO and NUYS concerts when my brother was in the symphony and I don't think NUYCO ever sounded like they do now. Quite an accomplishment! 

Just a reminder that we do have rehearsal on Saturday! 9:30-11:00 AM at Promontory School. We'll be handing out new music! See you then!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

12 November 2021

Concert Tomorrow! NUYS

Greetings NUYS family!

Thank you to everyone who attended our dress rehearsal on Tuesday.  You sounded AMAZING, and I can't wait for the performance tomorrow night!  Please review the information below so you know when, where, and what to do tomorrow.

Time Schedule - 
4:30 pm - Setup - If you can come this early, we'll appreciate your help.
5:15 - 5:45 pm - NUYS Sound Check on stage (30 minutes can go quick! So please be in your chair and ready to tune by 5:10)
6:00 - 6:30 pm - NUYCO Sound Check on stage
7:00 pm Concert! Invite friends!
Location -
Ogden High School - 2828 Harrison Blvd (google maps link)
Parking is available on both sides of the building.  Parking is also available alongside the bus roundabout along Harrison but the west doors will not be open.
The doors that will be open are the south east doors with access through the courtyard from the north parking lot; and the doors in the South parking lot by the sports fields.
Help - 
We will need help moving chair and stand carts to the stage before the concert as well as stacking them and returning the carts to the band room directly after the concert. 
We will also need a couple of parents to pick up any programs/trash that are left behind in the theatre.
Volunteer by signing up on the volunteer collaboration spreadsheet!

Clothing-
We wear standard "Concert Black".
This is the posted description from the website:
Male: Black tux or equivalent suit, white dress shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black shoes.
 Female: Black dress, formal trouser suit, or blouse & skirt, midriff covered, conservative neckline, skirts & dresses at least tea-length, slits no higher than knee, black stockings , black shoes, accessories & trim in black. 
Food -
You may want to bring a sack dinner to eat during the NUYCO sound check. If you do, bring only WATER to drink, eat only in the hallways of the school, not in the band room or the auditorium. Clean up after yourself meticulously, please. :)

Music/Folders - PLEASE READ!! VERY IMPORTANT!!!!
After the concert please leave your folder on your stand! String players, make sure that both folders are on the stand before you leave the stage.

We are going to have a fantastic concert! Be sure to let all your family and friends know! Here are links that you can share through Facebook and email: 

Upcoming Calendar items:
Concert Friday November 12, 7 pm
No rehearsal Saturday Nov 13, the day after the concert
Yes rehearsal Saturday Nov 20
No rehearsal Saturday Nov 27, the weekend of Thanksgiving
December Rehearsals: Saturdays December 4, 11 & 18
No rehearsals on Christmas or New Years

Christmas Party Volunteers:
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help so far, be we could still use some more volunteers for the Christmas Party which will be after rehearsal on December 18th. It is for members of both orchestras. See the spreadsheet linked above to sign up.

See you tomorrow!!

Jayme McKenna


--
Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

09 November 2021

Concert on Friday! - NUYCO

Hello! This will (probably) be the final email before the concert on Friday. Please contact me if you have any questions!

Find all the concert details in my email from last week or on the blog HERE.

If you/your child will be wearing a mask on stage, please wear a black/dark mask. If you do not have one, we will have disposable black masks you can wear. 

Remember - white and black! And long socks! :) See you on Friday at Ogden High School at 5:30-5:45 PM, early enough to get ready for our on stage sound check.

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

06 November 2021

NO Extra Rehearsal - NUYCO

Maestro West cancelled NUYCO's participation in the extra rehearsal on Tuesday! NUYS will still be rehearsing, if you have members in both groups.

Thanks! 

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

05 November 2021

Concert and Calendar Details - NUYCO

Hello! Here are all of the concert details I know you have been wishing for, along with important calendar items. :) Please email me if you have any other questions or concerns!

PUBLICITY
Share the Facebook event! Share the press release! Invite your friends and family!

SCHEDULE
4:30 Set up - we would appreciate the help!
(5:15 NUYS sound check)
6:00-6:30 NUYCO sound check. Please arrive earlier than that and be ready to go ON STAGE at 6:00. 
7:00 Concert begins!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We need help setting up at 4:30 (moving chairs and stands to stage, setting up the stage, etc.) We also need help striking the stage and auditorium after the concert (moving chairs and stands off the stage, picking up programs and trash, etc.) Sign up here!

LOCATION
Ogden High School, 2828 Harrison Blvd
Parking is available on both sides of the building, as well as alongside the bus roundabout along Harrison. However, the west doors by the roundabout will not be unlocked. 
The doors that WILL be unlocked are the south east doors with access through the courtyard from the north parking lot and the doors in the south parking lot by the sports fields.

CLOTHING
Everyone, specialists included, wear WHITE on the top and BLACK on the bottom. That means boys wear a white dress shirt, a calm, not-distracting tie, black slacks, black shoes, and long black socks. Girls wear a white blouse/dress shirt, black skirt/slacks, black shoes, and long black socks/tights.

FOOD
If you come at 4:30 to set up (thank you!), you may want to bring food. Food is only allowed in the hallways. And the only drink allowed in the building is water! 

Here ends the concert details. Please keep reading for calendar items!

Extra rehearsal: November 9, 5:30-7:00 PM, Promontory School - Maestro may cancel our participation in this, depending on how tomorrow's rehearsal goes. Stay tuned!
Concert: November 12, 7:00 PM, Ogden High School - sound check starts at 6:00 PM. Be early!
NO rehearsal: November 13, the day after the concert
YES rehearsal: November 20
NO rehearsal: November 27 (Happy Thanksgiving!)
YES rehearsal: December 4, 11, and 18
Christmas Party: December 18 - we need parent volunteers! Sign up here!
NO rehearsal: December 25 (Merry Christmas!) or January 1 (Happy New Year!)
YES rehearsal: January 8 

Whew, got that? See you tomorrow!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director

NUYS Concert Details for next week & Announcements for tomorrow

Greetings!

Concert Details
Publicity
Time Schedule
4:30 pm - Setup - If you can come this early, we'll appreciate your help.
5:15 - 5:45 pm - NUYS Sound Check on stage
6:00 - 6:30 pm - NUYCO Sound Check on stage
7:00 pm Concert! Invite friends!
Help
    We will need help moving chair and stand carts to the stage before the concert as well as stacking them and returning the carts to the band room directly after the concert. 
    We will also need a couple of parents to pick up any programs/trash that are left behind in the theatre.
Volunteer by signing up on the volunteer collaboration spreadsheet
Location
Ogden High School - 2828 Harrison Blvd (google maps link)
    Parking is available on both sides of the building.  Parking is also available alongside the bus roundabout along Harrison but the west doors will not be open.
    The doors that will be open are the south east doors with access through the courtyard from the north parking lot; and the doors in the South parking lot by the sports fields.
Clothing
We wear standard "Concert Black".
This is the posted description from the website:
    Male: Black tux or equivalent suit, white dress shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black shoes.
    Female: Black dress, formal trouser suit, or blouse & skirt, midriff covered, conservative neckline, skirts & dresses at least tea-length, slits no higher than knee, black stockings, black shoes, accessories & trim in black. 
Food
You may want to bring a sack dinner to eat during the NUYCO sound check. If you do, bring only WATER to drink, eat only in the hallways of the school, not in the band room or the auditorium. Clean up after yourself meticulously, please. :)

Upcoming Calendar items
Extra rehearsal this coming Tuesday, Nov 9, 5:30 to 7:00 pm; please come if at all possible!
Concert Friday November 12, 7 pm
No rehearsal Saturday Nov 13, the day after the concert
Yes rehearsal Saturday Nov 20
No rehearsal Saturday Nov 27, the weekend of Thanksgiving
December Rehearsals: Saturdays December 4, 11 & 18
No rehearsals on Christmas or New Years

Christmas Party Volunteers
We are still hoping for more volunteers for the Christmas Party which will be after rehearsal on December 18th. It is for members of both orchestras. See the spreadsheet linked above to sign up.

This Saturday's rehearsal schedule
Doors Open 8 am - come help set up
8:30 to 9:10 - Sectionals (Strings combined, Woodwinds and Brass in their usual locations)
9:15 full orchestra
Beethoven
Russian Christmas
Hatikvah
Concerto

--
Julie Gardner | NUYS Managing Director

Press Release - November 12, 2021 Concert

Facebook Event Link

The Northern Utah Youth Symphony and Chamber Orchestra will present their season opener concert November 12th, 7:00 pm, at Ogden High School Auditorium. Admission is free thanks to season sponsors.The Northern Utah Youth Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Nathan West, will open the concert with a program of opera-themed music including Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, and a medley of Italian tunes.

The Northern Utah Youth Symphony will then take the stage with the first movement of Beethoven's 6th Symphony, the Violin Concerto No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saëns featuring concert master Hugues Herpin, and will follow that with Eliot Del Borgo's Hatikvah - The Hope, and Alfred Reed's Russian Christmas Music.


Hugues Herpin:
Hugues is a senior at Ridgeline High School and has been playing violin for 10 years. He moved from France with his parents 3 years ago to start his high school in the US. In France, he studied violin and music theory, and participated in choirs, orchestras, and ensembles at the Conservatoire de Nancy. He is currently studying violin with Rosemary Hatch and Robert Waters from Fry Street Quartet. Hugues has participated 3 years in region and state Solo and Ensemble where he got excellent and superior ratings for his performances in his school chamber orchestra, ensembles, and solo experiences. He also participated in All State Orchestra. He was assistant concertmaster at NUYS and his school orchestra last year and is now the concertmaster for both.

Hugues loves music and especially playing and sharing music with others. He also loves composing music. He composed a piece for his high school string orchestra which they played last year and is working on multiple other pieces including a string quartet, clarinet sonata, and more. Hugues loves cinema and his also working on composing the soundtrack of a movie for the Moonshiver Movie Festival in Cache Valley.

He would like to thank everyone he’s met that helped him become a better musician over the years as well as all his friends from France and the US and his family.



The Northern Utah Youth Symphony & Chamber Orchestras are projects of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society, supported by Utah Arts and Museums and George S & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation. Season Sponsors who provide the funds to offer these concerts free of charge are PetsFirst! Wellness Center, Edge Orthodontics, Classical Strings, and BrainTrainUT-Aaron Gardner.




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