22 May 2022

Re: End of Year Wrap-Up - NUYCO

Ah! I forgot the coolest part of the entire email. Check out the NUYCO Google Photo Album for cool photos throughout the year - and for those of you who didn't go on Tour, you can get super excited for next year. :)

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173


On Sun, May 22, 2022 at 2:31 PM Josie Anderson <chamber@northernutahyouthsymphony.org> wrote:
Hello families! Maestro and I just wanted to wrap up the year, now that the Tour is over (sob). What an amazing year it was!

First of all, watch Maestro's send-off video! Make sure you watch to the end... 

Please look at the attached photos and confirm none of the Lost and Found items are yours! Everyone should look through the photos, whether you went on Tour or not. And if you came home from a rehearsal or the Tour that doesn't belong to you, let me know and I'll help find the owner!

We hope to see ALL of you again in the fall! Just to keep you apprised of the typical schedule... 
--- An audition excerpt will be available by July. You will need to perform that during your audition, along with a major scale and a minor scale (1-2 octaves each) and a 60 second solo of your choice. You can start practicing the scales and solo now and then work on the excerpt when it is available!
--- In-person auditions will be in August; you are also welcome to send in a video audition. 
--- Rehearsals will start in September. 
--- Retreat is in October! It's almost as fun as Tour. :)
--- Concert in November

Maestro and I hope that you all return to NUYCO in the fall... but if you decide to jump ship and go to NUYS, we will still cheer you on. :) Seriously though, we know you will do great things wherever you are and can't wait to watch you progress. Stay tuned for the audition details!

And please tell your friends about how cool NUYCO and NUYS are! We would love to grow our membership. 

Thanks! See you in August!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

27 April 2022

Tour Publicity Info

I have started advertising for Tour and would love your help! Please send any of this information to your friends, families, neighbors, and their dog! Let's get tons of people to this concert.


This is what I'm sending with the image: "Hello! The Northern Utah Youth Chamber Orchestra is coming to Pocatello for a special tour performance in May, conducted by Pocatello's own Nathan West! It will be free of charge and full of great music. All are invited. Save the date - see picture for details! We hope to see you there!

Posters and a Facebook post-sized image are attached below. 

Let me know if you have any questions or anything else I may be able to help with!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

26 April 2022

Concert Wrap-Up, Lost and Found, Tour Update - NUYCO

Hi families, what a fabulous concert. Thanks for everything you did to help us. If you volunteered your time either setting up or striking the stage, please let me know so we can track the volunteer hours! 

Please read the following two paragraphs to your NUYCO members.

From me (Josie): Wow, could we have ended the season any better than we did? You had the chance to play with NUYS *and* earn a standing ovation. My favorite part of the entire night (I had so many favorites but this was the top) was watching each of you soak in the standing ovation. I could almost see you thinking, "Woah, this is for me because I did something really cool. They really liked my music." You're right, they did. Fantastic job.

From Maestro: Great concert! Wonderful way to cap off a great season. For those not going on tour, have a great summer. I look forward to seeing your auditions, whether for NUYCO or NUYS. For those going on tour, we're back at it at 9:00 AM on Saturday, in the gym, reviewing opera concert music!

Lost and found items from the concert (see attached photos)...
- Brave Theater Company (Bountiful High School) t-shirt - I found this in my bag after the concert, but it is not my shirt. Haha.
- Gray girls coat, two rows of buttons.
- Black cashmere scarf left at Logan High School in February.
- The button, shoes, and microfiber cloth were found together in the NUYCO section of the balcony. The water bottle owner has been found. :)

Tour rehearsals start on Saturday! April 30 and May 7, 9-11 AM, Promontory gym. See you then!

Auditions for the 2022-23 year will be in August. Stay tuned!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

25 April 2022

Concert tonight!

Greetings NYUS and Families,

Just a few reminders about our concert tonight!

Location: Box Elder High School, (380 S 600 W Brigham City) @ 7:00 pm. Parking is located all around the school. The closest parking to the auditorium is on the south or south east side, but those doors will be locked. The only unlocked doors will be at the main front entrance on the east side.

Schedule:
4:15 - stage setup (I will need help)
4:30 - all symphony members have arrived and unpacking in the auditorium.
4:45 - 5:15 - NUYS Soundcheck
5:15 - Group photo
5:30 - Lord of the Rings run through with NYUCO
6:00 - Move cases into the drama room
7:00 - Concert Begins

Concert Attire:
  • GentlemenBlack tux or equivalent suit, white dress shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black shoes.
  • LadiesBlack 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.
  • If you are going to wear a mask (not required) it needs to be solid black.
Folders: After the concert, please leave your folders in the big black box that will be backstage.  PLEASE DON'T TAKE THEM HOME!

Help: Any help with the stage before and after the concert would be much appreciated!

Don't forget to invite your family and friends! 

See you all tonight!
--
Jayme McKenna | NUYS Managing Director

24 April 2022

Concert TOMORROW!

Hi families! So excited for our concert tomorrow.

Monday, April 25, 7:00 PM, Box Elder High School (380 S 600 W Brigham City)

Share the Facebook event and like our Facebook page! Invite all your friends and family!

Use the main entrance (east side of the building) to access the auditorium. 

We will unpack in the auditorium first; after 6 pm, we can move the cases into the drama room. So when you arrive, just come into the auditorium!

Parking is located all around the school. The closest parking to the auditorium is on the south or south east side, but those doors will be locked. The only unlocked doors will be at the main front entrance on the east side. I suggest parking in that area. :)

5:15 NUYCO call time (you arrive)
5:30 Lord of the Rings with NUYS
5:45-6:30 NUYCO sound check
6:30 NUYCO photo on stage
7:00 Concert begins

DRESS
Girls - white shirt, black skirt/pants (the longer the skirt, the better). Black socks (cover the ankles). Black shoes. 
Boys - white shirt, black pants. Black socks (cover the ankles). Black shoes. Non-distracting tie.

And last but not least... We will need help setting up and cleaning up in the auditorium and on the stage. If you can come early or stay late, we would surely appreciate it!

Let me know if you have any questions!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

19 April 2022

Final rehearsal, a party, and concert info

Hello NUYS!

Can you believe we only have one more rehearsal left for this year?  Time sure flies when you are having fun.  I'm sending this message out early because I need everyone to make sure their schedules are clear for this final rehearsal.  Parents, if you could help us out on this we would appreciate it.  Last week's practice was a struggle because we were missing so many people, and we can't afford to have another one like that right before the concert!  We are also planning to extend the rehearsal a little longer just in case we need to work our a few bugs (practice at home and there won't be as many bugs to fix. ๐Ÿ˜) 

Here is the schedule for this Saturday:
8:00 - Doors Unlock
8:30-9:00 - Vaugh Williams (winds/brass/percussion can sleep in)
8:45 - Winds/Brass/Percussion arrive
9:00 - 9:30 - Lord of the Rings with Chamber 
9:30 - 10:30 - Concert Run Through in concert order:
- Poet and the Peasant
- Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto
- Beethoven Violin Concerto
- American Salute
10:30 - 11:30 - Touch ups as needed.
11:30 - 12:30 - End of the year party!

End of Year Party: Please join us for our end of year celebration! We will be handing out our Senior certificates, maybe play some games, and reminisce about the year.   Please bring snacks to share.  

April 25th - Concert: Box Elder High School (380 S 600 W, Brigham City).  Use the main entrance (South-West side of the building) to access the auditorium.  We are still working out where to unpack your cases, so stay tuned for that.  There is plenty of parking around the building.  

Schedule has changes slightly. Please make note of the new times:

4:15 - Begin stage setup (I will need help!!)
4:40 - NYUS members on stage! (Dressed in concert attire)
4:45 - 5:15 - Sound check
5:15 - 5:30 - Group Photo
5:30 - 5:45 - Lord of the Rings with Chamber
5:45 - 6:30 - NUYCO Soundcheck and Group Photo
6:30 - House doors open
7:00 - Concert begins
8:45 - Everyone has left the building. 

Concert Attire - 
  • Gentlemen: Black tux or equivalent suit, white dress shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black shoes.
  • Ladies: 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.
  • If you are going to wear a mask (not required) it needs to be solid black.
Folders - Please leave your folder in the black box at the end of the concert (NO EXCEPTIONS).  We have rental music which needs to be returned ASAP, and I will not have the time to hunt down missing folders.  Please do not take them home. 

That is all for now...

See you all on Saturday!
--
Jayme McKenna | NUYS Managing Director

15 April 2022

Tomorrow's Rehearsal and Concert Information

Hello NYUS family, 

Lots to go over, so please read through everything carefully.  

Rehearsal Schedule for tomorrow:
8:00 - Door unlocked
8:20 - Everyone has arrived and getting warmed up.
8:30 - Down beat
- American Salute
- Lord of the Rings
- Poet and Peasant
- Beethoven (around 9:50) - Trombones/Tuba are excused
- Vaughn Williams (around 10:20) - All winds, brass, and percussion excused
11:00 - Clean up
11:30 - Door locked

We only have two rehearsals left and we need EVERYONE! String, tomorrow you will be getting a NUYCO buddy for LofR so don't leave them hanging...

April 23rd is our final rehearsal followed by a small end of year celebration (more info to come).  Hope you can all stick around to party!

April 25th - Concert Time!! Here is the tentative schedule:
  • 4:00 setup (as always, I need help)
  • 4:50 everyone is on stage ready for sound check
  • 5:00 - 5:30 - NYUS Sound Check
  • 5:45 - 6:30 - NUCOS Sound Check
  • 6:30 - House Opends
  • 7:00 - Concert Begins
  • 8:30ish - Concert end, clean up.
  • 9:00 - Everyone needs to be cleared out of the building. 
I say tentative because we need to figure out a time to rehearse LotR with everyone AND do our group photo.  Schedule may adjust slightly. 

Please help us advertise! We have an amazing program, and it should be shared with as many people as possible.  Here is a link to our Facebook event. 

That is all for now! See you tomorrow!






--
Jayme McKenna | NUYS Managing Director

14 April 2022

Rehearsal and Concert Details - NUYCO

Hey families!

Schedule for Saturday...
- 9:00-9:30 Lord of the Rings with NUYS
- 9:30-9:50 Battalia, all non-solo movements
- 9:50-10:20 Sectionals, mostly Macarena but some Hebrides
10:20-11:00 Macarena and Hebrides
11:05-11:15 Battalia Solo Practice (Anna, Kylee, Katherine, Acacia, Paige, LIly, Molly, Bella, David, Trevor, Yoel, Lucas, Sadie, and Gunner)

Calendar...
- April 16: Regular Rehearsal, 9-11 AM
- April 23: Regular Rehearsal, 9-11 AM
- April 25: Final Concert, call time 5:15 PM, concert 7:00 PM, Box Elder High School
- April 30: Regular Rehearsal for Tour, 9-11 AM (if not going on tour, no need to come)
- May 7:  Regular Rehearsal for Tour, 9-11 AM (if not going on tour, no need to come)
- May 13-14: Pocatello Tour!!!!!

Concert Details...
If I was able to find you on Facebook, I invited you to our Concert event! We'd love it if you would respond and then share it with your friends and family. It would be so cool to pack the auditorium and show everyone how cool NUYCO and NUYS are! The event can be found here and make sure you like our Facebook page here!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

08 April 2022

Tomorrow's rehearsal

Howdy Folks!

Sorry this message is coming a little later than normal.  I hope everyone has had a wonderful Spring Break.  Here is our schedule for tomorrow:

- 8:00: Doors unlocked, help set up.  I need some extra hands today to set up a bunch of extra chairs. 
- 8:30: In your chair, ready to play! No sectionals
8:30 - 9:00: Poet and the Peasant
9:00 - 9:30: Lord of the Rings with NUYCO (why we need to set up extra chairs)
9:30 - 10:00 American Salute
10:00 - 10:30: Beethoven with Mr. West (trombones and tuba are excused)
10:30 - 11:00: Vaugh Williams (rest of winds/brass/percussion are excused)
- 11:00: Help clean up. 

Strings -  You must, must, MUST take time and listen to the Vaughan Williams Oboe concerto.  This piece is the least polished and we only have three rehearsals left.  We don't have time to learn notes and rhythms in rehearsal, that is your responsibility to do at home, but using the recording is going to help speed up this process.  It is such a gorgeous piece, so let us do all we can to make it the very best. 

You are all marvelous, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your spring break.  

Upcoming Important Dates:
April 25th - Concert @ Box Elder High School, 7:00 pm.  Sound check is at 5:00 pm, Call time 4:45 pm. 

See you tomorrow!

--
Jayme McKenna | NUYS Managing Director

06 April 2022

Weekly Email - NUYCO

Hello families!

Schedule for Saturday...
- 9:00-9:30 Lord of the Rings with the Symphony. Please arrive early so we can start on time.
9:30-10:00 Full rehearsal
10:00-10:30 Sectionals (Macarena, especially 1st violins, and Hebrides)
10:30-11:00 Full rehearsal
11:00-11:15 Soloist practice - if you have a solo, please plan to stay after.

If you/your NUYCO member is NOT going on tour, you can stop reading this email. 

TOUR: Please either 1) pay a deposit (at least $15) AND give me the tour permission form OR 2) pay in full AND give me the tour permission form on Saturday!! I will be sending out reminders next week and would love to not have to contact a lot of you. If neither of those options work for you or if you are confused, please reach out and we can chat! If you have already paid and given me the form, disregard this.

Also, I need to know the following, unless you have given me the permission form already. If you have told me in passing, please tell me again!
- if parents are planning on coming on tour and staying with us
- if siblings are coming (strongly discouraged but open for discussion)
- if parents would like to sleep at the West home (siblings sleep elsewhere) - Mitchells and Richardsons, I already know about you

Last but not least... NUYCO members have a chance to perform a solo of their choosing, something they've been working on and have mastered, at our performance on tour. We will perform as a group from 11-11:30 and then there will be a recital with individual performances. If you are interested in performing, please let me know what you would like to perform!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

01 April 2022

Early Rehearsal Tomorrow!

Hello NUYSO!

Tomorrow is early rehearsal schedule, however, Mr. Dunn thinks we need more rehearsal time so we are going to start at 7:00 am and go till 10:00 am.  I know it's early, but we can do it!

Here is the rehearsal order (no sectionals):
- Poet and the Peasant
- AMerican Salute
- Lord of the RIngs
- Beethoven (w/o soloist) - tuba and trombone are excused
- Vaughn Williams - winds/brass/percussion are excused

Let's make this rehearsal the best one yet! 

Over the last few weeks we have had several new members join us which is fabulous!  If you are new, and haven't turned in your paperwork, will you please bring that with you tomorrow.  I would much appreciate it. 

Before I end this message I just want to say....April Fools!!! We do have early rehearsal tomorrow but we will start at 8:00 am, not 7:00. We will still end at 10:00 am.  

See you all tomorrow!

--
Jayme McKenna | NUYS Managing Director

31 March 2022

EARLY rehearsal on Saturday! - NUYCO

Hi families! 

EARLY rehearsal on Saturday! 8-10 AM. Full rehearsal, no sectionals.
- 8:00-8:30 Lord of the Rings
- 8:30-9:00 La Virgen de la Macarena
- 9:00-9:30 Battalia, movements 1, 3, 6
- 9:30-10:00 Hebrides

Thanks for such a great attendance at the parent meeting on Saturday. It was great to meet a few of you and be together and get more details than can reasonably go in an email. :) If you have questions, please reach out! My phone number is at the bottom of every email and I am happy to help you out with anything.

If you didn't pay for tour last Saturday, a $15 deposit is due THIS Saturday unless you make other arrangements with me! You are welcome to pay the entire amount as well ($30 per NUYCO member, $15 per anyone else attending).

I believe I've sent out the recording of the meeting and the handout to all the parents who were not at the meeting. If I have missed you, I deeply apologize! Please email me!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

24 March 2022

Rehearsal Schedule for March 26

Hello NUYSO, 

Here is our rehearsal schedule for Saturday: (no sectionals this week)
8:00 am - doors unlock, help setup
8:00 - 8:20 - members walking through the door, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! 
8:30 - all members in their chairs ready to begin.  Rehearsal order
- Poet and the Peasant
- American Salute
-Lord of the Rings
- @ 10 am, Beethoven violin concerto (Trombone and Tuba are excused)
- @ 10:30 am, Vaughaun Williams oboe concerto (rest of winds and brass are excused)
11:00 - rehearsal ends, everyone helps with clean up.
11:30 - doors lock

It is prom season, and we are very aware of the traditional expectations of having all-day activities with your dates.  We humbly ask you (okay...plead with you), to not forget us.  We need you!  If you need to leave a little early, that's fine.  Better yet, why don't wow your date with your amazing musical talents and bring them to rehearsal, OR if they are a musician have them bring their instrument and come play! Bottom line, we would greatly appreciate it if you were there for part, if not all, of rehearsal.  

Don't forget!! Next week, April 2nd, is our early rehearsal.  It will be from 8:00 - 10:00 am.

That is all for now, see you on Saturday! 

--
Jayme McKenna | NUYS Managing Director

23 March 2022

Lots of NUYCO Info! Please Read!

Hello families! Please read all of this.

Regular rehearsal on Saturday, March 26. Everyone should have the new piece, La Virgen De La Macarena. If you don't, please contact me!
  • 9-9:30 Lord of the Rings
  • 9:30-10 Other Concert Music
  • 10-10:25 Sectionals
  • 10:30-11 Other Concert Music
There is a Parent Meeting for Tour on Saturday! 10:30-11.  If your NUYCO member wants to go on tour, it is *really really important* that you are at the meeting. If you or another parent or guardian cannot make it, please let me know and we'll find a way to work it out. I planned it at this time so you would not need to make an extra trip; just come early to pick up your child!

Calendar Items...
  • April 2: Early Rehearsal, 8-10 AM
  • April 9: NUYCO will join NUYS to rehearse Lord of the Rings, 9-9:30
  • April 25: Concert at Box Elder High School! 5:15 NUYCO arrives. 5:30-5:45 NUYCO will rehearse Lord of the Rings with NUYS. 5:45-6:30 NUYCO's stage rehearsal and sound check. 7:00 Concert.
  • April 30: Extra Rehearsal for tour, 9-11 AM
  • May 7: Extra Rehearsal for tour, 9-11 AM
  • May 13 and 14: Pocatello Tour
I look forward to seeing you at the parent meeting!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

18 March 2022

Rehearsal schedule for tomorrow

Greetings NUYSO, 

First of all, attendance last week was amazing!!! Thank you so much for your efforts to be on time and ready to play, let's keep it up! 

Here is our rehearsal schedule for tomorrow:

8:30 - 9:15 - Sectionals
9:15 - 11:00 - Full rehearsal in this order
- Poet and the Peasant
- American Salute
- Beethoven (9:45-10:10)
- Lord of the Rings
- Vaughan Williams (10:30 - 11:00) - strings please use this recording to familiarize yourself with tempos.

Upcoming Important Dates:
April 2nd  - Early rehearsal (8:00 - 10:00)
April 25th - Concert @ Box Elder High School, 7:00 pm.  Sound check is at 5:00 pm, Call time 4:45 pm. 

See you tomorrow!

--
Jayme McKenna | NUYS Managing Director

16 March 2022

Calendar Update and Tour Info - NUYCO

Hello! 

Regular rehearsal on Saturday. 9-9:30 Lord of the Rings; 9:30-11:00 Other Concert Music.

VOLUNTEER HOURS: If you have volunteered with us (helped set up a concert, take down a concert, retreat, Christmas party, etc.), please fill out this short form! It's important that we keep this record - helps with our grant writing. Thank you for your service!

CALENDAR: Rehearsal time change on April 2. 8-8:30 Lord of the Rings; 8:30-10 Other Concert Music.  

TOUR: What questions do you have about the tour? Please send them to me via email or text and I will answer them at our NUYCO Tour Parent Meeting! March 26, 10:30-11:00. If your child may be going on tour, it is important for you to be at the meeting. Thanks!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

10 March 2022

NYUS Rehearsal Schedule

Greetings NYUS!

Here is our schedule for this week:

8:00 - Doors unlocked and setup
8:30 - Sectionals
9:15 - Combined Rehearsal - Please be ready to begin on time!
- Poet and the Peasant
- American Salute
- Lord of the Rings
- Beethoven  (Trombones and tuba are excused)
-  Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto run through with Alexis (strings only - everyone else is excused)

I just want to take a moment to go over a trend in our group that seems to be getting worse.  Our first expectation for attendance in this group is that musicians arrive 15 minutes before rehearsal begins.  This is so you have plenty of time to unpack, get setup, and most importantly, warmed-up, so we can begin at 8:30.  I've noticed members walking in at or after 8:30 frequently. I'm not going to stand at the door and keep track of who comes in at 8:15, but I am going to ask that you are in your seat, whether it's for sectionals or combined rehearsal, ready to play at 8:30.   We have a big program this concert, and every minute is precious.  Please don't waste them! I understand that things come up that may put you behind schedule (and thank you to those that give me a heads up), but if you are consistently coming in late you may want to set your alarm 5-10 minutes earlier. Let's do better.  It's our final concert of the year, and we want it to be spectacular!

I'll see you on Saturday (BEFORE 8:30 ๐Ÿ˜‰)!


Jayme McKenna | NUYS Managing Director

09 March 2022

NEW Rehearsal Schedule - NUYCO

Hi families! 

Rehearsal plan for Saturday... if your member wants to participate in our fourth piece (Lord of the Rings with NUYS), rehearsal will start at 9:00 AM! If you don't want to participate in Lord of the Rings, come at 9:30 when we will rehearse the rest of the pieces. The great majority of the families are interested in participating so Maestro planned rehearsal to make it work. Music for LotR will be handed out on Saturday.

9:00 AM - Lord of the Rings
9:30-11:00 AM - Hebrides and Battalia mvts 1 and 6

And also... if your/your member's birthday is between now and May 14 (our tour date), could you send it to me? Thanks! 

See you on Saturday! Remember to fill out the Attendance Form if you will be absent!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

04 March 2022

Tomorrows schedule

Hi NYUSO!

Here is our schedule for tomorrow:

8:30 - Sectionals (in your usual locations)
9:10 - Combined rehearsal in the following order

It would be extremely helpful if you could listen to the recordings, especially the Beethoven!

See you in the morning!

--
Jayme McKenna | NUYS Managing Director

03 March 2022

NUYCO - Weekly Email

Hi families!

Regular rehearsal on Saturday, 9:30-11:00 AM. Hebrides and Battalia movements 1, 3, and 6. No sectionals; full rehearsal.

SAVE THE DATE...

- Final Concert, April 25, 7:00 PM, Box Elder High School
- NUYCO Pocatello Tour "Poky Tour", May 13-14, Pocatello, ID (find more info here)

Maestro found a violin book titled "Learn to Play a Stringed Instrument" that seems to have some water damage or something similar on it. If it is yours, let me know!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

25 February 2022

Rehearsal tomorrow

Greetings NUYS!!

Here is our rehearsal schedule for tomorrow:
8:00: Doors Unlock
8:30 - 11:00: Full rehearsal - we will start sectionals next week. 
- Poet and the Peasant Overture
- American Salute
- Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings
- Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1st Mvt.
11:00: Clean up
11:30: Doors Lock


If you can't attend, please fill out the attendance form below. Don't forget to invite your friend!

 See you tomorrow!

--
Jayme McKenna | NUYS Managing Director

23 February 2022

This week - NUYCO

Hi families!

Solo Auditions:  Any NUYCO member can audition for a solo in Battalia, one of our concert pieces! There are two options for solos, both attached below. 

2nd mvt Battalia has all of the solos for that movement (3 violin solos, 2 viola, 2 cello, and 1 bass). You just pick the solo you would like to play! For example, there are three violin solos. Pick the one that you like, or audition for all three. 

4th mvt Battalia is a violin and bass solo. Sorry, violas and cellos, you missed out. :)

If you would like to audition for a solo, text or email me a video by Thursday (tomorrow) evening! If you upload it to Youtube or Google Drive, you will need to change the sharing settings so that anyone can view.

NUYCO Tour: We are contemplating going on a "tour" to Pocatello in May! Please fill out this short form letting us know what you think. Here's the form! This is for parents/guardians and specialists only. Whether you want your child to attend or not, I need you to fill this out. We need to be sure we have a balanced group. Thank you!

Practice Spots: In rehearsal on Saturday, Maestro is going to focus on the Hebrides and Battalia movements 1, 3, and 5. Practice those specifically!

See you on Saturday, 9:30 AM!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

17 February 2022

Rehearsal this Saturday

Hello NUYS!!

You all were wonderful last Saturday!!!!  I got chills standing backstage during the Variations on a Shaker Melody, and I heard so many positive comments from our audience.  Job well done!

Time to start preparing for our final concert which has been scheduled for April 25th, @ 7:00 pm (sound check at 5:00), at Box Elder High School. This is a perfect time to invite friends to come play with us.  Just give me a heads up! 

Here is our rehearsal schedule for this Saturday (new music time, so you don't want to miss it!):
8:00: Doors Unlock
8:30 - 11:00: Sight-reading/Introduction to the following pieces. 
- Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1st Mvt. - Featuring our Chamber Conductor, Mr. Nathan West. Trombone and Tuba are excused
- Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto, 1st Mvt- with concerto winner, Alexis Jensen (we don't have this one yet, but please listen to it.  This is a strings only piece.)

Please take some time before our rehearsal to listen to these pieces.  It will greatly help with our sight-reading experience if you have an idea as to what the pieces sound like!

 See you on Saturday!
--
Jayme McKenna | NUYS Managing Director

16 February 2022

NUYCO updates

Hey families, I forgot a few things in the email on Monday! Sorry!

Solo Auditions: We have solos in our new concert pieces! The members can audition if interested in being offered a solo. Anyone interested already has the music. The auditions will be held before rehearsal. Sign up here!

NUYCO Tour: We are contemplating going on a "tour" to Pocatello in May! Please fill out this short form letting us know what you think. Here's the form! This is for parents/guardians and specialists only.

Utah Symphony: The Utah Symphony is performing Carnival of the Animals! Maestro wanted to let you know about this because NUYCO may be performing Carnival of the Animals next year. It would be fun to hear the USO do it, too! Attached is a screenshot with more information.

I think that's everything. :) See you on Saturday! Remember to fill out the Attendance Form if you will be absent!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
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