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 ðŸ˜‰)!

Jayme McKenna | NUYS Managing Director

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