02 August 2022

Re: Fun Stuff is Happening! - NUYCO

... And here's the poster I promised!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173


On Tue, Aug 2, 2022 at 8:59 AM Josie Anderson <chamber@northernutahyouthsymphony.org> wrote:
Hello families!

It is hard to believe that auditions are this month, but we are so excited to get back into things and see all of you again. Everyone interested in joining NUYCO, NUYS, NUYPS, or NUYWE must audition so we can determine seating. 

RECRUITMENT
Please share about us with your friends and family! Let's make this the best year ever. You could... 
* share on social media (include the attached image)
* email
* text
* word of mouth
Members and families are the best recruiting tool we have. And remember, we're now interested in having beginning string players and winds and brass join us!

CALENDAR
August 27: In-person auditions (Promontory School)
September 15: Rehearsals start (Promontory School)
October 7-8: Retreat (Camp Earley)

TIME CHANGE
Remember, NUYCO rehearsals have changed to Thursdays 4:30-6:00 pm.

AUDITION INFORMATION
Click here for audition information. We currently only have *eight* members in NUYCO ... so we are eagerly awaiting about 35 of you to submit auditions and membership forms!

TREASURE HUNT
And now for a fun game...

Jayme (NUYS manager) and I have spent a lot of time putting recruitment posters up on community boards in Cache, Box Elder, and Weber counties. Think Smith's, Kent's, recreation centers, libraries, etc. 

If you see one of our posters, take a selfie with it (be sure to show your beautiful smiling face)! Post on social media or email/text it to me! To make it easier to post online, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Everyone who shares a selfie will receive a sweet treat at rehearsal in September. And whoever has the most selfies may receive a bigger reward...

If you find a community board where there is not a poster, please let me know! Have fun with this. :)

Thanks!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

Fun Stuff is Happening! - NUYCO

Hello families!

It is hard to believe that auditions are this month, but we are so excited to get back into things and see all of you again. Everyone interested in joining NUYCO, NUYS, NUYPS, or NUYWE must audition so we can determine seating. 

RECRUITMENT
Please share about us with your friends and family! Let's make this the best year ever. You could... 
* share on social media (include the attached image)
* email
* text
* word of mouth
Members and families are the best recruiting tool we have. And remember, we're now interested in having beginning string players and winds and brass join us!

CALENDAR
August 27: In-person auditions (Promontory School)
September 15: Rehearsals start (Promontory School)
October 7-8: Retreat (Camp Earley)

TIME CHANGE
Remember, NUYCO rehearsals have changed to Thursdays 4:30-6:00 pm.

AUDITION INFORMATION
Click here for audition information. We currently only have *eight* members in NUYCO ... so we are eagerly awaiting about 35 of you to submit auditions and membership forms!

TREASURE HUNT
And now for a fun game...

Jayme (NUYS manager) and I have spent a lot of time putting recruitment posters up on community boards in Cache, Box Elder, and Weber counties. Think Smith's, Kent's, recreation centers, libraries, etc. 

If you see one of our posters, take a selfie with it (be sure to show your beautiful smiling face)! Post on social media or email/text it to me! To make it easier to post online, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Everyone who shares a selfie will receive a sweet treat at rehearsal in September. And whoever has the most selfies may receive a bigger reward...

If you find a community board where there is not a poster, please let me know! Have fun with this. :)

Thanks!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

18 July 2022

Fwd: NUYCO: Long Awaited Audition Info!

NUYCO families (current, past, and prospective),

I hope you all have had a wonderful summer so far! I've missed spending rehearsals together and can't wait to get started again. There have been some exciting changes happening with NUYCO:

1. We have a brand new website! Same domain, different site. Check it out: www.northernutahyouthsymphony.org

2. We are excited to announce two new groups joining us this next season:
- The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of the NUYS brass specialist, Abigail Erickson. This group is geared for winds, brass, and percussion students in middle school with at least 2 years of playing experience. This will be like NUYCO but with the "band" instruments, and we are excited to offer some collaboration opportunities in the future. More info about NUYWE can be found here.

- The Preparatory Strings, under the direction of Elizabeth Marsh (mother of three of our NUYCO members last year). This group will be for younger string students who have had at least one year of playing experience. More info about NUYPS can be found here.


2022 - 2023 Season:
In-person auditions are scheduled for August 27th. You can also submit an online video audition if you can't make it. Click here for audition information.

Audition requirements haven't changed. Whether you do a video or come in person, you need to be prepared with a major scale, a minor scale, 60 seconds of a prepared solo, and the audition excerpt for your instrument found at the link above.

Maestro and I want this season to have the largest enrollment we have ever had! We need your help to make this happen. Please pass along this information to your family and friends. I've attached our new season poster that you can share on social media. Let's make this happen!

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Don't forget to sign up for auditions!

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

Fwd: NUYCO - Time Change - Please read

NUYCO families,

Maestro let me know I forgot an important announcement in the last email! As he frequently says in rehearsal, that is the first mistake I have ever made ... :)

NUYCO rehearsals have been moved to Thursday afternoons, 4:30-6 pm. Maestro, myself, and the Board of Directors really labored over this decision and tried to take all things into consideration. We hope you will be able to make the new time work! 

We know that gas is expensive right now and if you have children who are in NUYS, you may not be interested in making a trip to Perry twice a week. We understand. Please reach out! I am so happy to set up carpool arrangements or offer another way for you to be involved. 

Thanks again!

-- Josie Anderson | NUYCO Managing Director
435.452.8173

Exciting news for NUYS!

Greetings NUYS Family, 

I hope you all have had a wonderful summer so far!  There have been some exciting changes happening with NUYS:

1. We have a brand new website! Same domain, different site.  Check it out: www.northernutahyouthsymphony.org

2. We are excited to announce two new groups joining us this next season: 
-The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of our brass specialist, Abigail Erickson (don't worry, she will still be our brass specialist).  This group is geared for wind. brass, and percussion students in middle/jr high school with at least 2 year of playing experience.
- The Preparatory Strings, under the direction of Elizabeth Marsh.  This group will be for younger string students who have had at least one year of playing experience. 

2022 - 2023 Season:
- In-person auditions are scheduled for August 27th. You can also submit an online video audition if you can't make it. Click here for audition information.
- Concerto Auditions will be August 20th, but you need to be registered by July 23rd.
- I want this season to have the largest enrollment we have ever had! I need your help to make this happen (including those of you that graduated this year).  Please pass along this information to your family and friends. I've attached our new season poster that you can share on social media. Let's make this happen! 

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. 

Don't forget to sign up for auditions!

Enjoy the rest of your summer!


--
Jayme McKenna | NUYS Managing Director

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