Dress Rehearsal and Concert Information

Please review the following information carefully – it contains important details about the dress rehearsal and concert. Concerts and dress rehearsals are REQUIRED activities for participation in the AYSP. If for any reason you/your student may be absent, you must speak with your conductor to discuss the situation ASAP.

Dress Rehearsal – Saturday, April 27th, 11:40am – 12:40pm (required)

Report Time: 11:10am

End Time: 12:40pm

Location: Students should enter Popejoy Hall (very quietly – as YS will be on stage finishing their rehearsal) through the loading dock.

  • HARP should leave instrument backstage, then meet the rest of the YO downstairs, underneath the stage.
  • Everyone else goes down the stairs to the right, to unpack instruments below stage. Please keep a clear walkway and wait quietly with your conductor.
  • At 11:30am, your parent managers will lead you up the West Stairs to the stage.
  • After rehearsal, you exit Stage Left and go back down the West Stairs to your cases.
  • Parents are welcome to sit in the auditorium and listen to the dress rehearsal.

Attire: Casual. We encourage students to wear any AYSP shirt.

Ticket Vouchers & Senior Pins: AYSP student ticket vouchers and senior pins will be handed out during dress rehearsal.

Concert – Sunday, April 28th, 5:00pm (required)

Report Time: 4:30pm

Concert: 5:00pm

End Time: 6:30pm

Location: Students should enter Popejoy Hall (very quietly – as junior groups may be on stage finishing their concert) through the loading dock.

  • HARP should take instrument Backstage Right/East, then meet the rest of the YO downstairs, underneath the stage.
  • Everyone else goes down the stairs to the right, to drop off instruments below stage. Keep a clear walkway with cases against the walls and wait quietly with your conductor.
  • At 4:45pm, your parent managers/conductors will lead you back up the West Stairs to the hall to sit in the audience and listen to the Youth Concert Orchestra perform.
  • You will leave the audience to retrieve your instruments when you are instructed to do so just before their last piece. Listen to your parent managers/conductor carefully and move quietly during the performance.
  • After retrieving your instruments/music, quietly wait for your Parent Managers to instruct you to move up the West Stairs to enter the concert hall once YCO is finished performing.
  • HARP quietly go upstairs backstage to unpack and wait until the rest of YO from downstairs enters the stage.

Concert Attire: Concert Dress

Boys: Black suit jacket, black pants, white collared dress shirt, black dress shoes, black socks, and a solid long dress tie – preferably black, and NOT a bow tie.

Girls: Black AYSP uniform dress and black dress shoes.

Recording: Real Image Productions will be recording the concert. Video DVD’s can be ordered at the concert.

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Albuquerque, NM 87110

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Albuquerque, NM 87190

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