Important Information for Holiday Pops

Hi All,

I hope your start to finals has gone well. A reminder that we will not be rehearsing tonight. The next time we will see eachother is this Saturday at Popejoy Hall.


I have to stress the importance of self-control and patience this weekend. There will be 104 Manzano Day School singers, 67 RRHS singers, 64 NMP musicians and 76 YS musicians on stage. Please please please be quiet to listen to instructions, and careful to watch where you are moving, so as not to damage yours or anyone else's instrument. Keep in mind that every thing we do and say not only on, but also off the stage reflects on AYSP and I know you will represent us well, as always. Please be polite and friendly to the PJH Staff, NMP musicians and all of the chorus members. I am always so proud of you!

DRESS REHEARSAL: Saturday, December 22, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

  • dress is AYSP tshirts and jeans for this rehearsal
  • 11:00 AM report time; give yourself plenty of time to find parking!
  • arrive to Popejoy Hall through the loading dock no later than 11:00 AM
  • go downstairs to the basement Green Room/Dressing Room to store your cases
  • enter from Stage Right (east) to sit in hall until called to stage; I will have name tags on your chairs

CONCERT: Saturday, December 22, 6:00 PM

  • dress is formal concert black (AYSP uniform) for this performance
  • 5:00 PM report time; give yourself plenty of time to find parking!
  • arrive through the Popejoy Hall loading dock and head downstairs to the basement Green Room/Dressing Room to store your cases
  • we perform 2nd half only and will wait quietly downstairs during 1st half; you will warm up at the start of Intermission while the stage is being set
  • when instructed by your Parent Managers at the end of Intermission, quietly move upstairs with music and instruments to take your seats from Stage Right; I will have name tags on your chairs


I received an email today that Maestro Altieri has made a few cuts in the Holly Jolly Sing Along. Please MARK YOUR PARTS NOW so you are prepared for Saturday. Saturday will not be a dress rehearsal, but a run through, as there will not be time to actually rehearse, only to run through. Please arrive well prepared with all parts marked. 

  1. ms. 114, cut beat 3 to the third beat of ms. 146 (before letter I)
  2. ms. 163, "Holly and the Ivy" - CUT OUT, "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" - CUT OUT; pick back up at m. 257, "Frosty the Snowman"


  1. A Christmas Festival - Anderson
  2. Wexford Carol - Wilberg
  3. (Brazilian Sleigh Bells - Faith)  AYSP DOES NOT PLAY ON THIS ONE
  4. Sleigh Ride - Delius
  5. Sleigh Ride - Anderson
  6. Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Holcombe
  8. Holly and Jolly Sing-Along! - Stephenson; with cuts as noted above!

As always, call or email me if you have any questions. 

Can't wait to see you Saturday!

Ms. Siverson


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