Memorial Services for Aurra Gardner

Dear AYSP Students and Families,

As most of you now know, one of our Youth Orchestra cellists, Aurra Gardner, passed away unexpectedly last week. To experience such a loss has been heart-breaking. The services for Aurra are this Tuesday, March 21.

Many of those in her music family (AYSP, EHS, EMS) are forming a string orchestra and a cello choir to perform at her Celebration of Life memorial service. As members of Aurra’s musical family, all YS, YO and YCO string musicians are invited to play. If you would rather attend, but not play, that is fine, too.  

If you would like to be part of the ensemble, email your name and instrument to EHS Orchestra Director, Ms. Striegel, at by Monday at noon and she will email you your music. We will be playing She Will Hang The Night With Stars by William Hofeldt and Rhosymedre by Ralph Vaughan Williams (see listening links below). Dress is bright, colorful clothes, not black.

10:30AM-11:00AM - Graveside Service (open to all who would like to come)

          Sunset Memorial Park

          924 Menaul Blvd. NE

          Albuquerque, NM  87107

1:30PM-2:30PM – Orchestra and Cello Choir Rehearsal (bring a stand)

          Sandia Presbyterian Church

          10704 Paseo Del Norte NE

          Albuquerque, NM 87112

She Will Hang The Night With Stars:
3:00PM-4:00PM - Orchestral Celebration of Life Memorial Service 

          Sandia Presbyterian Church 

          10704 Paseo Del Norte NE

          Albuquerque, NM  87112

I hope you all know how much your conductors care for you. You are an unrepeatable blessing in our lives. 


Ms. Siverson



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