Hello amazing Prep Stringers:
Once again, these young musicians raised the bar. I know they must be tired at this time of year, dealing with holiday and no rehearsal schedules, and yet they just keep at it. So proud of them!
FOR TOMORROW, THURSDAY 29th
BE AT NORTH STAR E.S. BY 7:15 Park away from building in Northern drive way (before the intersection of the next street) so that teachers can park closer
WEAR PROGRAM SHIRTS AND ANY DRESS CODE PANTS Some might need to change after for school uniforms upon return to their schools
BRING OWN MUSIC STAND AND CELLOS, BRING ENDPIN STRAPS!!! VERY IMPORTANT THAT CELLOS ALWAYS KEEP ONE IN CASES
BRING MUSIC AND INSTRUMENT
Wait until chairs get set up then move stands into STEPPING STONES SEATING
We will do tuning check in that seating and then move to OH SUSANNAH SEATING Sorry, no small chairs for tour, but cellos can bring own benches if desired
PARENTS INVITED TO STAY ALONG SIDES OR IN BACK
WE WILL DO TWO ASSEMBLIES AND BE DONE BY 10:00 AT THE LATEST, MOST LIKELY EARLIER THAN THAT.
Parents if you are leaving, be sure to come back by 9:30 latest and wait for them if necessary
FOR SATURDAY 1ST
REPORT AT 11:00 A.M. TO ELDORADO HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
DRESS REHEARSAL 11:20 - 12:00
HAVE ALL EQUIPMENT BUT STANDS WILL BE PROVIDED, CELLOS BRING THOSE STRAPS!!
WE WILL START WITH OH SUSANNAH SEATING since we don't need to worry about our stands being put away
WEAR ANY OLD SATURDAY THING, DRESS REHEARSAL IMPLIES THAT WE ARE PLAYING IN THE ACTUAL HALL TO BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO THE SOUND
NO ABSENCES ALLOWED SINCE THAT CAN AFFECT THE NEIGHBORING PLAYERS AND THE ENTIRE GROUP
FOR SUNDAY 2ND
REPORT AT 2:30 P.M. TO SAME LOCATION
CONCERT BEGINS AT 3:00 P.M
HAVE ALL EQUIPMENT
WEAR NICE DRESSY BUT COMFORTABLE CLOTHES FOR BOWING AND SAFE SHOES FOR WALKING
SAME ROUTINE APPLIES
PLAN TO STAY FOR OTHER GROUPS, THE JUNIOR ORCHESTRA AND JUNIOR SYMPHONY ARE THEIR FUTURES
NEXT REHEARSAL NOT UNTIL JANUARY 16TH
HAPPY HOLIDAYS UNTIL THEN!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STAR WINNERS: HANA, HADLEY AND KILLIAN !!
STARS ARE ONLY EARNED WHEN THE TEACHERS' INTITIALS ARE TALLIED FOR THAT WEEK WITH A STAR FROM ANNA OR HANEEN, NO BACKFILLING ALLOWED
IT'S ONLY A SMALL PART OF THE WHOLE PICTURE SO ENCOURAGE THEM TO MAKE THE TEACHER CONTACT AND GET A STAR, BUT IT'S NOT A HUGE PRIORITY
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO MS. LAUREN WILBUR FOR HER TIRELESS WORK AS OUR PARENT MANAGER
WE COULD USE A CO-MANAGER FOR THIS SPRING TO HELP FACILITATE OUR RUN-OUT TOUR TO A LOCATION YET TBD, AND ALL THE POPEJOY PROTOCOLS... ANYONE??
THANK YOU FOR THE HONOR OF WORKING WITH THESE YOUNG FOLKS. THEY WILL CHANGE THEIR WORLD; INDEED THEY ALREADY HAVE!
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