YS Rehearsal 2/11

Hi All,

Great work at rehearsal and sectionals this week! 


Next Monday's schedule: 

6:15 - in seats; warming up (please do not arrive any later)

6:30 - Dvorak 1 & 2; Wienawski, if time

7:30 - break

7:45 - strings to chair testing; winds & percussion to final section rehearsal (Thank your coaches!)

9:15 - strings seating announced and dismissal

* a reminder that we do not have rehearsal on Monday, February 19th due to the Presidents' Day holiday


Notes on string chair testing:

  • students may not leave before 9:15 PM as there may be call-backs
  • students will sign in and draw numbers for a random performance order
  • students will be performing a blind audition (judges cannot see students) for two adjudicators
  • students will wait quietly in the bullpen and may not practice while auditions are taking place
  • there will be a parent proctor sitting in the room during your audtion to assist you, if needed; they are part of the judging process
  • all seating decisions are made by the two adjudicators and are final
  • remember that where you sit does not define who you are as a musician; chair tests are simply a tool to find the most prepared students at this point of the semester who will then be at the front of the section to assist the conductor and lead the section confidently in rehearsals; if we held chair tests again right before the concert, you all would be in different seats; please congratulate and encourage your section mates; be happy for everyone no matter where you or they sit; everyone should shake the hand of whomever is selected as section leader, as it is a great honor
  • good luck and have fun - I am proud of you!


Call, text, or email if you have any questions!


Ms. Siverson





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