Thank you for a great Boot Camp! I was mostly pleased with the level of preparation and happy we not only got a lot of musical work done, but also team work. Remember - our goal is to know EVERYONE'S name in YS by the end of August, which gives us just three Monday rehearsals to accomplish it. We can do it! Go out of your way to get to know those that are not in your instrument family.
Tonight will be your first section rehearsals. Woodwinds will be in the Percussion (Green) Room and Brass will be in the Prep Strings (Pink) Room. Strings are in your labeled section rooms in the office area, with basses in Practice Room 5. As we rotate coaches most semesters, please take time to introduce yourselves and make your coach feel welcome. Please remember that you must rack chairs and stands at the end of sectionals each week before you leave.
Your coaches this semester are:
Violin 1 - Ruxandra Marquardt
Violin 2 - Valerie Figueroa Turner
Viola - Lisa DiCarlo
Cello - Dana Winograd
String Bass - Frank Murry
Woodwinds - Michael Greutzner
Brass - David Jennison
Percussion - William Kramer
Lastly, there are still enchiladas and salad left over from Saturday's lunch. If you would like to heat some up and have it for dinner, come early tonight and eat it up!
I look forward to seeing you in your seats by 6:15 PM tonight.
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