YS Rehearsal 9/10

Hi All!

Just a reminder of what was sent out last week:



- Kije, well, is just tough all around!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNDY338b9-E
- The De Falla is short but extremely challenging, so please take it slow in 3 to work it out properly - not up to tempo yet.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFuV0F4W0UQ
- Don't discount the Copland. Focus on a warm tone color and releases of ends of phrases.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBPprKyDItA
- Offenbach is fun with many stylistic challenges throughout.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhvnfVD2ucQ
- The Sousa is a bear so don't take it as an "easy" piece.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_j6nuTHV64
- Those of you that play on the Dvorak, please begin looking it through.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dep1ZpMa3nM


REHEARSAL 9/10/18 

5:45 - clarinet solo auditions

6:15 - warm up and tune

6:30 - full orchestra on DeFalla and Prokofiev I & V

7:30 - break

7:45 - strings: chair testing; woodwinds, brass and percussion: final section rehearsals

9:15 - dismiss

- All string players will have chair testing that evening during your sectional time - please listen, practice and prepare
- Chair testing will be adjudicated by two judges
- Auditions will be blind, meaning the judges cannot see who you are, and judges decisions are final
- I need 5 parent volunteers that night - please let me know if your mom or dad is available to assist our judges
- If you are absent on this night, you will be automatically placed in the back of the section as we are unable to do make up chair tests
- Chair testing is done to help our sections by placing the most prepared individuals in the front of the sections to assist and lead in rehearsals - I don't care one bit where you sit in your section, it simply helps us to have more efficient and productive rehearsals - do not place value on your chair - you already made YS and DESERVE to be here! GOOD LUCK!!!!!  :-)  
- All winds, harp and percussion will have their final section rehearsal - please review all pieces and be ready to work



Ms. Siverson




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