YS Rehearsal Notes for August 23, 2021

Hello, YS members,

Sectionals begin this week! We’ll meet together for the first hour and run a few things, then you’ll be in sectionals for the remainder of the time. I’m very glad to offer these this year, as they are for you to help you guide your practicing! A reminder that for the pieces this year, individual work will need to be done to be our best – your private teacher can be a great, continuous resource!

During our four sectional weeks (8/23; 8/30; 9/13; 9/27) I’ve divided our pieces into four fairly-equal sections, so everything gets a bit of work in the hour we share together.

Here the schedule for next time and what I plan to work on (and likewise what you should prioritize for this rehearsal):

Monday August 23 (10 rehearsals left before dress rehearsal/concert)

6:15-6:30 MR Hall

                Warmup (on your own)

                Possibility Assignment (discussion)

6:30-7:30 MR Hall

                Enescu – Beginning to Rehearsal 11

                Smetana – Beginning to Letter C

                Elgar – Beginning to Rehearsal 7

                Alwyn – Beginning to Letter B

7:30-7:45 Break (Lobby/Office – clear out of MR Hall for air exchanges)

7:45-9:00 Sectionals

                Strings – respective labeled sectional rooms

                Harp – practice room

                Woodwinds – MR Hall

                Brass – Pink room

                Percussion – Green room

Practice Priorities

The above sections (it’s a lot to get through in an hour!) and anything technical or challenging – coaches will have a list of priorities, but feel free and add your own!

Possibility Assignment

Reach out to someone in your past who is not normally in your present.

(Here is also an introductory video to The Art of Possibility if you missed the first session) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhDjcNDKasI (9:14)


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