YS Rehearsal Notes for August 30, 2021

Hello, YS members,

Lots of improvement last time in our hour together. We still have a ways to go, but hopefully sectionals will greatly assist you in your journey. A reminder that the sectional coaches are there for you, so make sure and take full advantage of your time with them – work the hardest spots, ask the toughest questions and listen to those around you! The goal is to function perfectly fine as a section without a conductor.

Continuing on from last time, 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 30 (9 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 – Rehearsal 11-22

                Smetana – Letter C-F

                Elgar – Rehearsal 6-10

                Alwyn – Letter D-F

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 (basses in vestibule area)

                Harp – practice room (bass room now)

                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

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