YS Rehearsal Notes for September 13, 2021 (no reh 9/6!)

Hello, YS members,


Have a great, safe Labor Day Weekend – we’ll see you on the 13th! (If you happen to have siblings in YCO or JS/JO ensembles, they will still have rehearsals through this period)

We’ll be continuing on with the third of four weeks of sectionals next time.

Regarding string seating, you’ll receive excerpts and information on Monday, Sept 6, giving you two weeks before the seating test on Sept 20. Be on the lookout for that email/notice and let me know if you have any questions!

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 September 13 (8 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 22-32

                Smetana – Letter F-K

                Elgar – Rehearsal 10-14

                Alwyn – Letter F-K

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

Throw yourself into life like a pebble into a pond and watch the ripples.


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