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Rehearsals: Monday, January 30, 2012
Report Absences: email@example.com or 703-‐642-‐5480
It is VERY important (and saves staff time) to include the musician's first and last name, orchestra, instrument, and reason for absence with EVERY report!
AYP at Langley High School
7:00 -‐ 8:30 p.m. Sectionals (Stravinsky) violins/violas -‐ Auditorium cello/bass -‐ Chorus Room winds -‐ 103 brass -‐ Band Room OR 102 percussion -‐ at Kilmer in Band Room 8:45 -‐ 9:30 p.m. Full orchestra in Auditorium (Stravinsky) -‐-‐> Check out photos from the Jan. 14 Baltimore concert and the Jan. 22 GMU concert/instrument petting zoo! -‐-‐> Listen to sound clips for the Apr. 15 concert -‐-‐> Download the Apr. 15 concert flier and give to your school music teacher, private music teacher, family, friends, and neighbors! AYSO at Kilmer Middle School 7:00 -‐ 9:30 p.m. in cafeteria percussion -‐ Band Room -‐-‐> Download bowings for Feb. 26 concert -‐-‐> Download the Feb. 26 concert flier and give to your school music teacher, private music teacher, family, friends, and neighbors! AYCO at Kilmer Middle School 7:00 -‐ 9:00 p.m. in sectionals violin 1 -‐ Chorus Room violin 2 -‐ Orchestra Room viola -‐ A102 cello -‐ A113 bass -‐ A104 winds/brass -‐ Lecture Hall percussion -‐ Band Room -‐-‐> Download bowings for Feb. 26 concert -‐-‐> Download the Feb. 26 concert flier and give to your school music teacher, private music teacher, family, friends, and neighbors! AYSE at Langley High School 7:00 -‐ 9:00 p.m. in hertzler hall -‐-‐> Looking for AYSE Personnel Managers & Librarians! Please e-‐mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping. Thanks! -‐-‐> Download bowings for all concerts (use the "shrink to fit page" feature when printing) -‐-‐ BARTOK ADDED FOR MARCH! BE SURE TO RE-‐ DOWNLOAD! -‐-‐> Download the March 4 concert flier and give to
Do you have photos from AYPO concerts this season? Please share! AYPO maintains a photo website and it would be wonderful to include as many photos as possible -‐ candid, full orchestra, solo musicians -‐ any and all photos are welcomed! AYP PARENTS: photos from the Jan. 14 Baltimore concert would be greatly appreciated! Contact email@example.com to share your photos (Michelle will give you a link for easy uploading).
Open Rehearsals in February
There will be open rehearsals for each orchestra (see details below) which offer parents the opportunity to see what happens "behind the scenes"! AYPO will provide information about the repertoire being rehearsed and ask that you arrive by 6:45 p.m. in order to find a seat and get settled. Once the rehearsal begins, it is expected that parents will remain quiet (no electronic devices allowed) and respect the conductor by not communicating with other parents or the musicians. There will be a break halfway through the rehearsal. AYPO strongly encourages all parents to attend and we hope to see you there! (Note: open rehearsals are only for the parents/guardians of musicians performing in the orchestra; other family members such as siblings are not allowed in the rehearsal spaces. Thank you for understanding!). AYP: Monday, February 13, 7:00 -‐ 9:30 p.m., Langley HS, auditorium AYSO: Monday, February 27, 7:00 -‐ 9:30 p.m., Kilmer MS, cafeteria AYCO: Monday, February 6, 7:00 -‐ 9:00 p.m., Kilmer MS, cafeteria AYSE: Monday, February 6, 7:00 -‐ 9:00 p.m., Langley HS, auditorium
BARTOK ADDED FOR MARCH! BE SURE TO RE-‐ DOWNLOAD! -‐-‐> Download the March 4 concert flier and give to your school music teacher, private music teacher, family, friends, and neighbors!
Kilmer MS, cafeteria AYSE: Monday, February 6, 7:00 -‐ 9:00 p.m., Langley HS, auditorium
Chamber Ensemble Program
AYCO/AYSO Student Stage Crew Needed at Kilmer Middle School
Please note: food is not provided in the chamber ensemble program. Please eat dinner beforehand or bring a bagged dinner to eat before orchestra rehearsal. AYSO and AYCO musicians: meeting on Monday, Jan. 30, 6:00 p.m. at Kilmer Middle School, Chorus Room. Please bring a check for $50 (program fee) made payable to AYPO. Bring your name tags! All other applicants: you will receive an e-‐mail update by noon on Monday, Jan. 30. Openings for the Following Musicians: AYP Cello (for flute w/string quartet) AYP Tuba, Bass Trombone, or Tenor Trombone (for brass quintet)
Brief Description: AYSO and/or AYCO students are needed to assist at Kilmer Middle School before rehearsals (and after, if possible). The stage crew handles the physical preparation at rehearsals and concert sites and works under the supervision of Stage Manager Tomas Primeau. Pay: $7.25 per hour for their work or may choose to be awarded community service hours. In order to work for pay, students must be at least 14 years old. Availability: arrive at location one hour prior to regular rehearsals and two hours prior to dress rehearsals and concerts. Apply: contact the General Manager by e-‐mail or (703) 642-‐8052.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
Music Buddies Mentor Training New Mentors: Mon, Feb. 13, 5-‐6:30 p.m. Kilmer Middle School, Chorus Room [Visit Mentor Portal for Jan. 9 Handouts] Arrive 5:00 -‐ 5:15 for pizza and drinks. MANDATORY for all new mentors. Must be present to be a mentor in the program. Bring: your instrument, a pencil, and your red mentor folder. Prepare to Discuss: at least three challenges that you are facing (download "Challenges" worksheet from Jan. 9)
Returning Mentors: Mon, Feb. 27, 5:15-‐6:30 p.m., Langley HS, Chorus Room [Visit Mentor Portal for Jan. 23 Handouts] Arrive 5:00 -‐ 5:15 for pizza and drinks. MANDATORY for all returning mentors. Must be present to be a mentor in the program. Bring: your instrument, a pencil, your red mentor folder, and your video project.
Job Opening: Arts Administration Paid Internship The Intern will be responsible for two main projects during his/her placement with AYPO: assisting the General Manager by supporting the organization's annual audition process, and assisting the Executive Director with development projects. The Intern will also contribute to the upcoming concert season, including planning for a major tour in June 2013, and will participate in other projects based on his/her personal interests. An introduction to graphic design, website maintenance, and HTML coding will also be provided if the applicant is interested. [Eligibility and Details]
Names of Note
Tell us about your musical accomplishments! From competitions to scholarships, we want to hear all about it! AYPO has a special page on the website that shares your accomplishments (Names of Note). Some of the major competitions are even included in the spring print edition of the Vivace Newsletter! When submitting information be sure to include the following: First and last name of musician: Orchestra: Instrument (and title if applicable): Competition name: Other details: [Submit Information for Names of Note]
Merchandise, Grocery Cards MERCHANDISE Be sure to buy your AYPO gear early before it's sold out! You can also buy online or download the order form today! GROCERY CARDS Grocery cards are issued to AYPO by Giant and Shoppers Food Warehouse and are used like cash to purchase groceries (i.e. $100 card buys $100 worth of groceries). AYPO earns 5% of the card amount purchased. Simply download the order form or contact us with questions. For Safeway, simply register your Safeway card online and AYPO will receive 3% back for every purchase.
Coming Soon: Audition Application for the 2012-2013 Orchestra Season! The audition application for the 2012-‐2013 orchestra season will be available in February 2012. [Details]
interested. [Eligibility and Details] Send resume and cover letter by April 1, 2012 to: email@example.com or 4026 Hummer Rd, Annandale, VA 22003.
Full list of opportunities on our website
Competitions / Scholarships / Master Classes Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Feuer Memorial String Competition: advanced string players in grades 7-‐12 in Northern Virginia, offering valuable prizes and experience for talented young musicians. Application must be received by Monday, February 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. From the Top/Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships: for musicians aged 8-‐18 who demonstrate exceptional musical achievement and financial need. Deadlines to apply: December 1, 2011 and February 1, 2012. Awards: up to $10,000 in scholarships, and performance on From the Top radio show. National High School Honors Orchestra: looking for high school bassoon, trumpet, and trombone students to participate in event March 21-‐24, 2012 in Atlanta. Application form and information on website. National Symphony Orchestra Young Soloists' Competition: for high school students in grades 10 -‐ 12. Deadline to apply: March 2, 2012. U.S. Army Orchestra Young Artist Competition: the winner of the competition will perform as soloist with The U.S. Army Orchestra in concert on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at a Washington-‐area venue to be determined. Second Place, Third Place, Finalists and Honorable Mentions will be invited to join The U.S. Army Orchestra in rehearsing and performing selected ensemble numbers on the April 15 concert. Deadline for CD's and application: Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Final Round: Monday, March 5, 2012 from 7-‐9 PM at Brucker Hall, Fort Myer.
Concerts with Student Ticket Offers Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington: the music continues! Be part of our 40th anniversary season!! $15 student tickets to hear pianist Charlie Albright, 2009 Young Concert Artist and 2010 Gilmore Young Artist winner, on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. National Symphony Orchestra discount tickets for youth orchestra members: $10 to see James Gaffigan conduct Ingrid Fliter playing Schumann's Piano Concerto tonight, Friday, January 20, 8pm at the Kennedy Center. Mention offer number 135910. Virginia Chamber Orchestra: free for students to attend "Baroque to Jazz" on Sunday, February 19, 4pm at the NVCC Ernst Cultural Center. Washington Performing Arts Society: offers $10 student tickets for select performances -‐ new ones just added! Philadelphia Orchestra, Stefan Jackiw, European Union Youth Orchestra, Garrick Ohlsson, Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion. Check their website for performance dates. Call (202) 785-‐WPAS to reserve student tickets, up to two tickets per student ID.
Regards, Krysta Cihi General Manager American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras "Training the Creative Minds of the Future" (703) 642-‐8052 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.aypo.org
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