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Flute Orchestra Messages

Thanks for a great rehearsal last night!

It was FANTASTIC to SEE and HEAR you in person!

Reminders:

If you need the warm-up book, please bring $13.75, payable to me

Our retreat will be Jan. 29th from 1:00 – 3:30 pm at LWHS. 

Please develop the habit of checking this site midweek (Wednesday-ish) so you have some practicing reminders, as well on Sundays for any last-minute rehearsal info.  THANKS!

Lastly, please remember to complete the online absence form – anytime you’ll miss all or part of a rehearsal (Covid exposure / ill / family member with Covid / etc.).

Thanks for your consideration and I wish you all a healthy and happy 2022!

Sandy


  • Part Assignments for 2022:  were emailed to you late Monday night Jan. 10th (along with a couple of practice suggestions.)
  • THINGS TO DO:
    • Please organize all your music in a folder, and arrange it so there aren’t any page turns required.  (If a page turn is required when there is no rest available, copy an additional page, and tape a small section of it as a ‘fold-out’, so you can keep playing, and only turn a page when you have extended measures of rests.)
    • Circle all key signatures, noting where the key signature changes occur.  Write in definitions to all the terms/phrases you find in the music.  Start with an online music dictionary (like FreeMusicDictionary.com – Over 6,000 Music Terms and Definitions), then use something like Google translate.
    • Use a highlighter or colored pencil to draw your attention to dynamic changes
    • Practice at least 2 parts to the woodwind trio, setting the metronome to the 8th note. Write in note/accidental/key signature reminders to help you keep track during the difficult keys and such.
    • Practice the Benaroya concert music, finding hard spots to woodshed and improve
    • Download / print / practice our new piece A Shimmer in the Breeze (see part assignments below)
    • Listen and play along with the recordings, as desired
    • Practice (at least) the 1st 2 keys from the warm-up book – trying to make the high notes sound warm, effortless, and in tune 🙂
    • Consider getting a contact microphone and chromatic tuner (available from any music store/Amazon)  ….. please??? 🙂
    • I love the Tonal Energy app for your phone – it’s got a great tuner and metronome.
    • Please get lots of rest, drink lots of water, do some flute P.E., and spend some time every day thinking about good and happy things 🙂

Winter & Spring Repertoire Piccolo Flute 1 Flute 2 Flute 3 Flute 4 Alto Bass Category FL Ensemble version Original Recording Piece/Repertoire
Tico Tico Elsie, Aubrey Sienna, Claire; Gwen, Ari, Ethan, Katie, Dila, Brian Charis, Karina; Chloe, Anusha, Vivian, Ada, Grace; Rio, Kaylee, Manha, Samiya Manami, Charis, Benoit, Kaylyn (on C Flute) + Sandy Latinx https://youtu.be/7yXHGDBYyYY  Choro – Wikipedia Tico Tico
Bernstein – Candide Karina, Grace; Kaylee, Katie, Elsie,  Aubrey (Picc), Chloe Sienna, Claire; Ethan, Kaylyn, Samiya, Manha Charis; Gwen, Rio, Anusha Ari, Vivian, Dila, Ada Manami, Charis Benoit, Brian, (on C Flute) + Sandy LGBTQ+ /women arr. https://youtu.be/EYsVTHr_rVM https://youtu.be/AC2gqgiisl4 Bernstein – Candide
Mamma Mia Aubrey, Elsie Charis, Claire; Chloe, Vivian, Manha,  Samiya, Sienna, Grace;  Gwen, Anusha, Ada, Dila; Ethan, Part 3 Revised: Karina; Kaylee, Katie, Brian,  Kaylyn, Rio Ari, Manami Benoit. + Sandy Pop/ABBA https://youtu.be/lfPwJPSq5oY https://youtu.be/_Iqa93Ge1AY Mamma Mia
Pirates Escapade Gwen, Katie, Anusha, Ada, Brian Manha, Benoit, Dila, Aubrey (Picc), Kaylyn, Vivian Samiya Ari  Ethan; ___(on C Flute) Women https://youtu.be/T6MQQSupcQk Pirates Escapade
Bonanza – A Shimmer in the Breeze Elsie (Aubrey) Chloe, Aubrey, Katie Rio, Manha, Ada Dila, Ethan, Kaylee, Kaylyn Manami Benoit, (Kaylyn) LGBTQ+ world premiere! Bonanza – A Shimmer in the Breeze

 

 

 

Repertoire Piccolo Flute 1  Flute 2 Flute 3   Alto Bass Category Recording
Bonanza – A Shimmer in the Breeze Elsie (Aubrey) Chloe, Aubrey, Katie Rio, Manha, Ada Dila, Ethan, Kaylee, Kaylyn Manami Benoit, (Kaylyn) LGBTQ+ world premiere!

RETREAT SCHEDULE  (the games are FUN!  with Starbucks prizes 🙂 )

  • 1:00 pm        Warm Up / Tuning / Tone development / Red warm up book / and GAME #1 
  • 1:30 pm        A Shimmer in the Breeze 
  • 2:00 pm        Woodwind Trio  
  • 2:20 – 3:30 pm Game #2  and Benaroya Lobby Music


Discounted Tickets to
Seattle Philharmonic:  Use Promo Code: SPOFRIENDS for discounted tickets ($15).  Students 16 years old and under are free, but you must order a ticket for admission.  More info: Concerts & Tickets – Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra

SPO Concerts are on Saturdays at Benaroya, beginning at 2 pm on:                                     *Saturday, Feb. 5 – postponed to July      *Saturday, April 9      and        *Saturday, June 18

I’d love to see you there!


 

THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK:

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music.

Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”         ― Steve Maraboli

 

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Sandra Saathoff

BYSO Flute Orchestra conductor

 

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