Rehearsal Schedule 3/24

6:00 – Woodwinds, brass, and percussion
6:55 – Strings only
7:45 – Full ensemble


Make sure to sign in when you get to rehearsal to avoid being marked absent.


Dues are now $25; please give them to Jasmine if you have not already. Check here to see if you still owe dues.


Our concert is less than a month away! We will have dress rehearsals on Monday and Tuesday the week of the concert. Both dress rehearsals and the concert are mandatory. Please email the secretary are nuorchestra@gmail.com if you have a conflict with one of the dress rehearsals.


Dress Code for the concert (but not the dress rehearsals) is concert black, as follows:
  • Men: black suit or tuxedo, white dress shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black dress shoes
  • Women: long black dress or pants, black shoes, black socks
Tickets for the concert will be available for free on April 6th on the myNEU ticket portal. Each NEU student can get 3 tickets. Orchestra members do not need tickets.


Join our Facebook group for information and updates.


Access the practice rooms on the third floor of Ryder with the code (3-5-2). Take note that this is subject to availability, and that orchestra members cannot book these rooms in advance.


This semester, we are getting NUSO sweatpants. They are unisex sizes, so if you do not know which size to get, refer to this chart. If you would like to buy sweatpants, please bring $5 to Jasmine at tomorrow’s rehearsal.

2/24 Rehearsal and Updates

6:00 PM – Woodwinds and French horns only
6:45 PM – Strings, woodwinds & French horns
7:45PM – Strings only


All sectionals will take place at the Fenway Center.


Make sure to sign in when you get to rehearsal to avoid being marked absent.


Dues are now $25; please give them to Jasmine if you have not already. Check here to see if you still owe dues.


Join our Facebook group for information and updates!

Orchestra members have access to the practice rooms in Ryder but cannot book them in advance. For those of you who would like to use the rooms to practice, the code has been changed. It is now (3-5-2).

2/17 Rehearsal

I hope everyone has enjoyed the snow days and President’s Day! We will finally be having rehearsal again tomorrow 2/17!

Rehearsal Schedule

6:00  Violins only

6:45  Violas, cellos, and basses only

7:30  Full ensemble

Dues are still $20; please give them to Jasmine, our Treasurer before a late fee is incurred.

Hope to see everyone there.

1/20 Rehearsal

Hi guys! Hope you had a great MLK day

Schedule 1/20
5:45 – Registration
6:00 PM – Full rehearsal (Brahms)
Break (~7:20) – Elections
Chamber Music Info Session
Auditions
Musicians who did not participate in last semester must audition with Evan after rehearsal.  As a reminder, they are informal 5 minute auditions; please prepare 1-2 pieces of your choosing.  There are no scales or sightreading.  Feel free to bring your homework to do as you are waiting for your audition!
Elections will be tomorrow! Please email Ariel ASAP at nuso.president@gmail.com or nuorchestra@gmail.com if you are interested!! Descriptions of the positions can be found in our bylaws (http://nuweb9.neu.edu/orchestra/?page_id=481).  The positions available are Secretary, Fundraising Chair, Events Coordinator, and Manager.
Dues are $20; please give them to Jasmine, our Treasurer, by 2/10.  If you have already paid for the combined 2 semesters last fall, you are all set!

Welcome to the Spring Semester 2015!

Happy New Year Everyone! We hope you had a wonderful winter break.

The first rehearsal for orchestra will be Tuesday, January 13 – the first week of NEU classes. The rehearsal will be in the Fenway Center from 6-8:30PM, and is open to all those who are interested. Please arrive at 5:45PM so we can get everyone registered and start on time. New members can audition after rehearsal. Returning members from last semester do not need to re-audition.

Great news! The chamber music class is (finally!) being formed . Evan will talk to all those interested after rehearsal, before audition.

And as always, don’t forget to register for orchestra as a class! The class is MUSC 1906.

We look forward to seeing everyone, and here’s to another great semester!

11/18 Dress Rehearsal

Tuesday, 11/18
6:00 Haydn
7:00-9:00 Rimsky-Korsakov

We’re having our annual UNO’s all-you-can-eat buffet on November 18th after rehearsal! It costs $16 per person, including tax and gratuity! We can receive up to 20% of the receipt, so feel free to bring your friends, even if they aren’t in orchestra! Jasmine will collect the money during rehearsals and right before UNOs.

E-Board is making pre-concert goodie bags! Each will contain assorted wrapped foods and water for you to enjoy between rehearsal and the concert, or after the concert if you so choose. Make sure to pick one up on Friday at rehearsal! Please let us know if you have any allergies.

NUSO shirts will be here on Friday! Make sure you pick yours up from one of the E-Board members before the concert.

11/11 Rehearsal and Updates

 

Rehearsal Schedule 11/11 
6 PM – 7 PM - Haydn
7 PM – 8:45 PM - Rimsky-Korsakov


*When you come to rehearsal, please remember to sign in*



Our dress rehearsals are scheduled for November 17th and November 18th from 6 to 8:30, though they will likely go to 9. Remember, dress rehearsals are mandatory to play in the concert.

E-Board is holding elections for the following positions for Spring 2015: Vice President, Secretary,  Manager, Events Coordinator, and Fundraising Coordinator. If you are  interested or have any questions about the positions, please email Judi (nuorchestra@gmail.com) and Ariel (nuso.president@gmail.com). You only need to have been in orchestra for one semester to run! E-Board is a great way to get involved with orchestra – we do a lot of the  logistical and behind-the-scenes work to keep the orchestra running smoothly and  bring the concert together.  It’s also a GREAT leadership position for  your resume!
We are bringing pizza and brownies to this rehearsal for Veteran’s Day (yum )! Brownies will be out for all before, during, and after rehearsal (we’ll make sure some is left for winds, no worries!), and pizza will be  brought out after rehearsal.

Practice rooms are on the third floor of Ryder (code: 2-5-1). As members of orchestra we have access to these rooms (woohoo! ) but, unfortunately, we are not able to reserve them in advance. Other  practice room alternatives are empty academic classrooms at night,  practicing in your room, or reading through the music while listening to the recordings.


We’re having our annual UNO’s all-you-can-eat buffet on November 18th after rehearsal! It costs $16 per personincluding tax and gratuity! We can receive up to 20% of the receipt, so feel free to bring your friends, even if they aren’t in orchestra! Jasmine will collect the money during rehearsals and right before UNOs.


E-Board is selling handwarmers! Finding Boston a bit chilly? The E-Board will be selling homemade handwarmers this week. It is first come first serve, and we will have a microwave to warm them up for you before you leave rehearsal!

11/4 Rehearsal and Updates

6 PM – Full Ensemble! (Rimsky-Korsakov)

When you come to rehearsal, please remember to sign in. This is important, even if you aren’t taking orchestra as a class. It is your responsibility to sign in. Please do not take attendance for others.

We do have rehearsal scheduled for Veteran’s Day (November 11).

Practice rooms are on the third floor of Ryder (code: 2-5-1). As members of orchestra we have access to these rooms (woohoo! ) but, unfortunately, we are not able to reserve them in advance. Other practice room alternatives are empty academic classrooms at night, practicing in your room, or reading through the music while listening to the recordings.

We’re having our annual UNO’s fundraiser on November 18th after rehearsal! It costs $16 per person, including tax and gratuity! We can receive up to 20% of the receipt, so please bring your friends, even if they aren’t in orchestra! You can pay when you get to UNO’s, or Jasmine will be collecting money beforehand.

E-Board is selling handwarmers! Finding Boston a bit chilly? The E-Board will be selling homemade handwarmers next week at rehearsal.

10/28 Rehearsal

Schedule:
6 PM – Scheherazade: Brass (including French Horns)
7 PM – Haydn: Full Ensemble
7:30 PM – Scheherazade: Full Ensemble

When you come to rehearsal, please remember to sign in. This is important, even if you aren’t taking orchestra as a class. It is your responsibility to sign in – we’ll remind you at break, but if you still forget, it will be probably be counted as an absence! Given the sheer size of the orchestra, it’s difficult for us to individually account for everyone. You signing in helps us, AND it’s your way to get
an easy A!

Please give your dues to Jasmine! Dues are now $25 for one semester and $40 for two semesters.

Want a NUSO shirt?
We are still collecting money for shirts if you have paid your dues. If you are interested and have not yet ordered, please give $5 to Jasmine along with your shirt size. In order to get a shirt, you must pay beforehand, as we will not be ordering extras! This is the last week to order a shirt.

We’re having another social! After rehearsal, stay and play darts with your friends. The two highest scoring musicians will each receive a free AMC movie ticket!

Practice rooms are on the third floor of Ryder (code: 2-5-1). As members of orchestra we have access to these rooms but, unfortunately, we are not able to reserve them in advance. Other practice room alternatives are empty academic classrooms at night, or reading through the music while listening to the recordings. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can also practice in your room!

Speaking of which…Please listen to the recommended recordings of our music! Evan has collected three different recordings as his recommendation. These recordings, along with Evan’s comments for them, have been sent to your emails.

10/21 Rehearsal and Updates

Full Ensemble!
6 PM – 7:15 PM – Scheherazade, Movement II
7:15 PM – 8 PM – Scheherazade, Movement III (no trombones)
8 PM – 8:45 PM – Haydn Symphony 99, Movement II



When you come to rehearsal, please remember to sign in. This is important, even if you aren’t taking orchestra as a class, as it helps us fill out our roster. It is your responsibility to sign in - we’ll remind you at break, but if you still forget, it will be probably be counted as an absence!  Given the sheer size of the orchestra, it’s difficult for us to individually account for everyone. You signing in helps us, AND it’s your way to get an easy A!


Please give your dues to Jasmine! Dues are now $25 for one semester and $40 for two semesters.
Want a NUSO shirt?

We are selling NUSO shirts this year for $5. If you are interested, please give your money to Jasmine along with your shirt size. In order to get a shirt, you must pay beforehand, as we will not be ordering extras! You must also have paid dues to order a shirt. This is

Practice rooms are on the third floor of Ryder (code: 2-5-1). As members of orchestra we have access to these rooms (woohoo! ) but, unfortunately, we are not able to reserve them in advance. Other practice  room alternatives are empty academic classrooms at night, or reading  through the music while listening to the recordings.