Weekly Updates + Rehearsal Schedule 3/18

Schedule
 
6:00 Full ensemble (with harp)
7:30 Woodwinds and Horns only
The spring concert will be Friday, April 4th. We will be having a mandatory dress rehearsal on Wednesday, April 2rd. Be sure to plan for these events. The concert dress is as follows:
  • Men: Black suit or tuxedo, white shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black shoes
  • Women: Long black dress or pants, black shoes
If you need a place to practice, Ryder Hall has some music practice rooms on the 3rd floor, where the music department is. Small warning, these tend to be full before 6pm, since there aren’t that many. The code for the doors is 2-5-1; just knock to check if someone’s inside. Those who signed up for orchestra as a class have swipe access to Ryder after 9pm, so don’t worry about security. There are also empty classrooms around campus, or your dorm room (if your dorm mates are really nice) as potential practice places.

Don’t forget to get a mute (strings)! Make sure to also TAPE YOUR MUSIC!
We will be having a St. Patrick’s Day social tomorrow. Wear some green and share the Irish spirit! There will be candy and baked goods tomorrow to celebrate. Don’t worry wind players, we will be saving some for after your half of the rehearsal. Enjoy!

NUSO E-Board Council Elections!

It’s almost the end of the year, which means it’s also time to elect the 2014-2015 NUSO E-Board Council.  We definitely recommend you apply for a position; it is a great resume builder, an opportunity to build leadership skills, and is overall a rewarding and fun experience!  E-board meetings are generally once a week.  These meetings and positions are necessary for the smooth and successful continuation of orchestra!

If you are interested in running for a position, please e-mail Nicole at nuso.president@gmail.com by SUNDAY March 30th with the position you are interested in. You may apply for more than one position. Elections will take place Tuesday April 1st.

Current Council members:
 
President: Nicole Liaw
Vice-President: Ariel Chang
Secretary: Jerry Kim
Treasurer: Jasmine Fu
Manager: Rowan Cornell
Fundraising Coordinator: Suzy Wu
Event/Tour Coordinator: Sunny He
Feel free to contact a specific Council member if you have questions about their positions!

Weekly Updates + Schedule 3/11

Schedule

6:00 Full ensemble without trombones

7:30 Strings only (no harp)

 

REMINDER: The spring concert is Friday, April 4th.  Mandatory dress rehearsal is Wednesday, April 2nd.  Concert dress is as follows:

  • Men: Black suit or tuxedo, white shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black shoes
  • Women: Long black dress or pants, black shoes

**Please remember to get a MUTE as well!

Need a place to practice? Look no further than Ryder Hall! There are some practice rooms on the third floor- they tend to fill up before 6:00 PM though, so get there early.  The code for the doors is 2-5-1.  Those who signed up for orchestra as a class have swipe access to Ryder after 9 PM.

 

DUES! DUES! You cannot pick up a sweater if you have not paid dues!

All members should have their own copies of Dvorak and Debussy; if you do not, please see or e-mail Rowan at cornell.ro@husky.neu.edu.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra will be performing Villa-Lobos’ String Quartet No. 5 and Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 on Friday, March 14. Tickets are available on myNEU and they are FREE, so get your tickets now!

Weekly Updates + 2/18 Rehearsal

Schedule
6:00 Woodwinds (including horns) only
7:00 Strings only

 Today is the LAST day to order a NUSO sweater, so don’t forget to bring your $5 to orchestra today!! Get one for yourself, your parents, and/or your friends!  Give your money to Ariel, our VP.  A picture of the sweater is in the 2/11 post.

 

All members should have their own copies of Dvorak and Debussy; if you do not, please see or e-mail Rowan at cornell.ro@husky.neu.edu.

 

If you haven’t already, we are currently trying to gauge interest for attending a BSO show as a group. If enough members reply, we will organize an event to see a performance with a discounted price on tickets. Please fill out this interest form by following this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ev5TxyeqkZZeNF8neOrnob0L-vPLUh1i34BhLaKNidw/viewform

Weekly Updates + 2/11 Rehearsal

Schedule
6:00 – Brass and percussion only (including horns)
7:00 – Full ensemble (including harp)
Dues! Dues! Dues! We need them ASAP- please give the $25 directly to Jasmine, our lovely Treasurer.
Stick around after rehearsal for some Valentine’s Day fun! We’ll have candy for those that were struck with Cupid’s arrow, and an activity [ ;) ] for those that are a little sick of PDA/love-in-the-air this season.  Don’t miss out! Those that win our activity will get a FREE NUSO sweater!! 
If you want a NUSO sweater, bring $5 to either this or next rehearsal.  If you do not pay, you will not receive one (no extras are being ordered!!).  Jasmine will be collecting the money!  They are SUPER WARM and SUPER AWESOME and only $5! NUSO pride ^_^
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Weekly Updates + 2/4 Rehearsal

Schedule

Sectionals!

6:00 – Strings only

7:30 – Woodwinds + Horns only

 

Dues are $25.  Make sure that you pay Jasmine directly; do not give your dues to any other officers.  Checks can be made to “Northeastern University Symphony Orchestra”.

 

If you would like a NUSO sweater, bring $5 to this week or next week’s rehearsal! You will not be given a sweater if we do not receive it- no extras are being ordered.  Please give your money to Jasmine!

 

We are currently trying to gauge interest for attending a BSO show as a group. If enough members reply, we will organize an event to see a performance with a discounted price on tickets. Please fill out this interest form by following this link.

Tuesday 1/28

Schedule:

Full ensemble
6:00 Dvorak (no harp)
8:00 Debussy (with harp)

Dues are $25. Please give it to Jasmine (and only Jasmine!) by next week, 2/4.  Cash or check are awesome- please make out your checks to ”Northeastern University Symphony Orchestra”.   If you have any more questions, email Jasmine at fu.ja@husky.neu.edu

Students can buy a college card to see numerous BSO concerts for only $25. It is an amazing deal and gives students one of the best ways to experience one of the most premier orchestra in the world on a regular basis. It’s a deal that you can get only in college, so don’t let it go to waste! Click this link for more information: http://www.bso.org/brands/bso/education-community/young-musicians/bso-college-card.aspx 

Don’t forget to email Jerry if you cannot attend rehearsal for any reason.

Can’t wait to see everyone after a week off :)

 

Tuesday, 1/21 Rehearsal

Schedule: Dvorak New World Symphony

6-7:15 Cello sectional

7:15-8:30 Violins I & II sectional
**If you are not in these sections, you have the week off! :)
Join the NUSO group on Facebook and/or friend us!
Rehearsal reminders will be posted a couple hours beforehand, so it’ll serve as a handy notification. 
Dues are $25 for the spring semester and must be paid by 1/28. They can be paid in cash or check. Please make checks out to Northeastern University Symphony Orchestra.”  Dues must be paid directly to the treasurer, Jasmine. Do NOT try to give your dues to the other officers!
If you have any questions, please email Jasmine at fu.ja@husky.neu.edu.

Rehearsal 1/14

Schedule:

6-8:30 PM, Full Rehearsal

We hope you enjoyed your first full week back! Don’t forget to sign up for orchestra as a class- it’s a free one credit class, accessible through myNEU (MUSC 1906)

Auditions for new members (anyone that did not play last semester) will be after this rehearsal. Please have a short excerpt to play for Evan- it will be pretty informal, so don’t worry :)

We will also be having a social with free nutella tomorrow. You read that right- FREE NUTELLA!!  Munch on some pretzels and enjoy the nutella during break and after rehearsal.