YOPS Newsletter August 2018

8th August 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian/ YOPS member,

We hope you have had an enjoyable break over the summer.

As September approaches we look forward to welcoming you to the new term ahead and with that in mind have attached a list of our rehearsal and concert dates so you can pencil them into your diaries.

As you know the YOPS Senior orchestra will be going on a Concert Tour to Tuscany at Easter 2019 and we are planning to bring the YOPS Junior Orchestra to the Arklow Music Festival in  March 2019.

I am  delighted to confirm that  the YOPs Orchestra will still  be based in Scoil Bhríde, Oakley Road, Ranelagh. The Principal and Board of Management are very supportive of our work

Please Note that this September we have been asked to enter the school only  from the gate on Oakley Road at  the front of Scoil Bhríde .

 Rehearsal Times for each orchestra:

YOPS Senior Orchestra rehearsal at 9.30-12.15 pm 

YOPS Junior Orchestra rehearsal  at 1.15 -3.15 pm 

We are planning an Open Rehearsal for parents to hear the orchestras perform on Sunday the 2nd.  December 2018 at

Senior YOPS 11.15-12.15 pm

Junior YOPS    2.30- 3.15 pm

Our End of Year Concert will take place in the on the 19th  May 2019.

Parent Rehearsal Roster

A big thank you to the parents for their support last year in preparing the refreshments and supervising the students during our breaks. Due to the Orchestras growth in numbers we would greatly appreciate all your support with the monthly supervision requirements.

I would appreciate if every family could volunteer for one of the following tasks for one rehearsal day in the year

  • To help with the operation of the BREAKS, we will need 2 parents  to set up and supervise the  breaks
    • Senior YOPS from 10.30-11.15 am
    • Junior YOPS from    00 -2.45 pm

In order to organise this roster, we will be emailing you in the next two week, details of an online  Input sheet where you will be able to  advise us on-line of your availability for roster duty Sept- Dec 2018. before the 9th September 2018. We will then prepare the Parent Break Roster, put it on our website, and  a copy will be on display on the notice board at each rehearsal. In December we will prepare a roster for Jan – May 2019

During the year if you become unable to fulfil your roster commitment, we would appreciate if you could arrange a swop with another parent between yourselves and let us know.

YOPS Music Folders

Students  that returned  their old YOPS music folder will be able to  collect their YOPS folder with the new sheet music from their conductor.

Any student that did not return their YOPS music folder, must bring it along  to the first rehearsal on Sunday 9th September 2018. hand in last years  sheet music to the conductor and collect the new sheet music for 2018-19 and insert it into their  folder for 2018-19

Orchestra Membership Fees

This year’s membership fee is retained €125 per student and €105 for a second family member. This is necessary to cover the insurance, heating and rent of the hall. Fees must be paid by Sunday 9th September 2018. Payment can be made directly before that date to

YOPS Bank Account

Bank of Ireland, Dunboyne:

BIC Code BOFIIE2D

IBAN IE35 BOFI 9033 4996 0205 07

Sort Code 90-33-49

Account Number 96020507

Please give family name as reference or by cash or cheque payable to “YOPS” at the first rehearsal on the 9th September 2018.

The fee for the new members have already been paid when they accepted their place.

We are looking forward to another successful and enjoyable year

Yours sincerely

Kitty Dalligan

087-2390901

 

YOPS Rehearsal Timetable :

September 2018- May 2019

Venue : Scoil Bhríde, Oakley Road , Ranelagh

Date                                               Time                         Event

September 9th.  2018  Sunday         9.30 am-12.15 pm            Senior YOPS

1.15 pm -3.15 pm              Junior YOPS

October 7th.      2018   Sunday         9.30 am-12.15 pm            Senior YOPS

1.15 pm -3.15 pm              Junior YOPS

November 4th   2018   Sunday          9.30 am-12.15 pm            Senior YOPS

1.15 pm -3.15 pm              Junior YOPS

December 2rd   2018   Sunday           9.30 am-11.15 am            Senior YOPS

11.15 am-12.15 pm           Senior Open Rehearsal

1.15 pm -2.30 pm            Junior  YOPS                                                                                                  2.30 pm -3.15 pm            Junior Open Rehearsal

                                 Fundraising –  Cake sale &   Open rehearsal

January 13th.        2019   Sunday          9.30 am-12.15 pm            Senior YOPS

1.15 pm -3.15 pm              Junior YOPS

February 3rd.      2019   Sunday           9.30 am-12.15 pm            Senior YOPS

1.15 pm -3.15 pm              Junior YOPS

February 24th.   2019   Sunday           9.30 am-12.15 pm             Tour Orchestra

1.15 pm -3.15 pm              Junior YOPS

March 10th.           2019    Sunday         9.30 am-12.15 pm            Senior YOPS

1.15 pm -3.15 pm              Junior YOPS

April   7th.             2019  Sunday            9.30 am-12.15 pm            Senior YOPS

1.15 pm -3.15 pm              Junior YOPS

April   14th.          2019  Sunday             9.30 am- 1.00 pm             Tour Orchestra 

May 12th.             2019  Sunday             9.30 am-12.15 pm            Senior YOPS

1.15 pm -3.15 pm              Junior YOPS

       May 19th               2019   Sunday                   3.00 pm                 Year end Concert

                                                                                                           Venue to be confirmed 

Arklow Music Festival        Junior Orchestra March 3rd   2019

 

Senior Orchestra Tour to Tuscany        23nd -26th April 2019

 

Tour Flute Group  :      Rehearsal 9.00-9.30 am before each rehearsal Sept  –April 2019

 

Tour String Quartet    : Rehearsal 9.00-9.30 am before each rehearsal Sept –April 2019

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YOPS Newsflash -All YOPS Activities Postponed this weekend

Hi all YOPS orchestra members,

Due to the severe weather conditions ALL YOPS Rehearsals & Activities this weekend have been postponed.
The Arklow Festival  have contacted us today to advise that all Festival activities this weekend have been postponed and they will advise us when they have been rescheduled.
We will confirm shortly when the normal March orchestra rehearsals will take place.
Hope you all stay warm  and safe this weekend
Kitty
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YOPS Newsletter February 2018

Dear YOPS Member and parent

A reminder that we are having a cake sale at the rehearsal on Sunday 4th February 2018 .

We would ask that you drop off any cakes, muffins etc , at the  start of the rehearsal. Please remember when leaving in the cakes  to leave them in  disposable plates

Cake Sale Times

  • Senior Orchestra 10.45 am-11.15  am
  • Junior Orchestra 15 pm -2.45 pm

We would be grateful if you can support this fundraising event.

At the rehearsal on Sunday 4th February 2018,we will be selling the Junior Orchestra Jumper for any member who requires one .Cost €15. This jumper is required for our Concert performance.

Junior Orchestra.

The junior orchestra members will be performing in the Arklow Music Festival which takes place on Sunday 4th March 2018. We have yet to be advised of the performance  time.

It is proposed to hire a coach  to bring the junior orchestra members from  Ranelagh to Arklow and return to Ranelagh.

  • An Extra Rehearsal will take place in Scoil Bhride on Saturday 3rd March 2018 at 2.00-5.00 pm

A charge of €10 will be required to go towards the cost of hiring the coach and a snack in Arklow. Money will be collected at the  rehearsal on Saturday 3rd March 2018.

All Junior orchestra members are expected to attend  the rehearsal on the 4th February 2018 and Saturday 3rd March 2018 .

Orchestra members need to have practised the following pieces to a high standard

  • The Magic Flute
  • Pickin’ and Grinnin’
  • Early one Morning

Orchestra members must also bring their YOPS music folder and a Music Stand (labelled with their name). All cellists must bring their spike holders for the rehearsals and the performance.

Junior YOPS Concert Uniform

  • YOPs jumper
  • white polo shirt with collar
  • Long black skirt & black tights / black trousers. No Jeans
  • Black shoes. No Runners

Regards

Kitty

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YOPS Newsletter August 2017

 

Dear Parent/Guardian/ YOPS member,
We hope you have had an enjoyable break over the summer.

As September approaches we look forward to welcoming you to the new term ahead and with that in mind have attached a list of our rehearsal and concert dates so you can pencil them into your diaries. There are also one or two new developments that I wanted to let you know of.

New Rehearsal Venue: As you will know last year after, 13 years in the Church of Ireland Teacher Training College in Rathmines, the College was closed  and we had to relocate to a new venue at Sandford Park School Ranelagh. Unfortunately last term the school informed us that they were undertaking a major  redevelopment and could no longer facilitate us with the use of their 2 halls.

We have had major difficulty trying to find a similar venue (2 halls) on a Sunday in this area. I am however delighted to let you know that from September the YOPs Orchestra will now be based in Scoil Bhríde, Oakley Road, Ranelagh  just 5 minutes from the Sandford Park School and the Beechwood Luas Stop . The Principal and Board of Management are very supportive of our work and we look forward to making Scoil Bhríde our new rehearsal venue a success  over the coming months.

Entrance is through the school gate from Beechwood Park, at the back of Scoil Bhríde

 

New Rehearsal Times for each orchestra:

Taking into account Scoil Bhríde’s   one rehearsal hall , we are obliged   to  rearrange our rehearsal times.

YOPS Senior Orchestra rehearsal at 9.30-12.15 pm 

YOPS Junior Orchestra rehearsal  at 1.15 -3.30 pm 

We are very sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.

This term we are planning an Open Rehearsal  for parents to hear the orchestras perform on Sunday the 3rd’  December 2017 at

Senior YOPS 11.15-12.15 pm

Junior YOPS    2.30- 3.30  pm

Our End of Year Concert will take place in the Civic Theatre Tallaght on the 13th  May 2018.

Parent Rehearsal Roster

A big thank you to the parents for their support last year in preparing the refreshments and supervising the students during our breaks. Due to the Orchestras growth in numbers we would greatly appreciate all your support with our fundraising events and monthly supervision requirements.

I would appreciate if every family could volunteer for one of the following tasks for one rehearsal day in the year

  • To help with the operation of the SNACK BREAKS, we will need 3 parents to set up and supervise the snack breaks
    • Senior YOPS from 10.30-11.15 am
    • Junior YOPS from    00 -2.45 pm

In order to organise this roster, we will be emailing you in the next week, details of an online  Input sheet where you will be able to  advise us on-line of your availability for roster duty  before the 10th September 2017. We will then prepare the Parent Break Roster, put it on our website, and  a copy will be on display on the notice board at each rehearsal.

 

During the year if you become unable to fulfill your roster commitment, we would appreciate if you could arrange a swap with another parent between yourselves and let us know.

YOPS Music Folders

Students  that returned  their old YOPS music folder will be able to  collect their YOPS folder with the new sheet music from their conductor.

Any student that did not return their YOPS music folder, please bring it along  to the first rehearsal on Sunday 10th September . hand in last years  sheet music to the conductor and collect the new sheet music for 2017-18 and insert it into their  folder for 2017-18

Orchestra Fees

This year’s membership fee is retained €125 per student and €105 for a second family member. This is necessary to cover the insurance, heating and rent of the hall. Fees must be paid by Sunday 10th September 2017. Payment can be made directly before that date to the

YOPS Bank Account

Bank of Ireland, Dunboyne:

BIC Code BOFIIE2D

IBAN IE35 BOFI 9033 4996 0205 07

Sort Code 90-33-49

Account Number 96020507

please give family name as reference or by cash or cheque payable to “YOPS” at the first rehearsal on the 10th September 2017.

The fee for the new members have already been paid when they accepted their place.

We are looking forward to another successful and enjoyable year Continue reading

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Junior YOPS Orchestra Extra Rehearsal Saturday 13th May 2017 2.00-4.00 pm

We have been able to arrange an extra rehearsal for the Junior YOPS Orchestra on Saturday 13th May 2017 in Sandford Park School Ranelagh from 2.00- 4.00 pm. (This rehearsal is only for the Junior Orchestra )

We  feel that the  break from 2nd April 2017 (Rehearsal) to the 14th May 2017  (Concert) is too long  for young players from the last scheduled  rehearsal to the concert performance  to enable them to perform to their full potential .

For new members of the Junior YOPS orchestra we will have the YOPS uniform jumper  on sale on Sunday next 2nd April 2017 at the rehearsal  cost €15

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YOPS Newsletter April 2017

Hi Parents,

Just a reminder that we have just one more rehearsals before the Concert in the Civic Theatre Tallaght

  • Rehearsal Sunday 2rd April 2017 10.00 am-1.00 pm

YOPS Break Roster

Rehearsal Date Room  Setup

9.00-9.30am

Junior  Orchestra
11.00-12.00 pm
Senior  Orchestra
11.00-12.00 pm
April 2nd  2017  (Sun)                             Lisa Shields           Louise Kinlen Lisa Shields                      Sheelagh Wearen            Christine Tully                       Hannah Horgan Caitriona Fagan

YOPS Concert in Civic Theater Sunday 14th May 2017. 3.00 pm-

Tickets on Sale at rehearsal 2nd April 2017

We will be selling tickets for the Civic Concert during the rehearsal on the 2nd April 2017. Adults €15 Concessions (Children & Seniors ) €10.

The tickets can also be purchased direct from the Civic  box office on line or by phone  , but will incur an additional booking fee of €1 per ticket.

Concert Uniform

Senior Uniform       Long sleeved black blouse with collar/ black shirt

Long  black trousers

Black shoes

Junior Uniform        YOPS Jumper +white polo shirt

Long black skirt & black tights / black trousers

Black shoes

Students must come in uniform

Please bring   – Music Stand and Music and a spare set of strings.

 

Please note you are responsible for your own instrument, stand and music. Please ensure that your name is on all your property

 

It is necessary to be at the Civic Theatre for a sound check and seating as follows

  • 12.45 pm -YOPS Flutes
  • 1.00 pm YOPS String group
  • 1.15 pm -YOPS Senior Orchestra
  • 1.45 pm -YOPS Junior Orchestra
  • 2.30 pm- Stage Clear

 

  • Chewing Gum is not permitted in the Civic Theatre.
  • Students should bring a packed snack and drink for the pre concert  break
  • A copy of this letter will be posted on the YOPS  web site www.yops-ireland.com if you need to check these arrangements

 

 

Please note that the YOPS Music folders must be returned to the YOPS staff after the concert to enable new  music to be included in the folders for the first rehearsal in September

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Sold: 1/2 size Violin

1/2 Size violin with case and bow from Crehans . €100

Hardly used as student changing to viola

 

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