The Santa Fe Youth Symphony full orchestras had a wonderful weekend of rehearsals, bonding, and other activities at the Glorieta retreat campus, September 29th and 30th. Student musicians worked with an assortment of music educators and professional symphony musicians from across New Mexico, as well as head string clinician, Ryan Ross, of the the Allen Philharmonic in Texas. The weekend was full of intensive musical work and progress.
Among the non-musical activities were a few games of black light dodge ball, including one round of the Youth Philharmonic vs. Youth Symphony. The friendly competition seemed to reinvigorate the musicians greatly, even after a very long day of rehearsing, chanting "YP" and "YS" respectively. The game also demonstrated that Mr. Finn is a far superior dodge ball player to Mr. Waag.
The Glorieta campus is nestled beautifully in mountains right off of Interstate 25 and was a perfect location for the 1.5 days of musical work for the symphony. Capped off with performance Sunday afternoon, the retreat was a great success.
Thank you to parent, Yuki Murata for these photos.
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