Age 12 and Under
Alanna Meck, 12 – Sang to tape
Savanna Stoltz, 7 – Played piano duets with Brenda; played
Olivia Clermont, 11 – Played guitar and sang
Tayler Mcgill, 11 – Sang solos a cappella
Cema Tork, 10 – Played piano duets with Brenda; played
Josh and Brandon, 14 – Played guitar and sang
Barbie Rox, 14 – played piano and sang (original material)
Lara Hardeman, 15 – played guitar and sang (original material)
Band Ensemble - Bryan Colca, 13 – Clarinet; Erick Bauman,
13 – Trumpet; Angie Holliday, 12 – Flute; Andy Barrett,
13 – Trumpet
Daniel Willis, 14 – Piano solos (original material)
Anna Pope, 14 – Played piano and sang; played guitar and
sang (some original material)
Marybeth Carolan, 16 – played guitar and sang (some original
Wyatt Ellis, 14 – Played bass solos (original material)
Walker Pickens, 14 – Played piano and sang
Spencer Dodson, 14 – Played guitar and sang
Dylan Meek, 14 – Played piano solos
YAPI March Notes
The 2nd anniversary for the Young Artist
Performance Incubator was BIG FUN! And the young artists played
to a “standing
room only” crowd. Five people performed in the 12 and
under group and 15 people performed in the 13-19 age group.
That is an all time record high number of performers at one
YAPI! Although most performers are from the Wimberley, TX area,
a few came from San Marcos for this YAPI. The whole evening
was VERY entertaining. Five of the performers were first-time
YAPI performers. Over the past 2 years 60 different people
age 19 and under have participated in YAPI. Many have performed
In celebration of the 2nd Anniversary of YAPI, Idlewild and
hostess, Brenda Freed, provided complimentary refreshments for
Vicki Hartin and her husband Mark attended March YAPI to tape
it to be shown on the public access channel in Austin, TX. They
were amazed at the talent of these young people.
Thanks to Cynthia and Walker Pickens who sponsored YAPI by
covering the cost of a YAPI ad in the Texan Times, the Wimberley
School paper. Thanks to Stacy Clermont who took the YAPI photos
once again. Thanks to Ellen Flocke for getting people signed
up and to Lara Hardeman who helped. Thanks to all those who had
a hand in helping with equipment.
YAPI March News
The 2005 YAPI award for the person who embraced the YAPI spirit
the most in the past 12 months went to two people: Olivia Clermont
(11) and Allison Lockett (18). These two people have attended
the event consistently, performed regularly, brought other people
to YAPI, helped with equipment and have embraced the non-competitive,
supportive spirit of YAPI. They were each awarded a guitar stand.
Congratulations to Olivia and Allison!
Lara Hardeman will be representing YAPI in the upcoming 4th
Annual Youthfest, April 2nd, 5:15-5:40 in San Marcos. Congratulations
to Lara for being brave and signing herself up. You Go, Girl!
If anyone would like to volunteer to help with YAPI in April
or any other month, or to sponsor an ad somewhere, please contact
Brenda at BFreed1@earthlink.net or 512-847-1022. It would be
cool if there could be one helper and one sponsor per month.
If you are reading this and would like to be added to the YAPI
email list, or if you know of anyone who would like to be added
to this list, please email your/their name and email address
to BFreed1@earthlink.net with “add to YAPI Mailing List” as
the subject. Brenda will send only YAPI email reminders and news
following each YAPI.
Please encourage age 19 and under performers to participate
in the Young Artist Performance Incubator. YAPI provides a safe
and supportive environment for young people who want to hone
their skills, share their talents and explore performing.
Thank you for your support of this community event. See
next YAPI, April 7.