January 2009 – 3 Acts (3 Performers)
Age 12 and Under
Lukas Anderson, 9 – Sang accompanied by Brenda Freed on piano, then sang accompanied by himself on guitar
Amelia Jordan, 8 – Played piano solos
Kendall Dane, 15 – Played guitar and sang
YAPI January News and Notes
YAPI started off great in 2009 with two new performers: Lukas Anderson and Amelia Jordan. Both of them were very entertaining young performers and we hope they have caught the YAPI bug and will return throughout 2009. It was great to hear Kendall Dane. He is becoming quite the performer and we always enjoy his songs.
February YAPI will return to the first Thursday of the month, February 5th.
All age 19 and under performers encompassing all levels of experience and talent are welcome to participate in the Young Artist Performance Incubator. YAPI provides a safe and supportive environment for youth to get performance experience with a sound system, to hone their performance and artistic skills and to share their talents with their family and peers.
There are many ways for area youth to participate in YAPI besides performing. YAPI is always looking for local youth to help and gain experience in the following areas:
Taking pictures at YAPI
Writing YAPI news for the emailing list and website, or perhaps writing an article for the school newspaper
Helping to get performers signed up and signing up people to be on the YAPI emailing list
Putting up posters around Wimberley and at all the schools
Emceeing-introducing performers and running YAPI events
Setting up each act and running the sound system
Brenda would be happy to apprentice any local youth who want experience in any of those areas. Please contact Brenda at BFreed1@earthlink.net or call 512-847-1022 if you are interested. The goal is to have the youth run YAPI as much as possible.
You can support the YAPI community event by:
Coming out to YAPI to perform the first Thursday of every month (if you are age 19 or under)
Encouraging or bringing a young performer to come perform at YAPI
Coming to YAPI to listen to the performers and being a supportive audience member
Helping to get people on the YAPI email list and spreading the word about YAPI
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 the 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 event.
See you at the next YAPI monthly community event!