March 2008 - 3 Acts (3 Performers)
Age 12 and under
Jasmine Racine Belleau, 5 – Played violin solos
Tyler Frazier, 16 – Played guitar and sang, some originals
Charissa Memrick, 14 – Sang solos a cappella
YAPI March News and Notes
YAPI started out slow this month but turned out to be fantastic! We had two new performers: 5 year old Jasmine who played violin solos and fourteen year old Charissa who sang beautifully in operatic and Broadway style. Tyler Frazier came back to YAPI. We had not heard from him in a while. It’s always great when people come back and we get to hear their new material. Tyler played a great original song called “I’m Petrified.” It was a great evening!
YAPI welcomes the participation of youth age 19 and under. There are many ways for area youth to participate in YAPI besides performing.
YAPI is always looking for local youth to help with the following:
- taking pictures (Any young photographers out there?)
- writing YAPI news for the mailing list and website, or perhaps writing an article for the school newspaper or local newspaper (Any young writers out there?)
- helping to get performers signed up and getting people on the YAPI mailing list (Any young organizers out there?)
- putting up posters around Wimberley and at all the schools or making a new poster (Any young publicists out there?)
- emceeing-introducing performers and basically running the show (Any young “hams” out there?)
- setting up each act and running the sound system (Any young sound engineers out there?)
If any local youth want experience in any of these areas, please contact Brenda at BFreed1@earthlink.net or call 512-847-1022. Brenda would be happy to apprentice anyone that is interested in any of these areas. It is so cool 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 19 and 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 mailing list
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 hone their skills, to explore performing and to share their talents. YAPI is always a FUN time.
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.
YAPI is sponsored by www.youthtakingcharge.org and takes place on the first Thursday of every month at Maui Wowi in Wimberley, TX. The next YAPI is Thursday, April 3rd, 6pm-8pm. See ya there!