April 2008 - 6 Acts (8 Performers)
Age 12 and under
Clinton Quinn, 12 & Alex Jones, 12 – played songs as a duo with Clinton on guitar and Alex on bass
Noah Liska, 12 – Played guitar in a duo and solos (some original material)
Brandon Hays, 10 – Played piano solos & a duet with Brenda
Joshua Hays, 6 – Played piano solos
Joey Desselle, 13 – Played songs as a duo with Noah Liska on guitar
Vanessa Huggins, 15 – Played piano solos
Albanie Falletta, 18 – Played guitar and sang (some original material)
YAPI April News and Notes
YAPI was very exciting this month because we broke in a brand new sound system received with funds granted to our sponsor, www.youthtakingcharge.org by the Wimberley Lion’s Club! Youth Taking Charge is a Wimberley based non-profit that focuses on prevention based programs for youth. Thank you, Wimberley Lions and Youth Taking Charge.
April YAPI welcomed six NEW performers ranging in age from 6-15 and we hope they all come back! We had two guitar/bass duos and it was really cool to see these young musicians pair up like that. Our special guest was Albanie Falletta and she was fantastic as always. In fact, someone in the audience inquired about hiring her for a private party so that will be great if she gets a gig from her YAPI participation.
YAPI takes place on the first Thursday of every month at Maui Wowi in Wimberley, TX. The next YAPI is Thursday, May 1, 6pm-8pm.
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.
There are many ways for area youth to participate in YAPI besides performing. Our regular MC, photographer and writer have not been able to make it so we need more YAPI volunteers.
YAPI is always looking for local youth to help and to get experience in the following areas:
- 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?)
Brenda would be happy to apprentice any local youth who want experience in any of these areas. Please contact Brenda at BFreed1@earthlink.net or call 512-847-1022 if you are interested. 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 and spreading the word about YAPI
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.