August 2008 – 3 Acts (3 Performers)
Age 12 and under
Abigail Wetzel, 12 – Sang solos a cappella and one accompanied by Brenda
Alex Aston, 13 – Played electric guitar solos
Kendall Dane, 14 – Played guitar and sang
YAPI August News and Notes
After a break for the summer, the YAPI season was kicked off with two new performers: Alex Aston on electric guitar and Kendall Dane who played acoustic guitar and sang. We also had a return performance from Abigail Wetzel and it’s always good to hear her. We look forward to more YAPI performances from ALL of them and watching them grow as performers. .
YAPI takes place on the first Thursday of every month August through May at Maui Wowi in Wimberley, TX from 6pm-8pm. Mark your calendars for YAPI on September 4.
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 families 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 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.