YAPI Performers
September 2007


YAPI Index





September 2007 –   4 Acts (5 Performers)

Age 12 and under
Irie Farr, 11 – Sang accompanied by Brenda
Clinton Quinn, 12 – Played guitar solos and jammed with Brenda on piano

Age 13-19
Eliza Van Overschelde, 11 – Sang accompanied by Brenda
Krista Mesenbrink, 16 – Sang solos
Elisia Hartin, 17 – Emcee

YAPI September News and Notes
YAPI (Young Artist Performance Incubator) was great with two performers in each age group, plus our emcee volunteer, Elisia Hartin, who did a great job.   It was really fun to see how YAPI regulars, Clinton Quinn and Irie Farr, had grown artistically since the last time they performed at YAPI in the spring.    First time performer, Krista Mesenbrink, sang beautifully on her vocal solos.   And, Eliza Van Overschelde, who usually takes our YAPI photos, performed at YAPI for the first time.   I trust we'll be hearing more from both of these first time performers in the future.   Thanks to ALL the performers who came out.

Last YAPI season the youth took over running YAPI with youth in charge of emceeing, taking pictures, writing YAPI News and Notes, and signing people up for performing and for the mailing list.   This went real well and created more opportunities for the youth.   YAPI is 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:

  1. Coming out to YAPI to perform the first Thursday of every month (if you are 19 and under)
  2. Encouraging or bringing a young performer to come perform at YAPI
  3. Coming to YAPI to listen to the performers and being a supportive audience member
  4. 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, October 4, 6pm-8pm.   See ya there!

Contact Information

Brenda Freed / BFreed Records
Email: bfreed1@earthlink.net
P.O. Box 1856
Blanco, TX 78606

Office Phone: 830-644-2351
Mobile Phone: 512-426-0301

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