September 2011 – 3 Acts (3 Performers)
Age 12 and Under
Demitri Hendry, 10 – Played piano solos
Rory Hancock, 13 – Played guitar solos
Natalie Shanklin, 15 – Played piano and sang (some original)
September YAPI News and Notes
Thank you to the performers for showing up to take advantage of this opportunity to perform! Rory Hancock played some classical guitar. This was new for the YAPI audience. He does it all, folks: sings, plays guitar (rhythm, classical and some leads) and he also plays ukulele. Natalie Shanklin sang and played piano and she is a talent to behold. You’re really missing something if you have not heard Natalie sing and play. She played her original song by request which everyone loves. Demitri Hendry played piano solos and although he is only a beginner on the piano, his stage presence is that of a pro the way he introduces his pieces and calmly executes them. It is a thrill to see him perform and he puts a smile on everyone’s face.
If you’re reading this, please go to YAPI Young Artist Performance Incubator on Facebook and “Like”. Kendall Dane has volunteered to try to increase public awareness of YAPI by getting more fans from his peer group to participate and to “Like” YAPI on Facebook. We’re waiting for the results ;-)
Everyone is invited back to the next YAPI, the first Thursday in October, October 6th. We look forward to another great YAPI season.
We’re very grateful to owner, DuAnne Redus, for allowing Maui Wowi to be the host venue for YAPI.
Thanks for your ongoing support of this unique YAPI monthly community service event which has been serving Wimberley area youth since 2003!