October 2011 – 4 Acts (5 Performers)
Age 12 and Under
Tori Robinson, 8 – Played violin solos
Abbie Bosworth, 13 – Played guitar and sang (mostly original!!!)
Natalie Shanklin, 15 – Played piano and sang
Common Courtesy – Natalie Shanklin on piano, percussion & vocals; Morgan Peyton, 15, on guitar; Lauren Wolff, 16, on guitar & vocals; Abbey Wetzel not present
October YAPI News and Notes
What a great surprise at October YAPI; three newcomers and lots of listeners! That’s the way we like it! All the way from Westlake, we welcomed Abbie Bosworth. She performed a number of original songs including one she said was about mean people in middle school, but even the adults in the audience were relating. She performed like a pro and we hope she comes back. We heard she has a band so maybe she’ll bring the band to YAPI sometime!
The third newcomers, Lauren Wolff and Morgan Peyton, were members of the 4 piece band, Common Courtesy. The other two band members, Natalie Shanklin and Abbey Wetzel (who could not attend this YAPI due to other conflicts) are YAPI regulars. It’s always fun for YAPI regulars to bring in new people. We love that! Common Courtesy recently created quite a buzz when they played their first public performance at a local benefit for the Bastrop, TX fire victims. Even though they were missing Abbey, the trio sounded great. There is a lot of potential there and we look forward to hearing them as they grow.
The second newcomer was Tori Robinson who played violin solos. What a charismatic young performer she is! We welcome her back anytime! She performed so well and had the whole place beaming.
We’ve had so many talented performers at YAPI in 2011. It’d be great to get them all there at one time, but that’s the nature of YAPI; you never know what to expect.
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Everyone is invited back to the next YAPI, the first Thursday in November, November 3rd. We look forward to another great YAPI event.
We’re very grateful to owner, DuAnne Redus, for allowing Maui Wowi to be the host venue for YAPI and for encouraging youth to participate. Thanks for your ongoing support of this unique YAPI monthly community service event which has been serving Wimberley area youth since 2003!