YAPI Performers
November 2007


YAPI Index





November 2007 – 7 Acts (7 Performers)

Age 12 and under
Clinton Quinn, 12 – Played guitar solos
McCoy Genfan, 11 – Poetry reading (originals)
Eliza Van Overschelde, 11 – Sang accompanied by Brenda

Age 13-19
Jackson Demaree, 13 – Tap Danced
Daniel Willis, 17 – Played piano solos (original compositions)
Sarah Parker, 18 – Sang   a cappella
Michaella Overton, 17 – Sang a cappella

YAPI November News and Notes
by McCoy Genfan (Age 11)  
We had a nice group of performers in November's YAPI at Maui Wowi Coffee Shop. We started off the wonderful fall evening with the 12 and under performers: Clinton Quinn, 12, who played guitar solos, a wonderful performance. Then Eliza Van Overschelde, 12, who sang beautifully with the great accompaniment of Brenda. Then we had McCoy Genfan recite his original poetry. After that, the age13-19 group started with a fantastic tap-dance by Jackson Demaree, 13. Then Daniel Willis, a long time YAPI performer played his original songs on the piano. Then Sarah Parker, 18, sang a cappella fabulously. And last, but not least, we had a great finish up for the evening with Michaella Overton, 17, who sang a marvelous a cappella. We had fun this month at November's YAPI at Maui Wowi coffee shop.

YAPI is a community service event sponsored by Youth Taking Charge, which is a non-profit organization. YAPI is for performers 19 and under to come perform in a creative supportive environment. YAPI stands for Young Artist Performance Incubator. YAPI is run by Brenda Freed.

We hope you will join us at 6:00 pm on the first Thursday next month in Christmas-y December.

See you December 6th at the next YAPI.

YAPI is an event for youth and we like to have the youth in charge. 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 and breaking down 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 who 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:

  • 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

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. Mark your calendars for November YAPI, Thursday, November 1. While you’re at it, mark your calendars for December 6 and January 3rd for those YAPI events.

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

Brenda on Facebook :http://www.facebook.com/brenda.freed1
Brenda on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/theLaserTones

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McCoy Genfan
(Age 11)


Michaella Overton
(Age 17)

Sarah Parker (Age 18)



Jackson Demaree
(Age 13)

Eliza Van Overschelde
(Age 11)


Daniel Willis
(Age 17)

Clinton Quinn
(Age 12)