November 2007 – 7 Acts (7 Performers)
Age 12 and under
Clinton Quinn, 12 – Played guitar solos
Genfan, 11 – Poetry reading (originals)
Eliza Van Overschelde, 11 – Sang accompanied by Brenda
Jackson Demaree, 13 – Tap Danced
Daniel Willis, 17 – Played piano solos (original compositions)
Parker, 18 – Sang a cappella
Overton, 17 – Sang a cappella
YAPI November News and Notes
by McCoy Genfan (Age 11)
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.
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?)
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
performers and basically running the show (Any young “hams”
- 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
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.