December 2010 – 5 Acts (5 Performers)
Age 12 and Under
Demitrius Hendry, 10 – Played piano solos and played piano duets with Brenda Freed
Alex Moerbe, 11 – Played guitar solos
Natalie Shanklin, 14 – Sang songs and accompanied herself on piano (some original material!!!)
Abby Wetzel, 15 - Sang and accompanied herself on guitar (some original material!!!)
Rory Hancock, 13 – Sang and accompanied himself on guitar
December YAPI News and Notes
What a great December YAPI to say good-bye to 2010! We welcomed back Abby Wetzel who had not performed at YAPI for 3 years. She came back accompanying herself on guitar and singing some original songs as well as some covers. She had really grown as a performer from her last YAPI performance! Natalie Shanklin also sang some of her original material and what a treat that was. It is truly inspiring to hear these young songwriters! Amazing! Rory Hancock sang and played guitar and did a great job! We welcomed two new performers in the 12 and under group: Demitry Hendry and Alex Moerbe. Demitry did a good job on his piano songs and Alex did well on guitar. They both seemed to have a good time performing so we hope they will become YAPI regulars.
Special thanks to Rory, Demitry and Alex for being so helpful with the sound system setup and tear down.
Everyone is invited back to the next YAPI, the first Thursday in January, January 6th. Let’s try to keep this level of participation going throughout 2011! It makes it more fun for everyone involved, and the goal is to serve as many Wimberley area youth as possible with this unique YAPI monthly community service event.