December 2011 – 10 Acts (9 Performers)
Age 12 and Under
Dillon Havins, 12 – Played guitar and sang; played rhythm for Ian
Ian McIntosh, 10 – Played guitar solos backed up by Dillon playing rhythm
Alex Aston, 16 – Played guitar solos, played guitar and sang (all original!!!)
Anonymous – A band with Jackson Hvizdos, 14, on keyboard and bass; Grace Hubbell, 15, on vocals; Sabrina Rohwer , 15, on guitar; and Keaton Rohwer,13, also on bass
Wyatt Alvarez, 13 – Played piano and sang, and also played piano with the band
Rory Hancock, 14 – Played guitar and sang
December YAPI News and Notes
Thanks for your ongoing support of this unique YAPI monthly community service event which has been serving Wimberley area youth since 2003!
December YAPI was great! It started off with Alex Aston playing a nice set of his original music. He has guitar songs that can stand alone, and he also sings and plays. Alex does a good job of presenting his original songs. It’s been fun to watch his stage presence develop over the years. He said he loves YAPI because people listen, unlike other open mics he has experienced. That is one of the main goals of YAPI: to provide a listening environment for young performers!
It was great to see Dillon Havins and Ian McIntosh again. November YAPI was their first YAPI and it was great that they returned in December! Dillon played and sang some songs solo, and he also played rhythm as Ian played leads.
Rory Hancock is really getting comfortable with the stage and it’s been fun watching his performance evolve. Rory is always so helpful with the equipment and help is always greatly appreciated!
The band that called themselves ‘Anonymous’ came to perform for the first time. It was exciting to have a whole band show up to perform. They were well rehearsed and prepared to play more songs than there was time so we hope they come back and perform more of their songs. Wyatt Alverez played with the band but also played and sang solo. He, too, had more material prepared so we hope he’ll come back and share that with the YAPI audience.
So many talented performers participated in YAPI in 2011. It’d be great to get them all there at one time in 2012, but that’s the nature of YAPI: one never knows what to expect.
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Everyone is invited back to the next YAPI, the first Thursday in January, January 5. 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.