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Kids Grades 3-12 Take Center Stage with World-Renowned Performers, The Young Americans

Oct 24, 2017 • by David and Carolyn Petersen
The Young Americans

Grades: Registration is open for students in grades 3-12

Registration:  $59, includes a cool Young Americans t-shirt (scholarships are available) 

Kids grades 3-12 are preparing for the opportunity of a lifetime when they will take classes and perform with California-based, The Young Americans. This nonprofit music, dance and performance company will make a tour stop at Wilson West Middle School in Sinking Spring from November 16th through 18th, during its Fall East Coast Tour. The Young Americans are committed to inspiring the world through global music outreach and performance excellence among audiences of all ages. The organization has devoted the 44-city, yearlong tour to teaching, inspiring and amplifying school music departments all across the U.S.

“We want to make sure that young people have the opportunity to participate in quality performing arts programs and get to experience the transcending power of music,” says Bill Brawley, Artistic Director of The Young Americans. ‘Three years ago we launched the ‘Turn Up The Music’ Giveback Campaign with hopes that our Signature Workshops and Performances will energize music teachers, school music programs, and the communities that strive to keep music education top priority for our youth. To date we have given over $1 million to school music departments and it is just the beginning.”

As the world’s first show-choir, The Young Americans now serve the oldest and largest youth music advocacy movement in the world. Each 40-member, college-aged cast tour worldwide, visiting a new community or school every three days. At each tour stop, they teach their signature two and three day music outreach programs that include classes in singing, dancing, and theater performance. On the final day, a spectacular two-hour show is produced, featuring the local students as they perform right alongside The Young Americans in front of parents, families, teachers, friends, and community members.

“Music is just the vehicle we use- it creates the perfect environment for transformation to happen,” says Steven Haines CEO of The Young Americans. “It’s incredible to watch a group of students get together and work as a team in a matter of days. They develop new friendships, self-confidence, and acceptance among their peers. Music is the ultimate connector and our programs are successful everywhere we go- regardless of language, socioeconomic backgrounds or cultures.”

Registration is open to 3rd-12th graders and more details about the workshops can be found on The Young Americans’ website: www.youngamericans.org and then clicking on Wilson West Middle School – Sinking Spring.  If you have questions, contact David and Carolyn Petersen at [email protected] . No prior performing experience is necessary and scholarships are available by online application, thanks to The Young American’s partnership with The County Music Association Foundation. The final show at each location starts at 7:00 PM and is open to community members. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. 

About The Young Americans

Founded in 1962 in Hollywood, California and known as the world’s first show choir, this nonprofit 501c-3 performance and music education group has no political or religious affiliations and uses music as a tool to inspire youth and audiences all across the world.  From their early days of performing with legends such as Andy Williams, Ed Sullivan, and Bing Crosby to their current ‘Turn Up The Music” International Music Outreach Tours, which include 375+ shows each year across 30 countries, The Young Americans remain the pinnacle of excellence in both music and dance performance.

More information about The Young Americans can be found at www.youngamericans.org

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