Young Americans Outreach Workshop Coming to Palm Springs High School January 19 – 21, 2012.
Public Performance Scheduled for Saturday, January 21st.
Internationally acclaimed performing and music advocacy group, The Young Americans, will be making a tour stop, and conducting a three-day music performance workshop at Palm Springs High School from January 19th through January 21st. Over three hundred fifty local 4th-12th grade students are currently scheduled to participate in the Palm Springs tour stop, thanks to the generous support of local philanthropists, Ric and Rozene Supple, founders of The Palm Springs Cultural Center.
The touring cast of The Young Americans – 46 members, ages 18 to 24, move from city to city and country to country, staying at the homes of hospitable local citizens. At each tour stop, they teach a three-day music performance workshop that includes classes in singing, dancing, and theater. On the final day, a spectacular two-hour show is produced where the participants perform right alongside The Young Americans in front of parents, families, teachers, peers and community members.
Parents, teachers and communities continue to express amazement at the way the workshops lift spirits, build self-esteem and encourage teamwork in their children. The Young Americans are honored and proud to serve as role models for young kids all over the world as they energetically share the Universal language of music everywhere they go.
Young Americans Tour Stop
And Music Performance Workshop
Palm Springs High School
Thursday, Jan. 19th – 5-8pm
Friday, Jan. 20th – 5-8pm
Saturday, Jan. 21st – 8-12pm
Performance (Free to the Public):
Saturday, Jan. 21st – 2pm
About The Young Americans;
The Young Americans is a non-profit 501(c)(3) performing arts and educational corporation with no political or religious affiliations. The group was founded in 1962 by Milton C. Anderson and is credited with creating the very popular “glee” and “show-choir” concepts in the early 60’s. They are the oldest and largest youth music advocacy movement in the world whose main focus is to help strengthen music education programs in schools and communities.
To date, the group has grown into 250 cast members (ages 16-23) and has taken its love of music and performing all over the world with its International Music Outreach Tours. Last year alone, the group staged over 200 performances and music advocacy workshops in 120 cities, across 11 countries and 4 continents. Through their touring, The Young Americans have taught and influenced more than half a million young people in public and private schools. They have performed for Presidents, heads of state, won an Academy Award, been on national TV numerous times and performed for hundreds of audiences worldwide.
More information about The Young Americans can be found on their website www.youngamericans.org