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Youth Arts Program wraps up fourth season

Youth share music, drama and art skills learned at “Summer at the YAP.”
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Published on July 11, 2017 5:48PM

A Youth Arts Program group ensemble performs Friday in Dayville, including, from left, Katrine Bogardus, Jessica Reames, Riley Robertson and Samantha Floyd.

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A Youth Arts Program group ensemble performs Friday in Dayville, including, from left, Katrine Bogardus, Jessica Reames, Riley Robertson and Samantha Floyd.

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Riley Robertson performs on cello at the Youth Arts Program presentation June 30 at Dayville School.

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Riley Robertson performs on cello at the Youth Arts Program presentation June 30 at Dayville School.

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Violin teacher Janine Goodwin works with Bentley Hall as he performs at the Youth Arts Program presentation.

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Violin teacher Janine Goodwin works with Bentley Hall as he performs at the Youth Arts Program presentation.

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Teachers and students from the summer Youth Arts Program pose after their finale performance June 30.

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Teachers and students from the summer Youth Arts Program pose after their finale performance June 30.

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Giving a final bow June 30 at the Youth Arts Program performance at Dayville Elementary School are, from left, Trey Hall, Vincent Raschio and Brighton McLane.

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Giving a final bow June 30 at the Youth Arts Program performance at Dayville Elementary School are, from left, Trey Hall, Vincent Raschio and Brighton McLane.

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Bella Fitch, left, and Brooklyn Terry perform on violin at the June 30 Youth Arts Presentation at Dayville School.

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Bella Fitch, left, and Brooklyn Terry perform on violin at the June 30 Youth Arts Presentation at Dayville School.

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Youth Arts Program director Rebecca Bogardus, left, and Anakhoreo Reeves play flute with a group, performing “Surfin’ USA.”

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Youth Arts Program director Rebecca Bogardus, left, and Anakhoreo Reeves play flute with a group, performing “Surfin’ USA.”

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A Youth Arts Program group ensemble, led by director Rebecca Bogardus, left, performs “Surfin’ USA.” From left: Bogardus, Anakhoreo Reeves, Katrine Bogardus, Jessica Reames, Riley Robertson and Samantha Floyd.

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A Youth Arts Program group ensemble, led by director Rebecca Bogardus, left, performs “Surfin’ USA.” From left: Bogardus, Anakhoreo Reeves, Katrine Bogardus, Jessica Reames, Riley Robertson and Samantha Floyd.

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Thirteen kids capped a week-long arts camp in Dayville, Summer at the YAP (Youth Arts Program), with an evening performance June 30 at Dayville School.

Parents and friends clapped for the youth as they presented the play “Humpty Dumpty,” piano and violin solos, choir ensembles and band performances and more.

The youth, ranging in age from 4-17, also displayed artwork in the hallway.

This is the fourth summer for the arts program, directed by Rebecca Bogardus.

“They accomplished almost as much as a two-week camp,” she said. “It was amazing.”

Faced with a few conflicting summer activities, the camp was shortened from two weeks to one week.

Teachers helping with this year’s program were Janine Goodwin, Samantha Floyd, Kathy Sherwood and Peggy Murphy with assistant teachers and parent volunteers lending a hand.

“It was fast-paced and fun,” Goodwin said. “This is the best week of my year.”

She added, “They come in, and I’m not sure how it’s going to work, and they always surprise me.”

Ten-year-old Brooklyn Terry said she had fun being a part of the play.

“It was the ‘true’ story of Humpty Dumpty with an investigation into why he fell,” she said.

Floyd, who started out as a student and is now a teacher, said the program gives youth a chance to try a new instrument.

In addition to teaching, she played the bassoon in the band ensemble.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for the kids to branch out and learn anything they want to learn,” she said.

Next fall, Bogardus will lead a choir, string ensemble and possibly an orchestra, depending on interest.

For more information, call Bogardus at 541-987-2440.















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