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YAP fall classes begin soon

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Published on August 28, 2018 4:57PM

The YAP show choir performs at last year’s Christmas concert in John Day, including, from left, Emily Finley, Janine Goodwin, Joelene Floyd, Katrine Bogardus, Katie Fitch, Rachel Carpenter and Kathy Sherwood with Rebecca Bogardus conducting.

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The YAP show choir performs at last year’s Christmas concert in John Day, including, from left, Emily Finley, Janine Goodwin, Joelene Floyd, Katrine Bogardus, Katie Fitch, Rachel Carpenter and Kathy Sherwood with Rebecca Bogardus conducting.

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Fall music classes for young and old will be offered in Canyon City through the Youth Arts Program.

Janine Goodwin, director of YAP, will lead choirs and an orchestra, and Rose Coombs will direct a new choir chimes group.

Goodwin said choir chimes are like hand bells but easier to use and are a fun way to learn to read music.

The fall program, which has been running for four years now, will culminate with a concert Dec. 7.

Orchestra practice for string and woodwind instrument players of all ages will be 6:30-8 p.m. on Mondays, starting Sept. 10. Participants must have a least one year of experience and know how to read music.

Choir and choir chimes practices will be on Tuesday afternoons and evenings, starting Sept. 11, including junior choir (ages 4-8), intermediate choir (ages 9-12), showcase choir (ages 13-adult), guitar classes for kids and choir chimes for all ages.

All rehearsals take place at the Humbolt Elementary School’s music room.

Registration is required, and tuition fees apply to children’s choirs and guitar. Other ensembles have a music fee. For more information or to register, call 541-377-0527 or visit https://grantcountyyap.wixsite.com/grantcountyyap.

Early-bird tuition is $60 per child or $100 per family for junior choir (ages 4-8 and ages 9-12) and Guitar 1. After Sept. 5, the cost is $75 per child and $120 per family.

Participants in orchestra, showcase choir and choir chimes will have a smaller music fee.

“Scholarships are available,” Goodwin said. “We don’t want anyone to be turned away for inability to pay.”



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