YPAS Percussion Ensemble To Perform In Chicago

YPAS Percussion Ensemble

Congratulations to the YPAS Percussion Ensemble for being selected to perform at the 71st Annual Midwest Band & Orchestra Professional Development Conference in Chicago, IL December 20-23, 2017. The Midwest clinic is the granddaddy of all music conferences. Attendees consist of instrumental music educators at all grade levels, college professors, professional musicians, famous conductors and numerous composers from around the world. There are over 400 exhibitors, close to 18,000 participants, 650 exhibit booths, 50+ concerts and 100+ clinic sessions. People from over 30 countries and all 50 states attend this professional development conference. This was a very competitive and rigorous audition process and YPAS was 1 of only 2 HS percussion ensembles in the world to be selected to perform a showcase concert. What a true honor! This is the first ensemble associated with the YPAS Band program to ever perform at Midwest in the school’s 39 year history, and the first percussion ensemble to ever do so in JCPS and the state of KY.

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Additional YPAS 2017-18 Scheduling Information

In addition to the scheduling information posted here, the schedule for when Mr. Robinson will working with your class is listed below.  Please make sure you are in class on these days so you do not miss your 2017-2018 Scheduling Meeting.

Tuesday February 21 (Red Day) – Main Stage Theatre

Percussion Ensemble – 3rd block

Symphonic Band – 4th block

Wednesday February 22 (White Day) – Main Stage Theatre

Design and Production – 4th block

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Support Second Annual Pi Day for Manual and YPAS Staff

The MST Parent Group, The Catalysts, is sponsoring Pie for Pi Day for the teachers, staff, and administration. On March 14th (3.14), pie will be served during lunch in the library for dessert. All Manual families are invited to participate so there is enough pie for all of the Manual and YPAS staff to enjoy. To … Read moreSupport Second Annual Pi Day for Manual and YPAS Staff

Alley Theatre to donate proceeds to YPAS

Santaland Diaries

Mark your calendars and purchase tickets for a very generous offer on December 11 at 2:00 pm!

YPAS Alums, Alley Theater Artistic Director Joey Arena, and Producing Director Scott Davis, are donating all proceeds from the 12/11 Sunday 2:00 pm matinee of David Sedaris’ wildly popular holiday comedy, The Santaland Diaries, to the YPAS Theatre Department’s Fringe Festival Fundraising efforts.

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YPAS Theatre Department T-shirt and hoodie fundraiser

The YPAS Theatre Department is preparing for their upcoming trip to attend the international Fringe Festival. To help raise funds, they have designed YPAS short sleeve and long sleeve T-shirts and hoodies. There are four different options from which to choose.

Click here for an order form that you can print and send to our school bookkeeper, Amie Dennison, located in the YPAS Main Building front office. In case you cannot see the pricing at the top of the order form:

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Welcome reception for new YPAS families

submitted by Natalia Bauer

Welcome Reception for New YPAS Families

Hosts: The Producers and YPAS Orchestra Families
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Location: Manual Auditorium
6:00 PM – Light Buffet
6:30 PM – Program
A warm welcome for the new YPAS freshman and YPAS transfer students (and their families) to Manual/YPAS!

Choral Concert

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Location: St. Boniface Church, 531 E. Liberty St, Louisville, 40202
7:00 PM
Cost: FREE

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Manual / YPAS students accepted to GSA summer program

Congratulations to these students who have been accepted for the 2016 Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts program. This year, over 1,700 students applied for 256 positions; it was a very competitive year. Click here to see the full list including alternates. For those that were not accepted for this summer’s class, here are other opportunities to explore your art and gain valuable experiences.

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Got a minute? Manual & YPAS Branding Surveys

Dear Manual and YPAS Parents, Guardians, Students, and Alumni, As many of you are aware, there are many challenges happening in our community in regards to funding, admissions and magnet programs at duPont Manual High School and YPAS. It is important that our constituents and the community better understand our mission, values and how the … Read moreGot a minute? Manual & YPAS Branding Surveys