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Tour Schedule | SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER 2016
SEPT 12-14
Ontario, CA • Ontario High School ››
SEPT 18-20
Parma, MI • Western High School ››
SEPT 22-24
Oak Park, IL • Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School ››
SEPT 25-27
Bellefontaine, OH • Benjamin Logan High School ››
SEPT, OCT 29-30-1
Gaylord, MI • Gaylord St. Mary Cathedral School ››
OCT 2-4
Ishpeming, MI • Westwood High School ››
OCT 6-8
Boyne City, MI • Boyne City High School ››
OCT 9-11
Charlevoix, MI • Charlevoix High School ››
OCT 13-15
Richmond, MI • Richmond High School ››
OCT 16-18
Frankenmuth, MI • Bronner Performing Arts Center ››
OCT 20-22
North Bay, ON, Canada • Widdefield Secondary School ››
OCT 24-26
London, ON, Canada • Westminster Secondary School ››
OCT 27-29
London, ON, Canada • HB Beal Secondary School ››
OCT, NOV 31-1-2
Aylmer, ON, Canada • East Elgin Secondary School ››
NOV 3-5
Petoskey, MI • Petoskey High School ››
NOV 6-8
East Jordan, MI • East Jordan High School ››
NOV 10-12
Marinette, WI • Marinette High School ››
NOV 13-15
Dowagiac, MI • Dowagiac Union High School ››
NOV 16-19
Niles, MI • Niles High School ››
Tour Schedule | JANUARY-MARCH 2017
JAN 12-14
El Segundo, CA • El Segundo High School
JAN 12-14
Highland, MI • Highland High School ››
JAN 15-17
Springfield, IL • Springfield High School ››
JAN 19-21
Port Washington, WI • Thomas Jefferson Middle School ››
JAN 22-24
Oak Creek, WI • Greendale ››
JAN 26-28
Wayland, MI • Wayland High School ››
JAN 29-31
Harrison Township, MI • Workshop 1 ››
FEB 2-4
Harrison Township, MI • Workshop 1 ››
FEB 5-7
Pellston, MI ››
FEB 9-11
Belvidere, IL • Belvidere High School ››
FEB 12-14
Lawrenceburg, IN • Lawrenceburg High School ››
FEB 16-18
Caro, MI • Caro High School ››
FEB 19-21
Cheboygan, MI • Cheboygan High School ››
FEB 23-25
Cincinnati, OH • Nativity School ››
FEB 26-28
Wellston, OH • Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School ››
MAR 2-4
Bloomfield Hills, MI • Academy of the Sacred Heart ››
MAR 5-7
Eaton Rapids, MI • Island City Academy ››
MAR 9-11
Rochester, MI • Rochester High School ››
MAR 12-14
Montrose, MI • Montrose High School ››
MAR 16-18
Holland, MI • West Ottawa High School ››
MAR 19-21
Lake Orion, MI • Lake Orion High School ››
MAR 23-25
Lansing, MI • Everett High School ››
MAR 27-29
Traverse City, MI • Central High School ››
OUR $1,000,000 COMMITMENT TO THE ARTS
  • WHAT IS TURN UP THE MUSIC?
    It’s a campaign to bring our Outreach Tour to kids in schools throughout the country
  • During twenty years of touring, we’ve worked with more than 2,000 schools to shine a light on music education. We roll into town with one of our intrepid, 45-member crews for a three-day intensive workshop for an elementary, middle or high school. Up to 400 students sign up to participate in a vibrant and exciting music intensive.

    In just three days, we turn a group of eager students into a show to remember, demonstrating to teachers, parents, school districts and communities the power of music education in our schools. Just imagine what this means to an arts- starved inner city, an isolated rural district, or a school that art forgot. Our student performances electrify decision-makers who can direct educational dollars into music programs for schools.
What can your students look forward to?
  • Learn a show in only two days!
    Yes, The Young Americans will be performing alongside the participants, but the students will be the ones in front singing, dancing, and performing the variety show and solos they’ve learned.
  • Classes, Self-Confidence, & Leadership
    In addition, the students will take classes in the areas of voice, dance, songwriting, and performance (acting and improv). Throughout the entire three days, we’ll focus on the students as individuals. Our goal is to encourage every student we meet to become more confident in who they are and what they’d like to become. Music is our tool to reach a common ground between age groups, cultures, and peers.
How can you bring The Young Americans to your community?
  • Submit your contact information to our Booking Director | Submit Now!
  • Download our Tools for Schools materials : An informational guide to hosting
    The Young Americans and Turn Up The Music | Download Now!
  • Start looking for a month that works for your school. Refer to the listing of future tours above. All of our workshops take place on either a Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday(show night) or a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday(show night). Download the sample schedule for both options. | Download Now!
Raising up schools across the nation.
Congratulations to the schools that have hosted The Young Americans & Turn Up The Music. These schools have gone above and beyond to support their school’s fine arts programs.
Platinum Record Level
Raised $3,038
Gaylord, MI – St. Mary’s Cathedral School
Raised $11,677
Holland, MI – West Ottowa High School
Raised $3,097
Muskegon, MI – Mona Shores High School
Raised $11,590
Knox, PA – Keystone High School
Raised $3,323
Port Washington, WI – Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Gold Record Level
CANADA
Raised over $2,090
London, ON, Canada – HB Beal Secondary School
Raised $1,340
London, ON, Canada – Westminster Secondary School
Raised $1,090
North Bay, ON, Canada – Widdefield Secondary School
ARIZONA
Raised $1,090
Pheonix, AZ – Paradise Valley Christian School
Raised $1,594
Tuscon, AZ – Canyon Del Oro High School
ARKANSAS
Raised $2,090
Rogers, AR – Rogers High School
CALIFORNIA
Raised $1,090
Blythe, CA – 2014 National Tour Summer Camp, Palo Verde College
Raised $1,090
Blythe, CA – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, Palo Verde College
Raised $8,364
Carlsbad, CA – 2014 National Tour Summer Camp, Carlsbad Foundation
Raised $14,605.10
Carlsbad, CA – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, Carlsbad Foundation
Raised $3,108
Carlsbad, CA – Carlsbad Foundation
Raised $5,149
Corona, CA – 2014 National Tour Summer Camp, Corona Norco USD
Raised $3,966.05
Corona, CA – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Raised $9,923.50
El Segundo, CA – 2014 Workshop, El Segundo USD
Raised $12,064
El Segundo, CA – 2014 National Tour Summer Camp, El Segundo USD
Raised $9,805
El Segundo, CA – 2015 Workshop, El Segundo USD
Raised $14,185.42
El Segundo, CA – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, El Segundo USD
Raised $840
El Segundo, CA – St. Anthony’s Catholic School
Raised $1340
Hesperia, CA – Encore JR. & SR. High School
Raised $840
Huntington Beach, CA – Mesa View Middel School
Raised $7,590
Los Alamitos, CA – Los Alamitos USD & Education Foundation
Raised $3,144
Long Beach, CA – Milikan High School
Raised $5,900
Long Beach, CA – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, Milikan High School
Raised $3,144
Cerritos, CA – Valley Christian High School
Raised $3,823.35
Cerritos, CA – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, Valley Christian High School
Raised $5,588
Novato, CA – 2014 National Tour Summer Camp, Sinaloa Middle School
Raised $9,020
Novato, CA – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, Sinaloa Middle School
Raised $1340
Pasadena, CA – 2014 Workshop, Daniel Webster Elementary School
Raised $3,988
Pasadena, CA – 2015 Workshop, Daniel Webster Elementary School
Raised $4,851.89
Pasadena, CA – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, Daniel Webster Elementary School
Raised $1,590
Rosemead, CA – Rosemead High School
Raised $1090
Rosemead, CA – Rosemead High School
Raised $15,729
Tustin, CA – 2014 National Tour Summer Camp, Tustin Foundation
Raised $18,643.47
Tustin, CA – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, Tustin Foundation
COLORADO
Raised $1,622
Colorado Springs, CO – 2014 National Tour Summer Camp, Cheyenne Mountain High School
Raised $4,985.72
Peyton, CO – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, Falcon Middle School
Raised $2,090
Wray, CO – Wray High School
FLORIDA
Raised $1090
Miami, FL – Doral Sr. High School
Raised $2,090
Milton, FL – Milton High School
Raised $1390
Miramar, FL – Everglades High School
GEORGIA
Raised $924
Gainesville, GA – Gainesville High School
Raised $900
Gainesville, GA – North Hall High School
ILLINOIS
Raised $1340
Belvidere, IL – Belvidere High School
Raised $1340
Oak Park, IL – Brooks Middle School
Raised $1340
Springfield, IL – Springfield High School
INDIANA
Raised $1340
Lawrenceburg, IN – Lawrenceburg High School
IOWA
Raised $2,090
Danville, IA – Danville Jr. & Sr. High School
Raised $3,885
Sioux City, IA – LAMB Arts Regional Theatre & Morningside College
Raised $1,090
Council Bluffs, IA – Thomas Jefferson High School
LOUISIANA
Raised $1090
Bogalusa, LA – Bogalusa High School
Raised $2090
Franklinton, LA – Franklinton High School
Raised $1090
Marksville, LA – Marksville High School
Raised $840
Ponchatula, LA – Ponchatula High School
Raised $924
Slidell, LA – Slidell High School
MAINE
Raised $1340
Herman, ME – Herman High School
Raised $1090
Orono, ME – Orono High School
MARYLAND
Raised $840
Salisbury, MD – D’Ann Danse Studios
MASSACHUSETTS
Raised $3,590
North Reading, MA – North Reading High School
MICHIGAN
Raised $1090
Allegan, MI – Allegan High School
Raised $1090
Alpena, MI – Alpena High School
Raised $5,610
Alpena, MI – 2014 National Tour Summer Camp, Alpena High School
Raised $7,340
Alpena, MI – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, Alpena High School
Raised $3,022
Bloomfield Hills, MI – Academy of the Sacred Heart
Raised $1090
Boyne City, MI – Boyne City High School
Raised $840
Bridgman, MI – Bridgman High School
Raised $2,090
Caro, MI – Caro High School
Raised $1,090
Clarkston, MI – Clarkston Community Schools
Raised $840
Charlevoix, MI – Charlevoix High School
Raised $1,090
Cheboygan, MI – Cheboygan High School
Raised $3,135
Dowagiac, MI – Dowagiac Union High School
Raised $1,340
East Jordan, MI – East Jordan High School
Raised $1,340
Eaton Rapids, MI – Island City Academy
Raised $1,090
Frankenmuth, MI – Frankenmuth High School
Raised $3,038
Gaylord, MI – St. Mary’s Cathedral School
Raised $1,340
Greenville, MI – Greenville High School
Raised $840
Harbor Springs, MI – Harbor Springs High School
Raised $32,138
Harbor Springs, MI – 2014 National Tour Summer Camp, Harbor Springs High School
Raised $1,340
Highland, MI – Milford High School
Raised $11,677
Holland, MI – West Ottowa High School
Raised $1,340
Ishpeming, MI – Westwood High School
Raised $1,090
Lake Orion, MI – Lake Orion High School
Raised $1,090
Montrose, MI – Hill-McCloy High School
Raised $3,097
Muskegon, MI – Mona Shores High School
Raised $9,346
Muskegon, MI – 2014 National Tour Summer Camp, Mona Shores High School
Raised $16,222
Muskegon, MI – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, Mona Shores High School
Raised $2,840
Niles, MI – Niles High School
Raised $2,090
Parma, MI – Parma High School
Raised $3,649
Parma, MI – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, Western High School
Raised $1090
Paw Paw, MI – Paw Paw High School
Raised $12,284
Paw Paw, MI – 2014 National Tour Summer Camp, Paw Paw High School
Raised $15,888
Paw Paw, MI – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, Paw Paw High School
Raised $1,090
Traverse City, MI – Traverse City Christian HS
Raised $1,090
Suttons Bay, MI – Suttons Bay High School
Raised $840
Swartz Creek, MI – Swartz Creek High School
Raised $1,090
Wayland, MI – Wayland Union High School
MINNESOTA
Raised $1,340
Madison, MN – Lac Qui Parle Valley School
Raised $1,340
New Brighton, MN – Irondale High School
Raised $3,144
New Prague, MN – New Prague Middle School
Raised $10,441
New Prague, MN – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, New Prague Middle School
MISSISSIPPI
Raised $3,063
Gallman, MS – Copiah Academy
Raised $1,340
Marks, MS – Delta Academy
MISSOURI
Raised $7,395
St. Louis, MO – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School
NEBRASKA
Raised $1,340
Central City, NE – Central City High School
Raised $4,780
Elkhorn, NE – Grandview Middle School
Raised $3,190
Fremont, NE – Fremont Middle School
Raised $10,000
Fremont, NE – 2014 National Tour Summer Camp, Midland University
Raised $10,000
Fremont, NE – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, Midland University
Raised $1,090
Grand Island, NE – Grand Island Northwest High School
Raised $840
Hastings, NE – Nebraska School for the Deaf
Raised $2,090
Imperial, NE – Chase County Schools
Raised $1,340
Norfolk, NE – Norfolk Catholic High School
Raised $590
Omaha, NE – Westside Middle School
Raised $1,090
O’Neill, NE – O’Neill Jr. & Sr. High School
Raised $2,090
Tekamah, NE – Tekamah-Herman Public Schools
Raised $2,172
Tilden, NE – Elkhorn Valley Schools
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Raised $2,090
Milford, NH – Milford High School
Raised $3,590
Nashua, NH – Nashua High School North
NEW JERSEY
Raised $1,340
Blackwood, NJ – Mainstage Center for the Arts
Raised $3,090
Camden, NJ – Kroc Center
Raised $2,090
Robbinsville, NJ – Robbinsville High School
NEW MEXICO
Raised $1,090
Alamogordo, NM – Mountain View Middle School
Raised $1,090
Albuquerque, NM – Corrales International School
NEW YORK
Raised $1,090
Attica, NY – Attica Central High School
Raised $1,340
Newark, NY – Newark High School
OHIO
Raised $3,090
Bellefontaine, OH – Benjamin Logan High School
Raised $2,090
Cincinnati, OH – Nativity School
Raised $1,340
West Chester, OH – Lakota West High School
PENNSYLVANIA
Raised $1,340
Chester Springs, PA – Montgomery School
Raised $1,340
Clarion, PA – Clarion Area High School
Raised $11,590
Knox, PA – Keystone High School
SOUTH CAROLINA
Raised $840
Augusta, SC – Augusta West Dance
Raised $1,340
Charleston, SC – Charleston County School of the Arts
TENNESSE
Raised $1,340
Cleveland, TN – Cleveland St. Community College
Raised $840
Gallatin, TN – Gallatin Arts Council
Raised $1,090
Lafayette, TN – Macon County Arts Council
TEXAS
Raised $4,032.50
Arlington, TX – Arlington High School
VERMONT
Raised $1,340
Chester, VT – Green Mountain High School
WISCONSIN
Raised $963
Madison, WI – Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School
Raised $2,090
Marinette, WI – Marinette Middle School
Raised $1,090
Oak Creek, WI – Greendale High School & Young Dance Academy
Raised $3,323
Port Washington, WI – Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Raised $6,810
Port Washington, WI – 2015 National Tour Summer Camp, Port Washington High School
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Youth showcase their talents alongside Young Americans
3/8/15 | By: Terrence Holden, U.S. Army Garrison Japan Public Affairs
CAMP ZAMA – Nearly 100 Camp Zama youth members performed alongside The Young Americans Feb. 26 inside Arnn Elementary School’s cafeteria for community members, parents and guests…
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Hayley Williams from Paramore gives The Young Americans a SHOUT OUT
| By: Hayley Williams
“Rock on Young Americans! Let’s keep music in schools where it belongs.”…
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Young Americans and Johannisberg students show musical show
4/28/15 | By: Wiebke Huck
Witzenhausen. Goose bumps and tears were plentiful on Sunday evening in the gym at Johannisberg. In the final show of the workshop with the Young Americans many viewers were overwhelmed by their emotions…
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OneOC honors county's leading volunteers
4/14/15 | By: T. Walker - OCRegister
ANAHEIM – When performers from the Young Americans serenaded the audience at Disneyland Hotel on Tuesday with such songs as “What a Wonderful World” and “Lean on Me,” it was like singing to the choir…
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Walk The Moon gives The Young Americans a SHOUT OUT
| By: Walk The Moon
“We think it’s so important to keep music in schools. We love you Young Americans!”…
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Young Americans come to Copiah Academy
3/22/15 | By: Copiah County Courier
Copiah Academy gym was the place to be on March 19 – 21 as approximately 45 Young Americans worked with 277 area students representing Wesson Attendance Center, Hazlehurst Elementary, Copiah Academy, Copiah Christian Learning, and as well as Bennett Russell Elementary in Florida. The Young Americans, a non-profit professional performing arts company…
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The dancing and singing sensation, The Young Americans
4/2/15 | By: ElSegundoTV
The dancing and singing sensation “The Young Americans” are back in El Segundo firing up the creativity of our local youth.
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High Five: Young Americans Troupe Teaches Rogers Students To Dance
3/19/15 | By: 5NEWS WEB STAFF
ROGERS (KFSM) – The Young Americans Troupe spent Monday and Tuesday teaching Rogers students to dance. Every week 5NEWS shares stories of local people making a positive difference in ourHigh Five report…
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Jason Mraz gives The Young Americans a SHOUT OUT
| By: Jason Mraz
“Hey Young Americans! Keep doing what you do. Keep music in schools. Keep rockin’!”…
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Different class at Colàiste Eoin
2/9/15 | By: Dublin People
THE 50th anniversary celebrations continued with great gusto at Colàiste Eoin last week when some very special guests from the USA held a special workshop for the young Finglas students. It was a case of the Young Americans meeting the Young Northsiders in a series of workshops that culminated in an amazing performance in the school last Thursday (February 6)…
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Local youth get exposed to performing arts through ‘Young Americans’ workshop
2/7/15 | By: Matthew Brown Press Gazette
Nearly 200 local youth in the 4th through 12th grade levels received some additional exposure to the performing arts last week with the help of the ‘The Young Americans,’ a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the performing arts to youth in communities across the country…
Welcome! We can’t wait to visit your community.
Welcome and thank you for taking time to look into our program. The information below will give you a great idea of everything involved to host The Young Americans in your community. Our team will help you every step of the way to ensure a successful and inspiration experience.
“Music is the vehicle we use to create the perfect environment for magic to happen. It’s incredible to watch a group of 3rd -12th graders get together and work as a team in a matter of days. They develop new friendships, self-confidence, and acceptance among their peers. Music connects people and our program is successful everywhere we go regardless of language, socioeconomic backgrounds or cultures.” – International Booking Director, TJ Stoltz
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STEP ONE: Understanding what’s a part of hosting the tour.
  • Delegate Status & Promotion : As a delegate, you would host The Young Americans and Turn Up The Music. We would provide a high quality music education workshop for your students in 3rd-12th grades. The workshop culminates in a terrific two-hour performance with your students performing with The Young Americans (for more information, refer to the About section). You will be listed as a Gold Record school on our website and Facebook. This list promotes and signifies schools going above and beyond to bring quality music education to their students as well as valuing how their students feel about themselves amongst their peers. (Don’t know what Turn Up The Music is? Refer to the ‘About’ section)
  • Money Donated : As the host school, you have the preference of where the Turn Up The Music donation funds go. It’s up to you, and we can provide scenarios from what other schools have chosen to do for their music programs. Here are the fund raising levels associated with hosting Turn Up The Music.
    • 50 students Registered = $250
    • 100 students Registered = $500
    • 150 students Registered = $750
    • 200 students Registered = $1,500
    • 250 students Registered = $1,750 PLUS $1/show ticket
    • 300 students Registered = $2,000 PLUS $1/show ticket PLUS entered for a chance to win an additional $8,000
  • Student Scholarships : You’ll have first access to the scholarship money from Turn Up The Music for your workshop. This money is used for students that cannot afford to take the workshop. We will provide a scholarship application that will then be passed onto you to determine which students you’d like to receive help. We can send out notifications to them for you thereafter.
  • Host Families & Food : Host is responsible for food and housing for The Young Americans’ cast and their Director. We have been staying in families across the world since the Outreach Tours began in 1992. It is one of our favorite aspects about tour. The relationships that are made last a lifetime. At least two Young Americans stay in each family (roughly 21 families per tour cast). We provide tools to help your coordinator collect information for the volunteer families. Each family will receive complimentary tickets in our VIP seating for the final performance as a thank you. In most scenarios, you would only need to provide two meals out of the entire stay, because host families can help provide the rest through packed lunches. Schools do so through community restaurants they have a relationship with or pot-lucks with parents/music booster clubs.
  • Facility Space : The host is responsible for providing a facility for the event. Start with deciding what the main venue for the performance would be. Gym or Theatre? Can we have access to it for all three days? Additional teaching spaces (e.g. choir room, band room, small theatre, wrestling room, outdoors if the weather permits) We only need two of these additional spaces during Day One and Two when we split up to teach different groups at the same time.
  • Registration : There is no fee to the school for the workshop or fundraiser. Instead, we charge $59 to students who’d like to participate. This includes registration for all three days and a Young Americans t-shirt. Students wear this as their costume for the show. It has become a memento for students; many choose to have it signed by The Young Americans and their friends after the show. Our online registration site can help with any parent that would like to pay via credit card. Parents that would like to pay by cash or check can do so with your school. Our business manager can then invoice the school for any funds collected.
  • Show Tickets : Tickets for the final performance are sold by The Young Americans : $10/adult and $8/student. Our staff will take care of this upon arrival.
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STEP TWO: Reserve & Confirm your Date
  • Submit your contact information to our Booking Director : Click here.
  • Tools for Schools materials: An informational guide to hosting The Young Americans and Turn Up The Music : Click here.
  • Start looking for a month that works for your school. Refer to the listing of future tours below. All of our workshops take place on either a Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday(show night) or a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday(show night). Download the sample schedule for both options : Click here.
  • Tour Schedules:
    • Fall Tour 2015 | Sept – Nov : Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Missouri, and Wyoming
    • Spring Tour 2016 | Jan – March : Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Missouri, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Western Canada
    • Fall Tour 2016 | Sept – Nov : Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Central Canada
    • Spring Tour 2017 | Jan – March : Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Central Canada
    • Fall Tour 2017 | Sept – Nov : Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia
    • Spring Tour 2018 | Jan – March : Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina, and North Carolina
  • Things to think about when checking with your school:
    • What is the main venue? Gym or Theatre? Can we have access to it for all three days?
    • Additional teaching spaces (e.g. choir room, band room, small theatre, wrestling room) We only need two of these additional spaces during Day One and Two.
    • Conflicting dates with surrounding schools. Very successful schools have focused on collaborating with everyone around them (i.e. schools inside and outside of their district, dance studios, performing arts academies). Try to find a date that works with their students’ schedules as well.
  • When your date is solidified, we can start collecting information to create online registration, posters, and flyers for you.
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STEP THREE: Your Team
  • Here are positions that we recommend you delegating to parents/teachers who are a part of your team. As a thank you, we can provide free student registration and show tickets for your team members.
    • Elementary School Promo : Responsible for distributing posters/flyers/emails to all Elementary School students.
    • Middle School Promo : Responsible for distributing posters/flyers/emails to all Middle School students.
    • High School Promo : Responsible for distributing posters/flyers/emails to all High School students.
    • Specialty Organizations/General Marketing Promo : Responsible for distributing posters/flyers/emails to all other organizations (e.g. radio commercials, TV specials, press release, dance studios, performing arts academies)
    • Host Family Coordinator : Responsible for coordinating families that would like to be a host family for 2 or more YAs during the event
    • Sponsors & Parent Volunteers : Responsible for coordinating parent volunteers for the workshop (parents that can help check-in students or monitor meal breaks). Responsible for utilizing connections with local sponsors to raise funds towards the student scholarship fund.
  • Some of these positions can be combined, but our most successful workshops position someone in each of these roles.
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STEP FOUR: Promote & Follow Up
  • Promote : Student Registration drives the success of your fundraiser. The higher that number is, the easier everything else truly becomes. Think about what marketing/promotion works best for your community and we can work with you to make it happen. Even though it may not be something we’ve done before, we are open to taking your direction and providing support.
  • Our team will provide you with videos, registration flyers, and posters to distribute to classrooms and organizations.
  • Advance Promotion Tour : About 2-4 weeks prior to your workshop date, a small team of Young Americans will come visit your community for one day. They can speak with classes, conduct assembly shows, radio spots, or anything you feel that would help spread the word
  • Local Sponsorship : You can ask for food sponsors or registration sponsors. Our scholarship money, notated above in step one, is the ground work for you to challenge local business’s to jump in. We are more than willing to provide advertisement opportunities to them on our projection screens during the show and in the program we hand out to every audience member.
  • Follow Up : Don’t be afraid to follow up with every school you speak to about helping you advertise. School life can get busy and everyone needs that nice reminder when deadlines are coming up.
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STEP FIVE: The workshop begins. ENJOY!
  • As a new member of our family, we want you to feel comfortable to be involved as little or as much as you’d like. We will introduce you to the cast and thank you for believing in the power of music. You work all year to provide so many amazing opportunities for your students needs to be congratulated.
  • Don’t forget that this three day event can go by fast. Make sure you have everything ready to be able to enjoy the magic as what happens.
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