September has always been a very busy month for VCPA families, but this September was one of the most eventful months to date!
The weekend of Sept 10 was the Bluequill Community League Party in the Park, and there were performances by Sara Sheydwasser, Morgan Peters, Dante Fecteau, Hannah Adamson, Cyra Paddon, Robin Sabiston-Ciseck, D N T (Deanna Missins and Taylor Hambly) the band "Seizure Fuel".
September 11 was the VCPA South Edmonton Open house, with an outstanding turnout of 400 in attendance.
September 16 Hailey Benedict was invited onstage at the Keith Urban concert at Rogers place where she wowed everyone with her performance of her original "Clean Slate".
September 17 Emily Levine, Cyra Paddon, Hannah Adamson, Abbie Mota and D N T performed at the Art in the Park event at John Ramsey Park.
September 24 was the AGLC Community Connections event at St. Albert Centre, which had an amazing lineup of talent including Hailey Benedict, Emerson Brent, Matthew Baba, Justin Hogg, D N T, Abbie Mota, Jessy Mossop.
September 25 in Bon Accord at the Equinox Celebration, Sofiya Chvokja performed and was able to meet and take a photo with colonel Chris Hadfield, the famous astronaut!
September 29 at the Bay Fashion Event, Brenda Dirk, Summer Fraleigh, D N T, Abbie Mota and Jenna Poirier shared their talents with the shoppers.
September 29 was also the first Open Jam and launch of our new program "The Band Factory". I don't think I have seen so many happy teenagers, than the ones on that stage creating new music and playing some familiar tunes.
VCPA alumni Lia Cole (formerly Julia Nicholson) launched her new website, complete with new music.
VCPA alumni Andrea Shipka, Rebecca Lappa, Katrina Ying. Melanie Galbreath and Lia Cole are now all attending the music program at Grant MacEwan University.
Taylor Hambly's video "Friend Zone" reached over 86,000 views in September!
Hailey Benedict was in Calgary recording "Clean Slate" which is set to be released this fall.
Lia Cole and Hailey Benedict were featured guests on Edmonton unplugged, which will be aired daily at 2:00 and 11:30pm on Channel 10.
I know that i have missed some events, but wow, this was a great month or VCPA and judging from events that are lined up in the upcoming months, this is going to be a milestone year. What a great way to launch our new name! Welcome to Visionary Centre for the Performing Arts. We are truly dedicated to providing high quality training and performance opportunities for students of all ages!
If you have an community group or business that would like to have our Visionary Young Stars perform, please contact Carolina De Rio at 780 803-8300 or Martha Livingstone at 780 460-4430.