Let your Holiday spirit shine forth at out big Winter party and Fun-raiser! This is one of Joy Now's most important shows of the year!
Sunday, DEC 15th 7-10pm
The Secret Society, 116 NE Russel, Portland
So come enjoy a super fun night of music, holiday shopping, dancing and merrily hanging with your friends while you help raise scholarships for youth to attend Joy Now!
THE JOY NOW CIRCUS MARCHING BAND!
Our youth in action!
All Women Ukelele ensemble!
Spinning hot Bollywood and Bangha beats to dance to! www.anjaliandthekid.com
A SILENT AUCTION AND BAZAAR – for All your holiday shopping!
And lots of other fun ways to donate and support our youth!
Sunday, December 15th
7pm-10pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Tickets $10-$40 sliding scale
$20+ ticket includes a free raffle ticket!
$40+ ticket includes raffle ticket and a t-shirt!
GET TICKETS: www.secretsociety.net
Come down to THE most popular event of the year and see Joy Now perform as part of the Waterfront Blues Festival!
WHERE: The FedEx Crossroads Stage
WHEN: 6:15-6:45pm (March begins at 6:00 nearby)
Then catch the band as they play a song with the MarchFourth Marching Band sometimes between 9-10pm on the Miller stage!
Come see Joy Now for their big Summer Camp Final performance! Come support these kids and see what Joy Now is ALL about!
THIS THURSDAY, June 27th!
As part of the Peninsula Park Centennial Celebration!
Celebrating 100 years – with a full day of CIRCUS activities for young and old!
Joy Now is on at 3pm!
Hey guys! Robin here, music director for Joy Now…
I woke up this morning feeling so elated after last night’s performance that I wanted to write something about it…and share some good juju.
Joy Now just finished our second after school session; an 11 week program that ran two days a week and culminated in a big performance at the Portland Rose Festival. We worked very hard and over this period created a family of circus marching band performers who took the world by storm!
I personally had such a great time at our big Spring gig last night and I am very proud of every one of these youth for showing up with such enthusiasm, talent and totally jammin threads (Max, your feather duster hat was out of control). I loved being backstage with all 50+ youth performers as they got ready – it was like…like..umm…..a circus! Or a barnyard. Maybe both.
The band sounded great on stage – way to nail the parts band and all take solos horn players! And the movement team rocked it with great dance moves, stilt shenanigans and some ca-razy new circus tricks. Yea!
The best part of the night for me was dealing with a mini crises right before stage time when a big piece of Brahim’s baritone saxophone broke off, making it unplayable. With just 20 minutes before our set started we had to think of something so he could join us. Otherwise all of his hard work, and dedication for this moment would have been let down! We began frantically texting and calling every sax player we knew in the city and called 4 music stores – none of which had sax techs working at that time. Down to the wire, I asked Felipe – one of the parents of the younger kids – to run to his car for super glue. He got back just 10 minutes before showtime and using that and some duct tape, we managed to stick the piece on and made it work better than before! It’s moments like these that, for me, just add to the drama and hilarity of this sort of situation. It’s show biz baby! And truthfully, I’m glad it happend as it made things more exciting : )
This was our first time including younger kids on stage. It’s SO great watching these kids get to do something they LOVE to do on stage! So many kids love to perform and be seen and heard in their creative expression. I realized after last night that even though it was scary for most of them, they all loved that moment so much. We have mega plans to boost our younger kids programs this fall, so get ready!!
The parade was also really great – it was fun to walk down to the esplanade and see the looks on people’s faces light up! Thanks to Ariel and Gustav for finishing up the Fox Puppet and for all the volunteers n parents who helped us out (Thanks for the snacks, Jenna Eckert!)
I left feeling elated and so happy for the community we are creating and the ripples it already has had on the larger community around us. This is a very special thing. I can feel the need for it now more than ever. We are thrilled to move forward and welcome everyone’s participation, young and old (Look soon for our adult classes ‘Joy Now Gold!’).
We have ONE MORE Session this year – our teen summer camp begins June 23rd! Please come and see us perform at the end of the week!
Until then, keep your body movin ~
Help us reach 1,000 LIKES us on FACEBOOK!
Come see Joy Now perform at their big Spring performance THIS WED JUNE 5th!
At the Portland Rose Festival and World Environment Day!
As part of a huge day of FAMILY friendly art, games and activities!
We will be playing and marching at 5pm with the procession of the species : -)
We are excited to announce the opportunity for one lucky student to receive FREE tuition to our annual summer camp coming up June 23-28th!
The contest is being offered by PROWUS, our non-profit partner. Anyone is eligible!
2013 Summer Camp scholarships details
Camp dates specified by music organizations are the only
ones eligible for the Prowus summer camps scholarships
The scholarship is Non transferable
Applicants must be between ages 8-18 to enter
Entry deadline is Sunday May 12, 2013
If applying for more than one camp must submit separate
entry for each camp.
Include the following information with submission.
• Name and age
• email address
• parent / guardian name / email / phone
• Indicate camp choice
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Entries can be
Emailed to PROWUS at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailed to PO 14115 Portland, OR 97293
Dropped off at School of Rock, JoyNow or Youth Music
No late entries will be considered.
Winners notified by Friday May 24, 2013
FOR Questions email: email@example.com
A FREE workshop and play day for parents and prospective students!
If you’re thinking about joining Joy Now, this is a great way to come see what all the noise is all about. If you’re a parent of a current Joy Now student, it’s YOUR turn to try all the fun things your kids have been raving about.
Adults AND kids will get to:
• Experience mini-playshops in circus arts, music, stilt- walking, costume design and more!
• Learn more about the program, what we offer and how you can support it
FREE Wine and gourmet snacks!!!!
Monday, March 11th
St David of Wales Church, 2800 Southeast Harrison Street Portland, OR 97214
PRE-REGISTER and enter our RAFFLE to win a gift certificate to Townshends Teahouse – local, gourmet tea on Alberta!
REGISTER NOW: http://joynowproject.eventbrite.com/
You MUST register in advance to enter the raffle!