Dear Youth Music Monterey County,
I want to thank all of you who made our first YMMC Gala, Round Up, such a success this past October. It sold out, exceeded expectations, and continues to draw the admiration of those who attended and our Angel supporters.
Thank you to our music students: The woodwind trio; Cayden Bloomer, Sophia Catania, and Stevie Dean who welcomed our guests with beautiful music. Adrea Chavez and Oscar Yanez, each on double bass, for the soulful Haydn piece. Juliet Oliver, on the marimba, who displayed mastery with her performance. David and Josef Elyoussoufi, on cello and piano respectively, a duet between brothers performed so skillfully and with depth of feeling. Alumnist, Peter Mellenger, and fellow musician, Gene Mason, for setting the tone of the event with bluegrass selections.
YMMC would also like to thank our parent volunteers for answering the sign up call with needed items, work, and creativity that is crucial to the success of our organization. Thank you again for your support.
Happy Thanksgiving to you, your students, and loved ones. Blessings and safe travels from those of us at YMMC
Amelia Maaske, Director of Event