Young Singers of the Palm Beaches recently announced two new board members, North Palm Beach resident Kenneth P. Dwyer and Wellington resident Jody Young.
Young Singers is Palm Beach County’s premier youth choir, featuring more than 350 of the area’s most talented voices spanning ages 8 through 18. The award-winning, world-class troupe of youth singers has performed concerts all over Palm Beach County, as well as at Lincoln Center in New York City, with Native Americans in New Mexico, and at international music festivals in Salzburg and Vienna. The group’s two annual concerts are held in December and May on the main stage of the Kravis Center. A multi-racial, multi-cultural arts education organization based in Palm Beach County, its enrollment is comprised of singers in grades 3 through 12.
“As we celebrate our 10th anniversary year, we are thrilled to have Ken and Jody join our board team,” Chairman Hank Gonzalez said. “Their commitment to YSPB’s goals benefits local children. Ken’s experience in finance comes at an important time in our organization’s growth. ”
Young is a freelance marketing professional and project manager specializing in political election campaign management, consulting and fundraising. He has more than 35 years of experience in live entertainment event promotion and management of national touring artists. He and his wife Connie have been active volunteer parents with YSPB over the past seven years. He has served as a board member on several nonprofit boards focused on the arts and youth activities.
Dwyer is a financial analyst with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and the father of two YSPB singers. In addition to volunteering for YSPB for the past three years, he has also served on the St. Paul of the Cross Parish Financial Council.
The group’s next concert, “Ubuntu,” will be held Sunday, May 19 at the Kravis Center with tickets starting at $10. “Ubuntu” is a South African concept illustrating the connectivity of humanity. The performance will be highlighted by an original song of the same name.
Auditions for 2013-14 season are scheduled for June 1. For more information, call (561) 659-2332 or visit www.yspb.org.
ABOVE: Jody Young