11th Annual Harvest Moon Hurrah - 2015
The Spanish Fork Arts Council is once again pleased to present the Harvest Moon Hurrah - now in its 11th year! This FREE community event for the entire family will be held Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the City Park (Library Park) on Center & Main from 3:00 to 9:00 pm. Invite your friends; invite your extended family; come and enjoy the best party of the year!
In keeping with our tradition of outstanding entertainment, such as The Piano Guys, Eclipse and Lindsey Stirling, we are thrilled to announce indie folk-pop band The National Parks and the One Voice Children's Choir under the direction of Masa Fukuda, as our featured performers.
We're also excited to welcome back the wildly popular Green Man Group from UVU, and other local favorites such as the ALA Show Choirs, juggling storyteller Drew Briney, the Spanish Fork Chorale, Julie Hawkins, and the Nebo Philharmonic Orchestra. Entertainment will run from 3:30 to 9:00. See the full schedule to the right.
Beginning at 3:00 pm will be the children's crafts & games in the large tent and the giant paint-it-yourself murals. At 4:00 pumpkin decorating, clowns & balloon animals, storytelling, and caricature illustrations will all begin. At 5:00 the hay rides with live bluegrass music begin. Activities will wrap up between 6:00-7:00 so that everyone can enjoy the featured entertainers.
And of course we will have our wonderful food vendors serving up delicious food at family-friendly prices.
We're very grateful to our sponsors from the local community including Macey's and Creative Signs & Graphics. Thank you to the City Council and Parks & Recreation for their support. Our biggest thanks goes to the Arts Council and other volunteers (none of whom are paid) for helping to bring about this wonderful event! We always need more volunteers. If you would like to join the Arts Council, email inquiries to: email@example.com
Harvest Moon Hurrah 2015 - Entertainment Schedule
||Spanish Fork Chorale
||ALA Show Choirs
||Nebo Philharmonic Orchestra
||Drew Briney, Juggling Storyteller
||UVU Green Man Group
||One Voice Children's Choir
||The National Parks
More about our featured entertainment:
The National Parks The National Parks is an indie folk-pop band formed in Provo, Utah. The band recently released their sophomore album, Until I Live, which quickly climbed the iTunes pop chart. Previous to the release, the band saw significant press interest on two singles from the album with Baeble magazine (NYC) describing BA BA BA as having, "a bigger, poppier sound with just enough of a hint of sparse electronic influences to set them apart from the roots crowd."
The debut album, Young, propelled the band into new territory, quickly rising to number 13 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts upon release. The official video for the debut album's first track, "Helsinki," premiered on NPR All Songs Considered, who praised, "this video fills with sweetness and wonder." Stand alone single, "As We Ran," has garnered over 1,000,000 streams on Spotify in conjunction with it's features in both Relix Magazine and the film "Love In The Tetons."
The band has toured widely across the United States with numerous shows on both coasts and throughout the Intermountain West and Midwest. Shows of note include performances at CMJ in New York City, Make Music Pasadena festival, Snowmass Mammoth Fest in Colorado, and Musikfest in Pennsylvania. The National Parks have shared the stage with notable performers such as: Andy Grammer, LeAnn Rimes, The Lone Bellow, Jamestown Revival, and The Black Lillies.
One Voice Children's Choir 2015 marks the Diamond Anniversary of One Voice Children's Choir, which originated from a group of children who sang at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Their beloved Director, Masa Fukuda, made such an impact on them that they asked to continue to sing together. Through the efforts of supportive parents the choir continued and in the summer of 2005 the group was named One Voice Children's Choir.
The choir is comprised of 140 children ages 4 to 18 who reside in northern Utah along the Wasatch Front. Since its inception over 500 Utah children have had the opportunity to participate in the choir. One Voice Children's Choir has received numerous awards including the John Lennon International Music Award and the Best of State Award for Best Children's Performing Group as well as the BOSS statue for the most outstanding in the Arts and Entertainment division.
In early 2014 One Voice Children's Choir was featured with Alex Boyé in a music video cover of "Let It Go" from the Disney movie Frozen. The video went viral with over 60 million YouTube views and was named YouTube's Top Cover of 2014. Later that year the choir competed on America's Got Talent and was selected as one of the Top 48 acts in the country. In August 2014 over 100 choir children traveled to New York City and performed in the live quarter-final round of AGT at Radio City Music Hall. One Voice Children's Choir continues to produce frequent music videos and performs more than 40 times a year with an aim of sharing their talents joyfully with people around the world.
One Voice Children's Choir is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Its Vision Statement reads: Through music, we inspire, enrich, uplift, and serve our global community, while building youth as One Voice.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Masa Fukuda is an international award-winning composer, arranger, and producer. Born and raised in Japan, his early education with Yamaha's top music program "Junior Original Concert" (JOC) gave him college-level training in music theory, dictation, keyboard harmony, improvisation, and orchestration. He achieved a Level-6 certification at age of 10 and ended in 3rd Place in the national songwriting competition sponsored by Asahi Newspaper. He came to the United States at the age 16 to study abroad, to explore diverse music, and to pursue his musical career. He attended Brigham Young University with a scholarship and graduated in 2002 with BA in Media Music Composition with Golden Key International Honor Society Certification. His music was used during the 2002 Winter Olympics Games and was featured on the gold-faced commemorative CD for the Olympics "Light Up the Land." By giving over 1,600 elementary school chorus children an opportunity to record in professional studios and educating them about the recording industry, Fukuda won his reputation as a "champion of children." In 2003, he was awarded with the rare John Lennon "Dream Power" Music Award presented by Yoko Ono and George Martin for his original music "Innocence of Youth" (lyrics by Jeannine Lasky.) As an arranger and producer, Fukuda has worked for David Archuleta of the American Idol (Season 7), Justin Williams (Season 8), Jarrett Burns of the group ANSER (X-Factor, 2011), and Alejandro Melecio (Latino Idol, 2012.) His most recent achievements are seen on YouTube for Alex Boye: the viral video "Let It Go" (a FROZEN cover) with over 40 million views, "Happy," (Pharrell Williams cover) and "Wayfaring Stranger," featuring a Grammy nominee Jenny Oaks Baker. Despite all his success as an arranger and producer, Fukuda thrives on cultivating talents. He gives countless hours of his time teaching and helping choir children achieve their goals and dreams. It is his ultimate passion, and it shows.
UVUs Green Man Group - Drumline Percussion with a fun twist Green Man Group was founded in 2010 and has grown into a University hit as they entertain, humor, and enliven the atmosphere of UVU sporting events. Check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/uvugmg