Pow-Wow Summer Day Program

Pow-Wow Summer Day Program

Summer Music and Theatre for Creative Kids!

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What makes Pow-Wow unique?

We believe the combination of high-quality music instruction your child will receive and the experience of presenting a fully-staged theatrical performance using those newly-gained musical skills makes the Pow-Wow program different from other summer programs that specialize in either solely music or theatre. Pow-Wow is an innovative hands-on introduction to many aspects of the arts, and an opportunity for children to experience total immersion in a musical environment.

Our trained music instructors teach students the basics of violin and piano, instruments that may be new to many participants and help them develop a love of music. Arts and crafts time is often spent on creating sets or props, as well as other fun activities. Music, singing, acting, movement, and creativity are taught in small and large group settings. As the session winds down and the excitement builds, students use the skills they gained in music, art, singing, and movement in the final performance on Friday for friends and family - a unique presentation of instruments, story, and song adapted by the faculty specifically for Pow-Wow.


Pow-Wow Prep

Ages 5 - 9 (students must be entering kindergarten by Sept 2018)

The one-week Prep program provides younger students with an introduction to our very popular music and theatre program, Pow-Wow. Students will meet for half a day to learn piano, violin, and singing, as well as art and movement. On Friday, students will give a concert followed by a pizza lunch with their parents.

Session 1: June 18 - 22, 2018 from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Yas Ishibashi, Artistic Director / piano / Eurhythmics; Sarah Bacon, violin
"The Little Engine That Could" will be presented on Friday, June 22!

Session 2: June 25 - 29, 2018 from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Yas Ishibashi, Artistic Director / piano / Eurhythmics; Sarah Bacon, violin
"Cows in the Kitchen" will be presented on Friday, June 29!

Pow-Wow Prep Sample Schedule:

  • 8:30-9:15am Eurhythmics & Movement (GroupA+B) or Piano & Violin (Group C+D)
  • 9:15-10:00am Eurhythmics & Movement (GroupC+D) or Piano & Violin (Group A+B)
  • 10:00-10:20am Snack & Recess
  • 10:20-11:20am Singing and Drama
  • 11:20-11:50am Lunch
  • 11:50am-12:50 pm Arts & Crafts
  • 12:50-1:00pm Pick-up


Ages 5 - 11 (students must be entering kindergarten by Sept 2018)

Pow-Wow is a two-week, full-day program. On the last Friday evening, students will give a performance for friends and family.

Session 3: July 2 - 13, 2018 (no July 4) from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Yas Ishibashi, Artistic Director; Peter Morelli, piano; Ellery Klein, fiddle
"Tanabata Legend (A Star Festival story from Japan)" will be presented on Friday, July 13, at 7:00 pm!

Session 4: July 16 - 27, 2018 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Yas Ishibashi & Jane Parkhouse, Artistic Directors; Peter Morelli, piano; Jane Parkhouse, violin
"The Emperor's New Clothes" will be presented on Friday, July 27, at 7:00 pm!

Pow-Wow Sample Schedule:

  • 8:30-9:15 Eurhythmics & Movement (GroupA+B) or Piano & Violin (Group C+D)
  • 9:15-10:00 Eurhythmics & Movement (GroupC+D) or Piano & Violin (Group A+B)
  • 10:00-10:20 Snack
  • 10:20-11:00 Vocalization
  • 11:00-11:45 Singing and Staging
  • 11:45-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-1:30 Drama
  • 1:30-2:30 Art
  • 2:30-2:45 Circle Games
  • 2:45-3:00 Story


Summer 2018


  • Session 1 or Session 2 (Pow-Wow Prep): $330
  • Session 3 (Pow-Wow): $850
  • Session 4 (Pow-Wow): $910
  • CIT Session 3 or 4: Those selected to be a CIT will receive a 50% scholarship on the full session tuition rate.
  • Summer Registration Fee: $15
  • Financial Aid is available for this program on a limited, rolling basis. 


Ready to Register?

Register Online:
You will be asked to create an account with ASAP if you are not a current Powers student.

Register by Mail:
Also complete and submit a Summer 2018 Financial Aid Application if you are interested in applying for financial aid. Having trouble viewing our PDF forms? Download Adobe Reader here for free.

CIT Applicants:
CITs are chosen by an application process. Learn more about our Pow-Wow CIT program here.

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