April 1st, 2012
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I loved every minute of it!

The tour rocked. The students rocked. The staff rocked. The volunteers rocked. The audiences rocked. We all rocked. And rolled. And rocked again!

It was such an unforgettable experience.

The highlights for me: talking to, and getting to know better, so many students I’d only ever exchanged few words with; getting to know some of the lovely volunteers; seeing the look of satisfaction, joy and pride on our students’ faces; having the great feeling that I’ve done a good job helping out my students write so many wonderful pieces of writing; and being a part of this great community that is PHAME.

Thanks so much to you all! Let’s have another tour soon!

(post by Amalia)

March 25th, 2012
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We did it, we did it, we did it!

All I can think of today is that we did it!

We did it, we did it, we did it.

We launched and completed PHAME: the H is for Honored tour.

We made magic.

We executed on a big dream and we all came together to make it happen; and we made it happen beautifully.

The students of PHAME shined on courageously. The staff worked with so much heart. The volunteers (more than 40 of you!) buoyed us all. The donors and supporters stood with us.

We did it and I am so incredibly proud of us for doing it.

Rock on, PHAME! Rock on.

(post by Stephen)

March 21st, 2012
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A poem by PHAME student Kyle Brushwein

Dear PHAME teachers and friends -

The way I love you all
I can not express with words.
I can’t live in a world of happiness
without all of you in it.

What I treasure the most
in this world
is all of my PHAME teachers, friends.

I ask myself
who will I die for.

I would die for all of you.
In the name of love and friendship.

- Kyle Brushwein

March 21st, 2012
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PHAME group shot outside of the Hillsboro Civic Center, just prior to our Day 5 (Monday, March 19th) 2 pm performance along “PHAME: the H is for Honored Tour.”

(post by Stephen)

March 21st, 2012
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Big PHAME tour finale at the Aladdin - Thursday night!

OK, folks - our “PHAME: the H is for Honored Tour” wraps up this Thursday, March 22nd, 7 pm at the Aladdin Theater with a blowout showcase performance featuring PHAME’s inspiring student performers and artists and special guests from Live Wire Radio and the Bureau of Standards Big Band!

Tickets are only $15 each, and available online now - tickets are also available at the door the night of the show. Doors are at 6 pm, and the show blasts off at 7 pm!

March 21st, 2012
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We start each morning on the tour with a healthy meal followed by a rally - to get the blood pumping and our honored artists and performers PUMPED to get on the road!

Day 5 starts with a typically raucous rally…

(post by Stephen)

March 21st, 2012
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Day 5 on “PHAME: the H is for Honored Tour” brings another fresh, healthy breakfast for PHAME students, staff and volunteers - all thanks to our incredible tour sponsors, New Seasons Market!

(post by Stephen)

March 21st, 2012
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Music Director Matthew Gailey leads the PHAME Choir in the ever-popular “Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog / Joy To The World!” on Day 4 of the PHAME tour, at Merrill Gardens at Orchard Village.

(post by Stephen)

March 21st, 2012
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PHAME student Edward Elder, with PHAME visual arts teacher Emily Nachison, beside his larger-than-life banner! Just before soundcheck on Day 4 of PHAME: the H is for Honored Tour, at Merrill Gardens at Orchard Village.

(post by Stephen)

March 21st, 2012
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Our host at Merrill Gardens at Orchard Village - Broadway baritone Douglas Webster! (he even stepped in to sing with us on a few tunes, how cool!)

(post by Stephen)

The travelogue for PHAME Academy's 2012 regional tour - "PHAME: the H is for Honored Tour!" - taking place March 14-22, 2012.