You forgot the Oakland Coliseum with Bob Hope in about 1968.
Hi music people,Lyle Bardo was my grandfather..I grew up in St.Francis Woods in San Francisco,Ca.at 115 San Pablo Ave.and my grandparents Lyle&Lynndale lived 10 houses down the block at 130 Yerba Buena Way..In my grandfathers house down stairs was his music studio that we called the "Note Factory",where he composed all the YA music by hand and it's copies from the mid 60's to the mid 70's...My grandfather was the first music teacher in the Bay Area to have a music sheet copier invented by a man he knew living and working out of his garage in the Sunset District in San Francisco,and i went with him to pick it up and bring it to the "Note Factory."I remember the inventor telling Lyle to be very careful with the machine as it was his prototype and only one..Lyle was the first to use such a machine in the Bay Area at the time..My grand father taught me how to read music at the age of eight playing trumpet only to find out that the drums would be my choice..Lyle would take me on summer vacation break to Emery High to watch and learn from his students, so i stayed in the drum rooms and imitated what i was listening to until i figured out the beat..on the way in to Emery we would stop at Best Music Co. to pick school ordered or repaired equipment and start buying a drum and symbol at a time until i had a full kit, which drove my father nuts..My mother Beverly was a singer and privately schooled Mezzo Soprano,with instruction accross the street from our house by Opera singer Murial Renzi,wife of Paul Renzi,fluteist with the San Francisco Symphony,music was in our blood..My mother Beverly is gone now, but my Denys Bardo is still with us and lives in Bellevue,Wa. and has the rest of the history of my Grandfather..She is also a Graduate of U.C. Berkeley..You can reach her on Facebook at Denys Bardo..If anyone would like to stay in touch about Lyle's love of his students,i can be reached on Facebook(Billy Mallory)or text anytime at 208-691-1461...Thank's for loving my grandfather and his great talent to arrange music for the people that he loved...Billy
Played cello in YA 1966-67; made trip to Montreal, D.C., NYC. Had my beautiful blue gown made specially so that I could play the cello (extra skirt panels). So happy to see your website. YA was one of the best experiences of my childhood. Mr. Figeroid was so devoted, as was Mr. D'Augelli.
My maiden name was Debra Galon. I was one of the dancers and I use to sing Thoroughly Modern Millie and we danced the charleston. I have such wonderful memories. I wish there were pictures. Thank you for bringing me back to a very beautiful time in my life.
Rehearsing and performing as a cast member of Youth of America from 1972 to 1975 was one of a small handful of those special childhood experiences that helped shape who I have become, and sharing that time long ago with so many talented young people entertained me too; for I was as much a spectator with a really good seat as a fellow performer. What we shared together was precious. Deep and sincere thanks to our YA leaders for their generosity while on earth. May our world always be filled with music and dance...
Wow, what great memories and photos, need to go thru my files one day as well! Really enjoyed the bios on our wonderful directors! it was such a treat to work under Lyle Bardo, and the rest of the staff as well!! YA member 1964-1968