Encore Spring 2019

Young Ambassadors

Bringing Love and Light

Young Ambassadors visits the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, California, with directors Randy Boothe (top left) and Eric Hansen (top right).

While on tour this February, Young Ambassadors performed their show Welcome Home in Las Vegas and in the California cities of Pasadena, Bakersfield, Agoura Hills, Long Beach, Poway, and Riverside. In each city, they held workshops and assemblies at local schools and academies, teaching performance and band techniques.

In Pasadena, Young Ambassadors visited a local homeless shelter and the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House for children awaiting surgeries at local hospitals. They talked with residents, played with children, provided service, and performed. “I was overcome with a sense of love,” says performer Hannah Dalley, “and a desire to want to lift them up and help them.”

Nine members of the group performed selections of their show for inmates at the California Institution for Women (CIW) in Chino. “We are grateful for this,” says CIW missionary Larry Fugate. “We [were] just trying to bring light with their performance. We have seen miracles and the joy of music in the concerts we have had.”