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Joel Shimer: Born to Perform

Each week, Emmaus Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens, and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments.

Name: Joel Shimer, son of Chas and Melanie

Age: 12

School: Lower Macungie Middle School

Accomplishments: He was in Lincoln's school theater production last year, and loves to perform.  He also performed last year at Emmaus' SnowBlast Festival and played to a huge crowd at King Koffee. 

Key to Awesomeness: One of Joel's fans says, "Joel is an amazing musician.  He works so hard at his passion, and is a great singer, and plays the guitar, the bass, and I'm sure other things as well.  He's really a great kid, and is very focused on school and his music."

 A note from his parents:

From a very young age, Joel demonstrated a love of music. At age 4, he performed for the first time singing a duet with his father in their church, Faith Presbyterian. Joel is currently studying bass guitar with Stephen Andrusysyhn of Emmaus Lesson Center, and upright bass with Connie Arnold at Lower Macungie Middle School. He is a self-taught guitarist as well. Joel enjoys performing in the Emmaus community, and has even penned a few original songs of his own.

Katrina Piper February 14, 2011 at 09:18 PM
Yeah, Joel! You're such a great kid! Keep up the great work!
Lyle Richardson February 14, 2011 at 10:54 PM
I have always said Emmaus has talent, and Joel here proves that statement, I bet there a lot of other's who have talent just waiting to be discovered, I would like to see a talent show set up for the fall next year to bring out this talent.....congrats Joel...
Ami Lanning February 15, 2011 at 01:56 PM
Way to go, Joel! Listen Live Music holds an acoustic open mic every second Saturday at the Upper Milford Municipal Center. It is a smoke and alcohol free facility and event, so all ages are welcome (with an accompanying adult). We'd love to see Joel come out and play! The abundance of talent that comes out from Emmaus, Upper Milford and surrounding areas blows everyone away each month. The stage, lights and sound system are set up exactly as they are when LLM presents a national act concert. We encourage Joel, Lyle and everyone else to come play or come check out the extremely talented people who live in our area! Please visit ListenLiveMusic.ORG for more info. LLM is a 501(c)(3), 100% volunteer organization.
Joel Shimer February 15, 2011 at 09:55 PM
For Contact Information, Go to www.shimerjoelmusic.webs.com.

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