SAM Meeting

Good Evening and Happy New Year SAM 248!

It’s hard to believe that we’re already having our first meeting of 2019 next week on Wednesday (6:30 January 16, 2018) at Denny’s on 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054!

At this meeting, we have the great fortune of featuring Joe Montella!

Joe Montella, a man of many talents, has made THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of dollars doing kids magic! He has performed over 1,000 shows in his career! He has taken all the knowledge he has gained over the years and is now sharing it.

This lecture is going to show you how to build and create a show for kids!

Joe will explain the pros and cons of adding balloons to your show. As well how to keep the kids and parents happy with a show that is fun interactive and controllable. Joe will explain how he comes in sets up breaks down and at his peak would do as many as ten shows a weekend! He is going to give you the ins and outs of what it means to be a kids performer and what you should be thinking about before you start. As well the commitment you are making when you agree to a show with an agent, client or family member. Joe will go over some pricing guide lines as well and what you should be considering before giving a price.

Joe will also have a Q&A session and you can ask questions on anything you like!


Let’s not forget that January is when the annual dues are due for SAM assembly 248!  Remember, dues are $35 per member and $5 per member’s guest. You can pay right now by PayPal by clicking this link:  or mail your payment to: 
Tom Virden,1641 W. Kristal WayPhoenix, AZ  85027
Of course, you can bring also your payment to the meeting on January 16th!

Many, Many thanks to those of you have paid already!  We rely on your dues to keep these lectures coming.  Here’s what we have lined up so far:

January 16:  Joe Montella

February 6: Gary Lazok

March 5: Bernardo Sedlacek

April 17: Thom Peterson

See you there! This is going to be fun!