Past Events 2012

December 19 – BHS Band and Choir Concert – 7:00pm (free)

December 14, 15, 17 – The Nutcracker by Paunie’s School of Dance – 7:00pm (free)

Don’t miss this opportunity to see our own local dancers present the most beloved of all Christmas ballets, the Nutcracker. The ballet is being presented by Paunie’s School of Dance as a free gift for all the community to enjoy.
This annual yuletide favorite tells the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve, and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Toy soldiers, life-sized dancing dolls, and a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy stir the imagination. The Nutcracker is the holiday tradition your family will treasure!

December 10 – Stalker Elementary Program – 7:00pm (free)

December 7 – Charity Concert for the Needy – 7:30pm ($7.00 each)

December 5 – Groveland Elementary Program – 6:30pm (free)

December 4 – Stoddard Elementary Program – 1:00 and 6:00pm (free)

December 3 – Wapello Elementary Program – 7:00pm (free)

December 1 – Blackfoot Tavaci – 3:00pm and Pocatello Tavaci 5:30pm

November 28 – MVMS Band Concert

November 14 – BHS Choir & Band and MVMS Choir Concert

Dick Hardwick & Mrs Hughes
Classic Comedy Live!
Saturday, November 10, 7:30 pm
Tickets:  $20 adults/$15 students

“Dick Hardwick is the funniest man I have ever heard!” – Johnny Mathis

“Mrs Hughes: She’s my new favorite funny star.” – Merv Griffin

Dick Hardwick and Mrs Hughes
Get ready to laugh until you cry!
Dick Hardwick and Mrs Hughes bring their unique brand of hilarity to Blackfoot.
Hardwick, one of America’s favorite funnymen, will present an all-American comedy and music show while the wonderful Mrs Hughes will bring her own brand of unparalleled humor.
An added dimension to Hardwick’s show is his ability to play myriads of musical instruments.
Mrs Hughes’ wit is puntuated with pithy observations on parenting, hot flashes, and husbands.
Together, Hardwick and Hughes will be unforgettable!

See Hardwick at, and Mrs Hughes at

November 2, 3, 5 BHS Drama Production “The Radio Shows”

Cherish The Ladies
International Celtic Music Sensations
Saturday, October 20, 7:30 pm
Tickets:  $20 adults/$15 students

Cherish the Ladies, October 20
Straight from Ireland, the BPAC is excited to bring the international Celtic music sensations, Cherish the Ladies, to Blackfoot.

This group is one of the most engaging ensembles in the history of Irish music and is literally the most successful and sought-after Irish-American group in Celtic music.
With their unique, spectacular blend of viruosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing,
this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish traditional culture and puts it forth in an immensely humorous and entertaining package.

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October 1 – BHS & MVMS Choir Concert

27th International Dance and Music Festival

July 31 * 7:30 pm

Tickets: $10 adults/$6 students

Tickets available from:

BPAC (317-5508) * Tweedy’s Music (785-2219) * At the door, night of the show.

The program will feature dancers from Russia, China, Poland and France. For more information on the festival visit the festival’s website.

Disney:  Aristocats & Camp Rock

performed by ArtsQuest Summer Theatre School

July 26 * 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $10 adults/$6 children to age 12


Jars of Clay

Friday, July 13

Doors open at 7:30 pm

Concert 8:00 PM

Grammy award winning Christian rock band Jars of Clay, will perform at the BPAC Friday, July 13.

Their tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 19

at the Sunnyside Tesoro in Idaho Falls, The Bannock Alternative on Main Street in Pocatello
and online at

All tickets are $25 plus applicable fees.

Jars of Clay’s music is a blend of alternative and folk rock. They formed in the early ’90’s in Greenville, Ill., and got their big break

in 1994 when they submitted a demo to and won a Gospel Music Association talent competition.

They released the first album in 1995 which featured the hit single “Flood.” They have since released more than 10 studio albums,including

the most recent, 2010’s “The Shelter” and contributed to countless Christian music compilation albums.
They have released more than 30 Christian radio singles. Their seventh full-length album, “Redemption Songs,” is a collection of hymns and spiritual songs.

The album won a Dove Award, which is a Christian music award, in 2006. The band has also won four over Dove Awards as well as three Grammy awards
for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel album for “If I Left the Zoo,” The Eleventh Hour,” and “The Long Fall Back to Earth.”

Independence Day Concert

July 4

7:30 pm * Free *

Featuring community band, chorus, and other musicians and dancers


Jensen Grove activities:  Live band in the evening

Dark:  Fireworks

Diva Dance Recital
Saturday, June 2

Independence HS Graduation
Friday, Jun 1

Legacy Dance
May 26

BHS Graduation
Thursday, May 24

Stoddard Movie Day
Tuesday, May 22

7:00 pm

MVMS Band & Choir Concert
Thursday, May 17

7:00 pm

BHS Band Concert
Wednesday, May 16

7:00 pm

BHS Year End Awards
Tuesday, May 15

1:00 pm

BHS Choir Concert
Monday, May 14

in gym

Saturday, May 12

in gym


Spencer’s Own

Thursday, May 10

7:00 pm

All tickets $15.00

Spencer’s Own has quickly gained praise
with their debut Country music single “Idaho Love.”

The vocal group (formerly known as The Standards) recorded “Idaho Love” as a tribute to their appreciation and memories growing up in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Critics have touted the group as one of the most exciting vocal groups to launch on the country music scene in years.
Spencer’s Own, comprised of five brothers, deliver a rare one-of-a-kind family harmony with an edgy country sound.

Click to hear their new hit song “Idaho Love.”

Distinguished Young Women
Featuring 14 BHS Junior Girls

Thu, May 3

6:30 pm

All tickets $7.00 – General seating

It is time once again for Blackfoot’s Distinguished Young Women scholarship program.

This year’s program “Once Upon a Time” will feature 14 outstanding Blackfoot High School juniors
in the annual prestigious event. The girls will be competing in talent, fitness, scholarship,
self-expression, and judges’ interview during the competition. Thousands of dollars in scholarships
and awards will be shared among the teens.

The Distinguished Yong Women is the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school junior girls in existence.
The nonprofit program’s goal is to honor young women who excel and encourage them to obtain a college education
and assume roles of leadership in their communities and professions. Since 1958, the program has helped more than
700,000 young women obtain education and scholarship opportunities. The program has awarded nearly $90 million
in cash scholarships to Junior Miss/Distinguished Young Women participants in programs across the nation.

“You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Werewolf”

Idaho Science & Technology Charter School Musical
Tuesday, May 8, 7:00pm

$2.00 children under 12 – $4.00 adults

A hilarious spoof of 1950’s B grade horror films, You Ain’t Nothin’ But a Werewolf,
will leave you grooving to the beat of those ’50’s rock and roll tunes woven throughout the musical.

The hero, Rupert Lydecker, visits the spooky old asylum at the top of the hill and gulps down an icky goo in hopes of changing his personality and his “loser” status at school.

He becomes a werewolf with personality plus and a star singing voice to boot.

Will he get a recording contract? Will he find true love? Come see the show to find out!

For more information or group rates, call the school at 785-7827.

United We Stand
TaVaci School of Performing Arts

Saturday, May 5

4:30 pm


Approximately 70 children of all ages will perform selections and narrations

that will leave you laughing, crying, and even doing a little sign language.

Some of the students’ favorite songs that will be performed as

“Today’s Gonna’ be a Great Day” and a medley of songs from the popular

(and hilarious) show Phineas & Ferb. Other exciting selections will include

a medley of Broadway songs from Grease, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Hairspray.

TaVaci is a weekly class with focus on singing and performing arts for children ages 4-14.

The upcoming semester will provide additional class times that will cater to

the Snake RiverSchool District schedule and allow TaVaci to expand their enrollment.

Pocatello TaVaci

May 12

Election in foyer
Tuesday, May 15

All Day

Retirees’ Reception
Employees of Blackfoot School District #55

Lobby of the BPAC

Monday, May 7

3:00 – 4:30 pm

The Blackfoot School District cordially invites you to a reception in honor

of the nine employees that will be retiring at the end of the school year:

Karen Seely, Ruth Hanson, Sue Thomas, Chuck Riddle, Diane Tausher,

Cherie Clawson, Valaree Estep, Linda Plewa, and Julia Starr.

Together, they have taught a total of 271 years with over 150 of the years

in the Blackfoot School District!

Please join them in this celebration as they move on to the next, exciting chapter of their lives.

Idaho Falls Chorale in Concert
Fri, April 27

7:30 pm

Donations Gratefully Accepted

Based in Idaho Falls, the Eastern Idaho Chorale is a community chorus
that draws its members from Idaho Falls and the surrounding area.

A desire to sing and make music is the only criteria to join,
and the ensemble is open to all singers regardless of age or experience.
Under the direction of Andrew Hames, the chorale has performed a diverse repertoire of music,
and this season is no exception.

Come and enjoy the profoundly beautiful Nocturne song cycle composed by Morten Lauridsen.
They will also perform a varied selection of folk music by renowned composers and arrangers
such as Rene Clausen and Mack Wilberg. The Eastern Idaho Chorale is excited to perform on the BPAC stage
and share their spring repertoire with you!

School District #55 Band Night
Wed, April 25

7:00 – 8 pm

Election Candidate Forum
Apr 24 & 26

6:00 pm

Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Awards
Saturday, Apr 21

6:00 pm

Public Hearing: Indian Education Programs
Thursday, Apr 19

6:00 pm

Distinguished Dudes
Wed, April 18

7pm – 8pm

All tickets $3.00 – General seating

Don’t miss your opportunity to cheer for your favorite “Dude” at the
third annual Distinguished Dudes competition.

Outstanding Blackfoot High School junior young men will be competing
for cash prizes in fitness, talent, and “strutting.”

The event is a fundraiser for Distinguished Young Women scholarships.
This is a fun competition you won’t want to miss!

BCMTA Honors’ Recital
April 16

The Bingham County Music Teachers’ Association will hold
their annual Honors’ Recital to showcase the Association’s scholarship winners
in voice, instrumental, and piano. There will also be several younger musicians,
chosen as “Outstanding Performers” at the BCMTA music festival on April 14,
that will also perform.

Come and listen to some of Bingham County’s most talented musicians.

Bingham’s Got Talent (Relay for Life)
April 14

7:00 pm

Performer entry fee $25 * Deadline April 6

Relay for Life Fundraiser

Got talent? Can you or your group sing, dance, perform magic, share some comedy,
or play an instrument? If so, share your talent while helping raise money in the fight
against cancer.

This third annual Relay for Life event, sponsored by the team from
Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church, is open to everyone, not just Bingham County residents.

Prize money of $100 for 1st place in 2 age groups and a $50 People’s Choice Award will be awarded.

Registration forms are available at Tweedy’s Music, the Methodist Church or on-line at

Contact Tom Drysdale at 785-3183 for more information.

BCMTA Music Festival
April 14

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

MVMS Band Concert
April 12

7:00 – 8 pm

Legacy Dance
April 10

BHS Musical “Beauty and the Beast”
March 24,26,27,29,30

7:30 pm

$7.00 per person

A show for the entire family!

The magic of Disney comes to the BPAC as Blackfoot High School presents
“Beauty and the Beast.” This timeless tale comes to life complete with
magnificent costumes,
stunning sets, and special effects to capture
the mood and music of the classic love story of Belle, Gaston, and the Beast.

Filled with incredible local talent, this show is one to which you will want to bring
the whole family! Plan now to experience the magic of live theater with our own talented
Blackfoot High School students.

BHS Higher Ed Day
March 14

BHS & MVMS Choir Concert
March 12

The Four Freshman
Saturday, March 10, 2012, 7:30 pm
Tickets:  $20 adults/$15 students

Only $15 with a Season Pass!

Four Freshmen

In their 62nd year of performance, The Four Freshmen continue to bring their unique brand of vocal and
instrumental harmonies to audiences worldwide. The BPAC welcomes The Four Freshman as headliners for their
popular Intermountain Jazz Festival evening concert.

The legendary Four Freshmen sound that began in 1948
continues in the 21st century with Brian Eichenberger, Curtis Calderon, Vince Johnson, and Bob Ferreira.
The Four Freshmen are not only great singers, but they are also recognized as world-class jazz instrumentalists,
as they accompany themselves on guitar, trumpet, bass, and drums, among other instrumental configurations.
Whether performing with a full symphonic orchestra, in front of a big band, or playing self-contained, their unmistakable sound
continues to thrill sold-out audiences all over the world.

The Four Freshmen were one of the top vocal groups of the 1950s,
and formed the bridge between ’40s ensembles and harmony-based rock & roll bands. In 2000, the current Four Freshmen were voted
Vocal Group of the Year by Down Beat Magazine’s readers.

This concert is sponsored, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and WESTAF (Western Arts Federation).

Jazz House Big Band
Fundraiser for Wesley Johnson

Friday, March 9 * 7:00 pm
Tickets at the door: $10 adults/$7 students

When the Jazz House Big Band takes the stage for a great night of music,
one family in particular is hoping for a packed house. Doug Wareing, director of the Jazz House Big Band,
heard about the needs of the Johnson family from Rexburg and knew immediately the Jazz House Big Band
could help them.

This concert will serve as a fundraiser for the rising medical bills of 7-year-old
Wesley Johnson. It is hoped the community will support this worthwhile endeavour to help ease the
financial burden for the Johnson family.

Aimee and Cody Johnson’s family certainly didn’t expect to hear
a brain cancer diagnosis for their son, Wesley, on Christmas Eve last year.
Hearing the news and facing the endless medical treatments has been a roller coaster for the entire family.
Wesley was diagnosed with 2 tumors in his brain and is currently going through rounds of chemo and radiation
therapy at the Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.

Wesley lives with his parents and 3 siblings in Rexburg. He is in the first grade and his best friends
are Cooper and Jacob. He loves shooting his BB gun, playing video games, riding his bike,
tormenting his siblings, and of course, playing with his many friends.

Men of Worth
Wed, March 7


Never will you hear
the authentic music and humor of Ireland and Scotland

as when the Men of Worth come to Blackfoot on March 7, 2012!

This concert will be a “Backstage Event”

so the audience will sit on the stage with the performers. Seating is limited.

The Men of Worth was formed by James Keigher (Ireland) and Donnie Macdonald (Scotland) in 1986. They are an international act, and have earned much respect and success in two decades of touring.

Performing concerts, festivals, and having recorded ten albums, Men of Worth continue the very tradition from which they evolved.

Tickets are $12 for adults

and $10 for students to age 18.

BHS Drama Production

March 2,3,5

BarJ Wrangleers

Bar J Wranglers
Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 7:30 pm

Tickets:  $20 adults/$15 students

Valentine’s Day will be celebrated in a unique way when the Bar J Wranglers return to the BPAC on a night
of songs, stories, comedy, yodeling, and fiddling. Originated on a working cattle ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming,
the Bar J Wranglers will take you back to the spirit of the Old West with authentic cowboy entertainment.

The Bar J Wranglers have been called a western music show; some call it a stand-up comedy show with masterful cowboy music;
others call it the best musical experience in the West. The fact remains – The Bar J Wranglers deliver some of the purest harmony,
best musicianship, and funniest ranch humor ever seen on stage. Get your Valentine, leave behind your busy life, and settle
into a time of long ago – a time of the singing cowboy. This show promises to be nothing short of GREAT!

BHS Bands in Concert
Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band II

February 15

7 pm

Under the direction of Jan Eddington, the Blackfoot High School bands will be featured
in two concerts Feb 15 and 17.

The February 15 concert will feature two guest instrumental groups;
the ISU Wind Ensemble directed by Dr. Patrick Brooks and the Blackfoot Flute Choir directed by June Cannon.
The BHS band students will join the ISU Wind Ensemble for a combined number.

Another highlight of the concert will be music of the upcoming musical Beauty and the Beast with featured vocal soloists.

BHS & MVMS Jazz Band Dance
February 17
8 pm
$5.00 per person

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the Big Band sound of our own Blackfoot High School
and Mountain View Middle School Jazz Bands under the direction of John Randall and Jan Eddington.

The Jazz Bands will provide every style of fun music – swing, latin, rock, funk, waltzes and even a polka.

Other featured groups on the concert will be the ISU Swing Dance Club providing an intermission show and local jazz musicans Doug and the Boys.
A great time is guaranteed for all!

Swing Dance Workshop * 7:30 pm

A swing dance workshop will be taught at 7:30 pm for people interested in learning some fun dance moves.

Valentine’s Dance
February 11

Career Fair
February 7

8am – 3pm


BHS Renaissance
Feb 2 – Feb 4

6:30 PM

All tickets $18

Travel back in time to the period of enlightenment and enjoy a delicious feast amongst royalty and court jesters while the Blackfoot High School choir students serve and entertain you with beautiful music at their annual Renaissance Feast.
Three fun-filled evenings, February 2,3 and 4, promise fabulous food and great entertainment. Tickets are available and can be
ordered by emailing
or by calling the high school at 785-8810.

BYU Ballroom Dance Company
Saturday, January 28, 2012, 7:30 pm
Tickets:  $20 adults/$15 students

Only $15 with a Season Pass!

BYU Ballroom

Enjoying the national resurgence in popularity of ballroom dancing, Brigham Young University’s Ballroom Dance Company
will take the BPAC stage for the first concert in 2012. Championship formation dancing, breath-taking lifts
and spins—all performed in a seemingly endless stream of shimmering costumes—no one does it better than
the Ballroom Dance Company.

The first Americans ever to win the prestigious British Formation Championships,
a feat they have repeated an unprecedented ten times, the dancers have also competed in the World Formation Championships
and have consistently earned top honors in the United States National Formation Championships.

The company has toured
with its variety showcase of Latin and international dance styles—including waltz, samba, foxtrot,
and hustle—throughout Europe, the Middle East, the South Pacific, eastern Asia, and the United States.
They have also performed as special guest artists at ballroom dance competitions in China, Ukraine, and Hungary.
The company has traveled to over 30 countries, even returning several times to many, to showcase their talent, help communities,
and build unity throughout the world. Always, no matter where they perform, the Ballroom Dance Company dazzles and delights.

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Gem State District Honor Band
January 24 – 25

BCMT Monster Concert
Sat. January 21
7:00 PM
$5 individual
$15 immediate family

Enjoy a unique and unusual musical experience when you attend the Bingham County Music Teacher’s Association’s “Monster Concert” on Saturday, January 21.
Music students from Blackfoot, directed by their teachers, will be featured on the concert.
A “Monster Concert” is a full piano orchestra, a full string orchestra, and a full vocal orchestra,
each performing separately. Often, there will be 12 pianos on the stage at the same time.
You will not want to miss this grand “monstrous” musical experience!

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