Past Events 2014

December 17 – MVMS Band & Choir Christmas Program

December 15 – BHS Band & Choir Christmas Program

December 13 – Tavaci Christmas Program

December 10 – Idaho Science & Technology Christmas Program

December 9 – Groveland Elementary Christmas Program

December 8 – Stalker Elementary Christmas Program

December 6 – Sweet Adelines Christmas Show

December 5 – Western States Dance Competition

December 4 – Stoddard Elementary Christmas Program

The Diamonds “Silver Bells”
December 2, 2014
7:30pm – Tickets $20

Silver Bells and Classic Diamonds

All you need to hear is a falsetto “Yaaaaaaa, ya, ya, ya, ya” and it’s 1957 all over again. The Diamond’s hit records, such as “Little Darlin’,” The Stroll” and “Silhouettes” became synonymous with the ’50’s musical scene.
Known for their tight vocal harmonies, musical instrumentation, and comedy, the Diamonds will not only perform their classic hits, but will lend their signature harmonies to some of the most popular Christmas tunes ever written. Gary Owens, the baritone of the group says,
“We put everything we’ve got into every song, like it’s the first time we’ve performed it – no matter how many times we’ve sung it!” To learn more, visit their website.

December 1 – Wapello Elementary Christmas Program

November 13 – BHS Drama Showcase

Presidio Brass
Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:30pm – Tickets $20

“…a wild ride of blazing technique, seamless precision, and hilarious antics!”

Since forming in 2006, Presidio Brass has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment. By combining a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements,
their unique sound has become a trademark for captivating audiences the world over. These five young men present their music with a good dose of wit and humor that together have become hallmarks of every Presidio Brass performance.
Members of the group have performed with major symphony orchestras and have shared the stage with commercial and pop artists that include Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones and more. To learn more, visit their website.

November 5 – BHS Band and Choir Concert

November 4 – Election in the Foyer

October 29 – BHS Marching Band Final Performance

October 25 – BHS District Drama Competition

Acoustic Eidolon
Saturday, October 18, 2014
7:30pm – Tickets $15

“A sumptuous musical feast and brilliant instrumentality!”

Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire joined forces in 1998 and the result was the internationally acclaimed duo, Acoustic Eidolon. Joe, on double neck guitjo, and Hannah, on cello, have graced stages throughout the world.
These masterful artists continue to captivate audiences with their signature “new acoustic” sound. The double-neck guitjo has 14 strings and Joe has developed his own style of playing both necks simultaneously. Hannah has gained accolades worldwide for her exquisite cello playing and captivating solo singing. The two joined their personal lives in 2001 and the result is a coupling of intricate and passionate music with genuine and engaging stories. To learn more, visit their website.

October 8 – BHS Choir Daddy-Daughter Dance Fundraiser

Lynn Trefzger
Saturday, September 27, 2014
7:30pm – Tickets $18

Have you ever had a childhood hobby that got out of hand?

That explains Lynn Trefzger’s start as a ventriloquist/comedienne. Audiences will be treated to Lynn’s vocal illusion talents, when they may meet a lovable camel, a grumpy old man, a feisty little girl, and audience members who are brought up for the action! Her performances are tailored for both family and adult audiences.
She is a premier entertainer for Disney, Crystal and Norwegian Cruise Lines. She was featured recently in a comedy/documentary about the art of ventriloquism with Jay Johnson and Jeff Dunham called “I’m No Dummy” by NBC Universal. To learn more, visit her website.

Thursday, July 3 – 7:30 pm
FREE Concert – Doors open at 6:45 pm

The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center is celebrating Independence Day with a free patriotic concert on Thursday, July 3 at 7:30 pm. This patriotic concert will feature over 100 musicians in a community band and chorus that will combine forces for several numbers such as America the Beautiful and Let Freedom Ring. Featured vocal soloists will be Angela Mann, Samantha Parkinson, Tyrion Evans, Michael Peterson, and Paul Harms. The band and chorus will be directed by former Blackfoot High School music directors, Allen Tripp and Susan Mann. The popular barbershop quartet Four on the Floor will sing several patriotic selections. Excerpts from the upcoming musical “Forever Plaid,” will also be performed. For further information, call the Performing Arts Center at 317-5508.

Otter Creek
June 20 – 7:30 pm
Tickets – $10 per person

Back by Popular Demand!
After a very successful performance at the BPAC last summer, Otter Creek is returning to do another backstage concert. In this seating format, the audience sits on the stage with the performer for a closer and more intimate concert experience.

Otter Creek has built a repertoire of American roots music and original songs with a special emphasis on the history of the Inter-Mountain West. In 2011, Peter won the Susanne Millsaps Performing Songwriter Showcase, placed 2nd at the National Mandolin Championships and won the Utah State Mandolin Championship. Peter has a Bachelor of Music degree in music composition. He is a talented multi-instrumentalist playing mandolin, guitar, mountain dulcimer, banjo, fiddle and viola expertly.

Mary is the 2011 Utah State Fiddle Champion. She has a Master of Music degree in violin performance. Her ability to play many genres of music proficiently has given her the opportunity to play with a variety of talented musicians. She has played with bluegrass and country bands as well as frequently backing up singers and songwriters. Click here to watch a clip of Otter Creek.

June 7 – LDS Youth Conference

Ty Herndon & Due West
June 6 * 7:30 pm
Tickets $25 – $40
Ty Herndon

Ty Herndon signed with Epic Records in 1995, and made his debut that year with the number one single “What Mattered Most.” This hit was followed one year later by “Living in a Moment”, which produced his second hit. Herndon has charted a total of 17 singles on the Billboard Hot Country charts. This figure includes three number ones – “What Mattered Most,” and “Living in a Moment,” “It Must be Love,” and four additional top ten hits: “I Want My Goodbye Back,” “Loved Too Much,” ” A Man Holding On (To a Woman Letting Go),” and “Hands of a Working Man.” He has recently released a new album entitled, Lies I Told Myself.

Due West

One of the hottest, up and coming bands in Nashville, Due West, will bring their country sounds to Blackfoot. They have written songs for such chart-busting groups as Lady Antebellum, Bucky Covington and the Gaither Brothers. Due West’s hit single “I Get That All the Time” was the highest-charting single from a self-released group on the Music Row Country Breakout chart. With magical harmonies, fresh tracks and a cutting edge Nashville sound, they are one major breakout single away from becoming the next big country superstar group. This popular country band is comprised of Matt Lopez, Brad Hull, and Tim Gates. All three are talented singers, songwriters, and performers, playing their original country tunes to enthusiastic fans everywhere.

June 2-3 – Paunie’s School of Dance

May 30 – BHS Graduation

May 29 – Independence High School Graduation

May 27 – MVMS Band Concert

May 24 – Legacy Dance Recital

May 20 – BHS Awards Assembly

May 20 – Foyer: Election Site

May 17 – Tavaci Program

May 14 – BHS Band Concert

May 13 – BHS Drama Department Showcase

May 12 – BHS/MVMS Choir Concert & Awards

May 10 – Boy Scout Event

May 6 – Bingham County Republican Forum

Idaho Gives…
Jazz House Big Band

May 1 * 7:30 pm
Donations Only
All funds raised go to the newly organized Bingham Community Foundation

The newly organized Bingham Community Foundation will hold their kick-off fundraiser with a concert featuring the Jazz House Big Band at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on May 1 at 7:30 pm. This date is also being recognized statewide as “Idaho Gives Day.” Admittance to the concert is free but donations will be accepted.
The Bingham Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Idaho Community Foundation and is committed to creating an endowment that will provide a permanent source of funding to nonprofit organizations and scholarships for Bingham County. The Jazz House Big Band is playing this concert free of charge to help create this endowment. All money made from the concert will go directly to this fund with the first grants being given in the fall of 2014.

Jazz House Big Band is an area-wide big band made up of some of the finest jazz musicians in Southeast Idaho. The group, directed by jazz master Doug Wareing, has been playing together for 15 years. His expertise in jazz has been honed through many years of playing trombone, saxophone, drums, and teaching hundreds of students. He says of the event, “This is really a great event to support! Anything we can do to help our neighbors and keep our money in the community is a wonderful thing! I hope the community gets out and really supports the event. We are going to put on a great show!”

April 28 – Bingham County Music Teacher’s Honor Recital

5th Annual Bingham’s Got Talent
Fundraiser for Relay for Life
Featuring Lyle Albertson and his Strait Country Band (6:00 pm)
April 26 * 7:00 pm
$5 adults/$3 children

Bingham’s Got Talent is celebrating its 5th year as one of Bingham County’s most successful Relay for Life fundraisers. Show your talent – any talent – and help raise money for the American Cancer Society. The talent show is open to people of all ages and is not limited to Bingham County residents. Prize money is $100 for 1st place (in two age groups) and $50 for the People’s Choice Award. Karole Honas, Channel 8 news anchor, will emcee the event. The doors will open at 6:00 pm with Lyle Albertson and his Strait Country Band in concert until the talent show begins at 7:00 pm. Registration forms are available at Tweedy’s Music, the Methodist Church or online at Contact Dick Kaiser at 313-5373 for more information.

April 23 – District #55 Band Night

Blackfoot’s Distinguished Young Women
April 19 * 6:00 pm
$7 Reserved Seating
Purchase from a participant or at the door.)

It’s that exciting time once again for Distinguished Young Women of Blackfoot! This year’s program “New York, New York” will feature 28 outstanding Blackfoot High School juniors in the annual prestigious scholarship program. The girls will be competing in talent, fitness, scholastic, self-expression, and judges’ interview during the competition. Thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards will be shared among the teens.
The Distinguished Young 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 over the last five decades.

Karla Bonoff
April 12 – 7:30pm – Tickets $20

Rediscover the music of extraordinary country singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff. Her familiar songs are classic and timeless.

If you lived through the 1980s, then you heard Karla Bonoff’s music. You may have heard it through the voices of Bonnie Raitt,
Linda Ronstadt and Wynonna Judd but the songs were hers. Singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff has written for a variety of artists, but
it’s her own voice that makes her music unique. Bonoff spent three decades penning hits for country artists as well as writing
music for the films “Footloose,” “About Last Night” and “Light Seconds.” Even though her songs have been sung by some of the
most impressive singers of our time, nobody sings them quite like she does.

April 11 – BHS/MVMS Choir Concert

The Wizard of Oz
Blackfoot High School Musical
March 14, 15,17,18,20,21 * 7:00 pm
All tickets: $7

Filled with incredible Blackfoot High School talent, The Wizard of Oz is one show you will want to share with the whole family! Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, two witches, and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination. Beloved songs like, “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” ” If I Only Had A Brain,”” If I Only Had A Heart,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road),” “The Merry Old Land of Oz,” and “If I Were King Of The Forest” will enchant the entire audience.
Plan now to experience the magic of live theater with our own talented Blackfoot High School students. Tickets are available at the BHS office, the Blackfoot School District office, or at the door.

BYU Synthesis
March 8 – 7:30pm – Tickets $20

BYU Synthesis combines swing, blues, jazz and Latin styles into a feast of jazz entertainment.

Synthesis is the award-winning instrumental jazz ensemble hailing from Brigham Young University. Don’t let their
university affiliation deceive you. Synthesis plays throughout the world as a peer to professional artists. They
travel throughout the world presenting popular and original music with new, innovative, swinging beats. Along with
their original music, they play timeless numbers from jazz legends like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller,
and Louis Armstrong. Synthesis puts it together and breaks it down in a night of jazz music you’ve been waiting to hear.

Jim Brickman
February 27 – 7:30pm

Tickets will go on sale November 1 for the Jim Brickman concert on February 27 at 7:30 pm. On that date, music lovers will experience the sounds of award-winning hit-maker, pianist and recording artist Jim Brickman as he brings one of the most entertaining and romantic concert events of the year with “The Love Tour” to Blackfoot. With dazzling solo piano and star-studded vocal collaborations, Brickman will wow audience members with his hits including “Valentine,” “If You Believe,” “Love of My Life” and more.

Jim Brickman amassed 27 Top 40 singles on the adult contemporary charts, including 14 Top 10 smashes. His collaboration with country songstress Martina McBride, “Valentine,” scored a number 1 hit on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart and a top 10 country hit in 1998. Other Brickman staples include “Peace” and “The Gift,” both with Collin Raye, “Simple Things” with Rebecca Lynn Howard, “Never Alone” with Lady Antebellum, and “Love of My Life” with Michael W. Smith.

February 26 – District 5th Grade Program

February 21 – BHS & MVMS Jazz Band Dance
8:00 – 10:30pm $5 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 Jan Eddington and John Randall. The Jazz Bands will provide every style of fun music – swing, latin, rock, funk, and waltzes. A swing dance workshop will be taught at 7:30 pm by the ISU Swing Dance Club for people interested in learning some fun dance moves. The ISU Club will also provide an intermission show at 9:30 pm. A great time is guaranteed for all!

February 15 – BHS Valentine’s Dance

February 12 – BHS Band Concert

February 10 – BHS/MVMS Choir Concert

February 8 – LDS Women’s Conference

Bar J Wranglers
February 7 – 7:30pm – Tickets $25

Some folks call it a western music show; some call it a stand-up comedy show; others call it the best musical experience in the west.

The Bar J Wranglers from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, deliver some of the purest harmony, best musicianship and funniest ranch humor ever seen on stage.
As soon as they take the stage, listeners leave behind their busy lives and settle into a time long ago — a time of the singing cowboy. The Wranglers
perform all over the world, bringing their style of western music, stellar harmony, outrageous comedy and remarkable musicianship to people of all
ages and backgrounds.

“I Hate Shakespeare!”
January 30, 31, & Februrary 3
BHS Drama Dept.

7:00pm – $5 general – $3 Seniors and students with activity card.
Monday: $4 Families of 4 or more.

Don’t miss the BHS drama department’s production of this comic play. Get a rip-roaring rundown of Shakespeare’s classics complete with zombies, talking cows, and an appearance by Jerry Springer. I Hate Shakespeare! is a hilarious and fast-paced introduction to Shakespeare — with a modern twist.

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