The first Boise Music Week performance was presented in 1919. At Boise Music Week performances in 2019, our patrons will continue to see a great lineup of talent. The usual venues will be back, but with new leadership on many of them, there are bound to be some new and interesting things happening. One new event will be the “The Boise Music Week Gala at JUMP” on May 2.

This evening will include:
 A variety of musical performances where the public may wander and have dinner or refreshments
 Music, dance, and drama activities for children
 Displays and live representations of past performances
 A family fun dance
 Treats
 All this will be topped off with a formal piano concert given by one of Boise’s great musical
treasures – Del Parkinson.

A second special event this year will be “Song of the Basques,” a musical heritage concert celebrating contributions the Basque community made to early Boise Music Week celebrations. This will take place in the Morrison Center on May 5, at 3:00 p.m.

The Broadway Show this year will be Thoroughly Modern Millie, a look back in time to the culture, music, and dance of the era when Boise Music Week began.

Behind the scenes, the Boise Music Week Board, which consists of experienced volunteers, is getting updated to make the second century carry on as strong as the first. The many committees it takes to put Music Week together are taking a good look at practices, procedures, and technology. My goal as President is to encourage each committee to be good stewards in the use of local talent, volunteers’ time, and financial donations.

Please come and join in the first season of the second century of Boise Music Week, May 2 – May 12, 2019.

Beverly Schumacher, President

In addition to being president, Beverly Schumacher is chair of Boise Music Week Community Christmas at Boise Towne Square on Dec. 14 &15, and is co-chair of The Boise Music Week Gala at JUMP on May 2, 2019. She is a full-time wife, mother, and grandmother, and in addition to Music
Week, dedicates time to the in-service support and mentoring of elementary music teachers and music

Beverly is in her third year of retirement after 37 years teaching elementary music, mostly with the
Boise School District. She has been a long-time participant in Boise Music Week as a consumer, stage
mom, and performer. Many of her former students have also participated in various Music Week shows
and venues.