Roger Lingle

President’s Message

Wow, we made it to our 100th Celebration of Boise Music Week! Thank you all for your support. We hope that you agree that Music Week is a treasure in our city and valley and is a tradition that should continue for the next 100 years.

Since 1919, MUSIC and the arts has been the focus of this special week. It is the longest such event in the United States. Of course, the events are all FREE of charge. The reason is YOU!  All the time, talent, and enjoyment would go unappreciated if generous people did not continue to support Music Week with their donations. Hundreds of hours put in by many people, all volunteering their time and talents make this week very unique in our area and state.

Beginning with International Dance Night and ending with the production of this year’s musical “The Music Man”, our community, especially our youth, are showcased. This year, because it is such a landmark, we will be adding some special performances including a “Barbershop Music Night”, special music at the public libraries, and concerts at the Grove. Of course we will still have the usual concerts – School Night, Music in the Park, Church Night, All That’s Jazz!, Organ Recitals and concerts and Showcase.

Again, we are so thankful for you as donors and patrons of the arts. A very special thanks to the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation for making it possible for BMW to perform in the phenomenal Morrison Center of the Performing Arts. Boise is a great city, made better by its strong support of the arts. We are indeed fortunate. We hope you enjoy the musical offerings of Boise Music Week and will continue to support our efforts for many years to come.

—Roger Lingle
President, Boise Music Week