President’s Message – Roxanne Coate
Welcome to Boise Music Week. For over 100 years (since 1919) we have brought outstanding free musical performances to the Treasure Valley. We are the longest running all free musical celebration in the United States. I have served as a President’s Member, Officer, Treasurer, Vice President and now President. It is my honor this year to bring 10 fun-filled days of musical entertainment for all ages.
My involvement began in 1993. My best friend stopped by my house knowing that I had done theatre and choir in high school. While driving to tryouts she explained that Boise Music Week is a spectacular tradition in the area. Soon I was singing in the chorus of my first Boise Music Week musical, Oklahoma. Thus began my involvement with Boise Music Week. Since then, I have performed in five more shows, singing, dancing and some small roles. I have also helped with hair and makeup in shows I didn’t perform in. Eventually my husband, son, and daughter got involved and singing.
I love attending the events each year. The Noon Organ Recitals at St Michael’s Cathedral and Dance Night are a couple of my favorites. The Showcase Concert features local groups and is always an outstanding concert. Music in the Park is back and we have a great lineup this year. Recently we created a Boise Music Week Youth Choir. We have all of the locations, times, and dates on our website: 2023 Boise Music Week Events.
Boise Music Week is an ALL volunteer organization. We never have enough people so don’t hesitate to contact us. Not everyone is musical, but we need volunteers in many other capacities. Set design and building, event chairs and helpers, greeters at events, you name it, we need it. Getting involved with Boise Music Week is really easy. On our website go to the Volunteer link and sign up. You will not regret it.
Please consider donating to Boise Music Week. We thrive on our donations from corporations and patrons. Every donation is appreciated.
President, Boise Music Week