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Idaho Youth Barbershop Festival
September 20 – September 22
The Idaho Youth Barbershop Festival is BACK!
The Idaho Youth Barbershop Festival (IDYBF) is up and running after a 2-year drought due to, well, you know.
With over 20 school choral programs participating this year, we haven’t lost a step.
The Boise Chordsmen will host students from around Treasure Valley at the Morrison Center on BSU campus, starting at 9:00 AM each day. Students work with our clinicians and teaching quartet during the day, perfecting the songs they have learned before coming to the Festival. There are 2 girls chorus songs, 2 boys chorus songs and 1 combined girl/boy song. The students will learn great singing technique in the barbershop style, and be able to show off what they have learned each evening as they perform on stage at the Morrison. The Boise Chordsmen, sponsors of this event, will open the show then turn it over to the chorus songs, the numerous student-led quartets and ensembles and closing the show with our Next Generation Barbershop Champions WILDFIRE!
As always, both PARKING AND ADMISSION ARE FREE at the Morrison Center for this event.
Show times for all 3 nights are 6:30 pm
Check out this performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” by the participants of the Youth Festival in 2019, directed by Deke Sharon!
Wow! 630 students on stage to perform a custom arrangement of “Drift Away” with Deke Sharon conducting:
Here is a news feature all about the Youth Festival from 2019: