After many years of directing the Boise Chordsmen, Rich Lapp stepped down as director so that he and his wife, Leni, could move to Kentucky to be near children and grandchildren.
As fate would have it, Ian Kelly "fell out of the sky" and landed in Boise Idaho. He is actually attending Boise State University, something about a music degree, who knew...
Ian started singing Barbershop when he was 10 years old, which gives him seventeen years of experience and training. He has competed in seven International contests and for nearly ten years has sung with three of his brothers in a quartet called "Momma's Boys."
If you have never been to the Idaho Youth Barbershop Festival, September 25th and 26th are the dates for 2017. Momma's Boys are the headlining quartet for this year's event.
Ian's driving force is excellence in performance. At rehearsal he creates a culture of Fun and Focus. He is a ball of possitivity and energy, and his rehearsals reflect that.
As Ian would say, "It's great to be a Barbershopper! It's great to be a Chordsman!"