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photo of students selected for all-state choir In October, many of the choir members at Bellevue Elementary auditioned for the Idaho All-State Elementary Choir.  Eleven Bellevue choir students were selected. The Idaho All-State Elementary Choir performed in Nampa at the Brandt Auditorium at Northwest Nazarene University on Friday, January 31st. 

This concert is sponsored by the Idaho American Choral Directors Association and Idaho Music Educators Association and is part of statewide All-State Music Performing Groups and In-Service open to Idaho music students and music educators. 

Bellevue students sang five songs along with the other 125 elementary choir students selected. They combined with the Idaho All-State Middle School Choir for their final song. This is the first time in recent history that the Blaine County School District has been represented at the elementary level in addition to the high school level.  

Laurie Karel is the music teacher at Bellevue Elementary School. Elementary music teachers support the Idaho Arts Standards by providing weekly instruction to students Preschool-5th grades in all elementary schools in the Blaine County School District.

Eleven students from Bellevue Elementary were selected after auditioning for the Idaho All-State Elementary Choir.  They include: 

  • Soprano I - Lexi Obland, Hannah Sauvageau and Kassandra Valerio
  • Soprano II  - Kaya Ross, Audrey Smith, Joselyn Torres and Nika Webb
  • Alto - Avery Seaward, Everett Heugly, Jonathan Nilsen, and Madelyn Torres

Congratulations to our students!  Watch the KMVT interview here.