Former Gov. Phil Batt, who turned 86 on Idaho Sesquincentennial Monday, will play his clarinet with about 200 student musicians at 7 p.m. March 21 at Boise’s Egyptian Theater.
The free concert will feature students from Morley Nelson Elementary and North and West Junior Highs, who will perform a children’s musical written by Marguerite Lawrence and co-directed by Lawrence and Julie Miner.
Entitled, “Boise: Its People, Places, and History,” the event is part of the Boise 150 celebration of the city’s sequicentennial, which coincides with the state observance.
Batt, who attended the Territorial Sequicentennial ceremony at the Capitol, says he’s ready. “I’ve been playin’ it a little bit,” he said.
The amateur jazzman also is a composer. The students will perform his tune, “Freedom Idaho.”
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