Steve Barnes Announced as New Director of BAAY Advanced Choirs, Toni Hess w/ Jrs. and Happies!
After five years at the helm, David Post is passing the baton of the Bellingham Children's Choirs to his trusted fellow teachers, Steve Barnes and Toni Hess. "It's been wonderful, but I need time to focus on the BAAY program as a whole and also on starting our middle school a year from now," related Post. "I feel the program is going into great hands." Steve Barnes, who holds a BA in choral conducting from WWU, is a much beloved musical director for BAAY shows and will enthusiastically conduct the Boys Choir, Celestial Voices and a new group he is starting, BAAY Teen A Cappella. Toni Hess, also a degreed choral conductor, was vocal coach for Annie, has over 20 years of experience directing some top choirs in Nebraska. She will be taking over the Happy Singers (ages 5-8) and Junior Singers (a beginning/intermediate group ages 8 to 12). For more information, please go to www.baay.org or call 306-1543.
Students who have been in Celestial Voices or Boys' Choir are asked to please re-audition. Sign up sheets for auditions are at BAAY or you may email Steve Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.