Thanks to Our Great Community

To all of these wonderful people and businesses who made it possible for the BYU Young Ambassadors to come to Blackfoot!

The F.M., Anne G. and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation
The Idaho Commission on the Arts
Idaho Central Credit Union
Bingham Memorial Hospital
Martin Farms
Van Orden, Lund & Cannon
Van Orden Enterprises
Ellis Chiropractic
Riverside Boot & Saddle
Garth Van Orden Farms
B&L Floral

Thanks to our great sponsors!

The Fine Arts sends out a big THANK YOU to the wonderful businesses and organizations that made our Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band concert such a success.  You make our community great!

The F.M., Anne G. and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation

The Idaho Commission on the Arts

Bingham Memorial Hospital

Dave’s Bike Shop, LLC

Martin Farms

Van Orden, Lund & Cannon

Basic American Foods

Garth Van Orden Farms

Riverside Boot & Saddle

Milestone Division of E.M. Tanner & Sons, Inc.

Ryan Shupe And The Rubberband Is Coming to Snake River!

The Snake River Fine Arts Association is excited to announce that bluegrass sensation Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband will be performing at Snake River High School on Saturday, Nov. 1st, at 7:30 p.m.

The five man band hails from Salt Lake City and has an impressive following across the country.

Bluegrass Unlimited says, “Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand has a crossover style that is fresh and unlike any other. Their self-dubbed PostHeeHawFunkadelicHipHopNewgrass sound is a ““Fresh hybrid of new music influenced by bluegrass but featuring the percussive fervor of rock, rap and other styles . . . They bring imaginative arrangements and daring musicianship to their quintet sound.””

To read more about them and listen to some music samples, visit

In addition to the concert, you can get involved with the band several other times while they’re here.  Activities on Nov. 1st will include:

  • Concert at 7:30 p.m. ($10)
  • Afternoon workshop with the band from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ($7)
  • Cowboy dutch oven dinner from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ($12 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under)
  • Meet & Greet with the band after the show, where you can buy delectable desserts!

To purchase tickets through Paypal, go to  If you have questions or would like to purchase with a check or cash, call Julie at 681-7247.

Whether your goal is to hear some great music, have a fun date night, spend time with your family, or just get out of the house, come see Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband on Nov. 1st!

All proceeds will stay in our schools.

Help Raise Money for Your Students! Come To Our Fall Carnival & Craft Bazaar on October 11 at Snake River High School.

We’re thrilled to announce that the Fall Carnival & Craft Bazaar is back!  It’s our biggest fundraiser this year, and we need you to make it a huge success!  We’re trying to raise a lot of money for the fabulous teachers in the Snake River District, and we’ve planned lots of fun activities.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the high school.  Bring your family and all your friends, because there will be activities for everyone.

Here’s what you’ll enjoy:

  • Carnival games from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Craft vendors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  (Call Heather Carter at 390-4833 if you’re interested in becoming a vendor.)
  • The Sweet Shoppe, offering popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones and a variety of homemade goods
  • Inaugural Holi Color Fight, for 8th-12th graders (fee required)
  • Magician
  • Silent Auction
  • Lunch and Dinner (pulled beef sandwich, salad, ships, and a drink)
  • Peter Pan Jr., a children’s play directed by Jana McBride ($5.00 charge)
  • Strings and Orchestra Programs from the district.
  • Other Talent Performances

Please contact Marci VanOrden at 680-8903 or if you would be willing to help.  All of the money we raise goes directly back to the teachers in our district, and ultimately benefits your students.  It will be a fun day, so please come and show your support!

Thanks to our wonderful community!

Thank You to these sponsors for helping to make the Alex Boye’ concert possible!

Bingham Memorial Hospital
Blackfoot Medical Center
Van Orden, Lund & Cannon
Wada Farms
Basic American Foods
Martin Farms
Bryan & Julie Wada
Ellis Chiropractic
Van Orden Enterprises
Riverside Boot & Saddle
B&L floral
Dr. Darin Gambles
Hawker Funeral Home
Milestone, a Division of E.M. Tanner & Sons, Inc.
Chris Wada

Adam Reader and The Terks

Adam Reader and The Terks

The Snake River Education Foundation proudly presents SR alumnus ADAM READER AND THE TERKS!
Also, learn how to sound like a pro! Day Workshop Opportunities are also available with The Terks.
1:00 pm-Guitar 1:00 pm-Drums
2:00 pm-Vocals 3:00 pm-All inclusive

Concert Tickets: $8 each Workshop Fee: $4 each

For Workshop Reservations Sign-Up and Reserved Seating of The Concert Please Contact Julie Wada @ 681-7247

***All proceeds benefit The Snake River School District

Path to Scholarships® presented by June McBride

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Snake River School District

Parents and Students 7th-12th 


Snake River High School Cafeteria

103 South 900 West, Blackfoot, ID 83221


Monday, May 12, 2013 (Spanish Speaking)

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


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6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


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SR Alumnus, Adam Reader, and The Terks Bring Their Big Band Sound Home!


The Snake River Education Foundation is proud to welcome Snake River alumnus, Adam Reader, home for a concert to benefit the community and schools he attended growing up. Adam is the son of Steve and Becky Reader of Blackfoot. The couple raised six children together in Snake River while running a successful business and putting down roots within the district and community. In fact, Steve will soon be completing a seventeen year stint as a school board member marking the longest term for a member on record in the district. Becky has served in several leadership and volunteer roles to benefit the district over the years as well. This type of example made it an easy choice for Adam to want to give back to the community that helped him cement the values he prides and lives by. Reader graduated from Snake River High School in 1995 and is excited to take the stage with his band, The Terks, on the evening of May 18th, 2013. Formerly starring in lead roles in several SRHS musicals, Adam now is now living his dream as a chart topping recording artist.

Adam Reader is the founder and president of Refinement Records and is the lead singer for The Terks. In a short time, The Terks have become one of the biggest bands in Utah and created a substantial following. The Deseret News and The Salt Lake Tribune have called them “one of the best local bands who will go big.” They were awarded the Hollywood Music Award for Best Unsigned Band in the Nation on Grammy weekend last year after being nominated out of thousands of bands worldwide. They have been praised by critics from Rolling Stone, iTunes, and The Chicago Sun-Times who called them “one of next great American bands.” The Terks currently top the Global and National Jazz charts and will release their new album in May. Most recently, noted Utah publication Utah Music and Arts Magazine did a five page feature on the band detailing their sound and their business endeavors.

With sure footing on their own path, Reader and his partner, Patrick Coffin, have created their own recording label, Refinement Records. The studio is based in Draper, Utah and caters to burgeoning talent in the area and across the nation. The concept is to help those hoping to break into the music industry to do so by having the appropriate coaching, marketing, and the opportunity to record in a state of the art recording studio with the help of experienced professionals. Reader and his bandmates will be offering this expertise at three separate workshops sponsored by the SREF prior to the concert. Two workshops will run at 1:00 p.m. with one focusing on guitar and one on drums. Participants would need to choose which workshop would best suit their talents.  At 2:00 p.m. there will be a vocal workshop, and at 3:00 p.m. there will be a final all inclusive workshop opportunity. The charge for each workshop will be $4; this means that a participant can pay to attend one, two, or all three! This is an amazing opportunity for young vocalists and musicians in the area to work with industry professionals for a minimal price that will go back into their local programs.

Please contact Julie Wada of the SREF at 681-7247 for both workshop reservation sign ups and reserved concert ticket sales. Concert tickets are $8 each with proceeds also going to the SREF to donate back to student programs within the Snake River School District. The musical workshops and evening concert will be held at the Snake River High School located at 922 W Hwy 39, Blackfoot, Idaho. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. with special guest appearances by the Snake River High School Jazz Band, the SR Sixth Grade Strings Students, and the winners of the competitive Crawford Cup competition. Buy your tickets today and welcome Adam Reader and The Terks as they bring their Big Band sound back home!