Message for Pride

Dear BYC community,

In 2018, Bellevue Girlchoir and Bellevue Boychoir merged under the umbrella organization Bellevue Youth Choirs. This decision was made for many reasons, an important one being to create a place for nonbinary singers to join. At that time, all lower choir levels welcomed all genders into each group, but the high school aged Premier Choir was still reserved for young women.

BYC is proud to announce that as of next year, the Premier Choir will call for mixed voices, allowing for singers of all gender orientations to express themselves in song! Students will also be invited to choose whichever concert uniform that fits their gender expression. 

In fall of 2021, all choir levels will serve singers of all genders! Not just for Pride, this next step helps make us a more inclusive organization for singers of any gender, fulfilling our mission statement to create a joyful, spirited community for youth.

If you have questions about this decision, feel free to email us. You can also learn more about the 2021-22 season here.

Happy Pride Month!!

Bellevue Youth Choirs