Believe was composed in 2009 as part of a commission for Frontier Academy charter school in Greeley, Colorado. The school's music teacher worked with the English teacher to have students in 3rd through 5th grades write poetry on a number of themes. I then chose four of the best poems to set to music. The words to Believe were written by then-fourth-grader Samantha Slais.
Believe was performed by the combined middle school honor choir at the 2012 Wray Youth Choral Festival in Wray, Colorado.