Spring Play- Tickets On Sale Now
Spring Play- Tickets On Sale Now
BHS Orchestra Side-by-Side with the Seattle Symphony
BHS Orchestra Side-by-Side with the Seattle Symphony
Marching Band Performs at the 8th Grade Info Night
Marching Band Performs at the 8th Grade Info Night
Wintergrass 2019 Youth Orchestra
Wintergrass 2019 Youth Orchestra
Jazz 1 at the 2019 Viking Jazz Fest
Jazz 1 at the 2019 Viking Jazz Fest
Choir, Band and Orchestra perform selections from The Messiah
Choir, Band and Orchestra perform selections from The Messiah
Fall Orchestra Concert- Nov. 1, 2018
Fall Choir Concert- Oct. 30, 2018
Welcome to the Ballard High School Performing Arts!

The Ballard High School Music & Theatre Department is lauded throughout the Northwest and beyond for its high level of musical and performance excellence. Ballard provides one of the most complete high school music programs in Seattle - offering instruction in voice, wind and string instruments spanning jazz to classical. 


Audition Information for Current and Incoming Students

Audition info for: BAND (including jazz) ORCHESTRA
For Choir:  incoming 9th graders do not need to audition.  Students with upper register voices (soprano/alto) should sign up for Treble Choir and students with lower register voices (tenor/bass) should sign up for Concert Choir. Women's Chamber Choir and Men's Ensemble ensemble callback auditions will take place in the fall.

Spring Play- Bang Bang You're Dead & Eric LaRue- Two One-Act Plays

The spring play from the Ballard Playmakers features 2 one-act plays themed on gun violence. Bang Bang You're Dead is from a student's point of view while Eric LaRue is from a parent's view. Please support these powerful performances of the all too familiar tragedy of school gun violence.

Performances will be on May16th-18th. Tickets $10 for students and seniors, $15 for adults. Parent Advisory due to subject matter.

Read the MyBallard article about the show HERE.

BPA Mattress (and bedding!) Fundraiser on Saturday, June 1st

This is our last big fundraiser of the year. The money raised at this event will help fund the remainder of our budgeted items for this school year. Stop by if you are in the market for a new mattress, luxury pillows, sheets or bed frames. All purchases support the BPA. 
Additional Information
Mattresses for Sale

Choir and Orchestra Vancouver Trip Details

The trip is less than two weeks away! If you have outstanding fees, they can be paid HERE.

Travel Details and Information

Trip Itinerary

Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz @ Jazz Alley on May 28

Vocal Jazz, Jazz 1 and Jazz 2 will be performing at Jazz Alley on May 28th. Come enjoy dinner before the show or just a drink and dessert. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm. Students performing do not need to purchase a ticket. Tickets are available now

2019 2020 Board Members Needed!

Ballard Performing Arts Boosters is one group of parents who support all four of the performing arts programs. This includes all bands, choirs, orchestras and the theatre department. We are proud to help our directors, so they can do what they do best, TEACH.

The programs have grown over the years and so have the need for volunteers. Our board is big in number since we made the decision to breakdown larger positions in hopes of making them more manageable for our busy parents. We need your help! Please email ballardperformingarts@gmail.comif you are interested in any of the following or to help in another way.

All jobs needed to be filled HERE   Full descriptions of all jobs HERE

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Volunteer Opportunities
Student Fundraisers
Passive Fundraisers

Your help is needed to help preserve the Ballard Performing Arts Program

Due to a perfect storm of circumstances, we need your help to raise $30,000 to preserve the Ballard Performing Arts programs at BHS. This is a real issue in the coming year due to Seattle Public Schools budget shortfalls, the levy cap, and the McCleary ruling. Ballard will also be facing a reduction in staff partially due to the opening of another high school. 

The amazing BPA community has already raised 21K of the 30K goal! For more details and how to donate, please visit the Plumfund site

Remember to ask your employer about matching funds to stretch your donation further. Any questions? Please email ballardperformingarts@gmail.com

Ballard High School Performing Arts Receives a SMMA Award!

The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) has awarded BHS with a SMMA (Support Music Merit Award)!

A total of ninety-eight schools were chosen nationwide. Ballard High School is the only school in Washington state to receive this award.

A SMMA Award recognizes an individual school for their commitment to and support of music education. The award recognizes and celebrates the commitment of school administrators, community leaders, teachers and parents who believe in music education and are working to ensure that it is part of a well-rounded education for all children. Over the 20 years of the survey, this designation has helped school music programs maintain and, in many cases, increase funding for music education programs. The award highlights music as a national education issue and shows what your school or community is doing to provide opportunities for music learning. The award also enables educators to draw attention to music programs that are sometimes overlooked or not fully understood by members of the public beyond the school community.

For more details, click HERE

Shout Out to Our Sponsors

A big THANKS to all of our sponsors for supporting Ballard Performing Arts! 



Learn more about sponsorship opportunities

Keep up on BPA activities. Download the Remind App in Apple's App Store, or on Google Play or Text 81010 with the class codes:

Concert Band: @bpa18cband
Symphonic Band: @bpa18sband
Wind Ensemble: @bpa18we
Jazz Band I: @bpa18jazz1
Jazz Band II:@bpa18jazz
Marching Band: @bpa18mband

General Choir: @bpa18cho
Concert Choir: @bpa18conch
Advanced Choir: @bpa18advch
Treble Choir: @bpa18treb

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The BPA Boosters provide fundraising and volunteer support and encourage family engagement in the performing arts community. There are many ways you can help.




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