November 18th, 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Swedish Club
November 18th, 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Swedish Club
METAMORPHOSES October 12, 13, 14, 19 & 20 at 7:30PM
METAMORPHOSES October 12, 13, 14, 19 & 20 at 7:30PM
Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, 2017
Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, 2017
Mozart's Requiem - 2016
Choirs at Carnegie Hall - 2016
Choirs at Carnegie Hall - 2016
Autumn Leaf Festival, 2016
Autumn Leaf Festival, 2016
National Orchestra Festival, Tampa 2016
National Orchestra Festival, Tampa 2016
Welcome to the Ballard High School Performing Arts!

The Ballard High School Music & Drama 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. The Drama Program consistently presents best-in-class plays and musicals, and participated in the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival!



October 19 & 20 

Curtain at 7:30pm 

General: $15        Students/Seniors: $10


Only two more chances to see Metamorphoses
Tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30 pm.  
Playwright Mary Zimmerman received a MacArthur Foundation fellowship with commendation for developing "a distinctive style that blends strong visual images, sensual movement, music, and poetry to create a new theatrical vocabulary". The Playmakers are executing this style beautifully! The ensemble cast of chameleons all play multiple roles as they weave these mythic tales together into a production that is quite extraordinary. 

Fall Concert Series

Fall Concert Series Kicks off this Wednesday 10/25 at 7:30 PM:
The Choir Concert will bring Songs of Inspiration to give your spirits a boost in case the weather, or anything else, is getting you down! Director Courtney Rowley has her singers working on South African freedom songs, community folk songs from Macedonia and Appalachia, and music from the American spiritual, jazz, pop, and contemporary choral repertoire. 

Reserve Choir Concert Seating: 

Want the best seat in the house? Reserve your seat for the upcoming choir concert HERE. The concert is free, and for a donation, you can reserve a premium seat.

Spotlight Dinner & Auction

Enjoy a night out and support the arts! The Award Winning. Ballard High School Performing Arts presents.  The Spotlight Dinner & Auction. November 18, 2017

For tickets, donations, volunteering, and all things 'Spotlight', go HERE
Contact to arrange a donation. 

November 18th, 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Please note we are in a new venue:

Counting down the weeks until the event, here is the status toward our goals:
  • Tickets Sales 18 out of 175
  • Donations      15 out of 90
  • Desserts          6 out of 20
  • Volunteers     13 out of 37 
Also we have a New Live Item this year: You can bid to win a walk-on role in this year's musical Damn Yankees.

Outstanding Educator 

Congratulations, Courtney  Rowley on receiving the Elliott Bay Music Educator Association's Outstanding Educator award! This bi-annual award will be presented at the Yakima conference in February 2018. Because of her reputation for her outstanding choral program, her passion for choral education and students, and her leadership amongst her peers, she is the latest recipient of the EBME.  We are fortunate and grateful for her.

Marching Band

Check out what the Marching Band has been up to!  (click pictures to play)

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Sign Up for Class Reminders Using App.  Many of you have already done this for your student's sport and/or class.

Ballard Performing Arts classes can receive notifications on their phones if they sign up for the free Remind app, available in Apple's App Store, or on Google Play.

Join your classes on the app with these codes:  bpa-band, bpa-choir, bpa-theatre, bpa-orches, bpa-advcho, bpa-con-ch, bpa-treble, bpa-march, bpa-jazz2

You can also sign up for text updates. Text 81010 with your group's code to get updates via text message.

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 Having trouble with 81010? Try texting the words "join bpa-(your group code)" to 862-206-5346

Music Major For A Day
October 16, 2017

Washington State University School of Music would like to invite prospective students and their parents/guardians to its Fall 2017 "Music Major For A Day" open house. 

Enjoy a day in Pullman, WA and see what a typical schedule is like for a music major. This event is open to all students considering a degree in music education, music performance, general music, or a double major. Attendance is FREE of charge.

Click HERE for more information and registration.

Spirit Merchandise

Show your support for the Ballard Performing Arts when you are out and about with nifty spirit gear.  Clothing, tumblers, socks (that even meet Marching Band standards) and more!  For a full offering go to Spirit Merchandise.  


October 12, 13,14,19 & 20 

Curtain at 7:30pm

General:$15 Students/seniors: $10

Mary Zimmerman's play Metamorphoses is based on Ovid's fifteen-volume work of transformation myths. Positioned in and around a large pool on the stage, the characters enact the adaptations of Ovid's tales, juxtaposing the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image. The tone of the drama echoes the themes of change and contrast, from the humor of Phaeton's therapy session to the tragedy of Midas and his daughter. 

Ballard High School is fortunate to have Cal Arts graduate (and former Riley student) Chelsea Duvall as a guest director for this evening of theatre.

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EBMEA Orchestra Festival
EBMEA Orchestra Festival
EBMEA Orchestra Festival
Vocal Jazz Solo night with Ev Stern Trio
Vocal Jazz Solo night with Ev Stern Trio
Vocal Jazz Solo night with Ev Stern Trio

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  • Jazz Band I and II
  • Marching/Pep Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble

  • Concert Choir
  • Men's Ensemble
  • Treble Choir
  • Vocal Jazz
  • Advanced Chorale
  • Women's Chamber Choir

  • 2017-18 Season
  • Fall Play - Metamorphoses
  • Musical - Damn Yankees
  • Spring Play - Our Town

  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Symphonic Orchestra
  • String Quartet

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