Fiddle Showcase  - June 8, 2018 7:00 PM - Ballard Homestead
Fiddle Showcase - June 8, 2018 7:00 PM - Ballard Homestead
Orchestra - May 24th, Choir - May 31st, Band - June 7th,  7:30 PM
Orchestra - May 24th, Choir - May 31st, Band - June 7th, 7:30 PM
Our Town May 10, 11, 12. 17, 18 & 19 - Performing Arts Center
Our Town May 10, 11, 12. 17, 18 & 19 - Performing Arts Center
Essentially Ellington, Lincoln Center New York, May 12, 2018
Essentially Ellington, Lincoln Center New York, May 12, 2018
Wind Ensemble Wins Gold!  Con Brio Music Festival, Whistler BC
Wind Ensemble Wins Gold! Con Brio Music Festival, Whistler BC
Hot Java Cool Jazz - March 30th 2018, Paramount Theater
Hot Java Cool Jazz - March 30th 2018, Paramount Theater
BHS Playmakers Present "Damn Yankees!" March 15-17 & 22-24
BHS Playmakers Present "Damn Yankees!" March 15-17 & 22-24
"Les Misérables",  2017
"Les Misérables", 2017
Winter Concert - Te Deum, Joseph Haydn
Winter Concert - Te Deum, Joseph Haydn
"The Importance of Being Earnest" 2017
"The Importance of Being Earnest" 2017
Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, 2017
Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, 2017
Mary Zimmerman
Mary Zimmerman's "Metamorphoses", 2017
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!

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Dessert Donations Needed We still need 10 more!
The annual BHS Alumni Foundation Golf Classic, Dinner and Auction is on Aug 18 & 19th and proceeds from the Dessert Dash will be given to the BPA. We need volunteers to make or donate 35 desserts to reach our goal of 40! More details and sign up HERE

Donate funds for Page to purchase a dessert


7/1- Music Camp Paperwork and Payments Due
All Music Students (except Treble Choir) 

All students in band, orchestra and choir will attend camp in September. If you have not already submitted paperwork and payment for the coming school year, it is overdue! Check the links below for each program to make sure you have paid the fees and completed the required forms.
Band Camp: September 7th-9th Camp Seymour download packet
Choir Camp: September 14th-16th Camp Burton download packet
Orchestra Camp: September 28th-30th Camp Burton download packet 

Payments may be made via check made payable to BPA, or on the new BPA payment site with no processing fees. Financial assistance may be available by completing the scholarship form

See the Marching Band Drilldown from last year's camp!


7/1- Disneyland Registration and Deposit Due
Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble 

Congratulations to our new Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble members as well as selected Percussionists...You're going to Disneyland! 

As our itinerary will be finalized with the travel agent this summer, we need to know who will participate in this magical adventure. Please complete the registration form and make your deposit via check made payable to BPA or online here no later than July 1st. Trip costs are expected to be less than $1100. Financial assistance may be available by completing the scholarship form. 


Keep In Touch

Sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay up-to-date on all that's happening in band, choir, orchestra, and theatre and learn about volunteer opportunities. 

Students can sign up for class reminders using the Remind.com App to receive notifications on their phone. The app is available in Apple's App Store, or on Google Play. Join classes on the app with these codes: bpa-jazz, 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 by texting 81010 with your group's code: @bpa-jazz, @bpa-choir, @bpa-theatre, @bpa-orches, @bpa-advcho, @bpa-con-ch, @bpa-treble, @bpa-march, @bpa-jazz2 

Having trouble with 81010? Try texting the words "join bpa-(your group code)" to 862-206-5346.  You can also email ballardperformingarts@gmail.com with any questions. 

8/21-8/23- Jazz Band Auditions

Jazz Band 

Auditions will take place on August 21-23 from 11am-3pm. If you plan to audition, go to Sign-Up Genius to find available times. Auditions will consist of four parts:

1) Play at least a two-octave chromatic scale (up and down) at a steady and quick pace.
2) Perform 1-minute of anything you would like to playthat demonstrates your jazz style and technique
3) A prepared excerpt, where you play the head of a tune and then improvise over the changes. Choose one of the tunes from links below or pick your own.
4) Sight-reading

Links to audition pieces B-flat Bass Clef E-flat Treble Clef 

Auditions for Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Percussion/Drumline have concluded. Thank you to everyone who auditioned for next year's bands!  All Freshmen are automatically placed into Concert Band. There is no audition necessary to enroll in the Concert Band. 

If you have any questions please contact Mr. James at mijames@seattleschools.org


8/30 -Mandatory Marching Band Uniform and Concert Wear Fittings
All Music Students 

All marching band students and girls in choir, orchestra and band will be fitted for uniforms and concert attire on Thursday August 30th from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm on the PAC Stage. Tuxedo fittings for men will take place on September 11th and 12th

Returning students should come in starting at 8:30 am to noon and freshmen students should come right after orientation- from noon until 4:00 pm. 

If you are unable to make it on Thursday, there will be an additional session on Friday August 31st from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm. Note that available sizes may be limited on the second day. If you cannot make either of these dates, please contact your family rep to make arrangements. 

Click here for additional details


9/6- Auditions for the Fall Play- Big Love
Theatre 

Auditions for the fall play will take place during the first week of school. Please prepare one of the selected monologues from the play (included in the links below), fill out the conflict calendar and the audition form and bring them with you to the auditions on Thursday, September 6 in the PAC. 

Auditions will start at 3:45 with a group meeting and then director Chelsea DuVall will explain the process for the afternoon.   

Audition Information  
Calendar
Contract
Monologue
Auditioner Information 


Join the BPA Booster Club 

The BPA Booster raises money and support so that any student who wants to participate in performing arts at Ballard High School, can. If you'd like to help us, we can use any help you have to offer (we have a list of openings). 

Email us at ballardperformingarts@gmail.com or for a personal connection, there will be an informational meeting with the directors and boosters on Tuesday, September 11th to get oriented to the program.

Here's more information on what we do


9/15 Ballard Performing Arts Annual Fees Due
All Music Programs

The BPA Annual Fee is $150. This fee covers the use and care of the uniforms and concert wear, sheet music, festival fees and transportation to events. Pay anytime over the summer up to the due date of Sept15th. There are scholarships available


Thank You! 

Ballard Performing Art's 1st Ever Mattress Fundraiser Was a Success! 
In Total We Earned $7,655 for the BPA! 



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