Jazz 1 Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California!

Important & Urgent Trip Timeline

A $400 down payment is due by NEXT THURSDAY, FEB 1st with the second $400 balance due before March 1.   Pay on-line at the BPA Website > Boosters > Forms and Payments or checks can be made out to BPA. Don't miss this deadline!

The cost of the Monterey Jazz Festival Trip (March 8 - 11) is $800 per person (students & chaperones) and includes the following:
  1. Round trip airfare on Alaska Airlines departing Thurs, March 8th, 8:59 am and returning Sunday, March 11th, 6:50 pm
  2. 3 nights at Casa Munras Hotel
  3. Round trip motor coach shuttle to/from airport & hotel, including gratuities
  4. An allowance for 2 Group dinners (Louie Linguini's and Benihana), aquarium pass, and Festival t-shirt
  5. $600 oversized instrument allowance
URGENT:  Parents/Guardians please join us on this trip & get "festival admission" too!  We need 4 chaperonesPlease contact us to volunteer ASAP as we need chaperone names & birthdates for the flight roster due on Feb 1st.

Note: Students need to bring enough spending money for 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner, snacks and souvenirs.

Questions? Contact:  Patti Kashiwa

Concert Choir and Advanced Chorale

Southern California trip for Concert Choir and Advanced Chorale: 

Concert Choir and Advanced Chorale: April 19-22, 2018. The choirs will participate in the Choir of America Festival for Choirs - West Division in Newport Beach, which includes an onstage performance, adjudication, extended clinic, school exchange, and evening concert. In addition, students will visit Santa Monica and spend two days in Disneyland/California Adventure, with an additional Disney Performing Arts performance in the park.

The second payment of $250 was due January 5thThe final payment of $425 is due March 1st.

Chamber Orchestra to NYC: Please see the updated itinerary

The final trip payment of $500 was due on Wednesday, January 17th.  If you have questions regarding your final payment, please email Debbie Anderson or Ms. Newell.  Please note the additional fee for online payments. 

For additional National Orchestra Cup tickets at Lincoln Center Saturday, March 4th, contact Teina Woodburn.


Wind Ensemble

Third Whistler Payment: 

The 3rd/final student payment $177.00 is due 1/18/18.

Please contact Jen Witeck with questions.  Payments can be made through personal student account funds, a check made payable to BPA, or online.

NEW - Whistler Border Crossing Requirements!
Members of the Wind Ensemble who will be age 18 or older by April 19, 2018, as well as our chaperones, will need to have a Passport or Passport Card to cross the Canadian border by bus.  If you do not have one of these two items, please visit the Government's travel requirements website to learn more about the application process and where to apply.  Note: The nearest Passport office is next to the Ballard Library.  As the process may take 4-6 weeks, please do not delay!

Although a passport is also encouraged for students age 17 and under, these students have less strict guidelines when traveling with a school group.  An original or certified copy of their birth certificate AND photo ID (i.e. ASB, Driver's License) will suffice.

New Credit Card Fees

Due to updates in the process of collecting credit card fees, the following changes will be made: Those who choose to pay online for TRIPS will now also pay the credit card processing fees. This change will begin with any current trip payments announced after December 1st. There will be no processing fees charged to those who wish to pay by check. If you have any questions, please email

Ballard High School

1418 Northwest 65th Street, Seattle WA  98117

Ballard Performing Arts Booster Club  

PO Box 17774, Seattle, WA  98127