Essentially Ellington Deposit:
Jazz 1 to Essentially Ellington in NYC, May 9-13, 2018

$500 Deposit due March 30, 2018

Amount TBD due May 2, 2018*

Pay online HERE, or pay by check and save the processing fees.

Attached are the itinerary and packing list.  Also note Permission Slips and Code of Conduct forms are past due and the final trip payment is due May 3rd. Each student received notice of their specific account balance. You may pay via check, or online for a small service charge here.  Please scroll to the bottom of the Trip Fees page to the "Specific Amount" box and enter the total amount due.  Questions? Contact  Jen Witeck.

*Final payment amount will be determined after money from all group fundraising activities has been applied to trip cost.

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.

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.

Whistler Itinerary and Packing List: 

Thank you to all the parents and musicians who attended the meeting on Tuesday night! In case you missed it: itinerary and packing list.

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