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!


Spotlight Dinner & Auction

Tickets: Sold Out  
There are no tickets available.
November 18th, 5:30pm - 10:30pm:

Festive attire and school colors are encouraged. 
Free parking.
Open seating - get there when doors open for the best seats.
Catalog: Take a peek at all the items ready for your bids HERE!

Volunteers Needed:

  1. 2 more student volunteer servers needed! Sign up HERE

Contact with questions. 

Student Performance Schedule - Confirmed

5:45*- 6:25pm – Jazz Combo

6:30*- 6:50pm – Fiddle Ensemble

6:55*- 7:15pm – Jazz Band 2

7:25*- 7:45pm – Chamber Orchestra

7:50*- 8:00pm – Thespians

9:15*- 9:35pm – Vocal Jazz

9:40*- 10:05pm – Jazz Band 1

If your student is performing, they do not need a ticket. A dinner of pizza, salad, and beverages will be provided at 8pm. *Students need to be at venue 30 minutes before performance time.

Fall Concert Review

Congratulations to the Orchestra, Choirs and Bands on riveting Fall Concerts!

Many thanks to the talented youth, faithful volunteers and generous patrons for making it all possible!


Auditions for Damn Yankees:

Auditions are the week after Thanksgiving!!! SIGN UP for an audition time on the scene shop doors and pick up an audition packet in the black box on the FORMS bulletin board. They are also HERE: Audition Info, Audition Contract, Conflict Calendar.

  • Tuesday, November 28th:  Dance auditions with Eia. Wear clothes to move in.
  • Wednesday, November 29th:  Singing auditions. Students must have piano accompaniment. Songs must be from a classic Broadway show and not exceed 1 verse and 1 chorus.
  • Thursday, November 30th:  Callbacks.
  • Friday, Cast List Posted

Damn Yankees Synopsis: Would you do anything to help your favorite baseball team win the pennant? In the Faustian baseball musical, Damn Yankees, Joe Boyd sells his soul to the devil to be the home run hitter that will guide his favorite team, the Washington Senators, to a win against those "damn Yankees." Featuring the classical musical theatre selections, "Heart" and "Whatever Lola Wants", follow Joe in his quest to save his team...and his soul.


Damn Yankees Pit Orchestra Auditions: 

Pit Orchestra Auditions after school on Wednesday, November 29th. Sign up on the bulletin board outside of the music office.

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

BHS Marching Band & Dance Team Homecoming Halftime Show | Oct 21, 2017
BHS Marching Band & Dance Team
Homecoming Halftime Show | Oct 21, 2017
Special thanks to James Taylor, Max Beaulieu, Marley Rankin
and Diane Taylor for putting together this fabulous video.

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

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Class Reminders
Ballard reminder App

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-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. Text 81010 with your group's code to get updates via text message.

Here are the codes for texts: @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

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.  *New winter gear is available, including sweatshirts, long sleeves, and women's v-necks!  Have them customized for your favorite Ballard Performing Arts Group.  Order Forms are due by November 20.*


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

    Ballard High School

    1418 Northwest 65th Street, Seattle WA  98117

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