Musical - Spring Awakening - Save the dates May 6-8th and 13-15th

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what Entertainment Weekly called, "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable.

Stay tuned for more details on our Dinner and a Show take-out meal kit, which benefits the Ballard Performing Arts groups.


Tickets are $25 and good for the day and time of the show only, and work only on one device (multiple people can watch on the device).


Order your tickets now through Showtix. Note: Parental Guidance Advisory for explicit language and content.  

Make it Dinner and a Show!!

Ballard Performing Arts Boosters and Alison’s Coastal Cafe and Bakery have teamed up to offer two special take-home dinners to celebrate the musical the weekends the show is running.

More information about the delicious choices for the meal and where to pickup HERE.

Volunteer! Parents who are Counselors or Mental Health Professionals

We’re looking for volunteers to help with talk-backs related to the adult themes in Spring Awakening. Contact Shawn Riley

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Spring BPA Coffee Sale Fundraiser

Caffe Appassionato Coffee Sales are back!  Order your favorite coffee ONLINE and directly support a BPA student. Just specify their name on the order!  For every bag purchased, the student named will earn $6 in credits that can be used towards future trips, camps, and program fees.   Otherwise, proceeds with no student named will go into the BPA general fund. 
Order now, the deadline is May 31st and your coffee can be picked up curbside at BHS on Saturday, June 12th from 10am to noon.
Order your coffee now! Spring BPA Coffee Orders

Questions? Please contact Lori Day
Thank you for supporting our students!


Jazz Band performs live at Tom Douglas!


Ballard's high school Jazz 1 is performing at 5118 14th Ave NW on May 16th, 10:30-12:00pm for brunch!  Outdoor tables are available.  See this premier band LIVE!

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2021-2022 Theatrical Season

From One Act Plays to the school musical click for info on next year's season!


Hello parents! We need help next year to keep our program support running.  Most parents also work full time jobs, but we make it work with the “many hands make light work” philosophy. Join us!


Parent Volunteer Roles for 2021-2022 school year:

Fundraising VP

Take on one major fundraiser event or effort and supervise/be the point person on the leadership team for other fundraising efforts. Contact Jeannette at bpabpresident@gmail.com for more info. 



Take notes at meetings, send agendas, follow up on action items, work with the leadership team, coordinate documentation. Contact Jeannette at bpabpresident@gmail.com for more info. 


Newsletter Editor 

Work with the communication team to compile and send Ballard Performing Arts weekly newsletter (this year is biweekly, but we will return to weekly when school resumes) in Constant Contact. Contact ballardperformingarts@gmail.com for more information.


Calendar Coordinator

Work with directors to make sure our BPA calendar on ballardperformingarts.org stays up to date, create events on social media. Contact Rachel Hart Rios at ballardperformingarts@gmail.com.


Photo Montage and Video Montage Producers

We’re looking for a parent or two to collect photos and videos of seniors and create photo and video montages of this year’s seniors. Please contact Courtney Rowley or Rachel Hart Rios if you can help.


Spaghetti Dinner Leads

Coordinate and organize the most fun event of the year that involves all the performing arts groups. Work with a friend as a team! Join a group of outstanding parents who procures the food, sells tickets, organizes volunteers, etc. Contact Jeannette at bpabpresident@gmail.com if you’re interested.


Student Service Hour Opportunities

  • Update BPA Alumni News archive page on web site

  • Video help with senior videos

Please contact Carol Cheyne if you can help at bpabbandrep@gmail.com

Starbucks’ Hot Java Cool Jazz Concert Goes Virtual

Ballard High school's Jazz Band is proud to be part the Virtual Performance for Starbuck’s annual Hot Java, Cool Jazz show, showcasing student talent from local high school jazz bands (and this year, some middle schools too!) Check out Jazz 1’s “When You’re Smiling”. While we cannot gather for a night of truly amazing jazz music at The Paramount, we celebrate these local high schools and middle schools for their dedication and hard work as they continue to hone their skills to become the future of jazz.


Watch here: www.stgpresents.org/hjcj

BHS Wins 2021 Support Music Merit Award

Ballard High School has once again been honored with the SupportMusic Merit Award from The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. This is the third year in a row that BHS has been so recognized for its outstanding commitment to music education. The SupportMusic Merit Award recognizes individual schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. Our directors went the extra mile this year in finding innovative ways to compensate for the challenges of teaching music in a virtual setting, and the NAMM Foundation has recognized the value of our program. As boosters, we are proud to support BHS, a school that consistently demonstrates its dedication to music education and a commitment to the role of music and arts in a well-rounded education.

Summer Scholarship opportunity

The Summer Enrichment Scholarship Program with Assistance League of Seattle is awarding scholarships of up to $500 to Seattle middle and high school students currently in grades 6-11 for summer enrichment programs such as overnight camp, music, science, art and more.  The application can be downloaded to a computer, filled out and emailed electronically, or printed, filled out by hand and mailed to our office.   Attached a list of just some of the summer camps and programs available in the Seattle area


The scholarship information and application can be found on the website


Registration is now open for the 2021 All-City Band. This is a wonderful all-school summer marching band that, under normal circumstances, rehearses four days a week in the evenings at Memorial Stadium and performs at neighborhood and community parades, especially those related to Seafair. They are preparing as though this will be a normal summer but will adjust plans as additional guidance comes out from the CDC, OSPI, SPS, and Seafair.


Membership will be open to students in the graduating classes of 2020-2025.  

Right now it is critically important that those considering participating register via the online registration. This will help them to know how many students to plan for. For more information, contact mjpimpleton@seattleschools.org.​

New BPA Family?  

Start at the New Family page under BPA Families to learn about programs, fees, camp, how to volunteer and stay informed.

Thank you to Our Sponsors

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