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.
Wintergrass Festival goes digital with BHS Orchestra
Ballard High School Orchestras will be collaborating with other orchestras around the region (Cleveland, Rainier Beach etc.) to perform as a full orchestra to produce a piece to be heard in the Pocketgrass virtual music festival that is associated with the Wintergrass festival, an event that is normally held in person each February in Bellevue).
Pocketgrass is a 45-minute variety show scaled to fit things we love about the Wintergrass Festival onto a small screen. Each monthly episode will feature music, magic, a story, a lightning workshop and fun for everyone in the family. A theme built around a recipe and a story will be the core of every single episode – all designed to transport us on a sensory journey around the world and back home again. Stream episodes via the Wintergrass YouTube Channel (Click to subscribe).
We are lucky to once again offer you private voice lessons with one of our excellent voice faculty instructors. Lessons are a chance to work on personal skill development, learn solo repertoire, gain confidence in your singing voice, work on music reading and music theory, and get help preparing for solo auditions, Solos and Ensembles, and other opportunities.
The Fiddlers will meet from 6:30-8:00 PM every Tuesday with a new instructor, Matt Hopper. All students playing bowed or strummed string instruments are welcome as are drums and keyboards. Find information about the virtual meeting in the Oct. 6th Newsletter.
Jazz Band Information
Mr. Parrish, BHS Jazz teacher and Mr. Gillespie, Interim Band Director, have been working with both bands on learning the Upbeat music software. This software, purchased this Fall by the BPAB Boosters will help engage students in remote practice and playing.
Jazz 1 & 2 Schedule beginning October 5, 2020:
Jazz 1 is Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning at 7:30 am
Jazz 2 is Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 am.
Team meeting links are sent to all Jazz students at email@example.com.
Email any questions to interim band director Jay Gillespie at
Some background: Mr. Gillespie is the interim band director at BHS for the year. He is working closely with Trevor Parrish to make the best out if this weird situation we all find ourselves in. He has studied Jazz and Improvisational studies at the University of Michigan and played professionally with the Navy Band for years. Mr. Parrish will continue as a BHS Jazz teacher with a fabulous professional resume and a wealth of knowledge to provide consistency and lots of enthusiasm for a strong start.
Help Ballard Performing Arts communicate with students, parents, and guardians by filling out the confidential Student Directory form for each student in Ballard Performing Arts. Throughout the year, we use this contact information for:
general information throughout the year.
New BPA Family?
Start at the New Family page under BPA Families to learn about programs, fees, camp, how to volunteer and stay informed.