Collage Concert, Virtual Performance January 22nd, 7pm
Featuring performances from the bands, choirs, orchestras and more!
Visit the Collage Concert page for details for the concert and the accompanying “Dinner and a Show” dinner-to-go box from Tom Douglas Restaurants.
Join the reimagined 2021 Virtual Spaghetti Dinner, February 6th, 7pm
While the event will be virtual this year, we will still have lots of pasta, lots of laughs and lots of fun. We hope you will join us. Follow this link to the Spaghetti Dinner page for more details and updates.
Donate at the BPA Goodwill Truck
BHS Parking Lot | 9-12 p.m, Saturday, January 30th.
Clean out your house and support Ballard Performing Arts! The Goodwill Trucks are Coming back to BHS North Parking Lot Saturday, Jan 30. 9 am to noon--or until the truck fills up (we filled two trucks by 11 am last time!). No furniture larger than an end table will be accepted.
We’re looking for 4 BPA student helpers to help expedite the unloading of cars. (Service hours available). Must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Contact Jill Hansen to sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring your Ballard Market receipts!
Save receipts from Ballard Market and bring them to the volunteer collecting them near the Goodwill Truck. Ballard Market donates a percentage of purchase proceeds to Ballard Performing Arts.
2020-2021 Fees Due
Program Fees usually help to pay for buses, trips, uniforms and other supplies that support the students and the program. This year, due to virtual instruction, we will have fewer trips but different needs, like additional technology support to help our students play together and provide optimal instruction and performances. While your program fees will be used a bit differently, we ensure you that they will be put to great use in ensuring a high quality artistic experience for all students.
Annual Fees for band, orchestra, or choir: $155
Jazz I = $100
Jazz II = No Fee
To Pay Fees -
Online: Go to the "Payment and Ticket Sale" Tab and find your group. Create an account to keep track of payments.
By check/mail: Mail a check, with the name of your student and their group in the memo line to:
PO Box 17774 Seattle WA 98127
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.