The Ballard High School Music & Theatre 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. 

Senior Celebration Survey

The Ballard Performing Arts Boosters is recognizing the talents and sacrifices of the graduating class of 2020 in Band, Orchestra, Choir, or Theatre. You've put hard work into the program and though this year didn't turn out how we planned, we want you to know how much we appreciate you. Please click this link and fill out the survey ASAP to be included. Don't miss your chance to be recognized in upcoming Ballard Performing Arts newsletters and social media for our Senior Celebration series.

The Big Give - Thank you to all who donated to BPA
100% of the money raised through The Big Give last week will be used to purchases basic need items for the music and theatre programs at Ballard High School.

Thank you for your generous support. 

Choir Auditions

Current choir student placement videos are due Friday, May 15th through Schoology. If you have any friends or know of anyone interested in joining choir for next year, please feel free to pass this information along and encourage them to contact Ms. Rowley  

Incoming freshmen do NOT need audition for choir. 

Choir Placement Information + Online Link

Orchestra Auditions

Current Symphonic Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra: your auditions will occur as a playing test submitted to Schoology by Wednesday May 20. Please read the Information packet for more details.

Symphonic & Chamber Orchestra – Open to freshmen by audition only.  If you are an incoming freshman, and plan to audition prepare the below materials, and email Ms. Fortune to schedule a ZOOM or Microsoft Teams audition which must be complete by May 27th.

Symphonic Audition Music      Chamber Audition Music       Audition Information Packet

Band Auditions

Symphonic and Wind Ensemble auditions are due by Friday, May 22nd.  Jazz Band auditions are due by Friday, June 5th. All incoming Freshman wind players are automatically placed into Concert Band but may audition for a higher band if they would like. All students - Please Read the “Audition Information” link for further details. Submit as a video to Schoology or send as a link to Mr. James. 

Audition Information      Jazz Band Info Sheet      Symphonic & Wind Form

Drum Major Application     Section Leader Application    Percussion Audition Form (Due June 7th)

Music Classes During Quarantine
The impact of the unexpected shutdown and social distancing measures have not stopped Ballard Performing Arts Directors and Community from adapting and coming up with creative solutions to this novel and unusual situation.  Read how the directors are teaching and connecting with students.
At-Home Learning Opportunities

Winter Musical Xanadu is now cancelled.

Please consider donating your ticket purchase to support our program. If you wold like your purchase as a donation, no further action is required.  If you need a refund, you can email:

Buy/Donate Tickets @ Showtix4u

Xanadu cast 

'Support Music Merit Award' for 2020

Ballard High School has been honored with the Support Music Merit Award from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment ot music education.  The Support Music Merit Award recognizes individual schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. 

Read some GOOD NEWS about our Program from NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants)

Hot Java Cool Jazz, Celebrate Young artists, at the Paramount -- Cancelled

BHS Performing Arts regrets that Starbucks 25th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz high school benefit concert must be canceled entirely due to recent concerns for the health and safety of our community. We ask that you consider donating your ticket purchase to support the Ballard Jazz program. If you would like your purchase as a donation, no further action is needed. Please note that Starbucks is committed to donating funds to the school's music program even though the event is canceled. 


If you require a refund and you purchased your tickets through Ballard Performing Arts, please email More details about receiving a refund can be found on the April 21st Newsletter.


Relive the Ballard Music’s Free Winter Concert Featuring Choral-Orchestral Masterwork, Carmina Burana

The Ballard High School music program pulls out all the stops with their Winter Concert Series, spectacular performances by the award-winning BHS Choir, Band, and Orchestra programs. Each evening culminates in a masterwork performance with full symphonic orchestra and choir featuring selections from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. RELIVE the concert!

"Banding Together"

BHS student filmmakers Max Beaulieu Robert Wilbur and Freeman Marshal have completed their documentary - "Banding Together".
Follow BHS 9th-grade band student (Jill Phibin) navigate her first year of band. SO COOL!

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Ballard High School

1418 NW 65th St. 

Seattle, WA  98117

Ballard Performing Arts Booster Club  PO Box 17774,

Seattle, WA  98127

501(c)(3) organization  45-4436465

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