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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 Audition Form (Due June 5th)      Symphonic & Wind Form

Percussion Audition Form  (Due June 7th)   Percussion Info Sheet   Percussion/ Drumline Info & Materials

Drum Major Application     Section Leader Application   

'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)


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

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