Welcome New Families!
You are now part of a group that supports all students and our amazing directors. The amount of dedication the directors give is over the top. They are unique within the Seattle Public Schools as they work as a team and so our boosters support all their groups. Yes, that's one booster club that supports all the bands, all the choirs, all the orchestras and the theatre dept. That’s over 15 groups! So whether you are a parent of a cellist, a trombonist, soprano or thespian, you are part of the BPA family.
To get you up to speed with all the happenings, we have created this summary page
Enewsletter - Be sure to sign up for our Enews by emailing your name, email and program group to This is a weekly email with information on all the programs. This is the one complete communication source for all groups.
There are also links to sign up for our FB, Instagram, and Twitter accounts and our YouTube and Vimeo site at the bottom of this page.
CAMPS –Information packets for all groups. Several of these forms need to be turned back in. If is preferred if you pay online, but you still need to return the physical forms. Please pay for camp by July 1st. See Volunteer Opportunities below to sign up to be a camp chaperone.
Band Camp Sept 6 - 8. (Note: date corrected - was listed wrong before 7/25/19), Choir Camp (Advanced Chorale & Concert Choir only) Sept 13 - 15, Orchestra Camp Sept 20 - 22
BAND Fall Events - The year starts with several band dates to be aware of. Band Dates BHS Marching Band includes ALL band students. Visit the separate Marching Band website for more info. Leavenworth itinerary
Parent/Guardian Volunteer Info – to volunteer, you MUST complete the SPS online process. PLEASE start this processes ASAP. We need parents/guardians cleared to go to camps in September.
A Closer Look at our Programs – detailed information about each program and the classes offered. This packet also lists fees, important dates and contact information. Go to our Forms & Payments page.
Program Costs – we have created a spreadsheet for you to see for the estimated cost of each group. Camp fee is due July 1st. All other fees are due Sept 15th. Pay online. The boosters offer several student fundraisers throughout the year to help with costs. Chinook Books in Sept/Oct, Chocolate in Nov/Dec, and Coffee in Nov/Dec and April/May. More info on our fundraising page.
The Music faculty, together with the Ballard High School Performing Arts Booster Club (BPABC), is committed to providing a high quality experience for all students who wish to participate in Performing Arts activities regardless of financial circumstances. If you are in need of scholarship assistance, please fill out the Scholarship Form.
Volunteer Opportunities – we have several volunteer needs throughout the year. Currently we need desserts for an event in August, chaperones for all camps, concert wear & marching band fittings help, and chaperones for band football games and the Leavenworth Parade.
BAND CHOIR ORCHESTRA
If you have any questions, you can reach out to our Family Reps. These are volunteer parents who work directly with the directors.
Band - Patti Kashiwa
Jazz Band - Mishelle Jin BPABjazzrep@gmail.com
Choir - Felicia Johnson
Orchestra - Eric Sanderson BPABorchestrarep@gmail.com
Have other questions? Email anytime, firstname.lastname@example.org