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Ballard Performing Arts Boosters
PO BOX 17774
Seattle, WA 98127

 
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Please Give Generously to the Ballard Performing Arts Giving Campaign

 

What are the basics of a successful performing arts program? Excellent instructors – check. Committed kids and families – check. But your support is especially vital to our program that includes award-winning bands, orchestras, choirs and theatre.

 

November 1st kicks off our major fall fundraiser “Screens to Stage” Giving Campaign for Ballard Performing Arts, which runs through November 20, celebrates the return of students playing in person again and lays the foundation for what’s ahead.

We are excited to get back to seeing our students playing together after so long. But after nearly two years away from the stage, all our groups need rebuilding and revitalizing. 

 

Our goal is to raise $20,000. We’re raising money to:

 

  • Fund additional instruction from clinicians, specialists, coaches and more who work tirelessly with students to bring out the best of their artistry. Funding these resources represents 48%—almost half—of our Boosters Budget. The funds we raise allow the instructors to fulfill their vision of the programs and the kids to have the best experience possible. Read all about our instructors, specialists and coaches on our website
     

  • Offer scholarships so that all students who want to participate in the arts can afford to regardless of ability to pay. One of the primary commitments of the Ballard Performing Arts Boosters Club is that no student gets turned away from participating in the performing arts at Ballard High School.
     

  • Pay for the increased audio visual expenses required for livestreaming our shows, which comes with the added bonus of expanding our audience.
     

But we can’t do all this without help from our families. 

 

Please donate today!

If each of our 300+ families contributes $75 or more to our campaign, we would raise more than $22,000. $75 not in your budget? Make a gift that matters to you. Your gift, of any size, will keep the performing arts programs at BHS strong and vibrant. 

 

There are Three Easy Ways to Give:

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Monthly giving option is also available!

 

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Ballard Performing Arts Boosters

PO BOX 17774

Seattle, WA 98127


Why Do We Need to Raise Funds When I Just Paid my Fees?

 

We’re glad you asked!

If your student has been involved in music in Seattle Public schools for a while, you’ve always paid a fee to participate in a program and have likely donated to fundraisers as well.

 

Fees are not part of the Boosters Budget; they are pass-through funds to cover minimal costs:

 

  • The camp fees simply cover costs of any food, transportation, and additional instructors. 

  • Class fees for Jazz and Fiddlers, etc. also help cover some of the costs for the instructors’ time and music for those specific classes. 

  • The $155 program fee music families pay at the beginning of the year covers the bare minimum for basic state-required music curriculum. Think of it like the fees you pay for science or other classes. The annual program helps to pay for uniforms, tee shirts, festival fees, instrument repair, sheet music, transportation for day field trips, and other supplies that support the students and the program. 

 

If bare minimum is where our directors stopped, the program would look completely different than it does. No Jazz Band, no Fiddlers, etc. No Masterworks at the winter concerts, choreographers, playwrights, drum coaches or other help. The Ballard Performing Arts program has always delivered a high-quality, award-winning program that has garnered awards and invitations to perform at prestigious music halls and festivals such as Carnegie Hall and Ellington Jazz Festival. 

 

The Ballard Performing Arts Boosters Club has a target operating budget of $110,000 a year. Of course, we didn’t come close to spending that last year.

 

After nearly two years playing remotely, we’re rebuilding the coffers and your giving is more important than ever.

Thank you for your support!

Ballard Performing Arts Boosters is a 501(C)(3) Organization. All donations are tax deductible.

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Save the Date of Weds. Nov 17, 6 pm., for the Screens to Stage campaign wrap party. 

Families are invited to an all-ages (and dog-friendly!) party to wrap up our fundraising campaign

6 pm - 8:30 pm. 

Peddler Brewing Company I 1514 NW Leary Way

 

Please come out to support the students and this program.  

It will be a wonderful opportunity to support Ballard Performing Arts, meet some families and celebrate students being back together!

 

Enjoy Performances Featuring Students 

Performer Lineup (subject to change):
 

6:30 pm

  • Tenor Bass Ensemble

  • Grace and Ruth Jenkins, violin and cello duet

  • Charles Landschultz (singer songwriter)

7:10

  • Hope Onstad, singing This is Love from Cinderella

  • Ella Papineau, singing Screw Loose from the musical Cry-Baby

  • Lydia Van Kley, singing  All Grown Up from Bear

  • Chamber Choir

  • Ballard Brass (Band), a mix of Jazz 1 and Jazz 2 students 

 

8 - 8:30

  • Kevin Bulson, Cello

  • 5 1/2 Cats, orchestra quartet with Lina McRoberts, Monse Eckert-Mariscal, Carson Steffens, and Colin Dunlap

  • Vocal Jazz

 

Make Your Donations!

Buy a Mystery Grab Bag

For $50 you can “grab” any bag and it will contain a variety of Ballard Performing Arts swag, plus a $25 or more gift card donated by local businesses, and other surprises.
 

Enter the Raffle

We are pulling together some great stuff for a raffle—do you have something you can contribute? Contact BPABfundraising@gmail.com. Stay tuned for more details!

 

Give Directly

Text Screens2Stage to 44321 to make your donation

Or Donate at https://www.ballardperformingarts.org/direct-giving


Wondering What to Do for Dinner?

Pre-Order Bahn-mi Sandwiches for $7.50


If you would like to help out that evening, you can sign up here (we need about 8 volunteers).

No need to RSVP, Come as you are—we look forward to seeing you!