64th Annual Spaghetti Dinner
One Hit Wonders
Saturday, February 11 5:30-8:30pm
Ballard High School Commons
After two years of remote/virtual spaghetti dinners, we are so excited to be back with live performances and our traditional community-style dinner. The theme this year is One Hit Wonders, featuring memorable tunes performed by every Ballard Performing Arts choir, band and orchestra group -- plus a sneak peek at the spring musical, The Secret Garden.
The Spaghetti Dinner Tickets
Dinner includes Spaghetti (Gluten free available), Sauce (Veggie or Meat), Bread, Salad, a Beverage (lemonade, water or coffee), and a small dessert.
Tickets aren't required to enjoy the amazing performances, only if you would like dinner.
All You Can Eat (any age): $24
You may purchase tickets at the door while supplies last.
About the Spaghetti Dinner
The Spaghetti Dinner has been a BPA annual fundraiser event since 1959. Started originally as a showcase for the greater Ballard community, the focus shifted in 2018 to an event for BPA families, alums and BHS staff & students. Admission to enjoy performances from every performing arts group, including a preview from the cast of the upcoming spring musical, is free. However, guests have the option of purchasing dinner tickets.
The traditional dinner is served buffet style and features salad, bread, spaghetti (with a very special sauce), and a small dessert. During the 54th year of this soiree, long-time BPA volunteer Peg Radford contributed her fantastic homemade spaghetti sauce recipe to the event. Year after year BPA has prepared and served this famous sauce using ingredients generously donated by many local businesses and BHS alums. At the end of the evening, any leftover sauce is bottled up and sold to lucky families who stick around to the end.
Guests can also buy raffle tickets for the chance to win prizes donated by local businesses. Tickets are available online prior to the event or at the door the night of the event.
Student Performance Schedule:
Please arrive 20 minutes before your performance time.
Students need to buy a ticket to enjoy the Spaghetti Dinner and are encouraged to sign up for a volunteer shift before or after their performances.
5:40 Jazz Lab Ensemble - Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band
5:50 Treble Choir - Cups - Anna Kendrick from Pitch Perfect
6:00 Symphonic Orchestra - All About that Bass - Meghan Trainer
6:10 Big Band - Happy - Pharrell Williams
6:20 Fiddlers - Mystery Medley
6:30 *Advanced Chorale - Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
6:40 Concert Band - I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
6:55 Tenor/Bass Ensemble - Stand By Me - Ben E. King
7:05 Brass Band - Feel It Still - Portugal the Man
7:15 Chamber Choir - It’s Raining Men - The Weather Girls
7:25 Symphonic Band - Take On Me - Ah-Ha
7:40 Vocal Jazz - Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye
7:50 Chamber Orchestra - Hooked On a Feeling - Blue Swede
8:00 Wind Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra (with guest vocalists) - Little Talks - Monsters and Men
8:10 *Concert Choir - I’ll Be There for You - The Rembrandts
8:20 Secret Garden Cast - House on a Hill
8:30 Start clean-up
*Please note these groups have been switched on the schedule.
Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, and Secret Garden Cast students are required to stay until the end & help clean-up. Students will receive volunteer service hours for their time.
Volunteer to Help with Spaghetti Dinner
There are many volunteer positions needed to make this event a success. From ticket sellers and takers to spaghetti makers, please sign up for a shift here. The performance schedule will be posted soon so you can time your shift to see your student perform.
Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084FA9A92CAAF85-2023