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and Chaperones:
Liability Waiver AND Medical Release Forms 
are due this Wednesday.
We are sorry for the short notice on these 2 Trip Liability forms due Wednesday. It is imperative that they get returned by this Wed in order for us to send them to the Carnegie Hall/International Festival Coordinator in NYC. Both forms  were sent home with all students and are also available online. Please fill out, sign and return by Wednesday, 
Nov 30th. Thank you for your understanding.

Concert Attire Required for Rehearsal on Wednesday
On Wednesday, Nov. 30, there will be a Band and Percussion rehearsal after school to prepare for the Winter Concert. The Wind Ensemble  will be taking a formal photo that will be submitted to the festival for the Playbill program. Students must bring their full concert attire to school on Wednesday so that they can wear it in the photo. This will be the only chance to take this photo.

Third NYC Payment Due Thursday, December 1st
The third payment of $500 is due this Thursday, December 1. Pay online here.  We will let you know the final amount due once we have our current fundraising money in from coffee, candy, and our online fundraiser. 

Wind Ensemble Students - NYC Fundraiser
Wind Ensemble Students please continue to forward the Carnegie Hall link and attached pdf to spread the word about the Online NYC Fundraising Campaign to friends, family, music lovers, and supports of Ballard High School and the Ballard Performing Arts.  All donations will be tax-deductible and all proceeds will directly benefit the students and families who ar participating.  The Online Campaign will end on Dec 11th  so don't delay!   Thank you!

Winter Concert Practice Schedule
There are 2 after school practice days coming soon to prepare for the Winter Concert as well as take a photo for Carnegie Hall.  Please see Mr. James if you have a conflict.

Wednesday, November 30th, 3:30 - 4:30 PM 
Symphonic Band from 3:30 - 4:00 PM
Wind Ensemble and Percussion: 4:00 - 4:30 PM. We will be taking a photo for Carnegie Hall. Please have your COMPLETE Concert Attire on for this practice 

Monday, December 5th, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble and Percussion
Mozart Requiem Practice Schedule
Selected Wind Ensemble and Percussion members will practice 
Friday, December 2nd 3:30 - 5:30 PM and  Tuesday, December 6th 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Last Minute Pep Band at Basketball Game Schedule Change

Pep Band - please note the date and time of Friday's game has changed. Please stay tuned for further details.

The Ballard Band will be playing at selected home Ballard Basketball games. An updated performance schedule will be included with the next update.

Black Band t-shirts are the required uniform for all basketball games. Students will not be allowed to play with the band if they are not wearing your band shirt and you will not receive credit towards their grade for showing up without the band t-shirt. Students not wearing Band t-shirts, should not bother showing up! Students are to be in the Band Room ready to play 30 minutes prior to game time. 

December 3rd
Mill Creek Jazz Festival

Four more drivers urgently needed!
The Mill Creek Jazz Festival is coming up quickly and we still need at least 4 drivers! Both Jazz Band I and Jazz Band II will be attending this festival and we need parents to drive at least 20 more students and instruments .  We will meet at BHS at 11 AM to head to the festival at Jackson High School. We should return to BHS around 4:30 PM.  If you can help drive, please contact Ingrid Riley  ASAP to say you will drive and how many students you will be able to take. You may also need to fill out special paperwork for driving students. See Ballard High Volunteer Page.

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