OPENING NIGHT!  E URYDICE! OPENING NIGHT!  EURYDICE!

OPENING NIGHT!  
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Eurydice  is Sarah Ruhl's version of the 
classic Eurydice and Orpheus tale. It 
portrays an  Alice in Wonderland -esque underworld, complete with talking stones 
and a Lord of the Underworld, who can be seen riding a tricycle. 

In keeping with the play's Greek origins, 
the Stones serve as a new take on a Greek chorus. The Stones comment on the action and warn the characters, but cannot intervene in any  of the events. 

The play explores relationships, love, communication, and the permeability between the world of the living and the world of the dead, in a quest to discover where true meaning lies in life and thereafter.

Directed by Shawn M Riley



The play runs October 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & 31. Curtain at 7:30 pm in the Ballard High School Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center.

Advance tickets at  SHOWTIX4U.com /Adults: $15, Students, Staff & Seniors: $10
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Fall Choir Concert
Wed, Oct 28th at 7:00 pm 
Please join Treble Choir, Men's Ensemble, Advanced Women's Chorale, Women's Chamber Choir, Vocal Jazz, and Concert Choir for a wonderful evening of music in our school's Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center. Selections will include everything from the Blues and the Beach Boys to choral music from Haiti, South Africa, and the British Isles.  It's an evening not to be missed!

Fall Orchestra Concert
Tues, Nov 3rd at 7:00 pm 
The Ballard Orchestras invite you
to a Fall Concert on Tuesday, 11/3 at 7pm in the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center. You'll hear exciting works by Mozart, Rossini, Glazunov and Sibelius, plus a few traditional tunes from our Ballard Fiddlers. 

Fall Band Concert 
Thurs, Nov 5th at 7:00 pm
Please mark your calendars for
the Fall Band Concert with  J azz Bands I & II performing as well as the Symphonic Band and  Wind Ensemble.

Attention BPA Parents!   Baked goods donations are needed for ALL Concerts . No time to bake? Items from your favorite bakery are appreciated too. Donations may be sent in with your student in the morning or dropped by the Bake Sale table prior to the Concert, starting at 6:00 pm. 

We could also always use a few parents to come by at Intermission or come by after the Concert to help with clean up.  Thank you!
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BPA Families  - What we need this week for the upcoming Spotlight Gala:  

Silent and Live Auction items!  Gift cards, jewelry, wine, a dinner, travel items (lots of big trips coming up!), tickets to art or sports events, unique experiences, share your hobby or skill, and anything you would buy yourself are great ideas.

Maybe you have something and haven't gotten around to dropping it off. That's ok. Please fill out the on-line donation form so the Gala team will know it's coming for the Spotlight Gala Auction & Dinner on Saturday, Nov 14th at the Leif Erikson Lodge.

QUESTIONS:    Email  ballardperformingarts@gmail.com
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BPA FUNDRAISING  OPPORTUNITIES

WATCH FOR A GIFT BASKET DRAWING FOR BALLARD PERFORMING ARTS!    

Ballard Performing Arts parent, Melissa Middlebrook is hosting their  7th annual Holiday Arts + Crafts Open 
House on Sat. & Sun. Nov. 21-22 at the Red Square 
Yoga  Studio at 10th Ave W & Howe Street.   
Every year each of the particpating Vendors donate high quality, locally handcrafted items for a Gift Basket drawing to a Non-Profit Organziation. This year's proceeds from their donation will go to the Ballard Performing Arts Booster Club!

The Gift Basket will be assembled soon with a list of items along with a photo. In the meantime you can see last year's baskets and donate online here to enter the drawing.

Suggested donation for tickets to the chance drawing: $3.00 for 1 ticket, $5.00 for 2 tickets, $10.00 for 5 tickets, $20.00 for 12 tickets.

Tickets will be available in the Lobby outside the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center beginning this Thursday with the Opening Night of the Fall Play: Eurydice and at the Upcoming Fall Concerts (Choir 10/28, Orchestra 11/3 & Band 11/5). 

Last year's drawing raised over $500.00 which went to the McClure Middle School library. We're hoping to beat that amount this year to support our amazing Ballard Performing Arts Program!
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Student Candy & Coffee Fundraising

FALL CANDY SALE -  The Candy Sale Student Fundraiser will start on October 26th.  The candy comes in boxes of 60 with a variety of flavors.  Each bar sells for $1.00. Students need to turn in money as they sell a complete box (NO COINS PLEASE!).  Students receive $25.00 credited to their student account for each full box sold. Forms will be available in the classrooms Friday the 23rd or  click here .  Students can pick up candy Monday 10/26 after school near the uniform room.


FALL COFFEE SALE -  The Coffee Sale Student fundraiser will also begin on October 26th.  Order forms are available in the classrooms or click here or go to the BPA Website. Coffee sells for $12.00 per bag with $5.00 per bag sold credited to their student account.  Students will need to fill out the form and collect payment for all the coffee ordered.  All orders and payments need to be turned into the mailbox in the band room by Tuesday, November 24th.  Click here to download a coffee flyer . Orders will be available for pick up during the Winter Concerts on 12/9 and 12/10.

Band and Jazz
 
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 

The Marching Band Halftime Show & Senior Band Night will now be on either 
Thursday, October 29th (7:00 pm) or Friday, October 30th (7:45 pm)

The Ballard Football Game vs Roosevelt this Friday, October 23rd at 
Memorial  Stadium  for the City Championship will determine the Playoff 
Schedule for the Halftime Show, Senior Band Night & Yearbook Photo.  Stay Tuned!

Additional Marching Band Football Game Dates
Please note the following list of additional games that the Marching Band will most likely be playing: 11/6, 11/7 & possibility 11/13 - Call Time TBD.

Musical Notes
 
Fall Band Concert on Thursday, November 5th at 7:00 pm 
Please mark your calendars for the Fall Band Concert with 
J azz Bands I & II performing as well as the Symphonic Band and 
Wind Ensemble.

Choir

THIS Friday, October 23rd, is the deadline for the NY Paperwork (click here)
along with a $500 deposit (checks made payable to Ballard Performing Arts or 
Please scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "Choir to NYC-Payment 1."

Also, this Friday is the deadline for chaperone applications!  We have had a tremendous response from female chaperones, but are still looking for one more male chaperone.  The application is attached here.  Any interested parents need to send in the application by Friday.


Musical Notes
Fall Choir Concert - Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00 pm
Please join Treble Choir, Men's Ensemble, Advanced Women's Chorale, Women's Chamber Choir, Vocal Jazz, and Concert Choir for a wonderful evening of music in our school's Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center. Selections will include everything from the Blues and the Beach Boys to choral music from Haiti, South Africa, and the British Isles.  It's an evening not to be missed!

Orchestra

Trip Reminders:  The first payments are due by Thursday, Nov. 5th please select
here for LA paperwork & here for Tampa paperwork  It is now possible to pay on-line here (processing fees apply) or give your check and paperwork to Ms Newell. 


Musical Notes Fall Orchestra Concert - Tuesday, November 3rd at 7:00 pm 
The Ballard Orchestras invite you to a Fall Concert on Tuesday, 11/3 at 7pm in the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center. You'll hear exciting works by Mozart, Rossini, Glazunov and Sibelius, plus a few traditional tunes from our Ballard Fiddlers. 

Drama

"Buy" A Seat Campaign is BACK!  "Buy" a seat in the Performing Arts Center for $50 and we will place a plaque with your name on the arm. You can use the opportunity to remember a loved one, print a favorite verse or name of a performer or simply mark your thoughtfulness.   These funds will contribute significantly to the Ballard High School Theatre.  Choose your seat TODAY!   Click here to download an order form.

Community News

Seattle JazzED Master Class Series

See below for some Master Classes at Seattle JazzED coming up, including a class for anyone who is considering including music in their college plan/search.  They will have some of the top music schools (Juilliard, Mannes, Berklee, etc ) on hand to answer questions and offer advice and the audition preparation will serve kids in their high school band auditions too. 

As a BONUS ,  students  who do the Brass Intensive  with Cuong Vu and Andy Clausen will get  free Earshot festival tickets to Andy's show  on Nov. 1. AND   students  who sign up for the Reeds Intensive  with Mark Taylor and Roxy Coss, will get  free tickets to the SRJO Billy Strayhorn Birthday Concert  on Nov. 7 featuring Mark and Roxy, plus SRJO will be hosting a backstage pizza party that night for the kids. So lots of cool stuff on the horizon.
 
10/24/15, 1-5pm  MLK Community Center, 3201 E Republican Street
 
10/31/15, 1-5pm  MLK Community Center, 3201 E Republican Street
Representatives from Juilliard, Mannes School of Music, Berklee College of Music, University of Washington Music School, Pacific Lutheran University and Cornish College of the Arts will be in attendance.

11/7/15, 1-5pm  MLK Community Center, 3201 E Republican Street
 
All classes are $80 and full or partial scholarships are available.  Check out the Seattle JazzED website at:  www.seattlejazzed.org  for more info! 

Disclaimer: We do not screen or endorse any of the programs listed in the Community News 


 
Upcoming Performing Arts Events

Thu, 10/22-24 Fall Play Eurydice starting at 7:30 in the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center
Wed, 10/28
Fall Choir Concert in the Performing Arts Center at 7:00
Thu, 10/29-31
Fall Play Eurydice starting at 7:30 in the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center
Thu, 10/29 OR Fri, 10/30
The Marching Band Halftime Show, Senior Band Night and Yearbook Photo on either Thursday the 29th at 7:00 or Friday the 30th at 7:45!   Stay tuned!
Tue, 11/3
Fall Orchestra Concert in the Performing Arts Center at 7:00
Thu, 11/5
Fall Band Concert in the Performing Arts Center at 7:00
Fri, 11/6
Marching Band at Football Game TBD
Sat, 11/7
Marching Band at Football Game TBD
Tue, 11/10
BPA Booster Club General Meeting at 7:00 - 8:00 in the BHS Library.
Fri, 11/13
Marching Band at Football Game TBD
Sat, 11/14
Spotlight Gala Dinner & Auction at the Leif Erickson Lodge at 6:00pm
Sat, 11/21
Olympic College Jazz Classic for Vocal Jazz 
 
 
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