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Ballard Performing Arts Upcoming September Dates to Note
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Performing Arts Uniform Fittings

Thursday, September 3rd in the Band Room and on the Stage:
9:00 am to 12:00 for returning students - Marching Band, Orchestra and Choir Girls

After Freshman Orientation from 12:00 to 3:00 pm for incoming Freshman - all Marching Band, Orchestra and Choir Girls 

Friday, September 4th:
9:00 am to 1:00 pm - all New and Returning students who didn't go on Thursday.

Please Note: Tux fitting for all boys, will be the 2nd week of September. 
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Marching Band Camp is 
coming  up fast!  

Please see the important information below for Required Paperwork,  Due Dates 
Chaperone Request
 

Marching Band Camp is Friday, September 11th to Sunday, September 13th and is located at  Camp Seymour in  Gig Harbor.  This camp  includes all members of the  Symphonic Band,  Wind Ensemble  and the Percussion Section.
  
Any outstanding paperwork and fees are due by September 1st. A link to the
 Band Camp Paperwork is hereA link to pay Band Camp fees and Annual Music Department fees is here .  Remember to buy your required ASB Activity Card.

In order to make this amazing opportunity for students to renew friendships, meet new incoming Freshman and participate in sectional practices and learn parade marching skills we need  adult chaperones to participate in this overnight weekend trip as well. Please email   Ingrid Riley at ingridriley@hotmail.com for additional information.  Thank you for supporting the Performing Arts! 

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Choir  Camp is Friday, September 11th through Sunday the 13th.  P lease see  below for Required Paperwork & Chaperone Request
 
The Choir Camp will be held at Camp Burton 
on Vashon Island. This retreat is required  for 
all members of the Concert Choir and 
Advanced Women's Chorale.

Outstanding paperwork and fees must be completed and 
turned in by  September 1st . A link to the Choir Camp Paperwork is  here  
and a  link  to  pay annual Choir  Camp  and Music Department fees is  here .

The camaraderie among Choir members is a large part of what makes our 
program  so special.  Choir Camp is a time to form lasting bonds and friendships 
and  welcome new members into the Choir program.
  
In order for this trip to be successful we still need 4 more  adult men chaperones 
to participate in this overnight weekend trip. Please email
  Jen Witeck at bpabchoirrep@gmail.com for additional information.  We are 
grateful to the Performing Arts Community, and deeply appreciate your support. 

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Attention Parents!  - The First Performing Arts Booster Club General Meeting of the new School Year is September 15th - Don't Miss This!
 
Our first General Meeting of the new school year will be on Tuesday, 
September 15th from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Ballard Library.   Meet the  Directors, pick up a Performing Arts Event Schedule and meet and talk with other parents too!  
We hope to see you all there!

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Fall Play Auditions for Eurydice will be on 
Tuesday, September 15th at 2:30 pm in the 
Performance Arts Center Auditorium 



Play Synopsis:    In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story. "Rhapsodically beautiful. A weird and wonderful new play" - an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory. - The New York Times "Exhilarating!! A luminous retelling of the Orpheus myth, lush and limpid as a dream where both author and audience swim in the magical, sometimes menacing, and always thrilling flow of the unconscious." - The New Yorker "Ruhl's wild flights of imagination, some deeply affecting passages and beautiful imagery provide transporting pleasures.  They conspire to create original, at times breathtaking, stage pictures." - Variety

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The  Orchestra Retreat is Friday, September 18th - Sunday, September 20th
 
The Orchestra Retreat will be located at Camp Burton on Vashon Island and includes all members of the Concert and Symphonic Orchestra.

A link to the Orchestra Retreat Paperwork is  hereA link to pay annual Orchestra Retreat and Music Department fees is  here .

At camp, Orchestra students will spend time learning music, sight reading 
and working on solo/group performances.  The weekend is a great time for 
students to get to know each other through games and goal setting activities. 
We need adult chaperones to participate in this overnight retreat as well.  Please  email Molly Anderson  for additional information.  

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The BHS Marching Band will be performing at the Autumn Leaf Parade in Leavenworth on Saturday, 
September 26th.  
 

Call Time at BHS is 6:00 AM.   Parents we need some adult volunteers on this trip please email Ingrid at ingridriley@hotmail.com for additional information.

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