October 6th

Homecoming is Tomorrow Night!
See our award winning Marching Band 

Join Ballard Students and Alumni for Homecoming at Memorial Stadium tomorrow night! 
Game time is 5:00 PM on Friday, October 7th. Grab a friend, take a seat and cheer for BHS as they take on Garfield HS.  Let's fill the stands in support of BHS and our BPA students...
  • Men's Ensemble will sing the National Anthem.
  • Marching Band will perform on the field at halftime.
Help Wanted:
The Uniform Team is looking for assistance with uniform check in after the game.  Please lend a hand and remember that 153 students = 153 uniforms! Contact Ingrid Riley to sign up.

One (or more) Cinematic Genius to film the half time show at the Homecoming Game. Our usual dedicated dad is unable to attend the game this year. The Marching Band always puts on a fabulous show and we would really like a record of it.  If interested (or even curious), please contact  Diane.

Marching Band Member Reminder
There is an all day field trip tomorrow and call time is 3:15 PM. E at a big lunch and bring a snack for after school.  Plan to eat dinner after the game. The game will start on time at 5 PM so we can estimate a return between 7:30 and 8:00 PM.  

The Foreigner Opens Next Week
October 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at BHS
in the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center

What does a shy Englishman in search of rest do when he visits a fishing lodge in Georgia?  In Larry Shue's hilarious farce, Charlie Baker, a proofreader by day, and boring husband by night, adopts the persona of a foreigner who doesn't understand English. When others begin to speak freely around him, he not only becomes privy to secrets both dangerous and frivolous, he also discovers an adventurous extrovert within himself.
Tickets available now at ShowTix4u.

Special pricing at the door for the Thursday, October 20th performance:

Buy one adult admission at $15 and the accompanying party is free. Buy one student or senior admission at $10 and accompanying student or senior is free.  Offer not available online.

BPA General Meeting - Tuesday, October 11
Please join us at 7:30 PM in the BHS Library

Ask questions, get answers and l earn about our three big events: The Spotlight Gala, The Spaghetti Dinner and The Musical Opening Weekend Gala. Find the perfect opportunity to support BPA at our first ever Volunteer Fair! Get information about student fundraisers, passive fundraisers and other ways you can help. There will also be a break out session for the Wind Ensemble trip to NYC. We look forward to seeing you.  

PLU Orchestra Invitational - October 14th
All permission slips due tomorrow, Friday, October 7th

Chamber Orchestra is heading to the PLU Invitational next Friday, October 14th. Thank you parent volunteers!  Parents, please fill out and return the paperwork that was handed to your student earlier this week ASAP.   Students, all permission slips need to be signed and returned to the black mailbox by tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 7th.  We will be meeting in the BHS parking lot at 
8:15 AM, and caravanning to PLU.  Questions?  Contact Sylvia Schweinberger.

Spotlight Gala
Save the Date - November 19, 2016

Spotlight Gala Dinner and Auction tickets go on sale tomorrow, October 7 th !  Buy your tickets now for  BPA's biggest fundraiser on the year. Ticket price includes admission, dinner, auction and live music from BPA small ensemble groups.  Earlybird pricing of $50 per ticket runs from October 7 th  through November 1st.  Buy tickets here.

New this year - VIP tickets! These premium tickets include the extra benefits of RESERVED seating and a special SWAG bag. These tickets are $75 each and only 32 are available. Premium tickets may only be purchased online. First come, first served - buy your tickets here!
We are in need of items for our silent and mini live auction (procurement and donation info) and desserts for the dessert dash. Learn more about how you can help with this event at the Oct 11 th BPA General Meeting at 7:30pm in the BHS Library, or email ballardperformingarts@gmail.com. Online volunteer sign-up available here.

Tuxes are ready to go home!
Have you seen your student's concert clothes?

All tuxes must be taken home by Friday, October 7th.  There is simply no room for them in the Music Room or Black Box. Try it on, make sure the pants are the correct length. The hems may need to be lengthened or shortened.  You must get this done before your  fall concert.   Tuxes are to be kept at home until the end of the school year.  Please read important information regarding tuxes found here.

If you can't find a bag with your name on it, your jacket and/or pants are on order.  You will be notified when the order comes in.

Gently used tux shirts in sizes: S - M - L  are available for purchase for $15.00. This fee includes the cuff link and stud set.  Stop by the uniform room before 1st period to try one on to make sure we have your size.  Please bring cash or checks payable to BPA.

Scholarship Applications due October 13th
Don't miss the deadline

Are you in need of financial assistance for any Ballard Performing Arts fees or trips for this school year?  If so, please fill out a scholarship application form and turn it in no later than Thursday, October 13th!  We ask that you anticipate any assistance that you will need for the rest of the year (consider the Wind Ensemble trip to NYC, the Choir trip to Portland or the Orchestra trip to lcicle Creek). Scholarship forms are available here or can be found on the forms wall in both the Band Room and the Black Box. 

Help Wanted! Volunteers Needed
Can you lend a hand?

Wanted: Photographers and Videographers
Are as creative as your kids? Help us promote the BPA program and keep archive of all of the performances.  Keeping our visual records up to date has helped our band, choir and orchestra qualify for national opportunities. It's fun for families and far flung friends and relatives to see the performances and provides us with resources for publication and festival application. They also supply our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. We are looking for volunteers for each of the three Ballard Performing Arts music groups.  
Many hands make light work.  Click here to sign up.  Performances start soon!

Wanted:  Poster Distributors
Hear ye! Hear ye! Let's get the word out!
Work with the directors to distribute posters in nearby establishments:  schools, libraries, churches, businesses, and other local organizations.  Work with other volunteers to distribute posters.  There is already a list of locations from previous years and events. Click  here to sign up.

Private Music Lessons Available Musical Notes
Vocal, Violin or Viola 

There are still slots available for vocal, violin or viola lessons during the school day. Please bring forms to Ms. Rowley or Ms. Newell if you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity.

Chinook Books Are Here
On sale from October 3 - 13

This fundraiser is open to all BPA students. A portion of the sales profit will be deposited into each student's  individual  ASB account to be used toward annual fees, camps and trips.  Product check out & money drop off will be available every day after school during the sale  until  3:35 PM , in the room off to the left of the auditorium lobby. All monies and unsold Chinook Book products must be returned by Thursday, October 13th. More information available here.   Questions? Contact  Ingrid Riley

Choir T-shirts Available
Parents, place your orders 

Choir t-shirts are being ordered next week.  All students will be receiving a shirt, the cost of which is covered in the annual fee.  However, if PARENTS would like a t-shirt for themselves, they are welcome to order one.  Check out this year's design details  here.   If you are interested in a parent t-shirt, please email your size to Ms. Rowley at chrowley@seattleschools.org by the end of this week and send in cash or check for $15 made payable to Ballard Performing Arts.

Band Photo Available Soon
Order your copy today

The photos are 8X10 and cost $10 each.  Checks should be made payable to Rowland Studios with MB photo in the note line and placed in the band room mailbox. Deadline for ordering is November 23rd. Questions?  Contact Jill Hansen

Upcoming Events 
Printable BPA Event Calendar here

10/3 - 13
Chinook Book Sale!  Students can pick up books and/or app every day after school before 3:35 PM in little room to the left of the auditorium lobby.  All money due back by 10/13! Questions?  Ingrid Riley.
Fri 10/7
Marching Band Homecoming Field Trip - all day.  Call time for Game 3:15 PM
Fri 10/7
Marching Band Performing at half time at Memorial Stadium.  Men's Ensemble singing the National Anthem before the game.  Game time 5:00 PM
Tue 10/11 Performing Arts Booster and General Meeting 7:30 PM at BHS Library including Wind Ensemble Carnegie Hall Trip breakout session
10/13 - 15
Fall PlayThe Foreigner  at 7:30 PM in the BHS Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center. Tickets at ShowTix4u .
Fri 10/14 Pacific Lutheran University Orchestra Invitational at PLU.  Depart BHS at 8:15 AM
10/20 - 22
Fall PlayThe Foreigner at 7:30 PM in the BHS Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center. Tickets at ShowTix4u .   Note - special 2 for 1 at the door pricing for the 10/20 show.
TBA 10/21
or 10/22
Marching Band playing in the stands at BHS Football game.  Time/Date TBA
Wed 10/26
Men's Ensemble Rehearsal 1:15 - 1:40 PM in the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center
Wed 10/26 Fall Choir Concert 7:30 PM in the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center
Wed 11/2
Fall Orchestra Concert 7:30 PM in the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center
Thu 11/3
Fall Band Concert 7:30 PM in the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center