Ballard Performing Arts - You're Invited!
September 13,  2016 

Please join us tonight at 7 PM 
 in the BHS Library 
 for the First BPA General Meeting of the year.

Come meet the Directors, Parents, Board Members and Parent Reps and hear about the exciting year ahead for  Ballard Performing Arts.

Don't Forget!
Men's Concert Uniform 
Fittings Today

All men participating in all Ballard Performing Arts Music Groups, should report to the Band Room today after school from 3:30 - 5:30 PM for Concert Uniform Fittings.

Choir Camp Is This Weekend! 

The 2016 Annual Choir Camp will be held 
at Camp Burton on Vashon Island.  
Please see detailed Choir Camp Information email sent yesterday to all  Advanced Chorale and Concert Choir families.

Please contact parent rep Page Harader.
Permissions Slips and Payments are DUE NOW!
Urgently Needed - One Male Chaperone
In order for this trip to be successful we still need one more adult male chaperone  to participate in this overnight weekend trip.  There is no charge  for chaperones. Email   Page Harader  to volunteer. 

A Heartfelt Thank You 
 to all
152 students
18 chaperones
3 coaches
who helped to make this year's Marching Band Camp weekend a musical and marching success! 

Jazz Band Starts This Morning!
Jazz I will rehearse Mon - Fri at 7:45 AM
Jazz II will rehearse Mon - Wed at 7:45 AM
Save the Date - Friday, September 23!
Marching Band will play in the stands at the BHS Football Game against Garfield 
and the same night we will...

Celebrate our Seniors!
All senior families are invited to come and celebrate Senior Band Night with their senior and have their picture taken with Mr. James.

Autumn Leaf Parade in Leavenworth 
Saturday, September 24
We will need 10 - 12 adult chaperones for this event.  Please contact  Ingrid Riley if you are able to attend.  Look for further details in next week's newsletter.
Orchestra Camp 
Friday, September 23 - Sunday September 25. 

The 2016 Annual Orchestra Camp will be held 
at Camp Burton on Vashon Island.  

This retreat is required for all members of Chamber and Symphonic Orchestra.
Students need to be in the BHS Parking Lot by 
3:30 PM on Friday 9/23. Dinner will be served at camp  on Friday evening.  Students will return to BHS around  2:00 PM on Sunday.  Orchestra families please look for a detailed Orchestra Camp Information email later this week.

Please contact Orchestra Parent Rep
Permissions Slips and Payments DUE NOW!
Thank you Menchie's!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by Magnolia Menchie's last week to support the Ballard Performing Arts Wind Ensemble trip to NYC!
Menchie's will be donating $200 to BPA!

Look for another Menchie's day in the future. 

NYC Wind Ensemble Trip Fundraiser Update.

If you checked out Brown Bear Car Wash tickets last spring or over the summer, please bring your money in an envelope with your name on it to the black box as soon as possible. Your student account will be credited based on money collected.
Money will be picked up tonight, September 13th, after the BPA Booster meeting. More tickets can be checked out after the meeting.   Don't forget that $5.50 from every ticket goes directly in your student account.
900 tickets have been distributed. If all are sold, nearly $5,000 will have been raised to offset the cost of the NYC trip.   Please contact Carolyn Dunn  with any questions.


Auditions for The Foreigner 
will take place today after school on the main stage. All interested students should have picked up the audition packet from Mr. Riley and completed all forms.  Stay tuned for cast list, show time and ticket information.

The Ballard Performing Arts Annual Fee goes to fund the majority of the operating expenses of the music programs. These include sheet music, festival fees, transportation, instrument purchase, and repair, uniform purchase, maintenance, and cleaning. 
Click here to pay online 
Payments may also be paid by check, made out to BPA and either d ropped off at black mailbox in the music room at BHS,  or sent postal mail to:
BPA, PO Box 17774, Seattle, WA  98127

The Music faculty, together with the Ballard High School Performing Arts Booster Club (BPABC), is committed to providing a high quality experience for all students who wish to participate in Performing Arts activities regardless of financial circumstances.
If you are in need of scholarship assistance, please download this form and return to your student's teacher OR mail to BPA, PO Box 17774, Seattle, WA  98127

Mon, 10/3 All State/All-NW Honor Group Auditions Due
Wed, 10/5 Marching Band Homecoming Practice 6:00 - 8:00 PM at BHS Field
Fri, 10/7 Marching Band Homecoming Practice - time TBA at BHS Field during school day
Fri, 10/7 Marching Band performing at Football Game vs. Garfield 5:30 PM Call Time at Memorial Stadium. 
Tue, 10/11 Performing Arts General Meeting at 7:30 PM in BHS Library
Thu 10/13 - 10/15
Fall Play: Opening weekend of  The Foreigner at 7:30 PM in the Performing Arts Center
Fri 10/14 PLU Orchestra Invitational - time TBA at PLU
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, September 13
Men's Concert Uniform Fittings
All men in all BPA groups
3:30 - 5:30 PM 
Band Room

Tuesday, September 13
Auditions for The Foreigner
3:30 PM 
Main Stage

Tuesday, September 13
First BPA General Meeting
7:30 PM 
BHS Library

Friday, September 16-18
Choir Camp
Advanced Women's Chorale and Concert Choir Only
Friday, September 23-25
Orchestra Camp
Camp Burton
Friday, September 23
Marching Band at Football Game at Memorial Stadium
Call Time 5:30 PM at BHS

Saturday, September 24
Autumn Leaf Parade
Call time 7:00 AM at BHS
Parade time 12:00 PM in Leavenworth

Wednesday, September 28
Marching Band Homecoming Practice
6:00 - 8:00 PM 
BHS Field

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