January 25th, 2018
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Spaghetti Dinner
Volunteer & Tickets 

Only two weeks until the Spaghetti Dinner.  
It is going to be radical!  

Everyone needs a ticket to eat dinner. Do you have yours?
All-You-Can-Eat: $22.50 (Online Reservation Only)
Adults:  $15
Student, Child, Seniors (65+):  $10
Kids Under 5:  Free

We like, totally need volunteers, too.  
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Photos & Spaghetti Dinner Performance Schedule 

Yearbook Class Photos for Sale: The class photos taken for the yearbook are in and hanging in the classrooms. Proofs will be available to look at and order at the next booster meeting January 30th, and the spaghetti dinner on February 3rd. $10 for each 8X10 photo, cash or check. Make checks payable to "Rowland Studios".

Free Seattle JazzED Jam Session with Anton Schwartz: 
Friday, January 26
6:30-7:15 pm : Jam Session Basics 
7:15-9:00 pm : Jam Session. 
Every JazzEd jam session is curated by a professional musician and begins with a 45-minute jam session basics class leading to a jam session. Learn more HERE .
Spaghetti Dinner Performance Schedule:
6:00 pm      Symphonic Band
6:10 pm      Treble Choir
6:20 pm      Symphonic Orchestra
6:30 pm      Men's Ensemble
6:40 pm      Jazz 2
6:55 pm      Women's Chamber
7:05 pm      Fiddle
7:15 pm      Vocal Jazz
7:25 pm      Jazz 1
7:40 pm       Damn Yankees Cast
7:50 pm      Advanced Chorale
8:00 pm      Chamber Orchestra
8:10 pm      Wind Ensemble
8:20 pm      Concert Choir
8:30 pm      Start clean-up. Adv Chorale, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Choir, & Wind Ensemble students are required to stay until the end & help clean-up.
Solo & Ensemble Prep 

PLU Coaching:  This  Saturday, January 27th , Women's Chamber Choir, Men's Ensemble, and Vocal Jazz will have an opportunity to work with PLU faculty in order to help prepare for the upcoming Solo and Ensemble festival. This coaching will take place at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo. Students are responsible for getting themselves to and from this event and are encouraged to carpool.
Kamiak High School
10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275

Women's Chamber - Call time  8:45 am , Clinic  9:25 am -9:45 am  
Men's Ensemble - Call time  9:45 am , Clinic  10:15 am-10:35  am
Vocal Jazz - Call time  10:10 am , Clinic  10:40 am-11:00 am

Pre-Solo and Ensemble Voice Recital:  On  Wednesday, February 7th , all voice students who are participating in Solo and Ensemble will sing at a recital in the Performing Arts Center. Students can sign up for either the  6:30 pm  or the  8:00 pm  recital. All families are encouraged to attend and support our singers as they prepare for Solo and Ensemble.

Solo and Ensemble:  Our regional Solo and Ensemble festival will take place  Saturday, February 10th  at Seattle Pacific University. The schedule will be released shortly. All families of participating students are encouraged to attend and listen to their students!
Tickets & Pit Orchestra  

Damn Yankees Show Tickets: March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 & 24 are available to purchase on  SHOWTIX4U.COM. Get your tickets today.    
Please Note: Details for the Saturday, March 17th Dinner Gala with show to be posted soon.

*Updated*  Pit Orchestra Rehearsals:   Here is the link to the Damn Yankees Pit Orchestra Rehearsals Current Evolving Pit Rehearsal Schedule . Thank you for your patience with us as the rehearsals are finalized.  Continue to check the Pit Rehearsal Schedule for updates to both days & times (no pit on 2/16 added 3/5,6,8).
Pit Orchestra Remind: Pit Orchestra students were signed up to receive Remind.com text Pit schedule updates. Pit Parents, you can sign up for text updates as well. To Sign Up: Type  81010  in the "To" field and text   @69ck69   to start receiving Pit text updates.  

Parent Meeting & Volunteers Needed 

NYC Parent and Chaperone Meeting:
Wednesday, February 7th,  Chaperone Meeting at  6 pm and  Parent Meeting at  6:45 pm.

NW Regional Strings Concert: This concert February 13th, highlighting local middle and elementary students, needs parent participation for the concession stand. Please donate snacks or help at the event, and sign up HERE.

Chamber Orchestra to NYC: Please see the updated itinerary
The final trip payment of $500 is past due. If you have questions regarding your final payment, please email Debbie Anderson or Ms. Newell. Please note the additional fee for online payments. 
NYC Chaperone meeting on Wednesday, February 7th from 6 pm - 7 pm in the music room.
For additional National Orchestra Cup tickets at Lincoln Center  Saturday, March 4th, contact Teina Woodburn.

Nursing Home Performance Opportunity:  Contact Ms. Newell if you'd like to perform with your chamber ensemble or as a soloist for the residents at the Norse Home,  Saturday, February 3rd at 1 pm.  Note: this is the same day as the Spaghetti Dinner. 

Northwest Region Strings Event: We need "day-of" parent volunteers,  Tuesday, February 13th.
We are looking for:
4-5 to help set up chairs and stands from  5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
1-2 to take photos and short videos during the event
4-5 to help stack and return chairs and stands after the event
3-4 to greet and hand out programs for the event, starting at  6:30 pm
Please email Sylvia Schweinberger or Ms. Newell if you can help.

Call for 6 Chaperones: Symphonic Orchestra Festival Performances
TuesdayMarch 6th, all day - EBMEA Orchestra festival at Ingraham High School 
Saturday, March 17th, all day - Orchestra festival at Western Washington University 
Please email Sylvia Schweinberger or Ms. Newell if you can help.

Chamber Orchestra Preview Concert: Please join the Chamber Orchestra for a preview concert of their performance of the Shostakovich Chamber Symphony, op. 110a. Show time is Monday, February 26th at 7:30 pm in the Black Box Theater. Help us send this fabulous group off to NYC for their performance and tour; they leave for Lincoln Center on Wednesday, February 28th!


Congratulations to Jazz 1 for being selected to participate in the 2018 Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, CA!  Held  March 8-11, 2018, more details about this exciting trip will be announced next week.  In the meantime, Jazz 1 students should save the dates and parents, please consider being a chaperone for this fun festival.

Wind Ensemble Preview Concert on February 6!

Please invite your family and friends to the Wind Ensemble's WMEA Performance Preview Concert on Tuesday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.  We hope to "pack the PAC" to help our students prepare for this prestigious honor. Selected through a competitive audition process, the Wind Ensemble will play pieces from Ticheli, Oquin and Mackey during the WMEA Concert Hour.  As the first SPS high school band to ever perform at the state conference, this is a huge honor for Mr. James, the Wind Ensemble and Ballard High School!  

Wind Ensemble Families please note:  Following the preview concert, we will hold a parent meeting to discuss the WMEA travel itinerary and answer questions.

WMEA Rehearsal Schedule and Travel Itinerary
1/31:  WE Clinic with Dr. Morris from UPS (10:00 am - 3:00 pm) - Bring a sack lunch
2/6:   Wind Ensemble WMEA Preview Concert and Parent Meeting ( 7:30 pm)
2/13: Final WMEA Rehearsal ( 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm)
2/15: Depart BHS for Yakima (4:00 pm)
2/16: Estimated Return to BHS from Yakima (4:00 pm)

Wind Ensemble Trip Payments Now Past Due! 

There are 26 families with outstanding trip payments. Are you one of them? Please contact Jen Witeck to find out. Thanks!

Marching Band to Perform at BHS Open House on February 8!
The Marching Band will welcome potential students and their families to the BHS Open House on February 8 with a short performance in the gym.  Call time is 6:00 p.m. as Band members will be in the full marching band uniforms, including the black band t-shirt and long black socks.  The performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. and students will be dismissed at 7:00 p.m.

Parent volunteers are needed to help with the uniform distribution and return.  Please sign up here if you can help us for an hour!
BPA At A Glance
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