October 26th, 2017

Spotlight Dinner & Auction
Donations & Volunteers Needed

Tickets on sale HERE.

November 18th, 5:30pm - 10:30pm :

Donations:We need your donations!  The procurement deadline has been extended to November 10. Please download a form on our website and donate today!

Tickets:Only 5 more days until ticket prices increase! Buy your tickets now!
$70 until November 1
$80 after November 1
For tickets, donations, volunteering, and all things 'Spotlight', go 
Contact   BPABevents@gmail.com to arrange a donation. 

Fall Concerts
Orchestra Concert, Reserved Seating, & Bake Sale 

Fall Orchestra Concert s  Thursday,  11 /2 at 7:30 PM :
Brittany Newell, Director of Orchestras, will lead the Chamber Orchestra in a work by Anton Arensky, Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky. The
second piece will be the widely known and loved Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg.

Symphonic Orchestra will be joined by members of Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band to play oboe, bassoon and horn parts in Mozart's Symphony 25.This orchestra will also play Danse Macabre, by Saint-Saƫns, evoking rattling bones, devilish playfulness and a spooky scene.

Reserve Orchestra Concert Seating: Want the best seat in the house? Reserve your seat for the upcoming concerts HERE. The concert is free, and for a donation, you can reserve a premium seat.

Bake Sale Bakers Needed: We need your delicious baking skills for treats to sell at the Bake Sale table.  We also need a few extra hands to help during the evening.  Sign up online HERE.
Fall Concert & Volunteer Opportunities
BHS Marching Band & Dance Team Homecoming Halftime Show | Oct 21, 2017
BHS Marching Band & Dance Team Homecoming Halftime Show | Oct 21, 2017

Congratulations to Mr. James and the 175 members of the BHS Marching Band for their "spook-tacular" Homecoming performance. If the rain kept you from attending, watch now. You can also enjoy photos of all band activities on Vimeo and Flickr.

A special thank you to all who contributed: making the video, chaperones who braved the elements, and the numerous families who donated water! Your support of the program is greatly appreciated.

Calendar Updates
Marching band will NOT  perform on the 28th.The first playoff game for BHS has been moved from 10/27 to 10/28. The new date conflicts with a Jazz I event.  Please stay tuned for further details. There is a very high likelihood we will perform at the second playoff game on  Friday, 11/3 if BHS is the home team. 

Fall Concert Rehearsals & Uniform Informations
The Fall Band Concert is 11/ 8th at 7:30 p.m.  In preparation, combined band/percussion rehearsals will be held on:
10/31 from 3:30pm - 4:45pm 
11/6 from 3:30pm - 4:45pm 

Ensure your student is concert ready: in addition to the school-issued concert attire your student brought home, uniform requirements include:
Tuxedos:  White tux shirt, cufflinks/studs, black dress shoes and long black socks
Dresses: Black nylons/tights and black close-toed shoes.

Wind Ensemble Chaperones Needed
We need two male chaperones and one female for the Whistler festival in April 2018.  The cost is expected to be ~$450 per adult. 

If you have any questions about these items or would like to volunteer, please contact Jen Witeck.  
Extra Rehearsal & NYC Payment

Orchestra after school rehearsals with woodwinds and brass (Mozart):
Wednesday 11/1 - 2:30-3:30pm on Stage

Chamber Orchestra to Lincoln Center 
The second payment for students, and first payment for chaperones is due 11/15. Please see attached  sheet for a tentative itinerary and a payment schedule for the trip. 
Chaperone and SoCal Trip

Chaperone Needed For Vocal Jazz: 
  • 1 driver/chaperone for the Edmonds Vocal Jazz Symposium on Friday, 11/10. We will meet at BHS at 8:00am and return at 6:30pm. 

Contact Page if you can help or sign up HERE.


Southern California trip for Concert Choir and Advanced Chorale: 4/ 19-22, 2018.  The choirs will participate in the Choir of America Festival for Choirs - West Division in Newport Beach, which includes an onstage performance, adjudication, extended clinic, school exchange, and evening concert. In addition, students will visit Santa Monica and spend two days in Disneyland/California Adventure, with an additional Disney Performing Arts performance in the park. Please turn in the attached flyer and a $250 deposit by 11/1st. 

We are also seeking 10 parent chaperones. If you are interested in applying to chaperone, please turn in the attached chaperone application to Ms. Rowley !

Nice work and congratulations to all the students, teachers, and helpers who made  Metamorphoses a success! The set design sparked imagination, with the pool and the veil. Three cheers for another amazing performance!!
JazzED College Summit

College Jazz Summit + Audition Workshop: Saturday, 10/28th, 2017 Register  HERE .

All students in grades 9-12 are invited to the College Jazz Summit + Audition Workshop. Come see what's possible and prepare for your college auditions. $40 and scholarships are available.
Poster Distribution

We need help distributing posters for events.  Can you take a few minutes at lunch and get a poster in the window of the shop next door? If so, sign up HERE.  It's an easy way to help.

BPA At A Glance

Edmonds Jazz Band Symposium All Day - Time TBA Montlake Terrace High School 
Fall Orchestra Concert 7:30pm - 9:30pm PAC All Orchestras 
Fall Band Concert 7:30pm - 9:30pm PAC All Bands 
Edmonds Jazz Choir Symposium All Day - TBA Meadowdale High School Vocal Jazz
Concert Choir/WWU Choral Invitational Festival All Day - TBA WWU Bellingham Concert Choir
BPA Booster Meeting 6pm BHS Library Directors, Board, Parents 
Spotlight Dinner and Auction 5:30pm - 10:30pm The Swedish Club Small Ensembles
Haydn Rehearsal I 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm PAC Haydn strings, winds, percussionists 

Auditions for Damn Yankees 3:45 pm - 6:15 pm PAC & Band Room 
Haydn Rehearsal II 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm PAC All Haydn performers 
Laramie Project 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm PAC Theatre 
Haydn Rehearsal III 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm PAC All Haydn performers 
Band Rehearsal 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm PAC 
Magnolia Chorale Concert 7:30 PM Magnolia Lutheran Church Women's Chamber Choir 
Winter Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PAC All Orchestras & Haydn performers
Ballard Performing Arts
  Ballard Performing Arts Booster Club
all questions welcome at:

PO Box 17774 
Seattle, WA  98127