November 2nd, 2017

Fall Concerts
Reserved Seating, & Bake Sale 

Reserve 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. Also look for the sale of jewelry featured in the play Metamorphoses.

Spotlight Dinner & Auction
Tickets, Donations & Volunteers Needed
Tickets on sale HERE.
November 18th, 5:30pm - 10:30pm :

Get in the act for Spotlight Dinner and Auction: 
This is the last week to make donations! We are building a great line-up. Help put us over the top with your creative donation of an experience, a favorite restaurant or pub, or a basket of fun merchandise from your favorite shop. Donation forms can be found HERE .

For tickets, donations, volunteering, and all things 'Spotlight', go 
Contact to arrange a donation. 

Orchestra Concert & NYC Payment

Chamber Orchestra to Lincoln Center 
The second payment for students, and first payment for chaperones is due November 15th. Please see attached  sheet for a tentative itinerary and a payment schedule for the trip. 
Thank you for the full house for our Fall Choir Concert
Fall Choral Festival and SoCal Trip

Concert Choir: On Tuesday, November 14th, Concert Choir will attend the Western Washington University Fall Invitational Choral Festival in Bellingham. Students will wear full concert dress and meet at BHS at 6:45am. They should either bring a lunch or bring money to eat in the Student Union. We will return to BHS near the end of the school day.

They are one of 8 choirs from across the state to be invited to this event. While there, Concert Choir will have the opportunity to perform and receive an on-stage clinic from Dr. Angela Broeker of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Broeker is highly regarded in the choral work, and we look forward to working with her! 
Southern California trip for Concert Choir and Advanced Chorale: The first payment of $250 is due. You can pay online HERE or send a check made payable to Ballard Performing Arts.

Fall Concert & Volunteer Opportunities

Jazz 1 Clinic Today:  A reminder that jazz clinician, Justin DiCioccio from the Manhattan School of Music, will work with Jazz 1 students today  from  3:30-6:30pm  in the Band Room. Jazz 2 students are encouraged to observe the class. 

No Marching Band Performance This Weekend:  As the football playoffs will be held in Ferndale, the band will not perform this weekend. Thank you for saving the date and to the parents who volunteered to chaperone. 

Attention Senior Parents:  Two Senior Band Camp photos and a Senior Night Family photo were sent home with your student last week. Watch for them!  
If you would like to download the photos visit the Ballard Flickr website.

Fall Concert Rehearsal and Concert Attire Information:  The Fall Band Concert is November 8th, at 7:30pm In preparation, the last combined band/percussion rehearsal will be held on  November 6th, 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.

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

Second Whistler Payment: $200 for students and $150 for chaperones is due  November 16th . Even those who requested scholarships are responsible for this payment. Please send a check made payable to BPA or pay online . 

There are some families who are past due with the Initial $150 Deposit. Jen Witeck will contact you via email as this may be an oversight due to the high volume of band activity this year. Your prompt attention to this matter is greatly appreciated. 

If you have any questions about these items or would like to volunteer, please contact Jen Witeck.  
The Laramie Project & Damn Yankees Auditions 

The Laramie ProjectDecember 1st and 2nd at 7:30 pm. In remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, the BHS Thespians and friends will perform this powerful and timely work on World AIDS Day. Author Moises Kauffman and his theatre group went to Laramie, Wyoming and conducted over 100 interviews with the townspeople, friends, and family of Matthew. This play is their account of what happened leading up to the frightening day when Matthew was found beaten to death and tied to a fence in freezing temperatures.
As with the performances of Rent last year, this year's production will be a benefit for YOUTHCARE'S ORION CENTER - an organization on Capitol Hill that assists LGBTQ youth who are in need of shelter and support.
Tickets can be purchased online at
Adults are $20 
Students under 18 and Senior Citizens are $15
Auditions for Damn Yankees: Auditions are the week after Thanksgiving!!! SIGN UP for an audition time on the scene shop doors and pick up an audition packet in the black box on the FORMS bulletin board. They are also HERE: Audition Info, Audition Contract, Conflict Calendar .
  • Tuesday, November 28th:  Dance auditions with Eia. Wear clothes to move in.
  • Wednesday, November 29th:  Singing auditions. Students must have piano accompaniment. Songs must be from a classic Broadway show and not exceed 1 verse and 1 chorus.
  • Thursday, November 30th:  Callbacks.
  • Friday, Cast List Posted

Damn Yankees Synopsis: Would you do anything to help your favorite baseball team win the pennant? In the Faustian baseball musical,  Damn Yankees , Joe Boyd sells his soul to the devil to be the home run hitter that will guide his favorite team, the Washington Senators, to a win against those "damn Yankees." Featuring the classical musical theatre selections, "Heart" and "Whatever Lola Wants", follow Joe in his quest to save his team...and his soul.

BPA At A Glance

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
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PO Box 17774 
Seattle, WA  98127