November 30th, 2017

Concert Prep  

Bake Sale: Sign up for the bake sale to donate baked goods for our concert on the 6th of December HERE.

Haydn Rehearsals:  12/1    Friday      3:45-5:45  All Haydn performers
12/4    Monday   3:45-5:45  All Haydn performers
December Concert Details

Women's Chamber Choir will join the Magnolia Chorale in concert this  Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00 PM at Magnolia Lutheran Church. Discounted $10 tickets are available at the door: say you are with the choir or at this  link The program for the event can be seen  here.
Call Time: 1:00 PM  for performers

Men's Ensemble & Women's Chamber Choir will join the Seattle SeaChordsmen for their annual holiday concert on Saturday, December 9th at the 2:00 PM show (not the evening show) held at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church 7500 Greenwood Ave N. Tickets are available here.
Call Time:  Noon for performers 

Haydn Rehearsals:  12/1    Friday      3:45-5:45  All Haydn performers
12/4    Monday   3:45-5:45  All Haydn performers

Bake Sale and Spotlight Thank You   

Bake Sale: Help us raise funds for our program by donating baked goods for our winter concerts. Bring your baked items to the table in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center. Sign up HERE.  

Spotlight: Thank you again to everyone who supported the Spotlight Dinner and Auction. Receipts were emailed last week from email A paper copy will be in the mail this week. 
Remember to check with your employer about matching funds! Some companies match 1 to 1, or even up to 3 to 1. 
And thank you to Mara Lim and Leanne Kerrigan for an excellent execution.
Winter Concert Rehearsals
In preparation of the Band's Winter Concert on  December 7, combined band and percussion rehearsals start TODAY after school from  3:45 to 4:45 p.m.  Next rehearsal is Tuesday, Dec 5.  For the musicians selected to perform in the Haydn Grand Finale, rehearsals are  Friday, Dec 1 and  Monday, Dec 4 from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m.

Pep Band Basketball Schedule
The first Pep Band performance is next week on Friday, Dec 8 with a call time of  6:30 p.m.  Students must wear their black band t-shirt in order to perform.

Whistler Payment Past Due
The 2nd Whistler payment of $200 is now past due and there are a large number of students who have not paid.  Please contact Jen Witeck to determine if your student is one of them.

Please be advised the third and final Whistler payment of $177 for students and $150 for chaperones is due on  Thursday, January 18.  

Urgent Whistler Request - We still need two more chaperones.  Without two more males or one couple volunteering, the Whistler trip is in danger of not meeting district requirements and being canceled.  Cost is $450 per chaperone.  Contact Mr. James or Jen Witeck immediately with questions or to sign up.

Looking Ahead - Wind Ensemble WMEA Conference Performance in Yakima
The Wind Ensemble has the honor of performing during the WMEA Concert Hour the morning of  February 16, 2018.  Students will depart for Yakima at  Thursday, Feb 15 at 4 p.m. and will return to BHS at approximately  4 p.m.  on Friday.  Thanks to a generous contribution from the BPA Booster Board, the travel costs for this trip have been significantly reduced.  For your convenience, a fee of only $27 per student has been included in the final Whistler payment to cover the Yakima hotel, group dinner and breakfast costs. 

We need 8 chaperones (4 female / 4 male) to join us for the trip at no cost. Please contact Jen Witeck to volunteer.

BPA Families to view all of the Band Concerts & Events visit the BPA Vimeo Channel at 
Interested in taking BPA Concert Videos?    We need you!  Please contact Diane Taylor at    Not only are the videos great 
to forward to family & friends who could not make a concert, video performances are helpful for the Directors to apply to competitions & festivals.

BPA At A Glance

Band: Rehearsal 3:45pm - 4:30pm Band Room
All Haydn performers: Haydn Rehearsal II 3:45pm - 5:45pm PAC  
Women's Chamber Choir: Magnolia Chorale Concert 2:00pm Magnolia Lutheran Church
All Haydn performers: Haydn Rehearsal III 3:45pm - 5:45pm PAC
Band: Rehearsal 3:45pm - 4:15pm PAC 
Vocal Jazz: Nordic Christmas Concert 7:00pm Phinney Ridge Lutheran
All Orchestras & Haydn performers: Winter Orchestra Concert 7:30pm - 9:30pm PAC  
All Bands & Haydn performers: Winter Band Concert 7:30pm - 9:30pm PAC
12/8 FRI Band: Basketball Game BHS Gym
Women's Chamber Choir & Men's Ensemble: Seachordsmen Concerts 2:00 pm  Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church
12/9 SAT
Jazz Combo: Concert at Pike Place - Atrium 1pm 
All Choirs & Haydn performers: Winter Choir Concert 7:30pm - 9:30pm PAC
Vocal Jazz: Caroling Day TBA Various - Ballard, Magnolia  
Band:  Basketball Game BHS Gym
1/6 SAT
Vocal Jazz: Bergen Sister City Concert 3:00pm Ballard First Lutheran  
1/9 TUE Directors, Booster Board, Parents: Ballard Performing Arts Booster Meeting 6:00pm BHS Library
Band Required: Pizza & Pep Night BHS Gym
Band:  Basketball Game BHS Gym
Band:  Basketball Game BHS Gym
1/30 SAT Directors, Booster Board, Parents: Ballard Performing Arts Booster Meeting 6:00pm BHS Library 

Ballard Performing Arts
  Ballard Performing Arts Booster Club
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PO Box 17774 
Seattle, WA  98127