November 9th, 2017

Spotlight Dinner & Auction
Volunteers Needed

Tickets: Sold Out  There are no tickets available, but consider helping, if you don't have a ticket.
November 18th, 5:30pm - 10:30pm :

Catalog: Take a peek at all the items ready for your bids HERE!
Volunteers Needed:
  1. We need a parent/group of parents who can transport equipment to/from the venue. 
  2. We need one more check-in/check-out person and help transporting gear to and from the event. ADULT SIGN UP
  3. Student volunteers, who may earn service learning hours for their time, are needed for coat check, serving, raffle sales and more.  STUDENT SIGN UP
Contact with questions. 

Damn Yankees Auditions  
Damn Yankees Auditions

Congratulations to the Orchestras for a wonderful evening of music l ast Thursday!  Links to audio and video recordings of the performances will be available soon. 

Damn Yankees Pit Orchestra Auditions: Pit Orchestra Auditions after school on  Wednesday, November 29th. S ign up on the bulletin board outside of the music office.
Fall Choral Festival & 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 world, and we look forward to working with her! 
Southern California Trip Payment Past Due: The first payment of $250 is past due. You can pay online HERE or send a check made payable to Ballard Performing Arts.
Volunteer Opportunities, Fees & Upcoming Events

Bravo Bands!
Congratulations to Mr. James, Mr. Gebhart and our musicians for their concert last night! Highlights from the evening included Wind Ensemble performing Gustav Holst's First Suite in E-flat, Symphonic Band performing Among the Clouds, Jazz I performing A Night in Tunisia and Jazz II performing Walking and Swinging. A video of the performances will be available soon on the BPA Vimeo page. 

Male Wind Ensemble Chaperones Needed:  We need two male chaperones for the Whistler festival in April 2018. If we do not meet District chaperone requirements, we may not be able to attend the festival. The cost is expected to be $450 per adult.

Band sweatshirt & T-shirt Order Form:  Download the order form  HERE . Payment for items are due at the time of the order, November 20th. We now offer Ladies V-neck.

Damn Yankees Pit Auditions: Pit Auditions after school on Wednesday, November 29th. Sign up on the bulletin board outside of the music office.

Washington Music Educators Association Conference (WMEAC): The Wind Ensemble is performing at the WMEAC in February 2018 and are raising funds to purchase a tuba for this performance. We were approximately halfway to our $8000 goal when we received an anonymous gift for $2500! The purpose of this donation was to encourage other BHS families to donate any amount - from $5 to another $2500 - to ensure we reach our goal! To donate, please contact Mr. James directly, or click on this link.

Band Fees:Families still have outstanding balances due for Band fees. Look for an email from Jen Witeck to see if you are one of them. Your prompt attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.

Pep Band: Basketball season starts soon, and it's time for Pep Band. Each student is required to perform at a certain number of games, which will be determined when the final schedule is announced. Pep Band members are required wear their black band t-shirts and jeans in order to perform. More details provided soon!

Whistler Payment: The 2nd Whistler payment of $200 is due next  Thursday, November 16th. Please pay via check made out to BPA or online.

Thank You:  Thank you to everyone who helped the Directors and students become concert ready, including our Concert Uniform Coordinators, Nancy Murphy and Patty Maier and Karolyn Vickers; Jill Hansen, the BPA Program Assistant; and the families who brought bake sale items.  

Thank you to our Marching Band Uniform Coordinator, Allison Gabbert, and her team of volunteers. It's a tough job! Thank you to all of our chaperones and the families who took pictures and videos of our events as well as donated water. Your help is always appreciated.

If you have any questions about these items or would like to volunteer, please contact Jen Witeck.  
Free JazzED auditions

Auditions are being held Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th for vocal, band, and orchestra ensembles.

Any student can waive the $25 audition fee with the code WAIVER. 
Secure an audition spot HERE.

Seattle JazzED's year round music programs include big band ensembles, vocal ensembles, special workshops and summer camps. They are known for innovative educational initiatives like the New Works Ensemble, the Girls Ellington Project and Summer Jazz AmbassadorsFinancial aid and payment plans are available for every program.
Fall Candy Sale-Student Fundraiser

If you plan to participate in the candy sale, please fill out this form and  return it to the band room mailbox no later than  Monday, November 13th.

Candy bars sell for $1 and come in a variety box . Y ou are responsible for $60 for each box of candy ordered. $25 from each box sold goes directly into  your individual student account. 
Once the candy is delivered, it will be distributed to you and you can start selling! Once you sell a complete  case, turn in your money in the envelope provided, to the band room mailbox. You may check out another box.
BPA At A Glance

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
Winter Band Concert 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PAC All Bands & Haydn performers
Seachordsmen Concerts 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church Women's Chamber Choir & Men's Ensemble
Winter Choir Concert 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PAC All Choires & Haydn performers
Vocal Jazz Caroling Day TBA Various - Ballard, Magnolia, QA Vocal Jazz
Ballard Performing Arts
  Ballard Performing Arts Booster Club
all questions welcome at:

PO Box 17774 
Seattle, WA  98127