December 14th, 2017
Happy holidays to all, and thank you for supporting our program during 2017. Look for the latest newsletter starting again in the new year.
See the latest photos and videos on social media:
Solo & Ensemble, LA Trip Fees 

Congratulations to all the performers, conductors and attendees at this year's winter concerts. The choir had a packed house, and the music filled the theater with cheer. Vocal Jazz also had a fulfilling day of caroling at local schools and retirement homes.Thank you, all.

LA Trip Reminder:  The 2 nd   payment is due for L.A. We still have a few people with outstanding 1 st   payments.  Please turn in your permission slips if you haven't. We need them now to reserve airline tickets. Submit payments and flight/permission slips HERE.

Solo & Ensemble Prep: For high schoolers preparing for Solo and Ensemble:
This workshop will help get your technique and interpretation in tip-top shape so that you can feel confident and convincingly present your piece(s).

Instructor:  Dr. Stacey Mastrian
Sunday, January 14, 2018
2:00-4:00 pm  $10 off registration through the end of December! 
Location TBD: Seattle Voice Institute     or Theater Puget Sound (Seattle Center)
For more information, please visit

Dr. Mastrian is offering a special $40 initial session during December and January. More information at or email
Credit Card Payments, Candy Sales & Goodwill Truck   

Credit Card Processing Fees: Due to updates in the process of collecting credit card fees, the following changes will be made: 
Those who choose to pay online for trips will now also pay the credit card processing fees. This change will begin with  any current trips payments announced after December 1st. There will be no processing fees charged to those who wish to pay by check. If you have any questions, please email .

Candy Sales: It's time to wrap up the candy sale. Please turn in your money for all boxes you have checked out by 
January 3rd . Collection envelopes can be put in the band room mailbox. Candy money can't be added to your student account until all money is turned in.

Goodwill Truck Fundraiser: Declutter this holiday season. Collect items for donation to fill our Goodwill Truck which will be parked at Ballard High School on January 14, 2018 from 10am to 2pm.

Bravo Bands for a job well done at our Winter Concert last week!  You put on quite a show for our standing room-only audience. A big thank you to everyone who helped make this evening a success.  

For friends and family unable to attend, the videos are available on the BPA Vimeo site located  Here. Thank you to the Taylors and crew for capturing the moment.

Jam the Dam is this Saturday!
The next Pep Band performance is  Saturday, Dec. 16. Call time is  11:15 a.m. Be sure to wear your black Band t-shirt in order to perform.

Wind Ensemble Trip Payments
There is a large number of WE members who are behind on Whistler payments.  Every student - whether you received a scholarship or not - must make a payment immediately to ensure your participation on this trip. Payments may be made through ASB student fundraising accounts, check made payable to BPA or online at  Here. Not sure of your account balance?  Contact  Jen Witeck.

Note: The third and final payment of $177 for students and $150 for chaperones is due  January 18.

We are in critical need of two male chaperones or one couple to attend the festival with us. Please contact  Jen Witeck if you are able to volunteer.

Looking Ahead
We hope everyone has a wonderful Winter Break and a happy New Year. Enjoy your time with family and friends, and come back rested and ready to go in January. Our calendar will be busy, starting off with Pizza and Pep Band on  Jan. 10 as well as musical rehearsals.
BPA At A Glance

All Music Ensembles: Music Ensemble Picture Day 7:45 am-12 pm
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
Goodwill truck donation fundraiser BHS parking lot 10am-2pm
Band:  Basketball Game BHS Gym
1/30 TUE Directors, Booster Board, Parents: Ballard Performing Arts Booster Meeting 6:00pm BHS Library 

    Thank you for the generous support from our sponsors!    

Ballard Performing Arts
  Ballard Performing Arts Booster Club
all questions welcome at:

PO Box 17774 
Seattle, WA  98127