February 15th, 2018
Congratulations to all Ballard Music Students who participated in Regional Solo and Ensemble Contest last  Saturday. With 70 entries, Ballard had the most participation of any school in the region! All students performed well, with most earning a Superior or Excellent rating. In addition, six ensembles and six soloists won their categories and will advance to the State Competition this April at CWU! Winners include:
Women's Chamber Choir
Chamber Singers
Mixed Vocal Quartet
The Treble Singers Duet
Percussion Quartet
Claire Burreson - Soprano
Ezra Finch - Soprano
James Kerrigan - Tenor
Roscoe McDonald - Bass
Jude Hodgson - Mallets
Matt Watanabe - Tuba
Congratulations Ballard Music!
Upcoming Events

Fishermen's Terminal 3909 18th Ave W

Highliner Public House Fundraiser:  February 27th 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mention Ballard High School Performing Arts and 20% of the proceeds are donated by Highliner to the program! Dine-in only.

The Highliner Public House is part of the BPA family and offers something for the whole family. The menu includes meals made from scratch every day. Go out to eat and support Ballard Performing Arts! Great food, philanthropy, and no dishes to clean.  Free and easy  parking.

Damn Yankees Tickets:
March 15th -17th and 22nd -24th 7:30 pm 
Ballard High School, Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center
Buy your tickets soon, before the tickets are gone. T his sporty American musical comedy is entirely student-led. For tickets:

Damn Yankees Gala: March 17th 5:00 pm Ballard High School
Enjoy a pre-dinner mixer with the cast, a catered sit down meal, and reserved seats to the performance. Support the program at the "Diamond Club Level" and receive a Washington Senator's baseball cap!
Details and tickets:

Hot Java Cool Jazz March 30th 7:00pm Paramount Theatre:
Ballard High School Jazz I have been selected to perform for Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz!
Only 5 jazz bands are selected for this event at The Paramount Theatre. A full 100% of the price is donated back to BPA. For tickets  pre-order form, order online, or purchase at the Market St. Starbucks location.
Festival Chaperones & Preview Concert 

EBMEA Orchestra Festival: Symphonic Orchestra needs two volunteers for the EBMEA Orchestra Festival on  Tuesday, March 6th. This event is at Ingraham High School. We'll be meeting at school at  8 am to pack up and load the bus, and returning before the end of the school day. Plan to bring a sack lunch. 

Western Washington University Orchestra Festival: Symphonic Orchestra needs two volunteers for the Western Washington University Orchestra Festival on  Saturday, March 17th. We'll meet at school at  7:15 am to pack up and load the bus, and return to school by  5 pm. Bring a sack lunch, or money for the cafeteria on campus. 

Please email Sylvia Schweinberger if you can help.

Chamber Orchestra Preview Concert: Please join the Chamber Orchestra for a preview concert of their performance of the Shostakovich Chamber Symphony, op. 110a. Show time is Monday, February 26th at 7:30 pm in the Black Box Theater. Help us send this fabulous group off to NYC for their performance and tour; they leave for Lincoln Center on Wednesday, February 28th!
Outstanding Educator Award 

Ballard High School Choir Director Courtney Rowley will be honored with  Elliott Bay Music Educator Association Outstanding Educator award on February 17th at the state conference. Now everyone will know what we already knew: Ms. Rowley is a top-notch teacher.
WMEA Conference Preview Concert | Feb 6, 2018
WMEA Conference Preview Concert Feb 6, 2018
They Are Leaving Today...
Please wish the Wind Ensemble luck as they leave today for the WMEA Conference in Yakima.  As the first SPS High School band to be invited to perform during the prestigious Concert Hour, these musicians have put in many long hours to ensure they represent Ballard High School well. 

Volunteers Needed for the NW Region Band Festival
The NW Region Band Festival is on February 28 at 7:00 p.m.  An annual tradition showcasing local schools along with Wind Ensemble and Percussion, volunteers are needed to help with the bake sale.  Please click here to sign up today!

Chaperones Needed for EBMEA Festival
The EBMEA Festival will be held at Chief Sealth High School on March 13 during the school day.  At the festival, each band will perform for a distinguished panel of clinicians and receive valuable feedback, as well as listen to other schools in our District.  We still need 7 chaperones to join us for this fun, all-day event. Please contact Jen Witeck to volunteer.  

Did You Know ASB Cards Are Required for All Band Members?
It's true!  The $35 ASB card is required by the District to help pay for our bus transportation to various events, admission to sporting events, and more.  There are quite a few students that still need to buy an ASB either in the Activities Office, or online through SchoolPay, which is accessed through the Source.  The list of these students is on the door to the instrument room.

Please contact Jen Witeck for more information and to volunteer.
Tickets & Pit Orchestra  

Damn Yankee Tickets:

Pit Orchestra Rehearsals:   Here is the link to the Damn Yankees Pit Orchestra Rehearsals :  Pit Rehearsal Schedule
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BPA At A Glance
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