February 22nd, 2018

Damn Yankees
Tickets On Sale Now:
March 15th -17th and 22nd -24th 7:30 pm 
Ballard High School, Earl Kelly P erforming 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!

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.

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.
Tickets & Pit Orchestra  

Damn Yankee Tickets:
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.

Pit Orchestra Rehearsals:   Here is the link to the Damn Yankees Pit Orchestra Rehearsals :  Pit Rehearsal Schedule
Lincoln Center Preview Concert 

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

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.
Festivals & Chaperones Needed 

Concert Choir and Advanced Chorale to PLU Choral Invitational: Next Thursday, March 1 st , Concert Choir and Advanced Chorale will travel to Pacific Lutheran University for the PLU Choral Invitational. While there, they will get to perform in beautiful Lagerquist Hall, hear top choirs form the state and PLU's choirs, and work with PLU's choral faculty. The buses will leave BHS at 6:30am and return around 4:00 pm. Permission slips are past due! Also, we are looking for 6 chaperones.

Vocal Jazz to DeMeiro Jazz Festival: On Saturday, March 3 rd , Vocal Jazz will participate in the DeMeiro Jazz Festival at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. We are looking for parents to help drive and/or chaperone. While we don't have a schedule yet, the approximate times are from 8:00am to 5:00 pm. 

Wind Ensemble Earns Minute-Long Standing Ovation at 
WMEA Conference
Congratulations to Mr. James and the Wind Ensemble for their extraordinary Concert Hour performance at the WMEA Conference in Yakima. They gave a powerful, moving performance to a ballroom full of music professionals, friends and family who in return, honored them with a well-deserved standing ovation! It was a fitting end to months of intense preparation.
A special thank you to chaperones Barb Bodovinitz, Martin Cron, Jeff Kunz, Mara Lim, Connie and Tom Olson, Karen Williams and Jen Witeck who accompanied our
children on the trip, as well as to Diane and James Taylor who captured this special moment in pictures and added them to the BPA Flickr site here

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 13th 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.

JenPlease contact Jen Witeck for more information and to volunteer.
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