February 8th, 2018
Spaghetti Dinner
Radical Success!!

Thanks to everyone who took a trip back to the 80's last weekend at the Spaghetti Dinner. The performances from the students were fantastic, and we appreciate all the volunteers who pitched in to make the event a success.  

We want to extend a special thank you to the Spaghetti Dinner committee: we couldn't have done it without you! First and foremost, to our co-chairs  Michelle Berman and Shana Nielsen! They were the driving force behind the tubular event, a well as:
Georgette Semroc, Mara Lim, Gary Haarsager, Laura Kitchel, Kristie Gamer, Annie Hayward, Ariel Bradler, Erik Nielsen, Rob Berman, Brad Wressell, Rick Rowell, Gary Thomas, and Jill Hansen

Solo and Ensemble Schedules
Band, Vocal & Orchestra

Solo and Ensemble: Our regional Solo and Ensemble festival will take place Saturday, February 10th at Seattle Pacific University. All families of participating students are encouraged to attend and listen to their students!

Here are the schedules for each discipline at this year's Solo and Ensemble competition:

Parent Meeting & Volunteers Needed 

NW Strings Concessions Donations Needed: 
February 13th at 7pm, highlighting local middle and elementary students, needs parent participation for the concession stand. Please donate snacks or help at the event, and sign up HERE.
Food items can be brought to school through February 13th and left in the music office. 

Northwest Region Strings Event: We need "day-of" parent volunteers,  Tuesday, February 13th.
We are looking for:
4-5 to help set up chairs and stands from  5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
1-2 to take photos and short videos during the event
4-5 to help stack and return chairs and stands after the event
3-4 to greet and hand out programs for the event, starting at  6:30 pm
Please email Sylvia Schweinberger or Ms. Newell if you can help.

Call for 6 Chaperones: Symphonic Orchestra Festival Performances
TuesdayMarch 6th, all day - EBMEA Orchestra festival at Ingraham High School 
Saturday, March 17th, all day - Orchestra festival at Western Washington University 
Please email Sylvia Schweinberger or Ms. Newell 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!

LA Trip:  If you haven't made your second payment, it is past due. Please pay ASAP.  Pay HERE online or by check.

Wind Ensemble Wows at WMEA Preview Concert!
Thank you to all who attended the WMEA Preview Concert on Tuesday.  We appreciate your support Mr. James and these fine musicians as they prepare for the  WMEA Conference in Yakima next week.  If you would like to pre-order a copy of the official  WMEA CD/DVD of their Concert Hour performance, please complete and return this order form
 by Friday, February  

WMEA Schedule, Travel Itinerary and
2/13:  Final WMEA Rehearsal (3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
2/15:  Depart BHS for Yakima (4:00 p.m.)
2/16:  Estimated Return to BHS from Yakima (4:00 p.m.)

Marching Band at BHS Open House TONIGHT!
The Marching Band will perform at the BHS Open House on Thursday, February 8.  Call time is 6:00 p.m. Band members will be in full uniform, including the black band t-shirt and long black socks.  Students will be dismissed at 7:00 p.m.

Volunteers Needed!
Are you a parent that is looking for a fun, easy way to get more involved with the Band?  We need you for two upcoming events!
Feb 28 - NW Region Band Festival hosted by BHS from 6-9 pm (5 Volunteers to help the evening run smoothly)
March 13 - EBMEA Band Festival at Chief Sealth during the school day (12 chaperones)

NEW - Whistler Border Crossing Requirements!
Members of the Wind Ensemble who will be age 18 or older by April 19, 2018, as well as our chaperones, will need to have a Passport or Passport Card to cross the Canadian border by bus.  If you do not have one of these two items, please visit the  Government's travel requirements website to learn more about the application process and where to apply.  Note: The nearest Passport office is next to the Ballard Library.  As the process may take 4-6 weeks, please do not delay!

Although a passport is also encouraged for students age 17 and under, these students have less strict guidelines when traveling with a school group.  An original or certified copy of their birth certificate AND photo ID (i.e. ASB, Driver's License) will suffice.

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

Damn Yankee Tickets: See link in "Upcoming Events"

Pit Orchestra Rehearsals:  Short pit rehearsal on Friday, Feb 9th from 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm.  Here is the link to the Damn Yankees Pit Orchestra Rehearsals :  Pit Rehearsal Schedule
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.

upcomingeventsMarch 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:

See the latest photos and videos on social media:
BPA At A Glance
    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