Sept 7 
2017

Welcome to Ballard Performing Arts!!

We are thankful for all the behind-the-scenes work from families, which make the program, not only possible, but thrive. Thank you to those who helped with the Dessert Dash in August. Be sure to check out the weekly newsletter to stay current with all the happenings at Ballard Performing Arts, and for ways you can help.  
 

Band 
It's band's busy season!

There are many tasks and activities this fall to make marching band a success!  Here are some essential reminders and links:
  • Camp Paperwork is OVERDUE.  Turn it in if you are going to camp tomorrow, September 8th!! the paperwork is HERE.
  • Marching band students need to purchase an ASB card in the main office or purchase online at SchoolPay on the Source
  • Check out the Marching Band FAQ page for useful information and helpful tips for getting through the season.
  • HUSKY BAND DAY is  September 16th!  Band members and chaperones should arrive at BHS at  11:00 am for the 6:30 pm start time. We expect to return at 9:00 p.m. after the halftime performance.  If parents or guardians would like to chaperone and receive free admittance to the game, please contact Band Rep Jen Witeck

    Additionally, if parents or guardians would like to attend the game as a spectator, the tickets can be purchased HERE .

Camp
Band - September 8 -10
Adv Chorale & Concert Choir - September 15-17 
Orchestra - Sept 29-Oct 1

Paperwork packets and payment options can be found on the website, HERE

Choir Camp Camp Chaperones Needed 

Join the students for a weekend away without dishes, enjoying music and young people. Chaperones stay free of charge.

Please contact 
Page Harader ASAP to get your paperwork started.


Tux Fittings
 Sept 11th & 12th the band room/stage

Band Tux Fitting
Monday, September 11th from 3:45pm-5:15pm
Choir & Orchestra Tux Fitting
Tuesday, September 12th from  3:45pm-5:15pm

If there is a specific conflict with your day/time, please come the other day, but don't miss the fitting!!

Ballard Performing Arts Information Night
Tuesday, Sept 12th, 7:30pm

Parents and guardians, please join the instructors in the Ballard Library for band, choir, drama and orchestra. 

Learn what we have planned for the 2017-2018 school year and how you can participate.

This meeting is great for all families, especially those of freshman and new students.


Annual Fees
Annual fees due Sept 15th

To cover some of the costs for transportation, music, and t-shirts, Ballard Performing Arts collects a one-time fee at the beginning of the year, instead of collecting fees for activities throughout the year. 

Please send in the packet and payment, or the scholarship packet by Sept. 15th. It's our goal for every student, regardless of finances, to participate in the arts. 

You should have received a packet with the information in the mail during the summer.  If you didn't receive a packet, or would like to refer to it online during the year,  it is posted on the website, HERE.

Notifications regarding scholarship decisions will be sent out to families in mid-October. All scholarship applicants should go to camp. 



Music Major For A Day
October 16, 2017

Washington State University School of Music would like to invite prospective students and their  parents/guardians to its Fall 2017 "Music Major For A Day" open house. 

Enjoy a day in  Pullman, WA and see what a typical schedule is like for a music major.  This event is open to all students  considering a degree in music education, music performance, general music, or a double major.  Attendance is FREE of charge.

Click HERE for more information and registration.

Looking Forward
Save the Dates for future events

Orchestra is looking to finalize parent chaperones for the NYC trip, Feb. 28-March 4. If there are any parents interested in chaperoning that haven't stepped forward yet, please email Ms. Newell by September 15th.

The fall play, Metamorphoses, runs in October (12th-14th and 19th & 20th). Showtimes are 7:30pm.

The Spotlight Gala is November 18th. It's our biggest fundraiser of the year!

Check out our current year-long calendar of events HERE  and always at the bottom of the current newsletter.


Upcoming Events

9/8-10
Band Camp
Friday departure - Sunday return
Camp Seymour
9/11-12
Concert Tux Fittings - men in ALL BPA programs
3:45-5:15
Band Room
9/12
Boosters Meeting - all are invited!
7:30 pm
BHS Library
9/15-17
Adv Chorale & Concert Choir Camp
Friday departure - Sunday return
Camp Burton
9/16
Husky Band Day (Marching Band)
7am-7pm
Husky Stadium
9/29-10/1
Orchestra Camp
Friday departure - Sunday return
Camp Burton
10/12-14 & 19-20
Fall Play:  Metamorphoses
7:30pm

BHS
 Performing Arts Center (PAC)

BPA 2017-18 school year calendar
dates subject to change HERE