March 2

Les Misérables Dinner Gala
Last Chance to Buy Tickets is Wednesday, March 8th

Purchase your tickets today for an unforgettable night of dinner and theatre on Saturday, March 18th. You will enjoy a relaxing meal and mocktail in the BHS Commons with fellow theatre fans then stroll over to the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center to your prime reserved seat at 
Les Misérables.

Les Misérables 
Thrilling, Spectacular and Unforgettable!

The tale of Jean Valjean in his search for redemption, Javert's relentless pursuit of him in the name of justice, and the broken dreams of Fantine are set against the stirrings of revolution in 1823. Epic is a word that applies to everything about this show. Come join us and get swept up in this production that will leave you singing. 

Performances are Thursday - Saturday, March 16, 17, 18, and 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 PM. If you plan to attend the Saturday, March 18th performance but not the Dinner Gala, you must purchase your ticket on the showtix4u website. Don't delay, the show is sure to sell out!

This Week's Peek Behind The Scenes:

Thénardier revels in being Master of the House

Drama Volunteers Needed
Monday, March 6th 

We need 4 parents to drive Thespians after school on Monday, March 6th. We are going to the Lifelong food warehouse to present them with $5,441 earned by performing Rent in Concert. There will be a tour of the facilities. Expected return to Ballard about 5pm. Please email Ann Selberg if you are able to drive students to Lifelong.

Les Misérables - All Show Dates
Parents of Cast, Crew and Orchestra have all volunteered to help with Les Misérables. Please review the Les Miz Volunteer List to find your assignment. Any blank lines indicate help needed. We are especially in need of help on Sunday, March 26th for the 2 PM matinee show. Please email  Mr. Riley to let him know if you can take an extra shift. Thank you!

Cast and Crew Reminders
  • Program Ads - Ads are due now!
  • Work Call - every Saturday from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Students Only!

Choir News
DeMiero Jazz Festival - This Saturday 
Two Vocal Jazz Drivers Needed

We will need two afternoon drivers  to come to the Edmonds Center for the Arts at 4:30 PM, help drive students to dinner and then back to the ECA, attend the evening professional jazz concert at 7:00 PM, and then drive back to BHS.  Please contact Page Harader if you are able to drive and she will provide volunteer forms and details. For more information see the website: DeMiero Jazz Fest.

PLU Choral Invitational - Tomorrow
Concert choir and Advanced Chorale will both be attending the PLU Choral Invitational tomorrow, Friday, March 3rd. It will take place during the entire school day.  Call Time is  6:20 AM in the BHS parking lot. Please wear Choir T-shirts and black pants. Bring a sack lunch or money to purchase food. We will return to BHS at 5:00 PM.

Advanced Chorale and Concert Choir Tour to Portland, May 5 - 7 
Concert Choir and Advanced Chorale are headed to Portland! This educational performance tour will take place May 5 - 7.  The Portland tour price will be $350. Students who have participated in fundraising activities should check the Student Account Balance Spreadsheet to see if they have money in their ASB account to contribute toward the trip payment. Please contact Ms. Rowley if you have any questions are concerns. 

First Portland Tour Payment is now overdue 
Payment 1 of $200 was due yesterday. Pay online or by check made payable to BPA. Please send a note along with the payment indicating the amount (see  Student Account Balance Spreadsheet for individual students funds) to be deducted from the payment.

Orchestra News
Orchestra Tour to Portland - March 10 - 12 - Final Payment is overdue 

The 2nd and final payment of $200 for the Portland tour is overdue. Please see the Student Account Balance Spreadsheet to see if your student has raised money to use towards this payment. Also, review the Portland Tour Itinerary for details about the weekend.  Portland Chaperones - reminder that we will have our mandatory chaperone meeting on Tuesday, March 7th at 7:30 pm in the BHS Library following the BPA Board meeting. 

Pay online here   or by check made payable to Ballard Performing Arts. Please note whether you are deducting the amount in your student's account to contribute toward the $200 payment.

Band News
Carnegie Hall Rehearsal Schedule

All students heading to NYC in April must attend the following Combined Wind Ensemble and Percussion Rehearsals. Please add these dates to your calendar:
Thu      March 9,  6:30 - 8:30pm
Tue      March 21, 3:30 - 5:30pm 
Mon     March 27, 3:30 - 4:30pm 
Wed     March 29, 7:00 - 8:30pm  Performance then Parent Meeting
Wed     April 5, 3:30 - 5:00pm
Fri        April 7 - "Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today" - Depart for NYC

NYC Wind Ensemble Trip Details
Don't forget to mark your calendars for the pre-NYC Wind Ensemble Performance for family and friends followed by the Parent Meeting on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 PM at BHS. For more info and tickets click here: NYC Trip Itinerary  and  Carnegie Hall Performance Tickets

Senior Scholarship Opportunity
Sub Pop's 2017 Loser Scholarship

Sub Pop Records in Seattle, WA is offering a grand total of $15,000 worth of college scholarship money to three eligible high school seniors. There are three scholarships-one for $7,000, one for $5,000 and one for $3,000. As longtime and proud losers ourselves, we're exceedingly happy to be able, in some small way, to help further the education of art-enthused misfits from the NW.

Applicants must be a resident of WA or OR, and a graduating senior on your way to full-time enrollment at an accredited university or college. We are looking for applicants who are involved and/or interested in music and/or the creative arts in some way. However, you do not need to be pursuing an education in the arts.

To apply you must submit an essay, one page or less, using any combination of the following questions as a guide (or write something completely your own, be inspired and creative!). Please list the school you are graduating from and the school you plan to attend in the fall at the top of your essay along with your contact information.

- What are you doing in the arts/music field in your community?
- What does being a Sub Pop 'Loser' mean to you?
- What are your influences and/or who inspired you to become involved in the arts?
- Describe your biggest failure and explain how it has brought you closer to your goal(s).
- Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.
- How has your family or community background affected the way you see the world?
Applicants are strongly encouraged to send digital links and/or provide hard copies of their artwork along with their essay (we have never had a winner who submitted only an essay). However, please be aware that Sub Pop will not return any of this material, so please don't send originals. Sub Pop will give equal opportunity to all applicants who fit the criteria outlined above. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 22nd.

Please send all submissions and attachments to by Wednesday, March 22nd. We will announce the scholarship winners on April 3rd.

Upcoming Events
Printable BPA Event Calendar available here.

Thu 3/2 EBMEA Orchestra Festival at Garfield High - 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Orchestra
Fri 3/3 PLU Choral Invitational - Pacific Lutheran University - all day - Advanced & Concert Choir
Sat 3/4 DeMiero Jazz Festival - Edmonds Center for the Arts - all day - Vocal Jazz
Tue 3/7
Orchestra Tour Chaperone Meeting - 7:30 PM in BHS Library
Thu 3/9 Carnegie Hall Practice - 6:30 - 8:30 PM - Wind Ensemble and Percussion
Fri 3/10-12 NW Orchestra Festival - Gresham, OR - Chamber and Symphonic Orchestra
Thu 3/16 Les Misérables - Opening Night!  7:30 PM in the PAC - Tickets available here
Fri 3/17 Les Misérables - 7:30 PM in the PAC - Tickets available here
Sat 3/18  Les Misérables Dinner Gala - 5:00 PM in Commons - Gala Ticket includes a show seat
Sat 3/18 Les Misérables - 7:30 PM in the PAC - Tickets available here
Tue 3/21
Carnegie Hall Practice - 6:30 - 8:30 PM - Wind Ensemble and Percussion
Thu 3/23
Les Misérables  - 7:30 PM in the PAC - Tickets available here
Fri 3/24
Les Misérables  - 7:30 PM in the PAC - Tickets available here
Sat 3/25
Les Misérables  - 7:30 PM in the PAC - Tickets available here
Sun 3/26
Les Misérables  - 2:00 PM in the PAC - Tickets available here
Mon 3/27
Carnegie Hall Practice - 6:30 - 8:30 PM - Wind Ensemble and Percussion
Tue 3/28 EBMEA Band Festival at Ingraham High - all day - Wind, Symphonic and Percussion
Wed 3/29 EBMEA Choir Festival at Garfield High - all day - Treble, Advanced and Concert Choirs
Wed 3/29
Carnegie Hall Performance followed by Parent Meeting 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the PAC