Sep 21 
2017

Theatre
METAMORPHOSES
October 12, 13,14,19 & 20 
Curtain at 7:30pm
General:$15 Students/seniors: $10
Tickets: SHOWTIX4U.com

Mary Zimmerman's play  Metamorphoses  is based on Ovid's fifteen-volume work of transformation myths. Positioned in and around a large pool on the stage, the characters enact the adaptations of Ovid's tales, juxtaposing the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image. The tone of the drama echoes the themes of change and contrast, from the humor of Phaeton's therapy session to the tragedy of Midas and his daughter. 

Ballard High School is fortunate to have Cal Arts graduate (and former Riley student) Chelsea Duvall as a guest director for this evening of theatre.
Band
Announcements
Marching Band Camp 2017
Marching Band Camp 2017

Congratulations to Mr. James and the BHS Band for their outstanding performance as part of the 65th Annual Husky Band Day. Check out the excitement on our Vimeo page. Ballard High School is scrolled at 6:44 in the video.



  • URGENT for the Whistler trip: $150 Deposit is due TODAY (September 21) and the payment of $200 is due Thursday, November 16. The third and final payment will be announced later but is due Thursday, January 18. We still need two male chaperones so please contact Jen Witeck if you are able to help make this trip possible.
  • We also need chaperones for every football game! Please contact Jen Witeck. The game dates are:
    Saturday, September 30 - Game time is 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, October 13 - Game time is 7:45 p.m.
    Friday, October 20 - During the school day
    Saturday, October 21 - Game time is 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, October 27  - Game time TBD
Choir
Thank You 

Concert Choir and Advanced Chorale had a fabulous weekend at Camp Burton on Vashon Island!  Both groups made wonderful musical progress on their fall concert repertoire, found a great ensemble sound, engaged in goal setting for the year, and got to know one other through campfires, ice breakers, and choir family activities.  This event was a wonderful way to kick off the year!  A special thanks to our parent chaperones for spending the weekend with us!  It wouldn't have been possible without Ann Selberg, Tyson Brown, Silas Brown, Molly Anderson, Tim Harader, Maria Askov, Jessica Garcia, Mark Truluck, Max Newbould, Butch Soriano, Erin Hayes, and Joan Sorenson Rice.

 
Orchestra
Camp, Invitational, & NYC prep

  • Camp:September 29th-October 1st. Orchestra camp is quickly approaching - thank you to those who have volunteered to chaperone! Paperwork and fees for students are past due, please submit ASAP. Busses will depart from school at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, September 29th, and return to school by about 2:00 p.m on Sunday, October 1st. Paperwork can be found HERE.
  • Chamber Orchestra will perform for the PLU Orchestra Invitational on Friday, Oct. 13th. We need 6 parent drivers. Please consider driving students and attending the day of performances. Contact Sylvia Schweinberger to get set up as a chaperone.
  • Chamber Orchestra is bound for Lincoln Center in 2018! Parents, if you would like to chaperone, or plan a trip around the National Orchestra Cup in NYC, please get in touch with Ms. Newell or Sylvia Schweinberger ASAP. The second payment for students, and first payment for chaperones is due Nov. 15th. Please see attached sheet for a tentative itinerary and a payment schedule for the trip.

Spotlight Dinner & Auction
Donations Needed

Tickets on Sale Now! HERE

November 18th, 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Please note we are in a new venue:  Swedish Club at 1920 Dexter Ave N.

This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Ballard High School Performing Arts Boosters Club - and one of the most fun! Entertainment is provided by the BPA student small ensembles. Enjoy drinks, dinner, silent and live auctions and time to mingle with other true fanatics of the incredible Ballard Performing Arts programs.

Complete volunteer sign up can be found HERE

What we need help with right now: Donations to be auctioned! Some ideas are:
  • Have an item or experience you can share? 
  • Are you a season ticket holder to an arts or sporting event that you could donate?
  • Are there any BPA supporters out there who are subscribers to Pacific NW Ballet? PNB is willing to donate to a subscriber. 
  • Are there any BPA supporters who have a coffee connection? We need coffee service for our event. 
Contact  BPABevents@gmail.com so we can help arrange the donation. 
Boosters
Fundraising and Volunteering
  • Amazon Smile:  If you shop on Amazon, link your account to Amazon Smile and select Ballard High School Performing Arts Booster Club to donate a portion of every purchase!
  • Merchandise: Are you a proud Papa? Show your support of the arts at Ballard with some swag!!
  • Sign Up Genius: Check out our Sign-up Genius page and find a way to help out!!  Right now we need volunteers for the Spotlight Dinner & Auction as well as poster distributors for advertising events.
College Prep
Workshops and Fairs

Workshop for College Auditions (singing)
serving both  Grad and Undergrad Programs. 
This 3 hour workshop will help you prepare for university auditions, juried auditions, and more. We will work on vocal technique, presentation, and how to create a resume. In addition each participant will also receive a video of their portion of the masterclass. If you are interested, find more detailed information  HERE.

FREE Seattle Performing and Visual Arts College Fair on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Fisher Pavilion - Seattle Center. This program, sponsored by the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), is an important resource for fine arts students interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate programs of study in the areas of music, theatre, dance, visual arts, graphic design, film production, and other related disciplines. For more information, link HERE.
Upcoming Events
9/29-10/1
FRI-SUN
Orchestra Camp 4pm Fri - 3PM Sun Camp Burton  
9/30 
SAT
Varsity Football Game 5:00 PM Memorial Stadium Marching Band  
10/10
TUES
Ballard Performing Arts Booster Meeting 6:00 BHS Library 
10/12-14
FRI-SUN
Fall Play:Metamorphoses 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Performing Arts Center
10/13 
FRI
PLU Orchestra Invitational All Day - TimeTBA PLU  
10/13
FRI 
Varsity Football Game 7:45 PM Memorial Stadium Marching Band 
10/18
WED
Marching Band Homecoming Practice 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
10/20 
FRI
Marching Band Homecoming Practice In School Field Trip 
10/21
SAT
Homecoming Performance at Football Game 5:00 PM Memorial Stadium 
10/19-20
FRI-SUN
Fall Play:Metamorphoses 7:30pm-10:00 pm Performing Arts Center  
10/25 
WED
Fall Choir Concert 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PAC All Choirs
10/28
SAT
Edmonds Jazz Band Symposium All Day - Time TBA Montlake Terrace High School 
     
  
    
    

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