April 26th, 2018
3 Ways You Can Booster

Five Guys Eat Out Fundraiser 
Five Guys Burgers + Fries will donate 15% of sales to Ballard Performing 
Arts all day May 1st.  Print this flier and present it to help BPA

Booster/ Mattress  + Meeting/Party:  Click Here For More Information
After the May 8th Booster Meeting, there will be a celebration (I think there might be cake!!) of this year's Ballard Performing Arts at 7 pm with a presentation for our next fundraiser. We make $5 on our upcoming mattress fundraiser for every person who attends! Really. 

GIVE BIG! May 9th:  Donation to Ballard Performing Arts!  GIVE BIG Seattle is a one-day online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Seattle. Anyone can give, so spread the word to coworkers, family and friends around the globe. Early giving starts Thursday, April 26th.For more info and to donate to BPA, go to  www.givebigseattle.org  and search for Ballard High School Performing Arts. 
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2018 Choir of the Sound Scholarship: Choir of the Sound will be offering a $1000 scholarship to two college bound high school seniors this year. The scholarship is open to current choir students of any major. Applications deadline is May 6th, 2018.

Our choir provides a place for music expression in the lives of adults of all ages who love music but have not chosen it as a profession. We are specifically looking for students who understand our mission, not only exceptional musicians.

Applications may be returned as an email attachment to Megan Collier  or mailed to Choir of the Sound, PO Box 33149, Seattle WA 98133. 

Additional Video Links:
Concert Choir: The Peace of Wild Things
Concert Choir: Rytmus 

Wind Ensemble Brings Home the Gold: Congratulations to Mr. James and the Wind Ensemble for their superior performance at the Con Brio Music Festival in Whistler! We are very proud of their focus during an inspired set featuring Lament for Wind Orchestra and Danzon No 2.  The highest praise came from the legendary Dr. Paula Crider, who raved about Ballard both in our clinic and to the Festival faculty and staff afterwards. Bravo!

Thank you to our amazing team of chaperones: Barb, Martin, Loy, Jeff, Julie, Karen and Jen.  Your commitment to these kids and the program is greatly appreciated.

A link to some trip photos may be found on the BPA Flickr site.

Syttende Mai (17th of May) Parade and Rehearsals: A fun annual tradition, the Syttende Mai Parade is quickly approaching. Student permission slips and parade agreement forms are due by May 11th. The mandatory practices are as follows:
Tuesday, May 8th from 3:40-4:30
Wednesday, May 16th from 2:30-3:30

In addition, we need volunteers help with uniform check-out/check-in, as well as chaperones to walk the parade route with the band. This is a great opportunity for Symphonic Band parents to get involved! Call time is 4:00 pm.  Water donations gladly accepted. Please contact Jen Witeck to volunteer today!

Essentially Ellington: There will be a MANDATORY meeting for Jazz 1 students and parents on Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm in the band room.  We will discuss final trip details, the code of conduct, introduce our chaperones, and more.

The final cost for the 5-day trip for musicians is $1725. The package price includes airfare, ground transfers, 4-night hotel accommodations, festival activities and concerts, 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 4 dinners (2 at jazz clubs)!   

To offset cost, we are pleased to announce students who participated in all of the fundraising activities, including Snap, will receive a scholarship of $819! Thank you to everyone who participated in the fundraisers to help make these scholarships possible so every Jazz 1 member could go to NYC!

Students will receive a notice with their specific trip balance, due Thursday, May 3rd. You may pay via check, or online for a small service charge.  When paying online, scroll to the bottom of the Trip Fees page to the "Specific Amount" box and enter the total amount due. Thank you for your prompt attention to this final payment!  Questions? C ontact Jen Witeck .

Hot Java Cool Jazz Photos: Thank you to Starbucks for providing these fun photos  of our students at this fabulous event!

WMEA CD/DVD Update: Our apologies for the delay in receiving these items. We continue to work closely with SoundWaves on their delivery, which is now expected the first week of May. If you have questions, please contact Diane Taylor.

A mighty congratulations to concerto winners this year, who will be performing one movement of their piece with full orchestra on Thursday, May 24th at the Spring Orchestra Concert, including:
McKenna Taylor - flute
Anika Thomas - violin
Leander Vandefen - clarinet

Full Orchestra Rehearsals: All orchestra members, plus select wind, brass and percussionists, mark your calendars:
Monday, May 14th, 3:45-5:45 in band room
Wednesday, May 16th, 2:30-4:30 in band room
Monday, May 21st, 3:45-5:45 on stage
Thursday, May 24th, 7:30 pm, call time for wind, brass and percussionists is 7:45pm (for the second half)

5th Annual Fiddle Showcase at the Ballard Homestead: Friday, June 8th, featuring the Warren G Hardings at 7pm, student call time is 5:30 pm.  Square dancing to follow. No experience necessary, all dances taught.  $6 student w/ID, $8 general advance, $10 Day of Show (Link for online tickets coming soon)
See the latest photos and videos on social media:
BPA At A Glance
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PO Box 17774 
Seattle, WA  98127