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3 Ways to Booster Performing Arts

Booster/ Mattress  + Meeting/Potluck:   Click Here For More Information
After the May 8th Booster Meeting, there will be a celebration potluck for 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. Click HERE for potluck sign-ups. 

Join the Booster Board (We are fun, we promise): We are planning for next year and the good news is: 60% of our board positions are filled by folks staying!  As our seniors and their parents graduate there is room for new folks to step up, bolstered by the veteran parents. We have jobs large and small (mostly small and easy, how can you say no?). If you have an inclination to help, we will find a job that suits your talents and energy level! Volunteer your time by clicking HERE. Here's a taste of what we need:
2 co-presidents
VP Volunteer Coordinator
VP Fundraising and Events
Chinook Book Sale Lead
Choir Rep.
Graphic Designer
Marching Band Uniforms

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. 
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Essential Information: Excitement for Ellington is filling the "air" - the airwaves, that is! Check out this segment featuring the Jazz Band on King 5 News!

Attached are the i tinerary and  packing list.  Also note Permission Slips and Code of Conduct forms are past due and the final trip payment is due TODAY, May 3rd. Each student received notice of their specific account balance. You may pay via check, or online for a small service charge  here.  Please scroll to the bottom of the Trip Fees page to the "Specific Amount" box and enter the total amount due.  Questions? Contact   Jen Witeck.

Jazz II Clinic Next Tuesday, May 8th:  Reminder that Jazz II will have an afternoon of guest instructors, sectionals and other fun group activities from 3:45 pm to 8:30 pm in the Band Room. Click here for the agenda. Please note the potluck dinner - you may sign up  here .  Contact  Mara Lim  if you have any questions.

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. Each section will have a special rehearsal as well as a mandatory practices:
Tuesday, May 8th from 3:40 pm-4:30 pm
Wednesday, May 16th from 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

In addition, we need 7 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!

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.

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


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)
A Big Shout Out to...

supporting Ballard Performing Arts! 

We want to thank these local businesses as well as those
who came out to support our EAT OUT
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