May 10th, 2018
2  Good Ideas

Jazzed Up: The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitiriou's Jazz Alley welcomes the Ballard High School vocal band and two Jazz Bands for one night only. Doors open at 6:00 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm. More information and tickets HERE.

It takes a village (of parent volunteers):  We are planning for next year's Booster Board. 60% of our board positions are filled but we have a few slots "up for grabs". Freshman parents: it's a great way to get involved and participate in the life or your teen and the performing arts at Ballard. If you are curious or want to volunteer, click HERE
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Live Stream Essentially Ellington Performance:  Ballard Jazz I takes center stage at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater on Saturday, May 12th at 10:30am PST. Stream it live here.

Syttende Mai Parade: Syttende Mai Permission Slips and Code of Conduct forms are due Friday, May 11th. Please turn them into the black mailbox ASAP. The last Parade rehearsal is Wednesday, May 16th from 2:30 pm -3:30 pm.

Syttende Mai Parade Parent Help: We Need Your Help. We need 5 more volunteers who would like to get their daily steps walking the parade route with the band. Call time is 4:00 pm and we are usually back to the school by 7:00 pm. It's a fun way to get involved and show your Ballard pride!


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)

Orchestra Uniform Return: All students will turn in their concerts clothes on Thursday May 24th. Be sure you bring a change of clothes to wear home! 
Please contact Nanci Murphy if you can help.

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)
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all who came out for the potluck mattress meeting and GAVE BIG this week! We couldn't do it without you. Thank you.

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