May 17th, 2018
Keeping You 'In The Loop'

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, May 29th. Doors open at 6:00 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm. More information and tickets HERE.

Treasurer, Chinook Book Sales, Coffee Sales, Marching Band Uniforms
Dessert Dash Lead: 
We are planning for next year's Booster Board and we have a few slots "up for grabs". If you are curious or want to volunteer, click HERE

Need a good night's sleep? Maybe it's time for a new mattress? BPA will be selling mattresses to raise funds on Saturday, June 2nd, 10 am - 5 pm in the Commons at Ballard High School. Tell your friends and family.

2018 Music Camps + Workshops: Please check into camps you may be interested in as soon as possible, many have discounts/deadlines before June. You can find a great list we compiled  HERE.
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Spring Concert Reserved Seating:  Click HERE

Concert Bake Sale Donations: Click HERE

Full Orchestra Rehearsals: All orchestra members, plus select wind, brass and percussionists, final rehearsal:  Monday, May 21st, 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm 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 6 pm.  Square dancing to follow. No experience necessary, all dances taught.  $6 student w/ID, $8 general advance, $10 Day of Show Purchase tickets HERE.

Syttende Mai Parade TODAY: Call time for students and volunteers is 4:00 pm at BHS. Please remember to wear your band shirts and long black socks under your uniform. We anticipate being back to BHS around 7:00 pm.

Jazz I Entertains at Ellington: Congrats to Jazz I for their inspired and energetic performance last weekend at the Essentially Ellington Festival and Competition! From the surprise violin intro on "Night in Tunisia," to the emotional "Prelude to a Kiss," and the swinging sounds of the "Harlem Congo," our musicians represented Ballard well on the national stage. Recognition for their efforts included:
Outstanding Trumpet Section - Lucas, Owen, Joe, Evan F
Outstanding Trombone Section - Alli, Jane, Parker
Outstanding Alto Sax Solo - Katie Webster  
Outstanding Violin Solo - Evan Snoey
Honorable Mention Trumpet Solo - Joe Fotheringham 

Mr. James also received recognition as an Outstanding Band Director in honor of BHS being one of only 15 finalists nationwide.

Photos from the trip may be found in the BPA Flickr Album and a video of their performance is on the BPA Vimeo Channel.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, families, friends and everyone who participated in our fundraisers to make this trip possible for every member of the band. Thank you to our wonderful parent chaperones Sharon, Jeff and Steve for keeping our kids safe and on schedule during their adventures.
Thank you to everyone who watched them perform live in NYC and to those that tuned in online. Your support of BPA is greatly appreciated.

Band Auditions: With our rapidly growing program, we are excited to announce the addition of a third band next year!  All band members will audition for placement in one of the three bands, Concert, Symphonic or Wind Ensemble, on dates to be determined. Audition materials will be distributed in class or are available from Mr. James. Grab your packet now!

Spring Band Concert and Senior Night: Join us Thursday, June 7th at 7:30 pm for the final concert of the year. Help us celebrate an incredible year for the Band program and say goodbye to our Seniors. Rehearsal dates to be announced. Goodies for the Bake Sale gladly accepted. Sign up HERE. Reserve seating can be found HERE.

Marching Band Uniform Coordinator Needed: Our Marching Band is looking for Uniform Coordinator to keep us looking sharp at performances. The coordinator is supported by a team of volunteers during fittings, alterations, uniform distribution and returns. You can even grab a friend and volunteer together. The main time commitments are from mid-August through the end of football season, with one performance in February and the Ballard Parade in May. Please contact Jen Witeck for more information.  

See the latest photos and videos on social media:
Final '17-'18 BPA Calendar
    Thank you for the generous support from our sponsors!    

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Seattle, WA  98127