Rehearsal for Full Orchestra & Choir -  Tues, Dec 8th from 2:30 - 4:00

Optional Reserved Winter Concert Seats!  For those of you new to the BPA program, the Winter Concerts are usually standing room only, so if there is any chance that you might be running late, purchasing a reserved seat is the way to go. There is a donation of $25, $50 or $100 for your chance to slip in right as the lights dim and know that your seat will be waiting for you. All proceeds go to support the Ballard Performing Arts. These seats are the best in the house!  The box office closes at 10:00 PM the night before each concert. Reserved seating is limited and time is running out, so grab your reserved premier seating before they are all gone at showtix4u.com 

Dessert Donations Needed for Concerts: Thanks to all of you who have stepped up already and supplied things for the last concert and the Gala, I know that everyone appreciated your efforts. I also know they are looking forward to tasting your wonderful treats again this week.  As always you can have your student bring your baked item or water to school with them either Wed or Thurs or you can drop off when you come to the concert.  Please contact Shelly Hurley if you are able to bring an item.

Remember to pick up your coffee orders at the Winter Concerts!



BAND & JAZZ
Pep Band
Pep Band at Basketball Game
Pep Band at game last year

Come support Ballard Basketball and listen 
to the Pep Band cheer 
them on this Friday,
December 11th!


Fri, Dec 11
vs. Franklin
Call time 6:00 - Girls Game 6:30/Boys 8:00pm
Fri, Dec 18
vs. Sealth
Call time 6:00 - Girls Game 6:30/Boys 8:00pm
* Tues, Jan 5
vs. Ingraham
Call time 5:15 - Boys Game at 7:30 pm
* All Students are required to be at Pizza and Pep Band Night on Jan 5th. 
This game includes members of the Middle School Bands that feed into BHS & dinner will be provided.   Remember  to wear your Black Band T-Shirts to all of the games.
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Jazz I - Reno  Jazz Festival  first payment is due  TODAY!
Thank you to all those who have already turned in your payments. Payments may be dropped off in the Band room or paid here.

Reminder that the Camp Burton fee $225 was due on Nov 30th.

We now have all chaperones for both Camp Burton and Reno!  Whoo Hoo! 
Thank you to all of those who have volunteered to chaperone!


CHOIR
Vocal Jazz has a number of Holiday gigs in the coming weeks:
  • Tuesday, December 15th, all day, Annual Caroling Day (schools, nursing homes, and retirement centers throughout Ballard, Queen Anne and Magnolia)
  • Wednesday, December 16th, 7:00PM, Columbia Lutheran Home
Concert Choir and Advanced Women's Chorale are fundraising for their trip to New York City this spring to sing at Carnegie Hall! The money raised from this effort will go specifically reduce the cost per student for this amazing trip.  Here is a link if you would like to give:  https://ballardperformingarts.ejoinme.org/choirtonyc  
Please share on social media to help them meet their goal!


ORCHESTRA
Reminder! LA & Tampa Bay Trip Payments were due on Dec 5th.  Paym ents may be made here or put in the black mailbox in the Band room.  Thank you!

The Chamber Orchestra is fundraising for their trip to the National Orchestra Festival in Tampa, Florida  this spring. The money raised from this effort will go specifically to reduce the cost per student for this trip. Here is a link if you would to give:  https://ballardperformingarts.ejoinme.org/chambertoFL   Please share on social media to help them meet their goal!

Music Ensemble Picture Day is Fri, Dec 11th during the school day.  Students need
to have on full Concert Attire including Dress Shoes!  If they would like to leave their uniforms at school after this week's Winter Concerts, they may do so on the racks in the Music Rooms. 
Please note: All uniforms MUST go home on Friday. 
If uniforms are not taken back home on Friday the 11th students will be charged a $5.00 storage fee.

Schedule for Pictures
  • 0 period: Jazz I, Jazz II, Vocal Jazz
  • 1st period: Concert Choir, Symphonic Band, Women's Chamber Choir
  • 2nd period: Men's Ensemble (Reading Period), Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble
  • 3rd period: Advanced Women's Chorale, Percussion
  • 4th period: Treble Choir
  • 6th period: Symphonic Orchestra, Fiddle Ensemble

Parents ...Are you looking for a holiday gift that will reap benefits for years to come?  Give your student the gift of Private Lessons!  Private Lessons are a fantastic way for your son/daughter to improve their skills. One-on-one instruction will accelerate their growth. T op performing arts programs have many students who study privately and Seattle has an abundance of great teachers in the area. Be sure to find one that your student likes. If you need a recommendation, ask one of our Performing Arts teachers and they will point you in the right direction to get started!


DRAMA

Auditions for Children of Eden were successful!  The show will begin rehearsals on December 14th.


Mark your calendars!
The Opening Night Gala will be on Thursday, March 3rd. The BHS Foundation will be hosting a Gala Event & Dinner before that nights performance.  More details to follow!

FUNDRAISING

Caffè Appassionato Coffee Sales
Congratulations to Aisha Carpenter and Gabby Lindell who were tied for most sales! They each sold 40 bags! And big thanks, as ever, to the folks at Caffè Appassionato who make this fundraiser possible.

Remember to pick up your coffee orders at the Winter Concerts on Dec 9th & 10th.
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Chocolate Sales
One Pound Chocolate Bar for selling at least 1 case and turning in payment by 11/30:
Band:  Jubilee Cho
Choir:  Afsara Sadiya
Orch:  Cleo Amrine

Five Pound Chocolate Bar Drawing for most cases sold and paid for by 11/30: 
Nora Hammen, Choir
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Attention Students - Past  Due  Candy Money!
Please turn in all of the Candy Money you owe no later than Friday, Dec 11th.  Your student account will not be credited until you have paid for  ALL the CANDY YOU CHECKED OUT.... Whether it's been sold or not.  Thank you!

The Goodwill truck will be at the Ballard HS parking lot on January 9, 2016 from 10am to 2pm.
Please set aside your items for donations until then.  
Ballard Performing Arts will receive a donation of at least $500 from Goodwill.   They will accept small furniture (no large furniture please), electronics, used cell phones, clothes, shoes, toys, kitchen items, etc. 


Featuring:  The Seattle SeaChordsmen Chorus;
Seattle Shores Sweet Adelines;  Ballard High School Men's Ensemble;  Song of Seattle Sweet Adelines;  Path With Art Singers  Ballard High School Women's Chamber Choir and SeaChordsmen Barbershop Quartets

Tickets:  General: $20, Senior: $15, 18 & Under: Free.  Send in ticket orders with checks made out to Seattle SeaChordsmen. Drop off in the Band Room. Tickets will also be available at the Winter Concerts on Dec 9th & 10th.   Come hear Ballard students perform at the SeaChordsmen event and for every ticket we sell the SeaChordmen will donate $3.00 back to BPABC!   Questions contact: Jill Hansen

Proceeds to Support: Path With Art, Mary's Place & Phinney Ridge Food Bank

B PA EVENT CALENDAR
Tue, 12/8
Rehearsal for Carmina Burana - Full Orchestra and Choir 2:30 - 4:00
Wed, 12/9
Winter Music Concert I - Band & Orchestra at 7:00 in the PAC
Tue, 12/10
Winter Music Concert II - Choir at 7:00 in the PAC
Fri, 12/11
Music Ensembles Picture Day during the school day
Fri, 12/11
Band at Basketball Games/Call Time 6:00 with Black Band T-Shirts
Sun, 12/13
SeaChordsmen Chorus and BHS Men's Ensemble & Women's Chamber Choir 2:00pm
Tue, 12/15
Vocal Jazz Annual Caroling Day (schools, nursing homes & retirement centers)
Tue, 12/15
BPA General Meeting  (cancelled!)
Wed, 12/16
Vocal Jazz at Columbia Lutheran Home at 7:00
Fri, 12/18
Band at the Basketball Game - Call Time 6:00
Tue, 1/5
Pizza & Pep Band Night - Call Time 5:15 
Fri, 1/8
Band at the Basketball Game - Call Time 6:00
Fri, 1/8-1/10
Jazz 1 & 2 Retreat at Camp Burton
Sat, 1/9
Goodwill Truck at BHS for BPA Fundraising
Tue, 1/12
BPA General Meeting at 7:00 in the BHS Library
Fri, 1/15
Band at the Basketball Game - Call Time 6:00
Fri, 1/22
Band at the Basketball Game - Call Time 6:00
Sun, 1/24
Philharmonia Northwest Side-By-Side at St Stephen's Episcopal Church 2:30pm
Sat, 1/30
UW Jazz Festival with Jazz 1
Tue, 2/2
NW Region String Concert with All Strings
Wed, 2/3
Concert Choir performs for the School Board
Sat, 2/6
Solo and Ensemble Festival - All interested students


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