Our Seniors are launching into the wider world! We will  miss  their 
leadership, their sense of fun, and their awesome  skills.  Thanks for the 
memories and be  sure to come back  to check  in at old Ballard High when 
you get a chance. You  helped  make us what we are and we want to 
hear what  you are  doing  going forward.  We know you will rock it!  

"Music is not what I do. It's who I am." "All the World is a Stage."  
"Talent will get you in the door, but character will keep you in the room."


IMPORTANT DATES & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
MUSIC CAMP INFORMATION was distributed to students and emailed to families. Please visit the BPA Website for updates and additional information. Registration Paperwork & Camp Fees of $160 are due by July 1st*

Band                  September 9th - 11th 2016       Camp Seymour (Gig Harbor) 

Choir                 September 16th - 18th 2016     Camp Burton (Vashon Island)

Orchestra          September 23rd 0 25th 2016     Camp Burton (Vashon Island)
  • Pay online HERE and also send your paperwork in by July 1st
  • OR   Pay by check made out to BPA and send with along with your completed registration to: BPA, PO BOX 17774, Seattle, WA  98127
  • OR   Put your check and completed registration paperwork in the black mailbox in the band/orchestra music room
*If you need financial assistance fill out the  scholarship form  or email   ballardperformingarts@gmail.com


Volunteers!
CRITICAL VOLUNTEER NEEDS FOR MANDATORY UNIFORM FITTINGS ON BOTH SEPTEMBER 1ST & 2ND

We need between 12 & 15 parent & student volunteers to get this important job done before school starts!   Students can volunteer for community service hours. 

All r eturning Marching Band students, Orchestra & Choir girls must try on their uniforms between 9:00 - 12:00 on September 1st. 
Freshman students must try on uniforms between 12:00 - 3:00. 

On September 2nd there will be Uniform fittings from 9:00 - 1:00 for any students who missed the uniform fittings on September 1st. 

No experience necessary, we'll show you what to do that morning.   If you're able to help either day please contact:  Jill Hansen (206) 931-8846 as soon as possible!

 
BPA IS PROVIDING DESSERTS 
FOR THE DINNER OF CHAMPIONS
 DESSERT DASH

It is time to plan for the 5th Annual Dinner of Champions on Sunday, Aug 21th and the Golf Classic on Monday, Aug 22th presented by the Ballard High School Foundation!
The money that the Ballard High School Foundation raised at these events over the past 15 years has already provided over $1,000,000 that has been donated to the Ballard High School Sports and Performing Arts Programs at Ballard.  

The Ballard Performing Arts is participating by donating 40 desserts for the Dessert Dash portion of the Dinner of Champions, August 21st, 4:00 pm at The Golf Club at Newcastle. This is an easy way for BPA to participate in this exciting "fun" raiser. Drop off your dessert in town and it will be delivered to Newcastle for you!   Please consider helping support this fundraiserSign Up HERE today!


Ballard Performing Arts Booster Club - BPABC Volunteer Positions 2016 - 2017
Thank you to all our new and returning volunteers!

Position
Name
President
Mara Lim
VP Finance
OPEN
VP Volunteer Coordinator Tyson Brown
VP Communications
OPEN
Co-VP  Fundraising and Events Nanette Magno 
OPEN
Treasurer Mike Hansen
Secretary Rebecca Staffel
Uniform Lead Jill Hansen
Volunteer Signups Shelly Hurley
Publicity Lead Ann Selberg
Newsletter Editor Erin Campbell
Calendar Lead Diane Taylor
BPA Website Chair Sarah Christopherson
Beaver Beat Lead
Rachel Hart Rios
Poster Distribution Lead
OPEN
Social Media Lead
OPEN
Graphic Designer Julie Whitehorn
Forms Lead Rebecca Staffel
Band Rep Ingrid Riley
Orchestra Rep Sylvia Schweinberger
Jazz Rep Patti Kashiwa
Choir Rep Page Harader
Drama Rep Bonnie Moses
Bake Sale Lead Jill Hansen
Spotlight Gala Chair Jen Witeck
Spaghetti Dinner Chair Julie Whitehorn & Melissa Middlebrook
Opening Night Gala Chair Bonnie Moses
Dessert Dash Lead Dave & Joan Rice
Finance Committee Members Dan Requarth, Ann Selberg
Coffee Sale Lead Rebecca Staffel
Chocolate Sale Lead Jill Hansen
Chinook Book Sale Lead Ingrid Riley
Got Excel Skills?  
The BPA board still needs a VP, Finance Lead. Could it be you? Chair the  finance committee, help draft and maintain the budget, and work with our Treasurer to keep the finances moving. 

Please contact Mara at 206-251-6036 or email:  ballardperformingarts@gmail.com if you are interested in the Finance Lead position or any of the other Open volunteer positions listed.  Thank You!



BAND & JAZZ
Ballard Jazz Band Auditions 2016-2017

Auditions will occur on August 29 from 2-6pm, August 30 from 2-7pm, and 
September 6 (for those families out of town in August) from 2-5pm.   The audition will consist of the four parts below.  Download a  flyer  with all  audition information.

1)   Chromatic scale from as low as you can comfortably play to as high as you can play and back down

2)   1-minute of anything you would like to play that demonstrates your jazz style and technique

3)   A prepared excerpt, where you play the head of a tune and then improvise over the changes.  It is important that your improvised solo demonstrate that you can follow the changes of the tune. Please go to ballardperformingarts.org and choose one of the prescribed tunes or download from the list below.
4)   Sight-reading

Please email Mr. James at  mijames@seattleschools.org  to request a specific time for your audition and he will get back to you with a confirmation of your time.  Audition time slots will be ten minutes.

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Wind Ensemble Carnegie Hall Trip - April 8-12, 2017
Mr. James is looking for one more Dad who would like to chaperone next year's trip to Carnegie Hall. If you are able and interested, email:  mijames@seattleschools.org
 
Parents Interested in Shadowing the NYC Trip: Ingrid  ingridriley@hotmail.com will be working with parents who would like to shadow the NYC Trip.  She will not be doing flights or hotel but if you would like to send her your contact information she will keep you in the loop on tickets to events and other information as she gets it. 

BROWN BEAR CAR WASH NYC SUMMER FUNDRAISER!
Thank you to everyone who put in requests for Brown Bear Car Wash Tickets. Please complete the student contract when you receive your tickets. See this  attachment for more information regarding this fundraiser and for obtaining additional tickets over the summer.   Call/text in your order to Carolyn Dunn at 206-390-4900 or  email:   Carolyn.Dunn@hotmail.com  with the following info:  Student Name,  # of tickets (10 max at a time) and Parent Name and  #.

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Message From Your Band Rep! 

Marching Band Camp Chaperones needed for September 9-11 at Camp Seymour

We are looking for parents and guardians who are willing to volunteer their time and energy to the Marching Band Camp at Camp Seymour in Gig Harbor on Sept 9 - 11.

Specifically, we still need 5 male and 4 female chaperones to be in accordance with the school district guidelines.  A BIG Thank You to Patti Kashiwa, Ingrid Riley, Jill Hansen, Karen Williams, Joseph Rockne, John Burreson and Ed Gore.   You'll have plenty of time on your own to explore the camp or read a book while the kids are engaged in their sessions. And there is no cost for chaperones to attend!   Please email Ingrid at ingridriley@hotmail.com and complete  attached volunteer paperwork.     Thank you!

Come join the fun and get on the Standby Volunteer List to help out the BHS Band. 
I need 30 parents on a Standby Volunteer list to be ready for important jobs. From time to time our usual volunteers need extra hands; your hands would be fantastic! There's no long term commitment and most jobs require only a short amount of time. Please contact Ingrid Rileyingridriley@hotmail.com , with your name, email, phone number, and student name. I would be ecstatic to work with you!


ORCHESTRA
Orchestra Retreat Camp Burton Volunteers Needed for September 23-23th

Ms. Newell is seeking parents and guardians of Chamber and Symphonic Orchestra students to volunteer to chaperone for the annual Orchestra Retreat to Camp Burton on Vashon Island, September 23-25th. Specifically we will need 3 male and 4 female chaperones to be in accordance with the school district policy. 

Interested but not sure what is expected of a chaperone? Honestly, being a camp chaperone is a lot of fun. Your main responsibilities include: 
1) Being a presence for the kids in the cabins at night. 
2) Ensuring the students get to / from all camp activities and meals on time. 
3) Being available if any student needs help - medications, injuries, etc. 

You'll have plenty of time on your own to explore the camp, sit by the beach, read a book or walk to the espresso stand up the road while the kids are engaged in their sessions. And the best part about this beautiful, fun weekend getaway? There is no cost for chaperones to attend! 

Time is of the essence in accordance with the new school district guidelines for chaperones. Please email Ms. Newell or Sylvia Schweinberger with your intent to volunteer, then complete the 
attached volunteer paperwork . Thank you! 


AUDIO FILES FROM THE SPRING ORCHESTRA CONCERT

To listen to recordings from the Ballard Spring Orchestra Concert.
WAV files are for burning CD's and the MP3's are for iPods.  Thank you to Kerry Webster at Chinook Wind Recording!

"Please respect the copyright on this music, do not share it with students who are not in our music program or upload it to anywhere else on the web. The copyright act allows "1 archive or study recording" per musician."


CHOIR

Seeking Choir Camp Chaperones for Camp Burton September 16-18!

Ms. Rowley is looking for parents and guardians of Advanced Women's Chorale and Concert Choir students willing to volunteer their time and energy to the choir trip to Camp Burton September 16 - 18. Specifically, we need 4 male and 6 female chaperones to be in accordance with the school district guidelines.

Interested but not sure what is expected of a chaperone? Honestly, being a camp chaperone is a lot of fun. Your main responsibilities are:
1) Being a presence for the kids in the cabins at night.
2) Ensuring the students get to / from all camp activities and meals on time.
3) Being available if any student needs help - medications, injuries, etc.

You'll have plenty of time on your own to explore the camp, sit by the beach, read a book or walk to the espresso stand up the road while the kids are engaged in their sessions. And the best part about this beautiful, fun weekend getaway? There is no cost for chaperones to attend!

Time is of the essence in accordance with the new school district guidelines for chaperones. Please email Ms. Rowley or Jen Witeck with your intent to volunteer, then complete the attached volunteer paperwork. The sooner, the better! Thank you!


Choir Uniform Assistants Needed!
Are you handy with a tape measure? Do you know how to sew? Or are you just willing to lend a pair of helping hands? Please contact Jill Hansen if you are able to assist with the choir uniform fittings on September 1st and 2nd , and on an as-needed basis throughout the year. Stay all day or for just a few hours, every little bit helps! With over 125 students in the choir program, we need four or five volunteers to ensure the process runs quickly and efficiently. Thank you!


DRAMA
CHILDREN OF EDEN

BHS families can view Ballard's production of Children of Eden with the following private links. These are only for Ballard students and families. Please DO NOT share these links on social media because of copyright laws.  
Thank you to Nanette Magno for videoing the production!

Ballard Performing Arts YouTube channel
 
Children of Eden Act I
 
Children of Eden Act II
 

To view beautiful and stunning photography of the Ballard Theatre Performances of Eurydice, Children of Eden & Twelfth Night from Tim Mar Photography go to this link:  https://tim-mar-photography.smugmug.com/Theatr       

COMMUNITY NEWS
Summer Music Camps and Workshops  Summertime is an important time for students to continue working on their musical or theatrical skills, meeting and working with students from other schools, and gaining college resume builders for college applications.  Click HERE for the Summer Music Camps and Workshops  list with some of the many opportunities available in our region.  We hope that Ballard Performing Arts students will participate in some of these camps and workshops. 

Disclaimer: We do not screen or endorse any of the programs listed in the Community News

Sun, 8/21
Dessert Dash for Dinner of Champions. To Donate a dessert sign up HERE
Mon, 8/29
Jazz Band Auditions from 2-6pm at BHS. Audition Info
Tue, 8/30
Jazz Band Auditions from 2-7pm at BHS. Audition Info
Thu, 9/1
Mandatory Uniform Fittings from 9 - 12 for returning  Marching Band, Orchestra & Choir Girls. After Freshman Orientation: 12 - 3 New Students
Fri, 9/2
Uniform Fittings 9 - 1 for all new & returning students who missed Thursday
Sat, 9/6
Jazz Band Auditions from 2-5pm (for those families out of town in August)
Wed, 9/7
First Day of School.  New Start Time Start time 8:45 am - End time 3:15 pm
Fri, 9/9 - 9/11
Marching Band Camp - Camp Seymour, Gig Harbor
Tue, 9/13
Men's Concert Uniform Fittings from 3:00 - 5:30pm
Tue, 9/13
First Performing Arts Booster Meeting at 7pm
Fri, 9/16-9/18
Choir Camp - Camp Burton, Vashon Island
Fri, 9/23-9/25
Orchestra Camp - Camp Burton, Vashon Island
Fri, 9/23
Marching Band at the Football Game at Memorial Stadium.  Call time TBD
Sat, 9/24
Marching Band at the Autumn Leaf Parade in Leavenworth
Wed, 9/28
Marching Band Homecoming Practice from 6-8pm on the BHS field
Wed, 10/5
Marching Band Homecoming Practice from 6-8pm on the BHS field
Fri, 10/7
Marching Band Homecoming Practice in school field trip to BHS field
Fri, 10/7
Marching Band Performing the Half Time Homecoming Show at the Varsity Game at Memorial Stadium. Call time TBD
Fri, 10/21or 22
Marching Band at Football Game at Memorial Stadium - Might be 10/22.   TBD
Thu, 11/3
First Band Concert of the Year in the PAC
Sat, 11/19
Performing Arts Spotlight Gala. Additional information to follow.
Approved SPS Calendar
SPS 2016 - 2017 School Year Calendar!  Important Dates view or One-Page Calendar view.


STAY CONNECTED
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Ballard Vimeo and BPA YouTube for newly updated photos and video 
performances!
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BHS News  - This informational PTSA weekly BHS News is sent to subscribed families AND is 
available to view on the Ballard School Website (including Archived Editions) under the  News Tab . This e-news includes school updates as well as Sports and Performing Arts News. To subscribe email your students name, grade and email address to:  ballardhighnews@gmail.com

Beaver Beat - This Newsletter is published by the BHS PTSA five times a year and emailed to you if you are subscribed to the BHS News. It includes updates on the accomplishments and happenings at Ballard.  It is also available to view on the  PTSA Website AND also on the Ballard School Website under the  News Tab AND under the Quick Links section on the BHS News.

The Talisman - This is the BHS School Newspaper.  This is an open public forum for student expression and is a nationally recognized and award winning publication.  You can view the current edition on the Ballard School Website under the  News Tab AND under the Quick Links section on the BHS Newsletter or subscribe by sending an email to  ballardtally@gmail.com

BPA Newsletter  - This is a Ballard Performing Arts Newsletter that is sent to subscribed families Weekly with up to the minute Music and Theatre Performance information, including links to photos, and videos of Concert performances. Also Archived Issues of the BPA Newsletter can be viewed on the  BPA Website  under Boosters and Newsletters. Questions? bpabnews@gmail.com


CORPORATE SPONSORS - THANK YOU!


BHS Performing Arts Booster Club is a 501(c)(3). Keep this in mind  as you  donate to the program and especially if  your  company  has a matching program.  For donations, include our EID #.  BPABC Contact: Nanette Magno