Opening Night Gala & Dinner is Thursday,
March 3, 2016
5:00 pm - Meet the Cast
5:45 pm - Buffet Dinner followed by the Opening Night Show!
Tickets $50, Patron $75.
Tables for 8 $400 & Patron for 8 $600
Dinner & Reserved Seating at the Opening Night Show.
Presented by the BHS Foundation in partnership with BHS Performing Arts
Special Guest Reuven Carlyle: State Senator & Ballard parent.
For additional information, contact
or call 206-391-5555.
Can't attend but
would like to support Performing Arts at Ballard?
Performance Dates: March 3, 4, 5, 10,11 & 12 at 7:30 pm in the
BHS Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center. Tickets available at SHOWTIX4U.com
Prices: $15 for Adults $10 for Staff, Senior Citizens, Students 18 and under
Children of Eden is a show about parenthood and the impossible idea that every child will eventually leave home and become a parent in their own time. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go."
Based on the story of Genesis, the age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage in this epic, heartfelt production. From musical theatre genius Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, & Godspell) comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business!
Northwest Regional Band Festival
was a huge success! Approximately 100 Elementary school students from 13 different Elementary schools, 200 Middle School students from Blaine, Salmon Bay, Whitman, Hamilton and McClure, and 60 Ballard Wind Ensemble students shared a fun evening of performing music for each other and their parents. It was truly amazing to see 4
grade band students all perform on one concert and to see a full gym of band families! Congratulations to all involved! Special callout to all that donated to our bakesale and helped out that night.
It was a very successful
fundraiser and we couldn't have done it with out your help! To view the F
estival performances go to our Ballard Vimeo Channel
UPCOMING - The Elliott Bay Region Concert Band Festival
Wed, March 9th and will be held at Roosevelt High School
during the entire school day
. We will be leaving at 8:00 am. REMINDER! Students need to bring a sack lunch (students are not permitted to leave the campus) and should wear their concert attire.
Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and most percussionists will be attending.
Permission slips were handed out and students need to have all 6 teachers sign their forms. Forms must be returned by Wed, March 2nd
This is an adjudicated performance and is very exciting and informative to watch.
Thank you to all of the parents who have offered to help out that day. We really appreciate you and please know these trips could not happen without you!
COMING SOON - Wind Ensemble & Percussionists trip to Vancouver BC in April 2016
Permission slips will be going home the week of March 7th, due back to the Band Room mailbox
before March 25th. Please remember to have your students get their teachers signature for missing school on Friday April 8th. We will also be collecting passports or birth certificates.
ID should be put in the Band Room mailbox before March 25th.
All ID's will be kept in a binder that travels on the bus your student is assigned to. One chaperone will be in charge of each binder during the weekend. When we return to school on Sunday, students can collect their ID before they go home.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
- There will be a Wind Ensemble - Vancouver BC breakout trip meeting as well as a Jazz 1 - Reno NV trip meeting at the next BPA Booster General Meeting on Tuesday, March 8th at 7:00 pm.
RECAP -Thank you to our parent chaperones for the EBMEA Orchestra Festival last week and congra
tulations to the orchestra students on your inspired performances!
National Orchestra Festival in Tampa FL
is coming up fast on March 3rd! The updated Trip Itinerary is available to view
Students are working hard to finalize their preparations for their Festival performance!
All students and chaperones should meet at 6:30 am on Thursday, March 3rd at SeaTac (just inside the airport by the Alaska Airlines check in). Students should wear their Chamber Orchestra sweatshirts or Orchestra T-shirts.
Please note that signed permission slips for the Tampa Trip are now past due.
It is critical that the district have these forms in advance of the trip.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
- There will be a breakout Trip Meeting at the BPA Booster Meeting on Tues, March 8th at 7:00 pm. View the updated Los Angeles Trip Itinerary
CHOIR TRIP TO NYC IS NOW LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY!
ee the current
which includes important information.
Permission slips are NOW PAST DUE! It is
critical the signed forms are returned now.
ARE YOU A PARENT VISITING NYC DURING THE CHOIR TRIP?
Are you flying into the JFK Airport? If so, a Ballard parent has an unused Airtrain card - the train that connects JFK to the metro subway line - that is valid only until March 31, 2016. This route was purchased by mistake, so rather than have it go unused, we are helping find someone who may benefit from it. Contact
for more information.
Reminder, if you are attending the choir concert on Friday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m., you will need a ticket. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance directly from Carnegie Hall at
as a few sections have already sold out.
- Please check your emails for notice on where the mandatory trip meeting will be held on
Wednesday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m
Gala Volunteers Needed! Please Help Us Out!
- We need 2 adult volunteers to help the Caterers set up the BHS Commons at 2:30 pm on Thurs March 3rd.
- Around 7:15 pm, we also need 2-3 adults to help clean up and re-set the Commons. Please contact Mike Hansen. Thank you!
- We need 1 volunteer to help with selling raffle tickets. Please contact Shelly Hurley.
Kudos are a great way to acknowledge the hard work of each cast, crew, and Pit Orchestra member.
KUDOS will be available for purchase each night of the show. You can s
upport your student, Drama and the Music Departments all at the same time!
It's time to
Piano spots are filling up QUICKLY.
Experience an incredible week of chamber music and orchestra at Vivace! August 15 - 20, 2016
Classes Include: Chamber Music Rehearsals, Orchestra/Large Ensemble Rehearsals, Choir, Performance Classes and Final Concerts. Held at Seattle Pacific University.
The 5th Avenue Theatre is
with the Office of Arts and Culture to launch the pilot program of
the NEA Musical
Theater Songwriting Challenge
! Such an exciting opportunity!
The contest is for
all high school (grades 9-12) students in King County
and will focus on musical theater composition that includes both music and lyrics. See the flyer with additional info here.
Online application opens February 17 at
11 p.m., Monday, April 4, 2016
We are kicking-off our first ever Musical Review for performing students who are ages 7-16. Erin Wise who is our Performing Arts instructor at ILS, a graduate of Theater Arts from AMDA in New York and has directed and performed numerous productions with students of many ages. Please see the
for more information or email
Summer Camp Volunteer/Leadership Opportunities at Illumination Learning Studio
The Studio offers a high-quality After School for ages K-5th grade with locations in Ballard and Greenwood. Our program has a cultural arts concentration, providing students exposure to Interactive learning technologies, Music, Drama, Fine-Arts, Spanish and Yoga activities after school. Our staff are specialized early childhood educators and teachers. We c
Summer Leadership Volunteer opportunities as co-leads
in our exciting summer youth camps. Interested middle and high school students should complete our
and return it to our registrar Ms. Ali at
March 31st, 2016
. Informal interviews will take place in early April with decisions announced Mid-April followed by an orientation in May. Summer Camp volunteers can choose from a flexible schedule, mornings or afternoons and choice of days or weeks between June 27th and Sept 2nd. To learn more about our camps visit
We also have 2016-2017 volunteer opportunities in our After School programs.
is offering two scholarships ($250) for students who would like to sing with us in our spring session. "Radio Hour" will feature pop songs from every decade from the 20s to the present. Participants will enjoy 2 free voice lessons from Evan Norberg, our assistant director.
for additional information.
Service Learning Opportunity!
The Magnolia Chorale needs students to help with the door at their Concert on April 30 and May 1 for service hours credit. Contact Jean-Marie Kent at
for additional information.
Disclaimer: We do not screen or endorse any of the programs listed in the Community News
- This informational PTSA
is sent to subscribed families AND is also available to view on the
(including Archived Past Editions!) under the
. It includes school updates as well as Sports and Performing Arts News. To subscribe - send your students name, grade and email address to:
is published by the BHS PTSA four times a year and emailed out if you are subscribed to the BHS News. It has great updates on the accomplishments and happenings at the school including BPA! It is also available to view on the
AND also on the Ballard Website under the
AND under the Quick Links section on the BHS News.
- 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 links to Concert performances. Also Archived Issues of the BPA Newsletter can be viewed on the
under Boosters and Newsletters. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
BHS Performing Arts Booster Club is a 501(c)(3). Keep this in mind
donate to the program and especially if
has a matching program. For donations, include our EID #. BPABC Contact: Nanette Magno