On Thursday, our groups were praised for their vocal technique, diction, and expressive singing during the Choirs of America Nationals for Top Choirs Festival at Queens College.
On Friday morning, the choirs delighted audiences in Central Park, and on Friday night, they put on a stunning show at world renowned Carnegie Hall. The audience was moved to tears by the beautiful and powerful artistry and music making. Bravo to all!
A special thanks to our wonderful parent chaperones who helped make everything go smoothly, to the Performing Arts Boosters who - through their scholarship fund - helped make it possible for 96 students to have this opportunity, and to all of the parents who worked to make this a reality for their children. A proud weekend for Ballard Performing Arts!
Just published in the Ballard News-Tribune!
"Ballard choirs perform at Carnegie Hall with renowned conductors and artists."
Read the article here!
View videos from the Choirs of America Festival at Queen's College
Videos are from the Choirs of America Festival at Queen's College. The students were adjudicated
by world class directors, participated in a chorale exchange with three other high schools, attended clinics as well as a master class with Andrew Lunsford, the Accidental Tenor.
Carnegie Hall -
Choral Convergence Celebration Concert
March 18th 2016
Queens College, Aaron Copland School of Music,
The Russian Tea Room, The Statue of Liberty and Carnegie Hall NYC!
Performing Arts 57th Annual Spaghetti
Dinner April 2nd at 5:00 pm
The Spaghetti Dinner is a night of great music and a perfect event to share the Performing Arts with family, friends, and neighbors.
Enjoy a full dinner of spaghetti with Peg Radford's fabulous homemade sauce (meat & vegetarian options), salad, bread, beverage & ice cream.
Other activities include a Raffle, Bake Sale and BPA Merchandise.
Performing students will need to purchase a ticket to enjoy dinner at the event. C
all time is 30 minutes prior to the performance time wearing their
Ballard Music T-Shirts.
5:30 Women's Chamber Choir / Men's Ensemble
5:45 Fiddle Ensemble
6:00 Percussion Ensemble
6:15 Jazz II
6:30 Vocal Jazz
6:45 Jazz I
7:00 Treble Choir
7:15 Chamber Orchestra
7:30 Symphonic Band
7:45 Advanced Women's Chorale
8:00 Symphonic Orchestra / Chamber & Symphonic
8:15 Wind Ensemble
8:30 Concert Choir
Thank you for supporting the Ballard Performing Arts. We hope to see you there!
Time to think about Spring Cleaning! The Goodwill truck will be at the back Ballard HS parking lot on
, 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.
EBMEA Choir Festival.
This all day festival for Treble Choir, Advanced Women's Chorale and Concert Choir will be held at Ingraham High School this Thursday, March 24th.This is a mandatory event and a huge part of the choir curriculum. In addition to performing for judges students will have an opportunity to listen to choirs from other schools.
Students need to arrive in concert attire by 7:50 am in the Black Box and will need to bring a sack lunch. We'll return to BHS by the end of the school day.
A BIG Thank You to the Ballard Pep Band for their early morning performance
at the the 1st Annual Athletics Breakfast of Champions last Friday!
Wind Ensemble & Percussionists Trip to Vancouver BC is just around the corner on Friday, April 8th - 10th
Permission slips were handed out in class or download a permission form here. The forms need to be fully completed and returned to the mailbox
by this Friday, March 25th
ID (passports or birth certificates) should also be put in the Band Room mailbox before Friday.
ID's will be kept in a binder that travels on the bus with your student. One chaperone will be in charge of each binder during the weekend. Students need to collect their ID before they go home on Sunday.
Jazz 1 Trip to Reno on April 28th through May 1st is coming up fast!
Watch for a Trip Itinerary and
to be posted soon.
Mark your calendars for Mon, May 16th!
Jazz Band 1 and 2 & Vocal Jazz
return to the stage at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley.
This is a great opportunity to watch our students perform in the same place where many Jazz greats and legends perform when they come through town.
Doors open at 6:00 pm with the show at 7:30 pm.
Purchase your t
ickets and/or dinner reservations at jazz alley.com in advance of the show or call 206-441-9729 so you don't miss out!
Invite your family and friends (all ages are welcome) for another great night of Ballard Music!
Ballard Performing Arts receives a portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales so don't delay! Performing students need a ticket if you would like to save them a spot for dinner at your table.
Symphonic & Chamber Orchestra Tour to Los Angeles is on Friday, April 8th - 11th
Permission slips went home last week and are due back to the mailbox this Friday, March 25th. S
elect here for the most recent Trip Itinerary and here
for a packing list.
Auditions for Student Directed One Acts are on Tuesday, March 29th at 2:30 p.m.
The student directed comedic one acts are a great opportunity to get involved with the BHS theatre department. There are 4 short plays with over 15 roles. Pick up a packet from Mr. Riley in the Black Box (NE 224).
Information for Musicians/Performers interested in performing for Spilled Ink
We are seeking BHS students, soloist or in groups who would like to play music or perform from 5 - 15 minutes on the night of May 7th between 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Ballard Branch Library during the BHS Spilled Ink Event. Fill out the Information Sheet located in the Black Box or see Mr MacDougall (SW105) or Lynn Miller at the Ballard Library before Thursday, March 30th if you are interested.
Whitman Middle School is holding the first annual Whitman Jazz Fest Sunday, April 3rd at 1:00 pm at The Tractor Tavern. All Ages Welcome.
Whitman's two Jazz Bands will perform, as will a Jazz combo from Ballard High School.
Buy tickets online at
Or buy tickets at the door.
Proceeds benefit the Friends of Whitman Music Program. Check out their flyer for more info.
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 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 visit
Disclaimer: We do not screen or endorse any of the programs listed in the Community News
- This informational PTSA weekly BHS News is sent to subscribed families AND is also available to view on the
Ballard School Website
(including Archived Past Editions!) under the
. It includes school updates as well as Sports and Performing Arts News. To subscribe email your students name, grade and email address to:
- This Newsletter is published by the BHS PTSA four 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
AND also on the Ballard School 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 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