Performing Arts 57th Annual Spaghetti Dinner
The Spaghetti Dinner is on Saturday, April 2nd starting at 5:00 p.m. This 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.
or at the door. Purchasing tickets ahead of time helps us plan for the event.
Prices: $15 adults, $10 students, Under 5 years free.
Performing students will need to purchase a ticket to enjoy dinner at the event.
Call 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
Come for all or just part of the night. Dinner will be served from 5:00 pm with service ending at 8:30 pm. Seating is unassigned. Meet up with old friends or make new ones!
Come and show your support for the Ballard Performing Arts!
The next Ballard Performing Arts Booster Club General Meeting is Tuesday, April 5th at 7:00
in the BHS Library. There will be updates from all of the Directors as well as a breakout trip meeting for the Jazz Reno Trip. Don't miss it!
Time for Spring Cleaning!
The Goodwill truck will be at the back Ballard High School parking lot on
, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
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.
URGENT VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED!
THIS Saturday, April 2nd is the BPA 57th Annual Spaghetti Dinner and we are still in great need of volunteers!
This wonderful event does not happen without the help of many people. We urgently need parents and students to help with food prep, kitchen help, and clean up. Students get Service Hours too!
GO TO the
and check out the areas that still need help. Questions? Contact Shelly Hurley Thank You!
Wednesday, April 6th, the Ballard Choirs will host the 5th Annual Northwest Region Choral Showcase at 7:00 PM in the BHS Gymnasium.
We need parents to help with Bake Sale items as well as some parents to hand out Programs and help direct
guests to the gym
. Please contact
if you are available to help
out that night
EBMEA Choir Festival at Ingraham High School Last Week
Congratulations to Treble Choir, Advanced Women's Chorale, and Concert Choir on your excellent performances last week at the Elliott Bay Choral Festival. Our choirs received extremely high marks and helped to set the standard for choral music in the district. Students had the opportunity to work with Dr. Giselle Wyers (University of Washington), Darcey Morrissey ( Bellevue Girl Choir and Boy Choir), and Jeff Horenstein (Meadowdale High School and Groove For Thought). It was a wonderful day for Ballard Music!
Choral Festival at BHS!
Wednesday, April 6th, the Ballard Choirs will host the 5th Annual Northwest Region Choral Showcase at 7:00 PM in the BHS Gym.
his wonderful neighborhood event brings together students from Elementary and Middle School Choirs that feed into BHS as well as our own Ballard Choirs. It offers parents a chance to see the musical pathways available to their children as they progress through school, and is a fun community building event for the students involved.
Call time for Ballard Choirs is 6:00 PM wearing their choir t-shirts and black pants.
Wind Ensemble & Percussionists Trip to Vancouver B.C. Friday, April 8th-10th
Students must be in the Bandroom wearing their Black Band T-shirts at 7:00 AM on Friday, April 8th. The buses will leave BHS promptly at 7:30 AM.
Vancouver B.C. Permission slips and ID (Passports or Birth Certificates) are now
download a permission form here
and have your student return the Past Due items to Mr James ASAP.
Jazz 1 Trip to Reno is on April 28th through May 1st.
There will be a trip breakout meeting at the end of the next BPA General Meeting on Tuesday, April 5th 7:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars for Monday, 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 performed.
Doors open at 6:00 pm; show at 7:30 p.m.
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
so don't delay! This event has sold out in the past. Performing students will
need a ticket
if you would
save them a spot for dinner at your table.
Looking Ahead to 2017...
The Wind Ensemble has been accepted into the "New York International Music Festival" on April 8-12, 2017. Ballard is one of six high school groups selected from around the world. These groups will be joined by two showcase university groups. They are looking forward to participation in the festival and to the culminating performance at Carnegie Hall. More
details to follow. Deposit of $500 will be due on June 10th.
The Symphonic & Chamber Orchestra Tour to Los Angeles is on Friday, April 8th - 11th
Permission slips are now PAST DUE. Return any forms to Ms Newell ASAP. S
elect here for the most recent Trip Itinerary and here
for a packing list.
Auditions for Student Directed One Acts are TODAY Tues, 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
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has a matching program. For donations, include our EID #. BPABC Contact: Nanette Magno