Ballard Performing Arts Boosters Need Your Support!

The Ballard Performing Arts Booster Club exists to support the directors in many ways including:  informing parents and guardians of all Performing Arts activities, requirements, and events, promoting community attendance to events, recruiting volunteer helpers, developing fundraising options and maintaining a presence in social media. 

Without the support and participation of our parents/guardians the Performing Arts at Ballard High School would not be the excellent program it is currently.   Looking to the 2016-17 school year, we have the following lead positions open listed below or download a PDF.  

Join us on the Board for a fun and fulfilling experience. Tell us what you would like to do at ballardperformingarts@gmail.com   or call  Mara Lim at 206-251-6036 or RSVP above to come by our end of year BPA General Meeting / Volunteer Appreciation on June 14, 7:00pm at  Rebecca Staffel's home  7553 14th Ave NW.  Potluck provided by the current BPA Board.

VP Volunteer Coordinator
o   Time commitment: 8 hours/month
o   Where:  At home and in person
o   Meetings: Board & General meetings, committee mtgs as needed
o   Description: Organize our fantastic parent volunteers for Booster events. Creates and updates Sign Up Genius, relays event needs to newsletter, confirms all volunteers, sends thank you notes.

VP Finance Lead
o   Time commitment: 6 hours/month
o   Where:  At home and in person
o   Meetings: Board & General mtgs, committee meetings.
o   Description:  Assist President, Chair the Finance Committee which consists of Treasurer, Fundraising Lead, and one other volunteer. The committee drafts projects, and maintains budget, assists directors with budgeting.

VP Communications Lead
o   Time commitment: 6 hours/month
o   Where:  At home and in person
o   Meetings: Board & General mtgs, committee meetings.
o   Description:  In charge of communication and promotion to the community at large.  Leads promotional committee (E-Newsletter Lead, Publicity Lead, Social Media Lead and Graphic Designer) and takes one of the communications positions on that committee.

E-Newsletter Lead
o   Time commitment: 6 or more hours a week
o   Where:  At home
o   Meetings: not mandatory
o   Description: Do you like to be in the know and share good news? Will design layout in Constant Contact of weekly enews, gathers info from directors and other board members, coordinates with publicity. The current editor is very willing to help you start up.
 
Social Media Lead
o   Time commitment: 2 hours/week, more before shows and concerts
o   Where: At home
o   Meetings: Communications committee meeting as needed
o   Description: Do you think in terms of hashtags and twitter accounts? We need your social media skills to work with a team of parents to keep our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts active and current. In addition has a Vimeo, and Flickr account and coordinates with other media leads.

Graphic Design Lead
o   Time commitment: Approx. 7 posters
o   Where: At home
o   Meetings: Communications committee meeting as needed
o   Description: Designs posters for concerts, shows, and fundraising events for both printing and online assets. Okay to templatize. Does not include Drama productions or yearly program cover.
 
Spaghetti Dinner Chair - (Event February 2017)
o   Time commitment: October - February
o   Where: At home and in person
o   Meetings: Ad hoc, plus report to board
o   Description: Recruits committee to plan winter Spaghetti Dinner. Coordinates with Ms. Rowley and Mr. Riley and their reps.
 
Dessert Dash Chair
BHS Foundation Golf Event, August 21st, 2016
o   Time commitment: 4 hours for emails, 8 hours day of tournament
o   Where: At home and in person
o   Meetings: Ad hoc, plus report to board
o   Description:  Organizes collection of desserts for golf dinner event.  Organizes transport to the site and setup of table including signage of each dessert. Job does not include table bid cards, or any other auction details during the event.

*** Big thanks to the new board members who have already stepped up for 2016-17, including Sarah Christopherson, Page Harader, Sylvia Schweinberger, and Jennifer Truluck.***

Tentative 
Ballard Performing Arts Booster Board 2016-17
Position
Name
President
Mara Lim
VP Finance
VP Volunteer Coordinator
VP Communications Lead
VP Fundraising and Events
Nanette Magno  & David Rice
Treasurer
Mike Hansen
Secretary
Rebecca Staffel
Uniform Lead
Jill Hansen
Publicity Lead
Ann Selberg
E-Newsletter Lead
Calendar Owner
Diane Taylor
Website Chair
Sarah Christopherson
Social Media Lead
Graphic Design Lead
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
Opening Night Gala Chair
Bonnie Moses
Dessert Dash Chair

Ballard Performing Arts Boosters Meetings
On the 2nd Tues of the month at 5:45pm with directors and some months also at 7pm for General Meetings
On the 4th Tues of the month at 7pm, executive board only.

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Ballard Performing Arts Boosters would  like to thank all our 
parent volunteers for 2015 - 2016!
Who: Serving on the board * brought items to bake sales * chaperoned at camp or on fieldtrips * attended a concert * attended the fall play, Eurydice * donated, helped, or attended the Spotlight Gala * helped at cleanup day * ate at Patxi's on their give back day * washed sweaty tux shirts * helped check in marching band uniforms * filled out all those forms and permission slips * lead, volunteered, attended the Spaghetti Dinner * bought coffee * bought Chinook Books * bought chocolate * attended the Opening Night Gala of the musical * attended general boosters meetings * shared facebook posts about BPA * gave donation to GiveBIG * attended a football game with the marching band * attended a basketball game with pep band * attended the Syttende Mai parade * helped with uniform fittings * attended the spring musical, Children of Eden * donated to the Goodwill Truck fundraiser * attended the Chamber Orchestra side by side with Philharmonia NW * attended or watched online the Concert Choir sing at the state capital * attend the UW Jazz Festival * took pictures at an event * supported your student through the state solo and ensemble festival * chaperoned one of the regional high school festivals * became a patron to any of our corporate sponsors * attended the One Act Plays * attended the Fiddle Showcase * took video of an event *  bought an items at a bake sale * hung posters about BPA events * shared information with friends and families about all the great Performing Arts events going on at Ballard High School *
 
THANK YOU!   THANK YOU!   THANK YOU!