April 6

Band News
BPA Wishes Wind Ensemble Good Luck in their Carnegie Hall Debut!
Ballard HS Wind Ensemble: NY International Music Festival | Carnegie Hall Preview Concert | March 29, 2017
Ballard HS Wind Ensemble: NY International Music Festival | Carnegie Hall Preview Concert | March 29, 2017

Attention NYC Wind Ensemble Families:

King 5 News Last Night - Ballard Band Takes Center Stage at Carnegie Hall 
Wind Ensemble - King 5 News | Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 4:00, 5:00 & 6:30pm news segments
Wind Ensemble - King 5 News | Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 4:00, 5:00 & 6:30pm news segments

Syttende Mai  Parade - May 17th
Make sure May 17th is on your calendars to watch Ballard's award-winning Marching Band in our hometown parade!  Marching Band practice schedule will be coming out near the end of April.

Jazz News
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Jazz Bands at the Royal Room -  Sunday, April 30th 

Jazz Band 2 will begin the evening at 5 PM, followed by Jazz Band 1 and ending by 7 PM. All donations will benefit the Jazz Band program at BHS. 

Jazz Alley - Tuesday, May 30th

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Jazz Band 2, Vocal Jazz, and Jazz Band 1 will all perform at  Jazz Alley on Tuesday, May 30th.  Doors Open at 6pm. Show starts at 7pm.   Tickets are available now

Invite your friends and family to this fun evening of music in one of the most famous jazz venues in all of Seattle!

Choir News
NW Region Choral Showcase Hosted by BHS - Last Night

Last night, over 550 K-12 students from Ballard, Queen Anne, and Magnolia came together for the NW Region Choral Showcase in the BHS Gymnasium.  Every school presented their own song, and all schools combined to end the evening with Bonse Aba, a traditional Zambian song with text that translates to "all the world's children have the right to sing".  It was a wonderful night of music for the families of our region!

Solo and Ensemble - April 28th and 29th - Drivers Needed!
Solo and Ensemble will be held Friday, April 28 th (Ensembles) and Saturday, April 29 th (Solos) at Central Washington University in Ellensburg.  Men's Quartet, Women's Chamber Choir, Men's Ensemble and Chamber Singers (Vocal Jazz) will all be performing on Friday.  We are looking for a number of parent drivers to help transport these 34 students to and from Ellensburg on Friday the 28th!! Please contact Ms. Rowley if you are able to help.

Choir Tour to Portland - Chaperones Needed!
Concert Choir and Advanced Chorale are headed to Portland May 5-7!   A full itinerary will be released shortly.  We are in need of chaperones to attend (at a reduced price). It would be great to meet some of the newer parents and have you participate!  Contact Page Harader to volunteer.

Payment 2 of $130 was due April 4th Pay online or by check made payable to BPA. Students who have participated in fundraising activities, please see Student Account Balance Spreadsheet for individual student funds to be deducted from the payment. It is our hope that all students in Concert Choir and Advanced Chorale can attend.  Questions? Email Ms. Rowley.

25th Annual BASH Dinner and Auction - April 29th
The Cast of Les Misérables at the PTSA BASH 
The cast of Les Misérables will be performing "One Day More" at this year's PTSA BASH on Saturday, April 29 th at North Seattle Community College. We will rehearse in the space late afternoon and will stay through the performance that evening.  More info to come after spring break. Tickets and Information for the 25th Annual BASH Dinner and Auction Here

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by  James Taylor

Performed at the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center, Ballard High School 
Saturday, March 25, 2017 | Private Link | https://vimeo.com/211285593/beaa8c4273

The Importance of Being Ernest
The Play is Cast and Opening Night is May 11th!

Play Synopsis:  The Importance of Being Earnest   is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde's comedies. It's the story of two bachelors, John 'Jack' Worthing and Algernon 'Algy' Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. The elaborate plot ridicules Victorian sensibilities with some of the best loved, and indeed bizarre,  characters to be found on the modern stage.

Summer Music Camps and Workshops
Registration for Many Camps Has Begun - Don't Delay!

A Note from our Directors:
Summertime is an important time for students to continue working on their musical or theatrical skills, to meet and work with students from other schools, and to gain experience  for college applications. Click here for a list of 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.  Go directly to listed websites for more information and please let us know if there is an opportunity that you would like to add to this list.

Disclaimer:  BPA does not screen or endorse any of the programs listed in Summer Music Camps.

Upcoming Events
Printable BPA Event Calendar available here.

Fri 4/7 
Wind Ensemble leaves for NYC - Be at SeaTac by 7:00 PM 
4/8-4/12 Wind Ensemble in NYC for Carnegie Hall performance on Tuesday, April 11th
Tue 4/18
BPA Booster Board Meeting - 5:50 PM in the BHS Library - All BPA families welcome!
Wed 4/19
Chamber Orchestra at SPS Board Meeting - depart BHS 3:00 PM
Fri 4/28-29
EBMEA State Solo & Ensemble Competition - Ellensburg, WA
Fri 4/29 PTSA Ballard BASH!  Les Misérables Cast Performing - Time TBA
Sun 4/30 Jazz Band 1 & 2 Performing at the Royal Room - 5 - 7 PM.  Call time 4:30 PM
Mon 5/1 Duck Island Jazz Festival - 3:30 - 7:00 PM at Blanchet High School - Vocal Jazz
Fri 5/5 - 7 Choir Tour to Portland - Advanced Chorale and Concert Choir only.
Wed 5/17 Syttende Mai Parade - downtown Ballard - Marching Band