March 1st, 2018
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Tickets On Sale Now:
March 15th -17th and 22nd -24th 7:30 pm 
Students & Seniors: $10 Adults: $15
Ballard High School, Earl Kelly P erforming Arts Center
Buy your tickets soon, before the tickets are gone. T his sporty American musical comedy is entirely student-led. For tickets:

Damn Yankees Gala:  Enjoy dinner before the March 17th Performance
The Ballard Performing Arts program will host a buffet dinner before the March 17th performance at 5 pm. Guests will enjoy a pre-dinner mixer with the cast, a catered sit-down pig roast buffet (vegetarian available), ball-park snacks such as soda, Cracker Jack's, and reserved seats to the performance. Diamond Club Level participants will also receive a Washington Senator's baseball cap! This event is a fundraiser for the Ballard Performing Arts program. 

Ballard High School Jazz I to perform for Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz!
This is the last week to preorder your tickets for the Starbuck's Hot Java Cool Jazz concert. A full 100% of the proceeds are donated back to BPA. 
For tickets  pre-order form, order online, or purchase at the Market St. Starbucks location.
New Trip Information

Chaperones Needed for EBMEA Festival
The EBMEA Festival will be held at Chief Sealth High School on March 13th during the school day.  At the festival, each band will perform for a distinguished panel of clinicians and receive valuable feedback, as well as listen to other schools in our District.  We still need 7 chaperones to join us for this fun, all-day event. Please contact  Jen Witeck to volunteer.  

Did You Know ASB Cards Are Required for All Band Members?
It's true!  The $35 ASB card is required by the District to help pay for our bus transportation to various events, admission to sporting events, and more.  There are quite a few students that still need to buy an ASB either in the Activities Office, or online through SchoolPay, which is accessed through the Source.  The list of these students is on the door to the instrument room.

LAST CHANCE TO OWN A PIECE OF WIND ENSEMBLE HISTORY! Did you miss the Wind Ensemble's history-making performance that earned them a minute-long standing ovation?  Never fear!  Professionally produced DVD/CD's (5 cameras) of the WMEA Concert Hour performance are still available to order and will be delivered week of 3/19.  Commemorative packaging with photo, student list and an official WMEA Program will also be included! Completed  Order Forms may be returned to the Band Room.  Questions?  Please email  Diane Taylor or call her at  206-972-3348.
URGENT MONTEREY TRIP INFORMATION: Hard to believe the Jazz 1 trip to Monterey is only one week away!  There will be a mandatory parent meeting following the BPA Booster Meeting next Tuesday, March 6th at 6:30 pm in the library.  To be discussed are the trip itinerary, packing list, rules and more.

JenPlease contact Jen Witeck for more information and to volunteer.
Festivals & Chaperones Needed 

Concert Choir & Advanced Chorale to PLU Choral Invitational:  On Thursday, March 1st Concert Choir and Advanced Chorale will travel to Pacific Lutheran University for the PLU Choral Invitational. While there, they will get to perform in Lagerquist Hall, hear top choirs from the state and PLU's choirs, and work with PLU's choral faculty. Students need to be at school by 6:45 am in their choir t-shirts and jeans. They should bring a lunch or bring money for a lunch. We will return to BHS around 4:00 PM. 
Vocal Jazz to DeMeiro Jazz Festival:  On Saturday, March 3 rd , Vocal Jazz will participate in the DeMeiro Jazz Festival at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.  We are still waiting on the final schedule, but the approximate times are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
Congratulations to All-State Choir Students:  Congratulations to Roscoe McDonald (Bass), James Kerrigan (Tenor), Savannah Truluck (Soprano), and Ella Davis (Soprano), who all represented Ballard in the All-State Symphonic and Treble Choirs February 16th-18th in Yakima at the state music conference. They put on a wonderful concert, and should be commended for auditioning into these prestigious ensembles!

Concert & Advanced Choirs SoCal Trip Final Payment: The final payment of $425 is due for all students in Concert and Advanced choirs. Fees can be paid by check to BPA or online with a service fee HERE.
Festival Details

EBMEA Orchestra Festival, March 6th:  Symphonic Orchestra students need to arrive in concert attire with their instrument, music and a sack lunch at 8 am on Tuesday morning to load the bus. We will depart by 8:15 am. If you are a cellist or bassist, and need to load a school instrument, you need to arrive by 7:45 am, load your instrument, and be ready to load the bus yourself at 8 am. We will return before the end of 6th period on Tuesday. 

Symphonic Orchestra will be performing for the Elliot Bay Music Educators Association High School Orchestra Festival at Ingraham High School on Tuesday, March 6th. We will perform for Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel and Mr. Marcus Tstutakawa, and hear from other high schools throughout the day. 

Western Washington University Orchestra Festival:  All  Symphonic Orchestra students need to arrive  Saturday, March 17th:
  • at 7 am on Saturday morning to load the bus
  • in concert attire with their instrument 
  • with music 
  • with a sack lunch or lunch money
Cellos and basses will be packed on Friday. We will depart at 7:15 am and return at approximately 5 pm on Saturday.   We will perform for college adjudicators and hear from other top programs around the state.

Thank you to all of our chaperones for stepping up and helping the program make these trips happen!
March 6th Meeting 

Booster Meeting March 6th at 6:30 pm
To all Performing Arts, e veryone is welcome, please join us at the Booster meeting on  Tuesday, March 6th, 6:30 pm (new time) in the school library. 

The agenda includes finalizing plans for the upcoming Damn Yankees Pig Roast Tailgate themed party and calendar events. We review the budget, strategize for the future and keep the program rolling in support of our directors and students. As the program grows, so do our needs. We can use your help. Lend a hand, an opinion, whatever expertise you have! 

Pit Orchestra members: Beginning Monday, March 5th, all musicians must have complete binders with all songs in order of the show. We have had LOTS of changes/cuts/new arrangements, so please be sure your music is up to date! The rehearsals during tech week will be significantly longer than usual, we we are putting together all of the elements of the show for the first time. The rehearsal times below are an approximation based on the directors' best guesses, however, will stay until the work is done. Please bring water and a snack as we can expect a moment of down time during the rehearsals for a break. 

3/5 Run Act I              3:45 - 7:15
3/6 Run Act II             3:45 - 7:15
3/7 Run Act I              3:45 - 7:15
3/8 Run Act II             3:45 - 7:15
3/9 Run Entire Show  3:45 - 7:15

If you have questions about Ballard Theatre, please email Shawn Riley or our BPA Drama Rep.
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