Calling All Performing Arts Families
 Choir, Drama, Orchestra & Band

BPA Boosters General Meeting is  TODAY 
February 9th at 7:00pm in the BHS Library 

Please join us at the first BPA Boosters General Meeting of 2016!    We have a fun and informative night planned.  See below and also the attached Meeting Agenda  
  • Concert Choir & Advanced Women's Chorale NYC Trip - The travel agent will  be at the meeting to discuss the final itinerary & identification requirements
     In addition we will be introducing the chaperones and exchanging contact  i
    Both students and parents are encouraged to attend.
  • Chamber Orchestra Tampa FL Trip - We will discuss the itinerary and plans for this upcoming trip.  Both students and parents are encouraged to attend.
  • Students participating in the spring musical, Children of Eden will be at the meeting to talk about the show & the Opening Night Gala put on by the BHS Foundation.
  • Save the Date! Musical Opening Night Gala on March 3rd & the 57th Annual Spaghetti Dinner on April 2nd.
  • Class photos from Rowland will be available to view and purchase.    
Come say hello to other parents and catch up on all the great opportunities the Performing Arts are involved with this spring. Hope to see you there!

8th Grade Open House for Prospective Students  Thursday, February 11th

The Following BPA Groups will be performing at the Ballard 8th Grade Open House. Please note the individual group
call times  and attire below.

Vocal Jazz  will be performing this night.  Call time is 6:45 PM, and they will be finished around 8:30 PM. Students should wear their Choir t-shirts and jeans.

The Chamber Orchestra will also be performing at the 8th Grade Open House.  Call time is 6:45 PM & they will be finished around 8:30 PM.


Thursday, February 25th EBMEA Orchestra FestivalOrchestra parents - we still need parent chaperones to join us for this all day Orchestra festival. It is an amazing event. Please email Ms Newell at  if you can help.

The Ballard High School Concert Choir was honored to perform for the School Board meeting last Wednesday at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence.  They presented three songs:  Indodana , a traditional South African song arranged by Michael Barrett and Ralf Schmitt,  Sweetheart of the Sun a modern choral composition by Eric William Barnum, and  Peze Kafé a Haitian folksong arranged by Sten Källman.  The audience was full of all school board directors, the district's executive directors, Superintendent Nyland, and members of the general public.

To view the Concert Choir performance at the Board Meeting 

Advanced Women's Chorale will perform for the Norwegian Commercial Club on Thurs, Feb 11th  at the Leif Erikson Lodge in Ballard.  Call time is 6:45 PM  and they will should finish around 7:30/7:45 PM.  Students should wear their Choir dresses and arrange for their own transportation to and from the event.

Wind Ensemble Families - The final Vancouver Trip deposit of $200 is now past due. All payments MUST BE PAID by Friday, Feb 12th. NO EXCEPTIONS!  We need to have a firm number attending to make final decisions and finalize our reservations.  

The Elliott Bay Region Concert Band Festival  is  March 9th at Roosevelt High School .  Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and most percussionists will be attending during the school day.  This is an adjudicated performance and is very exciting and informative to watch.  Parents we really need your support we still need 6 chaperones please email   if you can help.  

 Opening Night Gala & Dinner -  March 3, 2016 

Gala Schedule: 
5:00 pm - Meet the Cast
5:45 pm - Buffet Dinner followed by the Opening Night Show! 
Tickets $50, Patron $75.  Tables for 8 $400 & Patron for 8 $600

Gala tickets available here & include Dinner & Reserved Seating - Special Guest Reuven Carlyle: State Senator & Ballard parent. 

Presented by the BHS Foundation in partnership with BHS Performing Arts
For additional information, contact Dick Lee or call 206-391-5555. 
Can't attend but  would like to support Performing Arts at Ballard?   Donate here

Tickets are available online for the Musical - Children of Eden 
Children of Eden will be playing March 3, 4, 5, 10,11 & 12 at 7:30 pm in the BHS Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center. Tickets available at  
Prices: $15 for Adults $10 for Staff, Senior Citizens, Students 18  and under

K UDOS are BACK!  
Kudos are a great way to acknowledge the hard work and job well done of your student.  Kudos are flowers and candies with a blank note tag for you to write your special message and they will be available in the lobby for $2.00 each. All proceeds go towards fundraising for the Drama and Music Departments. 

It's not too late! Ballard Drama is offering local businesses and parents a chance to support the Performing Arts by purchasing a student Shout Out or an advertisement or sponsorship in the annual Musical Program. P rograms will be distributed  at all performances. Click here for additional  info on purchasing an advertisement .

Summer Camp Volunteer/Leadership Opportunities at Illumination Learning Studio
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 urrently have  Summer Leadership Volunteer opportunities as co-leads in our exciting summer youth camps.  Interested middle and high school students should complete our  application  and return it to our registrar Ms. Ali at  by 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 about our camps visit .   We also have 2016-2017 volunteer opportunities in our After School programs.  

Magnolia Chorale is offering two scholarships ($250) for students who would like to sing with us in our spring session. "Radio Hour" will feature pop songs from every decade from the 20s to the present. Participants will enjoy 2 free voice lessons from Evan Norberg, our assistant director.   Select here for additional information.  Service Learning Opportunity! The Magnolia Chorale needs students to help with the door at their Concert on April 30 and May 1 for service hours credit. Contact Jean-Marie Kent at for additional information.

Disclaimer: We do not screen or endorse any of the programs listed in the Community News

Tue, 2/9
BPA General Meeting at 7pm.  Class Photos on display to place orders and Breakout NYC & Tampa Trip Meetings
Thu, 2/11
8th Grade Open House/Prospective Student Night.  Call Time is 6:00 for the Marching Band and 6:45 for Vocal Jazz & Chamber Orchestra
Thu, 2/11
Advanced Women's Chorale Performs at Norwegian Commercial Club around 7
Wed, 2/24
Regional Band Concert Hosted by BHS at 7:00
Thu, 2/25
EBMEA Orchestra Festival During School
Thu, 3/3
Opening Night Gala: Children of Eden   Click here for Gala tickets
Thu, 3/3-3/5
Musical Children of Eden 7:30 in the PAC. Click here for Show tickets

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Hot Off The Press! 

The  PTSA Beaver Beat February Issue with updates on the Performing Arts!

BHS News - This informational PTSA  E News is sent to subscribed families Daily AND is also available to view on the Ballard Website (including Archived Past Editions!) under the  Resources Section . It includes school updates as well as Sports and Performing Arts News. To subscribe - send your students name, grade and email address to:

Beaver Beat - This Newsletter is published by the BHS PTSA four times a year and emailed out if you are subscribed to the BHS News. It has great updates on the accomplishments and happenings at the school including BPA! It is also available to view on the  PTSA Website AND also on the Ballard Website under the  Resources Section AND under the Quick Links section on the BHS News.

The Talisman - This is the BHS School Newspaper  This is an open public forum for student expression and is a nationally recognized and award winning publication.  You can view the current edition on the Ballard Website under the  Resources Section AND under the Quick Links section on the BHS News or subscribe by sending an email to

This BPA Newsletter  - 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 links to Concert performances. Also Archived Issues of the BPA Newsletter can be viewed on the  BPA Website  under Boosters and Newsletters.


BHS Performing Arts Booster Club is a 501(c)(3). Keep this in mind  as you  donate to the program and especially if  your  company  has a matching program.  For donations, include our EID #.  BPABC Contact: Nanette Magno