HAPPY 2016, Performing Arts Families!!!  

With so many fantastic opportunities for our students this year we will continue to try to keep you informed and organized.  Thanks for being on board and for all of your support of our students and programs.

Performing Arts Parent Meeting Date Change!   The Meeting date has been moved to January 26th at 7:00 pm in the BHS library.   You will hear about...
  • Information on Trips - break out groups - Tampa, FL & NYC & Vancouver B.C. & Reno
  • Upcoming volunteer opportunities to help out by attending competitions and festivals - These are the best way to see our Directors and programs in action. You will be even more amazed
  • Connecting with other parents
  • Other volunteer needs. Uniform & Concert Attire Rep as well as Group   Parent Representatives. When we all pitch in, it all works out
  • Save the Date!  Musical Opening Night Gala on March 3rd and the 42nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner on April 2nd

Breaking News!   DON"T MISS THIS!   Breaking News!
Gov. Jay Inslee has invited the Concert Choir to sing the National Anthem at the State of the State address TODAY Tuesday, January 12th in Olympia!  It will begin at 11:45 am and closes at 12:59 and will be streamed live on the TVW website -  www.tvw.org  or the TVW channel depending on your cable provider.


We are offering local businesses a chance to support our Performing Arts department by purchasing an advertisement or sponsorship in the annual Musical Program. This year's production is  CHILDREN OF EDEN and programs will be distributed at all performances. For additional  information on purchasing an advertisement

"Buy" A Theatre Seat Campaign is BACK!  "Buy" a seat in the Performing Arts Center for $50 and we will place a plaque  with  your name on the arm. U se this opportunity to remember a loved one,  print a favorite verse or name of a performer or simply mark your thoughtfulness.   These funds will contribute significantly to the Ballard High School Theatre.  Choose your seat TODAY!    Click here  to download an order form.

Musical Rehearsals have begun!   See a complete rehearsal schedule here.

Save  the Date!
The Opening Night Gala will be on Thursday, March 3rd. The BHS Foundation will be hosting a Gala Event & Dinner before that nights performance.  More details to follow!

Gov. Jay Inslee has invited the  Concert Choir to sing the National Anthem at the State of the State address TODAY Tuesday, January 12th in Olympia!  It will begin at 11:45 am and closes at 12:59 and will be streamed live on the TVW website - www.tvw.org  or the TVW channel depending on your cable provider. 

Ticket Information for Carnegie Hall -  Audience seating for Friends and Family will be in the Parquet, First Tier and Second Tier in Stern Auditorium.  Tickets for the March 18th 2016 concert in Carnegie Hall are $90.00 each + a $6.00 per ticket service fee. Individual and small group ticket sales go through the Carnegie Hall Box Office either online here or in person or via credit card/phone at Carnegie Charge (212-247-7800, Mon-Sun, 8 AM-8 PM EST).   If attendees would like to order as part of a Group to save on the cost of the ticket and processing fees, please contact parent Karolyn Vickers by  Friday, January 15th at  goddagpkv@comcast.net   She has volunteered to coordinate the purchase of the $87 tickets. Tickets go on sale to the public 60 days prior to the date of the concert. 

What a wonderful weekend at the Jazz Band Retreat at Camp Burton! Congratulations to all of the students for their hard work and growth throughout the weekend. Just wait until you hear them next!

The UW Jazz Festival  is on Saturday, January 30, 2016.  Jazz Band 1 will be participating and specific times still TBD but please plan on attending the entire day.

Reminder!   Wind Ensemble Families We still need chaperones for the Vancouver Trip on April 8th - 10th. Chaperone cost will be $250 to $300. Please contact Ingrid Riley if interested as soon as possible. We also need a final count of students attending this trip. Please email Ingrid if your student will not be attending. The 1st  payment of $200 is now past due, please remit ASAP. The  2nd payment of  $200 is due Feb 4th. 

Past Due Fees & Trip Payments! Students were given a letter last week with any outstanding money due. Please ask if they received a letter. Please remit payments ASAP. Especially if students have not bought their ASB card & have not paid for Camps. 
Fri, Jan 15th
vs. Eastside Catholic
Call time 6:00 - Girls Game 6:30/Boys 8:00pm
Black Band T-Shirts are required
Fri, Jan 22nd
vs West Seattle 
Call time 6:00 - Girls Game 6:30/Boys 8:00pm
Black Band T-Shirts are required

The Elliott Bay Region Concert Band Festival  will be held during the school day on March 9th at Roosevelt High School .  Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and most percussionists will be attending.  This is an adjudicated performance and we will need approximately 12 chaperones please email ingridriley@hotmail.com   if you can help.

Chamber Orchestra Side-by-Side Concert with Philharmonia Northwest
performing  Dvořák: Nocturne in B Major, op. 40 on Sunday, January 24th, 2:30 pm at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Tickets and more information are available   here.
Rehearsals for Chamber Orchestra members:
TODAY! Tuesday 1/12: 7:00-7:30 at North Seattle College
Tuesday 1/19: 7:00-7:30 at North Seattle College
Saturday 1/23: 11:00-11:30 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
NW Region Strings Concert - Tuesday, February 2nd will now be held at Whitman Middle School (instead of BHS)   Parents - we need 3-4 volunteers to help hand out programs and welcome our elementary and middle school string players between 
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm. We are also looking for a volunteer to take photos for the event. Please email Ms. Newell at  bcnewell@seattleschools.org if you can help out.  
Thursday, February 25th EBMEA Orchestra Festival Orchestra parents - we still need 3 parent chaperones to join us for this all day Orchestra festival. It is a wonderful event. Please email Ms Newell at  bcnewell@seattleschools.org  if you can help.


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Goodwill Truck Fundraiser!   Ballard Performing Arts filled the truck and then some and received a $1,100.00 donation!

Tue, 1/12
Fri, 1/15
Band at the Basketball Game - Call Time 6:00
Fri, 1/22
Band at the Basketball Game - Call Time 6:00
Sun, 1/24
Philharmonia Northwest Side-By-Side at St Stephen's Episcopal at 2:30pm
Tue, 1/26
New Date! BPA General Meeting at 7:00 - BHS Library.  Topic: Trips
Sat, 1/30
UW Jazz Festival with Jazz 1
Tue, 2/2
NW Region String Concert with All Strings. Rehearsal at 5:00. Event starts at 7
Wed, 2/3
Concert Choir performs for the School Board
Sat, 2/6
Solo and Ensemble Festival -  All interested students. Festival details  here 
Thu, 2/11
Prospective Student Open House. Call Time is 6:00 for the Marching Band, Vocal Jazz & Chamber Orchestra
Thu, 2/11
Choir Performs at Norwegian Commercial Club at 7:00
Wed, 2/24
Regional Band Concert Hosted by BHS at 7:00
Thu, 2/25
EBMEA Orchestra Festival during school
Thu, 2/25-26
PLU Choral Invitational during school
Thu, 3/3
Opening Night Gala: Musical Children of Eden

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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