The  Opening Night Gala & Dinner for  the  
Musical Children of Eden is  on Thursday, March 3, 2016

The BHS Foundation is hosting a Gala Dinner Event before the performance of Children of Eden to benefit Ballard Performing Arts!

Evening Schedule:  5:00 p.m. ­ Meet and greet reception with the cast.  5:45 p.m. Buffet dinner  followed by the  Children of Eden Musical
Tickets $50, Patron Tickets $75. 
Tables for 8 $400,  Patron Tables for 8 $600

All tickets include dinner & reserved seating for Opening Night with  Special Guest Reuven Carlyle: State Senator & Ballard parent. 

Presented by BHS Foundation in partnership with BHS Performing Arts.  For additional info, contact Dick Lee at  or call 206-391-5555. 

Can't attend but would like to support Performing Arts at Ballard HS?  Donate here

Show Tickets available NOW for Children of Eden!

T he Musical Children of Eden will be playing 
March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 & 12  at 7:30 pm in the 
Ballard  High School Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center. 
Tickets to the show are available  online now at  
Prices: $15 for Adults $10 for Staff,  Senior Citizens, S tudents 18  and under

Children of Eden Synopsis:  Based on the story of Genesis, the age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage in this epic, heartfelt production. From musical theatre genius Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, & Godspell) comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! Children of Eden is a show about parenthood and the impossible idea that every child will eventually leave home and become a parent in their own time, a cycle that never ends: As Adam, Eve, Noah, and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children, the show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go."

Ballard Drama is 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 P rograms will be distributed at all performances. Click here for additional  info 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.
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Musical Rehearsals have begun!   See a complete rehearsal schedule here .

Concert Choir   will perform for the School Board on Wednesday, February 3rd.  They will leave after school by bus and return around 5:30 PM.  Students should wear their Choir tuxes and dresses.  We need 6 chaperones for this trip please email Jen Witeck
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 6:30 PM, and they will finish at 7:15 PM.  Students should wear their Choir dresses and arrange for their own transportation to and from the event.  We also need chaperones for this trip please email Jen Witeck if you can help out.    
Vocal Jazz  will perform for the 8th Grade Open House for Prospective Students on Thurs, Feb 11th .  Call time is 6:45 PM, and they will be finished at 8:30 PM. Students should wear their Choir t-shirts and jeans.
BPA General Meeting on Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00 PM.  We have invited our travel agent to be in attendance to discuss the final itinerary for NYC & identification requirements.  Additionally, we will be introducing the chaperones and exchanging contact information.  Both students and parents are encouraged to attend.

The UW Jazz Festival - All Day on Saturday, January 30th. Download a UW Festival Information Flyer here and view the UW Jazz Festival Schedule here.  

Reno Jazz I Trip The final Reno deposit of $250 is due on Feb 8th please submit your payments either online at the BPA website or in the black box in the band room. There are several students who still owe for the first and second deposits. We must have all payments in by February so we can purchase the airline tickets and pay for the rooms. 

Jazz I and II -  Itemized statements have been sent home with your student.  Please check with them & send in your outstanding payments as soon as possible. Questions contact the BPA treasurer, Mike Hansen at the Parent Jazz rep Patti Kashiwa 

Wind Ensemble Families We still need chaperones and a final count of students for the Vancouver Trip on April 8th - 10th. Chaperone cost will be $250 to $300. Please contact IngridThe  2nd payment of  $200 is due Feb 4th

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 10 chaperones please email   if you can help.

Updated! The  Marching Band   will be performing IN UNIFORM for the 8th Grade Open House for Prospective Students on Thurs, Feb 11th .  Call time is 6:00 PM and students need to change into their Band Uniforms. They should be finished at 7:00 PM.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE OPEN HOUSE NIGHT.  We need 3 to 4 adults to help check in uniforms after the marching band's performance in the gym at 7:00 PM on Thursday night.  Please contact Jill Hansen if you're available to help out.   Thank You!

NW Region Strings Concert - Tuesday, February 2nd at Whitman Middle School
Orchestra Parents - we still 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. Please email  if you can help out.  

BPA General Meeting on Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00 pm . There will be information for families on the upcoming Tampa Florida Trip.   Both students and parents are encouraged to attend.
The Chamber Orchestra  will perform for the 8th Grade Open House for Prospective Students on  Thurs, Feb 11th .  Call time is 6:45 PM & they will be finished at 8:30 PM. 

Thursday, February 25th EBMEA Orchestra FestivalOrchestra 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  if you can help.

This year's photos for the BHS Yearbook are on display in the classrooms and will be at the Feb 9th General Meeting i f you would like to place an order. The cost is $10 per photo (payable to Rowland Studios). 

Tue, 1/26
CANCELLED! BPA General Meeting
Sat, 1/30
UW Jazz Festival with Jazz 1
Tue, 2/2
NW Region String Concert at Whitman. 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 
Tue, 2/9
BPA General Meeting at 7pm. 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 at 7:00
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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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