The  Ballard Fiddlers  are presenting their third annual showcase at the  Ballard Homestead  at 6541 Jones Ave NW. THIS Thursday!

Come enjoy music by award winning blues duet Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, bluegrass songs and tunes by the Rain City Ramblers, and of course some old-timey favorites arranged by our Ballard Fiddlers. 

Wear your dancing shoes! All Dances Taught! All Ages! Invite your Family & Friends Too!

Show at 6:30-8:30pm Square Dance Begins 7:30pm,   Tickets  HERE  are $6 for students, $7 
for adult  advance purchases, $10 at the door.

CALL TIME for musicians is 4:45 at the Ballard Homestead. We will load in, sound check, and have dinner provided.



Come make Saturday June 11th a day of supporting Ballard Performing Arts. It is the annual Clean Up Day and many hands make light work. Parents and Students (Service Hours) come anytime from 9:00 - 1:00 and help the Directors get their programs in place for the summer hiatus.  Come for a short time or stay for as long as you can and then head over to Patxi's Pizza to keep the giving happening with the Pizza Fundraiser. Sign up HERE  for a time slot for Clean Up Day.

Our  Corporate  Sponsor  Patxi's Pizza has generously offered to donate a portion of the proceeds from Dine In, Order Out or Delivery to BPA on Saturday, June 11th from 11am to closing!  

Help out at Ballard Performing Arts Clean Up Day and treat yourself to some delicious food at Patxi's !   Invite your friends and family too and meet up at Patxi's!

Attention Parents!
 The Performing Arts Booster Board Needs You!
As many seniors graduate this year, we have a number of great opportunities to get involved with the Performing Arts Program. Please consider supporting the program by participating for the 2016-2017 school year.  Contact for more info.  We are especially looking for parents with expertise in excel, social media and graphic design.

SEPTEMBER 2016 MUSIC CAMPS (Band, Choir & Orchestra)

Watch for information, paperwork and deposit due dates for Performing Arts September 2016 Music Camps coming to your IN BOX soon!

Congratulations to the Ballard Bands on an 
incredible night of music last Wednesday
Thank you to everyone that attended.  If you missed the performances last week you can view Videos on the   Vimeo Ballard Music page  as well as the  Ballard YouTube Channel . E dited mp3's will follow shortly! Check out some photos from that night too on the  Ballad Performing Arts Flickr Album  Check this link regularly for newly updated photos!

   A Message From Your Band Rep!  
"Hear Ye Hear Ye! Band Rep seeks band parents for next year." 
Come join the fun of helping the award winning Ballard High School Band. I need 30 parents on a standby volunteer list to be ready for important jobs. From time to time our usual volunteers need extra hands; your hands would be fantastic! There's long term commitment and most jobs require only a short amount of time. Please contact Ingrid Riley, , with your name, email, phone number, and student name. I would be ecstatic to work with you!

Band Camp 2016 - I am looking for moms and especially dads to chaperone band camp Sept. 9-11, 2016. Chaperoning is a great way to get immersed into the band program. Please contact Ingrid Riley, , to sign up. 

Fees! If you have not paid fees for band this year now is the time. Outstanding fee lists will be posted in the music room. Please check and make sure you are all paid up. Contact Ingrid Riley, , if you have questions or concerns. 

Ballard High School Band Shirts!   If you'd like to order a band sweatshirt or an additional t-shirt now is the time.  We're ordering shirts for next fall and can add sweatshirts and long sleeved t-shirts to the order.  Fully completed  Order Forms  and payment must be put in the band room mailbox by June 17th. Orders will be delivered late summer and can be picked up during uniform fittings on Freshman Orientation day, Thursday September 1st from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

REMINDER! The  Wind Ensemble  was accepted into the  "New York International Music Festival from April 8-12, 2017.  Deposit of $500 is due THIS Friday, June 10th.   We estimate this tour will cost around $2000.  Pay Online HERE  or click  HERE  for a Trip Information/Deposit Form. Contact  Ingrid Riley or Mr James with any questions.


Didn't get a chance to purchase Brown Bear car wash tickets at the Spring concerts? We're selling them as a fundraiser for the Wind Ensemble trip to Carnegie Hall next spring.   Tickets are still available, $7.00 each, valid till 6/30/2017.   Contact BPA treasurer Mike Hansen.

Congratulations to the Ballard Orchestras on a 
fantastic concert last Thursday night! 

Thank-you to all who attended, and thanks to our families for your support throughout the year.  Videos can be seen on  the Vimeo Ballard Music page as well as the  Ballard YouTube Channel. E dited mp3's will follow shortly! Check out some group photos from that night too on the  Ballad Performing Arts Flickr Album   !


The Treble Choir  traveled around Seattle last Friday, for their annual spring tour.  

Ballard Students sang at elementary and middle schools throughout Ballard, Queen Anne, and Magnolia, as well as for the residents at Bayview Retirement Community, and they performed at Pike Place Market too!

Vocal Jazz Solo Night is on Wednesday, June 8th at 7:00 PM in the  Black Box Theatre.  The evening will feature performances of jazz standards sung by all 
Vocal Jazz members, in collaboration with the incomparable Ev Stern Jazz Trio (a professional Seattle-based jazz combo).  Please join us for an evening of great music!

To listen to recording from the Ballard Spring Choir Concert 
WAV files are for burning CD's and the MP3's are for iPods.  Thank you to Kerry Webster at Chinook Wind Recording!

"Please respect the copyright on this music, do not share it with students who are not in our music program or upload it to anywhere else on the web. The copyright act allows "1 archive or study recording" per musician."

To watch video from the Spring Choir Concert on the Ballard YouTube Channel.  Thanks to David Horiuchi!

Choir Placement Auditions THIS WEEK!
Placement Auditions for current choir students will be held in class this week.  Auditions for students NEW to choir will be Wednesday, June 8th, after school.  New students can sign up for an audition time in the Black Box Theatre (NE 224).  Click HERE for audition information.


Children of Eden cast backstage at McCaw Hall, getting ready to rock it at the   The 5th Avenue Theatre Education Programs Awards!! They were amazing as the finale performance and brought down the house!

The Foreigner,  Les Misérables and  T he Importance of Being Earnest.   Watch for Audition & Show Dates to be announced soon!

"Buy" A Ballard Theatre Seat!  Buy a seat plaque in the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center for $50 and we will place the plaque with your name on the arm. You can use the opportunity to remember a loved one, print a favorite verse or name of a performer.  These funds contribute significantly to the Ballard High School Theatre. Select  HERE for an order form.

Incoming Freshmen Music Meeting  Wednesday, June 15th at 7:00 PM
There will be a brief, informational meeting i n the Performing Arts Center  for all incoming freshmen that will be involved in the music program. We realize it is a busy time of year, but if you are able to attend, please come! It is a time to meet the teachers, learn a bit about the program, hear from current students, and meet other 8th graders. We will also be talking about next year's calendar of events.

Graduation Performance on Monday, June 20th for the following groups:
Concert Choir, Adv Women's Chorale, Symphonic Band,
Wind Ensemble, and selected Percussionists

BPA Graduation/Uniform Return Info Flyer   Students need to provide their own transportation to and from  Memorial Stadium  and  should arrive no later than 6:30pm at the Stadium and be in full Concert Attire.  Students can bring a black jacket to wear while they are not performing. The ceremony begins at 8pm and is estimated to be done around 9:30pm. 

After graduation, all students will turn in their Concert Attire at the Stadium so they need to bring an extra change of clothes and shoes.

Note from the Directors regarding  Summer Music Camps and Workshops
Summertime is an important time for students to continue working on their musical or theatrical skills, meeting and working with students from other schools, and gaining college resume builders for college applications.  Click HERE for the Summer Music Camps and Workshops  list with 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 their sites for more information and please let us know if there is an opportunity that you would like to add to this list.

The award winning  All-City Band  is seeking members for the 2016 summer marching band. As a part of this group students will improve their musicianship, learn new music and make new friends. There is no audition regardless of experience, students will be taught everything they need to know by the instructional staff of college volunteers. Students in the  g raduating classes of 2016-2020 are eligible to participate. Register at  The first rehearsal is June 28th at Memorial Stadium .

JAZZED New York City singing sensations Kate Davis and Martina DaDilva are coming to Seattle...Vocal Jazz Intensive with the Ladybugs on August 15 - 19 from 10am - 3pm daily. While it is a camp for singing it would also be a lot of fun and musically instructive for students who are mainly instrumentalists but willing to give vocals a try. Additional information is available HERE and also view this  attached flyer 

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

Week of 6/6
Choir Placement Auditions for Current Choir Students.  Audition Info
Wed, 6/8
Choir Placement Auditions for Students New to Choir.   Audition Info
Wed, 6/8
Vocal Jazz Solo Night in the BHS Black Box at 7:00
Thu, 6/9
Fiddle Showcase & Square Dance at the  Ballard Homestead at 6:30
Sat, 6/11
Clean Up Day from 9:00 - 1:00.  Sign Up HERE
Sat, 6/11
Patxi's Pizza BPA Fundraising Opportunity! Hope to see everyone there!
Tue, 6/14
Performing Arts Board & General Meeting. Location TBA
Wed, 6/15
Incoming Freshman Music Meeting at 7:00 in the Performing Arts Center
Mon, 6/20
BHS Music Performing at Graduation. Must be at Memorial Stadium at 6:30
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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 School Website under the  Resources Section AND under the Quick Links section on the BHS News or subscribe by sending an email to

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


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