• Izabel Mar will open the evening with her cutting of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Abridged), featuring Diego Roberts Buceta, Zoe Adamson, and Cora Tipping. 
  • Camaira Metz follows with her production of David Ives' short comedy SURE THING starring Scotty McKinney and Sophia Rice. 
  • Alex Howell's treatment of SCRIBE'S PARADOX or THE MECHANICAL RABBIT is next with a cast of nine led by Helen Maclay. 
  • Aisha Carpenter will close and puts Christopher Durang's absurdist comedy, DIVERSIONS, on stage with ten students portraying some of the wackiest characters to grace the BHS stage. 
Tickets at SHOWTIX4U.COM  Let's finish a strong season with good attendance and support these new Directors and their casts!

The Performing Arts Booster Board Meeting starts at 5:45 pm TONIGHT in the 
BHS Library with the General Meeting starting right after at 7:00 pm.
  • Please consider volunteering to help the Performing Arts. Open volunteer positions will be announced. Drop by the Board Mtg and see how you can help.
  • Last Chance! Group Picture Proofs will be available to view and place orders.
  • Carnegie Hall Trip Meeting for Wind Ensemble & Percussion Families at 7:00.

Ballard Jazz Bands & Vocal Jazz at Jazz Alley 
Buy Your Tickets Online NOW

Ballard Jazz Bands & Vocal Jazz performing at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley.

This event is less and a week away.  Make sure to invite your friends, family, and Ballard Jazz supporters to this once-a-year special performance!

Come and be a supportive crowd to cheer them on. 

The d oors will open at 6:00; show starts at 7:30PM. 

Come  for dinner or just for the show.  Tickets $25.  R eservations at jazz or call 206-441-9729.  

Ballard Performing Arts receives 
a portion of the proceeds from the  ticket sales  so don't delay! 

Performing students will need a ticket to save them a spot for dinner at your table.

The Ballard Marching Band  is performing in the Syttende Mai Parade in Ballard on Tuesday Night, May 17th at 6:00 pm.  It is required for all students. 

Marching Band Practices:
 - Friday, May 13th AND  Monday, May 16th from 2:30 - 3:15 pm

Call time for Tuesday, May 17th is 4:00 pm in the Band Room.  The parade starts at 6:00pm. The band should be through the parade route by 6:45pm and the students are to return immediately to school afterward to turn in their Marching Band Uniforms. I f students would like to go back to watch the rest of the parade, they may do so after they have turned in their uniforms. Some students arrange rides pick them up after the parade so that they can get back to school to turn their uniforms in quicker. 

Thank you to all the Parents who volunteered to help make this event a success! 
We still need water donations (2 -24 packs) dropped off at the Band Room. Thank you.
Come cheer on our Marching Band as they march through the streets of Ballard!

Read it here!  Jazz Band places at the Reno Jazz Festival in the Ballard News-Tribune.

Spring Band Concert: Wednesday, June 1st at the BHS Performance Center.  We need donations for the Bake Sale and several parents to help out with Concert Uniform Check In.  Please contact Jill Hansen if you can help out.

Spring Concert Rehearsal Dates:
 - Tuesday, May 24th Band & Percussion Practice 2:30 - 4:00
 - Tuesday  May 31st Band & Percussion Practice 2:30 - 4:00

Students performing Stravinsky (Orchestra Concert) also have these  Dates:
 - Wed, May 25th  - from  2:30 - 4:00

 - Wed, June 1st (2 Hr Early Dismissal) - from 12:30 - 1:30


Carnegie Hall Trip Meeting after the BPA General Meeting at 7:00 TONIGHT - Tuesday, May 10th in the BHS Library for Wind Ensemble
and Percussion Families .  Important information will be discussed concerning the dates, costs and other details of this trip.

The Wind Ensemble was accepted into the "New York International Music Festival"  to be held on April 8-12, 2017. Ballard is one of six high school groups selected from around the world.  These groups will be joined by two showcase university groups. 

Deposit of $500 is due Friday, June 10th for this trip.   We estimate this tour will cost close to $2000. We will work hard to minimize costs but we are  encouraged all students to participate in the many Performing Arts fundraisers as a portion of the proceeds will be placed in their student accounts. Questions about this trip - please contact Ingrid Riley or Mr James and come to the Meeting tonight at 7:00!

The   Spring Orchestra Concert  is on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm in the Earl Kelly Performing Center at Ballard High School. We need donations for the Bake Sale and parents to help with Concert Uniform Check in. C ontact Jill Hansen if you can help.

Concert Rehearsal Dates for Full Orchestra & students performing the Stravinsky:

 - Wed, May 25th from 2:30 - 4:00

 - Wed, June 1st (2 Hr Early Dismissal). The new rehearsal time is 12:30 - 1:30 


Fiddle Group performing at Ballard Homestead on June 9th at 6:30. Fiddle Concert and  Square Dance at 6541 Jones Ave NW.  More details to follow.

"Buy" A Ballard Theatre Seat Campaign -  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 or simply mark your thoughtfulness. These funds contribute significantly to the Ballard High School Theatre. C hoose your seat TODAY  

Did you get your Tickets to the Student-Directed One Acts yet? Don't Miss Out!   SHOWTIX4U.COM


WIAA-WMEA State Solo & Ensemble Performance available to view

Spring Choir Concert  is on Thursday, May 26th at 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center. We need Bake Sale items and parents to help check in Concert uniforms.   Please contact Jill Hansen if you can help out at this event.

Vocal Jazz Solo Night on June 8th at 7PM in the BHS Black Box.

Annual Incoming Freshmen Music Meeting  Wednesday, June 15th at 7:00 PM
We will be having a brief, informational meeting i n the Instrumental Music Room at Ballard High School  (across from the gym) 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 and answering many questions that people often have as they enter music in high school.

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


Thank You to everyone that GaveBig!  Before any matching or stretch dollars, the total given to Ballard Performing Arts 
was $1,485.00 

Thank you to all who helped make the 57th Annual Spaghetti Dinner a success! Besides a wonderful afternoon and evening of music and food, this event raised $6,800.00 for Ballard Performing Arts!

Spilled Ink
A Celebration of Art, Poetry, Literature & Music

Congratulations to all the BHS Students who participated in the Spilled Ink Night at the Ballard Branch Library. It was an evening filled with great literature, artwork and music, and was a wonderful  Community building event with a great turnout from the school and surrounding neighborhoods.
To view more photos from the event
Reminder:  The Ballard Branch Library will be closed for 2 months for remodeling.
TeenTix is looking for teens 16 or older that are able to get to the Seattle Center and can be available 10-15 hours per week during regular business hour.  They are looking for smart, motivated, responsible and enthusiastic teens who are passionate about making art and music accessible for young people.

All City Band   The award winning  All-City Band  is officially seeking members for our 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 graduating classes of 2016-2020 are eligible to participate. Register 
First rehearsal June 28th at Memorial Stadium - 401 5th Ave N.

CONGRATULATIONS!    The 14th annual ACT Young Playwrights Festival of award-winning work gathers talented writers ages 13-18 with a professional team of local directors and actors to bring their new plays to life in staged readings. Out of over 200 plays written last fall, ACT selected 8 winners. This year, two out of 8 winners of the ACT Young Playwrights Festival were BHS students! Claire Boynton and Diego Ortiz Villacorta San Juan . Their plays were performed on stage last month, and an  anthology  containing all the plays was also published!

PRATT FINE ARTS CENTER  is offering Teen Summer Programs. Visit their website at to learn more. 

Up to 20% of proceeds from purchases made in store May 6-12 and online May 6-15 will go to support the music program at Whitman.  Make online purchases at  Use  required coupon code to get credit:  # 11801255 
Flute Boot Camp - August 1 -5 2016 in Kirkland WA.  Sessions for 7th - 9th grade and 10th - 12th grade.

Cornish College of the Arts  -  J uly 5-9 Students 14-22 will rehearse, be coached, and perform chamber music.  Heather Bentely and Rowena Hammill are the other coaches.  Highlights from last year include a Rossini Wind Quartet and Haydn London Trio. Information at:

Attention Cellists!  Summer Music Camp Opportunity hosted by Rowena Hammill on Vachon Island.  For information view the attached flyer .

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

Tue, 5/10
Performing Arts Booster Board (5:45) & General Mtg 7:00 in the Library.
Breakout Meeting for Wind Ensemble NYC Carnegie Hall Trip.
Last Chance to Order Class Pictures.  8 x 10 Photos Performing Groups. $10.00 Cash or Checks Made Payable To: Rowland Studios
Spring Play: Student Directed One Acts. Tickets at SHOWTIX4U.COM
Fri, 5/13
Marching Band Practice from 2:30 - 3:15
Mon, 5/16
Marching Band Practice from 2:30 - 3:15
Mon, 5/16
Ballard Jazz Bands & Vocal Jazz.  Doors 6/Show 7:30  Dimitriou's Jazz Alley  
Tue, 5/17
Marching Band in the  Syttende Mai Parade in Ballard.   Call time 4:00 pm
Thu, 5/19-21
Spring Play: Student Directed One Acts.  Tickets at SHOWTIX4U.COM
Tue, 5/24
Performing Arts Booster Board Meeting 7:00 Staff Lounge
Tue, 5/24
Band & Percussion Practice 2:30 - 4:00
Wed, 5/25
Full Orchestra Rehearsal and students performing Stravinsky 2:30 - 4:00
Thu, 5/26
Spring Choir Concert at 7:00 in the Performing Arts Center
Tue, 5/31
Band & Percussion Practice 2:30 - 4:00
Wed, 6/1
Updated! Full Orchestra Rehearsal and students performing Stravinsky time is now 12:30 - 1:30 (Early Dismissal)
Wed, 6/1
Spring Band Concert at 7:00 in the Performing Arts Center
Thu, 6/2
Spring Orchestra Concert at 7:00 in the Performing Arts Center
Tue, 6/7
Performing Arts Board (5:45) & General Meeting at 7:00 in the BHS Library
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
Wed, 6/15
Incoming Freshman Music Meeting at 7:00 in the Band Room
Mon, 6/20
BHS Music Performing at Graduation. Must be at Memorial Stadium at 6:30

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

Beaver Beat - This Newsletter is published by the BHS PTSA five times a year and emailed to you if you are subscribed to the BHS News. It includes updates on the accomplishments and happenings at Ballard.  It is also available to view on the  PTSA Website AND also on the Ballard School 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 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