Now through October 15th!
Now through October 15th!
November 18th, 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Swedish Club
November 18th, 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Swedish Club
METAMORPHOSES October 12, 13, 14, 19 & 20 at 7:30PM
METAMORPHOSES October 12, 13, 14, 19 & 20 at 7:30PM
Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, 2017
Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, 2017
Mozart's Requiem - 2016
Choirs at Carnegie Hall - 2016
Choirs at Carnegie Hall - 2016
Autumn Leaf Festival, 2016
Autumn Leaf Festival, 2016
National Orchestra Festival, Tampa 2016
National Orchestra Festival, Tampa 2016
Welcome to the Ballard High School Performing Arts!

The Ballard High School Music & Drama Department is lauded throughout the Northwest and beyond for its high level of musical and performance excellence. Ballard provides one of the most complete high school music programs in Seattle - offering instruction in voice, wind and string instruments spanning jazz to classical. The Drama Program consistently presents best-in-class plays and musicals, and participated in the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival!


Metamorphoses Opening Night!

The Ballard Playmakers theatrical group will perform Mary Zimmerman's Tony Award winning Metamorphoses for a five-performance run.

This is an exciting and dramatic season opener: riding the current trend of experiential theater, the play, based on Greek transformation myths, takes place entirely in a pool that is being custom-built by Ballard's tech crew. This show promises to be a remarkable experience!

October 12,13,14,19 & 20 
Curtain at 7:30pm 
General: $15        
Students/Seniors: $10
Tickets: SHOWTIX4U.

Support BPA Chinook Book Fundraiser

Hello Ballard Performing Arts Students & Families,

This year we have a new easy way for you to support our Chinook Book fundraiser:  You can promote subscription sales right from the app!

Don’t have the app? Tap the link below from your phone to download the app. Then go to the “My Promotions” tab under the More menu to begin promoting the fundraiser.

Already have the app? First make sure you have updated to the most recent version of the app. Then tap the link below and then tap “open” when you are redirected to the app store.

Then go to the My Promotions tab under the More menu to share special links via text message, email and social media with your friends and family.

Anyone who purchases a mobile app subscription with one of those links will automatically benefit our fundraiser and be counted towards your personal fundraising goal.

Plus! Their subscription will continue to benefit our fundraiser year after year as long as we continue to fundraise with Chinook Book.

Ready? Tap here from your phone to become a Mobile Promoter for our fundraiser:

Put your name in the Promoter field. Entering your name will automatically populate in the "code" field & will become part of the special promoter web link that you will use to sell subscriptions to friends and family.

NOTE: You can change your promoter code to anything you like, just be aware that it will be visible in your special link. Also be aware that once you hit save, your code can't be changed.

Get your mobile fundraising off to a great start by using these tips and tricks for digital fundraising.

Thanks in advance for participating in the Ballard Performing Arts Chinook Book Fundraiser!

Annie Hayward

Ballard Performing Arts Chinook Book Fundraising Coordinator

P.S. DON'T WAIT!  We earn a 60% return on all mobile fundraising subscriptions sold before October 15th. Click here to activate your promotion account in the Chinook Book app:

Find additional info and resources here: 

Spotlight Dinner & Auction

Enjoy a night out and support the arts! The Award Winning. Ballard High School Performing Arts presents.  The Spotlight Dinner & Auction. November 18, 2017

For tickets, donations, volunteering, and all things 'Spotlight', go HERE
Contact to arrange a donation. 

November 18th, 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Please note we are in a new venue:

Counting down the weeks until the event, here is the status toward our goals:
  • Tickets Sales 18 out of 175
  • Donations      15 out of 90
  • Desserts          6 out of 20
  • Volunteers     13 out of 37 
Also we have a New Live Item this year: You can bid to win a walk-on role in this year's musical Damn Yankees.

Marching Band

Check out what the Marching Band has been up to!  (click pictures to play)

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Class Reminders
Ballard reminder App

Sign Up for Class Reminders Using App.  Many of you have already done this for your student's sport and/or class.

Ballard Performing Arts classes can receive notifications on their phones if they sign up for the free Remind app, available in Apple's App Store, or on Google Play.

Join your classes on the app with these codes:  bpa-band, bpa-choir, bpa-theatre, bpa-orches, bpa-advcho, bpa-con-ch, bpa-treble, bpa-march, bpa-jazz2

You can also sign up for text updates. Text 81010 with your group's code to get updates via text message.

Here are the codes for texts: @bpa-band, @bpa-choir, @bpa-theatre, @bpa-orches, @bpa-advcho, @bpa-con-ch, @bpa-treble, @bpa-march, @bpa-jazz2

 Having trouble with 81010? Try texting the words "join bpa-(your group code)" to 862-206-5346

Music Major For A Day
October 16, 2017

Washington State University School of Music would like to invite prospective students and their parents/guardians to its Fall 2017 "Music Major For A Day" open house. 

Enjoy a day in Pullman, WA and see what a typical schedule is like for a music major. This event is open to all students considering a degree in music education, music performance, general music, or a double major. Attendance is FREE of charge.

Click HERE for more information and registration.

Spirit Merchandise

Show your support for the Ballard Performing Arts when you are out and about with nifty spirit gear.  Clothing, tumblers, socks (that even meet Marching Band standards) and more!  For a full offering go to Spirit Merchandise.  


October 12, 13,14,19 & 20 

Curtain at 7:30pm

General:$15 Students/seniors: $10

Mary Zimmerman's play Metamorphoses is based on Ovid's fifteen-volume work of transformation myths. Positioned in and around a large pool on the stage, the characters enact the adaptations of Ovid's tales, juxtaposing the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image. The tone of the drama echoes the themes of change and contrast, from the humor of Phaeton's therapy session to the tragedy of Midas and his daughter. 

Ballard High School is fortunate to have Cal Arts graduate (and former Riley student) Chelsea Duvall as a guest director for this evening of theatre.

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Ballard Performing Arts

PO Box 17774, Seattle, WA 98127

EBMEA Orchestra Festival
EBMEA Orchestra Festival
EBMEA Orchestra Festival
Vocal Jazz Solo night with Ev Stern Trio
Vocal Jazz Solo night with Ev Stern Trio
Vocal Jazz Solo night with Ev Stern Trio

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  • Jazz Band I and II
  • Marching/Pep Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble

  • Concert Choir
  • Men's Ensemble
  • Treble Choir
  • Vocal Jazz
  • Advanced Chorale
  • Women's Chamber Choir

  • 2017-18 Season
  • Fall Play - Metamorphoses
  • Musical - Damn Yankees
  • Spring Play - Our Town

  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Symphonic Orchestra
  • String Quartet

    Ballard High School

    1418 Northwest 65th Street, Seattle WA  98117

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    PO Box 17774, Seattle, WA  98127

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