Cast of RENT - Dec 1st & 3rd - 7:30 PM
Cast of RENT - Dec 1st & 3rd - 7:30 PM
Winter Concerts
Winter Concerts
RENT in Concert - Dec. 1st & 3rd, 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center
RENT in Concert - Dec. 1st & 3rd, 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center
Fall Play - The Foreigner
Fall Play - The Foreigner
2016 Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Parade Winners
2016 Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Parade Winners
May 16, 2016  Jazz Alley  Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz
May 16, 2016 Jazz Alley Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz
2016 Fiddle Showcase - June 9th
2016 Fiddle Showcase - June 9th
2016 BHS Choirs NYC Trip - Carnegie Hall & Choirs of America Nationals
2016 BHS Choirs NYC Trip - Carnegie Hall & Choirs of America Nationals
2016 Chamber Orchestra in Tampa, FL. at National Orchestra Festival
2016 Chamber Orchestra in Tampa, FL. at National Orchestra Festival
2016 Wind Ensemble at NW Regional Bands Festival
2016 Wind Ensemble at NW Regional Bands Festival
2016 BHS Choirs NYC Trip - Queen
2016 BHS Choirs NYC Trip - Queen's College
2016 Chamber Orchestra in Tampa, FL
2016 Chamber Orchestra in Tampa, FL
2016 BHS Concert Choir and Advanced Women
2016 BHS Concert Choir and Advanced Women's Chorale NYC Trip
2016 BHS Concert Choir at Olympia
2016 BHS Concert Choir at Olympia
2015 Carmina Burana - combined effort of choirs, bands, and orchestras
2015 Carmina Burana - combined effort of choirs, bands, and orchestras
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!

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Help Send the Wind Ensemble to New York.

The Ballard High School Wind Ensemble to perform at Carnegie Hall April 2017.

This familiar quip may be nearly as old as the famous concert venue itself:
"How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” [Pause] “Practice, practice, practice.”

That’s the mantra of Ballard High School’s Wind Ensemble as they prepare for the
11th Annual New York International Music Festival at Carnegie
Hall in April 2017.

But these 70 talented musicians could also use something else as well: money.
 
You can help them by making a donation here at the Wind Ensemble | NYC Fundraiser web page anytime from November 3rd to December 11th 2016.


RENT  - in concert - Final Show TONIGHT!           

December 1st and 3rd at 7:30 PM at BHS

Two Shows Only!

Thursday, December 1st  

Saturday, December 3rd* 

at 7:30 PM

Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center


Let's pack the house in support of the non-profit Lifelong and Ballard Theatre LED lighting and, of course, our wonderful actors!

On World AIDS Day, December 1st, and again on December 3rd,the Ballard High Thespian Troupe collaborates with stand-out alumni and local theatre luminaries for a performance of the score from the rock musical Rent. In what promises to be an outstanding musical evening, local actor/singers Melissa Backstrom, EJ Ekello,Savana Masako Smith, and Marshall Link join alumni Aisha Carpenter and Gustavo Gutierrez, director Shawn Riley and Senior Diego Roberts Buceta in singing the key roles. The entire thespian troupe forms the ensemble. No fancy sets, just some props, lighting effects, and great singing.

Rent is winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It will be an exuberant, passionate and joyous evening celebrating the theatre community, aground-breaking musical that is now 20 years old, and a local non-profit that is making a real difference in our community, Lifelong. Proceeds will benefit Lifelong, and the LED theatre lighting conversion at Ballard.

Tickets are $25 ($20 for students/seniors) at www.showtix4u.com or at the door. Performances are at 7:30pm in the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center, 1418 NW 65th Street, Seattle. Ballardperformingarts.org.

*On Saturday night, overflow parking will be available at US Bank, 6100 15th Ave NW. Please leave the ATM spaces at the bank door open, but you may park in the rest of the spaces on either side of the bank.  Thank you US Bank!

Families - the school version of Rent is rated PG-13. 

 

Volunteers Needed for RENT tonight
Calling all bakers and water donators
We are looking for volunteers to bake, donate water, staff the bake sale table and sell BPA merchandise during the two RENT concerts. 


 
Winter Music Concerts at 7:30 PM
















Band - Dec 7  |  Choir - Dec 8  |  Orchestra - Dec 9  

Mozart's Requiem Groups and Rehearsal Dates:
Students in the following groups will perform selections from Mozart's Requiem all three nights as the finale of each concert:  Symphonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Choir, Advanced Chorale, selected Wind Ensemble and Percussion members. Rehearsals are:
Friday, December 2nd 3:30 - 5:30 PM and Tuesday,  December 6th 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Call Time is 8:15 PM for all students who are performing ONLY in the Mozart Requiem of each concert.  



Winter Concert Reserved Seating
Available for all Concerts at showtix4u

The three Winter Concerts are often standing room only due to the large number of students participating in the finale. Making a donation of $25, $75 or $100 is a great way to support BPA and ensure that you and your loved ones can slip into your seats at the last minute. All proceeds support BPA. The box office closes at 10 PM the night before each concert so don't delay. For best views and extra legroom, choose seats in center section, rows L, M, N. Get your tickets today at showtix4u.


 
Ballard Band at the Ballard Home Basketball Games 

The BHS PEP Band is playing THIS Saturday, Dec 3rd (changed from Dec 2) and the call time is 2:30 pm (changed from 3:30) at the Varbasketball_wood_floor.jpgsity Ballard Basketball Games.    The first game is the Girls Varsity at 3:00 pm and then the Boys Basketball Varsity at 4:45pm.  For an updated list of home games, click here

Black Band t-shirts are the required uniform for all basketball games. Students will not be allowed to play with the band if they are not wearing your band shirt and you will not receive credit towards their grade for showing up without the band t-shirt. Students not wearing Band t-shirts, should not bother showing up! Students are to be in the Band Room ready to play 30 minutes prior to game time.

 


 
Orchestra Spring Trip Change
Northwest Orchestra Festival March 10-12

The Northwest Orchestra Festival in Gresham, OR from March 10-12 will replace the Icicle Creek Spring Trip which was scheduled for March 31- April 2.  Please remove March 31-April 2 from your calendars, and add March 10-12.  All Symphonic and Chamber Orchestra students will be competing in the NW Orchestra Festival on Saturday, March 11.  We will be traveling to Portland, OR on Friday morning, March 10, staying two nights and returning to Seattle on Sunday, March 12.  The weekend will include two performances, a clinic, and priceless memories.  Details TBA soon. 

Winter Concert Practice Schedule 
Symphonic and Chamber Orchestra
Friday, December 2nd 3:30 - 5:30 PM and Tuesday, December 6th 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Capriccio 
Friday, December 9th 3:30 - 4:30 PM on stage


Spotlight Gala A Success!

Thank you for your support!

Thank you to our guests, sponsors, donors, student and adult volunteers and of course, our Directors and Small Ensembles, for making the 2016 Spotlight Gala a success. With everyone's help, we raised money for all four programs to pay for vital program necessities not funded by the school, such as uniforms, clinicians, and scholarships. See photos of the evening here.

If you were not able to attend this sold out event, you may still support our fundraising efforts.

 

Thank You Mara and Jen!
Spotlight Gala Co-Chairs

A heartfelt thank you to Mara Lim and Jen Witeck for their tireless work in organizing the Spotlight Gala. On behalf of the Directors, students and families involved with Ballard Performing Arts, the rest of the BPA Board presents you with this virtual bouquet!  Don't forget to thank Mara and Jen in person if you see them at RENT or the Winter Concerts.


 

Band News

Mill Creek Jazz Festival - Drivers needed December 3rd 

The Mill Creek Jazz Festival is coming up quickly.  Both Jazz Band I and Jazz Band II will be attending this festival and we will need parent drivers to transport students to and from the event.  We will meet at BHS at 11am to head to the festival at Jackson High School. We should return to BHS around 4:30pm.  If you can help drive, please contact Ingrid Riley.



Choir News
Bremerton Jazz Festival Recap

Congratulations to Vocal Jazz for a beautiful performance last Saturday at the Bremerton Jazz Festival.  Our students' tone quality and musicianship helped their performance rise to the top!  Clinician Dave Barduhn also praised their musical discipline and focus.  In addition to Vocal Jazz's performance, Meg Shepherd, Diego Roberts Buceta, and Zipporah Johnson all participated in a solo clinic with phenomenal local jazz singer Greta Matassa.  It was a fun and educational day!

Men's Ensemble and Women's Chamber Choir  
with SeaChordsmen Sunday, December 11th

Men's Ensemble and Women's Chamber Choir will join The Seattle SeaChordsmen Barbershop Chorus in their holiday concert, "Caroling, Caroling!".  The concert will be held at 2:00 PM at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church.  Details and tickets can be found here. Come out and support our Ballard musicians at this incredibly fun annual event!   Attention participating students: Call time is noon.



  
Fall Concert Recordings Available
Enjoy the music at home
 to open a folder called "Ballard Fall 2016."  Inside are separate folders for band, choir and orchestra, and inside each of those are folders for .WAV files and MP3 files.   Download .WAV files if you want to burn your own CDs. If you have trouble downloading the .WAV files please contact Diane Taylor for assistance. Download MP3 files if you are using a device like an iPad or an iPhone.  The MP3 files will appear in alphabetical order, but the track numbers are embedded, so when they are downloaded into iTunes as an album, they should arrange themselves in the proper order.  

MP3 files are for listening.  WAV files must be downloaded to your computer and are for burning CDs

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





Information on Class and Annual Fees HERE

Rent Concert Performance 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center - Thurs., Dec 1st     &     Sat., Dec. 3rd

Winter Concerts - 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center:  Band  - Wed., Dec. 7th,     Choir - Thurs., Dec. 8th,     

Orchestra -Fri., Dec. 9th

Winter Concert Practice Schedule and Carnegie Hall Photo

Monday, December 5th, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
     Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble and Percussion

 Selected Wind Ensemble and Percussion members will also be practicing for the Mozart Requiem on Friday, December 2nd 3:30 - 5:30 PM and Tuesday, December 6th 3:30 - 5:30  PM

Call Time is 8:15 PM for all students who are performing ONLY in the Mozart Requiem of each concert. 



 View videos from the Choirs of America Festival at Queen's College HERE

Read the Ballard News-Tribune article HERE


Ballard Performing Arts in the News

Click HERE to watch a news segment about BPA groups performing in New York City in back to back years.

BHS 2016-17 Event Calendar

BPA Calendar At A Glance

Thu 12/1 - RENT, In Concert.  7:30PM in the PAC
Sat 12/3 – Pep Band 2:30 PM (*new date and time) Holy Names/O'Dea
Sat 12/3 - RENT, In Concert.  7:30PM in the PAC
Sat 12/3 - Mill Creek Jazz Festival at JacksonHigh, 11 AM BHS call time
Wed 12/7 - Band Winter Concert. 7:30 PM at BHS
Thu 12/8 - Choir Winter Concert. 7:30 PM at BHS
Fri 12/9 - Orchestra Winter Concert.  7:30PM at BHS

Sun 12/11 - "Caroling, Caroling!"Concert 2:00 PM at Phinney Ridge Lutheran church

Tue 12/13 - Les Mis rehearsals begin, 3:30 PM

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  • Jazz Band I and II
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  • Men's Ensemble
  • Treble Choir
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  • Advanced Chorale
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  • Musical - Les Misérables
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