One Act Plays - May 12,13,14, 19, 20, & 21
One Act Plays - May 12,13,14, 19, 20, & 21
May 16, 2016  Jazz Alley  Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz
May 16, 2016 Jazz Alley Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz
2016 Spring Concerts
2016 Spring Concerts
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 Children of Eden- ending bow
2016 Children of Eden- ending bow
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
Corporate Sponsors 2015-16 2
Corporate Sponsors 2015-16 2
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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Recent News and Announcements

 Ballard Jazz Band Auditions 2016-2017

Auditions will occur on August 29 from 2-6pm, August 30 from 2-7pm, and September 6 (for those families out of town in August) from 2-5pm.  The audition will consist of the four parts below.  Please email Mr. James at mijames@seattleschools.org to request a specific time for your audition and he will get back to you with a confirmation of your time.  Audition time slots will be ten minutes.

1)      Chromatic scale from as low as you can comfortably play to as high as you can play and back down

2)      1-minute of anything you would like to play that demonstrates your jazz style and technique

3)      A prepared excerpt, where you play the head of a tune and then improvise over the changes.  It is important that your improvised solo demonstrate that you can follow the changes of the tune.    Please choose one of the prescribed tunes.

4)      Sight-reading

 

Check out the many 2016 Summer Music Camps and Workshops in the region:
Please check into camps you may be interested as soon as possible, as many have discounts and deadlines before the end of June.

Incoming Freshman Information - Dates to Note:

Jazz Band Auditions:  Aug 29th, 2-6 PM,   Aug 30th, 2-7 PM

Band Camp:  Sept 9-11,  $160 

Home Football Games (band participation): Sept  23rd, 7:45 PM     Oct 7th, (Homecoming!) 5 PM     Oct 21st OR 22nd Playoffs

Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival Parade:  Saturday, Sept 24th, 6 AM-6 PM

Homecoming Marching Band Practices:  Sept 26th, 6-8 PM     October 5th, 6-8 PM     Oct 7th, (in school field trip)

Marching Band and Women's Concert Uniform Fittings:  Sept 1st after orientation, 12-3 PM  &  Sept 2nd, 9 AM- 1 PM

Men's Concert Uniform Fittings:  Sept 13th, 3-5:30 PM

First Performing Arts Booster Meeting:  Sept 13th, 7 PM

Homecoming Game and Halftime Show: Friday, October 7th, call time TBD

First Concerts - 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center:  Choir  - Oct 26th,     Orchestra - Nov. 2nd,      Band - Nov 3rd

Performing Arts Spotlight Gala:  November 19th.


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.


Other Info:

Spaghetti Dinner - videos of each group on Vimeo now.

Winter Concerts I and II  - Every group and the complete Carmina Burana video recordings on Vimeo now.

Pay 2015-16 year's fees on-line now! Click here.

2015-16 Printable Event Calendar for all groups.

Communications Quick Reference Sheet

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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
  • Women's Adv. Chorale
  • Women's Chamber Choir

  • 2015-16 Season
  • Fall Play - Eurydice
  • Musical - Children of Eden
  • Spring Play - Student directed one act plays
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  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Symphonic Orchestra
  • String Quartet
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