New BPA Families

Welcome to Ballard Performing Arts!

You are now part of a group that support all the students and our amazing directors. The amount of dedication the directors give is over the top. They are unique within the Seattle Public Schools as they work as a team and so our boosters support all their groups. Yes, that's one booster club that supports all the bands, all the choirs, all the orchestras and the theatre dept. That’s over 15 groups! So whether you are a parent of a cellist, a trombonist, soprano or thespian, you are part of the BPA family.

To get you up to speed with all the happenings, we have created this summary page

Enewsletter - Be sure to sign up for our Enews. This is a weekly email with information on all the programs. This is the one complete communication source for all groups. 
There are also links to sign up for our FB, Instagram, and Twitter accounts and our YouTube and Vimeo site available on the home page.

Fittings - concert wear and marching band uniforms are owned by the school and loaned for the year. 

Marching Band Uniform Fittings and Concert Skirt/Blouse Fittings for all orchestras, bands and choirs
August 29th 12:00-3:00pm  Freshmen will be fitted  on the BHS stage. This is mandatory for all students. Uniforms will be fitted by parent volunteers. Sign up to help here. 

If you absolutely cannot come on August 29, please come on August 30 between 9:00am-Noon. If you cannot come on either of those days, please 

Tuxedos for all bands, choirs, & orchestras
September 9 and 10, 3:00-5:00pm        

CAMPS – you should receive the full packet of paperwork tonight. Several of these forms need to be turned back in. If is preferred if you pay online, but you still need to return the physical forms. Please pay for camp by July 1st. See Volunteer Opportunities below to sign up to be a camp chaperone.
Band Camp Sept 6 - 8. (Note: date corrected - was listed wrong before 7/25/19), Choir Camp (Adv Chorale & Concert Choir only) Sept 13 - 15, Orchestra Camp Sept 20 - 22

BAND Fall Events - The year starts with several band dates to be aware of. Band Dates

Parent/Guardian Volunteer Info – to volunteer, you MUST complete the SPS online processPLEASE start this processes ASAP. We need parents/guardians cleared to go to camps in September.

A Closer Look at our Programs – detailed information about each program and the classes offered. This packet also lists fees, important dates and contact information. Go to our Forms & Payments page.

Program Costs – we have created a spreadsheet for you to see for the estimated cost of each group. Camp fee is due July 1st. All other fees are due Sept 15th. Link to online payment site. The boosters offer several student fundraisers throughout the year to help with costs. Chinook Books in Sept/Oct, Chocolate in Nov/Dec, and Coffee in Nov/Dec and April/May. More info on our fundraising page.

The Music faculty, together with the Ballard High School Performing Arts Booster Club (BPABC), is committed to providing a high quality experience for all students who wish to participate in Performing Arts activities regardless of financial circumstances.  If you are in need of scholarship assistance, please fill out the Scholarship Form.

Volunteer Opportunities – we have several volunteer needs throughout the year. Currently we need desserts for an event in August, chaperones for all camps, concert wear & marching band fittings help, and chaperones for band football games and the Leavenworth Parade.
BAND   CHOIR   ORCHESTRA All programs - Concert Wear/Uniform Fitting Help and Dessert Dash for Aug 25th event

Volunteer Positions – we still need help with Chinook Book sales, Marching Band Uniform Lead and Concert Wear Dresses Lead, as well as anyone willing to video concerts or take photos to share.  Current open positions

If you have any questions, you can reach out to our Family Reps. These are volunteer parents who work directly with the directors.

Band Patti Kashiwa & Mishelle Jin 

Choir Felicia Johnson                  

Orchestra Eric Sanderson        

Have other questions? Email anytime,

Ballard High School

1418 Northwest 65th Street, Seattle WA  98117

Ballard Performing Arts Booster Club  

PO Box 17774, Seattle, WA  98127