Weekly News- December 11th, 2018

Volunteers Needed, December 20th: BHS annual Winter Concert Masterwork: Selections from Handel’s Messiah . Seattle elementary students from 4th and 5th grade will be coming to watch BHS music department students perform. We are in need of volunteers to greet and usher the arriving students. When: Arrive 10:15am. Performance begins at 10:45am. Contact Eric Sanderson for details.

Picture Day: Friday, 14th December, please have concert attire at school for class.

Chamber Orchestra BC Trip: In preparation for Vancouver, weekly coaching by Karen Iglitzen begins this week.

Winter Concert Call times: 18th & 19th, 8:15 pm. December 20th, 6:30 pm. Also, full Messiah rehearsals on 13th and 17th December, 3:45 pm-6:45 pm.
Past News

Orchestra News

  • We had a fantastic clinic with improvising violinist and composer Andy Reiner on Thursday November 15th. In this clinic each orchestra member stretched and grew – many people taking the risk of improvising in front of peers, and everyone stepping their toes outside of the circle of comfort in order to lay down the groove.
  • Members of the Chamber Orchestra and the Fiddlers wowed the crowd at the Spotlight Dinner + Auction. Ms. Fortune is proud of everyone’s initiative to put together great music, to be engaging performers, and to give freely of their time. Both as performers and volunteers. It was a wonderful night to remember.
  • Members of the Chamber Orchestra will be performing at the Ballard High School Foundation Annual Meeting and Dinner.
  • The Orchestras are currently working hard preparing for our upcoming winter concert on December 20th, 7:30 pm. It will include a spectacular combined Masterwork performance of four movements from Handel’s Messiah. Messiah Practice:

Don't miss the extra rehearsals for The Messiah. Rehearsal times are: Thursday December 13th: 3:45 pm-6:45 pm Monday December 17th: 3:45 pm-6:45 pm

Fiddlers: Fiddlers meets every Monday evening from 6:00 pm -7:30 pm. New members welcome.

Upcoming dates: October 12th Chamber Orchestra @PLU Orchestra Festival. We need drivers. If you can help, contact Eric Sanderson, BPA Orchestra Representative.


Last weekend the Orchestras enjoyed a fantastic weekend of music making, relationship building, hard work, and fun at Camp Burton. Thank you to all the adult chaperones who made the weekend a success.

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