Ballard High School

1418 Northwest 65th Street, Seattle WA  98117

Ballard Performing Arts Booster Club  

PO Box 17774, Seattle, WA  98127

501(c)(3) organization  45-4436465

Past Performances

Homecoming Halftime Show 2018


Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival- 2018


Band Camp 2018

An Evening of Combined Jazz at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley - May 29, 2018

The Vocal Jazz Group kicked off the evening with their sultry tones, singing to a very full house, under the direction of Courtney Rowley.  Their pieces included Nature Boy (Nat King Cole) Straighten Up and Fly Right (Nat King Cole & Irving Mills), For Once in My Life (Stevie Wonder) and Same ‘Ol Story (Bernard Ighner).  Their final piece, Makes Me Feel This Way, was written by Josh Nelson for singer Sara Gazarek, a Seattle native and Roosevelt graduate, who now lives in LA as a professional jazz singer and a member of the USC faculty.

Then Jazz 2 took the stage and really shined with Purple Gazelle & Black and Tan Fantasy (Duke Ellington) under the direction of Mike Gebhart.  They featured several talented soloists and played with great energy.

Jazz 1 concluded the evening with several new songs including All Heart (Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn) Freckleface (Sammy Nestico,) So Easy (Tadd Dameron), Portrait of Louie Armstrong (Duke Ellington) and In a Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington, but arranged by our own Aiden Ward-Richter).  They finished the set with a renegade encore of Night in Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie) that elicited the patented “frown smile” from Michael James as well as cheering from the audience.

Many thanks to Jazz Alley for hosting the event in their wonderfully intimate venue, as well as the many patrons that made the event a success.

Next Generation Jazz Festival March 2018

Hot Java Cool Jazz -October 2018

After an insane commute to Downtown Seattle on Friday night, the traffic tensions melted away with the smooth sound of jazz at the Paramount.  Ballard's Jazz 1, as well as Mountlake Terrace, Mount. Si, Garfield and Roosevelt put on a stellar performance!!

For more behind the scenes pictures, click HERE!

Many thanks to Starbucks for hosting this swinging production.  

 And thanks to all of the faithful patrons that filled the theater.

Winter Concert 2018

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Marching Band Homecoming Performance 2017

BHS Marching Band & Dance Team Homecoming Halftime Show | Oct 21, 2017Special thanks to James Taylor, Max Beaulieu, Marley Rankinand Diane Taylor for putting together this fabulous video.

Next Generation Jazz Festival March 2018

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