Ballard High wind ensemble invited to state event, to hold preview performance

Last year Ballard High School’s wind ensemble performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC (video).

Next month they’ll be the first Seattle Public School invited to perform at the Washington Music Educator’s State conference. The WMEA conference is a prestigious event, drawing applications from high schools around the state.

To prepare for the big event — which will be held in Yakima on February 16th — the ensemble is holding a free preview performance in Ballard, and everyone is invited.

The preview concert will be held on Tuesday, February 6, at the Earl Kelly Center for Performing Arts at Ballard High School (1418 NW 65th St). The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Steve Morrison
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Congratulations to Mr. James and his students on this fantastic opportunity. Music at BHS is thriving and it is great to know that educators around the state will get to hear firsthand the artistry of these hard-working Ballard musicians.

ACCESS HOLLYWOOD
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ACCESS HOLLYWOOD

Too bad all these students will be going to Lincoln next year.

Kip
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Kip

That’ll be difficult since Lincoln is not opening until Fall 2019.

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ACCESS HOLLYWOOD

Current Year: 2018
Next Year: 2019

Kip
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Kip

Next academic year is 2018-2019. Ballard HS is a school and so it operates by the academic calendar.

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ACCESS HOLLYWOOD

@KIP
Enforcing the internet with your calendar Nazisms.

Kip
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Kip

Sorry, I realize there isn’t much call for accuracy in Troll Town.

It’s All About Perspective
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It’s All About Perspective

I predict that Lincoln High School will develop the same fine music programs. The schools will end up being very competitive academically, musically and in sports. I would bet on it!
Back in 2000 my daughter had the choice of going to Ingraham or Franklin. At that time both schools had their issues. Franklin didn’t even have an orchestra. The daily bus rides to and from school were a pain. So……Ballard or a brand new Lincoln sound wonderful to me! A pox on the clowns who made the decision to turn QA High School into condos. Kudos to Parents Involved in Community Schools for getting rid of the racial tie-breaker.

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Every school needs a supportive community to have strong performing arts programs in today’s funding environment. The benefits to students are enormous. Kudos to the families at Ballard and the larger community for supporting music. This ensemble has worked hard and they should be proud.