The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes The Ballard High School Jazz Bands and Vocal Performers
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes The Ballard High School Jazz Bands and Vocal Performers for one night only! Doors open at 5:30pm and show starts at 7:30pm.
The Ballard High School Music Program has recently gained local, regional and national acclaim for its ensembles and performances. The Jazz program is one part of a comprehensive music program that includes over 300 students who participate in two concert bands, three concert choirs, one orchestra, percussion ensemble, two jazz bands, one jazz choir and multiple chamber ensembles.
The top ensembles at the school have traveled to festivals and performances across the country and have won multiple awards and recognitions for their high level of music-making and outstanding performances. In conjunction with the drama department, the school’s musicals have been nominated for (and won) several 5th Avenue Theater Awards including Best Orchestra, Best Costumes, Best Chorus and Best Overall Musical.
The Ballard Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz have won recent recognition as one of the best programs in the nation. The Jazz Band 1 has participated in the Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival, the Earshot Jazz Festival and Starbucks’ “Hot Java Cool Jazz” concert. Ballard’s Vocal Jazz has participated in several local and regional jazz festivals and have been praised for their high quality of musicianship and sound. Jazz Band 2 rounds out the jazz program and performs at school concerts and events.
Ballard High School is fortunate to have a supportive parent community, the Performing Arts Boosters, who help to support the program with financial and volunteer assistance.
For more information about the Ballard High School Jazz Bands/Vocal Jazz Programs please visit them online www.ballardperformingarts.org
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