The Ballard High School music program has been busy recording and mixing a virtual concert that showcases over a dozen ensembles in a wide variety of styles and that promises to offer a little something for everyone. The free performance airs online at 7 p.m. Jan. 22.

The concert will be a collection of videos recorded by students in three orchestras, six band ensembles and four choirs.

According to a press release, to prepare for the concert, students rehearsed in virtual ensembles using the Upbeat music app, funded by donations from BPA families and supporters. The music directors hired professional expertise for audio mixing and video post-production for the concert to assure high quality in showcasing the talent of these musicians. A link to the performance will be posted on the Collage Concert page,, before showtime Jan. 22.

About Ballard Performing Arts: The award-winning Ballard High School Performing Arts Program has gained regional, national, and international acclaim for its dynamic and inspired performances. The Music Department includes three concert bands, three concert choirs, three concert orchestras, percussion ensemble, two jazz bands, one jazz choir, multiple chamber ensembles and a marching band of nearly 200 musicians. The Theatre Department offers classes in Technical Theatre and Theatre I and II while the Ballard Playmakers produce two plays and one musical theatre production each year. More than 450 students—about one fourth of the school—participate in these music and theatre opportunities. Ballard Performing Arts sets a high standard of excellence for all students, ensembles, and productions while developing individual artistry through the study of high quality repertoire and exceptional performance opportunities. Learn more at