SEATTLE -- Ballard High School has earned an invitation to Carnegie Hall in back-to-back years. View broadcast HERE
The Advanced Women's Chorale as well as the Concert Choir will perform Friday, March 18, 2016. The Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform next year at the NY International Festival in April 2017.
“This is the first time that we’ve taken kids to Carnegie,” said Courtney Rowley, the school’s director of choirs. Ballard was one of 15 choirs chosen.
“It’s kind of cool two years in a row people from our school are going to perform at such an awesome place,” said Justus Brown, who’s a sophomore. He’s excited to see and hear what the place is like.
“It’s got really good acoustics,” he imagined.
Michael James, the school’s director of bands, is already getting his wind ensemble ready for the New York Invitational next April.
“Hopefully other schools can look at this and say, ‘Oh, wow. Ballard’s been invited to Carnegie. Two of their groups,’” he said. “We’re kind of the new kids on the block. We’re just doing our own thing.”