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    Ballard Wind Ensemble | WMEA Conference in Yakima | Feb 2018
    Posted on 09/25/2017
    Wind Ensemble Photo

    Breaking News!   See the posting in the SPS School Beat Newsletter!

    The 75 wind and percussion students, under the direction of Ballard High School Director of Bands Michael James, performed three contemporary works at the WMEA Conference in Yakima, WA: 

    “Aurora Awakes” by John Mackey
    “A Solemn Place” by Wayne Oquin
    “Apollo Unleashed” from Symphony No. 2 by Frank Ticheli

    The WMEA State conference takes place every two years and involves approximately 2,000 music educators, exhibitors, and professional musicians and performers from across the state. More information and a full conference schedule is available on the WMEA website.
    View a past performance video from 2017 of the Wind Ensemble on stage at Carnegie Hall.

    Congratulations to Mr. James and the Ballard High Wind Ensemble & Percussionists!

    For more information about Ballard Performing Arts visit