In Memory of Lenny Pollachi
We are heartbroken to share the news that Lenny Pollachi
has passed away. Lenny was a loving educator, father,
grandfather, and friend. Lenny was a lifelong performer
and music educator who always believed in doing an
exceptional job. He found success as a music director at
C.K. McClatchy High School and Sam Brannan Middle School.
Lenny became a community leader serving as the
Sacramento City Unified School District Music Coordinator
for eight years. During Lenny’s tenure as Music Coordinator,
he maintained Music in Our Schools Month by organizing
All-City Honor Band, Orchestra and Choir
as well as performances for our communities.
He remained an advocate of music education and
performance throughout his life and never lost
his boyhood admiration of these pursuits.
While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate
his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to
young people around the world to work hard to make their
dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits,
and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves.
For those who may ask what they can do to honor Lenny,
we have a simple request. Honor his example of service,
accomplishment and modesty. In honor of Lenny,
a jazz mass will be held on March 17th at St. Anthony’s,
660 Florin Rd, Sacramento, CA 95831.
COLOR FUN RUN RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 14, 2018
DUE TO RAIN PREDICTED FOR MARCH 17.
If you registered, you will be contacted by our event
coordinator, Victoria Greenlee.
Fair Share Fees ($425) for those going on the Washington D.C. trip
are due no later than March 20, 2018. Monies raised to reduce
the cost of the trip will not be credited to travel accounts until
the fee is paid in full.
IMPORTANT NOTICE RE WASHINGTON DC TRIP PAYMENTS
MCI recently did an update on their back system which they
believe caused some invoices to calculate incorrectly when
families view them through the payment portal. MCI is working
on fixing this. If you are impacted by this and want MCI to email
you a current invoice, please call Layla at (800) 395-2036.
PAINT NIGHT @ JFK, $40
MARCH 15, 2018, 6 – 8 pm, Room F-1
Create an original “painting” on canvas using alcohol inks
and paint markers. This is fun at its best for all ability levels.
JFK’s own art teacher, artist-in-residence, Kelly Graves, is
the host for this event. Proceeds benefit the JFK Marching
Band and Color Guard and JFK’s 3D Art Class.
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FRIENDLY WASHINGTON D.C. TRIP REMINDERS!
Washington D.C. payments should total $1,000 as of March 1, 2018.
Please make payments immediately to avoid late payment
finance charges that MCI may impose.
Fair Share Fees ($425) must be paid in full before any
fundraising funds are credited to a student’s travel account.
Payment is full is due March 20, 2018.
Final Washington D.C. payment is due April 15, 2018.
Using CrowdRise, you can help the Band raise small amounts
of money from a large source of people through the internet and
other social media outlets. Create an account by clicking the
link included in the following letter and share our campaign in
social media and by email. It’s easy to do and quick. If every student
and family member posts on social media and emails 30 people,
it is possible to raise the additional funds needed to cover
the costs of the trip for our participating students!
Want to see what’s in store for the JFK Marching Band
and Color Guard in Washington D.C. this Memorial Day?
Watch the video of the 2017 National Memorial Day Parade here.
SAC CITY MUSCLE CAR SHOW @ JFK PARKING LOT
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Click here to print a flyer
RUMMAGE SALE @JFK, SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018
We will begin collecting items for the sale in April.
If you need us to store something for you now, please
contact Maria Rodriguez at email@example.com.
Save your stuff…it’s for a good cause!
HELP US RAISE FUNDS TO TRAVEL TO THE
WASHINGTON D.C. NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
May 24-28, 2018
WHO SAYS FUNDRAISING CAN’T BE FUN?
You’ll be glad you did!
WORK SHIFTS AT THE GOLDEN 1 ARENA AND RIVER CATS GAMES
AND EARN FUNDS TOWARDS FAIR SHARE FEES AND DC TRIP COSTS
interested in signing up to work Kings games, River Cats games,
and concerts at The Golden 1 Credit Union Arena.
Register your cell phone number here or text @jfkband2 to 81010.
Funds earn go toward your student’s Fair Share Fees and reducing
the cost of your student’s Washington D.C. trip.
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 5:00-10:00 pm
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 5:00-10:00 pm
Thursday, March 27, 2018, 5:00-10:00 pm
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 5:00-10:00 pm
MARCH 2018 AT-A-GLANCE
1 – Spring Concert to benefit WEAVE
2 – Winter Competition @ Rosemont HS
1,8,15,22,29 – Winter Guard Rehearsal, 3:30-6:00 pm
6,13,20,27 – Winter Guard Rehearsal, 3:30-6:00 pm
6,13,20,27 – Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 6:00-9:00 pm
7,14,21,28 – Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 3:30-6:00 pm
10 – Winter Competition @ Woodcreek HS
13 – Booster’s Executive Board Meeting, 6 pm
13 – Booster’s Fundraising Committee Meeting, 7 pm
13 – Booster’s Parent Meeting, 8 pm
17 – Winter Competition @ Antelope HS
24 – Winter Competition @ Elk Grove HS
APRIL 2018 AT-A-GLANCE
3 – Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 6:00-9:00 pm
4 – Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 3:30-6:00 pm
7 – NCBA Champs @ Lincoln HS (Stockton)
10 – Booster’s Executive Board Meeting, 6 pm
10 – Booster’s Fundraising Committee Meeting, 7 pm
10 – Booster’s Parent Meeting, 8 pm
26 – Middle School Invitational, 4:00-8:30 pm
Winter Drumline and Color Guard Competitions
Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ Granite Bay HS
Friday, March 2, 2018 @ Rosemont HS
Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ Woodcreek HS
Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ Antelope HS
Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ Elk Grove HS
NCBA Champs is Saturday, April 7, 2018 @ Lincoln HS
FAIR SHARE FEES FOR 2017-18
Fair Share Fee is $425 per student
2015 and 2016 MARCHING BAND DVDs ON SALE NOW!
Marching Band Competition Season DVDs for
Believe (2015) and Lion King plus Disneyland Parade (2016-17)
are available for $15.
A huge THANK YOU to CINDY KAZEE for capturing
the seasons for us. Download the form and place your order!
Believe DVD (2015 Season) Order Form
The Lion King DVD (2016 Season) plus Disneyland Order Form
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