JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL
MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD
The Nightmare Before Christmas was this year’s field show.
Use the links below to watch our performances.
WINTER COMPETITION #5 IS THIS SATURDAY
Saturday, March 23, 2019 @ Elk Grove HS, 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Last competition before CHAMPS! Spend the day or any part of it
with the Winter Drumline and Color Guard at the fifth competition
of the Season. Your presence and support are truly appreciated.
SignUp to help with snacks
Itinerary and directions to Elk Grove HS
MARCHING BAND UNIFORM WASHING UPDATE: RETURN
UNIFORMS @ THE TUESDAY, APRIL 9th BOOSTER MEETING
A huge thanks to families who volunteered to help wash
marching band uniforms. The uniforms can be returned to
school on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, between 6:00 – 8:00 pm
in the Band Hallway. Thanks again for your help!
JFK COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Support the Marching Band and Color Guard during
JFK’s Annual Community Service Event. The following
services, activities and lunch will be on campus and
open to the entire community. Click here for the flyer.
Free eWaste Disposal
will accept monitors, televisions. desktop and notebook
PCs, VCRs, stereo equipment, speakers. keyboards, mice,
PDAs, digital cameras, zip drives, telephones, cell phones,
printers, copiers, laser and multifunction scanners and
fax machines, and small household appliances.
is very popular and is limited to 3 boxes/bags per car. Minimum
suggested donation is $3 per grocery bag and $5 per banker’s box.
We make this very easy for you! Do your Spring Cleaning
now, then drive up and drop off your donations at the
school parking lot on the following dates and times.
Saturday, March 30, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, April 1, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, April 4, 7:00 pm to 9:00pm
This huge sale takes place on campus at the
corner of Florin Road and Gloria Drive.
Rummage Sale Flyer
Senor Shorty Mexican Food Truck
Senor Shorty is family owned and operated and
they are partnering with us to support the
Marching Band and Color Guard. Join us for lunch
with delicious street tacos and other Mexican treats.
Breakfast for Dinner Fundraiser @ Elks Lodge #6
6446 Riverside Blvd (at Florin Road)
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
If your food routine needs a change up, then you’re in luck!
Join us for our Annual Breakfast for Dinner Fundraiser.
“Breakfast for dinner?” you ask. Heck yah!
Pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee, plus lots of
gift basket drawings, silent auction gift baskets, and a long
table of desserts up for silent auction as well.
Advance tickets are $10, $12 at the door.
Children ages 5-12 are $7; under 5 eats free.
Enjoy entertainment from our talented musicians from
the award winning JFK Music Department.
Click here for the flyer (coming soon!)
PAY OFF FAIR SHARE & TRIP FEES THE FUN & EASY WAY
by volunteering at River Cats and Golden 1 Arena Events
Did you know you can earn enough credits to pay annual Fair Share
Fees by working as few as five or six volunteer shifts at these events.
If you don’t want to spread it out over the five or six events, consider
bringing a group (such as family members or friends) and together
you can earn enough credits in one event. How easy and fun is that?
But there’s more! Volunteer for more shifts and earn credits for
travel costs when the band goes on its big trips.
Click on these links to learn more.
Earnings Potential Explained
VIEW YOUR BAND AND COLOR GUARD PICTURES
The Photo Day pics taken on January 29, 2019 and can be
viewed on the JFK Marching Band and Color Guard gallery at
[Note: To save photos to your phone, download the
free Photo Moments app for iOS or Android, then
copy and paste this link to view the gallery.]
The photos were taken by JFK alumnus, Tiffanie Yee, with
services donated by Tiffanie Yee Photography. One hundred percent
of print order proceeds will benefit the Band and Color Guard.
Heartfelt thanks to Tiffanie Yee and Tiffany Yee Photography
for donating her time and services and thank you to
Band parent Karen Landeck for making the arrangements.
OPEN VOLUNTEER POSITIONS for 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR
We are looking for parents seeking volunteer opportunities to
support and work with the Band & Color Guard in the following
areas. Please contact Booster President Victoria Greenlee
if you are interested. Please keep in mind that
positions can be shared among several parents.
Videographer – video and post performances to YouTube,
and collaborate with Webmaster to post videos
Photographer – take candid photos at events and
collaborate with Webmaster to post photos to Gallery.
FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE MEETINGS RESUME
2nd Tuesdays of the month, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
The Fundraising Committee has resumed meeting on the second
Tuesday of the month from 8:00-9:00 pm in the Choir Room.
Bring your ideas and fundraising leads to the meeting as we
collaboratively work together to raise funds to support the most
comprehensive and award-winning music program in the city.
HELP US PURCHASE NEW BAND UNIFORMS
Help the JFK Marching Band purchase new band uniforms.
Band alumnus and former Booster Board Vice President
Mark Carlos has created a fundraiser to replace the Band’s
decade old uniforms with new ones. Consider making
a donation by visiting our GoFundMe Account.
You can also copy and paste the following link in your search field.
Please share this link with your family, friends, band and color
guard alumni, and music lovers near and far! Thank you in
advance for supporting the Band with your generous donations.
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WINTER DRUMLINE AND GUARD COMPETITION SCHEDULE
Marching season may be over but Winter Drumline and Guard
season is in full swing. This year’s show, Storytellers, features
the music of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scherezade”,
and is a musical tale about the art of storytelling.
Parent volunteers are a key ingredient to the success
of our music ensembles. While your child may not be in
Winter Drumline or Guard, we can use your help.
If you are available to drive a Penske truck for
our competitions, please let Mr. Hammond know.
On competition days…
We would love seeing you in the stands cheering for
our award-winning Winter Drumline and Color Guard
ensemble. Detailed competition-day schedules will be
posted during the week before each competition.
Watch for them!
Here is the competition schedule…:
February 23 (Saturday) @ Granite Bay HS, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
March 1 (Yes…Friday!) @ Rosemont HS, 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
March 9 (Saturday) @ Woodcreek HS (Roseville), 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
March 16 (Saturday) @ Antelope HS, 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
March 23 (Saturday) @ Elk Grove HS, 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
March 30 (Sat) CHAMPS @ Lincoln HS (Stockton), 9:00 am-11:00 pm
Winter Concert 12/20/18
Concert Band: Sleigh Ride Believe Silent Night (with Kayla, soloist)
A Home Alone Christmas Jingle Bell Rhapsody
Jazz Band: Let It Snow Hark The Herald Angel
Choir: Mary Did You Know?
Something Told The Wild Geese Traditional Christmas Carols
Spring Benefit Concert 3/7/19 (coming soon)
Good Day Sacramento Live Broadcast (3/4/19)
Video 1 with Mr. Hammond & Ethan
Video 2 with Mr. Stroh & Kaylee
Concert Band: Esprit de Corps Mambo (from West Side Story)
First Suite in E Flat 1. Chaconne First Suite in E Flat 3. March
Jazz Band: Fascinating Rhythm Malaguena
Little Brown Jug Down to the Nightclub
Winter Percussion Ensemble: Storytellers
Choir: Lovely Evening Count the Stars Feed the Birds
Color Guard, 1st Place / Percussion, 2nd Place
Field Show Division 5A, 2nd Place with 79.37
Del Oro 10/20/18
Field Sweepstakes Award (best out of 47 bands)
High Woodwinds Award overall with 97
High Brass in Division 6A with 97, 2nd Place overall
Color Guard 91.05, 2nd Place overall
Color Guard Division 6A, 3rd Place with 88.15
Grape Bowl 11/3/18
General Effects Sweepstakes Award (best out of 19 bands)
Color Guard, 2nd Place overall with 89.7
Percussion, 2nd Place overall with 88.95
Field Show Division 6A, 1st Place with 91.615
November 17, 2018 CHAMPS @ Lincoln HS (Stockton)
CHAMPS was cancelled due to poor air quality from
smoke from the Northern California wildfires.
FAIR SHARE FEES FOR 2018-19
Fair Share Fees for the 2018-19 school year are $425.
Payments (no cash please) can be dropped off in
the locked mailbox in Mr. Hammond’s office.
2018-19 Band Calendar Year-at-a-Glance
1 (Friday) – Winter Competition @ Rosemont, 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
5,12,19,26 – Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
5,12,19,26 – Winter Guard Rehearsal, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
6,13,20,27 – Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
7 – Spring Concert, 7:00 – 8:30 pm; Call time 6:00 pm
7,14,21,28– Winter Guard Rehearsal, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
9 – Winter Competition @ Woodcreek, 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
12 – Boosters Executive Board Meeting, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
12 – Boosters Parent Meeting, 7:00 – 8: 00 pm
12 – Boosters Fundraising Committee Meeting, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
16 – Winter Competition @ Antelope, 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
23 – Winter Competition @ Elk Grove, 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
30 – Winter CHAMPS Competition @ Lincoln, 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
2,9 – Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
2,9 – Winter Guard Rehearsal, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
3,10 – Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
4,11– Winter Guard Practice, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
6 – Shredding Event and Rummage Sale, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
9 – Boosters Executive Board Meeting, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
9 – Boosters ParentMeeting, 7:00 – 8: 00 pm
9 – Boosters Fundraising Committee Meeting, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
15,16,17,18,19 – Spring Break!
24 – Breakfast for Dinner Fundraiser, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
2 – JFK Invitational, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
14 – Boosters Executive Board Meeting, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
14 – Boosters Parent Meeting, 7:00 – 8: 00 pm
14 – Boosters Fundraising Committee Meeting, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
30 – Awards Banquet, 5:00 – 6:45 pm
30 – End of Year Concert, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
11 – Boosters Executive Board Meeting, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
11 – Boosters Parent meeting, 7:00 – 8: 00 pm
11 – Boosters Fundraising Committee Meeting, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
12 – Graduation Ceremony, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
13 – Last Day of School
14 – SCHOOL’S. OUT. FOR. SUMMER!
but summer Marching Band practices (July)
and Band Camp (August) are just around the corner!
WHO SAYS FUNDRAISING CAN’T BE FUN?
Earn money to offset your Fair Share of trip fees. It’s easy!
As a volunteer at a King’s game, Golden 1 Arena concert or
event, or River Cats game, you can earn between $60-75
per shift, per person. A family of four (volunteers must be 18
or over) can easily earn $240-300 in one shift, which will
put a huge dent into paying your Fair Share Fee or trip costs.
Text JFKBAND2 to 81010 for upcoming volunteer opportunities,
or check out our fun Fundraising page. You’ll be glad you did!
Contact Karen Albert for answers to your questions.
MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD DVDs ON SALE NOW!
Marching Band Competition Season DVDs for
Believe (2015), Lion King plus Disneyland Parade (2016-17)
and Phantom of the Opera plus Washington D.C. (2017-18)
are available for $15. A huge THANK YOU to CINDY KAZEE
for capturing the seasons for us. Place your order directly with
Cindy and indicate your preference for Standard or Blu-Ray.
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