Marching season is upon us and rehearsals start this week!
Mr. Hammond has been busy arranging the score for
Phantom of the Opera, so update your calendars,
put on your marching shoes and polish those instruments!
Percussion (battery and pit) — Tuesdays 6:30-9 PM
Winds — Tuesdays 7-9 PM
able to make it to a rehearsal. Stay hydrated,
dress for hot weather, and bring plenty of water.
A huge thank you to all
parents, students, alumni, neighbors, relatives
and strangers who bought fireworks and everyone
who filled the many volunteer positions to run the booths,
and especially to Emily, Karen, Bilee and Steven for
coordinating the band’s biggest annual fundraiser.
The collected efforts generated over $18,000 in profit for the band!
These funds are used for instructor’s salaries not paid by the
school or district, to purchase and maintain instruments/uniforms,
and for transportation. The program would not be possible
without our leaders and many volunteers.
There are still many opportunities to help earn money
for your student’s Fair Share Fees and DC trip.
Karen Albert has set up a distribution text list for people who
are interested in signing up to work Kings and River Cats games.
Register your cell phone number at this site to join:
JFK MARCHING BAND AND COLOR GUARD
WASHINGTON D.C. BOUND IN MAY 2018
Congresswoman Doris Matsui has nominated the
John F. Kennedy High School Marching Band and Color Guard
to be an Official Representative of the State of California in the
2018 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.
With all great honor comes great responsibility.
It is going to take some serious funding to send the kids
to D.C. with their uniforms, instruments and chaperones.
While it is the goal of the boosters to raise the money needed
to send every band student to D.C., students who travel on this
elective trip will need to pay the 2017-18 Fair Share Fee.
So if you are a family of a returning band student,
there is no time like the present to start fundraising by
working at the two River Cats games we have on the schedule.
Workers are needed for Monday, July 17.
The minimum credit earned toward Fair Share is $50 per shift!
Contact Karen Albert at email@example.com
or sign up at http://signup.com/go/p3gZq8.
You can also sign up now to work a shift at the
Fireworks booth, which opens on June 27.
Earn $25 credit toward Fair Share per 4-hour shift.
Sign up here: http://signup.com/go/LFEzyGS
2016-17 MARCHING BAND SEASON DVDs ON SALE NOW!
Watch the marching season captured in a slideshow along
with videos of the competitions and Disneyland march on
Main Street USA. Blu-Ray and standard format available.
Download the order form and turn it in to
Mr. Hammond before the swim party on June 9.
Thanks to all our band staff and chaperones
for making our Disneyland trip a reality!
Jeremy Hammond, George Miles, Sheryl Miles
Emily Bacchini, Gary Lee, Cindy Kazee, Maria Rodriguez
Dinah Lee, Michelle Novoa-Castillo, Gina Wong, Karen Arakawa
Steven Castillo, Florence Oto-Wong, Dennis Kazee, Jeff Wong
Margie Ng, Paula Mishima, Larry Yu, Cindy Girardi, Alvin Fong
Murray Ng, Allison Owyoung-Fong, Jackie Yu
A special shout out to the Dennis and Cindy Kazee for
driving the trailer to transport our uniforms and instruments,
Larry and Jackie Yu for picking up the carload of pizzas for dinner
on Sunday, Emily Bacchini for planning various fundraisers,
Maria Rodriguez for handling trip finances, and Gary Lee
for planning and coordinating the logistics for the entire trip.
To view images captured throughout our performance,
click on the link above and enter the event name: 20170522jfk
Disneyland Parade Videos
Be sure to visit the Band’s Facebook page
to see parade videos and other band happenings.
2017 DRUMLINE / WINTER GUARD COMPETITION RESULTS
February 25 – Granite Bay
Drumline (5th), Winter Guard A (1st), Winter Guard B (1st)
March 11 – Wood Creek
Drumline (2nd), Winter Guard A (1st), Winter Guard B (2nd)
March 17 (Friday) – Del Oro
Drumline (1st), Winter Guard A (1st), Winter Guard B (1st)
March 25 – Elk Grove
Drumline (4th), Winter Guard A (1st), Winter Guard B (1st)
April 1 – CHAMPS, Lincoln HS (Stockton)
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
Drumline, Winter Guard A and Winter Guard B –
they all took CHAMPS in their divisions!
Sam Brannan also took CHAMPS for Middle School Division!
April 8 – Logan HS (Bay Area)
DID YOU MISS A PERFORMANCE?
Catch up on our shows right here!
Thank you Cindy Kazee for posting these on YouTube!
Lincoln Review of Champions (Stockton, 11/19/16)
This is our show at Champs on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
Despite the rain, everyone’s perseverance and hard work paid off.
Check out the results below:
Division 5A Results
Band:1st place, 93.085 points/Color Guard:1st place, 89.45 points
Overall (among all divisions – 24 bands total)
Best in Show: 2nd place (only 1 point out of 1st)
Woodwinds: 2nd place, 96 points/Brass: 3rd place, 92 points
A BIG THANK YOU to our band booster family and friends
for a great marching season and for your help with food and
equipment donations, as well as staffing the pit and prop crews.
Thanks also for braving the rain and showing up in force in the
stands to cheer on the band and color guard. As you watch the
video, the rain in the background and the thunder sound effect
from the show all fit in. One more note, band photos taken at
Champs can be ordered online at www.musicalimages.org
Here are our other performances
Folsom Fall Festival Field Show (10/29/16)
Division 4A: Color Guard, 1st; Field Conductors, 2nd; Band, 3rd
Foothill Band Review(10/22/16)
Division 5A: Color Guard, 2nd; Band, 3rd
Del Oro Band Review (10/15/16)
Division 5A: Color Guard, 1st, Band, 2nd
Franklin Band Review (10/8/16)
Division 5A: Band, 2nd; Color Guard, 2nd
BAND CALENDAR – View and print the latest
Band Calendar (updated 9-16-16)
FAIR SHARE FEES FOR 2016-17
Fair Share Fee is $425 per student
BAND CAMP PARENTS MEETING
View the 8/23/16 Presentation here.
CALLING ALL MARCHING BAND AND COLOR GUARD ALUMNI!
You know it. We know it.
Marching and Guard is forever in your blood.
Share your contact information so we can reconnect and
invite you to join us on our exciting journey this year.
Our show will feature music from Disney’s The Lion King.
2015 Marching Band Competition Season DVDs are available
for $15. A huge THANK YOU to CINDY KAZEE for capturing
the season for us. Download the form and place your order!
DVD (2015 Season) Order Form
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