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.
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It’s Friday, the end of the work week! Who wants to cook dinner,
right? If this is you, start your weekend with dinner at El Pollo Loco
and support the Band and Color Guard while you enjoy your
delicious meal. Show the attached El Pollo Loco Flyer when
you pay and 20% of your purchase will benefit our music
program. Thanks for your support!
Join us this year for a very, very special Winter Concert.
Although Champs and the activities associated with it ended
unexpectedly due to the effects of the Camp Wildfire, there’s no way
we are going to let the competitive field show season end on that
note. So, in addition to the Winter Concert, we have a fun-filled
afternoon and evening planned for the Band and Color Guard,
starting immediately after school, to celebrate a successful field
show season. We’ll need lots of parent help, so keep on reading
and look below for the SignUp list to see where you can help.
MOVIE SHOWING: THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Our first activity is watching The Nightmare Before Christmas
in the Little Theater. It’s a tradition for the Band and Color Guard to
watch the movie on which the field show is based. Be festive and
come adorned with all your themed gear and accessories.
Arrive a little early so you can get nice and comfy.
CHAMPS BANQUET DINNER & SENIOR CLASS RECOGNITION
While the movie is playing, your proud parents and community
supporters will prepare a nice Italian dinner for the Band and
Color Guard. Seniors will be feted with red carpet worthy VIP
status with white table linens and dinner served by the best
wait staff seen this side of the JFK campus. Underclassmen
will enjoy their delicious Italian dinners served buffet style. Time
will be set aside for Seniors to share their heartfelt stories and
write letters to underclassmen that reflect the precious
memories of their years in Band and Color Guard.
This will be a big evening to honor our Band and Color
Guard, encourage them to keep music in their lives, and close out
the marching band season rocking out during the Winter Concert.
We encourage you to be a part of this wonderful day and
view the SignUp List to see where you can lend hands-on help or
donate food and supplies for this event. We will need lots of
volunteers to help prepare dinner, set up tables and decorate,
wait on our super duper Seniors, serve at the buffet, and
clean up. Thank you in advance for your generous help
and donations. We couldn’t do this without you!
To close out the evening, come decked out in your favorite
ugly Christmas sweater and enjoy an outstanding concert from our
JFK Performing Arts Ensembles. The evening’s program features the
Jazz Band Ensemble, Concert Choir, and Concert Band. The
concert will be held in the auditorium and admission is free.
Please invite your family and friends to come. The
community is also welcome to attend. Doors
open around 6:30. General seating.
FAIR SHARE FEES FOR 2018-19
Hurry! 10% Early Payment Discount Ends 12/21/19
Fair Share Fees for the 2018-19 school year are $425.
However, you can take advantage of the 10% “early payment
discount” by paying your Fair Share Fee of $382.50 on or before
December 21, 2018 – a savings of $42.50. Submit payment
(please no cash) to the locked mailbox in Mr. Hammond’s office.
October 13, 2018 @ Oakmont HS (Roseville)
Watch the Performance
Color Guard, 1st Place
Percussion, 2nd Place
Field Show Division 5A, 2nd Place with 79.37
October 20, 2018 @ Del Oro HS (Loomis)
Watch the Performance
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
October 27, 2018 @ Foothill HS (Pleasanton)
Watch the Performance
Color Guard Division 6A, 3rd Place with 88.15
November 3, 2018 @ Grape Bowl (Lodi)
Watch the Performance
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.
REFLECTIONS FROM HOMECOMING ON OCTOBER 19, 2018
Thank you to everyone that came out to JFK’s Homecoming
Football Game to support the Band and Color Guard, and to
recognize our Seniors. It was a fun evening!
Watch the Halftime Show (2nd half of show)
Senior Recognition at Homecoming Pic 1 Pic 2
2018-19 Band Calendar Year-at-a-Glance
4,6,11,13,18,20 – Winter Guard Practice, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
5,12,19 – Winter Percussion Practice, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
11– Booster Executive Board Meeting, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
11 – Booster Parent Meeting, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
14 – Dinner Night Out at El Pollo Loco (Delta Shores), 10am-10pm
18 – Brannan Winter Concert, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
20 – JFK Winter Concert, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
21 – Pay Fair Share Fees in full by today and receive a 10% discount
24,25,26,27,28,31– Winter Break
Happy New Year!
1,2,3,4 – Winter Break
8,15,22,29 – Winter Guard Rehearsal, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
8,15,22,29 – Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
9,16,23,30 – Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
10,17,24,31– Winter Guard Practice, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
15– Booster Executive Board Meeting, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
15 – Booster Parent Meeting, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
21 – MLK March/Parade, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
26 – Percussion/Guard Practice (@ Brannan), 9:00 am – 3:00 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
7,14,21,28– Winter Guard Practice, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
12 – Booster Executive Board Meeting, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
12 – Booster Parent Meeting, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
14 – Happy Valentine’s Day!
22 – Winter Competition at GB, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
WHO SAYS FUNDRAISING CAN’T BE FUN?
Earn money to offset your Fair Share Fee. It’s easy!
Check out our fun Fundraising page. You’ll be glad you did!
We are working the concession stands at the
Golden 1 Arena and spots are still open to volunteer
and earn money. Contact Karen Albert or visit the
SignUp List ASAP to reserve your spots
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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