WELCOME TO THE JOHN F. KENNEDY
MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD
THIS JUST IN…It’s what you’ve been waiting for!
“Jurassic Park” – an exciting field show coming to
a local high school stadium near you this Fall 2019!
“NIGHTMARE” DVDs ARE HERE, $15
Purchase your copy in either Standard or
Blu-Ray at the Fireworks Booth. A huge
THANK YOU to CINDY KAZEE
for capturing the season for us.
AWARDS BANQUET AND POPS CONCERT THANK YOU
A huge shout out and THANK YOU to loyal band supporters
Roger and Caroline Fong (Ryan’s grandparents) for hosting our
Awards Banquet dinner from L&L Hawaiian Barbeque before
the Pops Concert. We will miss you but hope you’ll come back
to watch our field show competitions and concerts next year!
SIGN UP FOR A FIREWORKS BOOTH SHIFT & EARN
CREDIT TOWARD DISNEYLAND TRIP OR FAIR SHARE FEES
MANDATORY FIREWORKS BOOTH PARENT MEETING
Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 7:00 pm, Choir Room
If you are working the Fireworks Booth this year,
you must attend this meeting to receive important
information. Also, volunteer shifts are still available.
Visit the Fireworks Booth SignUp List to grab a spot, or you
may email Anna Mestidio or call her at (916) 505-7939.
Each shift worked earns a $25 credit to your child’s
Fair Share Fee or the Disneyland Main Street Parade trip.
PURCHASE YOUR FIREWORKS FROM THE JFK BAND
Nugget Market Parking Lot @ Florin and Greenhaven
June 28 – July 4, 2019
See or print the flyer here
It’s time again for our country’s Independence Day celebrations.
You can support the JFK Marching Band and Color Guard
with your purchase of fireworks from our booth. In light of
upcoming budget cuts to SCUSD’s music programs, there is
no time more important than now when we need your support.
As always, we will have a large selection from which to choose.
Shop early to grab your favorites. Invite your neighbors, friends
and family to shop at our booth. Also, watch for the annual article
in the Sacramento Bee for a review of 2019’s best fireworks.
Thank you in advance for your support and purchases!
PROPS MEETING FOR FALL 2019 MARCHING SEASON
Stay tuned…dates and times to be announced shortly
We are planning props on a grand scale this year and
need your help constructing them. Please join us for this
meeting to hear about our exciting plans and upcoming
construction “party” dates and times.
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
WANTED: RECYCLING COORDINATOR
We are looking for parents seeking volunteer opportunities
to support and work with the Band & Color Guard. We are
seeking a volunteer to be the Recycling Coordinator to
organize the collection and redemption of beverage containers.
. Please contact Booster President Victoria Greenlee
if you are interested. Please keep in mind that
positions can be shared among several parents.
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.
SHOP WITH AMAMZONSMILE AND AUTOMATICALLY
RAISE FUNDS FOR THE MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD
Do your regular Amazon shopping at AmazonSmile and 0.5% of
your purchase will be donated to the Marching Band & Color Guard.
Tip: Bookmark this link on your computer’s favorites bar
for quick access to all your Amazon shopping!
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
12 – Graduation Ceremony, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
13 – Last Day of School
14 – SCHOOL’S. OUT. FOR. SUMMER! YAY!!!
but summer Marching Band practices (July)
and Band Camp (August) are just around the corner!
To be announced – Dates for summer rehearsals
19-23 – Band Camp
Spring 2020 – Disneyland Main Street Parade
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.
Like us and post on our Facebook page at
JFK Band and Color Guard
Spread the word! Tell your friends! Help us reach 1,000 Likes!
BAND BOOSTER CONTACTS for 2019-20
Vice President – Gary Garland
Secretary – Joyce O’Keefe
Videographer – Jeff/Gina Wong
Photographer – Jeff/Gina Wong
Uniforms – Sybille Lob & Diana Aguilar
Members-at-Large – Mike Nevis, Tom Wildemann
Recycling – TBD
Webmaster – Gary Lee