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.
BAND AND COLOR GUARD PICTURE DAY
Tuesday, January 29, 2019, during 4th Period
We are taking group photos of the Band and Color Guard on
the Quad. Pictures will be 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.
Please bring send payment on Picture Day with this
Picture Order Form.
Make checks payable to:
JFK High School Marching Band and Color Guard.
Heartfelt thanks to Tiffanie Yee 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.
Webmaster – update website; technical skills not necessary.
Training and mentoring provided…it’s really easy to do!
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.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (MLK) MARCH FOR THE DREAM
Monday, January 21, 2019
Call time at JFK: 7:00 am / Return to school by 1:00 pm
Parent volunteers are needed for this event.
Please visit the SignUp List to see where you can help.
School buses will transport students to and from the event.
Families are welcome to walk with the band on the march route.
Each year, thousands of residents and visitors take to the streets
of Sacramento to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and remember
the sacrifices made by pioneers of the American Civil Rights
Movement during the annual Capitol March for the Dream.
“Capitol March” participants will depart at approximately
9:30 am from Sacramento City College and make
their way to the Sacramento Convention Center.
Tip #1: City on-street parking is free on this day!
Tip #2: For parents marching with the band, if you’re
wondering how you’ll get back to your staring point,
use Regional Transit for the March for free!
FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE MEETINGS RESUME
The Fundraising Committee has resumed meeting on the second
Tuesday of the month from 7:00-8:00 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
Activities taking place on January 15, 2019…
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Join us and lend a helping hand as we organize
Winter Drumline uniforms and begin fitting students.
8:00 – 9:00 pm
Brainstorming meeting to create our Winter Drumline props.
On competition days…
We would love seeing you in the stands cheering for
our award-winning Winter 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 (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
Watch videos of the December 22, 2018 concert (coming soon!)
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.
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
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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