JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL
MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019-20 SPONSORS!
Please support our Sponsors as an important part of our
Band and Color Guard Family and patronize their businesses
and/or community-based endeavors. With them, we are able
to take our music program to greater heights! A huge
to Crawford’s Books, Republic Services and the Carlos Family.
5301 Freeport Blvd, Suite 200
Republic Services Waste Management
Please check our Sponsorship page to learn more
about our Sponsorship Program.
ONE DOOR CLOSES, ANOTHER OPENS
We had yet another successful field show competition season for
the Marching Band and Color Guard. We ended our season at
Lincoln High School in Stockton where BRASS took 2nd place,
COLOR GUARD 2nd, and Marching Band took 3rd!
Congrats to everyone for a job well done!
We could not be more proud of our kids!
We hope each Senior and their family had a wonderful
time being celebrated after four seasons of competitions.
Just know that you are always welcome back anytime.
Once a band family….always a band family!
A special THANK YOU to all the underclassmen
families who stepped up to make this day extra special!
Just because Marching has ended does not mean band or guard
stops. We will be hard at work with Winter Drumline & Guard,
building props, serving snack, fundraising and hosting many
team building and fundraising events. Stay connected!!!
FAIR SHARE PAYMENTS ARE DUE
EARLY-BIRD PAYMENT DISCOUNT ENDS 11/22/19
The Fee for the 2019-20 school year is $425. Save 10%
if you pay in full ($382.50) by Friday, November 22, 2019.
Payments can be submitted to Mr. Hammond or
placed in the mailbox in Mr. Hammond’s office.
DISNEYLAND PERFORMING ARTS TOUR
(includes Universal Studios)
MAY 15-18, 2020
An information packet will be given to students on Friday to
bring home. This will have valuable information on payment
dates, scholarship requests, and the itinerary. Please read
the Trip Information Packet (link coming soon)
and contact Tom Wildemann or Victoria Greenlee
if you have any questions or need additional information.
Parents: Please ask your child for the packet.
The trip will include two buses only. Registrations are
on a first-come, first served basis. Be sure to
secure a seat before spaces run out!
Note: This is an optional trip. To participate, each
student’s Fair Share Fee must be paid in full.
IMPORTANT DATES YOU SHOULD KNOW
Friday, November 22, 2019
Trip Information Packet sent home with every student.
Monday, December 2, 2019
Initial deposit of $200 due. Need more time? Please
reach out to Band Booster President Victoria Greenlee.
Friday, December 6, 2019
Scholarship applications due. Please submit an application if
your would like to request financial assistance. This will be
handed out in the packet going home over the break. We
want every student to experience this trip. Please do not
hesitate to reach out or fill out the application.
Note: We are accepting monetary donations to go
towards a scholarship or to sponsor a student.
Thursday, December 19, 2019, 5:00 PM, Cafeteria
We are hosting our Annual Senior Banquet!
Look out for the link for donation the first week in December.
JFK WINTER CONCERT
Thursday, December 19, 2019, Auditorium, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Join us for an music-filled evening of holiday music from
all of our Performing Arts ensembles – Choir, Orchestra,
Jazz Ensemble, and Concert Band.
Saturday, October 12 @ Oakmont (Roseville)
Marching Band, 2nd Place (82.44)
Color Guard, 1st Place (7.65)
Percussion, 2nd Place (7.95)
Drum Major, 3rd Place (3.34)
Saturday, October 19 @ Del Oro (Loomis)
Marching Band, 2nd Place (91.24)
Saturday, October 26 @ Foothill (Pleasanton)
Marching Band, 4th Place
Color Guard, 1st Place
Field Conductor, 5th Place
Brass. 4th Place
Percussion, 5th Place
Music, 4th Place (5th Place, all bands)
General Effect, 3rd Place (3rd Place, all bands)
Visual Performance, 4th Place (4th Place, all bands)
Woodwinds, 4th Place (5th Place, all bands)
Score Sheets (All Bands)
Saturday, November 2 @ The Grape Bowl (Lodi)
Marching Band, 2nd Place (5th Place, all bands)
Color Guard, 2nd Place (2nd Place, all bands)
Field Conductor, 1st Place (4th Place, all bands)
Percussion, 4th Place (7th Place, all bands)
Music, 3rd Place (5th place, all bands)
General Effect, 3rd Place (3rd place, all bands)
Visual Performance, 3rd Place (4th place, all bands)
Score Sheets (All Bands)
“MUSIC TO YOUR MOUTH” FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY
Now through November 30, 2019
Sparkles Teeth Whitening Flyer
Join Sparkles Teeth Whitening in fundraising for the
JFK Marching Band and Color Guard. When you book
your teeth whitening session, let your technician know
that your supporting the Band and Color Guard (bring
the flyer or show it on your phone) and JFK will
receive a portion of the proceeds.
2019-20 Band Calendar Year-at-a-Glance
22 – Middle School Performing Arts Assembly
Please note the 6:45 am (yes, that’s correct!) Call time
25,26,27,28,29 – Thanksgiving Break
3,10,17 – Winter Guard Rehearsal, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
4,11,18 – Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
5,12,19 – Winter Guard Practice, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
10 – Winter Concert Full Band Rehearsal. 6:00 – 9:00 pm
10 – Parent’s Booster Meeting, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
10 – Fundraising Meeting, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
17 – Sam Brannan Winter Concert, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
19 – JFK Winter Concert, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
23,24,25,26,27,30,31 – Winter Break
1,2,3 – Winter Break
7,14,21,28 – Winter Guard Rehearsal, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
7,14,21,28 – Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
8,15,22,29 – Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
9,16,23,30 – Winter Guard Practice, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
14 – Parent’s Booster Meeting, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
14 – Fundraising Meeting, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
20 – MLK March for the Dream & Parade, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
25 – Percussion/Guard Practice at Sam Brannan, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
May 15-18 – Disneyland Performing Arts Tour
Main Street Parade & Concert
OPEN VOLUNTEER POSITIONS for 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR
OUR SUCCESS IS BECAUSE OF YOUR INVOLVEMENT
Our award winning program is looking for parents seeking
volunteer opportunities to support and work with the
Marching Band & Color Guard.
WE WANT AND NEED YOU FOR THE FOLLOWING:
to account and ensure that financial reports are provided
to board and booster members for review; help guide the
board’s financial responsibilities, including the board’s review
and approval of the Booster Club’s budget and annual audit.
Golden 1 Arena / River Cats Baseball Coordinator
to schedule work events and coordinate JFK volunteers.
You will also manage money and schedule work breaks.
As a volunteer, you will work at a concession stand
operated by JFK parents/friends and earn money,
up to $75 per shift, that goes toward paying your
student’s 2019-20 Fair Share Fees ($425) and/or
the May 2020 Disneyland Trip costs (est. $800).
Please contact Booster President Victoria Greenlee
if you are interested. Please keep in mind that many of
the positions can be shared among several parents.
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
FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE MEETINGS
RESUME NOVEMBER 12, 2019 AND CONTINUE
on the 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, after the monthly Booster meeting.
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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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!
Click here to secure a spot.
Contact Karen Albert for answers to your questions.
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BAND BOOSTER CONTACTS for 2019-20
President – Victoria Greenlee
Vice President – Gary Garland
Secretary – Joyce O’Keefe
Boosters Treasurer – Noel Seaver
Fair Share/Disneyland Treasurer – Maria Rodriguez
Member-at-Large – Mike Nevis
Member-at-Large – Tom Wildemann
Videographer – Jeff/Gina Wong
Photographer – Jeff/Gina Wong
Meals Coordinator – Sandy Santiago
Dinner Night Out Coordinator – Lopa Pal
Uniforms – Sybille Lob & Diana Aguilar
Golden 1 / River Cats Coordinator – Karen Albert
Recycling – TBD
Webmaster – Gary Lee