JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL
MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD
3/12/20 Update: P O S T P O N E D !
FIESTA NIGHT DINNER & SILENT AUCTION
Elks Lodge #6, 6446 Riverside Blvd (at Florin Road)
Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door
Originally planned for Friday, March 20, 2020, this
fundraiser has been postponed to help mitigate the spread
of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This event will be rescheduled
and a new date will be announced…please stay tuned.
Purchased tickets will be honored for the new date.
Questions? Contact Booster VP Gary Garland.
Take the night off from cooking dinner at home and join
us for Fiesta Night. Have more fun by inviting your friends and
family too – all in support of the JFK Band and Color Guard
and the JFK award winning music program. Your evening
will feature delicious Mexican food, awesome entertainment
from our talented student musicians, fabulous gift baskets
in the silent auction, and drawings to win one of several
gift prizes. See the flyer for details and ticket information.
DISNEYLAND PERFORMING ARTS TOUR PAYMENTS
Final payment ($200) and trip documents
are due Friday, March 13, 2020
Cash or check payments (payable to JFK Marching Band
and Color Guard) can be made directly at the monthly
Booster Meetings or during calss to Mr. Hammond,
or for your convenience online here.
SAVE THIS DATE!
SHREDDING / E-WASTE DAY
Saturday, April 4, 2020, 8:00 am – 12 noon
JFK Parking Lot
This event has been postponed.
Stay tuned for new dates.
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, the Carlos Family, and Republic Services.
5301 Freeport Blvd, Suite 200
Republic Services Waste Management
Please check our Sponsorship page to learn more
about our Sponsorship Program.
FAIR SHARE PAYMENTS ARE DUE
The Fee for the 2019-20 school year is $425. Please note
that all Fair Share Fees must be paid in full in order to
participate in the May 2020 Disneyland Performing Arts Tour.
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 was given to students to
bring home. This will have valuable information on payment
dates, scholarship requests, and the itinerary. Please read
the Trip Information Packet and contact
Tom Wildeman or Victoria Greenlee
if you have any questions or need additional information.
Parents: 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.
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)
2019-20 Band Calendar Year-at-a-Glance
16-27 – School closed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19
? – School resumes
? – School resumes
6,7,8,9,10 – Spring Break
14 – Parent’s Booster Meeting, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
14 – Fundraising Meeting, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
30 – JFK Invitational, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
12 – Parent’s Booster Meeting, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
12 – Fundraising Meeting, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
15-18 – Disneyland Performing Arts Tour
Main Street Parade & Concert,
PLUS Universal Studios!
4 – Awards Banquet, 5:00 pm
4 – Pops Concert, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
9 – Parent’s Booster Meeting, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
10 – Graduation Ceremony, Memorial Auditorium, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
11 – Last Day of School
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
2nd Tuesdays of the month, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
The Fundraising Committee meets 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