JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL
MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD
The opening of the JFK Matching Band and Color Guard’s
Fireworks Booth is just around the corner. Please share
this with everyone you know. This is our largest fundraiser
each year, and in light of the all the pandemic-caused
fundraiser cancellations experienced this Spring, this
is a very critical and important fundraiser for the band.
The success of our booth is dependent on all of us.
We need families to sign up to work 4-hour shifts. Each
shift worked earns $25 towards reducing your student’s
Fair Share Fee, and there’s no limit on the number of
shifts you can work. Sign up now to pick the shifts that
work best for your schedule. Your family and friends can
work on behalf of your student too. All volunteers must be
at least 18 years of age to work in the booth. Help is also
needed to tow the band trailer to and from the TNT
warehouse located on Power Inn Road. Thank you for
your support and for visiting the link below to sign up!
PARENTS OF SENIORS…DON’T MISS OUT!
DOWNLOAD YOUR STUDENT’S 2017 DISNEYLAND
PARADE PHOTOS TODAY BEFORE THEY’RE GONE
At our request, Disneyland reactivated the link to the
photos from the 2017 Disneyland Performing Arts Tour.
If you are interested in any of them, please take a moment
to download the photos NOW to your personal files
before the link is deactivated (no specific date was given).
The photos are located on our Gallery page.
Downloading the photos is easy to do and typically
only takes a few minutes. Follow these steps:
(1) On your computer, create a “Disneyland 2017” folder in Photos.
(2) Return to the Gallery page, scroll down to the Disneyland 2017
section and follow the steps to access the photos.
(3) Once the photos pop up, click on the “Download All
Photos” link and all the photos will be placed in a zip file
in your computer’s Downloads folder.
(4) Open your Downloads folder and open the file with the photos.
You will see a list of 156 jpegs, and no photos. That’s ok.
(5) Highlight all 156 jpegs, copy and paste them to the
“Disneyland 2017 ” folder you created earlier. When you open
this folder in Photos, you will be able to see all the photos
taken by the Disneyland photographers. Enjoy the memories!
HELP! WE NEED 2020-21 PARENT VOLUNTEERSVote
We need a volunteer for the following board position:
Booster Board Secretary
(take board and booster meeting minutes)
We also need volunteers for the following activities:
(take candid shots for the year-end DVD)
(shoot competition videos and post to Band’s social media)
Facebook Posts Coordinator
(engage existing and attract new followers through
frequent and interesting Facebook posts)
Band Uniform Helpers
(help fit and adjust students’ band uniforms)
Coordinator for Band Competition Meals
(organize teams that will plan meals to feed the band
on competition days; the many hands make work lighter)
(post information to and update band website as needed;
no technical experience required)
To volunteer, please contact
Booster Board President Victoria Greenlee
STAY IN THE LOOP – SIGN UP FOR “BAND” APP
The app called BAND has been selected by Mr. Hammond
and the Booster Board as the most effective and efficient
method (given the current and extraordinary pandemic
circumstances) to communicate to students and band
families all things related to the band and color guard.
BAND will be the main method for Mr. Hammond,
Mr. Stroh and students (and their families) to communicate
with each other. In addition, BAND will also be the main
method used by the Band Booster Board and band
families to communicate with each other for Booster
related business and activities
If you are a band parent/guardian or band
friend/alumini/supporter and would also like
updates and information related to band, other than
emails (yes, these will still be sent), please click
on the link below and create an online account.
Link to the “BAND” app
GET A DISCOUNT ON 2020-21 FAIR SHARE FEE
2020-2021 Fair Share Information…
You can now take advantage of a one time 10% discount
(a savings of $42.50) off of your student’s 2020-21 Fair Share Fee,
reducing your Fair Share from $425 to $382.50! Take advantage
of this cost saving opportunity now as it will not be offered during
the Fall. The discount is also available to potential incoming
Freshman families and Mr. Hammond is reaching out to them.
If you know an incoming Freshman family, please
help us out and share this with them.
The document below
Disneyland 2020 Payment Disbursement Options
summarizes the options available to you to disperse/refund
payments that have been paid toward the trip.
The document also discusses options regarding
the disbursement of non-cashable credits earned through
volunteer hours worked at various fundraising events, such
as the Fireworks Booth and/or concession stands at the
Golden One Arena and River Cats baseball games.
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.
New and used Now offering curbside pick up.
5301 Freeport Blvd, Suite 200
Republic Services Waste Management
Please check our Sponsorship page to learn more
about our Sponsorship Program.
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
11 – Last Day of School
PAY OFF 2020-21 FAIR SHARE & TRIP FEES THE FUN & EASY WAY
by volunteering at River Cats and Golden 1 Arena Events
[Note: At this time, no current volunteer events are planned.
Future events will be announced. Please stay tuned.]
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
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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RAISE FUNDS FOR THE MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD
Do your regular Amazon shopping at AmazonSmile and 0.5% of
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Tip: Bookmark this link on your computer’s favorites bar
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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.
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
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