Band, Project Move Banned from Rallies

Tou Geytoh, Chief Cynicist Performing members from the John F. Kennedy drumline, color guard, brass band, and Vibe in Promo were denied by student government rally planners after all four auditioned for a spot in the spring rally. “The studies show,” began lead rally research correspondent Ada Tutch, “students really would prefer to see more slutty dancing and short skirts as opposed to more exciting … Continue reading Band, Project Move Banned from Rallies

Kennedy Music Department Gives Back to Community

By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor Every year the John F Kennedy High School music department holds a concert to help fundraise for various charitable organizations. This year, on March 1, at 7 p.m., the music department will be hosting a benefit concert for WEAVE, a Sacramento Organization that provides support to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking. Since the beginning of this … Continue reading Kennedy Music Department Gives Back to Community

The Double Dribble of Music and Basketball

By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor Making his way into John F Kennedy High School’s auditorium, the Sacramento Kings basketball player, Vince Carter, was welcomed by the Kennedy Marching Band on Monday, December 11, 2017. Kennedy is renown for its marching band, which won sweepstakes in several regional competitions and will be heading to Washington D.C. to perform at the end of the school year.   Carter, … Continue reading The Double Dribble of Music and Basketball

JFK Band Hosts Community with Annual Rehearsathon Fundraiser

By Dominic Larsen, News Editor The John F. Kennedy Marching Band invited friends and family to attend its annual Rehearsathon extravaganza on Saturday, September 22nd. Rehearsathon is a twelve hour rehearsal session, where students practice for their fall show. While the performance was slated for 8 p.m., band members and instructors had been on campus fine-tuning their show since 9 a.m. Upon arrival, wind players … Continue reading JFK Band Hosts Community with Annual Rehearsathon Fundraiser

Month-Long Student Art Celebration Culminates in Art Assembly

By Natassia Aleman-Teweles, Clarion Business Manager March 2017 was a month of promoting art and art education in the United States; over a thousand schools participated including Kennedy. To top off the month-long promotions John F. Kennedy High School held an art assembly for all the art students on March 24. The event began when students were welcomed into the auditorium by a brief performance … Continue reading Month-Long Student Art Celebration Culminates in Art Assembly

Kennedy Bands March Into Spring

By Katelyn Yang, Clarion Staff On March 9th, Kennedy’s band, drumline, and orchestra performed their spring concert for the students, parents and Kennedy staff in the auditorium.  The concert was promoted as a fundraising event for Doctors Without Borders. The organization helps people worldwide by delivering emergency aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care. The concert started off with … Continue reading Kennedy Bands March Into Spring

JFK Band and Choir host Winter Concert

By Dominic J Larsen, Clarion Staff Jeremy Hammond and the JFK music department hosted over 250 guests on Thursday, December 22, 2016. The concert featured the school’s choir, jazz band, orchestra, drumline, and concert band. All exhibited their various talents and skills. This was the second concert of the year. The choir started the musical extravaganza by singing semi-secular Christmas songs. Jazz band added to … Continue reading JFK Band and Choir host Winter Concert