Kennedy Youth Art Month

By Jianna Beasley, Creative Director During the entire month of March, the art department at John F. Kennedy celebrated Youth Art Month (YAM), a nationwide awareness month for artists in America. This is the second year Kennedy celebrated the event. YAM is the annual month-long celebration created by the Council for Art Education to help inspire students to develop the skills they learn in visual … Continue reading Kennedy Youth Art Month

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

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

The Clarion Wayback Machine: 40 years ago

Published in the Kennedy Clarion, November 7, 1975 Band-Aids planned (actual headline) Kennedy student government approved two fundraising events for the Kennedy Marching Band and Color Guard. Besides performing before school and sections of the band performing during the day on the Quad where they sold buttons, patches and hats; the band also held a one-time event called “Carna-Gram Day” where students sent carnations with … Continue reading The Clarion Wayback Machine: 40 years ago