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Creating Tradition One Note at a Time

A letter from the Band Director:

I’m sure most of you have heard about the generous donation that produced our brand new Band Room. It has been a very exciting “official” first year for me due to that gift and the reboot of the band and choir program at JFK. 

This year we had nearly 150 students engaged in our 3rd Grade Music, 4th grade Pre-Band, 5th Grade Band, Eagle Band and Eagle Choir programs. We participated in two outside community events, held two concerts at both the Upper and Lower Campuses, sang at Mass and are currently working on the program for next fall. By the end of this year, we will have launched a Majorette program to compliment our half time show, coordinated cheer and athletic band participation for both football and basketball and recruited a new class of band participants for 5th grade. Over the summer we will start a Band/Choir Booster organization for parents and alumni who are interested in raising funds for our ever growing program, provide private lessons for interested students for a nominal fee and get our game on for our football season.


All of this activity brings me to the heart of this letter.  We are in search of gently used, pre-owned instruments to augment our assets.  Many times, students who are just starting out need a little help securing a horn to begin lessons.  Other times, especially during football season, woodwind students switch to a brass instrument so that the band has a fuller more permeating sound from the field and/or band shell.  To that end, I am asking if you might check your stowaway areas for any instruments you might have. 

Your donation of your slightly used (or maybe hardly used!) instrument will be gratefully accepted and you will receive a letter of thanks from JFK that you may use for tax purposes.

Of course, if you are interested in funding a new instrument, I would be happy to give you some options and point you in the right direction for purchase!

As I close this year and look forward to the next, I remain very grateful for the students, families, administration and colleagues at JFK and the opportunity to be a part of the larger Kennedy family.

Thank you for considering helping the ever expanding JFK Music Program.

With Best Regards,

Melanie A Vlad

Band/Choir Director