Mr. Patrick Kennedy
Instrumental Music Teacher
Welcome to Instrumental Music at JFK!
We have four performing ensembles at JFK:
(4th Grade) Beginning Orchestra and Beginning Band begins in November and meet once a week at recess to rehearse for our concerts.
(5th Grade) Intermediate Band and Intermediate Orchestra meet weekly at recess beginning in October to prepare for our concerts.
Intermediate Concerts include: Beethoven Birthday (12/18), Winter (1/24 - evening), Spring (5/14 - evening), Flag Day (TBD)
Beginning Concerts: Spring Concert (4/4 - evening), Possibly Flag Day!
Students who would like to perform at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Solo Festival in the spring must register in January and come for extra coaching sessions until the Festival in May.
Band instruments include flute, oboe, clarinet,
saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone,
baritone, tuba, and percussion
Orchestra instruments include:
violin, viola, cello and string bass