Welcome to the official website of the C.K. McClatchy High School Music Program. Here you will find information about our ensembles, director, boosters, and coming events. Our program is part of the new Visual And Performing Arts (VAPA) Academy whose goal is to prepare young artist for careers and a life in the arts.
Located in Sacramento California’s beautiful Land Park community, C.K. McClatchy High School is part of the Sacramento City Unified School District.
A Note From The Director
The holidays are here and with them so many things to be thankful for. I am thankful to be enjoying our school’s new music facilities and to be sharing the experience with the students. I am also thankful for the help I have received organizing events and fundraisers from the many parents and family members. Without you our program would not achieve the level of success that it does.
The holidays, of course, are also a time for celebrating the past and present as well as looking ahead to what is yet to come. Our annual Winter Concert is our celebration of all such things. Early in the coming year we have another event that will do the same. The VAPA Gala will commemorate McClatchy’s new start for the visual and performing arts while remembering our storied past.
I hope you can attend our upcoming performances and I encourage you to be a participant from time to time by volunteering.
I look forward to seeing you soon,
Changes to the 2017-2018 Events Calendar
There have been a few revisions to the 2017-2018 Events Calendar. The Land Park Holiday Concert on December 14 has been canceled. Our annual Winter Concert is still on Wednesday December 20 at 7:00pm but the venue has been changed to John F. Kennedy High School’s Theater. Finally, the Gala Concert to re-dedicate our auditorium has been moved to Saturday January 20, 2018. The Gala start time is still 7:00pm.
Booster Meeting Time & Format Change
In an effort to encourage more parent participation, this year’s CKM Music Booster Meetings are changing. Meetings are still on the first Thursday of every month but the Booster board and general meetings are now combined into one meeting that begins at 6:30pm. To encourage a more social atmosphere, meetings are now held in a local eatery or “watering hole”. Check your email as meetings approach to find that month’s location or simply ask your child. See you at the next meeting!
CKM VAPA Gala
The refurbished CKM Auditorium will be re-dedicated with a special performance on January 20, 2018. Note that this is a new date. The Gala event is a formal black tie fundraiser that will showcase all aspects of McClatchy’s Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Academy.
Event tickets may be purchased here.
Family members and friends interested in volunteering on the night of the event may do so here. We need everything from silent auction docents to trash collectors.
A special Gala dress rehearsal will be presented free of charge to all Gala volunteers on Thursday January 18, 2018.
Do you know that you can contribute to the McClatchy Music Boosters every time you shop on Amazon.com? Simply go to Smile.Amazon.com and select the McClatchy Music Boosters as your designated charity. When you shop, always start at smile.amazon.com and when you make a purchase a part of the money will go directly to support our music program!
The Grand Plan
We are collecting donations in an effort to purchase a new grand piano for our newly renovated auditorium. We are calling our financial drive “The Grand Plan”. If you are interested in making a donation please contact us using the link at the top of this page or send a check made out to CKM Music Boosters to:
McClatchy High School
Attn: Music Program
3066 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95818
Every donation helps and you may use our tax ID number – FEIN: 237313518 – for your records.
Attention CKM Music Alumni
Click on the alumni page to find out about upcoming performances and ways in which you can get your hands on nostalgic items.