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
Welcome back! The 2017-2018 year is upon us – and what a year it will be. We are rehearsing in new rooms, performing in new spaces, and taking on a more active role in the school. We are fully embracing the identity and responsibilities of the world-class performing arts organization we are destined to be. In many ways this is going to be a new beginning for our program.
As is often the case with new beginnings, getting started is the toughest part. Setbacks in facilities and equipment readiness may slow us down. They will not deter us, however, from making this school year the best that the CKM Music Program has ever experienced. Please take some time to read the information below – it has the details you need to help us have a proactive and successful new beginning.
Move In Days
Our new facility is nearly complete and we need help moving in. Due to a setback in facilities readiness we have new dates and times for our Move In Days. Please note that all of the dates and times below are different from what was planned last spring.
Tuesday August 15 through Friday August 18 from 10am to 12noon in Room 51C are now designated as “Move In Preparation”. We need help emptying our temporary storage containers and sorting through equipment on these days.
Our “Move In Days” are now scheduled to begin on Wednesday August 23 between the hours of 1pm and 3pm in room 51C. The move will continue during the same hours through Friday August 25 and continue into Saturday August 26 from 9am to 3pm. All music program students and their families are encouraged to participate.
Please note that “Move In Days” and “Summer Sessions” (below) now share some dates.
Summer Rehearsal Sessions
Our annual summer rehearsal sessions are set to run from Tuesday August 22 through Friday August 25 from 10am to 12noon in Room 51C. String, wind, & percussion instrumentalist are encouraged to attend. School instruments will be issued, introductions made, and music for the first week of school rehearsed. In addition, the band has a small community performance scheduled during the week. All band and string students are encouraged to attend.
Music Parent Orientation and Summer Sessions Presentation
Our annual Parent Orientation is on Friday August 25 from 6 to 7pm in the CKM lunch quad. All parents of music program students are encouraged to attend this informal and informative meeting. Topics include the events schedule, answers about VAPA Music requirements, expenses, travel, and our Music Boosters. The meeting includes short performances by the band and strings and concludes with an ice cream social.
The Grand Plan
We are collecting donations in an effort to acquire 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.