JET Band Booster Blast 7/10/18

Message from Spencer Bennett, JET Band President

Congratulations to the JET Band Wind Ensemble for making JET Band HISTORY.  For the first time the Wind Ensemble has advanced to the TMEA State Honor Band Finals!  Our recording will compete on July 26th against 15 other bands from each of the 8 Areas across the state!  What a huge accomplishment!

IMPORTANT DATES

  • JET Band Booster meeting for the 2018 marching season:  July 23rd, 7pm at the PAC (Performing Arts Center).
  • March-a-Thon is August 18th.  The map and pledge forms can be accessed in this link so you can schedule your concerts.  Please start spreading the word about MAT (friends, family, neighbors).
  • JET Band Food Truck Fest is set for Friday, August 24th

RECAP OF EVENTS

FIREWORKS

Fireworks was a BLAST!  Kristin Abel did such an incredible job coordinating and scheduling all of the volunteers!  THANK YOU Kristin!  Also, thank you, thank you, thank you to all of the JET Band families and students that gave hours of their time to help out with this HUGE fundraiser.  Many of you agreed to work multiple shifts at the fireworks building, and we are so appreciative.  And, thank you to the Drumline for coming out at the beginning of the fundraiser to play and get folks excited to help out.

While we did raise a lot of money for the JET Band to help out with our fees, we did come up a bit short of what we hoped for this fundraiser, due in part to the weather on the 4th as well as a shortage of volunteers to fulfill our commitment.  Be on the lookout in coming weeks for more opportunities to help out the JET Band with your time.  Thanks, all!

SYSTEM BLUE

July 19-20th  (next week!).  Taylor High School on the 19th and Legacy Stadium on the 20th.  The normal registration fee is $160 plus an $8.99 processing fee.  Since we are hosting the camp, JET Band students receive a 60% discount using promo code TXJET2018 ($64 + $4.19). That covers lunch both days, the instruction, a booklet, a t-shirt, drum sticks (for drummers only) and a ticket to the DCI Show (a $35 value).  Visit https://systemblue.org/events/2018/katy/.

Once on the Eventbrite registration page, click the blue ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE button and type TXJET18 to receive the discounted price.  Then register as Student Clinic: Individual.  Then enter a credit card and billing info.  At the bottom under Other Information, brass and woodwind students should register for the leadership track, percussion for the percussion track, and guard for the guard track.  If you’d like to purchase additional tickets to the DCI show (for family or friends not attending the System Blue Camp), you may do so at the bottom of the page under the Additional Items.

You will be responsible for all of your own transportation, including to and from Legacy on Friday.

ACTIVITY FEE

Activity Fee payments are due for June & July.  Each payment is $137.50 or $550 total ($450 with meal opt-out form which can be found on the website).  Payments can be made by following the link “Band Activity Fee” under the Make a Payment section on the main website page.  It will automatically post to your child’s account.

Cash and Check Payments can be brought to the front desk of Taylor, Monday – Thursday from 8-3.  There will be a payment box.  You can also bring money to the kick-off meeting on the 23rd.   If you have any questions contact treasurer@jetband.org.

PROJECT GRAD

Project Grad is now taking pre-orders for summer lunches.  Lunches are $10 each, go to www.thsprojectgrad.com for more information on what each meal includes.  Payment must be made before lunches are delivered.  If no payment is given, lunch will not be delivered to your child.  They are able to offer Veggie and Gluten Free options for certain days, please check each day. Payment can be dropped off at front desk of Taylor Monday – Thursday from 8-3.  PayPal option available on Project Grad website.  Checks payable to “THS Project Grad”.  If you have any questions contact Sharon Mitchell at smitch1170@aol.com.

Click here for the Opt Out & Vegetarian form.

MARCH-A-THON

March-a-Thon is August 18th.  The map and pledge form are now on the website so you can start scheduling your concerts!  Start filling out the pledges with your family, neighbors and friends!  Let’s make this the biggest and best MAT ever!  If you have any questions contact Marion Harris at marchathon@jeband.org.

GEAR

Gear can be ordered online only on Charms in late July.  You will need to sign in to your child’s Charms account to order their gear.  You can still pay by check, cash or credit card.  Instructions will be at the end of your order.  ALL students will need new gloves this year (excluding percussion)!!  NEW students, we recommend two of all clothing items unless you enjoy late night laundering.  Also, NEW students are required to have a Taylor Band water jug.  Any water jug, including the Taylor Band jug can be used for practice, but the required water jug must be used for games.   We will have water jugs for sale at the parent meeting on July 23rd  before practice begins. They are $12.

**Pre-owned gear is available for free.  For more details, contact David and Christy Bailey at Chaperones@jetband.org to see if we have what you need.

 

March On,

Spencer Bennett
President
JET Band Booster Organization
president@jetband.org