JET Band Booster Blast 9/3/18

Message from Mike Ary, JET Band Director

Our first football game and everything that entails getting us fed, loaded, and down the road went off relatively smoothly.  Thanks to all the parents that volunteer their time to allow our students to do what they do!

We are now 4 weeks out from our first contest of the season!

Practice schedule this week:
Reminders:
  • Your 3rd Band Fee payment was due Sept 1st.
  • If your student plays a school-owned instrument, their $80 per instrument (payable to KISD) is due no later than October 1st.

Mike Ary
Director of Bands
281.237.9268
MichaelDAry@katyisd.org


Message from Spencer Bennett, JET Band President

First game is under our belt!  Great job to everyone that made it happen!  From transportation, to JET Fuel, to Chaperones, to Loading Crew to the Mustang show, everything went off without a hitch!  Thank you parents for supporting our JET band organization!

A lot of new information below so please mark your calendars and help where you can.

Important Dates

  • September 4th  – General Booster Meeting – 7pm
  • September 8th  – Football Game vs. Cy Spring – Rhodes Stadium
  • September 14th – Football Game at Deer Park – Deer Park HS
  • September 15th – Drumline Contest
  • September 17th – MUM sales start
  • September 21st – Football Game at Dickinson – Dickinson HS

Checks for Payments

Make sure any and all checks to the Band are written to:  “JET BAND BOOSTERS”.  We keep receiving checks that are made out to JET Band which is not the correct name and it messes up our accounting.

Note:  ***ONLY EXCEPTION:  KISD Instrument fee is to “KATY ISD”, include child name and ID on check.

First Aid Bag Contributions

We are in need of many items to restock our Band Chaperone First Aid Bag.  These items are taken to every game and contest. The chaperones are there to assist the students with minor injuries and illnesses, but without some of the following supplies we would have to seek EMS help for even the little things.

If you are able to donate one or more of the following items to the Chaperones, it would greatly benefit your student and others in their time of need. Click here for the Sign-up Genius link.

Please click on the item you want to donate, purchase and return it to the Fine Arts Secretary by Friday, September 7 or the Chaperones on Saturday, September 8, before the game.

If you have any questions please contact Christy or David Bailey at chaperones@jetband.org.

JET Band Mum Mania is about to begin!

Sales start September 17th.  Get 10% off when ordered by September 25th.  Homecoming is October 19th.

This year we have several new trinkets/accents, new upgrades, new Multi-School Mums/Garters & new pricing/forms!  For those new to Homecoming Mums/Garters, follow the link to the information letter to understand the mass of fun ribbons and trinkets.

Click here to know what in the world mums are.

JET Band Mum & Garter sales are important as it is our 2nd largest fundraiser.  Along with a big fundraiser, we need your help making and selling mums.  The more orders we are able to take, the more lucrative the fundraiser!

If you aren’t crafty, we really could use lots of help with sales during lunch hours and simply by promoting our fundraiser to neighbors, family and friends.

Mum sales require no crafting knowledge and require only a few hours of your time out of the day.  You will help the kids navigate the form, answer questions, and take payments.  Don’t worry, we will give you the information you need.  A Sign-Up link will be out soon.
If you are interested in learning the mum/garter building basics or a refresher we have a couple teaching slots to help get you started:

  • MUM Mixer on Thursday September 13th: We will run through the basics of making a single mum.  You can order dinner, socialize, and learn.   RSVP to mums@jetband.org.
    Disclaimer: Food/drink is at your expense.
    Place:  Texas Mesquite
    Time:  6:30 PM
  • Beginner Week, September 19th – 20th: we will have allotted times (posted later) to help you create a basic mum or garter.  This will be a hands on session making mum orders.
    Please try to attend at least one of the sessions. Once sales increase, our time to teach becomes very limited and difficult.

The mum room will always be manned by someone to help you.  It is a great way to get connected with fellow band parents and have a fun time crafting.  If you have not been placed on our volunteer list and would like to help, please email mums@jetband.org.

Gear Orders

If you “Billed” your gear order and have not sent in payment, please do so!  We have several outstanding orders.

To pay for activity Fee, access Charms at:  www.charmsoffice.com or hit the Charms link on the website, enter School Code: jetaylorband.  Enter School ID (or child’s password).  Credit Card payments are possible directly through your Charms account for Activity Fee and will be posted automatically.  Click the Wallet or $ icon and “Make Miscellaneous Payment”.

If paying by check, remember to make it to “JET Band Boosters”.  You can put the check in an envelope with your students name on it and drop it in the safe in the band hall.

If you are having trouble accessing your account, please email Sharon Mitchell at treasurer@jetband.org.

JET Band Jingle

The holidays are coming soon and we are in the early stages of developing a NEW holiday event this year for the JET Band.  The Boosters would appreciate your help in planning the first annual JET Band Jingle in the Park.  During the holiday season, the JET Band will perform a selection of holiday songs at a neighborhood park to share an evening of holiday cheer with friends, family and the community.  Date to be determined soon.

We need your help to plan this event!  If you are interested, contact Kristin Abel at secretary@jetband.org.

Trailer Wraps

There is still space available for ads.  Large scale business logos are $2,000/year and smaller business logos are $1,000/year.  If interested, reach out to me at president@jetband.org and I can help answer any questions.  I can supply an exhibit to show what the company logo would look like on the rear of the trailers.

I’m always here to help!  Email me at president@jetband.org.

March On,

Spencer Bennett
President
JET Band Booster Organization