JET Band Booster Blast 11/12/18

Message from Mike Ary, Director of Bands

We have our first round football game this Friday night.  We will rehearse Thursday after school from 3:30-4:00.  Friday we will load the trailer right after school, inspections at 4:15, dinner at 4:30, load buses at 5:30.  The game is at Ft Bend Mercer stadium at 7:30pm.  If we win this game, the second round game will be next Friday or Saturday.  If your family is traveling for the holiday and therefore your student will not be in attendance at the game, please email Mr. Ary ASAP so we can account for your student.

Until football playoffs are over we will be in dual mode of marching band and concert band, therefore your student will need both instruments at school.  We are currently reading through new music in concert band classes in preparation for our December 10th concert.

This Thursday, November 15th is our first jazz concert of the year.  The concert starts at 7pm in our PAC.

Mike Ary
Director of Bands
James E. Taylor High School
Katy, TX

Message from Spencer Bennett, Band Booster President

Project Grad Donations

THS Project Graduation organizes a safe, alcohol and drug free celebration after the graduation ceremony open to all Taylor High School Class of 2019 graduates.  The JET Band has been asked to donate a gift basket and a wreath for auction to raise funds for the event.  As one of the largest organizations on campus, this is a great opportunity to support our seniors.

Thank you to those of you who have sent in the few donations that we have received!  Unfortunately, we need more to make a nice basket.  To make things easier, an Amazon wish list has been created with some items to fit the theme of our basket, College Dorm Essentials.  If you would prefer to shop from the list and have them sent for inclusion in the basket, the link is  The list includes gift cards as well, so no need to even go out to purchase one or worry about sending it in to the safe, simply go online and order it.

Gift cards or cash can be left in the band safe, clearly labeled “Project Grad Donation”.  We are putting the basket and wreath together this week, so please make your purchase or send in your donation as soon as you can.  If you would like to help with the creation of either the basket or the wreath, or have any questions, please email Shakira Luna at

Thanks in advance for your help and support!

Menchies Spirit Night

Drop by Menchies on Wednesday November 14th (Shoppes at Parkwest, 24600 Katy Fwy, Suite 820 Katy, TX 77494). Bring the spirit night flyer linked here. 15% of their sales will go to the JET Band!

Booster Meeting Tuesday

Don’t forget we have a Booster meeting tomorrow night at 7pm in the Band Hall.

I still have STATE t-shirts that need to be picked up. Will have them with me at the Booster Meeting.

See everyone tomorrow!

Spencer Bennett
Band Booster President