JET Band Booster Blast 1/13/19

Message from Spencer Bennett, Band Booster President

What a great turn out at the last Booster Meeting!  I appreciate everyone’s involvement and participation in your student’s success in band.  Also, with more than 100 that attended, we did reach our maximum donation of $500 with this upcoming mattress fundraiser!  It’s great to know that when there is an opportunity or need to increase our band’s financial position, our parents step up and make it happen for the betterment of our JET Band!

Important Dates to remember

  • January 16th – Spirit Night at iRace, 6pm – 9pm >> Come support and don’t forget to mention JET Band!
  • January 20th – Garage Sale Drop-off 3-5pm
  • January 28th – Band Concert with 8th graders
  • January 29th – Picture day (information below)
  • February 5th – General Booster Meeting 7pm in the Band Hall
  • February 17th – Garage Sale Drop-off 3-5pm
  • February 26th – Pre-UIL THSSO Concert
  • March 3rd – Mattress Fundraiser
  • March 11th-15th – Spring Break!
  • March 24th – Garage Sale Drop-off 3-5pm
  • March 30th – Crustacean Ball

iRace – this Wednesday (16th) from 6-9pm

Come have some fun on a 2-story race car track and support the Jet Band!  This Wednesday night, the Band will receive 25% of all attraction sales! (go-karts, bowling, iblast and hologate)

  • KART RACING Come and experience the only TWO-STORY RACING TRACK in Texas. We offer Rookie, Novice and Pro Races in the fastest electric indoor karts made in the US.
  • NASCAR SIMULATORS
    Virtually drive on the best tracks in the world with our state of the art simulators.
  • BOUTIQUE BOWLING
    We’ve created a unique bowling atmosphere where your whole family or event party can enjoy the fun atmosphere.
  • IBLAST LASER TAG
    Think you’re king of the hill! Try our unmatched laser tag arena for the thrill of victory.
  • HOLOGATE VIRTUAL REALITY
    Hologate is a 4-player virtual reality attraction that delivers advanced graphic technology and FULL sensory immersion for the ultimate level of entertainment.
  • ARCADE GAMES
    Come and play our entire room filled with various arcade games.
  • AIR HOCKEY
    Take it back old school with our new AIR HOCKEY tables.
    AND SO MUCH MORE…

At iRACE Entertainment, they have an endless amount of activities for your entire party.

Band Concert with 8th Graders

During the band concert on Monday, January 28th the 8th graders for McMeans JH and Memorial Parkway JH will join the Wind Ensemble on stage for one piece.  This is a great opportunity to welcome the students and families to the JET Band.  We will have information available for the parents about the band program and band boosters.  Please help us make them feel welcome and encourage them to be active in the band program next year!

There are often students who drop band when they move to high school.  We want/need to keep as many as we can in the program to continue to build on our success from this last year.  An important point that can get overlooked when making the decision to leave band is the need for a fine arts credit and a PE credit.  Band can provide them with both of these credits – ½ a PE credit in the fall for marching and ½ a Fine Arts credit in the spring.  So after two years of continuing their music education, they have these credits.  

Some parents are concerned their student will be lost moving to such a big HS.  The band students will help them make that transition and give them a group of friends to start the year. 

I know I don’t need to sell the band program to you, but please remember we need to sell it to these new students and families for next year!

Marching Band picture packages

Picture Day: 1-29-2019, Tuesday.  ALL Band and Color Guard students will be taking a headshot for the Composite and Yearbook in their marching/fall CG uniform. 

Purchase is not required.  Any orders, please bring your form the day of pictures or see online link. Click here for the Photo Order Form.

**If you would like full uniform poses, please let your child know to tell the photographer or make note on the order form.  Full uniform poses, bring your marching shoes and gloves!

The composite photo (X & Y on the form) is the collection of headshots plus the directors for a full band photo and include each child’s name.

Pre-Pay Online!
www.prepayorders.com/studio/5016VST
Order by 11:59 p.m. on the day of picture day!
**Please print your online receipt to the photographer for verification.

NEW! Band Yearbook!

Volunteers needed!  If you are interested in helping design sections of our yearbook, please contact Sharon at smitch1170@aol.com.  We will start planning and putting together the yearbook as soon as possible.  If you do digital memory books or like to scrapbook, we would love to have your help!  

More information on yearbook orders and ad space will be given in February. 

Vintage Band Shirts still available for purchase

Please follow the link on what shirts and sizes are available from past marching seasons.  First come, first serve. Click here for a list of the available items and prices.  Email smitch1170@aol.com to secure your order!

Play On….

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