JET Band Booster Blast 2/11/19

Message from Mike Ary, Director of Bands

Congratulations to the Varsity Winter Guard for advancing to Finals at the Winter Guard International Regional this weekend.  Their placement promotes them up to the National A Class in TCGC.

Also congratulations to the Indoor Drum Line on their 5th place at the TCGC contest.

Best of luck this week to Shelby Burton, Eric Wang and Sunny Tang as they travel to San Antonio and audition for their placement in the TMEA All-State Bands and Orchestras.

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

Message from Spencer Bennett, Band Booster President

A lot of info this week.  Reference below:

Important Dates to remember

Missed picture day?

For order issues or Re-orders after picture day, PARENTS should call our customer service dept. at: 281-341-1031 x2. Or email:

If you missed getting your picture taken and would like one to be put in for the yearbook, email and we will arrange to have one taken.

NEW! Band Yearbook!

Band Yearbook Ad Space for sale!  Honor your child or advertise your business.  Follow the link for pricing at Yearbook Ad form.  Or click here to purchase a yearbook ad online. Deadline is March 1st.

Order your yearbook today! Click here to download the Yearbook Order Form. Or click here to purchase your yearbook copy online. Deadline to order is April 1st. Yearbooks will be distributed at the Band Banquet.

Have great photos to share for the yearbook?

Share them with the yearbook staff at either of these two locations below.  Please send photos that are clear.  We cannot guarantee your photos will be used, but we’d love to view what anyone has to offer.

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 to secure your order!  State shirts available for $10 ea.  Sizes S-XL.

Mattress Fundraiser

This great fundraiser is just around the corner on March 3rd from 10am to 5pm in the JET Band Hall.  Everyone needs/wants a new bed right? More details on this link.

We will need parent and student volunteers to help show the shoppers our support for this fundraiser.  Please wear your Taylor Blue shirt!  Follow the link to sign up for a shift Sign-Up Genius mattress volunteer link.

Also, we would like to honor our military heroes with a special discount.  Follow the link for this coupon Mattress Flyer – Hero.

Parent Band Concert!

We are in the preliminary stages of creating a parent band in efforts to play a selected piece of music at our upcoming Band Banquet.  For all who are up to the challenge, email me what instrument you will be playing.  I will compile the list and then we will be on our way to making beautiful music… I hope!  Don’t miss out!  Thank you to all who have responded and signed up!  This is going to be a blast!

We will have a few practices in the near future.  Stay tuned and I’ll be announcing more information soon!

So far we have:

  • Flute (2)
  • Oboe (0)
  • Clarinet (0)
  • Bassoon (0)
  • Bass Clarinet (0)
  • Saxophone (0)
  • Trumpet (2)
  • French Horn (2)
  • Trombone (1)
  • Tuba (1)
  • Percussion (1)

Crustacean Ball

The  Crustacean Ball is March 30th from 7-9 pm.  If you would like to help with soliciting dessert donations, contact Elizabeth Bucher at  Tickets will be sold online this year…. more details coming later this month. 

New! Taylor Drumline Sticks on sale

Custom Taylor Drumline Drum Sticks now available! Help support our Drumline by placing your order for Custom Drum Sticks today. Priced at $20. Feel free to share this with family and friends to purchase.

Click here to order your sticks online. Else send your payment by check or cash and drop it at the Band Hall.

For any queries, contact Francyne Kennedy at

Mulch Fundraiser

Our percussion mulch fundraiser is coming up soon!  Try and hold off on your Spring gardening so the percussion can supply your mulch.

Volunteer Hours

Don’t forget to continue to track your volunteer hours!  Please forward all January hours to

Watch out for SPAM emails

Please be aware of SPAM emails that look like official JET Band business.  JET Band does not send any invoices via email.  We send out Student Ledger Statements via CharmsSender.  Any email from the treasurer directly would be from We also do not send payment links or invoice links via email.  Any links will be provided through our Band Blast or connect you directly with our website, When in doubt, check with our treasurer Sharon Mitchell, or with me.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Email me at

Play On….

Spencer Bennett
JET Band Booster Organization