JET Band Booster Blast 2/25/19

Message from Mike Ary, Director of Bands

Congrats to the Cadet and JV guards for both placing 3rd in their class this weekend. The Varsity (which was bumped up a classification) was 7th in their class. 

Saturday is the UIL Solo/Ensemble contest at Morton Ranch HS. Performance times will be posted in band hall this week. Student performers should dress up for this audition as they will be performing directly in front of a judge. All students must have an original (not photocopied) part with all measures numbered to give the judge.

Mike Ary
Director of Bands
James E. Taylor High School
Katy, TX
281.237.9268


Message from Spencer Bennett, Band Booster President

Good luck this week to all the performers at UIL Solo/Ensemble!  I’m certain it will be another strong showing from the JET Band!

Important Dates to remember

  • February 26th – Pre-UIL THSSO Concert
  • March 2nd – Solo and Ensemble Contest
  • March 2rd – Indoor Percussion @ Magnolia HS
  • March 3rd – Mattress Fundraiser in the Band Hall at 10am-5pm
  • March 5th – THS Solo & Ensemble Percussion Concert, 6-9pm
  • March 5th – Booster Meeting, 7pm
  • March 6th – Spirit Night at Raising Cane’s – Fundraiser Flyer
  • March 8th – Spirit Night at Cocohodo – Fundraiser Flyer
  • March 9th – Winter Guard @ Cypress Falls HS
  • March 11th-15th – Spring Break!
  • March 15th-17th – Winter Guard @ Denton TX
  • March 23rd – Indoor Percussion @ Morton Ranch HS
  • March 23rd – Winter Guard @ Pearland HS
  • March 24th – Garage Sale Drop-off 3-5pm
  • March 30th – Crustacean Ball
  • April 6th – Garage Sale in the Band Hall at 8am-2pm

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: customerservice.vst@comcast.net.

If you missed getting your picture taken and would like one to be put in for the yearbook, email smitch1170@aol.com 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.

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.

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

If you missed getting your picture taken and would like one to be put in for the yearbook, email smitch1170@aol.com and we will arrange to have one taken.

Parent Band Concert!

Come on parents!  I know you are out there just waiting to toot your own horn!  You now can… by joining the parent band concert!  Practices will start after Spring Break.  I look forward to letting me know that you can’t pass this opportunity of embarrassing your student and what instrument you will be playing.  This is going to be a blast!

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 lizbucher93@comcast.net.  Tickets will be sold online this year… more details coming later this month. 

Mulch and Soil Fundraiser

Ready for spring planting? Need new mulch for your garden? Get your mulch and soil from the JET Band Indoor Percussion fundraiser!

  • Only $5 per bag – Hardwood Mulch, Red Mulch, Black Mulch, Composted Mulch, Compost, Garden Soil
  • Delivery and installation for only $20 within the Katy ISD area.
  • Or pick up your purchases at Taylor HS on March 9, Saturday from 12:00noon-1:00pm.

Click here to order your mulch and soil online. Deadline for orders is March 1st!

Volunteer Hours

Don’t forget to continue to track your volunteer hours!  Please forward all hours to points@jetband.org.

Spam

Please be aware of SPAM emails.  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 fromsmitch1170@aol.com.  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, www.jetband.org.

Vintage and State 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.  

I’m here for any questions.  Email me at President@jetband.org.

Play On….

Spencer Bennett
President
JET Band Booster Organization