JET Band Booster Blast 3/31/19

Message from Mike Ary, Director of Bands

Last week I shared some key dates for next Fall. I had the BOA San Antonio on the wrong weekend. It will be November 1-2. We added a competition at the Cy Fair Berry Center on October 26. All these dates have been corrected in the Charms calendar so please continue to refer to it.

Marching Band Physicals: KISD has required Physicals for marching band for the past 2 years but next year it is becoming a UIL requirement for high school band participation. Your student may get their Physical at your pediatrician, at a clinic, or at one of the many KISD sites. The THS date for Physicals will be May 1st at 5:30 in the 9th grade gym.  Any Physical dated prior to May 1st, 2019 will not be allowed for 2019-2020 participation. All 2019-2020 physicals must be dated May 1st or after and must be completed before ANY participation is allowed.  Click here for the Physical Form. 

Again please do not get a Physical before May 1st or else you’ll have to pay to have another one before your student may participate.

The Wind Ensemble has UIL this Friday at Mayde Creek HS. Friday is a KISD early release day so we will have to get off campus before school lets out for the day. We will depart here at 10:45am. We warm-up at 12:45. We’ll perform on stage at 1:30 and Sight-Read around 2:15. That should get us back here around 3:45.

We are hosting the Junior High Varsity Band UIL contest this Tuesday and Wednesday. We’ll have some student workers from our band classes during most of the day, but we will still need adult volunteers to help coordinate all the efforts it takes to host this contest.

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

Message from Spencer Bennett, Band Booster President

The Crustacean Ball was a huge success!  Thanks to Liz Bucher and all her volunteers who made the evening great!

Important Dates to remember

  • April 2nd-3rd – UIL Music Region 23 Junior High Competition
  • April 2nd – Parent Band practice, Band Hall 7-8pm
  • April 6th – Indoor Percussion State Championships @ A&M Reed Arena
  • April 6th –Garage Sale in the Band Hall, 8am-2pm 
  • April 8th – Spirit Night at Jimmy Changa’s
  • April 9th – Parent Band practice, Band Hall 6-7pm
  • April 9th – General Booster Meeting, Band Hall 7pm
  • April 16th – Parent Band practice, Band Hall 6-7pm
  • April 23rd – Parent Band practice, Band Hall 6-7pm
  • April 30th – 3rd Annual Percussion Concert, PAC 7-9pm
  • April 30th – Parent Band practice, Band Hall 6-7pm
  • May 6th – Spirit Night at Jimmy Changa’s
  • May 7th – Parent Band practice, Band Hall 6-7pm
  • May 7th – General Booster Meeting, Band Hall 7pm
  • May 10th – Band Banquet at Legacy Stadium, more info to come soon

Volunteers needed for the Junior High UIL Event!

Our next big event for volunteers will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2nd and 3rdrespectively.  Taylor HS hosts the Region UIL non-varsity Jr. High Concert/Sight Reading contest.  This is a two day event and requires parent and student support on both days from 8:00am – 5:00pm.  These are not difficult positions to man but they require our attention!

Sign up here: Volunteer Sign-Up

Parent Band Rehearsals

Parents, our first practice is April 2nd from 7-8pm in the Band Hall.  There is still time for you to be a member of the very first JET Parent Band!  Email me to join at   You can preview the music by following the links: Bass Clarinet | Clarinet | Flute | French Horn | Percussion | Trombone/Baritone/Bassoon | Trumpet | Tuba

Band Yearbook!

Order your yearbook today!  Click here to download the Yearbook Order Form.  Or click here to purchase your yearbook copy online. Deadline to order has been extended to April 5th.  First distribution of the Yearbooks will be available at the Band Banquet.

There will only be a limited amount of extras ordered so reserve yours today.  You will not be disappointed!!  Any questions, email

Volunteer Hours:

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

Band Shirts still available for purchase

Please follow the link on what shirts and sizes are available from state and past marching seasons.  First come, first serve.  Click here for a list of the available items and prices.

Let me know if anyone has any questions.  Email me at

Play On….

Spencer Bennett
JET Band Booster Organization