Volunteer Opportunities

Maybe you are new to JET Band and wonder how you can participate. Or maybe you’re a returning parent looking for something new. Either way, here’s a list of opportunities for you to participate in band activities. There are tasks you can help out on at the home and during weekends too, fit for full time working parents.

Our sole purpose for fundraising is to support the Band and its ability to succeed.  Without fundraising, the program would have no monies to participate at the level of our competition.  Did you know we are one of the top 15 band programs in the state of Texas?  There are approximately 244 6A high schools in Texas. To be one of the top 15 bands is a huge accomplishment!

To maintain this level of excellence we need every parent to consider volunteering for two opportunities. 

For any questions, contact our Booster President, Shakira Luna at president@jetband.org.

Click here for the JET Band Booster Board Directory 2019-2020

Helper Helper

We are introducing a new way to communicate volunteer opportunities and track volunteer hours worked throughout the year.  We will be using the Helper Helper platform which provides a website and mobile app for accessing opportunities and streamlines the signup process when volunteering.

We need each student and each parent to submit a separate formso that each person has their own access to Helper Helper and we can track volunteer hours individually.

If you are a committee chair, please be aware that the email and cell phone information collected on the form will be used to set up the email forward that is your official contact information for coordinating volunteer responsibilities.

To get started, we need each student and parent to click here to register. The link is easy to access and remember:  tiny.cc/helpjetband

Should take just a few minutes. Please send any questions to volunteer@jetband.org.

If you have already completed your registration form, check your email for directions to download the Helper Helper app.  Your email should contain a temporary password that you will use to log in the first time.

Click here for more information about the Band Booster.

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Where you can help

Kick off the year by helping out with one of JET Band’s most popular fundraisers! The band marches in neighborhoods around each elementary school that feeds into Taylor HS. There’s a need for chaperones, lunch servers and more.

This year’s March-A-Thon is set on August 17th, Saturday.

Location: Taylor High School attendance zone

Contacts

Help out with one of the band’s larger fundraisers! Work at home or with the Mum-a-Mias at school. Jobs are as simple as cutting and stapling ribbon and as involved as creating an entire mum. Learn from others or bring your own expertise, and have a great time socializing while you do it!

Location: THS or at home

Contact: Liz Laconis, Jennifer Angel, Lorna Blount and Martha Walters, mums@jetband.org 

Take mum orders during lunches from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Help distribute mum orders when they are ready. (Check up on your child at school while s/he thinks you’re working on mums!)

Location: THS

Contact: Liz Laconis, Jennifer Angel, Lorna Blount and Martha Walters, mums@jetband.org 

Monitor and aid students at outside events they have, from football games to marching contests and the annual band trip. Spend time with more than 200 entertaining teens! Enjoy Friday Night Lights and cheer on the Mustangs!

Football games are usually on Fridays and Saturdays (and an occasional Thursday). Marching band contests are typically on Saturdays.

Location: Football stadiums throughout Houston

Contact: Christy & David Bailey, chaperones@jetband.org

Set up, and serve meals to the band and color guard. A great way to see band kids on game day!

Location: THS

Contact: Francyne Kennedy, jetfuel@jetband.org

Strong backs required! Help load and unload the band trailer before and after traveling band events. Hang out with the loading crew during football games and band competitions, and hone your armchair quarterback skills.

Location: Football stadiums throughout Houston

Contact: Chris Abel, crew@jetband.org

Fit marching uniforms on students. Confirm that returning students’ uniforms fit.

Location: THS

Contact: Christine Gosnell, marching.uniforms@jetband.org

Check marching uniforms in and out on game days and for contests.

Location: THS

Contact: Christine Gosnell, marching.uniforms@jetband.org

Function as part of a well-oiled machine as we fit concert uniforms on students in less than 2 school days!

Location: THS

Contact: Darcie Bane & Diane Holson, concert.uniforms@jetband.org

Wash marching uniforms 6-7 times a year during football season. Detergent provided!

Location: Home

Contact: Karensa Murdick, tide.troopers@jetband.org

Sell concessions to attendees at Katy ISD Marching Festival in October and in other marching and football events in the Fall.

Location: Rhodes Stadium/Legacy Stadium

Contact: Francyne Kennedy, concessions@jetband.org

Set up and work the garage sale in the band hall. Barter to your heart’s content at the end of the day!

Location: THS

Contact: Position Open! Contact Shakira Luna if you’re interested in helping out! president@jetband.org

garage.sale@jetband.org

Assist Taylor Band and Katy ISD in hosting UIL events. Duties include contest room monitors, ticket sales, performance stage prep, and providing hospitality in the judges’ room.

Location: THS

Contacts

Construct marching show apparatus and help with repairs. Strong backs are welcome. Handy with tools a plus!

Location: THS

Contact: Chris Abel, crew@jetband.org

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James E. Taylor High School Band and Color Guard