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JET Band Booster Blast 3/30/20

Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands

Welcome to week 2 of online learning. This week, the brass and woodwind students have a video scale assignment, the color guard has a movement and flag video assignment, and the percussion have a pad video assignment.

At this point a lot is still unknown but there are a few things that I now have answers about. UIL has said no contests will happen prior to May 4 but even if we return, no KISD campuses would be available to host so essentially UIL is cancelled no matter. The Wind Ensemble’s TMEA Honor Band competition has been cancelled and our two recording sessions at University of Houston are therefore cancelled.

Drum Major candidates are working with the outgoing Senior Drum Majors on their training. Next month we’ll begin section leader auditions, even if we are still online. Next year’s class placement auditions will take place in May, even if we are still online. Next year’s Mustang show music has already been written and the first draft of the brass and woodwind book for about half the competition show has been written, so we have some music to work on, if we continue online.

Michael Ary
Director of Bands
MichaelDAry@katyisd.org


Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

Looks like we are definitely in for the long haul with regard to social distancing.  Our next general booster meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, April 7th at 7pm.  We will be holding the meeting using Zoom.  The link to join the meeting will be posted in the Band Boosters group on Facebook prior to the meeting.  We will also post the agenda and any handouts so that you can print them at home.

Please also look in the group for updated information regarding open positions for next year.  Position descriptions will be posted in the next couple of days.  If you are interested in stepping forward and taking on more of a role as a volunteer, please reach out to me at president@jetband.org.  I continue to keep our extended band and guard family in my prayers for continued good health and perseverance in this difficult time.

Senior Photos & Memories

Seniors & Parents of Seniors! We are still collecting photos and messages for the special Band/Color Guard yearbook, as well as the banquet program.  Deadline has been extended!

Please send the following to Debbie Siebert at seniors@jetband.org for inclusion in the yearbook by April 1st:

  • A Current Senior band photo of your choice.
  • A photo from Junior High band (see example above) 

Senior memories and photos (baby photo and current photo) for the banquet slideshow can be submitted at the link: CLICK HERE.

Facebook

Click here to join the JET Band Booster Facebook page and to stay on top of all current and upcoming events.

Click here to join the JETCG Facebook group and stay on top of color guard and winter guard information.

Click here to keep following the Taylor Band public Facebook page!

Play on and stay safe,

Shakira Luna
President
JET Band Booster Organization