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JET Band Booster Blast 10/19/20

 Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands

This week we have rehearsals Tues, Wed, and Thurs with another Friday game. This week the game is at Rhodes, so the kickoff isn’t until 7:30pm. (Click her for game itinerary)

Next week we have rehearsals Mon, Wed, Thurs with a Tuesday night Katy pre-UIL performance (Click here for itinerary) and a Saturday game (itinerary for the game on Halloween will come out next week but know that it is a 11am game so it won’t interfere with your trick or treating).

Mike Ary
Director of Bands
MichaelDAry@katyisd.org
281.237.9268


Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

Thanks as always to our volunteers for last week and for everyone who took the time to attend our general booster meeting.  I would like to welcome Chris Stith and Matt Estes to our Finance Committee.

Our final prize winners have been announced for the 2020 MarchAThon fundraiser.  Congratulations to our winners and thanks again to everyone who made a donation or shared the links for our fundraising pages!  If your student is listed as a prize winner, please have them check their email for details regarding their prize.

We are still taking orders for mums, mini-mum and garters at tiny.cc/mums2020. As we get closer to the end of the month, there will be a deadline for ordering custom mums. Get your order in today!  See the section below for more information.

Activity Fee

Band Activity Fee payments are now due.  The $100 for BOA has been deducted since that trip has been canceled.  The total fee is now $550.  All students are required to pay the activity fee, regardless of in-person or virtual class attendance.

Access your Charms account to pay via credit card.  Go to www.jetband.org, click ‘Charms’ option; 

  • The user code will already be entered, then ‘Enter Charms’ to put in your password.  The password will be your child’s ID unless you/your child personally changed the password on the account.  Password resets will not be available until August.
  • Click the red $ icon at top or the Wallet Icon on the bottom.  Your Child’s Misc Financial Ledger will be visible
  • Scroll down and there will be an option to “Make a Misc. Payment”.

Please email Treasurer@jetband.org with any questions.

Mums

Please tell your friends about the mum sale and share on social media!  Place your order at this link: tiny.cc/mums2020.  Don’t forget about garters for boys and mini-mums for moms and siblings.  There are take home kits available to order as well as the typical custom-made mums, mini-mums, and garters.

The ordering process will be a little different this year.  You will complete the online order form then receive an invoice via email once your total has been calculated and any questions have been answered.  Production on your order will start once your invoice has been paid in full.  You can pay your invoice with a few clicks online.

Volunteer Needs

We use the Helper Helper app to manage volunteer opportunities throughout the year.  Please visit tiny.cc/helpjetband to register.  Once you receive an email with your temporary password, you will be able to download the Helper Helper app and see open opportunities.  This is a manual process, so you will not receive your password right away.

Every student and parent must register with a unique email address.  The email address will be your username, so if you share an email, you will not have your own account.  We use this system to track membership in the booster organization and track volunteer hours.  It is also a great way for students to keep track of their service hours (great for leadership and scholarship applications).

Here is some additional information on the open positions that are remaining along with contact info for additional questions.  If there is no other contact info provided, please email president@jetband.org if you are interested in any of the following opportunities:

Co-Chairs Needed

Scrips  (Help to advertise the Scrips program, assist with orders and recordkeeping, and deliver any physical gift card orders- scrip.cards@jetband.org )

Coordinators Needed

Concert Uniforms (Measure students for fit and organize distribution of concert uniforms)

Marching Uniforms (Measure students for fit and organize distribution of concert uniforms, supervise student uniform crew. Marching.uniforms@jetband.org )

Used Band Gear 

There is a supply of used band gear that is available to anyone who can make use of those items.  If you are in need of band gear or would like to donate, please email David & Christy Bailey at chaperones@jetband.org to make arrangements.

Scrips

Earn money for your student’s Charms account with money that you had planned to spend anyway!  This is a great way to add money to your student’s account through rebates and lessen your out of pocket band/guard expenses.

Scrips for physical gift cards will be ordered according to the following schedule for the year:

Orders will be placed at 8 am on the following dates-         

Order PlacedEstimated Delivery Date
October 26thOctober 30th
November 16thNovember 20th
December 14thDecember 18th
January 25thJanaury 29th
February 22ndFebruary 26th
March 22ndMarch 26th
April 26thApril 30th
May 24thMay 28th

 If you have any questions, please contact Amy Fowler  amymfowler@sbcglobal.net .

Spirit Wear/ Items

While we will not be placing any more bulk orders for spirit clothing at this time, you can order water bottles, clear stadium bags, and sunglasses for quick pick up any time at https://shop.jetband.org/spirit.

Order your JET Band and Color Guard gear on your own through our SquadLocker shops for delivery directly to your home!  Those orders are individual and will be shipped to your home directly from the manufacturer.

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!

Important Dates

Oct. 23 Football vs. Tompkins @Rhodes (home), 7:30pm
Oct. 27 Katy Marching Festival/Pre-UIL @Legacy, 8:00pm
Nov. 17UIL Region Contest


March on and stay safe,

Shakira Luna
President
JET Band Booster Organization
president@jetband.org