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JET Band Booster Blast 1/21/20

Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands

Monday night, January 27th is our mid-Winter Concert.  The Wind Ensemble and our 8th graders will start the concert at 7pm, then the Cadet, Concert and Symphonic Bands will perform in that order.  The students will wear their full concert attire.

Saturday, February 15th we are marching in the KISD Rodeo parade. We will be wearing our full marching uniforms for that parade.

Michael Ary
Director of Bands
MichaelDAry@katyisd.org


Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

Our Varsity and JV Winter Guards will have their first contest of the season this Saturday.  Both groups need help with floor crew/props.  Those opportunities can be found in Helper Helper.  If you don’t see them and would like to help, please contact me at president@jetband.org so that I can add you to the Winter Guard Floor Crew team.  This is a great opportunity for guard parents to participate and support your student.  It is also a great opportunity if you are a student who needs volunteer hours and would like to help.

We would love to have our annual garage sale in April.  Unfortunately, we do not have a coordinator lined up to manage it.  If you would be interested in helping to coordinate this event or would like more information, please email president@jetband.org.  There will be a couple of drop off dates in the next couple of months, so please look through your things and set aside anything that is in good condition that could be a great garage sale find for another family.

Mattress Fundraiser – March 1st

Our annual mattress fundraiser will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020.  The parent meeting will be held on February 4, 2020.  This is a major fundraiser for us which involves no donations and very little work other than raising awareness in the community that we are holding the sale.  Letters will be going out soon to the home addresses of all band and guard students.  The purpose of this letter is to make you aware of the February 4th parent meeting.  We earn money for each parent that attends this important kickoff meeting.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Winter Guard Fundraiser

Our winter guards are in the midst of their calendar fundraiser.  Each member has a calendar for the month of February.  They are each looking for a sponsor for each day.  So if you choose to sponsor the first, you pay $1.  If you choose the 20th, you pay $20 and so on.  It’s a great, simple way to help our guards cover the cost of the many things needed to put fantastic shows on the floor for their competitive winter season. Please help support them by spreading the word and supporting your friends in winter guard.  

Yearbook

Reserve your copy of the band yearbook! Deadline to order is January 31st. Click here to order online and place personal ads. Or click here to download the order form and send your cash/check payment to the band hall. For questions or interest in helping with the yearbook, email Jenny Singson at  yearbook@jetband.org.

Spirit Stores & JET Band Assistance Fund

Missed out on the group spirit wear orders?  Looking for something different and new?  Check out these two online shops for more spirit wear and gear options!  Items in these shops will be shipped directly to you rather than being ordered as part of a group.  Cold weather gear including hats, jackets and an array of hoodies are available.

These shops will be available throughout the year and 5% of each sale will go to the JET Band Student Assistance Fund to help provide for those students who may have a need for help with meeting the expense of participating in band and guard. 

Photography

Now that marching season is over, it’s a great time to go back through the thousands of photos that were taken throughout the season by our fantastic team of photographers.  

Visit www.jetband.org, click on “Resources”, from the drop down menu click on “Photos”, on the photos page click on “Shutterfly” and enter the password “JETBandstudents” and you are in.  If you click on pictures, you will see each album by title, click on the title and you will have access to all the photos in that album.  Click here to visit the Shutterfly site. These photos are free to download and print on your own.

Important Dates

  • Jan. 25 – Varsity & JV Winter Guard Contest, TCGC @ Klein Collins HS
  • Jan. 27 – Band Concert with 8th graders
  • Feb. 1 – Cadet & Novice Winter Guard Contest, TCGC @ Dawson HS
  • Feb. 4 – General Booster/Mattress Fundraiser Parent Meeting, 7pm Band Hall
  • Feb. 8 – Varsity & JV Winter Guard Contest, WGI Houston Regional
  • Feb. 22- All Winter Guards Contest, TCGC @ Tompkins HS
  • Feb. 15 – Katy ISD Rodeo Parade
  • Feb. 29 – UIL Solo/Ensemble Contest
  • Mar. 1 – Mattress Fundraiser

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 keep following the Taylor Band public Facebook page!

Play on,

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