JET Band Booster Blast 1/7/20

Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing holiday and got to spend lots of time together with your family.

This Wednesday Jan 8th, the 3rd and 4th band woodwind and brass students have a clinic with Tom Bennett after school from 4:00-5:15pm.  After that clinic, the 8th graders from MPJH and MMJH will be here to work with Mr Bennett, as well.

This Saturday Rebecca Bailey, Angel Guan, Joseph Thang, Andrew Simpson, Hayden Pope, Patrick Abel, Shelby Burton, and Austin Brown are competing at Area to advance to All-State. Good luck!!!

Michael Ary
Director of Bands
MichaelDAry@katyisd.org


Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

Happy New Year!  I hope that we are all starting off the new year having enjoyed the holiday season and looking forward to great things in the year to come.  Please take some time to join us at 7pm in the band hall for our general booster meeting this evening.  As always, you can easily sign up to attend and add it to your calendar through the Helper Helper app.

Mattress Fundraiser

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.  More details coming soon!

Yearbook

Reserve your copy of the band yearbook! Click here to order online and place personal ads. Or click here to download the order formand 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 and 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. 

Generous alumni parents have offered matching funds for donations to the JET Band Student Assistance Fund.  If you’d like to help, you can donate in any amount by check made out to JET Band Boosters, in an envelope labeled “JET Band Assistance Fund”, and drop it into the band safe.

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.  The direct link to the Shutterfly site is https://thetaylorhighschoolexperience.shutterfly.com/.

Click here to register for Helper Helper

Important Dates

  • Jan. 7 – General Booster Mtg. 7pm Band Hall
  • Jan. 27 – Band Concert with 8th graders
  • Feb. 1 – Winterguard TCGC @ Turner HS
  • Feb. 4 – General Booster and Mattress Fundraiser Parent Meeting, 7pm @ Band Hall
  • Feb. 7 – Winterguard WGI Houston Regional
  • Feb. 15 – Katy ISD Rodeo Parade
  • Feb. 22 – Winterguard TCGC @ Tompkins HS
  • 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