JET Band Booster Blast 10/26/20

 Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands

Schedule this week is rehearsal Monday, KISD pre-UIL exhibition performance Tuesday (Click here for Pre-UIL Itinerary), rehearsals Wednesday and Thursday, off on Friday, game Saturday morning (Click here for game itinerary).  Because Saturday’s game is on Halloween, we are NOT wearing our uniforms. Instead we are encouraging our students to be creative and wear costumes. Costumes must be school-appropriate and students must be able to fully perform in their chosen costume.

Because our students will be out with us late on a school night, Tuesday during classes we will do a short warm-up and then give the students the rest of class time to work on their other school work that they normally would do in the evening.

Mike Ary
Director of Bands
MichaelDAry@katyisd.org
281.237.9268


Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

Thank you to our volunteers for last week’s game.  Please join us on Tuesday at Legacy Stadium for the Katy Marching Festival Pre-UIL performance at 8pm.  There is no admission fee.  We are asked to wear face coverings and sit socially distanced in the stands.  Itineraries for this Tuesday performance and the Saturday football game are linked here: Pre-UIL itinerary, and Saturday game itinerary.

We are coming to the end of our mum sale.  Please see the details below regarding the deadline for custom orders.  Congratulations to Adis Lujinovic, Joshua Kennedy, and Ashanti Rose for being nominated to the Homecoming Court!

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

The deadline to order custom mums is this Wednesday, October 28th with payment due by Friday, October 30th.  After Wednesday, we will have Ready-Made mums available to order in the final days with limited customization options available.

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.

Project Grad Basket

It’s time to put together our annual contribution to the Project Grad Holiday Home Tour.  This year, the band will be contributing a basket with a holiday gift wrap theme.  The basket will be raffled at the Holiday Home Tour and proceeds will benefit Project Grad which supports our senior class.  There are items in a range of prices from $5.49 to $25.  Please take a look at the list and donate an item if you can.  All items should ship to Shakira Luna for delivery to the Project Grad team.  Email president@jetband.org with any questions or if you are interested in purchasing tickets for the Holiday Home Tour.  Click here for more information about the Holiday Home Tour.

Click here to see the wish list on Amazon. We need all items by November 15th, so please order as soon as you can.  Thanks for your support!

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 the JET Band Shop (click here).

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 27 Katy Marching Festival/Pre-UIL (Legacy), 8pm
Oct 31 Football vs Mayde Creek (Legacy) , 11am
Nov 17UIL Region Contest
Nov 27Senior Night 


March on and stay safe,

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

PS. Photo shows MMJH Band Director Meredith Hernandez with her former students at the football game. Check more freshmen photos from the last game on our Shutterfly site.  Email photos@jetband.org for access.