Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands
This past Thursday was another successful football game for us. We were able to march and play the front half of our show Elton. I was thinking about where we currently are versus a “normal” year. Usually our first performance off the “dots” on our parking lot is the annual family social that used to be the “burger bash” then a few years ago it transitioned to the “food truck fest.” That performance is usually the first Friday of the school year – somewhere around August 20th. Although the calendar says we are in the first week of October, as far as our progression of a season it feels like the end of August.
Director of Bands
Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President
Thank you so much to all of you who volunteered to make last week another successful one for the band program! We have a Saturday game this week, so I hope that we have some new faces taking advantage of the opportunity to volunteer or come out to the game to cheer us on as we take the field in full uniform for the first time this season.
Gear will be distributed on Thursday in the main commons after practice. If you have any remaining questions about gear orders, please email email@example.com . If you are interested in spirit items such as the hats, water bottles, sunglasses, or clear stadium bags, those can be ordered now on https://shop.jetband.org for pick up on Thursday.
Invoices have gone out for any remaining amounts owed for the activity fee. The amount due has been reduced to $550 due to the reduction in our travel expenses this season. All band and color guard students are required to pay the activity fee, whether they are KVA or a face to face student. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you require financial assistance.
Finally, I would like to send a huge THANK YOU to all of the students, parents, staff, friends, and relatives who helped to spread the word about our MarchAThon fundraiser! We did not meet our goal, but in the current environment, we were able to raise a considerable amount. All of those fund help us to meet our financial responsibilities to help fund this program for our students. We will announce overall winners and prizes at our general booster meeting next week.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com if you are interested in any of the following opportunities:
Scrips (Help to advertise the Scrips program, assist with orders and recordkeeping, and deliver any physical gift card orders- firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.email@example.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
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 Placed||Estimated Delivery Date|
|October 26th||October 30th|
|November 16th||November 20th|
|December 14th||December 18th|
|January 25th||Janaury 29th|
|February 22nd||February 26th|
|March 22nd||March 26th|
|April 26th||April 30th|
|May 24th||May 28th|
If you have any questions, please contact Amy Fowler email@example.com .
Spirit Wear/ Items
There are two ways to order spirit items – through shop.jetband.org or through our band and guard SquadLocker shops. The items on our website are ordered in bulk and delivered at specific announced times. While we will not be placing a bulk order for spirit clothing in the near future, you can order water bottles, clear stadium bags, and sunglasses for quick pick up any time. Now would be a great time to order for pick up on Thursday!
Order your JET Band and Color Guard gear on your own at any time 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.
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.
|Oct 8th||Gear & Spirit Item Distribution (Main Commons), 6pm|
|Oct 10th||Football vs. Morton Ranch (Legacy), 6pm|
|Oct 13th||General Booster Meeting (Zoom), 7pm|
March on and stay safe,
JET Band Booster Organization