JET Band Booster Blast 11/12/19

Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands

Our football team did advance to the playoffs so we will have another game this Saturday and keep playing each week until we lose.  Saturday’s itinerary is attached. (Click here for game itinerary)  If your student absolutely cannot attend, please email me about the absence.

This week we are going to celebrate each one of our Seniors on the band’s Twitter page. Be on the lookout for your favorite Senior’s tweet.

Michael Ary
Director of Bands
MichaelDAry@katyisd.org


Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

Looks like we will march on for at least one more week!  We have yearbook photos coming up on Thursday this week.  Please take a look at the photo package form and help us to earn our free composite if you are interested.  We will need a few volunteers to help the day run smoothly for our students.  Please sign up in Helper Helper if you are available during the day.

With the holidays quickly approaching, we are gearing up for holiday concerts, our annual donation for the Project Grad Holiday Home Tour, and our 2nd Annual JET Band Jingle Tour.  Please continue to read the Blast every week to stay up to date!

Student Accounts

Please check your student’s Charms acct for any unpaid balances. At the end of this month, names will be sent to the front office to have holds placed on students’ school accounts.

If you haven’t received any email statements this year via Charms, please send an email to treasurer@jetband.org. We may not have your correct email address.

Picture Day: Nov. 14

Students will have their portraits taken (in band uniform or color guard show costume) on Thursday, November 14th during their band/guard classes. Click here to download the order form.  Please have your student bring the form and payment on that day if you’d like to order photos. Remember, each order helps us to earn a free composite portrait for the band.  For questions, email yearbook@jetband.org.

Winter Guard Auditions: Nov. 14-15

Winter Guard is the indoor competitive season for color guard.  We will have 4 competing groups with students from grades 6-12 at all experience levels.  Any student in grades 6-12 (even band students) may audition.  Auditions will be held next week on November 14-15th at 5:00-7:30pm in the THS Main Commons.  Please spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested, particularly younger siblings or friends with experience in dance or gymnastics and a willingness to work hard and learn some new skills.  Send any questions to thomas.ewooldridge@gmail.com.

Project Grad Basket

Project Grad is hosting the holiday home tour in December.  Each year, the band donates something to be raffled/auctioned at one of the houses on the tour.  This year, we will be putting together a wine lovers’ basket.  We have already secured tickets to some wine events and we are looking for additional donations from band parents.  You can donate items or cash and we will purchase the wine and accessories.  To donate, you can send cash or a check with your student to give to Dian Holson in the 11th grade attendance office.  Venmo is also an easy option @dianholson.  If you have wine to donate, please text Dian at 832-723-4320.  Deadline for donations is November 20th.

JET Band Jingle

Just when you thought marching season was over, it is time to plan our 2nd annual JET Jingle! (December14)  More information about songs and concert stops will be coming soon, but we are looking to fill some specific volunteer needs soon.  Please contact Kristin Abel at secretary@jetband.org if you are interested in one of these positions.

  • Bake sale coordinator – lead the team to set up bake sale items at the park for serving after the concert
  • Refreshments coordinator – lead the team to set up water and hot chocolate at the park for serving after the concert
  • Santa’s helper – Collect donations for pictures with Santa at the park

Mattress Fundraiser

Save the date! 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

Please be aware that you can see the work of our tireless photographers at any time by visiting the Jet Band website.  Photos are added each week.  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

  • Nov. 14 – Picture Day
  • Nov. 14 & 15 – Winter Guard Auditions, 5:00-7:30pm Main Commons
  • Nov. 16 – Playoff football game vs. Elkins @ Hall Stadium (Missouri City)
  • Dec. 3 – General Booster Meeting, 7pm @ Band Hall
  • Dec. 14 – 2nd Annual JET Band Jingle Parade
  • March 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