JET Band Booster Blast 11/17/20

 Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands

This week we have rehearsals Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday with UIL on Tuesday (Click here for UIL itinerary).  Wednesday afternoon we have a guest clinician coming in to work with our students after school.  Thursday after school we will rehearse a new tune with the Pacesetters and then we will run through any parts of our show that need work with the goal of getting out of there before 6pm that evening.  Friday’s class time will be dedicated to Region Band audition music preparations.

If your student signed up for Freshmen Region band, they have until 11:59PM Wednesday to submit their recordings via the MusicFirst website.

Next Friday, November 27th we have a noon football game against Clear Springs at Rhodes stadium (Click here for game itinerary). 

Then when we get back from the break, we’ll have rehearsals Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (Dec1-3), a game up in Klein on Friday the 4th, and UIL Area contest at the Berry Center on Saturday Dec 5th.  We should have our performance time for Area by the end of this week.

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 Thursday night game.  Looking forward to seeing the UIL performance.  Students should double check to ensure that they are in full uniform including their black socks and masks.

We will distribute our T Band signs near the entry gates of Legacy stadium prior to the performance.  Please grab enough for your family group and be ready to raise them up as we cheer on our kids loud and proud.  After the performance, kindly return the signs at or near the same spot near the entry gates so that we have them ready for our next contest performance.

Senior Night is next Friday, November 27th at the noon football game.  Information is below for ordering senior mini-mums for moms.  Please don’t forget to encourage your senior student to get to work on their hat!

Activity Fee

Band Activity Fee payments are now past due.  Parents have been sent a current statement for all students showing any remaining balance owed.  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

Our Senior Night for the band and color guard is Friday, November 27th.  We are making mini-mums for our senior moms to wear on Senior Night.  To order a senior mini-mum, visit http://tiny.cc/2020mums.   The deadline to place orders is Wednesday, November 18th and all payments are due November 20th.  Please send any questions to mums@jetband.org.  You will receive an invoice via email once your total has been calculated and any questions have been answered.  Please keep an eye on your email so that you can pay your invoice and receive your mini-mum as quickly as possible.  

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 )  We are still looking for someone willing to be trained to take over this position!

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
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 https://shop.jetband.org/.

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

Nov 17UIL Region Contest, 7:20pm performance (Legacy)
Nov 27Seniors Night  FB Game vs. Clear Springs, 12nn (Rhodes)
Dec 4 FB Game vs. Klein
Dec 5 UIL Area Contest (Berry Center)


March on and stay safe,

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