Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands
This week we have rehearsals Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday with a Thursday night football game against Katy (Click here for game itinerary). Because of the late night on Thursday, we will give the students class time on Friday to work on homework that they couldn’t finish Thursday evening.
UIL Region Marching contest is coming up on Tuesday, Nov 17th. We perform at 7:20 that evening (Click here for UIL itinerary).
Director of Bands
Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President
Thank you to our volunteers for last week’s Homecoming game. Please join us on Thursday for the game if you can and next Tuesday for the UIL performance. A limited number of tickets are still available for the UIL contest at https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3589348/uil-region-23-marching-katy-academy-sports-outdoors-student-activities-complex
We will hold our next General Booster meeting this Tuesday at 7pm. The Zoom link is posted in the opportunity on Helper Helper and will be posted in the Facebook group on Tuesday.
Please also take a moment to read about our basket for Project Grad. We are in need of many more items to build a good basket. Thanks so much to those who have already donated!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com with any questions or if you are interested in purchasing tickets for the Holiday Home Tour.
Click here for more information. We need all items by November 15th, so please order as soon as you can. Thanks for your support!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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- email@example.com)
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.firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/spirit.
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.
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.
|Nov 10||General Booster Meeting, 7pm|
|Nov 12||FB Game vs Katy, 7pm (Rhodes)|
|Nov 17||UIL Region Contest, 7:20pm performance (Legacy)|
|Nov 27||Seniors Night FB Game|
March on and stay safe,
JET Band Booster Organization