JET Band Booster Blast 2/11/20

Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands

Rodeo Parade:  Saturday morning the Band Hall will open at 6:45am for uniform check-out.  Inspections are at 7am.  We’ll load buses at 7:30am.  We are taking our equipment with us on the bus like we did for the March-A-Thon back in August.  We’ll arrive at Rhodes stadium around 8am to set up our parade block and practice our music.  9am we will line up for the parade.  The parade starts at 9:30.  We march from Rhodes down to Katy HS.  Once we get to Katy HS we’ll load the buses back up and head back here to THS.  We should arrive here around 1pm, hopefully earlier. 

Michael Ary
Director of Bands
MichaelDAry@katyisd.org


Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

Congratulations to our Varsity and JV Winter Guards for their strong performances at the WGI Houston Regional this past Saturday!  Our JV came in 5th place in their classification and our Varsity made finals for the second year in a row.

Please continue to talk up our mattress fundraiser to your friends and neighbors, share the information on social media, and pass out flyers.  Don’t forget that we will have name brand mattresses at below retail prices along with pillows and sheet sets.  There will be something for everyone!  All students that have a walk-in referral (no purchase necessary) will be entered into a drawing for prizes.  Encourage people to stop by and check it out!

Mark your calendars: Band Banquet will be held on Sunday, April 26th 5-9pm.  This is an event for all band students and parents to celebrate all of the hard work and success of the 2019-2020 season.  Ticket info will be shared soon.

Senior Photos & Memories

Seniors & Parents of Seniors! We are collecting photos and messages for the special Band/Color Guard yearbook, as well as the banquet printed program.

Please send these to Debbie Siebert at seniors@jetband.org:

  • A Current Senior band photo of your choice.
  • A photo from Junior High band. 
  • Seniors, please send a band memory… can be up to 200 words. 

Mattress Fundraiser – March 1st

Our Mattress Fundraiser is Sunday, March 1st from 10am – 5pm. Don’t wait to invite your relatives, friends, co-workers and anyone else! They will appreciate the opportunity to save money on a new mattress while supporting the students!

Mulch Fundraiser

Looking forward to cleaning out your garden beds and laying down fresh mulch this spring?  JET Band can help!  Our online store is open for business, taking orders for mulch.  You can purchase mulch for pick up at $5 per bag or have it delivered and installed.  Delivery is $25 for up to 20 bags, plus $1 each additional bag. Installation (spreading) is also $25 for up to 20 bags, plus $1 each additional bag.  Deadline to place your order is March 1st at 11:59pm.

Click here for more details and to place your order: MULCH & SOIL FUNDRAISER

We are also looking for volunteers to deliver and install mulch beginning the first weekend of Spring Break.  If you are interested in helping out, please email volunteer@jetband.org to be added to the Mulch Fundraiser team.  In addition to “manpower”, we need adults with trucks/SUVs to haul mulch for delivery.  Please let us know if you can help.  Once we have confirmed work shifts, those opportunities will be added to Helper Helper.  Mulch delivery will begin the weekend before Spring Break.

Garage Sale – April 4th

Ready for more spring cleaning? Doing some decluttering? Set aside your old treasures for our annual garage sale! We will be announcing collection dates in the coming weeks to drop off your items. For questions on what you can donate, email Jenny Singson at garage.sale@jetband.org. Volunteer opportunities will open up soon.

Winter Guard Fundraiser

Our winter guards are in the midst of their calendar fundraiser.  Each member has a calendar for the month of February.  They are each looking for a sponsor for each day.  So if you choose to sponsor the first, you pay $1.  If you choose the 20th, you pay $20 and so on.  It’s a great, simple way to help our guards cover the cost of the many things needed to put fantastic shows on the floor for their competitive winter season. Please help support them by spreading the word and supporting your friends in winter guard.  

Spirit Stores & 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. 

Photography

Now that marching season is over, it’s a great time to go back through the thousands of photos that were taken throughout the season by our fantastic team of photographers.  

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.  Click here to visit the Shutterfly site. These photos are free to download and print on your own.

Important Dates

  • Feb. 15 – Katy ISD Rodeo Parade
  • Feb. 22- All Winter Guards Contest, TCGC @ Tompkins HS
  • February 29- All Winter Guards Contest- TCGC @ Katy HS
  • Feb. 29 – UIL Solo/Ensemble Contest
  • Mar. 1 – Mattress Fundraiser
  • Mar. 28 – Crustacean Ball
  • Mar. 28 – Winterguard State Championships
  • Apr. 4 – Garage Sale
  • Apr. 25 – Winter Guard Banquet @ THS
  • Apr. 26 – Band Banquet @ Legacy Stadium, 5pm-9pm
  • May 5 – Percussion Concert

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Play on,

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