JET Band Booster Blast 2/24/21

 Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands

It’s good to be back in class today and to have such great weather. I hope our families fared the ice without too much damage to your house. As always, if you need anything please reach out. Our JET Band family is always here to help.

If your student signed up for the UIL Solo and Ensemble contest that originally was supposed to be this Saturday, February 27th, we have asked to move that contest to Saturday, March 27th. This should give those students enough time to meet with their accompanists and have a successful performance at the contest.

Mike Ary
Director of Bands
MichaelDAry@katyisd.org
281.237.9268


Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

I hope that everyone is recovering well from the events of last week. So strange to have extreme winter last week and be just a couple weeks away from spring break! Please be aware of emails and Remind messages as events are being rescheduled. We are behind on our planned rollout of the Mulch fundraiser, but we hope to spread the word in the community quickly now that details have been finalized.  Please help us by spreading the word in our community to anyone who might be in a place to take advantage of this service.

Yearbook 

Order your band yearbook today! A wonderful keepsake of the band and color guard memories throughout this extraordinary school year! This is an 80+ page full color hard bound book. It will be distributed before school is out for the summer.

Make it even more special and place a personal ad! You can design one yourself or we can make it for you. 

For questions and to inquire on personal or business ads, email yearbook@jetband.org.

Click here to make a purchase. 

SENIORS!

JET Band Scholarship Application

The JET Band Boosters will be offering ten $750 scholarships to graduation seniors this year. Please complete your application, scan and email it along with your essay to Mr. Ary by the deadline on April 12th.

Click here for the Scholarship Application Form.

Seniors Yearbook Photos

For the yearbook, please send one junior high and one current photo as pictured above. Email them to yearbook@jetband.org by March 1st.

Auction/ Garage Sale Items

If you missed the drop off this past Saturday and have items that you would like to donate, please email Igohor Urquieta at garage.sale@jetband.org to make arrangements to meet at Fry Road Self Storage at 926 South Fry Rd or to have your items picked up.

Please keep in mind that we are limited in what we can take this year due to pandemic precautions and limited storage space, so please sort your items with care.  We hope that you understand if we are forced to politely turn away items that would not be good candidates for an online auction or that we are unable to store for potentially several months. 

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 and soil.  You can purchase for pick up from Taylor at $5 per bag or have it delivered/ installed for an additional fee.  Delivery is $30 for up to 25 bags, plus $1 each additional bag. Installation (spreading) is $50 for up to 25 bags, plus $1 each additional bag.  Deadline to place your order is March 5th 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 president@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.

Volunteer Needs

Please begin to think forward to how you might like to step up to serve the JET Band next year.  If you have been volunteering with a particular group or crew, please ask that coordinator about shadowing them if you are interested in taking on more responsibility.  Now is the time to start gathering information from our graduating senior parents so that we have a smooth transition for next year.  

This year we’ll be doing something a little different.  On March 23rd at 6pm, we will have a Leadership Interest Meeting on Zoom to provide additional information and answer questions for anyone who might be thinking of stepping up into a coordinator or leadership position.  We will follow up in April and May with a couple more strategic training and planning sessions to help ease the transition from current coordinators to new leaders.

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 for next year 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. Get set up now and use the rebate earnings to start saving for next year’s fees!

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
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/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.

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

  • Mar 5 — Deadline for Mulch Fundraiser Orders
  • Mar 9 — General Booster Meeting
  • Mar 12-13 —Mulch Order Pick Up at school
  • Mar 13 — Mulch Delivery & Installation 
  • Mar 23 — Leadership Interest Meeting
  • Mar 27 — UIL Solo & Ensemble


Play on and stay safe,

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