JET Band Booster Blast 2/4/20

Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands

Tonight at our Booster Club meeting, beyond the incentive of the Mattress Fundraising company paying us for each family in attendance, we’ll present some information about our 2020 marching band season, new design team, and show concept.  I hope to see everyone as we learn about how to maximize our profit from the easiest fundraiser ever and learn about the 2020 season.

Michael Ary
Director of Bands
MichaelDAry@katyisd.org


Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

Congratulations to our Novice and Cadet winter guards for their 5th place and 3rd place finishes in their first contest this past Saturday!  The winter guard season is ramping up and all four of our guards have been very competitive so far.  Please take advantage of the opportunity to come out and see all four shows at the Pacesetter Showcase this Thursday night.  They would love to have a big JET Band cheering section!

The mattress fundraiser is our next big event.  Please help us jump start this fundraiser by attending the parent meeting tonight at 7pm in the band hall.  You will learn how easy this fundraiser will be for us, and have the opportunity to pick up the flyers, posters, and signs that will help us get the word out into the community and make this event a success.  Best of all, we will receive a donation for each parent that attends!

We would love to have our annual garage sale in April.  Unfortunately, we do not have a coordinator lined up to manage it.  If you would be interested in helping to coordinate this event or would like more information, please let me know after the meeting tonight.  I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.  There will be a couple of drop off dates in the next couple of months, so please look through your things and set aside anything that is in good condition that could be a great garage sale find for another family.

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!

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. 4 – General Booster/Mattress Fundraiser Parent Meeting, 7pm Band Hall
  • Feb. 8 – Varsity & JV Winter Guard Contest, WGI Houston Regional
  • Feb. 22- All Winter Guards Contest, TCGC @ Tompkins HS
  • Feb. 15 – Katy ISD Rodeo Parade
  • Feb. 29 – UIL Solo/Ensemble Contest
  • Mar. 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.

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Play on,

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