JET Band Booster Blast 3/23/21

Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

Congratulations to our JV winter guard on their second place finish in the TCGC contest at Turner last weekend and on their promotion to the National A class!  Also, congratulations go out to our Varsity winter guard for their first place finish in Open class at the TCGC contest at Turner. Looking forward to seeing both groups compete again in Clear Creek this Saturday.

Thank you to everyone who came out and volunteered to make the mulch fundraiser a success! If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please join us on Zoom tonight at 6pm. The Zoom info is posted in our Facebook group and on Helper Helper. If you are a current leader or coordinator, please also join so that you can assist us in answering questions.

Jazz Band Concert – Mar. 27, Sat.

Missing the annual Crustacean Ball?  Well, due to the pandemic we are still not planning meal events, but the good news is that we will have the opportunity to see the jazz band perform!  Bring your camping chairs out to the band lot on March 27th at 6pm. The Jazz Band will perform in front of our trailer. Please wear your mask and social distance with your pod or family group. You may bring your own food/refreshments to enjoy, but of course no smoking or alcohol is allowed on school property. Let’s spread the word and bring out a nice crowd for a great (safely distanced) evening of music from our jazz band!

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.

If you have a senior or have purchased an ad, for the yearbook, get those images turned in ASAP!

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

Click here to make a purchase. 

Seniors!

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 to download the Scholarship Application Form.

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.

Mulch Fundraiser

Thanks to everyone who helped out our spring fundraiser! Because we order by the pallet, we still have extra bags of mulch (a lot of black and hardwood) available for sale. Click here to purchase or email Mr. Cabot for interest at JonathanFCabot@katyisd.org.

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
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. 27 — Jazz Band Concert, 6pm @ the Band Lot                            
  • Mar. 27 — Varsity & JV Winter Guard Competition @ Clear Creek HS
  • Apr. 10 — Varsity & JV Winter Guard Competition @ Pearland HS
  • May 4 — Percussion Concert, 7pm @ PAC


Play on and stay safe,

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