JET Band Booster Blast 3/3/20

Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

Thank you to all of the parents and students who came out to support our mattress fundraiser!  We will be discussing the results of the sale at our general booster meeting this evening at 7pm in the band hall.  Hope to see you there!

Congratulations to all of the band students who performed solos and ensembles this past weekend.  Congratulations as well to our Novice winter guard for their second first place finish in a row at TCGC Katy this past weekend.  The Novice and Cadet winter guards will be competing in their state championships this Saturday.  

Please see important information below regarding our garage sale.  Dropoff dates are listed and volunteers will be needed to make it a successful sale.  We are also recruiting volunteers for mulch delivery and installation. There will be a special blast in the next day or two to announce when shifts are available in Helper Helper to sign up.  Volunteers will be needed this weekend to provide labor and trucks.

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 the following to Debbie Siebert at seniors@jetband.org by March 16th for inclusion in the yearbook:

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

Senior memories and photos (baby photo and current photo) for the banquet slideshow can be submitted at this link (QR code is posted in the band hall).

Mulch & Soil Fundraiser

Thanks for supporting our fundraiser! Below are the details on how to get your orders.

  • Pickup windows (at the THS Band Hall)
    • March 6th  3:00pm-7:00pm
    • March 7th 8:00am-noon
  • Delivery/Installation: March 7th 9:00am-4:00pm. Exact schedule is being developed.

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. 

Garage Sale – April 4th

Ready for more spring cleaning? Doing some decluttering? Set aside your old treasures for our annual garage sale! 

COLLECTION. Items may be dropped off every Sunday this March (8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th) from 3:00-5:00pm at the Fry Road Self-Storage (926 South Fry Road).

GARAGE SALE will be held on Saturday April 4, from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Band Hall.

VOLUNTEER opportunities are now available in Helper Helper!  If you have not yet registered, sign up today at tiny.cc/helpjetband. You will not be able to access the app until you register and then receive an email with your temporary password.

For questions on what you can donate and how you can help, email Jenny Singson at garage.sale@jetband.org.

Winter Guard Friend & Family Show

Come and see all four of the James E. Taylor HS winter guards perform their competitive shows in the main gym at THS at 7pm on Friday, March 6th. This will be the official sendoff for our Novice and Cadet guards to their TCGC State Championships which will take place on March 7th.

No fee to see the show. Bring your cash to buy show shirts, dessert from our bake sale, or make a donation to help of the guards win the right to cover their directors in silly string!

The guards will be performing as a Thank You to all of the friends and family who supported them with their calendar fundraiser.

Performance order:

  • JET Cadets “Falling”
  • James E. Taylor Novice “Change”
  • James E. Taylor JV “Roses in Bloom”
  • James E. Taylor Varsity “Secret Crush”

If you would like to donate to the bake sale, please sign up in Helper Helper!

Spirit Stores & JET Band Assistance Fund

Missed out on the group spirit wear orders?  Looking for something different and new?  We now have new spirit wear options available through two new online shops.  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. 

Generous alumni parents have offered matching funds for donations to the JET Band Student Assistance Fund. If you’d like to help, you can donate in any amount by check made out to JET Band Boosters, in an envelope labeled “JET Band Assistance Fund”, dropped into the band safe.

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 go directly to the Shutterfly site.  These photos are free to download and print on your own.

Important Dates

  • Mar. 3 – General Booster Mtg, 7pm
  • Mar. 6 – Winter Guard Friends & Family Show @ THS Main Gym, 7pm
  • Mar. 7 – Winter Guard Novice & Cadet State Championships
  • Mar. 14 – Winter Guard Varsity & JV Area Championships
  • Mar. 21 – WGI Southwest Power Regional (Varsity Only)
  • Mar. 28 – Crustacean Ball @ THS
  • Mar. 28 – Winter Guard Varsity & JV State Championships
  • Apr. 7 – General Booster Mtg, 7pm
  • Apr. 8 – Pre-UIL Concert
  • Apr. 23 – UIL Varsity Band Contest @ MCHS
  • Apr. 25 – Winter Guard Banquet @ THS, 6pm-9pm
  • Apr. 26 – Band Banquet @ Legacy Stadium, 5pm-9pm

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