JET Band Booster Blast 4/22/21

Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands

Congrats to Mr. Cabot and Mr. Weingartner and the Concert and Symphonic bands on their Superior ratings at UIL Concert and Sight Reading evaluation last week. 

This Friday is the Wind Ensemble’s turn at Mayde Creek. We perform at 11am, but once again no spectators so we’ll live-stream the concert.

Auditions for next fall’s class placements are just around the corner. We hope to get audition material posted this week. Your student should be practicing their scales and preparing the music once we publish it. 

Mike Ary
Director of Bands
281.237.9268
MichaelDAry@katyisd.org


Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

Congratulations to our concert bands for their great performances so far for UIL. Congratulations to our Varsity winter guard for finishing their season with an Expert rating in WGI Finals.

Our banquet season is here! Winter guard will have their banquet this Saturday and our Band Banquet will take place on May 1st. See detail below regarding the band banquet.

Color Guard Auditions

Help grow our color guard and be a part of the top ranked guard program in Katy ISD! Auditions are a great way for students to come out and give guard a try and to see if they are interesting in developing the required skills. No experience is necessary! All students entering grades 9-12 who are zoned to Taylor High School are eligible.  Audition details and registration link can be found on the flyer. The first two days of auditions were cancelled, so it’s not too late to come out and get started. Please pass along to friends who may be rising freshmen or new to Taylor!

Click here for the Color Guard auditions flyer.

Band Banquet – May 1

Our band banquet will be a little different this year. It will be held socially distanced, on the Band Lot and adjacent parking lot behind the school. There will be no meal, but each attendee will receive a goodie bag. We invite all band and color guard students and families to come out and celebrate the accomplishments and memories of the 2020-21 year! Registering to attend is simple: pay your $5 per person at paypal.me/jetband (Click on Send to make your payment) and bring your lawn chair.  

Click here for the Band Banquet invitation flyer.

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.

Click here to make a purchase. 

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

Excellent time to get your gift cards for Graduation and Year End gifts! 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 Placed             Estimated Delivery Date

April 26th                      April 30th

May 24th                      May 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

  • Apr. 22 — Color Guard Auditions 
  • Apr. 23 — Symphonic Band UIL 
  • Apr. 24 — Winter Guard Banquet
  • May 1 — Band Banquet, 7pm @ the Band Lot
  • May 4 — Percussion Concert


Play on and stay safe,

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