JET Band Booster Blast 4/6/20

Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands

I hope everyone is staying safe and maintaining their sanity during these times.  I know my family is enjoying our time together and this slower pace because we are so used to going, going, going.

New band and guard assignments are on Canvas and Mr. Cabot has been communicating with the percussion on what they are to be working on.  We aren’t trying to overwork the students, but hopefully we are providing enough variety that they are continuing to improve their craft as well as prepare for upcoming auditions. We still don’t have a lot of news to share at this point, but as we approach the end of the year and find out what that is going to look like, we’ll have more information to share.

Stay safe. We miss you,

Michael Ary
Director of Bands
MichaelDAry@katyisd.org


Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

I hope that everyone is continuing to do well.  We are definitely adjusting to a new slower pace of life and yet, still keeping busy somehow!  Our next general booster meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7th at 7pm.  We will be holding the meeting using Zoom.  The link to join the meeting is posted in the Band Boosters group on Facebook.  Click here to download Zoom for your computer or device.  You will want the Zoom Client for Meetings if you will be on a computer.  We will also post the agenda and any handouts so that you can print them at home.

If you have held a team leader position this year, or you were primarily responsible for some event or activity, please click here to complete the JET Band Leader Survey as soon as you can.  I will use this information to help guide us as we fill positions for next year and your feedback is essential.  This is particularly important if you are a graduating senior parent!  

If you are interested in stepping forward and taking on more of a role as a volunteer and you are new to leadership, please complete the JET Band New Leader Interest Form. Completing the form will help me to streamline the collection of information that we need to get you plugged in and connected with your team.  I continue to keep our extended band and guard family in my prayers for continued good health and perseverance in this difficult time.  I look forward to seeing many of your faces on Zoom tomorrow!

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 email Debbie Siebert at seniors@jetband.org the senior and JH photos by Wednesday, April 8.

Senior memories and photos (baby photo and current photo) for the banquet slideshow can be submitted at the link: CLICK HERE.

Yearbook

PHOTOS WANTED: BAND/GUARD FROM HOME. Please send photos of your kids learning band and guard from home so we can mark this moment in our yearbook. Email to yearbook@jetband.org. Deadline is Wednesday, April 8.

ORDERING YEARBOOK: Limited copies will be printed. If you just realized how much you wanted to get the yearbook, please email yearbook@jetband.org by Wednesday, April 8.

Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to creating our beautiful yearbook!  If you are on the yearbook committee, please check in to ensure that everything in your section is complete so that we can meet our final production deadline.  We look forward to receiving our books in early May.  So exciting!

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!

Play on and stay safe,

Shakira Luna
President
JET Band Booster Organization