JET Band Booster Blast 4/6/21

Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands

Tonight is our pre-UIL Concert for students in the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble.  Concert Band will be on stage from 6-7, Symphonic from 7-8, and Wind Ensemble from 8-9.  Please plan to attend your student’s full hour block to catch a glimpse of our daily warm-up, fundamentals, and rehearsal procedures, then towards the end of the hour we’ll have the pre-UIL concert.

This is a huge week for our Winter Guards.  Thursday evening we are hosting a family and friends exhibition here in the main gym starting at 6:30pm.  Friday evening our guards are performing in a KISD Winter Guard Showcase at Jordan HS.  And then Saturday the guards are performing at the Texas Color Guard Circuit Area Finals at Pearland HS.

UIL starts next week for our non-varsity bands.  The Concert Band performs Thursday the 15th at 11am at Cinco Ranch HS PAC and the Symphonic Band on Friday the 16th at 10am also at CRHS.  The following week the Wind Ensemble will have UIL on Friday, April 23rd at 11am at Mayde Creek HS PAC.  Due to COVID protocols, no audience members will be allowed on campus during the school day.

Band Banquet! We need to move the date of our outdoor end of the year band banquet to Saturday, May 1st.  Seniors have their Senior Sunset celebration on Friday April 30th.  More details for the Saturday evening banquet will be forthcoming.

Mike Ary
Director of Bands
281.237.9268
MichaelDAry@katyisd.org


Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

We are in the final stretch of the 2020-21 school year!  Please mark your calendars for our next general booster meeting, next Tuesday, April 13th at 7pm on Zoom.  We will have details regarding our band banquet and other year-end events.

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. 

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 application.

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 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

Click here: Calendar for the remaining school year

  • Apr 6 — Pre UIL Concerts @ THS PAC, from 6pm
  • Apr 8 — Winter Guard Friends & Family Performance @ Main Gym, 6:30pm
  • Apr 9 — KISD Winter Guard Showcase @ Jordan HS
  • Apr 10 — TCGC Area Finals @ Pearland HS                                                       
  • Apr 13 — General Booster Meeting, 7pm  
  • Apr 15-16 — UIL Concert performances
  • Apr 24 — Winter Guard Banquet
  • May 1 — Band Banquet       


Play on and stay safe,

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