JET Band Booster Blast 5/4/21

Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands

Saturday night’s banquet was a great time!  I hope you were able to join us and enjoyed the celebration as much as we did.  Thank you to the student committee that organized the banquet.  And huge thanks to booster President Shakira Luna and Treasurer Nichele Adeogun for their exhaustive efforts in making the night happen.

This evening is the annual THS percussion concert here in our PAC at 7pm. 

This Friday evening our drum line will be performing at the KISD Volunteers In Public Schools Movie Night at Legacy stadium.

The 2nd round of color guard auditions are this Tues-Thurs.

Percussion audition camps are Wed-Fri this week.

Wind audition video recordings are due next Monday.

Next Thursday evening is our end of the year concert featuring all 5 of our concert bands.  The detailed schedule will be released next week – we are hearing the PAC capacity could be changing again so we’ll wait a week before publishing a schedule. 

SAT & ACT Dates for 2021-22 School Year:  We have entered the SAT & ACT dates for the 2021-22 school year into the Charms calendar.  All of the ACT dates look to be clear.  Two of the SAT dates are on marching contest dates so students must avoid signing up for those tests.  There is an SAT on August 28, I would highly encourage any student needing to take the test in the fall to take that test.  The October 2nd test is on the day of the BOA Katy contest and very well could have a morning performance time.  The November 2nd test is on BOA San Antonio so we’ll be out of town.  There is one more test on December 4th that will be available.  We are currently discussing big spring trip options with travel agents so it is possible that we will be on our trip on the March 12th SAT date.

Mike Ary
Director of Bands
281.237.9268
MichaelDAry@katyisd.org


Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

Thank you to the student planning committee and adult volunteers who helped to organize and hold a fantastic banquet on Saturday! Special thank you to Jenny Singson for the fantastic videos and programs and Josie Hungerford for helping out in such a huge way at the last minute.  We appreciate Coach Agiannidis for allowing us to use his screen and for donating his time.

We are coming to the end of the school year.  There is one general booster meeting left next week on Tuesday, May 11th at 7pm. This will be an important meeting in which we vote on our budget and executive board for next year as well as announce our audit committee. Please make plans to attend.

The finance committee will be finalizing next year’s budget this week. Now that the fiscal year is coming to a close, we will be discussing a final rebate of student activity fees.  The final approved amount that will be returned to each student account will be announced in the next blast.

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 this flyer. Please pass along to friends who may be rising freshmen or new to Taylor!

Click here for the Color Guard auditions flyer.

Booster Scholarships

Congratulations to our 2021 JET Band Booster Scholarship Winners!

  • Shelby Burton
  • Ana Luna
  • Clay Loper
  • Daniel Nugroho
  • Cameron Eikel
  • Caroline Corbin
  • Angela Guan
  • Val Rangel
  • Daniel Lim
  • Carolyn Loper

Details for how to claim your scholarship will be emailed today. Please contact treasurer@jetband.org with any questions after you’ve received the scholarship notice.

Social Officers

Attention rising seniors!  Would you like to run for a social officer position for the 2021-2022 year? Click here to sign up. The underclassmen representative will be voted on during summer 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.

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

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

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

  • May 4 — Percussion Concert 
  • May 4-6 — Color Guard Auditions 
  • May 11 — General Booster Meeting, 7pm 
  • May 13 — End of Year Concert


Play on and stay safe,

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