JET Band Booster Blast 8/11/20

Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

Please join us for our first General Booster Mtg of the 2020-2021 school year via Zoom tonight Tuesday, August 11th at 7pm.  Our general meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm unless otherwise announced.  The Zoom link has been added to Helper Helper and posted in the Facebook group.

Please visit tiny.cc/helpjetband to register for Helper Helper if you haven’t already.  We ask that every parent and student register in Helper Helper (with a unique email address for each account) so that you have access to any and all volunteer opportunities and meeting notices as they arrive.  If you need to update your account, simply complete the registration form with your same email address and your new information will be updated.

Students are gearing up for our March-A-Thon fundraiser by finishing up our online donation platform with section and individual pages.  We are so excited to be able to take the fundraiser completely online this year!  Our goal is to have all of the student pages set up and reviewed in time for everyone to go live and share at once at 7:30pm tonight.  That means that students should have their pages complete with a profile picture of themselves and their fundraising goal (suggested minimum is $50) by 7pm this evening.  Once we go live, anyone that comes across any of the pages can easily click around and see other sections’ and other students’ pages, so we want everyone to put their best JET Band pride on display.  Student pages can be updated at any time, the minimum for tonight is simply to have their goal set and a good profile picture added.  Take a moment and review your child’s page before this evening if you can.

Activity Fee

Band Activity Fee payments are now being collected.  If we need to make adjustments to the fee based on canceled activities, those adjustments will be made to the last scheduled payment or two in September/October.  All students are required to pay the activity fee, regardless of in-person or virtual class attendance.

Access your Charms account to pay via credit card.  Go to www.jetband.org, click ‘Charms’ option; 

  • The user code will already be entered, then ‘Enter Charms’ to put in your password.  The password will be your child’s ID unless you/your child personally changed the password on the account.  Password resets will not be available until August.
  • Click the red $ icon at top or the Wallet Icon on the bottom.  Your Child’s Misc Financial Ledger will be visible
  • Scroll down and there will be an option to “Make a Misc. Payment”.

Credit card charges will show as a credit in your ledger until the Activity Fee is officially billed in July/August on your child Charms account.  You will not need to make a Transfer Request for Activity Fee.  Transfer Money Requests can be used for any credits after Activity Fee is paid in full for any other band fees/purchases.

If you haven’t begun making payments, don’t worry.  You can pay in full at any time before October 1st or catch up to the payment plan now.  We ask that all students begin to make payments toward the activity fee as soon as possible so that funds are available for current expenses.

Please email Treasurer@jetband.org with any questions.

Volunteer Needs

We use the Helper Helper app to manage volunteer opportunities throughout the year.  Please visit tiny.cc/helpjetband to register.  Once you receive an email with your temporary password, you will be able to download the Helper Helper app and see open opportunities.  This is a manual process, so you will not receive your password right away.

Every student and parent must register with a unique email address.  The email address will be your username, so if you share an email, you will not have your own account.  We use this system to track membership in the booster organization and track volunteer hours.  It is also a great way for students to keep track of their service hours (great for leadership and scholarship applications).

Here is some additional information on the open positions that are remaining along with contact info for additional questions.  If there is no other contact info provided, please email president@jetband.org if you are interested in any of the following opportunities:

Co-Chairs Needed

  • JET Fuel – Game Day  (Help serve group meals on football game days and clean up after the meal- jetfuel@jetband.org )
  • Scrips  (Help to advertise the Scrips program, assist with orders and recordkeeping, and deliver any physical gift card orders- scrip.cards@jetband.org )

Coordinators Needed

  • Spirit Items (Coordinate spirit item ordering and distribution treasurer@jetband.org )
  • Concert Uniforms (Measure students for fit and organize distribution of concert uniforms)
  • Marching Uniforms (Measure students for fit and organize distribution of concert uniforms, supervise student uniform crew. Marching.unifors@jetband.org )
  • Volunteer Coordinator (Manage the Helper Helper platform, report volunteer hours on a monthly basis, assist executive board and committee chairs with volunteer coordination on major events)

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 or would like to donate, please email David & Christy Bailey at chaperones@jetband.org to make arrangements.

Money Day

Money Day will be held virtually this year. Specific details including the links for online gear ordering will be included as soon as we have a firm date and have details worked out for how we are able to proceed.  In the meantime, please use the paper forms posted in the Facebook group as a checklist and for planning purposes.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Fowler  amymfowler@sbcglobal.net .

Spirit Wear/ Items

There are two ways to order spirit items – through shop.jetband.org or through our band and guard SquadLocker shops.  The items on our website are ordered in bulk and delivered at specific announced times.

 

Order your JET Band and Color Guard gear on your own at any time 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

  • General Booster Meeting –  August 11th,  7pm
  • March-A-Thon Fundraiser Begins – August 11th, 7:30pm

March on and stay safe,

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