JET Band Booster Blast 9/10/19

Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands

This week’s schedule is rehearsals Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with a Saturday game (Click for itinerary). Saturday we will premier movements 1 & 2 of our 2019 contest show “Empty Spaces”

Thank you to Chris Abel, Cory Mullin, and their team of parents who spent most of their weekend up at school working on our props getting them ready for their deployment this weekend.  We appreciate all your hard work. 

Michael Ary
Director of Bands

Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

Thanks again to all of the volunteers who helped to feed, dress and chaperone our students for last week’s football game, along with the loading crew and photographers.  We are in need of several more volunteers to help with JET Fuel this week.  Game day is on Saturday this week, so hopefully more people are available to help.  Please check out Helper Helper to see all of the volunteer opportunities and sign up.

We are in crunch time for mum sales!  Keep on encouraging everyone you know to get their orders in for mums, garters, and mini-mums.  All of the ordering information can be found on and students can visit the mum cart at lunch.  The deadline for custom orders will be Thursday, September 12th. Ready-made mums and garters will still be available after the 12th.  Homecoming is the 20th, get your orders in now!

We still have a few committee chair/coordinator positions available for anyone who would like to step up to a greater level of involvement. Click here to see the updated 2019-20 JET Band Booster Board.  Please contact me at if you are interested or have questions!

  • Garage Sale
  • Grocery Rebates
  • Student Fundraising
  • UIL/Region Band Volunteers

Band Activity Fee

Band Activity Fee payments are now being collected.  Following the payment schedule, there are two ways to pay:

1. Place your check made out to JET Band Boosters into a sealed envelope, labeled “Student Activity Fee”, with your student’s name. Have your student place the envelope in the safe in the band hall.

2. Access your Charms account to pay via credit card.  Go to, 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”.

All current payments that have been made towards the activity fee are shown as posted to your student’s account.  The corresponding charge for the activity fee will be posted after school starts.  Please email with any questions.

School-owned Instruments

Each student that uses a school instrument is to pay $80 per year, per instrument.  The fee is an annual fee, regardless of the amount of time that the instrument is used.  Payment can be made via check, made out to KISD along with the Maintenance Fee Agreement form, turned in to the band safe in a labeled envelope.  Payment can also be made through Charms > RevTrak with a 2% processing fee. School code is JETaylorBand

Click here for detailed instructions. For questions, please contact Mr. Cabot at JonathanFCabot@KATYISD.ORG.


This year, we have new specialty backers and several new trinkets to choose from.  All of these are on display in our mum cart which will be on display in both the Main Commons and 9th Grade Commons during lunch on a rotating basis.  Come by to get more information, pick up an order form, and/or place your order!  Completed order forms can be turned in WITH PAYMENT during lunch at the mum display or placed in the box marked “MUM ORDERS” in the front office.

Custom orders will be taken until September 12th. Ready-made mums and garters will be sold until September 19th or while supplies last.

Questions?  Email

Clear Bag Policy

Click here for the Katy ISD clear bag policy which will be in effect at football games this year.  Bags are available to purchase with the T-Band logo in our online shop at  To pay by cash or check, include payment in an envelope labeled with student’s name and quantity requested of sling bags or square stadium bags. We also have water bottles and sunglasses available.

Spirit Wear

Hoodies and Show Shirts are being ordered NOW if you did not pay on money day. Click here to download the order form and send it in with cash or check.  Or go online at to order. Deadline is September 18th! 

All Spiritwear, Polos, Hats and T-Shirts have been delivered. Please check the box outside the directors office if you have not received yours.  Contact Melissa Crowder at if there are any issues or questions.

Spirit Stores

We now have new spirit wear options available through two new online shops.  Items in these shops will be shipped directly to you rather than being ordered as part of a group.  These shops will be available throughout the year and 5% of each sale will go to the JET Band Student Assistance Fund to help provide for those students who may have a need for help with meeting the expense of participating in band and guard. Generous alumni parents have offered matching funds for donations to the JET Band Assistance Fund.  If you’d like to help, you can donate in any amount by check made out to JET Band Boosters, in an envelope labeled “JET Band Assistance Fund”, dropped into the band safe.

Click here to register for Helper Helper


Please be aware that you can see the work of our tireless photographers at any time by visiting the Jet Band website.  Photos are added each week.  Visit, click on “Resources”, from the drop down menu click on “Photos”, on the photos page click on “Shutterfly” and enter the password “JETBandstudents” and you are in.  If you click on pictures, you will see each album by title, click on the title and you will have access to all the photos in that album.  The direct link to the Shutterfly site is

Important Dates


Click here to join the JET Band Booster Facebook page and to stay on top of all current and upcoming events.

Click here to keep following the Taylor Band public Facebook page!

Marching on,

Shakira Luna
JET Band Booster Organization