JET Band Booster Blast 9/27/20

 Message from Michael Ary, Director of Bands

Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to make our first football game a great success. It always takes the whole village of chaperones, JET Fuel servers, and Loading Crew volunteers. If you haven’t found opportunities to volunteer, please look on Helper Helper and see if there are times and areas you can serve.

We have another Thursday night football game this week. This game was originally scheduled to be at LCISD Traylor stadium but they do not have the capacity to social distance us so the game was moved here to Legacy at 6pm. Schedule for this week is pretty much identical to last week’s – rehearsals Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, Thursday run-through rehearsal at 3:00. Uniform is once again our performance gear.  This past week you heard us play through a portion of the first half of our show; our goal for this week is to march AND play through the entire first half of our show. Hopefully the weather cooperates!

Freshmen and anyone else who has not been fitted for a marching uniform will be fitted Monday (9/28) after practice. Our goal is to be in full-uniform for our Oct 10 game.

If your student is still taking KVA classes, their attendance policy is about to change in all their classes. The below statement is from Dr. Stone and should be posted in each of your class’s Canvas:

Starting in the 2nd Six Weeks, in order to be counted present, all Face to Face students must be present in the class. In addition, all KVA students must be present in their Zoom meetings or participating in asynchronous instruction during your class period in order to be counted present. An absence occurs anytime a student does not attend their regularly scheduled class, whether in KVA or in-person instruction. There will be further communication coming from the district this week.

Band is an asynchronous class therefore there will either be submissions or attendance quizzes that must be taken during class time in order for your student to be counted present for the day.

Mike Ary
Director of Bands
MichaelDAry@katyisd.org
281.237.9268


Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

The last day of uniform fittings is tomorrow.  Please ensure that your student shows up for their fitting in the band hall after rehearsal if they are a freshman or have not been fitted yet.  Thanks so much to our uniform crew and all of our other volunteers for their hard work over the past week!  Please take a look at the new opportunities on Helper Helper.  Thanks in advance to everyone who has already signed up!  Not on Helper Helper?  Register at tiny.cc/helpjetband.

Let’s keep pushing through this last week of September to meet our MarchAThon goal.  Please keep sharing the students’ individual pages and encouraging people to donate!  If you have a Linked In profile, sharing the MAT donation page there is a great way to get some visibility for possible corporate sponsorships.  Our sponsorship packages are listed here: https://jetband.org/sponsors/packages.

Do you have issues or corrections needed for a MarchAThon donation made to the wrong page and want to ensure your student gets credit? Click here to complete the credit request form.  Unfortunately, we cannot move or change a donation on an individual page once it has been submitted.

If you have made a donation in the amount of $150 for a community concert or $200 for an individual concert, don’t forget to complete your concert request at tiny.cc/2020matconcert.

Activity Fee

Band Activity Fee payments are now being collected.  The $100 for BOA has been deducted since that trip has been canceled.  The total fee is now $550.  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”.

Please email Treasurer@jetband.org with any questions.

Mums

Please tell your friends about the mum sale and share on social media!  Place your order at this link: tiny.cc/mums2020.  Don’t forget about garters for boys and mini-mums for moms and siblings.  We are offering an early bird discount of 10% off when you pay for your order before October 1st. Get your order in now so that you can save 10%!

The ordering process will be a little different this year.  You will complete the online order form then receive an invoice via email once your total has been calculated and any questions have been answered.  Production on your order will start once your invoice has been paid in full.  You can pay your invoice with a few clicks online.

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

  • 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

  • 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.uniforms@jetband.org)

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.

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.

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 PlacedEstimated Delivery Date
September 28thOctober 2nd
October 26thOctober 30th
November 16thNovember 20th
December 14thDecember 18th
January 25thJanaury 29th
February 22ndFebruary 26th
March 22ndMarch 26th
April 26thApril 30th
May 24thMay 28th

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

Sept. 28Uniform fittings – Freshmen, 6pm
Oct. 1Football Game vs. George Ranch, 6pm @ Legacy

March on and stay safe,

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