JET Band Booster Blast 2/26/20

Message from Shakira Luna, Band Booster President

Congratulations to our four winter guards for a strong showing at the TCGC contest this past Saturday at Tompkins HS!  Our Novice guard finished in 1st place in their class!  Our Varsity guard finished in 3rd place out of 11 in their class.  The Cadets and JV guards both finished in 5th place.  Thank you to all of the parents and students who spent their Saturday volunteering in support of our winter guards.

Order taking for the mulch fundraiser ends on March 1st.  Spread the word to your friends and family so that they can get their orders placed on our website before the end of the week.

Our mattress fundraiser is this Sunday!  We are still in need of student and parent volunteers to greet and attract customers.  You can sign up for a shift on the Helper Helper app or on the web at https://app.helperhelper.com/opportunity/147700 .  If you have never registered for Helper Helper before, you will need to sign up first by completing the form at tiny.cc/helpjetband .  You will not have access to HH until you receive your initial temporary password from me.

Please continue to talk up our mattress fundraiser to your friends and neighbors, share the information on social media, and pass out flyers.  Don’t forget that we will have name brand mattresses at below retail prices along with pillows and sheet sets.  There will be something for everyone!  All students that have a walk-in referral (no purchase necessary) will be entered into a drawing for prizes.  Encourage people to stop by and check it out!

Senior Photos & Memories

Seniors & Parents of Seniors! We are collecting photos and messages for the special Band/Color Guard yearbook, as well as the banquet printed program.

Please send the following to Debbie Siebert at seniors@jetband.org by March 16th for inclusion in the yearbook:

  • A Current Senior band photo of your choice.
  • A photo from Junior High band (see example above) 

Senior memories and photos (baby photo and current photo) for the banquet slideshow can be submitted at this link (QR code is posted in the band hall).

Mulch Fundraiser

Looking forward to cleaning out your garden beds and laying down fresh mulch this spring?  JET Band can help!  Our online store is open for business, taking orders for mulch.  You can purchase mulch for pick up at $5 per bag or have it delivered and installed.  Delivery is $25 for up to 20 bags, plus $1 each additional bag. Installation (spreading) is also $25 for up to 20 bags, plus $1 each additional bag.  Deadline to place your order is March 1st at 11:59pm.

Click here for more details and to place your order.

We are also looking for volunteers to deliver and install mulch beginning the first weekend of Spring Break.  If you are interested in helping out, please email volunteer@jetband.org to be added to the Mulch Fundraiser team.  In addition to “manpower”, we need adults with trucks/SUVs to haul mulch for delivery.  Please let us know if you can help.  Once we have confirmed work shifts, those opportunities will be added to Helper Helper.  Mulch delivery will begin the weekend before Spring Break.

Mattress Fundraiser

Our Mattress Fundraiser is this Sunday, March 1st from 10am – 5pm. Don’t wait to invite your relatives, friends, co-workers and anyone else! They will appreciate the opportunity to save money on a new mattress while supporting the students!

Garage Sale – April 4th

Ready for more spring cleaning? Doing some decluttering? Set aside your old treasures for our annual garage sale! We will be announcing collection dates in the coming weeks to drop off your items. For questions on what you can donate, email Jenny Singson at garage.sale@jetband.org. Volunteer opportunities will open up soon.

Spirit Stores & JET Band Assistance Fund

Missed out on the group spirit wear orders?  Looking for something different and new?  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.  Cold weather gear including hats, jackets and an array of hoodies are available.  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 Student 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.

Photography

Thousands of photos are available documenting each of our band and color guard events throughout the year.  Visit www.jetband.org, 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 https://thetaylorhighschoolexperience.shutterfly.com/ .  These photos are free to download and print on your own.

Interested in joining the photography team for next year?  Please email photos@jetband.org to express your interest and with any questions you may have.

Important Dates

  • Feb. 29- Cadets & Novice Winter Guards – TCGC @ Katy HS
  • Feb. 29 – UIL Solo/Ensemble Contest
  • Mar. 1 – Mattress Fundraiser
  • Mar. 1 – Deadline for Mulch & Soil orders
  • Mar. 6 – Winter Guard Friends & Family Show
  • Mar. 28 – Crustacean Ball
  • Mar. 28 – Winterguard State Championships
  • Apr. 4 – Garage Sale
  • Apr. 25 – Winter Guard Banquet @ THS
  • Apr. 26 – Band Banquet @ Legacy Stadium, 5pm-9pm
  • May 5 – Percussion Concert

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Play on,

Shakira Luna
President
JET Band Booster Organization

James E. Taylor High School Band and Color Guard