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New JET Band Director Announced


Message from the JET Band Booster President:

I just wanted to let all our booster members know that Mr. Bailey's replacement has been officially named. He is Mike Ary and I believe him to be an excellent choice to lead our JET band in the years to come. As you will see from his bio, he already has experience with taking a marching band to the BOA regionals, BOA super-regional finals and BOA grand nationals super finals among many other accolades. I firmly believe he is the right man to take our kids and band to the next level. Please read his message and bio below and give him a warm Taylor Mustang welcome!

Doc Inman



Message from the new JET Band Director:

JET Band families,

With great enthusiasm, I want to introduce myself and express my excitement about this opportunity to work with the JET Band. You can read my full biography below, but the quick version is I've been teaching at Clear Brook High School in Friendswood for the past 10 years. I have always been a fan of the JET Band and the Taylor HS community since I moved to Houston in 2003. I have followed the works of JD Janda and Chris Bailey over the past years and am ready to build upon their successes.

Some of you may know or at least know about my wife, Coach Blair Ary. Coach Ary has been the Taylor Girls basketball coach for the past 2 years. We recently had our first child in February. Skylar Elizabeth Ary is the most precious thing in our lives and I'm sure you'll see her burning a path between the gym and the band hall for years to come!

I am working with Mr. May, Mr. Melville, and Mr. Floyd to get my bearings and continue to set up what they have already planned for this marching season. My goal is not to come in and change everything that has been done, but to make tweaks and continue onwards and upwards.

I have already reached out to the Drum Majors and have asked them to help me set up a meeting with our student leaders ASAP. I firmly believe in a strong student leader program and want to start to foster my relationship with those students.

I am working with Doc Inman to meet many of the key booster parents and see what I can do to help them. I am also working on some sort of an open-house meet-and-greet night in the near future. This will give us all an opportunity to shake hands, put a face with a name, and get this ball rolling.

Again I am extremely excited about working with the JET Band.

Looking forward to a great year,

Mr. Mike Ary


Click here to read Mr. Ary's biography.



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Color Guard Camp 2

The second Color Guard camp is Tuesday, July 22nd through Friday, July 25th from 9am - 5pm. Click here for more details.


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More 2014 Show Music Posted

Parts 1 and 2 of the music for the fall 2014 marching show are posted to the music download page. Part 2 includes the percussion feature.

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