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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!
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
to read Mr. Ary's biography.
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