Jaguar Band Newsletter

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February 7, 2021


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Important Dates

February Spirit Night

Join Winter Guard!

Band Sponsorships - Please Share!

Rookie Corner

Spirit Wear: Online

Chrome Car Emblems

Band Booster Membership and Committees

Formulario de Membresia e Interés del Comité

Remind 101 for 2020 - 21

VIPS REQUIRED District Volunteer Program

Sync Your Calendar



Dear Jaguar Band Families,

Here we go with another wonderful week with the Jaguar Band!! This week sees us continuing to move forward with multiple events and groups preparing for performances and contests!

Starting this week we have our fist piano accompanist rehearsals for UIL Solo & Ensemble. The students have received a copy of the accompaniment schedule through email, and the schedules are additionally posted throughout the band hall. Please make sure that if you or your student are performing at UIL Solo & Ensemble, you are prepared musically and are on time when the accompaniment starts. The accompanists are scheduled to be at Johnson High School for very specific dates and times which means there is no opportunity to reschedule or make up missed times.

The Johnson Winter Guard is continuing to put in the hard work needed to be successful! Both the Varsity and Non-Varsity guards are improving with every rehearsal, and we can’t wait to see them in their first performance!! Check the Jaguar Band Calendar for those dates and locations.

If you or your child is a percussionist, we are excited to announce that the Jaguar Percussion Camps are starting this week. These camps are for all percussionists who are currently in grades 8, 9, 10 & 11. This is the time that the students get to experience all of the percussion that High School Band has to offer. It also starts the process for determining what instrument each student will play in the marching band this fall!

Wind Ensemble continues their Tuesday 5 - 7 p.m. rehearsals this week. We had a great rehearsal last week and need to continue this same level of rehearsal as we continue to select and prepare the music for UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Evaluation. Make sure you or your student are seated and ready to go with music, pencil, mutes and everything needed for a great rehearsal at 5 p.m. sharp on Tuesday!!

Finally, just as stated last week, we need to start spreading the word about how great the Jag Band is and that we want all of our existing members and our rising 8th graders to make sure band is on their schedule! We want our band family to continue to grow and expand!!

Have a great week and GO JAGS!!

Have a great week!

Mr. Lucita

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*see Charms calendar for more dates. Sync calendar to your phone!

February 8, 2021

Winter Guard Practice

5 - 8 p.m.

February 9, 2021

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

5 - 7 p.m.


*ZOOM (log in info in 2/6 Charms email)

5 - 6:30pm

February 10, 2021

Marching Percussion Conditioning Camps

5 - 7 p.m.

February 11, 2021

Winter Guard Practice

5 - 8 p.m.

Spirit Night @ Mod Pizza in Kyle

10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

February 20, 2021

Solo & Ensemble Contest @ Hays High School

March 2021

UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest

Winter Guard competes in Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC)

April 10, 2021

JHS Band and Guard hosting TCGC @ JHS

*set up Friday evening; competition all day Saturday

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sign up to join the Winter Guard for the Spring semester!

Benefits of Joining the Jaguar Color Guard Program

  • Perform year-round in a varsity sport that enables you to meet your PE credit. The sport ties together dance, theater/acting, athletics, and the beauty of using equipment to visually portray music.
  • Gain lifelong friends
  • Have academic support via UIL Eligibility.
  • Get the opportunity to travel on exciting trips!
  • Have a team of directors that believe you can achieve anything!

Help us spread the word about this wonderful program.

Interested? Email or speak with Mr. Duffy!

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Band Sponsorships and opportunity to put Student names on trailer!

The Johnson Jaguar Band depends in large part on the fundraising efforts of the Band Boosters. Sponsorships are a very important part of fundraising. Our Sponsorship levels have been updated, and we have a lot of exciting options for businesses AND families! We ask that every family please share this brochure with anyone you know that has a business. We are eager to help promote businesses in our community that support the Jaguar Band! If you would like color copies of our Sponsorship Brochure, we are happy to provide them.


Melissa Frensley

Carmen Sifuentes

A new addition to our Sponsorship options is the Friends and Family Level. This level offers various options for businesses as well as an option for band families: For $200, you can have your child’s name and graduation year on our band trailer indefinitely with the option to simultaneously add sibling name for an additional $100.

Details of all Sponsorship Options can be found at

Thank you for your support of the Johnson Jaguar Band!

Rookie Corner

This section is for all new (Rookie!) parents! Here we will focus on various points of information that we believe would be helpful to families in their first year with the Jaguar Band.

8th Grade Percussion Camps Begin this Week!

8th grade camps for woodwinds and brass will be starting soon! 8th grade camps for JAGuard will start in March! These camps are not mandatory but they will definitely give your student a strong start to the 2021 marching season! It's a great opportunity to meet 9-11th grade students and have fun!

Winter Guard

Did you know that Color Guard is year round!? In the "Spring" color guards enter competitive "winter guard" circuits. Check out last year's Jaguar Winter Guard performance on their web page located HERE. If you know of someone that might be interested in joining the winter guard for the Spring Semester, have them get in contact with Mr. Duffy! It's not too late!


The band directors and boosters primarily rely on Charms to communicate information. Make sure your information is up to date in Charms. Reminder that the Jaguar Band school code is: JohnsonJaguarBand

Check out our YouTube page!

Check out Jaguar Band and Guard videos!

Go to our photos page at and check out pictures from various events in which the band has participated! Some folders are open to all the public but other picture folders must be accessed with the following case-sensitive passcode: GoJags

If you have experience taking quality photos,
will be attending games or other events, and are willing to take pictures for the band, please contact Greta Von Paumgarten at

Have fun!

Other Things You Want to Know!

  • Check out the Johnson Band Spirit Gear! JB Band Merchandise is now in stock! Check out our online store for performance style caps, hoodies, long sleeve t-shirts and short-sleeved t-shirts. Both long and shirt sleeve t-shirts are available in a large JB logo and small JB logo style and have "Buda, TX" down the back.

  • Johnson: This is Us! Christmas Ornament Thought you missed out on purchasing your Jaguar Band memory ornament? They are still available for purchase on our online store! Get yours while you can! Deliveries will be scheduled at a later date.


The Johnson Jaguar Band is a student-led organization supported by the Johnson High School Band Boosters. Because your child is in Band (which includes woodwinds, brass, percussion and color guard!), you ARE a member of the JHS Band Boosters. It takes the untiring support from our Booster Parents, YOU, for the band to attain its highest potential. YOU are a big part of their success.

How can you help?


Johnson Jaguar Band es una organización dirigida por estudiantes y apoyada por los Johnson Band Boosters. Debido a que su hijo está en la banda, usted ES miembro de JHS Band Boosters. Se necesita el incansable apoyo de nuestros Padres de refuerzo, USTED, para que la banda alcance su máximo potencial. ¡TÚ eres una gran parte de su éxito!

¿Cómo puedes ayudar?

Update your CHARMS information to include BIRTHDAYS!

Log in at: the school code is: JohnsonJaguarBand

After logging in, click RETURNING students. The password is your child’s Hays CISD Student ID#. It will ask you to create a new password at that point. Please feel free to use a password of your choice.

Include birth dates so we can celebrate student birthdays!!

Find helpful documents regarding Charms on our website:


Jaguar Band uses Remind 101 to send out notifications and reminders to parents and students. Once you sign up, you can receive the messages as a text message, notification from the app or both.

Visit our website to find the correct Remind 101 codes for you and your student.

Text that code to 81010, and you're ready to go!


Registration in V.I.P.S. (Volunteers in Public Schools) is required by Hays CISD for all volunteers. Volunteers must be approved as a VIP volunteer BEFORE volunteering. Click here,, and follow the link to register with VIPS in the lower right corner.

Questions or feedback?

Contact Juliette Kroeger


Charms is the calendar program used by Hays CISD bands. Syncing your online calendar (mobile device or computer) to Charms means any changes made to practices, games, events, etc., will automatically be updated in your calendar.

Visit the Johnson Band Website ( and click on the Calendar tab at the top for instructions.