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March 7, 2021


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Important Dates

March Spirit Night

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


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Dear Jaguar Band Families,

The weeks just keep flying by, and new events and opportunities for our Jaguar Band members just keep coming!

We are now entering the final week before Spring Break! However, before we get to what is coming up, we want to celebrate our successes from this past weekend! Numerous Jaguar Band members participated in the UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest. We had thirty-seven instrumentalists earn a Superior rating, and eleven of those will advance to the Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest. We also had a superior rating from Kyra Bevil who participated in the UIL Twirling Contest this weekend. Congratulations to all of our students who participated!

This coming week we see our Winter Guard continue with after-school practice on Monday, Thursday and Friday. This Saturday both our JV & Varsity Guards will compete in their first contest of the year at Davenport HS in New Braunfels!! We wish them the VERY best of luck!!

Our Wind Ensemble will have their regularly-scheduled rehearsal Tuesday, March 9, at 5 p.m. This week we will also have a guest clinician Wednesday during class, and we would like our virtual students who attend after school practice to participate in that clinic. When we return from Spring Break, Wind Ensemble will shift its after-school rehearsals to Monday evenings from 5-7 p.m. making it possible for our current and future SLT members to participate in the New Member Marching Camps on Tuesdays!

When we return from Spring Break we will have our first New Member Marching Camp Tuesday, March 23, from 5 - 7 p.m. Please help spread the word about this camp to ensure all of our rising 8th graders attend!! Additionally, that week we will have a Pre-UIL Festival at the Hays PAC March 24th & 25th. UIL will follow the very next week on March 31 & April 1st.

Don't forget our Snap fundraiser that starts this WEDNESDAY! It is a very important fundraiser for the band program!

Looking forward to a great week! Let’s Go Jags!

Mr. Lucita

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

March 8, 2021

Winter Guard

Varsity & JV

5 - 8 p.m.

March 9, 2021

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

5 - 7 p.m.

Band Booster General Membership MEETING (Current and future parents of winds, percussion, and guard are invited - we will start planning for the 2021 fall marching season)

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Zoom info will be emailed!

March 10, 2021

Marching Percussion Conditioning Camps

5 - 7 p.m.

Chipotle Spirit Night FUNDRAISER

4 - 8 p.m.

Snap Raise Fundraiser Begins!

March 11, 2021

Varsity & JV

5 - 8 p.m.

March 12, 2021

Varsity & JV

*Parent preview at 7:30pm!

5 - 8 p.m.

March 13, 2021

Winter Guard competes in Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC)

Davenport HS, New Braunfels

*Meet at JHS at 1:45pm to send them off with luck!

Send-Off for Winter Guard at 2 p.m.

March 24 & 25, 2021

Pre-UIL Festival

Hays CISD Performing Arts Center

March 27, 2021

Winter Guard competes in Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC)

Georgetown HS, Georgetown

March 31 - April 1, 2021

UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest

April 10, 2021

JHS Band and Guard hosting TCGC @ JHS

*set up Friday evening; competition all day Saturday

Spirit Night: March 10, 2021 4 - 8 p.m. @ Chipotle

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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 Spring Camps

8th grade and high school percussion camp continues.

8th grade camps for woodwinds and brass will be starting soon!

8th grade camps for the Jaguar Guard (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!


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.