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In this week's newsletter

  • Breakdown Camp Awesome Video!
  • Meal Plans 2022 - 23 The Competition Meal Plan is REQUIRED. All others are optional.
  • Important Summer Notes Please complete the Interest Form for Tickets, Transportation & Housing to big events by JUNE 30.
  • Sign up for Picture Day time slot!
  • What Is Summer Band?
  • Video: Join Pit Crew!
  • What's Happening this Month (June 2022) Please consider joining a committee to support the Band & Guard.
  • Get Involved! (Important Volunteer Information)
  • Color Guard Corner
  • DCI Tour Premier on the Big Screen
  • Rookie Parents (And Those of Us Who Need a Friendly Reminder!) Registration & Replacement Shoes
  • Save These Dates (Picture Day!)
  • Stay Strong and Healthy for Summer Band!
  • Jag Band & Guard Photos
  • Support Johnson Jaguar Band!
  • Stay Connected!

Meal plans 2022 - 23

Please note that the Competition Meal Plan is REQUIRED. We are offering a meal plan program to all marching band students for summer band days, game days, and competition days.

The Competition Meal Plan is mandatory because it’s not possible for parents to know when the students can eat. Schedules are driven by the competition hosts. All meals are fast food and will include an entrée, chips, fruit, cookie and a water. Click here for more information.

Summer Band and Game Day Meal Plans are optional. Payment deadlines for meal plans are listed below.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Julie Hoes or Blanca Velez at or Ida Musgrove @

important Summer Notes

Tickets/Transportation/Hotel for Big Events 2022 - 23

Parents, please complete this form to help the Band Boosters gauge interest in and begin planning for tickets, transportation and housing to several events this fall. Pricing will be communicated once interest is determined and payment details will be communicated prior to the events. Responses are Due by June 30!

  • Charter bus and ticket:
    • DCI San Antonio - Sat. July 23 (students and families)
  • Charter bus only:
    • BOA Midland* - October 8th
    • BOA Waco* - October 29
  • Charter bus and hotel
    • BOA Grand Nationals* - November 9-13

* Please note that Pit Crew and full day volunteers for meals/band aid/chaperones will receive complimentary tickets and discounted charter bus transportation to these events. If you plan on volunteering in this capacity, please do not submit for tickets to those events. All other attendees must purchase their own tickets through the event website.

Filling out this form does NOT reserve you a ticket, seat on the bus, or hotel room. It is merely to gauge interest for budgeting and logistical purposes.

Open Band Hall--UPDATED June 3, 2022

The band hall will be open Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. All open band hall days and times are now listed on the Johnson Band Calendar. Any large student-led sectionals need to be communicated at least one day in advance to Mr. Lucita. This is to ensure that a Director is there for safety and logistical concerns. Individuals do not need to communicate in advance. We are thrilled to have had many students already taking advantage of this program and hope that more will continue. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

All Band and Guard families: Please don't forget to pay your 2022 - 23 Fees

Fees are used to help purchase summer and competition uniforms! Please visit our website to pay 2022 - 23 Band, Guard and School Instrument Fees. We have been able to maintain the same guard fees as last year.

Sign up for Picture Day!

Picture Day is July 30th for the 2022-2023 Jaguar Band!

Sign up for your picture timeslot HERE !!

WOODWINDS, BRASS AND PERCUSSION - Wear black sleeveless compression shirt and compression shorts. BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT IF YOU WANT IT IN YOUR PHOTO.

COLOR GUARD - Wear exercise bra and black leggings or black compression shirt and black jazz pants.

ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR COMPRESSION CLOTHING (NO LOOSE SHIRTS OR SHORTS) TO CHANGE IN AND OUT OF UNIFORM. Students will change in the band halls, not restrooms. Compression clothing can be worn under regular shorts and shirts BUT they must already have compression clothes on.

Contrary to football games and competitions, HAIR AND MAKEUP CAN BE STYLED AS DESIRED FOR PHOTO


Questions can be directed to Carmen Sifuentes at

Big picture

Join pit crew!

June 18, 2022


June 24 - July 9

Band Hall/Gyms Closed

June 30

Color Guard Spin Class: Rookie night (4 - 7 p.m. @ JHS Cafeteria & Foyer)
*This is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended.

Booster Work Day (4 - 7 p.m.)

Build, paint, and organize! Come when you can for as long as you can. Let's get ready for the 2022 marching season!

July 1

Color Guard Spin Class: Veteran night (4 - 7 p.m. @ JHS Cafeteria & Foyer)

*This is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended.

Booster Work Day (4 - 7 p.m.)

Build, paint, and organize! Come when you can for as long as you can. Let's get ready for the 2022 marching season!

July 13

Summer Band Meal Plan payment due.


August 12

Game Day Meal Plan payment due.


September 10

Competition Meal Plan payment due.


Get Involved!

Have you signed up to volunteer yet?

All volunteers in Hays CISD must sign up here before volunteering.

Complete our Committee Interest Form to be informed on upcoming committee meetings as they begin:

Join the Band Boosters:

Johnson Workday

Color Guard Corner

  • Color Guard Spin Camps are on the Charms google calendar. Please know that these classes are not mandatory but highly recommended.
  • Please make sure your student eats before attending Spin Camps. We highly encourage you to send snacks with your student and ensure they are bringing a water bottle! Even indoors, guard work is a workout!

  • MANDATORY COLOR GUARD CAMP, July 21 & 22, 10am - 5pm. All 2022 color guard students must attend. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Duffy,

Rookie and Returning Parents: Registration and Replacement Shoes

Registration links Refer to Mrs. Mendez's Charms email but registration items can also be found on our website here: (its in 2 places - under “I Want To…… See Documents & Resources" AND under “I Am A ….. Parent”, “Required Documents"
    1. Rank One forms (only do one time for both athletics and band)
    2. Parent Information Form
    3. 8 Hour UIL Form
    4. Physical (requires dr signature) Email to Mrs. Tracye prior to start of summer band.

Returning band students who need replacement marching shoes but missed ordering prior to the June 6 deadline: please order your own shoes via one of the vendors below as Ms. Mendez will not be placing another order for fall. Marching shoes are DSI-9001 Viper Marching Band Shoes in black.

DCI Tour Premier on the Big Screen

Drum Corps International (DCI) is known as marching music's "major league". Band and guard students up to the age of 21 audition for corps located across the nation to compete in the DCI circuit. The DCI competition circuit takes place during the summer months ending with the Championship in August. DCI is also the place that influences the standard judges expect to see at high school marching band competitions. Watching DCI helps students and parents have a better understanding of what we are trying to achieve with our own marching show production:

If you would like to see the debut of the 2022 DCI season on a big screen, Fathom Events will show it on June 28th, 7:30 pm in 3 theaters in this area. Buy your movie tickets HERE.


July 11 - 14 & 18 - 21

Open Band Hall

July 14 & 15

Color Guard Spin Class (4 - 7 p.m. @ JHS Cafeteria & Foyer)
*This is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended.

July 19

Summer Band Jam (5 - 9 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

July 21 & 22

Color Guard Camp (10 a.m. - 5 p.m. @ JHS Cafeteria & Foyer)


July 23

DCI San Antonio

July 25 & 26

Percussion Camp (@ JHS Band Hall)

SLT Camp (@ JHS Band Hall)

July 27

Summer Band Begins!


Throughout the summer we will be sharing different exercises and stretches for you to stay strong and healthy over the summer.

Here is your first one!

This exercise is for ALL color guard and band members.

Jag Band & Guard Photos

Click here for Johnson Band & Guard photos throughout the year! The password is GoJags. Scroll down for the 2022 - 23 folder for more photos from Spring Camp! Photos from all football games, competitions and special events will be uploaded here throughout the year. You can download photos for free.

Support Johnson Jaguar Band!

Join the Johnson Jaguar Band Boosters!

Subscribe to Fly a Flag! Show your National Pride AND support the Johnson High School Band! The Johnson Band Boosters are offering a US Flag Subscription service! For national holidays a 3’ x 5’ flag on a pole will be placed in your front yard. The flags will be installed at least one day before the holiday and will be removed after the holiday (length of display will vary depending on when the holiday occurs). A one-year subscription to the Fly A Flag Program is $52. At this time, this service is only being offered in the Johnson High School attendance zone.


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