Jaguar Band Newsletter

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2022 - 23 Show reveal

a note from your director

This is a special "Mr. Malik Edition" of the Newsletter!

While Mr. Lucita is off in Branson, MO, the so-called “Live Entertainment Capital of the World” (a dubious claim, to be sure), I get to check in with our wonderful Jag Band family and keep you updated on the latest and greatest concerning our amazing program!

First off, auditions for next year’s Student Leadership Team were held last Friday. Fifty students went through a rigorous audition and interview process, including ten candidates for our Drum Major positions. Everyone did incredibly well, and we look forward to introducing our newest SLTs next week. Keep an eye out for the announcement in your email and on our social media. I want to personally thank our judges, Mr. Damon Knight, Director of Bands at San Marcos HS, Mr. Michael Hanrahan, Associate Director of Bands at Pflugerville HS, and Mr. Raymond Holland, Color Guard Director at Lehman HS. These gentlemen tackled the tough task of giving unbiased, honest feedback that is integral to our audition process.

Tuesday is our Rookie Camp for all new and incoming members of the Jag Band and Guard. Students will meet from 5 - 7 PM. These are the crucial first steps as we continue our jOURney towards excellence and our growing presence on a national level. Grand Nationals will be here before you know it, and every moment counts as we work to better ourselves individually and as a program.

Speaking of Grand Nationals, our GroupFund crowd sourced fund raising campaign is in full swing! This is the EASIEST way to raise crucial money needed to get our kids to Grand Nationals. Every member of the band and guard has an individual goal of raising $500. Please share your child’s link. It only takes a few seconds. The more exposure the campaign receives, the more money we can raise. Currently, we have just over $9,000 committed. This is a great start, but let’s keep spreading awareness!

Thanks and as always, IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A JAGUAR.



Jaguard Band GroupFund

Help send the 2022-2023 Jaguar Marching Band to Grand Nationals! Our group goal is $30,000! Only a little more than a week left to get us there!


Click here for the full Johnson Jaguar Band Calendar.

April 26

Color Guard Camp (5 - 7 p.m.)

Rookie/SLT Training (5 - 7 p.m.)

April 27

Front Ensemble Rehearsal (5 - 7 p.m.)

April 28

Drumline Rehearsal (5 - 7 p.m.)

April 29

Color Guard Lock-in (JHS Band Hall)

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May 2

Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal (4:30 - 6 p.m.)

May 3

Color Guard Camp (5 - 8 p.m.)

May 4

Front Ensemble Rehearsal (5 - 7 p.m.)

May 5

Drumline Rehearsal

May 10

Color Guard Camp (5 - 8 p.m.)

May 12

Spring Concert (6 - 9 p.m. @ Hays CISD PAC)

May 15

Percussion Ensemble Dress Rehearsal (1 - 4 p.m. @ JHS Black Box Theater)

May 16

Percussion Concert (7 - 8:30 p.m. @ JHS Black Box Theater)

May 17

Band Booster General Membership Meeting (6:30 - 8 p.m. @ JHS band Hall)


May 19 & 20

Winds, Percussion & Guard Spring Training (5 - 8 p.m.)

May 21

Winds, Percussion & Guard Spring Training (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

2022 - 23 Parent Registration (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

2022 - 23 Parent Meeting (12 - 1 p.m.)

May 24

YOSA invitational Tobin Center (Wind Ensemble only, 7 - 9 p.m.)

May 26

Last Day of School

May 28 & 30


May 31

Graduation--REQUIRED for Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony Underclassmen (6 - 9:30 p.m. @ Strahan Arena)

June 21 - 23

The Breakdown Camp (to be hosted at JHS, June 21-23)

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July 27

Summer Band Begins


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how do i 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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how do i stay connected?

Get Connected: Remind App, JHS Band Calendar, Photos & Newsletters. We're also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!

Students, text the phrase @jagsmarch to 81010.

Parents, text the phase @jagbandpts to 801010.

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Volunteer: All volunteers in Hays CISD must sign up here first. THEN, join a Johnson Jaguar Band Booster Committee! Join a Committee; help with Game Days, Competitions or the Jaguar Jog; volunteer with our Fly a Flag program.