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summer band 2021!

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What's happening this week (August 2 - 7)

Click here for the full Johnson Jaguar Band Calendar.


August 2

Summer Band (8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

Color Guard Parent meeting (7:30 - 9 p.m. in the Johnson HS Color Guard Room)

Jaguar Jog Planning Committee Meeting (5:30 p.m. @ The Texican in Kyle)


August 3

Summer Band (8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

Band Booster Committee Chair Training (6:15 - 7:15 p.m.)

Band Booster General Membership Meeting (7:30 - 9 p.m. in the JHS Band Hall)

--All band and guard parents are invited!


August 4

Summer Band (8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

Jaguar Band to attend DCI in Austin (6:30 - 11:30 p.m.)


August 5

Summer Band (8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.)


August 6

Summer Band (8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.)


August 7

Johnson Jaguar Jamboree

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A message from mr. Lucita

Summer band is officially underway! What an outstanding first three days we had last week. Our incoming freshmen and upperclassmen did an awesome job those first three days, and we couldn't have asked for a better start. A giant shoutout to our SLTs who are making such an incredible impact on what we are doing. Their excitement, energy, and passion are setting the standard for everything we can achieve this year.


We are excited to have more students participating in the Masterclasses this fall as they are preparing for the TMEA District, Region, Area, and All-State auditions. As our students improve as individual musicians, so does our overall band program. I would also like to encourage all of our band students to enroll in private lessons. There is nothing better than getting that individual attention on your specific musical development from a professional musician. See Mrs. Mendez for a private lesson form. Enrollment time is now so the lesson teachers can build the studio schedules. I can't emphasize enough the importance and impact private lessons have.


Let's take a quick look ahead for this week. Everyone should have their electronic device on Monday morning and we hope the students took some time this weekend to review the Ultimate Drill Book app, affectionately known as UDB. This is something new for us this year; every student will have all of their data and coordinates for marching band, plus a ton more information, available at their fingertips. No more paper copies to keep track of, plus you can also import your music into the app as well. We will create a folder on the district Google Drive and upload all parts of the show music so students can access it digitally for the app. Again, make sure you are familiar with the app and how everything works prior to the downbeat Monday morning. If you do not have a digital device, please see a director. We will help find a solution and ensure your success.


Some exciting things happening this week. Wednesday we are honored to have the Mandarin's Drum & Bugle Corps visit us at Johnson High School. They will arrive early Wednesday morning and will be rehearsing at Johnson as they prepare for the Drum Corps International (DCI) show in Round Rock Wednesday night. DCI is like professional marching band! Musicians and guard audition from around the nation to participate in these corps and compete against each other in locations around the nation throughout the summer. We are extremely excited that our students have the opportunity to be a part of this activity and watch this incredible group rehearse in Jaguar Stadium that day. Getting to see a rehearsal of that caliber and witness the dedication, focus, and commitment will absolutely have a positive impact upon our student and staff's approach to rehearsals this fall. We are also excited that we are able to take our Jaguar Band to the DCI show in Round Rock at Kelly Reeves Stadium that evening.


This week we have the Jaguar Jamboree at Johnson High School on Saturday. There are tons of festivities, opportunities to pick up your Jag Swag, and an introduction of our 2021 Jaguar Band, Rosettes, Cheer, and Football Team. All Jaguar Band members should be at the Johnson Band Hall ready to go at 10 a.m. Wear your "Property of Johnson Jaguar Band" shirt. Any shorts and athletic shoes are acceptable for this event. We will enter the gym for the pep rally portion starting at 10:15 a.m. Once we are finished we will dismiss for the barbecue and for everyone to head home to start a wonderful weekend.


Lastly, this week starts a few of our extended days and will also be the launch of the 2021 Jaguar Band Olympics! Our SLTs have been working hard to develop these band Olympic games for you, and we can't wait to see which section takes the gold!


There are so many great things happening with our Jaguar Band, and the future is so exciting! Let's continue the excitement and have an incredible week 2. It's a great day to be a Jaguar!


Mr. Lucita

CARPOOLING!

If you are interested in communicating with others about carpooling or you are willing to help carpool members to practice, please click on button below and fill out the form.


Please know that the JHS Boosters organization does not endorse or organize carpools, we only help interested parties find each other. Each evening this week we will take all of the collected information from those expressing interest in carpooling, and then distribute the list to those who have signed up so they can contact each other and form carpools that meet their timing and location needs. This is a "self organizing" activity. Each person is responsible for working out their arrangements with others. The JHS Booster Organization is unable to coordinate carpools.


*Another good way to organize carpooling is to contact your section via your sections GroupMe. If you are not yet connected, contact your Parent Section Lead.

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What do i need to know this week?

Band Aids

Parents, please help the Jaguar Band have a safe and fun summer band experience! We need parents who are willing to be available should students need extra cooling off! Sign up to staff the Band Aids tent.


Summer Band Meal Plan

Week 2 Menu can be found here!


Jaguar Jog Planning Committee Meeting

Jaguar Jog is coming soon! Join us in planning the best event at our next committee meeting, Monday, August 2, at 5:30 pm at The Texican in Kyle. Sign up to volunteer on race day (on the volunteer page) and sign up for the race (www.jaguarjog.com).


Jaguar Band Photos

Visit our Jaguar Band website for photos of the band and guard. The password is GoJags.


Game Day Meal Plan

The deadline to purchase the Game Day Meal Plan is August 15. The Game Day meal plan is intended for marching students and is optional but HIGHLY recommended. It is extremely difficult to bring your child meals after school on game days. In addition, students are not allowed to leave campus on football game days to get food and are not permitted to visit the concession stand or have food delivered by friends or family during football games. Students are to remain with the band during the entirety of the football game.


Jaguar Band Sponsorships

Sponsorship is a key part of the Johnson Jaguar Band’s success. Because the band receives limited funding from the district, we rely on donations from generous sponsors to maintain the excellence of our program and help our students compete at their highest level against top programs in the country. Funds donated by sponsors are used to pay for a variety of expenses that the band incurs on a yearly basis. Some of these costs include music & drill design, technicians and instructors, the maintenance of our instruments & band trailer, contest fees, uniform upkeep, and so much more! We offer many different levels of sponsorship and a variety of benefits. Please consider donating to the JHS Band and help to support a program that encourages and develops students in our community!

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.


Register for Band Emails: Make sure you and your student are in our Charms system.


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.

What's coming up?

Click here for more upcoming events.


August 18

MOD Pizza Take-Out and Delivery Fundraiser!

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

151 Evans Drive, Kyle, TX

Donating Back: 20%


August 26

JHS Football @ Crockett (7:30 p.m.)


September 2

JHS Football vs Lockhart (7 p.m.)


September 18

Join us for our 3rd annual Jaguar Jog 5k/10k supporting the Johnson Jaguar Band!

7 a.m. @ Johnson High School, 4260 FM 967, Buda, TX 78610

How do i buy johnson jaguar band swag?

Visit our website for Spirit Gear & Merchandise!


New items will be available on our web store soon--car decals, clear bags, and shorts. Non-personalized decals are in and will be available at Jaguar Jamboree. Athletic pants/joggers, a new shirt design, beanies, polos, and a jacket will be available in the coming weeks, too.

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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Sponsorships: Visit our website to find ways to support and sponsor the Johnson Jaguar Band & Guard.


Corporate Sponsorship: Corporate sponsorships are a fantastic way for local businesses to support the Jaguar Band AND raise awareness about your company in our community. . There are several different levels of sponsorship available each with its own unique incentives. Download our brochure or click on the image to explore the various tax-deductible options available.