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Bands of America West Texas Regional Band Champions!! #Biababy

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WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK (October 4 - 9)

Click here for the full Johnson Jaguar Band Calendar.


October 4

After-school rehearsal (5 - 8 p.m.)


October 5

After-school rehearsal (5 - 8 p.m.)

Band Booster Executive Board Meeting (6:30 - 9:30 p.m.)


October 7

After-school rehearsal (5 - 7 p.m.)


October 8

Before-school rehearsal (7 - 8 a.m.)

JHS @ San Antonio Veterans (7:30 p.m. Rutledge Stadium in Converse, TX)


October 9

US Bands Liberty Hill Regional Competition (Panther Stadium in Liberty Hill, TX)

JHS performs in preliminary competition at 2:45 p.m. @ Panther Stadium, 16500 W. State Hwy 29, Liberty Hill, TX 78642.

A message from Mr. Lucita

What a weekend!!!! We can not say enough how proud we are of the accomplishments this weekend! Two firsts for the Johnson Jaguar Band!! This weekend the Jaguars made history by making finals in a BOA Regional!! This was the first time the Jaguar Band has ever earned a coveted spot in a BOA finals event! History was made again when the Jaguar Band walked away from the BOA Regional Final as the BOA West Texas Regional CHAMPIONS!! What a weekend and what an accomplishment!

Now, as well all know, success for one group is often motivation for another! We are now the band that others want to beat! That means that we cannot let down our work ethic, our desire for success or our commitment to be #undeniable! Let’s continue this week with even better rehearsals and continued adjustments and improvement!

This week we will also kick off our fall fundraiser! We must make this fundraiser a huge success to help us continue to reach even higher goals and aspirations! Help us raise the funds to continue to grow and expand our program. This fundraiser will be pushed out by the students through their phones using texts rather than emails and will only come from the students' devices, so emails and phone numbers do not get shared. Please start brainstorming for families and friends that may contribute to our fundraiser and put their phone numbers in the students' phones. There will be an online site that individuals can donate but the direction and links will come directly from the students. We hope this new platform helps parents and students feel more comfortable reaching out and not needing to share emails or numbers. This is the same platform that many of our Johnson athletics and other programs are using this year! Help us make this fundraiser a huge success!

This week's schedule is a normal rehearsal schedule with no time adjustments! Thank you everyone for your flexibility last week with the time adjustments! Please keep an eye on the calendar for the upcoming weeks as there are various events and holidays quickly approaching!

This is the week of eligibility impact. Any student failing will become ineligible Friday at 4:30 p.m. Ineligible students are not allowed to participate in games or contests but are still expected to attend rehearsals. This allows them to help their replacement marcher learn the drill and most importantly it allows any ineligible students to keep up with all new drills, music and choreography that gets added. This also allows the students who regain their eligibility in three weeks to be able to move back into the ensemble in a performer capacity even if different from their previous assignment.

This weekend we travel to San Antonio for a game on Friday and then to Liberty Hill for a USBands Competition on Saturday!! Let’s continue to share the excitement and excellence of our “YPG to the Neitherworld” with a new audience and a new group of bands!

As always “It’s a Great Day to be a Jaguar”
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"Show Shirts" are available for purchase!

What is a "show shirt"? It's a shirt specifically designed to celebrate and memorialize this year's competition show. Parents can purchase them to wear them at performances - especially competitions! It is always great for the students to see their fans in the stands with the show shirt!
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LOVE THESE PICTURES?

Make sure to check more out at https://johnsonbands.smugmug.com/ (password: GoJags)


And big thanks to our Jaguar Marching Band photographers - parent volunteers: Juliette Kroeger, Mark McDaid, and Lucretia Wise!

What do i need to know this week?

Bands of America Shop/T-Shirts

If your student was unable to purchase a t-shirt or other souvenirs at the competition this past weekend, you may do so by visiting their website.


New Volunteers & VIP

Are you a new volunteer? Please know that once you register with VIP you do not get a notice from the district that you are cleared. Please follow up your registration with emailing a photo of yourself to Tracye for your badge and then checking in with her to find out when it's ready for pick-up. Unless you hear something from the district, go ahead and assume you are cleared to volunteer twenty-four hours after submitting your application.


Sign-Making Parties & Send-offs for Competition

Each year parents and supporters of the Jag Band & Guard gather to wave at the busses and send off the kids to competitions. Please click here to learn more about upcoming sign-making parties and send-offs!


Names on Uniform Parts

Please write your student's name in their shoes with a white or silver paint pen. Also write names in summer uniform parts (i.e. polo, khaki shorts, CG leggings/pants and tops) If you need to order replacement shoes for any reason, click here.


Band Photos

Band group and individual photos have been uploaded to chaparralphoto.com. You may view and purchase them through their website


Sign up for a Committee!

Choose the way you would like to provide support to the Jaguar Band by clicking HERE!

What's coming up?

Click here for more upcoming events


October 11

Hays CISD Holiday


October 12

Hays CISD Holiday BUT Johnson Jaguar Band rehearsal 5 - 8 p.m.!


October 13

Spirit Night @ Chipotle in Southpark Meadows


October 15

8th Grade Band Night at JHS Varsity football game (w/ McCormick & Dahlstrom 8th graders)


October 16

March Band Clinic w/ Guest Conductor @ Shelton Stadium (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.). More information to come.


October 19

UIL Region Marching Band Contest


October 20

Hays CISD Marching Band Festival (7 p.m.)

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT UNIFORMS!

Uniform replacement policy:

Please know that if your student forgets one of the items listed below, they will need to purchase a replacement as we cannot "lend" these out because we cannot resell used items. Furthermore, there are approximately 200 members in the marching band, and handing these items out without recouping cost is way too costly and unsustainable.


We accept cash or credit card. If students are unable to pay on that day, your account will be billed. Please know that any debt left outstanding will result in a hold with the school that could prevent your student from such things as purchasing prom tickets to qualifying for exemptions from finals.


Lastly, for Band and Guard students, please put your student's name on ALL UNIFORM PARTS. We recommend using paint pens/sharpies. If they are labeled, we can get those items back to your student - if they are not labeled, we cannot get those items back to them and it may result in you paying unnecessarily for replacements.


Prices of replacement items:

Polo $24

khaki shorts $20

water jug $8

wristband $3

black socks $2

black gloves $3 (gloves will be passed out this week)


With that said, if you have old summer uniform items that your student no longer uses and that are in good shape, please send those to the band hall. The uniform crew will be creating a "Uniform Closet" from which will first be utilized to assist any families in need and, if sizes are available, students can check out to borrow. Please know that if the item is not returned within 5 school days, your account will be charged the appropriate amount and outstanding debts will result in holds for your student as was explained above.


Sincerely,

Jaguar Marching Band Uniform Crew

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.

How do i buy johnson jaguar band swag?

Visit our website for Spirit Gear & Merchandise!


Now available on our web store--car decals, clear bags, shorts, athletic pants/joggers, a new shirt design, beanies, polos, and a jacket will be available in the coming weeks, too.

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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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COLOR GUARD CORNER!

Practice shirts for this week: (this will be the order of practice shirts for every week unless we update you with any necessary changes)

Monday: white

Tuesday: black

Thursday: grey

Friday: white

Saturday: black (on bus)


Game day.

Pep rally day: Black/gold summer uniform with black sneakers

Game/halftime performance: Show costume/hair/makeup with black jazz shoes


US Bands Competition: Show costume/hair/makeup


Make sure to bring the following items for Friday and Saturday:

  1. Bodywrapper
  2. black jazz shoes (wear black thin no show socks)
  3. Hair products for "Show Hair" (Hair must be up)
  4. Makeup (Show makeup)
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR NAMES ON YOUR BODYWRAPPER AND SHOES!