Jaguar Band Newsletter

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March 2nd - March 6th


Message From Mr. Lucita

Upcoming Rehearsals

2020 Percussion Camps

Upcoming Events

Jaguar Winter Guard Important Dates

Jaguar Caps, jOURney shirts and Tradition Begins shirts

How To Sign Up With VIPS District Volunteer Program and Log Hours

Sync Your Calendar

How To Sign Up For Remind 101

Follow Us

From Mr. Lucita

Let’s start this week by passing out a ton of Thank You’s! These are directed toward students, staff, families, and friends.

This Saturday the Johnson Band hosted a Texas Color Guard Circuit Contest at our campus. There were almost forty groups competing in this event. These groups traveled from locations including the surrounding Austin area, Waco and as far south as the Rio Grande Valley. We were happy to welcome them to Johnson High School and provide an incredible experience for our visitors. This could not have been done without the time, effort, and commitment of our wonderful parents!! From the signs to the food, and even down to folding the floors, it was the volunteers that made this a contest that groups will want to return to again in the future! It was absolutely incredible and I cannot say these two words enough: THANK YOU!!

In addition to hosting this event, we also had a group competing! They had an awesome performance and for the third straight week, the Jaguar Winter Guard walked away with a first place finish in their division!! We are super proud of this group of hard working students and their accomplishments!!

This week we kick off our Vertical Fundraiser!!! Brian Lee will be on campus Tuesday during our band classes for the Text Blitz and Official Launch! Make sure every student turns in their 20 email addresses. We will only have two band fundraisers a year and it is extremely important that every student participate to help us raise the much needed funds. This crowdsourcing fundraiser has been extremely successful for multiple bands in our area and we want to reach that same level of success! We can make this fundraiser great, so let’s have everything turned in tomorrow! We officially kick off on Tuesday!

We want to wish our Johnson Choir the best of luck as they perform in a Pre-UIL concert this Tuesday!! May their performance be awesome!

This week we continue our weekly rehearsal and sectional schedule. Please make sure that you check the band calendar for dates, times and locations!!


Upcoming Rehearsals

Monday, 3/2: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

Monday, 3/2: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Guard Rehearsal (NO REHEARSAL per Mr. Duffy)

Tuesday, 3/3: 7:45 am - 8:30 am: Wind Ensemble Flute Sectional

Tuesday, 3/3: 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm: Wind Ensemble Low Winds Sectional

Tuesday, 3/3 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: 2020 Marching Percussion Camp

Wednesday, 3/4: 7:45 am - 8:30 am: Wind Ensemble Clarinet Sectional

Wednesday, 3/4: 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm: Wind Ensemble Trumpet Sectional

Thursday, 3/5: 7:45 am - 8:30 am: Wind Ensemble Horn Sectional

Thursday, 3/5: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Guard Rehearsal

Friday, 3/6: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Guard Rehearsal

2020 Percussion Camps

These camps will serve as a fundamental training program for all students (8th - 10th Grade) interested in being a part of the 2020 JHS Marching Percussion Section.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Tuesdays: 3/3, 3/10, 3/24

Upcoming Events

3/7: Guard Cedar Ridge Area Qualifier Show (details to come)

3/7: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Chipotle South Park Meadows Spirit Night Fundraiser

3/10: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Johnson Band Boosters General Membership Meeting

3/14: Guard State Qualifier TCGC Show at Vista Ridge

3/16-3/20: Spring Break

3/25 - 3/26: JHS Hosts High School Pre-UIL Festival

3/27 - 3/28: Guard State Championships

3/31: JHS Hosts UIL 6A C/SR

* Please see the calendar on Charms or Band Booster website for details. Details below.

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Don't Miss Your Chance To Buy A jOURney Shirt or Tradition Begins Shirt!

We are almost sold out of jOURney Shirts and Tradition Begins shirts! We have lowered the price on both shirts to $10 each. You can order at our website.

(Students have all received a complimentary show shirt courtesy of the Band Boosters! Shirts that are being sold are the parent/family shirts. Student shirts are black and Parent/family shirts are royal blue. Both have 2019 show dates on the back.)

How to sign up with VIPS district volunteer program and log hours

V.I.P.S. (Volunteers in Public Schools) is required by HaysCISD for all volunteers that will be around students. Volunteers must be approved as a VIP volunteer BEFORE volunteering.


  • From choose Community> Become a Hays
  • CISD volunteer.
  • Follow the prompts given to complete the application.
  • Our VIPS coordinator is Ms. Conder. When you visit the band hall, please see her immediately to get a name badge. Bring your driver’s license in for her to see.


  • Go to
  • Choose the “Community” tab
  • Click on "Overview"
  • Click on “Click here to begin the registration process for Hays VIPs"
  • Login to Hays VIPs
  • Click on the drop down menu on the top left –“volunteer” and then "opportunities"
  • Scroll down to "Other Location Activities"
  • Choose Johnson High School as location, add dates and hours (you may add in volunteer work done this school year).

* Questions or feedback: Carmen Sifuentes

Sync Your Calendar to Charms!

Syncing your online (mobile device or computer) calendar to Charms means any changes made to practices, games, events, etc., will automatically be updated in your calendar. While you might see some things that do not apply to your student, having too much information may be better than not having enough!

Visit the Johnson Band Website for information on how to sync the Charms calendar to your phone. "How to sync" links are located above calendar. Just click on link appropriate for your type of phone!

How To Sign Up For Remind 101

Remind 101 is a communication option used by lots of teachers and clubs. Once signed up, you can either get the app and look at your messages in the app or you can receive the messages as a text message (or both).

To sign up for Remind 101 for band notifications:

  1. Send a text message to 81010 (enter this number where you would enter the phone number)
  2. The message will be @jagband19 (type this where you would type your text message)
  3. Hit "send"
  4. If you did this successfully, you will receive a text informing you that you signed up for the band remind messages.

Signing up for Remind for other clubs or classes will be similar. You will always send a text to 81010 but what you type into the text box will be different. For example, for an English class, it might be @smithsenglishclass.

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Remind 101 Full Band Code - Text @jagband19 to 81010

Remind 101 Parents Code - Text @jbparents to 81010

Remind 101 Pit Crew Code - Text @pitcrewja to 81010