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March 28, 2021


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Important Dates

Band Sponsorships - Please Share!

Rookie Corner

Spirit Wear: Online

Chrome Car Emblems

Band Booster Membership and Committees

Formulario de Membresia e Interés del Comité

Remind 101 for 2020 - 21

VIPS REQUIRED District Volunteer Program

Sync Your Calendar


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Dear Jaguar Band Families,

Welcome to another week in the lives of the Johnson Jaguar Band! First a few celebrations from last week. We cannot believe that we have already held our first New Member Marching Camp of the 21 - 22 season, and it was a huge success! We had a great turnout from our rising 8th graders last week, and are looking forward to another great showing next week on the 6th of April! This past week we also saw all three of our concert bands attend their first-ever Pre-UIL Concert festival. The performances were amazing! And, the judges' comments and feedback were extremely complimentary and provided excellent information for future growth as we prepare for the upcoming UIL Concert and Sightreading Evaluation. We did have one unfortunate item that arose as a result of the Pre-UIL event. In an effort to sanitize the chairs after each group's performance, the sanitation spray used, unfortunately, had a negative reaction with several of our students' clothing and caused some discoloration on their seat area. It was an issue that apparently happened to multiple schools that participated last week, and I apologize to any of our students that may have had this happen. It was an unseen and unfortunate side-effect of the sanitization process they used. Lastly, we want to celebrate a great weekend performance by our amazing Winter Guards! More about that later in this letter!

This is another busy week, so let’s get started on the rundown! Tomorrow, Monday, April 29th, there is a surprise celebration for our Johnson HS Teachers and Staff! The Jaguar Band, Rosettes, Jag Cheer and our Jaguar Athletes will be out in full force supporting our teachers by waving, cheering, dancing, holding signs and making music for them. This will happen immediately after school tomorrow and will conclude at approximately 5:45. We would like everyone to be there wearing their Gold Marching Show Shirt from this year and have their music and flip folder ready immediately after school. Don’t forget to bring your Gold Shirt to school with you tomorrow!

Also, this week has already started with much success! Yesterday both of our Johnson Winter Guards competed in the TCGC festival in Georgetown. It was a great performance by both groups! Our JV Winter Guard placed 1st in their Division and our Varsity placed 2nd in their division! They both gave amazing performances and we are extremely proud of these hard-working students and their successes!

Next, coming up this week is UIL!!! This will be the first time in history that a Johnson Band has performed at UIL Concert & Sight-reading! We wish the two bands participating the best of luck!!! The Johnson Wind Symphony performs on Wednesday, and the Johnson Wind Ensemble performs on Thursday. We will wear the same concert black that we wore for Pre-UIL. Unfortunately, this year there are no audiences allowed inside the PAC; however, we will push out the results immediately once we know them! Let’s wish both of these ensembles the very best of luck!

As you can tell, our band program continues to grow and thrive as a result of our incredible band staff, our hard-working students and our dedicated and supportive parents! Let’s have another awesome week and it truly is “A Great Day To Be A Jaguar!”

Looking forward to a great week! Let’s Go Jags!

Mr. Lucita


The Johnson HS Band Program is hosting UIL on Wednesday, 3/31 and Thursday, 4/1 this week and Mr. Lucita would like the help of 2 parents on each of those days. One volunteer will operate the videos on stage for sight reading and one to monitor warm-up. No special skills necessary! Please contact Ida Musgrove at or contact the band office if you can help for any portion on either of these days.
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Please help the Jaguar Band Organization successfully host the Texas Color Guard Circuit competition on Saturday, April 10th! Color Guards from across the state will be competing at Johnson High School. Sign up by clicking HERE and help us make a great impression!


*see Charms calendar for more dates. Sync calendar to your phone!

March 29, 2021

Winter Guard

Varsity & JV

5 - 8 p.m.

March 30, 2021

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

5 - 7 p.m.

March 31, 2021

Marching Percussion Conditioning Camps

5 - 7 p.m.

April 1, 2021

Winter Guard

Varsity & JV

5 - 8 p.m.

March 31, 2021

UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest

Wind Symphony

April 1, 2021

UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest

Wind Ensemble

April 10, 2021

JHS Band and Guard hosting TCGC @ JHS

*set up Friday evening; competition all day Saturday

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Band Sponsorships and opportunity to put Student names on trailer!

The Johnson Jaguar Band depends in large part on the fundraising efforts of the Band Boosters. Sponsorships are a very important part of fundraising. Our Sponsorship levels have been updated, and we have a lot of exciting options for businesses AND families! We ask that every family please share this brochure with anyone you know that has a business. We are eager to help promote businesses in our community that support the Jaguar Band! If you would like color copies of our Sponsorship Brochure, we are happy to provide them.


Melissa Frensley

Carmen Sifuentes

A new addition to our Sponsorship options is the Friends and Family Level. This level offers various options for businesses as well as an option for band families: For $200, you can have your child’s name and graduation year on our band trailer indefinitely with the option to simultaneously add sibling name for an additional $100.

Details of all Sponsorship Options can be found at

Thank you for your support of the Johnson Jaguar Band!

Rookie Corner

This section is for all new (Rookie!) parents! Here we will focus on various points of information that we believe would be helpful to families in their first year with the Jaguar Band.

8th Grade Spring Camps

8th grade and high school percussion camp continues.

8th grade camps for woodwinds and brass will be starting soon!

8th grade camps for the Jaguar Guard (JAGuard) will start in March!

*These camps are not mandatory but they will definitely give your student a strong start to the 2021 marching season! It's a great opportunity to meet 9-11th grade students and have fun!


The band directors and boosters primarily rely on Charms to communicate information. Make sure your information is up to date in Charms. Reminder that the Jaguar Band school code is: JohnsonJaguarBand

Check out our YouTube page!

Check out Jaguar Band and Guard videos!

Go to our photos page at and check out pictures from various events in which the band has participated! Some folders are open to all the public but other picture folders must be accessed with the following case-sensitive passcode: GoJags

If you have experience taking quality photos,
will be attending games or other events, and are willing to take pictures for the band, please contact Greta Von Paumgarten at

Have fun!

Other Things You Want to Know!

  • Check out the Johnson Band Spirit Gear! JB Band Merchandise is now in stock! Check out our online store for performance style caps, hoodies, long sleeve t-shirts and short-sleeved t-shirts. Both long and shirt sleeve t-shirts are available in a large JB logo and small JB logo style and have "Buda, TX" down the back.

  • Johnson: This is Us! Christmas Ornament Thought you missed out on purchasing your Jaguar Band memory ornament? They are still available for purchase on our online store! Get yours while you can! Deliveries will be scheduled at a later date.


The Johnson Jaguar Band is a student-led organization supported by the Johnson High School Band Boosters. Because your child is in Band (which includes woodwinds, brass, percussion and color guard!), you ARE a member of the JHS Band Boosters. It takes the untiring support from our Booster Parents, YOU, for the band to attain its highest potential. YOU are a big part of their success.

How can you help?


Johnson Jaguar Band es una organización dirigida por estudiantes y apoyada por los Johnson Band Boosters. Debido a que su hijo está en la banda, usted ES miembro de JHS Band Boosters. Se necesita el incansable apoyo de nuestros Padres de refuerzo, USTED, para que la banda alcance su máximo potencial. ¡TÚ eres una gran parte de su éxito!

¿Cómo puedes ayudar?

Update your CHARMS information to include BIRTHDAYS!

Log in at: the school code is: JohnsonJaguarBand

After logging in, click RETURNING students. The password is your child’s Hays CISD Student ID#. It will ask you to create a new password at that point. Please feel free to use a password of your choice.

Include birth dates so we can celebrate student birthdays!!

Find helpful documents regarding Charms on our website:


Jaguar Band uses Remind 101 to send out notifications and reminders to parents and students. Once you sign up, you can receive the messages as a text message, notification from the app or both.

Visit our website to find the correct Remind 101 codes for you and your student.

Text that code to 81010, and you're ready to go!


Registration in V.I.P.S. (Volunteers in Public Schools) is required by Hays CISD for all volunteers. Volunteers must be approved as a VIP volunteer BEFORE volunteering. Click here,, and follow the link to register with VIPS in the lower right corner.

Questions or feedback?

Contact Juliette Kroeger


Charms is the calendar program used by Hays CISD bands. Syncing your online calendar (mobile device or computer) to Charms means any changes made to practices, games, events, etc., will automatically be updated in your calendar.

Visit the Johnson Band Website ( and click on the Calendar tab at the top for instructions.