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BAND AND GUARD WORK DAY TOMORROW! Monday, Jan. 3, 1-8pm (details below)
a note from your director
WELCOME BACK!!! We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Holiday and a very Happy New Year! We are excited to kick off this semester and welcome all of the items that we undertake this spring!
We are officially kicking off our JHS Winter Guards competitive season! They have already been rehearsing and working hard to prepare to have another great year! Can’t wait to see this incredible group of students take the floor this spring!
Solo & Ensemble will be here before you know it! This week we must verify each student's solo title! Students will receive a copy of their entry form to verify the title, grade and movement of their solo. The pianist accompaniment schedule will be passed out this week, and those rehearsals will start soon. Please make sure you have paid your accompanist fee of $30. You may bring payment into Mrs. Mendez, or you may pay online using the fair share portal at: https://hayscisd.revtrak.net/Campuses-and-Instruction-1013/Middle-Schools-and-High-Schools/johnson-high-school/jhs-music-department/jhs-band/#/v/JHS---Fair-Share-Fee-Payment-2021-2022-1082. Please indicate Student Name and Solo Accompanist Fee in the notes.
UIL Concert and Sight-reading preparations will begin this week! Each Concert Band will be working on this music as we get ready to have our official UIL Evaluation in early April! The various bands will begin before and/or after school sectionals and rehearsals soon. Please keep an eye on the calendar and speak to your student as these schedules and rehearsals will be different for each concert band and instrument.
Hawaii is getting close! We are less than three months from departure! The portal to join the trip is closed, and there will be no new additions for travelers. The only possible exception will be if a traveler drops the trip and their tickets may be purchased. This will go through the travel company, not the band. All logistics for travel will go through Perform America Texas. There will be a mandatory meeting for all travelers soon. Once we have official confirmations for policies and procedures from the airlines, local businesses and the state of Hawaii, we will schedule the meeting date and time! Be on the lookout!
Let’s have an awesome week and can’t wait to see everyone on Tuesday!!
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK (January 2 - 7)
Student Holiday/Staff Development
Winterguard Practice (1 - 8 p.m.)
Winterguard Practice (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
January 8 - 9
TMEA Area Auditions (Select Students)
WORK DAY DETAILS!
Band and Guard Work Day
Monday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Feel free to come and go as you are available. Any time you can volunteer will be much appreciated!
We need help building, organizing, cleaning and painting! We would like to have several work groups working on these two days. The various tasks we need help with are the following:
BUILDING: Please bring your tools, drills, work gloves
1. Building Winter Guard props.
2. Building dressing room benches and storage.
3. Finishing hat cabinets.
Organizing Uniform rooms, labeling and inventorying concert uniforms!! (Super important!)
CLEANING/PAINTING: Please bring brooms!
1. Painting and decorating dressing rooms.
2. Painting, organizing and decorating guard room.
What you need to know for this week...
Monday, January 3rd. Practice time is 1 - 8 p.m.
January 17th (MLK day), Varsity will meet from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; JV will remain from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Parents: We will be reaching out to you about hosting a spaghetti dinner for the guard during the practice taking place on January 17 now that practice will go over dinner time. Parents will be invited! This will not only fuel our performers; it will provide us with the opportunity to connect before we kick off this season! Please be on the lookout for a sign-up!
Spring Fees: Varsity guard members will have an additional fee for the Spring to cover the cost associated with Winterguard, including the unitard that team members will be required to wear under their competition uniforms.
how do i stay connected?
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.
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Join the Johnson Jaguar Band Boosters!
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