Jaguar Band Newsletter

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September 6, 2020


A Message from Mr. Lucita

What Should I Do Today to Get Ready?

Important Dates

Game Day Meal Plan

"The Rhythm Section" Percussion Update

Get Your Jag Swag!

Football Program Ads

Band Sponsorships

Jaguar Jog

First Spirit Night of the Year!

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



Welcome to the official first week of the 2020 - 21 school year. Although this year looks nothing like the start of school in the past, we are still going to have an awesome year and marching season!

Now that summer band has officially come to a close it is time to begin this year's standard weekly schedule. All of the band classes during the school day are virtual for the first three weeks of school. However, we will have after school rehearsal in person on Mondays and Thursdays from 5 - 8 p.m. For those students that chose to enroll virtually and not march, you will still need to prepare the marching band music for your band classes. This will be the music that will be focused on by all band students throughout the fall. We will also work on additional stand tunes during the class period as we build our musical library.

Master classes will continue throughout the fall. However, there will only be one weekly masterclass for each instrument with a focus on the Texas All State Etudes. This would be considered the level 2 masterclass from summer band. Your masterclass teacher will send you your day and time for your masterclass.

Please pay close attention to the band calendar for dates and times for all a band activities. This includes rehearsals, games, performances, etc. You may also follow this link for information concerning information about the fall football season including purchasing tickets, seating and other valuable information!

Everyone should receive a zoom link for your band class between now and Tuesday. You will follow the school's daily schedule for times. Here are a few items that you will need to ensure that you have for your band class. (Color Guard will receive information from Mr Duffy and Mr Roberson) Please have your instrument, music and stand or flip folder for class. We also ask that you have a metronome available that is NOT on the same device that you will use for your zoom class! Most importantly, practice and be prepared to play with the group, both as an ensemble member with your microphone off, and as an individual with you microphone on! Everyone plays!!

Enjoy the remainder if your holiday, and we will see you this week!!!

Mr. Lucita

What Should I Do TONIGHT to Get Ready?

Make sure you check the Jaguar Band CHARMS Calendar for September dates and times.

Visit this link for the latest information concerning Hays CISD Athletic Events. This includes JHS Football Games and Tickets.


September 10

First evening Full Band Rehearsal of the 2020 - 21 school year.

5 - 8 p.m.

September 19

Jaguar Jog

September 26

Spirit Night

Chipotle @ Southpark Meadows

Game Day Meal Plan

The optional Game Day Meal Plan can be purchased between August 24th and September 18th for $50. Click here to purchase the optional Game Day Meal Plan online. Or, download the form, fill it out and turn it in to Ms. Mendez in the Band Office:

*Please know that it is our understanding, per Mr. Miksch's last newsletter, that food cannot be delivered to campus. We are seeking clarification and will let you know as soon as possible.

"The Rhythm Section" Percussion Update

Keep an eye on your email box for any communications from Mr. Lunsford!

Get your Jag Swag! New band and color guard items!

The TMF Online Store is now open! The store will remain open for 2 weeks - through September 14th--and items will ship around October 9th. All purchases made online will ship directly to the customers' homes.

Please note that yard signs and decals will not be offered on this online store (TMF) because they are no longer able to provide these items at the sizes we have previously offered. We are in the process of finding a new vendor for these items and will let families know as soon as they are available to order.

Football Program Ads: Celebrate your student! Promote your business!

We are currently taking orders for FOOTBALL PROGRAM ADS and ask all of our band families to share this information with friends and acquaintances. For details and templates, click here.


Brian and Emily Pierce

Carmen Sifuentes

Ad orders received by September 17th will appear in the first home program, all others will be added weekly throughout the season.

Thank you for your support of the Johnson Jaguar Band!

Band Sponsorships

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!


The Jaguar Jog is a great community-wide event and important fundraiser for the Jaguar Band program. Please volunteer to help us make sure it is successful and spread the word!

This year's socially-distanced Jaguar Jog will be September 19 at 8am! Click here to register or volunteer.

First Spirit Night of the Year!

Come out and support the Johnson Band on Saturday, September 26, from 4 - 8 p.m.! Tell the cashier you're supporting the Johnson Band to make sure 33% of the proceeds go to the Johnson Band Boosters!

If you order online for pick-up, make sure to use the order code XE7GT72 before checkout in the "promo" field. Orders placed on or using the Chipotle app using this unique code will be counted toward the fundraiser!


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?

Johnson Jaguar Band on Facebook Watch

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:


Mr. Lucita 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.