Jaguar Band Newsletter
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WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK (September 6 - 10)
Labor Day Holiday
After-school rehearsal (5 - 8 p.m.)
Community Pep Rally (7 p.m. @ Buda City Park Amphitheater)
*more details to follow
After-school rehearsal (5 - 7 p.m.)
Before-school rehearsal (7 - 8 a.m.)
Bastrop vs JHS @ Shelton Stadium (7 p.m.)--Homecoming
A message from Mr. Lucita
We have a couple of new items this week! FULL UNIFORMS!! Now that band and guard have received all uniform items, we will wear them for Friday’s game. The only additional item needed is a SLEEVELESS black compression shirt for the band students. (still need compression shorts too!) We will wear the sleeveless option of the uniform with black gloves. Guard will be wearing the Jaguar tunic. Each group will receive detailed instructions about how to check out, wear, store and return those various items this week. Again all band members need a black sleeveless compression shirt for Friday’s game.
Pep rally! Looks like we are going to put together quickly a community pep rally! Wednesday evening there will be a community pep rally in the Buda park at the new outdoor amphitheater. We do not have the details as of yet, but we do know that it will start at 7 p.m. with the possibility of a mini parade-type entrance going down the hill leading into the park from the old Buda Elementary Upper campus. We will wear our black polo shirts for this pep rally. You can wear any shorts or shoes. We will work on getting transportation and additional information developed first thing Tuesday morning. We completely understand that this is VERY short notice, and if there are any conflicts, please let the directors know. We are excited for the opportunity to have our first community pep rally and will do our best with a short time frame.
Finally, our first marching contest is this month on September 25!! In less than three weeks we will head to Boerne Champion for our first contest! It is super exciting but also a huge dose of reality in that we still have a ton of things to do before we are ready!! We need everyone to continue to perfect their music, review all of the drill in UDB and be prepared to continue to add drill, add body and add excitement!! We need EVERY STUDENT AT EVERY REHEARSAL ready to work to make our band #undeniable !
It is a crazy week, but each day is still a Great Day To Be A Jaguar!
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT UNIFORMS!
Uniform replacement policy: As we approach the time when the band and guard will be wearing formal uniforms, we wanted to make sure you were aware of the 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:
khaki shorts $20
water jug $8
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.
Uniforms for Homecoming Week: Because we know that spirit days/weeks can create confusion about what your student can and should wear and uniforms, please find information below regarding uniforms for Homecoming Week:
Tuesday - Spirit Day - College/Jersey
Marching Practice - 5p - 8p - band: white t-shirt and shorts; guard: grey t-shirts
Wednesday - Spirit Day - Tie Dye
Community Pep Rally (time and other details TBA via Director's Remind 101) - Band: black Polo, any shorts and shoes; Guard: black shirt, black capris, black sneakers.
Thursday - Spirit Day - PJ
Marching Practice - 5p - 7p - band: white t-shirts and shorts; guard: white t-shirts
Friday (Game Day) - Spirit Day - Jaguar Swag -
Marching Practice - 7-8am - band: white t-shirts and shorts; guard: grey t-shirts
Pep rally - band must have Black Polo on before going to or being excused from class to attend pep rally; Guard: TBA (depending on whether new summer uniform arrives, bring black capris and black guard shoes and sneakers)
Game - Marching Uniform. - Band: bring sleeveless black compression tank and shorts, black belt, black crew socks (long), and marching shoes; Guard: TBA bring black capris and black guard shoes and sneakers.
Jaguar Marching Band Uniform Crew
looking for an easy way to volunteer to help the Jaguar Marching Band? We have just the opportunity for you!
As you know, the Jaguar Band and Guard are working hard to put on an outstanding competition show! But their hard work won't be acknowledged by the judges if their uniforms are dirty and sloppy. That's where you come in! We need your help keeping them clean and in good shape.
Uniform Washing Crew volunteers will help wash uniforms after about every 3 wears. The members of this crew will each be assigned a certain set of numbered uniforms for which they are responsible every time the uniform chair indicates the uniforms need to be washed.
Please know that 1) we provide you with the supplies you need to wash and 2) you are invited to use the commercial machines at the school or you can take your set home to wash.
Section of the Week: Saxophones
What do i need to know this week?
Formal Marching Uniforms this Week!
We are excited to announce that the Band will be wearing their Formal Marching Uniform starting with the Homecoming Game on Friday! We know it will be hot, so the Band will not be wearing the long-sleeved shirts under the jacket. Every student needs to get a SLEEVELESS black compression top to wear under their jacket. (in addition to the compression shorts) If you have questions, please send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to see our promo video! Parents and students! We need you! Please sign up to volunteer. Please note that we are aware of the potential conflict for those of you with a student in the percussion section due to their competition at "Thunder in the Hills". We will keep everyone updated as to the potential conflict as soon as we receive the schedule for that competition.
Band and individual photos have been uploaded to chaparralphoto.com. You may view and purchase them through their website
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 competition. Last year, we gathered for send-off to games because we did not participate in any competitions. This year, we're resuming our tradition of gathering for send-offs to competitions. More information will come out soon!
HaysCISD VIP for all Volunteers
Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles are all invited to volunteer! If there is ANY chance you will help out as a volunteer this year, you must click here to register as a volunteer with Hays CISD. For assistance or once you register, contact Tracye Mendez for information about picking up your badge.
Prop Crew, Front Line Crew, Bus Chaperones and Other Volunteers Needed!
Bus Chaperones are parents who ride on the bus to and from the games. Band Aids (medical knowledge not required) are parents who sit near the kids in the stands and help as needed. We need parents to help sell Jag Swag at home during the games. Photographers take photos of our amazing band in action while in the stands and on the field.
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?
Trunk-or-Treat Planning Committee Meeting (5:30 p.m.)
Band Booster General Membership Meeting (6:30 - 8 p.m.)
JHS vs San Antonio McCollum High School (7:30 p.m.)
3rd annual Jaguar Jog 5k/10k supporting the Johnson Jaguar Band! (7 a.m.)
Champion Classic Marching Festival Boerne at the Boerne ISD Stadium. Presale tickets are on sale for $8 for a saving of $2 off the gate ticket prices. These will be available until September 22 at midnight.
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.
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.
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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