Jaguar Band Newsletter
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a note from your director
Welcome to the last month of the school year! I cannot believe that the year is almost over. As the school year starts reaching its conclusion, the preparations for the next one have already begun! However, even though we are on the downhill side of this year, we have plenty of activities still to come.
Let’s start this news letter by congratulating our 2022 - 23 SLT! The Jaguar Band is extremely fortunate and blessed to have so many wonderful and talented students who want to help our band continue to push forward and contribute to our success! Again, CONGRATULATIONS to those selected as SLTs, and thank you to everyone that worked so hard for the auditions. We know that all of these incredible students will play a key role in our bands success this coming year!
The Jaguar Band Fundraiser is in full swing!! We need to blow the top off of this fundraiser!! The road to BOA Grand Nationals comes with a price tag. We have to cover the costs of transportation, meals and hotels, just to name a few items that we need to fund for this event! This is an undertaking of huge proportion, and we need everyone to push this fundraiser as hard as possible. Sharing through text, email and social media are the key. Make sure we get the information out to everyone we can!
We are continuing our efforts to recruit for our Color Guard. Last week the current guard members traveled to Dahlstrom to perform, build interest and create even more excitement around the awesome group. This week students will travel to McCormick to repeat that process and get even more students to become a part of our family!!
We also have several upcoming items on the calendar to remind everyone about. Please review the calendar for dates, times and locations: Spring Concert at the PAC, Wind Ensemble YOSA/Tobin Center Concert, Spring Training, Graduation, TSSEC, Color Guard Camps, Percussion Camps, the Breakdown Camp and the Aloha Celebration at Doc’s Drive-In!
Let’s keep the momentum moving forward towards the end of the year and roll on into the next! As we always say: “It’s a great day to be a Jaguar!”
Help send the 2022-2023 Jaguar Marching Band to Grand Nationals! Our group goal is $30,000! Only a little more than a week left to get us there!
Final Band Booster Meeting for 2021-2022 & Elections
Tuesday, May 17, at 6:30pm @ the JHS Band Hall
Please join us for our final band booster meeting of this school year. During our meeting we will hold our annual elections for our Band Booster Executive Officers, review our recommended changes to our organization by-laws and review our budget for 2022-2023 school year for membership approval.
Below you will find the list of candidates recommended by the Nominating Committee: Greta Von Paumgartten, Blanca Velez, and Juliette Kroeger.
President: Ida Musgrove
Treasurer: Meredith Reichmann
Vice President: Carmen Sifuentes
VP Events: Tina Cuellar
VP Fundraising: Wendy Cordero
VP Hospitality: ___open_____
VP Support: Michelle Florez
Secretary & VP Communications: Shannon Cameron
If you are interested in running for VP Hospitality or adding your name to the ballot, please contact the Nominating Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, May 6th.
We hope to have as many members in attendance as possible. See you then!
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK (May 2 - 6)
Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Color Guard Camp (5 - 8 p.m.)
Front Ensemble Rehearsal (5 - 7 p.m.)
Aloha Party! Rising 9th and current 9th - 12th Jaguar Band and Guard Members are invited!
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what's coming up? SAVE THESE DATES!
Percussion Ensemble 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Color Guard Camp (5 - 8 p.m.)
Front Ensemble Rehearsal (5 - 7 p.m.)
Spring Concert (6 - 9 p.m. @ Hays CISD PAC)
Aloha Party @ Doc's Drive-In (Movies Start @ 8:30 p.m.)
Percussion Ensemble Dress Rehearsal (1 - 4 p.m. @ JHS Black Box Theater)
Percussion Concert (7 - 8:30 p.m. @ JHS Black Box Theater)
Band Booster General Membership Meeting (6:30 - 8 p.m. @ JHS band Hall)
May 19 & 20
Winds, Percussion & Guard Spring Training (5 - 8 p.m.)
Winds, Percussion & Guard Spring Training (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
2022 - 23 Parent Registration (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
2022 - 23 Parent Meeting (12 - 1 p.m.)
Free Sewing Tutorial! There are many ways to help the Jaguar Band and Guard. One way is by helping sew the hems of our uniforms. Don't know how to sew? Have a sewing machine and don't know how to use it? Well, we have an opportunity for you! Questions? Please email Heather Johnson at email@example.com (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
YOSA invitational Tobin Center (Wind Ensemble only, 7 - 9 p.m.)
Last Day of School
May 28 & 30
Graduation--REQUIRED for Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony Underclassmen (6 - 9:30 p.m. @ Strahan Arena)
June 21 - 23
The Breakdown Camp (to be hosted at JHS, June 21-23)
Check out the Jaguar Band featured on their home page! https://thebreakdowncamp.com/
Summer Band Begins
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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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.