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A Note from the Director

What a wild and exciting week we just finished!! It was a 5 performance week and it was AWESOME! Making straight 1’s at UIL Region; sharing our show with our community at the Hays Band Fest; popping in-and-out of the Seguin football game; making finals at UIL area; finishing fourth in finals; and, being one point away from advancing on to the UIL State Championship! It was a week to never forget! So proud of everyone involved!! You have worked so hard and achieved many great things! However our journey is not over, we have much yet to accomplish!

Let’s take a look at the week ahead! We are back to a normal rehearsal schedule this week with practice Monday 5 - 8 p.m., Tuesday 5 - 8 p.m. and Thursday 5 - 7 p.m.! Friday is Dripping Springs Football with a 7 a.m. rehearsal, and Saturday is BOA Waco!

BOA Waco is going to be an awesome contest! It is The Who’s Who of 5A Bands! We will get to compete against numerous 5A Bands that are advancing to the State Contest, and we get the opportunity to remind them who we are! Just because our area could only send three bands to the state contest doesn’t mean that we are not one of the top 5A bands in the state of Texas! Let’s have a great performance that is even better due to the work you put in this week! Never stop working hard and getting better every day!

Also this week we will continue our online fundraiser! Let’s make sure we push out the link on all social media accounts, texts and emails! Here is the link just in case anyone needs it! https://johnsonband21.groupfund.us/ Let’s reach our goal and more!!

We also have a few new upcoming items to start preparing for! With only two weeks of our competitive marching season left, we now start a stronger push towards the TMEA All-Region process! Registration for Region Band and Region Orchestra (Winds & Percussion) auditions is happening now! Make sure everyone who is interested is working on their audition music!

We will soon start looking at and selecting solos for UIL Solo & Ensemble in the early part of the spring semester. It is never too early to start preparing! If your student is taking private lessons, which all students should, the lesson teacher will help select a solo. Any band director will also be happy to help with that process as well!

In conclusion, we can not say enough how incredibly proud we are of our Jaguar Band, our students and everything they have done this year! Let’s keep this excitement and work ethic moving forward!!


As always it is a great day to be a Jaguar!

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WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK (October 25 - 30)

Click here for the full Johnson Jaguar Band Calendar.


Monday, October 25

Band/Guard Rehearsal (5 - 8 p.m.)


Tuesday, October 26

Band/Guard Rehearsal (5 - 8 p.m.)


Thursday, October 28

After-school rehearsal (5 - 7 p.m.)

Trunk-or-Treat (7 p.m.) *sign up by clicking on link


Friday, October 29

Before-school rehearsal (7 - 8 a.m.)

JHS @ Dripping Springs (7:30 p.m. @ Tiger Stadium)


Saturday, October 30

BOA Waco Regional Championship (@ Waco ISD Stadium)

What do i need to know this week?

BOA Waco Regional Championships schedule and information will be sent out early this week. For information regarding live stream opportunities, click here.

COLOR GUARD CORNER! What you need to know for this week...

Practice shirts for this week: (this will be the order of practice shirts for every week unless we update you with any necessary changes)

Monday: white

Tuesday: black

Thursday: grey

Friday: white

Saturday: BOA Waco (be on the lookout for schedule emailed via Charms)


Game day.

Pep rally day: Black/gold summer uniform with black sneakers

Game/halftime performance: Summer uniform, show hair/show makeup with black jazz shoes


Jazz Shoes: Color Guard fees cover only one pair of jazz shoes and one pair of black sneakers. If your student needs to replace these shoes, your account will be charged for their cost.


*In order to minimize the wear and tear on the jazz shoes, we highly recommend students wear their sneakers on competition days until they arrive at the competition.


Jazz shoes must be DSI Ever-jazz guard shoe. The cost is $35.

Sneakers must be Pastry Studio Trainer Dance Shoe. The cost is $53.

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And big thanks to our Jaguar Marching Band parent volunteers: Juliette Kroeger, Mark McDaid, Tammie Miller, and Lucretia Wise!

how do i stay connected?

Get Connected: Remind App, JHS Band Calendar, Photos & Newsletters. We're also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!


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.

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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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