Jaguar Band Newsletter
Information by parents, for parents!
In this week's newsletter
- Annual Jagtastic Silent Auction
- Christmas in the Courtyard
- Support Akins Band
This Week & Save These Dates
- Color Guard Corner (soon to be Winter Guard Corner ;-)
- Fly a Flag
- Johnson Band SmugMug Photos Login/Password
- Staying informed
- Service Hours
- Get Involved! (Important Volunteer Information)
- Save These Dates
- Jag Band & Guard Photos
- Stay Connected!
Annual Jagtastic Silent Auction
Please remember that this fundraiser is part of the funding we need to pay for Grand Nationals! Basically, we really need to pay ourselves back and your participation is key!
PSL's have sent the Section Basket information. Each section of the band has a different theme for their basket.
PSL's will need to have all donations collected by Monday, November 28th, so that they know what I need to fill in and to give enough time to put the basket together.
You can contact your PSL and they will meet you to pick up your donation, or you can send it with your student to the JHS band hall labeled with Student name, (Enter Section) basket, ATTN: (Enter Your Name) and they will pick it up there.
You may also be able to Venmo your PSL and they can purchase items for you. (Check with your PSL about this option! ) If you choose to Venmo, make sure you put that it’s for the band auction!
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas in the Courtyard
Our winter concert is coming up and we need your help to make it special!
We will be decorating for our Christmas in the Courtyard on Tuesday, 12/13 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm. Please click here to sign to either lend or donate items that can be used to decorate and sign up to volunteer!
For decorating, many hands make for light work - so please come help set up! Come and go as you are available. Students are welcome to help and board members will be available to sign forms for time volunteered.
If you are going to lend decorations or extension cords, please label them with your student's first and last name so that we can make sure to get them back to you. You can send items with your student and it wil be stored in the supply closet or you can bring items with you on Tuesday.
Thanks in advance for helping make this yet another memorable event!
Support Akins Band
From the Akins Band Boosters:
We are Terry and Amy Ishee, the Akins Band Booster Co-Presidents, and we'd like to introduce ourselves to you. We have a daughter who is a junior and Co-Captain of the Drumline, and we have been volunteering as band parents since she started as a freshman during the pandemic, doing what we can to build the band back up from that. I don't have to tell you that made quite an impact on all of our school programs!
We'd also like to invite you and your band parents to a fun night of Bingo, Raffles, and Fundraising. We have enjoyed being able to see your marching shows and share space with you at competitions! Due to the building up of South Austin and beyond, many of our students have crossed paths in Elementary and Middle School, so sometimes it feels like old friends getting together. Kids can attend if their parents do, so it's some good family fun!
On December 16, we are hosting this Bingo and Raffle Fundraising event at our Akins Band Hall, and our two main goals are fundraising and fun. We are having a bit of a struggle building back our funds and volunteers since COVID, and we'd love some help from fellow band folks. We would love to have your band parents join us, and we want to show our students and community that bands can compete, but still support each other. Attached is the flyer for you to share around, and here is the link to buy tickets: tinyurl.com/AEBbingo.
-Terry and Amy Ishee
This Week & Save These Dates
November 21 - 25
Jagtastic Silent Auction Items (by Section) due TODAY!
December 1 & 3
Region Band Auditions--select students only
Budafest Parade (6:30 p.m.--more information to come)
Parents will be responsible for transporting students to and from the Budafest parade. Buses will not be utilized.
Winter Guard mandatory meeting (Parents and Students)
6 - 7:30 pm @ JHS Band Hall
Christmas Concert (6 - 9 p.m. @ JHS Amphitheater)
color guard corner
Color Guard Updates...now time for Winter Guard!
Winter Guard IS Color Guard! If your student is in "color guard" then they are in "winter guard". For Winter Guard season, Color Guard is separated into Varsity and JV teams based on ability and skill. Winter Guard competitions take place indoors. Check out last year's JV and Varsity "Winter Guard" performances on our YouTube channel. Last season, Varsity earned 1st place and JV earned 3rd place at the TCGC State competition! Varsity placed 6th in the nation at the WGI World Championship!
As is the case during marching band season, attendance at practices and competitions is mandatory.
Here is the schedule of practices and competitions. Please make sure to make arrangements in advance. We will add these dates to the band calendar tonight!
There will be a MANDATORY meeting for ALL Winter Guard Parents and Students on
Monday, December 12
6 - 7:30pm @ JHS Band Hall
*Items to be covered include how winter guard works, winter guard fee ($200) and what it covers, student and parent expectations, and answer any questions you may have! We will also discuss Winter Guard snack sign-ups, meal plans, and floor crew!
Fly a Flag
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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Jag Band & Guard Photos
Staying Informed! The Jaguar Band strives to keep everyone informed about our events and increase the opportunity to answer questions and create conversations with our community. This year, you will be able to find out information not only in our Newsletter and on our Band Calendar, but we will also be sharing them on our Johnson Band website events page and as events on our Facebook page. Our events on Facebook will be used as a primary source for updates and reminders. Don't forget to use your section GroupMe's as a quick and effective way to get your questions answered!
Have you signed up to volunteer yet?
Complete our Committee Interest Form to be informed on upcoming committee meetings as they begin: https://form.jotform.com/221345018736150
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