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May 16, 2021


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Important Information for Parents: Jag Jog, Color Guard, and Spirit Gear!

Important Dates

Time to Turn in Those Uniform Parts!

Band Sponsorships - Please Share!

Spirit Wear: Online

Chrome Car Emblems

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



Dear Jaguar Band Families,

Down to two! I'm still finding it hard to believe that we are already down to two weeks left of school. We are also down to two major items left for the Jaguar Band to wrap up the year. Let’s take a quick look at this week's schedule!

This week is our first marching camp with all students (winds, guard & percussion) in grades 8 - 11. The camp this week is Thursday 5 - 8 p.m., Friday 5 - 8 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. There will also be a celebration Saturday night for everyone from 6:30 - 10 p.m.! Let’s wrap up this year and kick off next with a wonderful time for all of our students!

The second of our two major events coming up is our Movement Camp in June! We are bringing in professional Dancer, Choreographer, and Movement Guru, Michael Rosales, and the Breakdown Camp!! There has been one change to this camp and that is the time! Mr. Rosales’s flight into Austin puts him reaching us later than anticipated. This means the Movement Camp will be in the evenings from 3 - 7 p.m. on both the 16th & 17th! Make sure EVERYONE puts this on their calendar because it is going to be incredible! Here is a link to his page where you can see a little of what to expect! or

The last couple of items are our section camps for percussion and recruitment of color guard. Percussion will continue their regular after-school rehearsal schedule this week. We are sooooo close to breaking the 50 member threshold for guard! We can do it! If you have any friends or know of students who might be interested, please invite them and bring them to our next camp this week! We need fewer than five people to reach 50!!

We have a major announcement coming soon! This is the introduction of our Student Leadership Team!! At the time of writing this week's letter, the names had not been finalized; however, they should be published by the time you read this! We are incredibly excited by this inspiring group of students! They have worked extremely hard getting ready for their auditions, with numerous hours of practice both on their instrument and marching. They have given much guidance in the development of our vision for our students and leaders this coming year, and we can’t wait to see them in action!! A huge congratulations to ALL of the candidates for a job well done!!

As we wrap up this week, please keep a close eye on the calendar, email, and Remind app for any last-minute changes due to weather, facilities, or the schedule!! Let’s finish strong and remember It’s a Great Day to be a Jaguar!!

Mr. Lucita

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Important information for parents: Jag Jog, Color Guard, and Spirit Gear!

May 20, 2021

ALL 2021-2022 PARENTS: Join in the FUN!

6:30 p.m., JHS Courtyard

* Help kick off the planning for the committees listed below for NEXT YEAR!

The Jaguar Jog and Color Guard committees are already gearing up for fall and looking for your help! They will host meetings this Thursday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the JHS band hall. These meetings will end prior to our Marching Show Reveal Event at approximately 8 p.m. We hope you can join us!

Jaguar Jog 5k/10k

Be part of putting together our 3rd annual Jaguar Jog 5k/10k event to be held September 18. We’ve got a great Core Committee, and we have big goals this year! We want to make it our best event yet! Come learn more and be part of this fun community event! Questions: Contact our Committee Chair Joe Carter ( or Shannon Cameron (

Color Guard

Our Color Guard is growing, and we hope our committee does, too! At this meeting, we will begin discussing next year's color guard pep rally uniforms, other spirit items, and how we can each help make sure that next year's Color Guard is even more fun and successful than it was this year! Come learn more about Color Guard! Questions: Contact Ida Musgrove at

Spirit Gear

Have an eye for design or have ideas for items you would like to see sold by our Spirit Gear Committee? Are you willing to help with merchandise sales at events? The more people we have willing to help us sell items at various events, the better! Come learn more and talk to Wendy Cordero to see if this will be a good fit for you. We have lots of ideas for this summer and fall and hope to host our own online stores so we have more control over what we sell while also maximizing our profit. Spirit Gear is an important part of our Fundraising Team! Questions: Contact Spirit Gear Committee Chair, Wendy Cordero, at or Fundraising VP, Carmen Sifuentes at


*see Charms calendar for more dates. Sync calendar to your phone!

May 20, 2021

Full Band Spring Training

5 - 8 p.m.

** 8pm Show Reveal! Come check out the video reveal for the theme of the 2021-2022 marching show! Parents are invited too!

Drumline Rehearsal

5 - 7 p.m.

May 21, 2021

All uniform parts and green volunteer t-shirt MUST be turned in by today.

Full Band Spring Training

5 - 8 p.m.

May 22, 2021

Full Band Spring Training

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Parent Registration for Band & Guard

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Parent meeting with Mr. Lucita


Band Celebration--Awards, Recognition, and Year-in-Review

*doors open at 6pm

6:30 - 7:30 pm: Awards and Year(s) in Review Video

7:45 - 10 p.m.: Celebration

All 8th -11th grade band and guard students are invited.

Parents are welcome for the awards portion of the evening.

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Attire is casual.

Students may request school appropriate songs through Tuesday, May 18th:

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Band Sponsorships and opportunity to put Student names on trailer!

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!

Check out our YouTube page!

Check out Jaguar Band and Guard videos!

Go to our photos page at and check out pictures from various events in which the band has participated! Some folders are open to all the public but other picture folders must be accessed with the following case-sensitive passcode: GoJags

If you have experience taking quality photos,
will be attending games or other events, and are willing to take pictures for the band, please contact Greta Von Paumgarten at

Have fun!

Other Things You Want to Know!

  • Check out the Johnson Band Spirit Gear! JB Band Merchandise is now in stock! Check out our online store for performance style caps, hoodies, long sleeve t-shirts and short-sleeved t-shirts. Both long and shirt sleeve t-shirts are available in a large JB logo and small JB logo style and have "Buda, TX" down the back.

  • Johnson: This is Us! Christmas Ornament Thought you missed out on purchasing your Jaguar Band memory ornament? They are still available for purchase on our online store! Get yours while you can! Deliveries will be scheduled at a later date.


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?

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:


Jaguar Band 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.