Jaguar Band Newsletter

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January 10, 2021


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Important Dates

January Spirit Night

Rookie Corner

Spirit Wear: Online and at Games

Chrome Car Emblems

Band Sponsorships - Please Share!

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,

Here we go heading into the second week of 2021! I am super excited that as I sit here writing the letter I am watching it snow outside! Actual snow--not sleet or a spattering of frozen rain--but flakes of snow! I’m taking that as a sign that this week is going to be great because it has had an incredible start!

This week settles down just a little, and we begin to settle into a regular routine once again. Here are a few of the important items that need mentioning!

Solo and Ensemble is in full swing! There are two different levels of Solo & Ensemble, and every student in the Jaguar Band will participate! Students developing their musical skills as individuals is vital to the success of our band has a whole. Solo & Ensemble creates an opportunity for every student to choose, prepare and perform a solo, and then be provided feed back from a judge. The difference of the two levels of Solo & Ensemble is that there is a “Local” Solo & Ensemble where we will provide the judges and there are no accompanists. The other level is the Official UIL Solo & Ensemble that allows students to possibly advance to the Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest held at the University of Texas. The date of the UIL Solo & Ensemble (S & E) changed at the end of last week. UIL S & E will still be held at Hays High School; however, it will be February 20. Again, it was moved from February 6th to the new date of February 20th. The date for the Local non-UIL Solo & Ensemble will be announced later but will follow the same basic timeline. Again, EVERY member of the Johnson Jaguar Band will participate in Solo & Ensemble, either local or UIL, and now has a solo that they should be practicing. Parents, please help us ensure you child is practicing their solo.

UIL Concert and Sight-Reading will be held the last week of March. At this point, UIL has not made a decision of the format of this Band Evaluation Event or how COVID-19 will impact the process. Our plan to to prepare as we normally would and will make any adjustments needed for the actual Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation.

Hawaii!!!!! The registration portal opened January 6th which allowed parents and students to begin registering for the trip. We will also have our regular Jaguar Band Booster meeting January 12th @ 6:30. A representative from the travel company handling our trip will be there to share important information and answer any questions you may have.

Winter Guard season is underway and the students are already working hard to continue to push their level of performance to the highest! The Guard program is the one part of our program that creates an opportunity for students who have never been in band to join and experience all the greatness and wonderful opportunities we have to offer. If you know of any students at Johnson High School who would like to be a part of something GREAT, send them our way!!

Have a great week!

Mr. Lucita


January 11, 2021

Winter guard practice is CANCELLED

January 12, 2021

Jaguar Band Booster meeting, 6:30pm via ZOOM (MS band families welcome! 8th graders will want to hear about the Hawaii trip scheduled for Spring 2022!) Zoom log-in details were sent via Charms email.

January 13, 2021

Spirit Night @ Beijing Bistro in Buda, 5 - 9 p.m.

Jaguar Band Booster meeting, 1/12/21, 6:30pm

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 6:30pm


MS band families welcome! 8th graders will want to hear about the Hawaii trip scheduled for Spring 2022! Zoom information was sent to your email box on Jan. 4 with the newsletter link.

Hear about our Hawaii trip at the Booster meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12!

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january spirit night

Other Things You Want to Know!

  • Check out the new 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.

Rookie Corner

This section is for all new (Rookie!) parents! Here we will focus on various points of information that we believe would be helpful to families in their first year with the Jaguar Band.

Committee sign-ups to come soon !

It's almost time for us to start preparing for the 2021 marching season! We will be reaching out via email by the end of this month! Please let us know if you have any particular interests by filling out our Committee Interest Form!

End of "semester" and change of schedule for percussion

Since this school year started late, the semester doesn't technically end until the end of January. After this grading period, percussion no longer have a separate percussion class but rather start attending their full band class. Please direct any questions to Mr. Lunsford.

Winter Guard

Did you know that Color Guard is year round!? In the "Spring" color guards enter competitive "winter guard" circuits. Check out last year's Jaguar Winter Guard performance on their web page located HERE. If you know of someone that might be interested in joining the winter guard for the Spring Semester, have them get in contact with Mr. Duffy! It's not too late!


The band directors and boosters primarily rely on Charms to communicate information. Make sure your information is up to date in Charms. Reminder that the Jaguar Band school code is: JohnsonJaguarBand

Students can sign up to join the Winterguard for the Spring semester!

Help us spread the word about this wonderful program. Interested? Email or speak with Mr. Duffy!
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Check out pictures of the Jaguar band on our website!

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!

Spirit Wear: online and at football games!

The new hats and spirit gear are now available for order via our website.

We have a soft-style and trucker style hat available along with two new t-shirt designs and an ultra-comfortable long sleeve hoodie shirt. Items are in stock and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis with additional items being ordered at regular intervals. Orders will be available for pick up at JHS on Mondays and this information will be communicated via email.

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!


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.