Jaguar Band Newsletter
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varsity color guard state gold medal champions!
jv color guard state bronze medal!
a note from your director
Wow, what a week we just wrapped up!!! It was a roller coaster of excitement! From after-school activities being cancelled due to severe weather, to the school being evacuated due to a fire on campus, to our bands and Winter Guards having incredible success stories! Let’s break it down before we look ahead!
We all know about the weather and the dryer fire, so let’s fast forward to the good stuff! Johnson sent three Bands to Pre-UIL on Thursday of this past week. All three bands came away with superior ratings from the judges and received incredible feedback in their final preparation for the official UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation. This week all of our bands' hard work will but put to the test by a panel of six Judges. Our Sub-NonVarsity, and our Non-Varsity will perform on Tuesday, and our Varsity will perform on Wednesday. Here is the full schedule, and the performances are free to attend and watch! This is the first year that Johnson is eligible to receive a Sweepstakes from UIL. Let’s wish them the best of luck this week. We also want to remind everyone that we will be wearing our formal Tuxedos and Dresses for UIL. You should have picked up your items last week to have them hemmed. If you did not, they may be picked up Monday during school or immediately after school. Also, please note that Wind Ensemble will have rehearsal starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center on Monday, March 28th. They will also have morning practice there on Tuesday the 29th at 8:00 a.m., and will need to be dropped off that morning at the PAC by 7:45 AM. They will be bused back to JHS in time for their 2nd period classes, so no school will be missed.
This past weekend our Johnson Winter Guards made history! It is a great accomplishment to have a Winter Guard qualify and advance to the TCGC State Championships! To have two groups advance is incredible! That is what just happened! Our Junior Varsity qualified and advanced and with an incredible performance finished as the Bronze Medalist in their division! Put this in perspective - of the 11 groups in their division at the state championships they were the only Non-Varsity group competing and still finished in 3rd place! Congratulations to them!!
Next up is our Varsity Winter Guard! Or should we say, the 2021 - 22 TCGC Scholastic Open State Champions!! Just to take this a step further, in a contest where many of the groups were separated by hundredths of a point, the Johnson Varsity won their division by a spread of over 4 full points! What an accomplishment! Let’s take a moment to celebrate our incredible students and their accomplishments. But don’t celebrate too long as our Varsity Winter Guard must get immediately back to work as they will be leaving this week to travel Dayton, Ohio, where they will compete in the Winter Guard International World Championships!
We are going to end this weeks letter with one last CONGRATULATIONS!! It truly is: A Great Day To Be A Jaguar!
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK (March 28 - April 2)
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (5:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ Hays CISD PAC)
Winter Guard rehearsal , Varsity only (5-8 p.m. @ JHS)
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (7:45 a.m. @ the Hays CISD PAC)Wind Ensemble French Horn Sectional (4:30 - 5:15 p.m.)
JHS Sub Non-Varsity Band at UIL Concert & Sight-Reading (12:30 p.m. @ Hays CISD PAC)
JHS Non-Varsity Band at UIL Concert & Sight-Reading (4:30 p.m. @ Hays CISD PAC)
JHS Varsity Band at UIL Concert & Sight-Reading (1:15 p.m. Hays CISD PAC)
Last day to purchase tickets for the Band Banquet (AND 2022 - 23 Marching Show Reveal!)
Winter Guard rehearsal, Varsity only (5-8 p.m. @ JHS)
Winter Guard rehearsal, Varsity only (5 - 8 p.m. @ JHS)
Winter Guard rehearsal, Varsity only (8 a.m. - 12 p.m. @ JHS)
Winter Guard rehearsal, Varsity only (5-8 p.m. @ JHS)
LAST 2022 WINTERGUARD PRACTICE, Varsity only, 5-8 p.m. @ JHS
Last winterguard rehearsal for the 2022 season!
There are no more winterguard practices for JV Team! Great season!
VARSITY winterguard will have practices this Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning. Please look at "the week ahead". They will also practice on Monday and Tuesday next week before they head off to WORLD'S!! These dates have been added to the Google calendar.
We will be having a Varsity organizational meeting soon regarding this trip so keep an eye out!
ALL COLOR GUARD MEMBERS!! Spring Camps and recruiting are just around the corner! so keep an eye out for those dates and times!
Help send Varsity to WGI World Championships!
We are accepting donations to aid the Variety Winter Guard team attend their trip to WGI World Championships. Please click on the website below to donate and help our amazing Winterguard get to the World Championships. To donate, go to https://www.johnsonbands.com/donate. Donations can be via Venmo, PayPal or credit card. For CC or PayPal, click on the yellow donate button!
johnson band banquet
Join us for a Gold Carpet Affair celebrating all band and guard members and their amazing 2021-2022 performance seasons. The dinner, awards, and dance party will be held at the Gemstone Palace in Kyle from 6 to 11 pm on Thursday, April 14th, 2022 (April 15th is a school holiday).
Tickets are $25 on sale at: https://www.johnsonbands.com/events/johnson-band-banquet-2022 through March 31, 2022. Ticket cost for senior students is waived ($0), but everyone attending must RSVP so that we have accurate numbers for meals. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions when purchasing tickets. Questions? Want to volunteer? Email email@example.com
SENIOR PARENTS are asked to send a baby picture of your student to be included in the awards & recognition segment of our event. Please email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2022.
what's coming up? SAVE THESE DATES!
Week of April 25
Spring Camps for New Members
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/
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.