Jaguar Band Newsletter

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Band Fees in Envelopes

If you choose to pay for meal plans in cash or by check, please label the envelope with your student's name, what the payment is for, and the exact amount you're paying. If you forget your envelope, there will be envelopes in Mrs. Mendez's office that parents or students can fill out.

For example: Ida Musgrove/Instrument Rental Fee.

Water Jugs

All new students receive a band water jug as part of their fees. Anyone needing a replacement or back-up water jug can purchase one from the Johnson Band web store by clicking here.



If your new student has not received their water jug, they should bring any large water jug to the first day of Summer Band. They will receive their band water jug that morning, and it will be required for every day of Summer Band.

* Students must take their jugs home every night and bring it to the Band Hall the next day with them filled.*

Boosters will have a water station to REFILL water jugs with ice and water.

Section GroupMe

Have you joined your section's GroupMe group yet? If not, email Carmen Sifuentes at and she will get you connected to the right person.

What is GroupMe?

GroupMe is a two-way communication app (can also be accessed on the GroupMe website on a computer). Each section has a Parent Section Lead. These PSL's each host their section's GroupMe. Your Section GroupMe is a great place to ask questions to other parents. If your PSL does not know the answer, they will check with a Board Member and get the information you need, or point you in the right direction. The Band Boosters also share important information over GroupMe that might not be emailed or shared on FB (like reminders).

Uniform Work Days: NEED VOLUNTEERS!

We will have Uniform Work Days every day this week from 5 - 7 p.m. We need to get ready for uniform fittings and picture day on Saturday, July 30. More hands make lighter and faster work. We need to organize all the marching uniforms to be ready to get passed out and assigned on Saturday. Please come help out!

Help with Picture Day - Students & Parents

Please sign up to help!


Students (Service Hours Available)

Everyone who signs up for the whole day will be provided lunch by the Band Boosters.

In this week's newsletter

Summer Band Menu
Take Note!
This Week
From the Director
The Beat--A Weekly Update for Percussion-Specific Information
Color Guard Corner

Important Announcements:
  • No Parking
  • Sign up for Picture Day Time Slot!

  • Moe Knows T-Shirt Fundraiser for Grand Nationals
  • 4th Annual Jaguar Jog Band Booster Fundraiser
  • Jag Swag store
  • Quotes for a Cause
  • Fly a Flag
  • Game Day and Competition Meal Plans: The Competition Meal Plan is Required.

Helpful Notes:

  • Staying informed
  • Service Hours
  • Get Involved! (Important Volunteer Information)
  • Save These Dates
  • Jag Band & Guard Photos
  • Stay Connected!

This week

July 25 & 26

Percussion Camp (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

SLT Camp (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

July 27- 29

Summer Band (8 a.m. - 6 p.m. @ JHS)

*MANDATORY: All Wind, Percussion, and Guard members!

Please sync your calendar to the JHS Band Calendar for all dates and times.

July 30

Uniform Fitting and Band Photos (@ JHS Band Hall)

August 4 (rescheduled from July 28th since practice ends at 6pm)

Band Booster Committee Chair Training (6pm @ JHS Band Hall)

Band Boosters General Membership Meeting (6:30 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

From the director

Wow what a great weekend of marching and music we just experienced! There was a great crowd watching the Santa Clara VanGuard rehearsal at Johnson High School on Friday night, and an even better crowd traveled to San Antonio to watch the DCI Southwest Regional in the Alamo Done. I hope that everyone who took advantage of these opportunities enjoyed the music and the visual spectacle that was presented! What a great motivator to get us ready for summer band to start this week.

Speaking of Summer band, Wednesday is the day! Everyone arrives Wednesday morning for the beginning of Summer Band. Make sure you have everything you need to make this an incredibly successful day. Have the appropriate attire for marching outside which includes white T-shirt (guard see Corner below for shirt colors!), athletic shoes, shorts, sunglasses, cap, sunscreen and an already-filled Jaguar Band water jug. Also, make sure you bring your instrument, equipment and all of your music. We will be working on the 2022 Jaguar Band Show music, as well as stands tunes and the TMEA All-State music for our students who will be auditioning for the region and all-state bands. But most of all, bring your excitement, energy, and motivation with you to help kick off this year‘s incredible season!

This week we also kick off our biggest fundraising effort ever attempted by the Jaguar Band!
Students will receive some preliminary paperwork to complete on Wednesday for our GroupFund fundraiser. We need everyone to fill out the forms in their entirety, as this is the information that the students will be using to send out invitations to various individuals to help us generate the funds for Bands of America Grand Nationals. The official launch date of our fundraiser will be Friday, July 29. We want to kick it off in grand style and make sure we reach our financial goal that will get us to BOA Grand Nationals in Indianapolis this fall! Again, it’s all hands on deck! We need every single student in our program actively involved in this process to help make this fundraiser a success!

I cannot begin to tell you how excited we are for this fall and the unbelievable potential that our program has. We are looking forward to seeing all of our Jaguar Band and Guard members on Wednesday!

Let’s have a great week this week and as always “It’s a Great Day to be a Jaguar”!

The Beat--A Weekly Update for Percussion-Specific Information

Greetings percussion families! I hope everyone has had a restful summer. Last year was amazing, and we hope to build on that as we kick things off this coming week. Percussion camp is Monday and Tuesday of this week from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Students will need to bring their lunch these two days. (Students who drive will not be allowed to leave campus to get lunch.) If you’ve purchased the summer meal plan, that will start on Wednesday. Drop-off and pick-up will be in front of Band Hall entrance. Students drivers should not park in the senior parking lot. Camp will take place in the JHS Band Halls.

What do I need for Percussion Camp/Summer Band?

  • Eat breakfast before arriving.
  • ALL MUSIC - Exercises, stand tunes, show music, cadences, etc.
  • Pencil
  • A water jug that is filled prior to arriving. You MUST stay hydrated throughout the day.
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Athletic shoes
  • Comfortable loose fitting clothes. Preferably lighter colors.


Most communication for our band program goes out through Charms and Remind. Any Percussion-specific info will be sent out via our Percussion Remind. I encourage all parents to sign up. This will hopefully keep you informed of upcoming percussion events, news, info, etc.

To sign up, simply text @jagsperc22 to the number 81010.


8/4/22 - HAYS CISD CONVOCATION - Time TBD (a.m.)

9/10/22 - Tom Green Elementary Hornet Races - 7 - 8:30 a.m.

9/17/22 - Jag Jog @ JHS - Time TBD

9/17/22 - Thunder in the Hills Drumline Contest @ Dripping Springs HS - Time TBD

I hope you find this information helpful as we jump in to the most memorable marching season to date! Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.


Mr. Lunsford

Color Guard Corner

The band wears white shirts to every band practice. To contrast placement on the field, the color guard wears colored shirts every practice. Members have been provided a grey, blue

  • Monday: blue
  • Tuesday: grey
  • Wednesday: pink
  • Thursday: black*
  • Friday: blue

*Official black practice shirts will be distributed once received from the company (most likely Friday, August 5th). For the practice on Thursday, August 4th, members can wear any black t-shirt.

If you have not received your blue, pink, or grey shirt, OR your water jug, you can pick them up on Wednesday morning starting at 7:30 a.m..


Please make sure you have paid or have made payment arrangements for your guard fees with Mrs. Mendez (band secretary). The items you see listed below require payment up front. The timely payment of your fees are needed to reimburse the band program funds!

Items include:

  • summer uniform* (3-4 parts: exercise bra, tank, leggings/pants, and sneakers)
  • one set of black jazz shoes*
  • one pair of gloves*
  • one black unitard*
  • grey team jacket* (sizing and ordering will take place this week!)
  • black Jaguar practice shirt*
  • grey star ("Kenya") practice t-shirt
  • blue practice t-shirt
  • pink practice t-shirt
  • contribution towards Fall competition costume (same as band members)

*All of these fee items will be distributed once received from the companies.

important announcements

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Senior Parking Lot Closed for Painting

Please do not park in the Senior Parking lot outside the Band Hall on these days. It will be reserved for Seniors to paint their spots. Thank you for your cooperation.

Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31

This especially includes uniform fitting day and photos July 30.

Friday, August 12 - Sunday, August 14

Sign up for Picture Day Time Slot!

Picture Day is Saturday, July 30th for the 2022-2023 Jaguar Band!

Sign up for your picture time slot HERE !!

WOODWINDS, BRASS AND PERCUSSION - Wear black sleeveless compression shirt and compression shorts. BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT IF YOU WANT IT IN YOUR PHOTO.

COLOR GUARD - Wear exercise bra and black leggings or black compression shirt and black jazz pants.

ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR COMPRESSION CLOTHING (NO LOOSE SHIRTS OR SHORTS) TO CHANGE IN AND OUT OF UNIFORM. Students will change in the band halls, not restrooms. Compression clothing can be worn under regular shorts and shirts BUT they must already have compression clothes on.

Contrary to football games and competitions, HAIR AND MAKEUP CAN BE STYLED AS DESIRED FOR PHOTO


Questions can be directed to Carmen Sifuentes at


Moe Knows T-Shirt Fundraiser for Grand Nationals

Moe Knows… Everyone at Johnson. It’s going to take the support of our awesome JHS community to get the band to Nationals in Indianapolis in November! Buy a #Moeknows shirt! Help us get there and show your school spirit! #BIA Moe & Gene Johnson High School


Each year, the Jaguar Band Boosters host the Jaguar Jog. It is an important fundraiser for our program and for our journey to Grand Nats! Please register and share with others! Please also shared the pdf below with businesses that might want to sponsor and to advertise at this well-attended community event that has had over 250 participants in past years!

new (and restocked) jag swag!

It's time to get your new and restocked spirit gear favorites for our fall season. Order online here today! We’ve added many new designs and returning favorites including our CLEAR BAGS, a necessity for games and competitions. Orders are filled weekly and pick-ups begin with the start of Summer Band Camp on Tuesday evenings at the end of rehearsals (7:45 - 8:15 p.m.) in the bus lane at JHS. Order yours today or stop by our table at the Jaguar Jamboree!

Quotes for a Cause

George Torres Farmers Insurance has partnered with to provide a unique opportunity to

raise money to support the JHS Band by requesting your free, no-obligation insurance quote! The goal is to raise money for the band and to give families peace of mind that they are paying a reasonable amount when it comes to insurance. His agency specializes in reducing student driver cost on family auto insurance. His agency will donate $10 to the JHS Band for each family that completes the attached quick survey. Your information will solely be utilized for a one-time, no-obligation quote and will be deleted once completed. There is no cap on how many families can participate in this opportunity but you must be over 18 years of age to receive a quote. Less than 1 minute to complete the survey could add up to an immeasurable amount of support for JHS Band. Plus, you might even save a lot on your insurance! Act quickly and share - the survey and this opportunity will only last through the Jaguar Jog on September 17th!

helpful notes

Staying Informed

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!

Service Hours

The JHS Band Boosters have created a form for band students to track their band volunteer service hours. (Click the previous sentence to link to the form.) This form is similar to what is used by other organizations such as the NHS and puts control of volunteer service hours tracking in the students hands. Students should print and use this to log for all band related volunteer service hours and ensure completion of all fields including supervisor signature. Parents signatures are not accepted. Follow all details on the form to turn in the logs in the spring to be considered for Band Student Service Awards at the Band Banquet or for logging volunteer service for Letterman Jacket points. Any questions, contact or This form should be used for all hours since the Band Banquet last spring. Multiple forms may be submitted to track all of your volunteer service.

Get Involved!

Have you signed up to volunteer yet?

All volunteers in Hays CISD must sign up here before volunteering.

Complete our Committee Interest Form to be informed on upcoming committee meetings as they begin:

Join the Band Boosters:


August 3

Senior t-shirt orders due

August 6

Jaguar Jamboree (@ JHS)

*Band and Guard perform at this event!

August 12

Game Day Meal Plan payment due.


August 15

Spirit Night at MOD Pizza in Kyle (All Day)

Please show flyers or order online. Use the code: MODF8504 when ordering online.

August 16

First Day of School

August 26

JHS Football vs. San Antonio Clark (7 p.m. @ Shelton Stadium)

September 7

Spirit Night at Chipotle (5 - 9 p.m. @ Southpark Meadows)

Let the cashier you are there with the band. Online please use the code PFBH9MC. 33% of sales get donated to the cause, so please don't forget to let them know you are there for Johnson Band!

September 10

Competition Meal Plan payment due.


September 17

2022 - 23 Jaguar Jog 5K/10K (Registration is Now OPEN!)

Benefitting Moe and Gene Johnson High School Jaguar Band.

Both the 5K and 10K will be essentially out and back courses starting and finishing on the Johnson High School Campus in Buda. 10K Course will exit out the north of the property to the Elliott Ranch neighborhood, then head back to the school. 5K will turn around at the gate and come back.

Thunder in the Hills Drumline Contest

Dripping Springs High School

September 24

US Bands San Antonio Showcase

Jag Band & Guard Photos

Click here for Johnson Band & Guard photos throughout the year! The password is GoJags. Scroll down for the 2022 - 23 folder for more photos from Spring Camp! Photos from all football games, competitions and special events will be uploaded here throughout the year. You can download photos for free.

Stay Connected!

  1. Save our website
  2. Find copies of our Jaguar Band Newsletters at:
  3. Sync to the Band Google Calendar:
  4. Sign up for 2022 Remind - Instructions here
  5. Like our Facebook Page
  6. Get Connected: Remind App, JHS Band Calendar, Photos & Newsletters. We're also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!

meal plans

Please note that the COMPETITION Meal Plan is REQUIRED. The Boosters are offering a meal plan program to all marching band students for summer band days, game days, and competition days. All meals are fast food and will include an entrée, chips, fruit, cookie and a water. Payment deadlines for meal plans are listed below.

The Competition Meal Plan is mandatory because it’s not possible for parents to know when the students can eat. Schedules are driven by the competition hosts. Click here for more information about the Competition Meal Plan.

The Game Day Meal Plan is optional.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Julie Hoes or Blanca Velez at or Ida Musgrove @

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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