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.
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.
PLEASE LABEL YOUR JUG ON THE LID SO WE CAN SEE IT FROM THE TOP!
PLEASE DO NOT PUT ANYTHING ON THE SIDES INCLUDING CRICUT LABELS.
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.
Have you joined your section's GroupMe group yet? If not, email Carmen Sifuentes at email@example.com 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!
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
From the Director
The Beat--A Weekly Update for Percussion-Specific Information
Color Guard Corner
- 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.
- Staying informed
- Service Hours
- Get Involved! (Important Volunteer Information)
- Save These Dates
- Jag Band & Guard Photos
- Stay Connected!
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!
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
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.
- A water jug that is filled prior to arriving. You MUST stay hydrated throughout the day.
- 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.
UPCOMING PERCUSSION SPECIFIC EVENTS
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.
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, blueCOLOR GUARD SHIRT COLORS FOR SUMMER BAND:
- 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!
- 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.
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
* STUDENTS WHO DO NOT TAKE THEIR PICTURE ON THIS DAY WILL MOST LIKELY NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE FOOTBALL PROGRAM.
Questions can be directed to Carmen Sifuentes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moe Knows T-Shirt Fundraiser for Grand Nationals
4th ANNUAL JAGUAR JOG FUNDRAISER!
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!
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!
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
Join the Band Boosters: https://www.johnsonbands.com/product-page/2022-2023-booster-membership
SAVE THESE DATES!
Jaguar Jamboree (@ JHS)
*Band and Guard perform at this event!
Spirit Night at MOD Pizza in Kyle (All Day)
Please show flyers or order online. Use the code: MODF8504 when ordering online.
First Day of School
JHS Football vs. San Antonio Clark (7 p.m. @ Shelton Stadium)
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!
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.
Dripping Springs High School
Jag Band & Guard Photos
- Save our website -www.johnsonbands.com
- Find copies of our Jaguar Band Newsletters at: https://www.johnsonbands.com/newsletter
- Sync to the Band Google Calendar: https://www.johnsonbands.com/calendar
- Sign up for 2022 Remind - Instructions here https://www.johnsonbands.com/get-connected
- Like our Facebook Page https://www.johnsonbands.com/get-connected
- Get Connected: Remind App, JHS Band Calendar, Photos & Newsletters. We're also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!
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.
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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