Jaguar Band Newsletter

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December 2nd - December 8th


Message From Mr. Lucita

Poinsettia Deadline Extended

Volunteers Needed: Poinsettia Pick-Up and Santa Event

Jaguar Caps Make Great Gifts!

Winter Guard: Open to all students!

Get your limited edition jOURney shirt!

Upcoming Rehearsals

Mod Pizza Spirit Night Fundraiser

Upcoming Events

How To Sign Up With VIPS District Volunteer Program and Log Hours

Sync Your Calendar

How To Sign Up For Remind 101

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From Mr. Lucita

Welcome back!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break spending time with family and friends! We hit the ground running this week as we prepare for our upcoming concert on December 12, continue with establishing and rehearsing our JHS Winter Guard program and last but not least celebrating our region audition success!

This week we have after school band rehearsals as we work to integrate our percussionist into their concert bands. Wind Ensemble will follow their same schedule and rehearse on Monday 4:30-6:00 and Wind Symphony will have rehearsal on Tuesday 4:30-6:00!

Winter Guard will continue with their weekly schedule with rehearsals on Monday and Thursday 5:00-8:00.

Celebration time!!!! The Johnson Jaguar Band has set another high standard as they sent 20 students to the TMEA 5A All-Region Band Auditions last weekend. This is the first time the band has participated in the Region Band process and we had a great showing. Here is how our auditions turned out!

15 students made District
9 students made Region
3 students advanced to Area and in January they will tryout for the Texas All-State Band!

Jude Hooks, Bari Sax
Angela Song, Trumpet
Gavin Klocke, Trombone
Dorian Del Castillo, Euphonium
Nicholas Graham, Tuba
Aiden Kroeger, Percussion

District & Region
Julia Brandt, Flute
Lauren Craig, Clarinet
Cameron Allen, Alto Sax
Ivan Silva, Trumpet
Antonio Musgrove, Tuba
Jacob Hooks, Percussion

District, Region & Area
Hannah Belden, Trumpet
Travis Miller, Trombone
Parker Taylor, Tuba

Way to go Jaguar Band we are super proud of all of our students! The All Region Band Clinic/Concert are this week (Friday & Saturday) at the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center. For those students involved in the Region Band a detailed schedule will be sent home this week!

Poinsettia Deadline Extended Until Tuesday, 12/3

The deadline to order poinsettias has been extended until TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3rd at midnight. Please share with family and friends (and any business owners you might know) so people have an opportunity to be festive AND support the Jaguar Band!

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Volunteers Needed For Poinsettia Pick-Up / Santa Event

We are looking for adult and student volunteers to help make our Poinsettia Pick-up and Santa Event a success! We need help unloading and distributing poinsettias and also need some volunteers to donate hot chocolate, cookies and paper goods. We are also looking for someone who can set up a festive backdrop for Santa. Please have a look at our sign-up below and see what you can help us with!

Jaguar Caps Make Great Gifts!

We have Jaguar caps in stock and they make great holiday gifts! If you would like a Jaguar cap, order here:

jOURney Shirts make great gifts!

We are almost sold out! Please know that we will not be ordering more of this limited edition shirt!

Don't miss your chance to memorialize this most amazing year!

Please note that this is for parent/family shirts only. (Shirts are $15 and are Bella Canvas style/brand)

Order yours before they are gone!

Students have all received a complimentary show shirt courtesy of the Band Boosters! Student shirts are black and Parent/family shirts are royal blue. Both have 2019 show dates on the back.


Upcoming Rehearsals

Monday, 11/18: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, 11/19: 5:00 pm -8:00 pm: Guard

Monday, 12/2: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Wind Ensemble

Monday, 12/2: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Guard

Thursday, 12/5: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Guard

Saturday, 12/7: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Guard Camp

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Upcoming Events

12/6: TMEA Region Band Clinic/Concert

12/7: TMEA Region Band Clinic/Concert

12/12: JHS & DMS Winter Concert

12/18: Mod Pizza Spirit Night Fundraiser

* Please see the calendar on Charms or Band Booster website for details. Details below.

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How to sign up with VIPS district volunteer program and log hours

V.I.P.S. (Volunteers in Public Schools) is required by HaysCISD for all volunteers that will be around students. Volunteers must be approved as a VIP volunteer BEFORE volunteering.


  • From choose Community> Become a Hays
  • CISD volunteer.
  • Follow the prompts given to complete the application.
  • Our VIPS coordinator is Ms. Conder. When you visit the band hall, please see her immediately to get a name badge. Bring your driver’s license in for her to see.


  • Go to
  • Choose the “community” tab
  • Click on “become a Hays CISD volunteer”
  • Click on “VIPs Rewards”
  • Click on “Log your VIPs Hours (volunteers)” and log in
  • Click on the drop down menu on the left –“volunteer”

Sync Your Calendar to Charms!

Syncing your online (mobile device or computer) calendar to Charms means any changes made to practices, games, events, etc., will automatically be updated in your calendar. While you might see some things that do not apply to your student, having too much information may be better than not having enough!

Visit the Johnson Band Website for information on how to sync the Charms calendar to your phone. "How to sync" links are located above calendar. Just click on link appropriate for your type of phone!

How To Sign Up For Remind 101

Remind 101 is a communication option used by lots of teachers and clubs. Once signed up, you can either get the app and look at your messages in the app or you can receive the messages as a text message (or both).

To sign up for Remind 101 for band notifications:

  1. Send a text message to 81010 (enter this number where you would enter the phone number)
  2. The message will be @jagband19 (type this where you would type your text message)
  3. Hit "send"
  4. If you did this successfully, you will receive a text informing you that you signed up for the band remind messages.

Signing up for Remind for other clubs or classes will be similar. You will always send a text to 81010 but what you type into the text box will be different. For example, for an English class, it might be @smithsenglishclass.

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Remind 101 Full Band Code - Text @jagband19 to 81010

Remind 101 Parents Code - Text @jbparents to 81010

Remind 101 Pit Crew Code - Text @pitcrewja to 81010