Jaguar Band Newsletter
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Varsity First Place WGI Regionals!
JV First Place TCGC!
a note from your director
Spring Break, here we come! This is the last week before spring break begins. It is also the last few days before the Jaguar Band's Hawaii trip!
We have a couple celebrations from this weekend!!! We want to send a huge “Shout Out” to our JHS Winter Guards!! Both of our Winter Guards competed this weekend! Our Johnson JV competed in the TCGC Regional held at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders! This group continues to impress with another 1st place finish:
Johnson JV (1)
John B. Alexander HS Varsity (2)
Ann Richards School varsity (3)
Pieper HS Varsity(4)
Liberty Hill HS Varsity (5)
Copperas Cove HS Varsity (6)
John Paul Stevens HS JV ( 7)
Hutto HS Varsity (8)
Jack C. Hays HS Varsity (9)
JCH High School Varsity (10)
Judson HS Varsity (11)
Our Varsity Guard traveled to Leander to compete in WGI Regional and walked away with the 1st place finish!
1 Moe and Gene Johnson HS (Buda, TX) 84.8
2 James E. Taylor HS (Katy, TX) 79.7
3 Ronald Reagan HS (San Antonio, TX) 79.5
4 McNeil HS (Austin, TX) 77.9
5 Eastlake HS (El Paso, TX) 76.6
6 Dawson HS (Pearland, TX) 76.5
7 Earl Warren HS (San Antonio, TX) 72.8
7 James Bowie HS (Austin) (Austin, TX) 72.3
9 Hendrickson HS (Pflugerville, TX) 69.2
The Jaguar Band would also like to congratulate Mr. & Mrs. Malik on the birth of their son, Jacob Aldo Malik, on Monday, February 28!! Our Jag Band Family has grown again! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
We have multiple events happening in rapid succession over the next few weeks, and we need parent volunteers. Contact the band hall with any questions. Please volunteer if possible!
Saturday, March 19th WGI
Thursday, March 24th Pre-UIL
Tuesday, March 29th UIL
Wednesday, March 30th UIL
This week we leave for the much-anticipated Hawaii trip!! Here are the last minute details and instructions!
1. All student luggage and carry-ons must be delivered to the Johnson Band Hall before 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Parents DO NOT need to bring their luggage! Parents may bring their luggage Wednesday morning.
2. Arrival time at JHS Band Hall is 2 a.m. Wednesday with a departure at 2:30 AM! Cars may be parked on the JHS Band Lot! That is the only location you may leave your car unless you are a student and want to leave it in your parking spot!
3. Everyone must have their Hawaii Travel QR Code. Also have a hard or digital copy of you vaccine record just in case it is requested.
4. Everyone MUST be signed up for the JagsHawaii Remind. Text @jagshawaii to 81010.
5. Students, put your wire music stand in your suitcase if you have one!!! We need everyone to bring their wire music stand! We realize we will have to share but we need as many as possible! DO NOT FORGET
6. Band members will wear our Black Band Polo for the performance. You may wear any shorts or shoes. Guard members will wear their summer uniform with guard sneakers. Plus, bring sunglasses and a cap, if you would like; we will be sitting in the sun when we perform!
Last but not least, let’s have a wonderful week and don’t forget: It’s A Great Day To Be A Jaguar!!!
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK (February 7 - March 11)
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (4:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
JV & Varsity Winterguard Practice (5 - 8 p.m.)
Wind Ensemble Flute & Oboe Sectional (8 - 8:45 a.m.)
Wind Ensemble French Horn Sectional (4:30 - 5:15 p.m.)
March 9 - 15
Hawaii Spring Trip
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
HELP THE JAGUAR BAND HOST THE TEXAS COLOR GUARD CIRCUIT
The Hosts with the Most (Texas Color Guard Circuit, March 19)
We need your help in hosting the Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC) on March 19th! As many of you will recall, this competition is very well-attended and provides us with not only an opportunity to showcase our program to the entire area (our competition date is the Class A Championship and Area Finals) but an opportunity to raise funds for the band and guard program! Last year we raised $7,900, and that was a COVID year!
This year, the competition will allow for students to stay and watch other guards, and there will be award retreats at the end of classifications! (That should be good for concession sales!)
In order for this competition to be a success, we need many volunteers. It takes a village! So please sign up HERE!
DO YOU KNOW ANY VENDORS OR POTENTIAL SPONSORS? SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH THEM!
Calling all vendors and local businesses! Are you interested in being a vendor or sponsor of the March 19th Texas Color Guard Circuit Competition Area Finals being held at Johnson High School? We anticipate having over 1400 people in attendance at this all day event that is being hosted by the Johnson Band Boosters. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with people from all over Central Texas! Please see our Event Sponsorship page for details.
Sponsors interested in sponsoring at a higher level than what is shown on this page can reach out to Carmen Sifuentes at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. The Johnson Band and Guard Programs thank you for your support of our award winning programs!
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!
What you need to know for this week...
Guard parents, we need your help! Please sign up below to volunteer during the Winterguard season. Thanks in advance for playing your part in their success!
Floor Crew & Photographer:
Don't forget to register with VIP! Hays VIP volunteer registration
Check it out at https://www.johnsonbands.com/color-guard
You can also find information about Private Lessons on the band website at https://www.johnsonbands.com/color-guard. Look for the Vegas Gold boxes.
Winterguard Fees: $200
This fee covers costs such as unitards, inventory for shoe and glove replacements, competition entries, prop supplies, design and production services, and shared cost of contributing towards production of show, including cost of floors, props and costumes.
Please note that we are able to keep these costs low by 1) contribution from boosters towards costumes and props; and 2) the small amount of funds provided by the district to the overall “band” program. (FYI each color guard costume, whether it be marching band or winter guard, costs on average $200).
You can pay your Winterguard Fee on the band website at https://www.johnsonbands.com/all-products
- If you would like to make arrangements for payments or seek assistance with costs, please feel free to contact Ida Musgrove at email@example.com. We do not want costs to prevent any student from participating in guard!
what's coming up? SAVE THESE DATES!
TCGC Competition @ Johnson High School - Sponsored by Johnson Band
Pre-UIL Band Concert and Sight-Reading Contest
March 29 - 30
UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com by March 31, 2022.
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.