Jaguar Band Newsletter

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January 27th - February 2nd


Message From Mr. Lucita

Volunteers and Donations Needed: TCGC Hosted by JHS

8th Grade MS to HS Band Transition Meetings at DMS and MMS

Upcoming Rehearsals

Upcoming Events

Jaguar Caps, jOURney shirts and Tradition Begins shirts

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

Sync Your Calendar

How To Sign Up For Remind 101

Follow Us

From Mr. Lucita

Great things continue to happen within the Jaguar Band! Our students are working towards so many upcoming events and performances!

This week is the final week of preparation for Solo and Ensemble! We have 100% of the Johnson Band Instrumentalists performing a solo at UIL Solo & Ensemble contest or for a separate performance event! Every student gets to showcase what they can do!

We have started weekly Drum Camps at the high school bandhall focusing on preparing our 8th, 9th and 10th grade percussionist for the 2020 Marching Season! These camps are held for all percussionists on Tuesday afternoons from 5:00-6:30!

Winter Guard is continuing to prepare for their inaugural competitive season! The students have their daily class schedule as well as their weekly after school rehearsals on Thursday’s from 5:00-8:00. The Winter Guard will take the floor in their first TCGC Contest on February 1st at Akins High School! Can’t wait to see what the future holds for this incredible group of students!

We are preparing for our recruiting trips to Dahlstrom and McCormick MS as those MS students are completing their schedule requests for next year. We wanted to share how Johnson Band students can be in band and anything they want at Johnson HS! In going through this process we realized that we have Jaguar Band members in almost every organization on the JHS campus: football, track, cross country, basketball, tennis, golf, baseball, theater, swim, CTE and numerous other groups and clubs!! Below are pictures of the posters that will be hung in the DMS, MMS and JHS Bandhall on Monday! Our Jaguar Band members really do it all!


Hosting a large competition requires a lot of help! The Jaguar Band directors have asked us for ADULT VOLUNTEERS to help set up on Friday, February 28th and help host the competition on Saturday, February 29th.

No experience is necessary! There are a lot of different types of opportunities for all to contribute! Sign up below and help us make a great first impression on our fellow Texas programs!

Please note that, because a schedule will not be finalized until closer to the event, TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!


Don't forget to send in DONATIONS! Please send to the band hall before Friday, February 21st at least ONE CASE (12 count) of the following:

Flutes: Sprite, 12 oz.

Bb and Bass Clarinets: Dr. Pepper, 12 oz.

Saxophones (alto, tenor, and bass): Coke, 12 oz.

Brass (trumpet, french horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba): Chips (multi-pack, snack size)

Percussion/Double Reeds: Gatorade, 12 oz.

Color Guard: Candy (M&Ms, Snickers, Skittles, AirHeads, Trolli, etc)

Please help us maximize this fundraising opportunity so that the Jaguar Band’s 2nd year will be even more amazing than its 1st! Send in your donations and sign up!

Thanks in advance for the contribution of your time and donations!

Go Jags!


Tell Your Dahlstrom and McCormick Friends!

Have an 8th grader in the band? Have questions about high school band before they have to fill their course selection sheets?

Well, don't worry! Mr. Lucita, head band director, and Band Booster parents will be at the upcoming MS to HS Band Transition Meetings!

DMS, 1/27, 6:30pm @ DMS band hall
MMS, 2/3, 6:30pm @ MMS band hall

You will receive information regarding high school band at Johnson HS and will get to ask any questions you may have!

Boosters will also be selling t-shirts and hoodies with the latest design.

Hoodies: $20 T-Shirts: $15

Upcoming Rehearsals

Monday, 1/27: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Guard

Monday, 1/27: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Wind Ensemble (W.E.)

Tuesday, 1/28: 7:45 am - 8:30 am: W.E. Flute Sectionals

Tuesday, 1/28: 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm: W.E. Low Wind Sectionals

Tuesday, 1/28: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: 2020 Marching Percussion Camp

Wednesday, 1/29: 7:45 am - 8:30 am: W.E. Clarinet Sectionals

Wednesday, 1/29: 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm: W.E. Trumpet Sectionals

Thursday, 1/30: 7:45 am - 8:30 am: W.E. Horn Sectional

Thursday, 1/30: 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm: W.E. Saxes Sectionals

Thursday, 1/30: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Guard

Friday, 1/31: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Guard

Upcoming Events

2/1: UIL Solo/Ensemble (details to come)

2/1: Guard competition: Texas Color Guard Circuit @ Akins HS, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm (JHS performs at 10:15 am)

2/11: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Band Boosters General Membership Meeting

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

Don't Miss Your Chance To Buy A jOURney Shirt or Tradition Begins Shirt!

We are almost sold out of jOURney Shirts and Tradition Begins shirts! We have lowered the price on both shirts to $10 each. You can order at our website.

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

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