Jaguar Band Newsletter
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a note from your director
I hope that everyone had a very happy Mother’s Day weekend. Last week in the newsletter I mentioned that things are ramping up as we close in on the end of the school year, and boy, was that the truth!
In the calendar sections below (What's happening this week? and What's coming up?), you will find calendar date reminders of the events that are rapidly approaching. I would like to highlight some of them here:
May 9 – Wind Ensemble rehearsal for Godzilla immediately after school. (Remember, we also need all seniors from the other two bands to attend this rehearsal for a very short period as well as a small group of Wind Symphony students who were individually spoken to previously by Mr. Lucita.)
May 12 – Spring Concert (A detailed schedule including student warm-up time and arrival time will be given to the various bands this week). Here is a list of performance times, however this may fluctuate pending the length of the songs.
- 6:30 Guard
- 6:40 Jazz Band
- 7:00 Percussion Samba Group
- 7:15 Symphonic Winds
- 7:35 Wind Symphony
- 8:00 Wind Ensemble
I would also like to speak specifically to a few.
Godzilla: Why is the Wind Ensemble rehearsing for it. You will see at the Spring Concert and you do not want to miss it!
Spring Concert: It is the band's version of a Final Exam. This is a required performance and will count as their final exam grade for the Spring Semester.
JHS Spring Game: This is the JHS Athletics inner squad football scrimmage that kicks off the 2022 Football Season. Last year’s Spring Game happened during the middle of a rookie marching camp, so we were only able to send a small contingency to perform. This year there is no conflict and we are able to send the full band.
Winds, Percussion and Guard Spring Training: Attendance is mandatory to be eligible for a 2022 marching slot!
Graduation Band: This is the official group that will perform at Strahan Coliseum for the Johnson HS Graduation Ceremony. The group is comprised of some required attendance and some volunteer attendance. The students currently enrolled in Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony are required to participate, and the students currently enrolled in Symphonic Winds are welcome to participate but not required. There will be no 2021 - 22 seniors participating in this band; therefore, we must fill those vacancies with members of the Wind Symphony. A detailed schedule will be delivered once we receive the graduation ceremony schedule from the campus.
Wind Ensemble Tobin Center: This is a premier performance by our JHS Wind Ensemble in a World Class facility. The Wind Ensemble was selected by YOSA and will be performing in the Tobin Center, home of the San Antonio Symphony.
The last item I want to mention in this week’s Newsletter is our currently-running FUNDRAISER!! We have got to get a higher level of involvement so that we have everyone participating. This is how we are going to pay for a significant, if not complete, cost of the Bands Of America National Championships. We need everyone to push as hard as possible during this last week of fundraising! Let’s Do This!!!!
Let’s have an awesome week and as always: It’s A Great Day To Be A Jaguar!
Our GROUP goal for THIS fundraising effort is $30,000! (equivalent of $500 per member) This is our last week to get us there!
Final Band Booster Meeting for 2021-2022 & Elections
Tuesday, May 17, at 6:30pm @ the JHS Band Hall
We know there is now a conflict with the Spring game. Our apologies as the game popped up on calendar after we set this meeting. If you can, please join us for our final band booster meeting of this school year. During our meeting we will hold our annual elections for our Band Booster Executive Officers, review our recommended changes to our organization by-laws and review our budget for 2022-2023 school year for membership approval.
Below you will find the list of candidates recommended by the Nominating Committee: Greta Von Paumgartten, Blanca Velez, and Juliette Kroeger.
President: Ida Musgrove
Treasurer: Meredith Reichmann
Vice President: Carmen Sifuentes
VP Events: Tina Cuellar
VP Fundraising: Wendy Cordero
VP Hospitality: Sheryl Powell
VP Support: Michelle Florez
Secretary & VP Communications: Shannon Cameron
We hope to have as many members in attendance as possible. See you then!
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK (May 9 - 13)
Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal (4:30 - 6 p.m.)
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.)
Color Guard Camp (5 - 8 p.m.)
Front Ensemble Rehearsal (5 - 7 p.m.)
Spring Concert (6 - 9 p.m. @ Hays CISD Performing Arts Center)
Aloha Party! Remember! RSVP does NOT guarantee admission! Payment is due May 10! You may pay by check to Tracye Mendez or using Venmo @JohnsonBandBoosters. Please indicate "Aloha Party with (students name)".
what's coming up? SAVE THESE DATES!
Percussion Ensemble Dress Rehearsal (1 - 4 p.m. @ JHS Black Box Theater)
Percussion Ensemble Concert (7 - 8:30 p.m. @ JHS Black Box Theater)
JHS Spring Football Game (A detailed schedule for pep rally and game times will follow shortly.)
Band Booster General Membership Meeting (6:30 - 8 p.m. @ JHS band Hall)
May 19 & 20 (*attendance is mandatory to be eligible for a marching slot)
Winds, Percussion & Guard Spring Training (5 - 8 p.m.)
May 21 (*attendance is mandatory to be eligible for a marching slot)
Winds, Percussion & Guard Spring Training (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
2022 - 23 Parent Registration (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
2022 - 23 Parent Meeting (12 - 1 p.m.)
Free Sewing Tutorial! (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
There are many ways to help the Jaguar Band and Guard. One way is by helping sew the hems of our uniforms. Don't know how to sew? Have a sewing machine and don't know how to use it? Don't have a sewing machine? That's okay because we have some! Questions? Please email Heather Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
YOSA invitational Tobin Center (7 - 9 p.m.)
Wind Ensemble Only
Last Day of School
May 28 & 30
Graduation--REQUIRED for Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony Underclassmen (6 - 9:30 p.m. @ Strahan Arena)
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/
Summer Band Begins
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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.