Jaguar Band Newsletter

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September 27, 2020


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Other things you will want to know!

Important Dates

Welcome to New McCormick High School Head Band Director

Football Game Information

Check out pictures of the Jaguar band on our website!

First Spirit Night of the Year

Chrome Car Emblems

Spirit Wear: online and at games

Football Program Ads

Band Sponsorships - please share!

Band Booster Membership and Committees

Formulario de Membresia e Interés del Comité

Remind 101 for 2020 - 21

VIPS REQUIRED District Volunteer Program

Sync Your Calendar



Dear Jaguar Band Families,

The main theme for last week's newsletter was “Thank You”! We want to continue to say "Thanks!" to our parents and volunteers for everything they have done and for all of the great things yet to come! We also want to thank our SLT, Drumline and Color Guard for pulling together a quick performance to send off our JHS Jaguar football team for their first Varsity Game!!! Congrats to them on their victory over the Lockhart Lions!

This week the theme for our newsletter is going to be “Are you ready”!

Are you ready for the first day of in-person school? Many students will be participating in “virtual” school and many will be participating in “in-person” school. Whichever you chose, please take a close look at the schedule and make sure everyone is ready for their band classes. The daily schedule has changed and will be different starting Monday!

Are you ready for in-person school? We want to let everyone that will be starting in-person classes know that the band program will continue with their high standard of COVID-19 protocols. We will continue to rehearse outside using our current policies. If and when we do rehearse inside, the students will be a minimum of 6 feet apart and will wear their masks at all times. We will also use other measure such as wiping down and sanitizing rooms and equipment, creating traffic flow patterns, and designating specific locations for equipment.

Are you ready for our first football game? This week is our first football game and we are super excited! If you have not already done so, I encourage you to purchase your tickets as soon as possible! Johnson Band and Color Guard members do not need tickets! Tickets are for family members that would like to attend the game. The tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday and are destined to sell out quickly! Please follow the links in the emails sent this week with instructions. Here are two additional pieces of information that may help!

1. You will need to spell your student's name with ALL caps.
2. Many have indicated that the page says tickets are sold out; however if you click on the link anyway it will allow you to purchase your tickets. This may change on Monday!

This is a week of many firsts for this year, and we want to make it great! Let’s make it a great week of school, rehearsals, and performances!


Have a great week,

Mr. Lucita

Other things you will want to know to be ready for this week!

  • Instrument storage: Students attending in-person will be able to put their instruments in the instrument locker room. Mr. Malik is assigning lockers to students and will manage the check-out and flow of instrument storage. Only instruments will be allowed to be stored in lockers. Lockers will not have locks. Students must enter and exit through doors designated by Mr. Malik.
  • Water jugs: in-person band students will be able to store their jugs in the band hall in designated areas. However, students must bring jugs already filled with water. Students will not be allowed to fill their jugs at the band hall.
  • After school rehearsals for in-person band students: While the band hall is usually a place for band students to hang out, due to COVID, students will not be allowed to linger in band hall in between the end of the school day and the start of marching band practice. Please know that there is plenty of shaded seating areas in the courtyard.
  • Summer uniforms for game: Khaki shorts will be issued Monday evening. Students can get their shorts before (4:30 p.m.) and after rehearsal (8 p.m.) but not during rehearsal. However, parents are welcome to pick up their students shorts while band is in rehearsal. Parent volunteers will be located outside. However, due to COVID, Band and percussion shirts and guard summer uniforms have been slightly delayed. Uniforms are expected to arrive before the game on Thursday. Distribution will be announced as soon as they are received but may have to take place on game day. Thanks in advance for your understanding and patience!
  • Band Send-off: Parents are welcome to send off the band before they head to their first game on Thursday! Details regarding specific locations and times to follow soon!


* Please know that we will share full uniform photo ordering information as soon as it is made available to us!

September 28

Full Band Rehearsal, 5 - 8 p.m.

October 1

JHS vs Crocket (Shelton Stadium @ Hays High School), 7 p.m.

October 9

JHS vs Alamo Heights (Shelton Stadium @ Hays High School), 7:30 p.m.

October 15

Band Booster Spirit Night @ Mod Pizza in Kyle, 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Welcome to New McCormick Middle School Head Band Director

Welcome to Cris Lira, the new Head Band Director at McCormick Middle School! Mr. Lira is originally from Laredo, Texas, and he comes to us with eleven years of teaching experience. Plus, he's bilingual! We look forward to having him be a part of our community!

Football Game Information: Volunteering, Live stream games, Reserved parking, and Jag Swag!


Please know that we LOVE how many parents are offering to volunteer this year to help with pit crew. Unfortunately, due to COVID and in order to follow district safety regulations, we have been limited to only eight people that can designated as Pit Crew and receive free admission to the games.

Please know that other parents can assist with any unmet pit crew needs or chaperoning RR breaks but those volunteers must purchase a ticket and will not be able to return to stand seats after assisting. Ticket-holder pit crew or chaperone volunteers must remain with the band.

  • All volunteers at Shelton games must purchase a ticket. (*this requirement does not apply to the designated 8 Pit Crew volunteers)
  • ALL volunteers will be required to fill out the COVID protocol google doc listed on the athletic booster website on the day they volunteer. This MUST be done for every game.
  • All volunteers must wear a mask at all times.
  • All pit crew and chaperone volunteers located near the band must wear their issued band volunteer shirt.
  • If volunteers arrive during school hours, they will also be required to check-in at the school front office. The front office will verify that volunteers filled out the form.

Pit crew volunteers should contact Clover Clamons at to inquire about volunteering and to obtain their volunteer shirts

All other volunteers, including chaperones, should contact Ida Musgrove at to inquire about volunteering and obtain their volunteer shirt.

Watch Live Varsity Games

The band will only perform at "home" games (and the Lehman "away" game). Fans can watch all home and away games at Please feel free to share!

Reserved Parking Spots

The South parking lot at Shelton Stadium is a reserved parking lot for Varsity Games. We are selling the reserved parking spots to anyone who might want one. This will guarantee you a spot until kick-off. All information regarding the parking spot is located on our website.

Merchandise Sales

These policies pertain to all Varsity, JV and Freshman home games. You do not need a ticket to get into the JV & Freshman games but volunteers MUST be on the sign-up sheet in order to get in. You do need to purchase a ticket for Varsity games.

Check out pictures of the Jaguar band on our website!

Go to our photos page at and check out pictures from various events in which the band has participated! Some folders are open to all the public but other picture folders must be accessed with a passcode which is and will continue to be included in the newsletter Charms emails!

If you have experience taking quality photos, will be attending games or other events, and are willing to take pictures for the band, please contact Greta Von Paumgarten at

* Please know that we will share full uniform photo ordering information as soon as it is made available to us!

Have fun!

First Spirit Night of the Year!

We earned $215.84 in our spirit night yesterday! Thank you to everyone who participated.

Our next spirit night is on Thursday, October 15, at Mod Pizza in Kyle from 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Please join us!

Spirit Wear: online and at football games!

The new hats and spirit gear are now available for order via our website.

We have a soft-style and trucker style hat available along with two new t-shirt designs and an ultra-comfortable long sleeve hoodie shirt. Items are in stock and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis with additional items being ordered at regular intervals. Orders will be available for pick up at JHS on Mondays and this information will be communicated via email.

Football Program Ads: Celebrate your student! Promote your business!

Missed the deadline to submit your celebration ad? Well, it's not too late! We are still taking orders for FOOTBALL PROGRAM ADS and ask all of our band families to share this information with friends and acquaintances. Ads submitted before the next printing deadline (generally Fridays) will be included in the next weeks program. For details and templates, click here.

Order a personal ad to celebrate your student in this year's Jaguar football program! These programs are a great keepsake and is open to all Johnson students. Your personal ad will be featured in every home Jaguar football game program published this season! The football programs are also great advertising space for local businesses!


Brian and Emily Pierce

Carmen Sifuentes

Thank you for your support of the Johnson Jaguar Band!

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Band Sponsorships and opportunity to put Student names on trailer!

The Johnson Jaguar Band depends in large part on the fundraising efforts of the Band Boosters. Sponsorships are a very important part of fundraising. Our Sponsorship levels have been updated, and we have a lot of exciting options for businesses AND families! We ask that every family please share this brochure with anyone you know that has a business. We are eager to help promote businesses in our community that support the Jaguar Band! If you would like color copies of our Sponsorship Brochure, we are happy to provide them.


Melissa Frensley

Carmen Sifuentes

A new addition to our Sponsorship options is the Friends and Family Level. This level offers various options for businesses as well as an option for band families: For $200, you can have your child’s name and graduation year on our band trailer indefinitely with the option to simultaneously add sibling name for an additional $100.

Details of all Sponsorship Options can be found at

Thank you for your support of the Johnson Jaguar Band!


The Johnson Jaguar Band is a student-led organization supported by the Johnson High School Band Boosters. Because your child is in Band (which includes woodwinds, brass, percussion and color guard!), you ARE a member of the JHS Band Boosters. It takes the untiring support from our Booster Parents, YOU, for the band to attain its highest potential. YOU are a big part of their success.

How can you help?


Johnson Jaguar Band es una organización dirigida por estudiantes y apoyada por los Johnson Band Boosters. Debido a que su hijo está en la banda, usted ES miembro de JHS Band Boosters. Se necesita el incansable apoyo de nuestros Padres de refuerzo, USTED, para que la banda alcance su máximo potencial. ¡TÚ eres una gran parte de su éxito!

¿Cómo puedes ayudar?

Update your CHARMS information to include BIRTHDAYS!

Log in at: the school code is: JohnsonJaguarBand

After logging in, click RETURNING students. The password is your child’s Hays CISD Student ID#. It will ask you to create a new password at that point. Please feel free to use a password of your choice.

Include birth dates so we can celebrate student birthdays!!

Find helpful documents regarding Charms on our website:


Mr. Lucita uses Remind 101 to send out notifications and reminders to parents and students. Once you sign up, you can receive the messages as a text message, notification from the app or both.

Visit our website to find the correct Remind 101 codes for you and your student.

Text that code to 81010, and you're ready to go!


Registration in V.I.P.S. (Volunteers in Public Schools) is required by Hays CISD for all volunteers. Volunteers must be approved as a VIP volunteer BEFORE volunteering. Click here,, and follow the link to register with VIPS in the lower right corner.

Questions or feedback?

Contact Juliette Kroeger


Charms is the calendar program used by Hays CISD bands. Syncing your online calendar (mobile device or computer) to Charms means any changes made to practices, games, events, etc., will automatically be updated in your calendar.

Visit the Johnson Band Website ( and click on the Calendar tab at the top for instructions.