Jaguar Band Newsletter

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February 28, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Important Dates

March Spirit Night

Band Sponsorships - Please Share!

Rookie Corner

Spirit Wear: Online

Chrome Car Emblems

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

Calendar

A MESSAGE FROM MR. LUCITA

Dear Jaguar Band Families,


Welcome the month of March starting tomorrow!! Hopefully, March has no weather surprises for us. Let’s look ahead to this week and a few other items that are rapidly approaching!

This week we have a full five-day week!! We will have all of our regularly scheduled Band, Percussion and Winter Guard rehearsals.

Winter Guard
Both groups Mon. & Thurs., 5-8pm
Varsity - Sat, time TBA

Wind Ensemble - Tues. 5:00-7:00

Percussion - Wed. 5:00-7:00

This week we have our final week of Solo Accompanist rehearsals.
The schedule is exactly the same as it was prior to the winter weather and is also posted in the Band Hall. This week students will also receive their performance times for contest. UIL Solo & Ensemble is Saturday, March 6th at Hays High School.

UIL Concert & Sight-reading and our Pre-UIL Concert/Festival are at the end of March and beginning of April. Students need to start making sure you have all of the items necessary for these performances. Students will wear all black for the performances which means black shirt (not T-shirt), black slacks, black socks and black shoes for the guys. Yes, your black marching shoes will work! For the girls you will wear a black dress, however it must be of a length that goes below your knees. Girls, if needed, may also wear black slacks, a black shirt and black shoes. Students are welcome to check out a concert uniform if they prefer. (black dress for girls; tuxedo for boys) We will send a Charms email soon with a form with sizing information if you choose to check one out.

Finally, it is amazing to think that we are in the middle of getting ready to perform for UIL Solo & Ensemble, we are just a few weeks from UIL Concert and Sight-reading contest and have ALREADY begun preparations for fall marching band. We had a great new band member meeting last week and will begin having rookie band marching camps starting March 23rd. If you are a current SLT or are thinking about becoming an SLT this fall you will need to be at these camps. Please see the calendar for dates and times.

Let’s have a great week! Nothing better than being a Johnson Jaguar! Go Jags!


Mr. Lucita

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IMPORTANT DATES

*see Charms calendar for more dates. Sync calendar to your phone!


March 1, 2021

Varsity & JV

5-8pm


March 2, 2021

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

5 - 7 p.m.


March 3, 2021

Marching Percussion Conditioning Camps

5 - 7 p.m.


March 4, 2021

Varsity & JV

5-8pm


March 6, 2021

UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest

Hays HS


Varsity Winter Guard Practice

Time TBA


March 2021

UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest


March 13, 2021

Winter Guard competes in Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC)

Davenport HS, San Antonio


March 27, 2021

Winter Guard competes in Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC)

Georgetown HS, Georgetown


April 10, 2021

JHS Band and Guard hosting TCGC @ JHS

*set up Friday evening; competition all day Saturday

Spirit Night: March 10, 2021 4 - 8 p.m. @ Chipotle

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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.


Questions?

Melissa Frensley

sponsorship@johnsonbands.com


Carmen Sifuentes

vpfundraising@johnsonbands.com.


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 https://www.johnsonbands.com/sponsorships.


Thank you for your support of the Johnson Jaguar Band!

Rookie Corner

This section is for all new (Rookie!) parents! Here we will focus on various points of information that we believe would be helpful to families in their first year with the Jaguar Band.


8th Grade Spring Camps

8th grade and high school percussion camp continues.

8th grade camps for woodwinds and brass will be starting soon!

8th grade camps for the Jaguar Guard (JAGuard) will start in March!

*These camps are not mandatory but they will definitely give your student a strong start to the 2021 marching season! It's a great opportunity to meet 9-11th grade students and have fun!


Communications

The band directors and boosters primarily rely on Charms to communicate information. Make sure your information is up to date in Charms. Reminder that the Jaguar Band school code is: JohnsonJaguarBand

Check out our YouTube page!

Check out Jaguar Band and Guard videos!


Go to our photos page at johnsonbands.com 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 the following case-sensitive passcode: GoJags


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 vpcommunications@johnsonbands.com.


Have fun!

Other Things You Want to Know!


  • Check out the Johnson Band Spirit Gear! JB Band Merchandise is now in stock! Check out our online store for performance style caps, hoodies, long sleeve t-shirts and short-sleeved t-shirts. Both long and shirt sleeve t-shirts are available in a large JB logo and small JB logo style and have "Buda, TX" down the back.



  • Johnson: This is Us! Christmas Ornament Thought you missed out on purchasing your Jaguar Band memory ornament? They are still available for purchase on our online store! Get yours while you can! Deliveries will be scheduled at a later date.

BAND BOOSTER MEMBERSHIP AND COMMITTEES

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?

https://www.johnsonbands.com/committee-interest

FORMULARIO DE MEMBRESIA E INTERES DEL COMITÉ

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?

https://www.johnsonbands.com/committee-interest-spanish

Update your CHARMS information to include BIRTHDAYS!

Log in at: https://www.charmsoffice.com/ 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: https://www.johnsonbands.com/documents

REMIND 101

Jaguar Band 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.

https://www.johnsonbands.com/forms-and-docs


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

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST REGISTER WITH HAYS VIPS PROGRAM

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, https://www.johnsonbands.com/forms-and-docs, and follow the link to register with VIPS in the lower right corner.


Questions or feedback?

Contact Juliette Kroeger

membership@johnsonbands.com.

SYNC YOUR CALENDAR TO CHARMS!

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 (www.johnsonbands.com) and click on the Calendar tab at the top for instructions.