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Senior Night 2022 - 23

Senior Parents! Check out the SmugMug photos from Friday's Senior halftime. They're ADORABLE! Shout-out and thanks to our awesome band parent photographers!
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In this week's newsletter

Take Note!

  • BOA Grand Nats housing form
  • Chipotle Fundraiser
  • Johnson Band SmugMug Photos Login/Password
  • New (And Restocked) Jag Swag!
  • BOA Grand Nationals Tickets Now On Sale
  • Dressing Room Supplies
  • 4th Annual Jaguar Jog Fundraiser
  • Jaguar Jog Promo Video
  • Private Music Lessons
  • Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

This Week & Save These Dates
From the Director
The Beat--A Weekly Update for Percussion-Specific Information
Color Guard Corner

  • Quotes for a Cause
  • Jaguar Jog 5K/10K Sponsorship Options
  • Fly a Flag

Helpful Notes:

  • Staying informed
  • Service Hours
  • Get Involved! (Important Volunteer Information)
  • Save These Dates
  • Jag Band & Guard Photos
  • Stay Connected!
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take note!

Grand Nationals Housing Interest Form DUE TONIGHT!

The information below was sent out via Charms on 9/7:

We have our hotel for BOA! The band and guard will be staying at the Wyndham Indianapolis West. Our stay is 2 nights (11/10-11/11 - we will be on the buses overnight on 11/9 & 11/12). The price per room is $165 pre-tax. This price includes breakfast. BOA is checking with the hotel to see whether they will be able to accommodate our breakfast times (seeing as wake up call on Friday is 4 a.m.). If they are not able to accommodate us for breakfast, the rate will be reduced.

If you are interested in staying at the band/guard hotel, please fill out THIS FORM no later than Sunday, 9/11.

I will take this number to BOA and see if we can accommodate all of the requests submitted. I should know very quickly after submitting. I will then notify everyone that has submitted via email as soon as possible regarding room availability. Should you receive a room, in that email will be the deadline and a link to the booster website through which you will be required to submit payment for the rooms in order to solidify your reservation. Group reservations and payment deadlines are managed by BOA. Please know that, unlike hotel reservations you make as an individual, we will be required to pay BOA before arriving at the hotel.

Please remember that, should we be limited in the number of rooms, priority will be given to the Pit Crew volunteers and the 5 Full Time Meal Plan Executing Team members listed on the signup genius.

Should you have any questions about hotel reservations, please contact Ida Musgrove at

Questions about Pit Crew? Please contact Michelle Florez at

Questions about the 5 Full Time Meal Plan Executing Team? Please contact Carmen Sifuentes at

Please remember that if you have not reserved a seat on the fan bus, you will need to arrange for your own transportation in Indianapolis. If you have questions about the fan bus, please contact Carmen Sifuentes at

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Johnson Band SmugMug Photos Login/Password

Thanks to our band parent volunteers, we have photos from every football game, competitions and other band & guard events. Click here to browse photos from this and past years. The password is "GoJags". Photos are available for download. No need to purchase! Enjoy!

new (and restocked) jag swag!

It's time to get your new and restocked spirit gear favorites for our fall season. Order online here today! We’ve added many new designs and returning favorites including our CLEAR BAGS, a necessity for games and competitions. Orders are filled weekly and pick-ups begin with the start of Summer Band Camp on Tuesday evenings at the end of rehearsals (7:45 - 8:15 p.m.) in the bus lane at JHS. Order yours today or stop by our table at the Jaguar Jamboree!

BOA Grand Nationals Tickets Now On Sale

2022 Grand National Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha, November 10 - 12 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Featuring 100 competing bands, plus exhibition performances by:

  • Ohio University "Marching 110"
  • University of Northern Alabama "Marching Pride of North Alabama"
  • Western Carolina University "Pride of the Mountains Marching Band"

Tickets for Grand Nationals are available through TicketMaster in advance, including Reserved Semi-Finals and Finals seats. All Finals seats are are reserved seating. Click here to order yours early for the best available seats.

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Each year, the Jaguar Band Boosters host the Jaguar Jog. It is an important fundraiser for our program and for our journey to Grand Nationals in Indianapolis in November! Please register and share with others! Please also shared the pdf below with businesses that might want to sponsor and to advertise at this well-attended community event that has had over 250 participants in past years!

Click here to VOLUNTEER.

Click here to Sign-Up to Race or be a Sleepwalker.

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunites

Hats & feathers & competition tops!

Come help get percussion and soloists uniforms ready for our band's first competition of the season: Thunder in the Hills! We will also be painting top hats and creating the feather hat plumes starting THIS WEEK!

Join us during practice days/times to help get these done!

Mon, Tues (5 - 8pm) & Thursday (5-7pm)

*feather-making volunteers will meet in the long hallway where meal plans are served.

Uniform Washing Crew *we need 5 more members!

Game Day and Competition Day Support

Volunteer for Jag Jog

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This Week & Save These Dates

September 12

Band & Guard Rehearsal (5 - 8 p.m. @ JHS)

September 13

Band & Guard Rehearsal (5 - 8 p.m. @ JHS)

Please note that the Band Boosters Executive Board has decided to cancel our upcoming Band Booster General Membership Meeting that was originally scheduled for next Tuesday, September 13. We are allowing this time to focus on meetings and the work by our committees to be prepared for our competition season. Please stay informed by consulting our Facebook Page, weekly Newsletters and emails or contact a Board Member with any specific questions you may have. We will continue with our next regularly scheduled General Membership Meeting on October 18.

September 15

Band & Guard Rehearsal (5 - 7 p.m. @ JHS)

September 16

JHS Football vs. Del Valle (7:30 p.m. @ Del Valle High School)

September 17

2022 - 23 Jaguar Jog 5K/10K (Registration is Now OPEN!)

FUNDRAISER benefitting Jaguar Band

Thunder in the Hills Drumline Contest

Dripping Springs High School (Click here for map.)

JHS Percussion Performance @ 1:45 p.m.

September 23

UIL Eligibility Cut-off Date

JHS Football vs. Anderson (7:30 p.m. @ Shelton Stadium)


September 24

Hornet Invitational Marching Contest

East Central High School (Click here for map.)

Performance time TBA

Spectator Entry Fee: $10 for adults, $5 for students (Educators, Silver Pass and Children 5 years old and under FREE)

October 1

Rocket Review

D. W. Rutledge Stadium (Click here for map.)

Performance time TBA

Tickets: $8 for adults, $5 for students

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From the director

Quick congratulations to our to our 2022 - 23 seniors on your Senior Night this past Friday! Can’t wait to see what the future holds for each of you. Now, before we get too nostalgic, let’s get back to work this week helping make our Jaguar Band the best it can be!!

What’s happening this week? We have a couple of big-ticket items this week, and we need everyone’s support! First up to start the day on Saturday we have our Johnson Bands Jaguar Jog! Make sure you either participate in the 5k/10k or volunteer to help out. It is an incredible event packed with fun, excitement and wonderful people! Let’s make it the best Jag Jog to date!

Also, this Saturday is THUNDER IN THE HILLS! The Johnson Jaguar Drumline and Front Ensemble will be competing in this event. Contest will be held at Dripping Springs HS, 940 US-290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620, USA. Join us and cheer on JHS Percussion in this competition. Our Jaguars perform at 1:45 p.m.

Grades, Grades Grades!! Our six-weeks progress report is coming up soon, so remember that if you have a failing grade on your progress report you will officially become ineligible to participate. This is a requirement from UIL and TEA. Please remember that students can attend tutorials every morning and afternoon Monday - Thursday! We also have an incredibly gifted group of students in all grades and classes who are extremely willing to help with peer tutoring! Don’t wait, or it will be too late. Be proactive rather than reactive. The most common reason we see students fail a class is not due to poor test grades, it is MISSING ASSIGNMENTS!! Turn your stuff in! We want and need every one of our Jaguar Band members eligible. You are what makes our band great! Again, turn in your assignments when they are due!

This week is a full week of rehearsals and are probably some of the most important rehearsals we will have to date. It is a regular week with our full eight hours of rehearsal, and we need EVERYONE at each rehearsal with EVERYTHING you need to make the best of EACH and EVERY minute we have available! Our first marching contest is only two weeks away, and we have a lot to do before that day arrives! It is imperative that we get movement four on the field, clean what we already have, add more movement and production, and keep RAISING our standards for not just the big things but also the little things! Let’s focus on making every aspect of our production the very best it can be! Greatness does not come easy and doesn’t happen overnight! Let’s have the right mindset, and let's make it a great week!

We need to remind ourselves each everyday that “It’s A Great Day To Be A Jaguar”!

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The Beat--A Weekly Update for Percussion-Specific Information

This past Saturday the Drumline performed at the Tom Green Elementary Hornet Races. We received lots of compliments and praise from community members. It’s always great to give back to our awesome community!

The students have been working hard to put the final movement of the show on the field. This portion of the show is the percussion feature! We will continue to refine the show as we prepare for our first competition of the season.

It is Thunder in the Hills week! Thunder in the Hills Itinerary below.

Thunder in the Hills website:

Please keep up with your student's grades. We are coming up on progress report two, and that is the most important one of the year. Students can lose their eligibility if they are not passing ALL of their classes with at least a 70. We can’t afford to lose anyone! PASS THOSE CLASSES!!!!!


Most communication for our band program goes out through Charms and Remind. Any Percussion specific info will be sent out via our Percussion Remind. I encourage all parents to sign up. This will hopefully keep you informed of upcoming percussion events, news, info, etc.

To sign up, simply text @jagsperc22 to the number 81010.


9/17/22 - Jag Jog @JHS - DRUMLINE ONLY

9/17/22 - Thunder in the Hills Drumline & Front Ensemble Contest @ Dripping Springs HS - 1:30 p.m.


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color guard corner

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9/16 Game Uniform: Jaguar Tunic, black leggings, black no-show thin socks, black jazz shoes, (black sneakers to wear to and from stadium); Show hair: low, slicked back ponytail. Game day makeup: natural but noticeable.

*Students MUST wear black no-show THIN socks with black jazz shoes. Wearing jazz shoes without socks not only makes them smell very bad, the shoes can give you blisters.

**Students without jazz shoes on performance day will NOT be allowed to perform! Make sure you have everything packed the night BEFORE game / competition day!

  • Monday: blue
  • Tuesday: grey
  • Thursday: pink
  • Friday: black


Quotes for a Cause

George Torres Farmers Insurance has partnered with to provide a unique opportunity to

raise money to support the JHS Band by requesting your free, no-obligation insurance quote! The goal is to raise money for the band and to give families peace of mind that they are paying a reasonable amount when it comes to insurance. His agency specializes in reducing student driver cost on family auto insurance. His agency will donate $10 to the JHS Band for each family that completes the attached quick survey. Your information will solely be utilized for a one-time, no-obligation quote and will be deleted once completed. There is no cap on how many families can participate in this opportunity but you must be over 18 years of age to receive a quote. Less than 1 minute to complete the survey could add up to an immeasurable amount of support for JHS Band. Plus, you might even save a lot on your insurance! Act quickly and share - the survey and this opportunity will only last through the Jaguar Jog on September 17th!

2022 Jaguar Jog 5K/10K Event Sponsorship Options

helpful notes

Staying Informed

Staying Informed! The Jaguar Band strives to keep everyone informed about our events and increase the opportunity to answer questions and create conversations with our community. This year, you will be able to find out information not only in our Newsletter and on our Band Calendar, but we will also be sharing them on our Johnson Band website events page and as events on our Facebook page. Our events on Facebook will be used as a primary source for updates and reminders. Don't forget to use your section GroupMe's as a quick and effective way to get your questions answered!

Service Hours

The JHS Band Boosters have created a form for band students to track their band volunteer service hours. (Click the previous sentence to link to the form.) This form is similar to what is used by other organizations such as the NHS and puts control of volunteer service hours tracking in the students hands. Students should print and use this to log for all band related volunteer service hours and ensure completion of all fields including supervisor signature. Parents signatures are not accepted. Follow all details on the form to turn in the logs in the spring to be considered for Band Student Service Awards at the Band Banquet or for logging volunteer service for Letterman Jacket points. Any questions, contact or This form should be used for all hours since the Band Banquet last spring. Multiple forms may be submitted to track all of your volunteer service.

Get Involved!

Have you signed up to volunteer yet?

All volunteers in Hays CISD must sign up here before volunteering.

Complete our Committee Interest Form to be informed on upcoming committee meetings as they begin:

Join the Band Boosters:

Jag Band & Guard Photos

Click here for Johnson Band & Guard photos throughout the year! The password is GoJags. Scroll down for the 2022 - 23 folder for more photos from Spring Camp! Photos from all football games, competitions and special events will be uploaded here throughout the year. You can download photos for free.

Stay Connected!

  1. Save our website
  2. Find copies of our Jaguar Band Newsletters at:
  3. Sync to the Band Google Calendar:
  4. Sign up for 2022 Remind - Instructions here
  5. Like our Facebook Page
  6. Get Connected: Remind App, JHS Band Calendar, Photos & Newsletters. We're also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!

meal plans

Please note that the COMPETITION Meal Plan is REQUIRED. The Boosters are offering a meal plan program to all marching band students for summer band days, game days, and competition days. All meals are fast food and will include an entrée, chips, fruit, cookie and a water. Payment deadlines for meal plans are listed below.

The Competition Meal Plan is mandatory because it’s not possible for parents to know when the students can eat. Schedules are driven by the competition hosts. Click here for more information about the Competition Meal Plan.

The Game Day Meal Plan is optional.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Julie Hoes or Blanca Velez at or Ida Musgrove @

Fly a Flag

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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Sponsorships: Visit our website to find ways to support and sponsor the Johnson Jaguar Band & Guard.

Corporate Sponsorship: Corporate sponsorships are a fantastic way for local businesses to support the Jaguar Band AND raise awareness about your company in our community. . There are several different levels of sponsorship available each with its own unique incentives. Download our brochure or click on the image to explore the various tax-deductible options available.

inspection - show hair and makeup: Guard

For game days, to pass inspection, hair must be slicked back and in low ponytail. Makeup must be evident but natural. See images below. (Instructions on competition hair and makeup will be distributed soon)

Reminder of no nail polish or visible piercings.

The inspection lists can be found on our website FAQ section: What is required to pass inspection?