Jaguar Band Newsletter

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a note from the director

Can you believe it? Here we are at the end of the first semester! It was a wonderful first half of the 2021 - 22 school year!

We are super proud of our students who participated in the TMEA Region Bands this weekend! The concert was absolutely wonderful! Not only was it a wonderful performance but incredibly impressive when you take into consideration that the entire concert was prepared in less than two days and a total of nine hours of rehearsal time! WOW! p.s. Please don't forget to turn in your concert uniforms no later than Tuesday!

During these last few days of classes, the students will be finalizing the selection of their solo for UIL Solo & Ensemble this spring. The contest will be February 5 at Jack C. Hays High School. Piano accompaniment will start very quickly once we return from the Christmas break. For those new to UIL Solo & Ensemble at the high school level, UIL requires that almost all solos perform with a piano accompanist. The student portion of the cost of the piano accompanist is $30. We will pay the remainder of the piano accompanist fee as well as the UIL registration. More detailed information will be sent when we return in January concerning how to make payments and which students will be participating in UIL Solo & Ensemble. Feel free to ask your student if they have chosen a solo.

This week is a short week with two days of classes before we start our final exams Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The major portion of the band's final exam is the concert Tuesday evening! Make sure everyone has it on their calendar for 6 p.m. Tuesday!!

Jaguar Band Christmas Concert

December 14

Johnson High School Outdoor Theater

6 p.m.

Please volunteer to decorate for the concert! Let’s transform our area into a Winter Wonderland!! Sign up by clicking HERE !

As we wrap up the semester we want to thank everyone for making this fall absolutely awesome!! It was the result of a combination of the hard work from our staff, students and volunteers! We also want to take a moment and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! And as always it’s a Great Day to be a Jaguar!

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Families and students that can help us make the night as special as it has been in years past, please join us in the courtyard starting at 4:30pm on Tuesday, 12/14. We will decorate, string lights, and help set up for a wonderful evening!

So that we know how much help we will have and can track volunteer hours (yes, we can sign for NHS volunteer hours!), PLEASE SIGN UP HERE!


Click here for the full Johnson Jaguar Band Calendar.

December 13

Symphonic Winds Rehearsal (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.)

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (4:30 - 6 p.m.)

Winterguard Practice (5 - 8 p.m.)

December 14

Help decorate the outdoor Courtyard for the Christmas Concert (4:30 - 5:30pm)

Jaguar Band & Guard Christmas Concert (6 - 9 p.m.)

December 15 - 17

Final Exams

What you need to know for this week...

Click here for spring practice and competition dates!

MEAL PLANS: You can purchase on the band website under "shop" or click HERE!

You can find the new form to fill out if you wish to opt out of the meal plan HERE !

After-school practice:

Monday, 12/13 (5 - 8 p.m.)

Tuesday performance attire: black long leggings (summer uniform), Holiday top of your choosing, black sneakers, hair and makeup like Christmas parade.


As the band students are provided the opportunity for lessons in order to improve their skills on their instrument, guard members could take private lessons too! Please fill out this SURVEY to help us determine whether there is interest in a guard private lesson program. HERE !

GUARD WISH LIST: Guard families - the guard is in constant need of BLACK ELECTRICAL TAPE and WHITE ELECTRICAL TAPE. ALL members utilize it and they go through a lot during winter guard. As you are gift shopping this season, please consider purchasing some and donating it to the guard program! You can send them with your student and they can give them to Mrs. Tracye Mendez for the guard! Thanks in advance!

Johnson Jaguar Band Christmas Shop

Visit our website for Spirit Gear Holiday Collection!

We've got new spirit gear items! PJ’s, lanyards, hoodies, beanies, a dri-fit shirt, a camo Jag hat and more! We hope to have everything in and distributed before the holiday break.

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Make sure to check more out at (password: GoJags)


how do i stay connected?

Get Connected: Remind App, JHS Band Calendar, Photos & Newsletters. We're also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!

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.

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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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.