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In this week's newsletter

Take Note!

  • Johnson Band SmugMug Photos Login/Password
  • New (And Restocked) Jag Swag!
  • BOA Grand Nationals Tickets Now On Sale
  • Band First Aid Pain Relievers
  • Inspection: "Show Hair" and supplies
  • Inspection List
  • 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!

take note!

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.

Band First Aid Pain Relievers

In light of the fentanyl epidemic affecting our community, the Band Aid supply boxes will no longer contain pain reliever, allergy medicine, or any other type of over the counter medications. In addition, please remind your students not to take from or give pills to any other students.

Inspection -"Show hair": Band

Now that we are getting closer to our first competition, let's touch base about "show hair"!

To pass inspection, hair must be up in sock bun (males and females). See video and images below.

Hair should first be wet, use gel, style slick; no loose hairs – use bobby pins if needed.

If your hair is too long but not long enough to put up in a bun, then use bobby pins or small braids

Hair CANNOT be hanging in your face. The inspection lists can be found on our website FAQ section: What is required to pass inspection?

inspection lists

Click here to see what is required to pass inspection. Click on the question "what is required to pass inspection"

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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.

Log in or sign up to view

Private Music Lessons

Much of the success of the Johnson Jaguar Band can be traced back to our students’ high-quality individual musicianship. That individual musicianship is developed not only during daily band class and at-home practice but through our incredible Private Lesson Program.

The band staff has worked diligently to assemble the finest local professionals on each and every instrument to deliver 1-on-1 lessons to our students who enroll in the program! Lessons occur on campus before, during, and after school. Although not required, lessons are highly encouraged. Private lessons are not for remediation but rather enrichment!

Students are encouraged to reach out directly to an instructor to sign up and schedule lessons.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunites

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This Week & Save These Dates

September 5

Labor Day--No Band & Guard Rehearsal

September 6

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

BOA Grand Nationals Volunteer Meeting (5:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

If you are traveling to Grand Nationals, please join us to see how you can be of assistance to the band and guard throughout the competition. We will need everyone's help! FYI we will be discussing everything but Pit Crew at this meeting.

September 7

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

Spirit Night at Chipotle (5 - 9 p.m. @ Southpark Meadows)

Let the cashier you are there with the band. Online please use the code PFBH9MC. 33% of sales get donated to the cause, so please don't forget to let them know you are there for Johnson Band!

September 8

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

September 9

Band & Guard Rehearsal (7 - 8 a.m. @ JHS)

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

*Band & Rosettes Senior Night! FULL UNIFORM!

September 10

Competition Meal Plan payment due.


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

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

From the director

September here we come!! Just FYI, September is the month of our first marching contest. As we wrap up the month of August, let’s look forward to this week and the month of September.

This week we start with a student holiday. There is no school or rehearsal on Monday, September 5th! There is no school on September 6th, but we do have rehearsal from 5 - 8 p.m. Make sure everyone keeps an eye on the calendar. There is also an additional change this week. Wednesday we have rehearsal from 5 - 8 p.m. to replace the Monday holiday. Thursday and Friday are regular schedules.

Speaking of Friday - can you say Seniors?? Friday is our senior night, and we will recognize our 22 - 23 seniors at the halftime of the Johnson vs Lake Travis football game. We will March our show “Against All Odds” immediately following the game.

In addition to recognizing our seniors we will also be wearing the official Johnson High School Band & Guard Uniform. (The uniforms used in pictures) Please keep in mind that this adds a new process for our students. They will need to be issued their uniforms immediately after school and will check them back in once we arrive at Johnson after the game. They do NOT take these home. As you know, the first time something is done it often takes a little extra time to complete the process. Please be patient as we work though these check out and check in procedures!

Let’s make the very best of this three day week and enjoy the extended weekend! As we close out this short news letter remember “It’s A Great Day To Be A Jaguar”.

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

What a week! Both the front ensemble and battery have played through the entire show! We still have 2 weeks to refine it for our first competition. Can’t wait to showcase the hard work that has been happening! Click here for the Thunder in the Hills Itinerary!

This week we will have a modified schedule due to the holiday weekend. Tuesday, Wednesday 5 - 8 p.m., Thursday 5 - 7 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. We also have a DRUMLINE performance this Saturday at Tom Green Elementary for the Hornet Races. We will work out logistics this week.


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.


9/10/22 - Tom Green Elementary Hornet Races - 7:00am-8:30am DRUMLINE ONLY

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

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


color guard corner


9/9 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. Show makeup: natural but noticeable.

  • Monday: No Practice
  • Tuesday: grey
  • Wednesday: blue
  • Thursday: pink
  • Friday: black


9/10/22 - Tom Green Elementary Hornet Races - 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (with percussion)

*details TBA


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

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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?