Jaguar Band Newsletter

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November 18th - November 24th


Message From Mr. Lucita

Band Boosters General Meeting

Jaguar Caps Ready For Pick Up!

Winter Guard: Open to all students!

Jaguar Band Booster Fundraiser: Poinsettias

Get your limited edition jOURney shirt!

Upcoming Rehearsals

Upcoming Events

How To Sign Up With VIPS District Volunteer Program and Log Hours

Sync Your Calendar

How To Sign Up For Remind 101

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From Mr. Lucita

Thanksgiving Break here we come. This is our last week before we have a week off. Although we are about to get a break it doesn’t mean things are slowing down.

This past weekend was the TMEA Region Orchestra clinic/concert and featured our first band member to participate. Congrats again to Parker Taylor.

This week we have the TMEA All Region Band auditions. We are excited to send approximately 20 students to these auditions. Auditions will be held on Thursday and Saturday at Akins HS. A detailed schedule of which students audition on which day will be sent home this week. We want to wish them the very best of luck.

We will also continue to work towards the Johnson Bands Winter Concert! The Concert will be held on December 12 at the Hays CISD PAC. Mark it on your calendar, you don’t want to miss this performance! Also please note that concerts are not optional. This concert is considered an extension of the classroom, therefore, it is not recognized as an extracurricular event. The concert is a Co-Curricular event and eligibility does not apply towards a student being able to perform (all students perform regardless of eligibility); the concert also counts as the majority of the students final semester exam!

Students will soon begin the process of choosing their solos for the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest that will be held in February. Students will choose their solos in an effort to start the preparation process and have their solo to practice over the semester break!

Some people think bands get to take the Spring Semester off, however that is not the case! We are just getting started! Let’s have a great week!

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Jaguar Caps Ready For Pick Up!

If you ordered a Jaguar cap online, they will be ready for pick up at the General Membership Band Boosters Meeting on Tuesday, November 19th! See you then!

We are still taking orders! If you would like a Jaguar cap, order here:

WINTER GUARD is open to all students!

Winter Guard camps/clinics start this Tuesday after school! Winter Guard is open to all students! There is no experience required and students outside of band are welcome to join as well.

Any student interested in Winter Guard should visit Mr. Duffy in the band hall.


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Get Your jOURney Shirt Before They Are Gone!

We are almost sold out! Please know that we will not be ordering more of this limited edition shirt!

Don't miss your chance to memorialize this most amazing year!

Please note that this is for parent/family shirts only. (Shirts are $15 and are Bella Canvas style/brand)

Order yours before they are gone!

Students have all received a complimentary show shirt courtesy of the Band Boosters! Student shirts are black and Parent/family shirts are royal blue. Both have 2019 show dates on the back.


Upcoming Rehearsals

Monday, 11/18: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, 11/19: 5:00 pm -8:00 pm: Guard

Monday, 12/2: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Wind Ensemble

Monday, 12/2: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Guard

Thursday, 12/5: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Guard

Saturday, 12/7: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Guard Camp

Upcoming Events

11/19: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Band Boosters General Membership Meeting

11/21: TMEA 5A District Band Auditions

11/23: TMEA 5A District Band Auditions

11/25 - 11/29: Thanksgiving Break

12/6: TMEA Region Band Clinic/Concert

12/7: TMEA Region Band Clinic/Concert

12/12: Winter Concert

* Please see the calendar on Charms or Band Booster website for details. Details below.


How to sign up with VIPS district volunteer program and log hours

V.I.P.S. (Volunteers in Public Schools) is required by HaysCISD for all volunteers that will be around students. Volunteers must be approved as a VIP volunteer BEFORE volunteering.


  • From choose Community> Become a Hays
  • CISD volunteer.
  • Follow the prompts given to complete the application.
  • Our VIPS coordinator is Ms. Conder. When you visit the band hall, please see her immediately to get a name badge. Bring your driver’s license in for her to see.


  • Go to
  • Choose the “community” tab
  • Click on “become a Hays CISD volunteer”
  • Click on “VIPs Rewards”
  • Click on “Log your VIPs Hours (volunteers)” and log in
  • Click on the drop down menu on the left –“volunteer”

Sync Your Calendar to Charms!

Syncing your online (mobile device or computer) calendar to Charms means any changes made to practices, games, events, etc., will automatically be updated in your calendar. While you might see some things that do not apply to your student, having too much information may be better than not having enough!

Visit the Johnson Band Website for information on how to sync the Charms calendar to your phone. "How to sync" links are located above calendar. Just click on link appropriate for your type of phone!

How To Sign Up For Remind 101

Remind 101 is a communication option used by lots of teachers and clubs. Once signed up, you can either get the app and look at your messages in the app or you can receive the messages as a text message (or both).

To sign up for Remind 101 for band notifications:

  1. Send a text message to 81010 (enter this number where you would enter the phone number)
  2. The message will be @jagband19 (type this where you would type your text message)
  3. Hit "send"
  4. If you did this successfully, you will receive a text informing you that you signed up for the band remind messages.

Signing up for Remind for other clubs or classes will be similar. You will always send a text to 81010 but what you type into the text box will be different. For example, for an English class, it might be @smithsenglishclass.

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Remind 101 Full Band Code - Text @jagband19 to 81010

Remind 101 Parents Code - Text @jbparents to 81010

Remind 101 Pit Crew Code - Text @pitcrewja to 81010