Jaguar Band Newsletter

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Percussion Ensemble Concert

Join us for the first ever Percussion Ensemble Concert at Johnson High School Monday in the JHS Black Box Theater @ 7pm. This concert will feature percussion ensembles and many of our Texas State Solo and Ensemble qualifiers. If you enjoyed the Samba Ensemble at the Spring Concert then you will for sure be entertained! Don’t miss it!

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WOW, what a week we just finished, and there’s even more to come!!!


The Spring Concert was a huge success! Our Guard performance on stage which took us from the bus stop where our jOURney began in 2019 and finished with our 2022 Guard Seniors remaining on stage was breathtaking. The Jazz Band and Percussion Samba Ensemble both created so many great changes in the atmosphere of the PAC! The band performances were absolutely awesome with so many songs that had special meaning! The World Premier of the song written for the opening of Johnson HS and the musical dedication of “Yesterday” honoring our seniors were the evenings biggest hits! It was just a wonderful night of music, memories and celebration!

We also want to push a big shout out and thank you to everyone involved in the Aloha Celebration held at Doc’s Drive In Theater! What a wonderful way to reflect on the year, get excited about the future and wrap up the spring!!

Now for a quick look ahead to this week!

Monday, May 16. We have our Percussion Ensemble Concert at Johnson HS in the Black Box Theater! Can’t wait to hear all of the incredible music our percussionist have been preparing!

Tuesday, May 17.
We have our Spring Game on the JHS Field!! The Pep-Rally starts at 6 p.m. Band will wear their Black Band Polo and any shorts and shoes. You may also wear a cap and sun glasses as we will be sitting in the sun. Color Guard will receive instruction concerning their Spring Game attire from Mr Duffy and Mr Washington.

Wednesday, May 18. We have a major Music Rehearsal!!!! 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Graduation Band. All Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony (not seniors) students are required to attend as well as any students in Symphonic Winds that would like to participate in the graduation performance. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Wind Ensemble Tobin Center Rehearsal!!! We will work on all music for the Tobin Center Performance (A Mother’s Hymn, Ride, Though I Walk Though the Valley & Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann).

Thursday, Friday & Saturday May 19 - 21. Spring Training!!!!! Thursday & Friday 5 - 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. This is for ALL students for the 2022 - 23 Band!! Bring your instruments and be prepared to play and move!! Saturday is also the Parent Registration and Parent Meeting (all band parents)! We will discuss our plans on attending BOA Grand Nationals and how we will get there! Please plan to have all paperwork from Mrs. Mendez's email completed. If you did not receive an email from her, please contact the Band Hall this week, and we will make sure you receive everything needed!! (General Registration Contact Information & UIL Acknowledgement Form)

WOW!!!!! Here we are at the end of the school year and we have something EVERY DAY on our schedule!!! Who says it slows down at the end of the year!! Let’s make this an awesome week full of excitement, music and building our family for the future!!! As always “It’s A Great Day To Be A Jaguar”!!!!

Jaguard Band GroupFund

Our GROUP goal for THIS fundraising effort is $30,000! (equivalent of $500 per member) This is our last week to get us there!

Final Band Booster Meeting for 2021 - 22 & Elections

Tuesday, May 17, at 6:30pm @ the JHS Band Hall


We know there is now a conflict with the Spring game. Our apologies as the game popped up on calendar after we set this meeting. If you can, please join us for our final band booster meeting of this school year. During our meeting we will hold our annual elections for our Band Booster Executive Officers, review our recommended changes to our organization by-laws, review our budget for 2022-2023 school year for membership approval, and talk about COMMITTEES!


Below you will find the list of candidates recommended by the Nominating Committee: Greta Von Paumgartten, Blanca Velez, and Juliette Kroeger.


President: Ida Musgrove

Treasurer: Meredith Reichmann

Vice President: Carmen Sifuentes

VP Events: Tina Cuellar

VP Fundraising: Wendy Cordero

VP Hospitality: Sheryl Powell

VP Support: Michelle Florez

Secretary & VP Communications: Shannon Cameron


We hope to have as many members in attendance as possible. See you then!

WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK (May 16 - 21)

Click here for the full Johnson Jaguar Band Calendar.


May 16

Percussion Concert (7 - 8:30 p.m. @ JHS Black Box Theater)


May 17

JHS Spring Pep Rally & Football Game (6 p.m. @ JHS Stadium)

Band Booster General Meeting & Elections (6:30 p.m. @ the Band Hall)


May 18

Graduation Band Rehearsal (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.)

Wind Ensemble Tobin Center Rehearsal (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)


May 19

Wind/Percussion/Guard Spring Training (5 - 8 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

Attendance is mandatory to be eligible for a marching spot.


May 20

Wind/Percussion/Guard Spring Training (5 - 8 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

Attendance is mandatory to be eligible for a marching spot.


May 21

Wind/Percussion/Guard Spring Training (9 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

Attendance is mandatory to be eligible for a marching spot.

Parent Registration (9 a.m. - 12 p.m. @ JHS Cafeteria)

Parent Meeting (12 - 1 p.m. @ JHS Cafeteria)


Free Sewing Tutorial (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

There are many ways to help the Jaguar Band and Guard. One way is by helping sew the hems of our uniforms. Don't know how to sew? Have a sewing machine and don't know how to use it? Don't have a sewing machine? That's okay because we have some! Questions? Please email Heather Johnson at johnson.heatherlyn@gmail.com

YOSA Invitational

Tuesday, May 24, the Wind Ensemble will perform at the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA) Invitational.


Arrival Time: 5:30 p.m. (Bus transportation provided by JHS Band for students)
Warm-Up Time: 6 p.m.
Performance Time: 7 p.m.
Group Photo Time: 7:40 p.m.
Departure Time: 8 p.m. (Students will return to JHS Band Hall by bus)

Tickets & Group Photo
The YOSA Invitational is a free event, and no ticket is required to attend. Please note that the house will open 15 minutes prior to your performance time for audience members. A group photo will be taken at the conclusion of your concert, and professional audio recording of your concert will be emailed to you.

what's coming up? SAVE THESE DATES!

May 23

Wind Ensemble Tobin Center Rehearsal (1:30 - 2:30 p.m.)


May 24

Wind Ensemble Tobin Center Rehearsal (1:30 - 2:30 p.m.)

YOSA invitational Tobin Center (7 - 9 p.m. @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts)

Wind Ensemble Only


May 26

MOD Pizza Fundraiser

Last Day of School


May 28 & 30

TSSEC


May 31

Graduation--REQUIRED for Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony Underclassmen (6 - 9:30 p.m. @ Strahan Arena)


June 13

Summer Band Jam #1 (5 - 9 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)


June 21 - 22

The Breakdown Camp (Beginning 4 p.m. June 21 @ JHS)

Check out the Jaguar Band featured on their home page! https://thebreakdowncamp.com/


July 7

Summer Band Jam #2 (5 - 9 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)


July 19

Summer Band Jam #3 (5 - 9 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)


July 23

DCI San Antonio


July 25 & 26

Percussion Camp (@ JHS Band Hall)

SLT Camp (@ JHS Band Hall)


July 27

Summer Band Begins

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