Jaguar Band Newsletter

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February 3rd - February 9th


Message From Mr. Lucita

Volunteers Needed: TCGC Hosted by JHS

Don't forget to turn in your Donation!

8th Grade MS to HS Band Transition Meeting at MMS

Upcoming Rehearsals

Upcoming Events

Jaguar Winter Guard Important Dates

Jaguar Caps, jOURney shirts and Tradition Begins shirts

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

Sync Your Calendar

How To Sign Up For Remind 101

Follow Us

From Mr. Lucita

February here we come! We welcome in this month with several celebrations!

The Johnson Winter Guard opened their inaugural season with a spectacular performance at Akins High School. They placed 2nd in their division. This is the first step in developing an incredible guard program. Mr. Duffy and this group of freshmen and sophomores have set the bar high for the future and we can’t wait to see where they go! Take a look at the Jaguar Band Calendar for future contests!

Saturday was the UIL Solo & Ensemble contest which was held at Hays HS. The Jaguar Band sent 49 students to this contest and we had great results!! Of the 49 students sent, 30 of them earned the highest rating possible, SUPERIOR! Additionally, there were 10 Jaguars that earned the honor of advancing to the Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest (TSSEC). These students will continue to work and improve their performance standard to the high highest level possible and will be evaluated at the University of Texas, Austin in May.

This coming week we see a regular week of sectionals, guard rehearsal, and percussion camps. We also wrap up the week with the Winter Guard competing in the TCGC Contest at Georgetown on Saturday, February 8th! Time TBA! It’s going to be a great week!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! to host TCGC in February!

Hosting a large competition requires a lot of help! The Jaguar Band directors have asked us for ADULT VOLUNTEERS to help set up on Friday, February 28th and help host the competition on Saturday, February 29th.

No experience is necessary! There are a lot of different types of opportunities for all to contribute! Sign up below and help us make a great first impression on our fellow Texas programs!

Please note that, because a schedule will not be finalized until closer to the event, TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!


Thanks in advance for the contribution of your time and donations!

Go Jags!

Jaguar Band! Don't Forget to turn in your DONATIONS!!

Don't forget to send in DONATIONS! Please send to the band hall before Friday, February 21st at least ONE CASE (12 count) of the following:

Flutes: Sprite, 12 oz.

Bb and Bass Clarinets: Dr. Pepper, 12 oz.

Saxophones (alto, tenor, and bass): Coke, 12 oz.

Brass (trumpet, french horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba): Chips (multi-pack, snack size)

Percussion/Double Reeds: Gatorade, 12 oz.

Color Guard: Candy (M&Ms, Snickers, Skittles, AirHeads, Trolli, etc)

If you are able to help by donating additional items, we are in need of: sweet-n-low packets, Fritos (for frito pie), chili, mini packets of buttered popcorn, paper plates, napkins, paper bowls (for nachos, frito pie), nacho sauce, tortillas.

We also welcome any cash or card donations!!

Please help us maximize this fundraising opportunity so that the Jaguar Band’s 2nd year will be even more amazing than its 1st! Send in your donations and sign up!


Tell Your Dahlstrom and McCormick Friends!

Have an 8th grade band or percussion student? Have an 8th grader interested in color guard?Have questions about high school band before they have to fill their course selection sheets?

Well, don't worry! Mr. Lucita, head band director, and Band Booster parents will be at the upcoming MS to HS Band Transition Meeting!

MMS, 2/3, 6:30pm @ MMS band hall

* If you missed DMS meeting, you are welcome to attend MMS meeting as the same information will be covered.

You will receive information regarding high school band at Johnson HS and will get to ask any questions you may have!

Boosters will also be selling t-shirts and hoodies with the latest design.

Hoodies: $20 T-Shirts: $15

Upcoming Rehearsals

Monday, 2/3: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Guard

Monday, 2/3: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Wind Ensemble (W.E.)

Tuesday, 2/4: 7:45 am - 8:30 am: W.E. Flute Sectionals

Tuesday, 2/4: 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm: W.E. Low Wind Sectionals

Tuesday, 2/4: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: 2020 Marching Percussion Camp

Wednesday, 2/5: 7:45 am - 8:30 am: W.E. Clarinet Sectionals

Wednesday, 2/5: 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm: W.E. Trumpet Sectionals

Thursday, 2/6: 7:45 am - 8:30 am: W.E. Horn Sectional

Thursday, 2/6: 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm: W.E. Saxes Sectionals

Thursday, 2/6: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Guard

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Upcoming Events

2/8: Guard competition: Texas Color Guard Circuit @ Georgetown HS, 7:30 am

2/11: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Band Boosters General Membership Meeting

2/22: Guard competition: Texas Color Guard Circuit @ Lehman HS (details to come)

2/22: Helen's Casa Alde Spirit Breakfast: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

2/29: Guard competition: Texas Color Guard Circuit @ Johnson HS, 7:30 am

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

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Don't Miss Your Chance To Buy A jOURney Shirt or Tradition Begins Shirt!

We are almost sold out of jOURney Shirts and Tradition Begins shirts! We have lowered the price on both shirts to $10 each. You can order at our website.

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

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