Jaguar Band Newsletter

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January 24, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Important Dates

February Spirit Night

Join Winter Guard!

Band Sponsorships - Please Share!

Rookie Corner

Spirit Wear: Online

Chrome Car Emblems

Band Booster Membership and Committees

Formulario de Membresia e Interés del Comité

Remind 101 for 2020 - 21

VIPS REQUIRED District Volunteer Program

Sync Your Calendar

Calendar

A MESSAGE FROM MR. LUCITA

Dear Jaguar Band Families,


Welcome to another great week to be a part of the Jaguar Band!! This week is a somewhat shortened and oddly-scheduled week. We are rapidly approaching final exams for the fall semester and also have a scheduled standardized exam. Please make sure that you pay close attention to all campus calendars that reflect these events.


It is also important to know that all outstanding balances must be paid in order for students to receive exemptions for the fall final exams. Mrs. Mendez emailed financial statements to everyone this past week. Please call the Band Hall if you have any questions concerning balances.

Winter Guard rehearsal will continue this week as this group of hard working students continues to build upon their production! Can’t wait to see the final product!

Unfortunately, this weeks after school Wind Ensemble rehearsal on Tuesday is canceled. We plan to resume the schedule next week.

Solo and Ensemble is still moving forward, and students will be receiving their accompaniment schedule soon! Keep an eye and ear out for that, and please help them be prepared for their accompaniment date and time. They should be working on their solo daily.

Let’s continue to make every day a great day!!


Have a great week!

Mr. Lucita

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IMPORTANT DATES

*see Charms calendar for more dates. Sync calendar to your phone!


January 25, 2021

Winter Guard Practice

5 - 8 p.m.


January 26, 2021

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal **CANCELLED

5 - 7 p.m.


January 28, 2021

Winter Guard Practice

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Lunch will be provided. Staging for shows will be done at this rehearsal.


February 3, 2021

Course Selection for the 2021-2022 school year begins


February 11, 2021

Spirit Night @ Mod Pizza in Kyle

10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.


February 20, 2021

Solo & Ensemble Contest @ Hays High School


March 2021

UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest


Winter Guard competes in Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC)


April 10, 2021

JHS Band and Guard hosting TCGC @ JHS

*set up Friday evening; competition all day Saturday

Spirit Night: Thursday, February 11th, 10:30am-10pm, @ MOD Kyle

There are three ways to participate!

  • Take out
  • Delivery
  • Pick up


To place your order, visit MOD Pizza's online order website. Use the promo code "GR168633J", and 20% of your meal’s price will be donated back to Johnson Band Boosters!

sign up to join the Winter Guard for the Spring semester!

Benefits of Joining the Jaguar Color Guard Program


  • Perform year-round in a varsity sport that enables you to meet your PE credit. The sport ties together dance, theater/acting, athletics, and the beauty of using equipment to visually portray music.
  • Gain lifelong friends
  • Have academic support via UIL Eligibility.
  • Get the opportunity to travel on exciting trips!
  • Have a team of directors that believe you can achieve anything!


Help us spread the word about this wonderful program.

Interested? Email colorguard@johnsonbands.com or speak with Mr. Duffy!

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Band Sponsorships and opportunity to put Student names on trailer!

The Johnson Jaguar Band depends in large part on the fundraising efforts of the Band Boosters. Sponsorships are a very important part of fundraising. Our Sponsorship levels have been updated, and we have a lot of exciting options for businesses AND families! We ask that every family please share this brochure with anyone you know that has a business. We are eager to help promote businesses in our community that support the Jaguar Band! If you would like color copies of our Sponsorship Brochure, we are happy to provide them.


Questions?

Melissa Frensley

sponsorship@johnsonbands.com


Carmen Sifuentes

vpfundraising@johnsonbands.com.


A new addition to our Sponsorship options is the Friends and Family Level. This level offers various options for businesses as well as an option for band families: For $200, you can have your child’s name and graduation year on our band trailer indefinitely with the option to simultaneously add sibling name for an additional $100.


Details of all Sponsorship Options can be found at https://www.johnsonbands.com/sponsorships.


Thank you for your support of the Johnson Jaguar Band!

Rookie Corner

This section is for all new (Rookie!) parents! Here we will focus on various points of information that we believe would be helpful to families in their first year with the Jaguar Band.


Committee sign-ups to come end of January !

Please let us know if you have any particular interests by filling out our Committee Interest Form!


End of "semester" and change of schedule for percussion

Since this school year started late, the semester doesn't technically end until the end of January. After this grading period, percussion no longer have a separate percussion class but rather start attending their full band class. Please direct any questions to Mr. Lunsford.


Winter Guard

Did you know that Color Guard is year round!? In the "Spring" color guards enter competitive "winter guard" circuits. Check out last year's Jaguar Winter Guard performance on their web page located HERE. If you know of someone that might be interested in joining the winter guard for the Spring Semester, have them get in contact with Mr. Duffy! It's not too late!


Communications

The band directors and boosters primarily rely on Charms to communicate information. Make sure your information is up to date in Charms. Reminder that the Jaguar Band school code is: JohnsonJaguarBand

Check out our YouTube page!

Check out Jaguar Band and Guard videos!


Go to our photos page at johnsonbands.com and check out pictures from various events in which the band has participated! Some folders are open to all the public but other picture folders must be accessed with the following case-sensitive passcode: GoJags


If you have experience taking quality photos,
will be attending games or other events, and are willing to take pictures for the band, please contact Greta Von Paumgarten at vpcommunications@johnsonbands.com.


Have fun!

Other Things You Want to Know!


  • Check out the Johnson Band Spirit Gear! JB Band Merchandise is now in stock! Check out our online store for performance style caps, hoodies, long sleeve t-shirts and short-sleeved t-shirts. Both long and shirt sleeve t-shirts are available in a large JB logo and small JB logo style and have "Buda, TX" down the back.



  • Johnson: This is Us! Christmas Ornament Thought you missed out on purchasing your Jaguar Band memory ornament? They are still available for purchase on our online store! Get yours while you can! Deliveries will be scheduled at a later date.

BAND BOOSTER MEMBERSHIP AND COMMITTEES

The Johnson Jaguar Band is a student-led organization supported by the Johnson High School Band Boosters. Because your child is in Band (which includes woodwinds, brass, percussion and color guard!), you ARE a member of the JHS Band Boosters. It takes the untiring support from our Booster Parents, YOU, for the band to attain its highest potential. YOU are a big part of their success.


How can you help?

https://www.johnsonbands.com/committee-interest

FORMULARIO DE MEMBRESIA E INTERES DEL COMITÉ

Johnson Jaguar Band es una organización dirigida por estudiantes y apoyada por los Johnson Band Boosters. Debido a que su hijo está en la banda, usted ES miembro de JHS Band Boosters. Se necesita el incansable apoyo de nuestros Padres de refuerzo, USTED, para que la banda alcance su máximo potencial. ¡TÚ eres una gran parte de su éxito!


¿Cómo puedes ayudar?

https://www.johnsonbands.com/committee-interest-spanish

Update your CHARMS information to include BIRTHDAYS!

Log in at: https://www.charmsoffice.com/ the school code is: JohnsonJaguarBand


After logging in, click RETURNING students. The password is your child’s Hays CISD Student ID#. It will ask you to create a new password at that point. Please feel free to use a password of your choice.


Include birth dates so we can celebrate student birthdays!!


Find helpful documents regarding Charms on our website: https://www.johnsonbands.com/documents

REMIND 101

Jaguar Band uses Remind 101 to send out notifications and reminders to parents and students. Once you sign up, you can receive the messages as a text message, notification from the app or both.


Visit our website to find the correct Remind 101 codes for you and your student.

https://www.johnsonbands.com/forms-and-docs


Text that code to 81010, and you're ready to go!

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST REGISTER WITH HAYS VIPS PROGRAM

Registration in V.I.P.S. (Volunteers in Public Schools) is required by Hays CISD for all volunteers. Volunteers must be approved as a VIP volunteer BEFORE volunteering. Click here, https://www.johnsonbands.com/forms-and-docs, and follow the link to register with VIPS in the lower right corner.


Questions or feedback?

Contact Juliette Kroeger

membership@johnsonbands.com.

SYNC YOUR CALENDAR TO CHARMS!

Charms is the calendar program used by Hays CISD bands. Syncing your online calendar (mobile device or computer) to Charms means any changes made to practices, games, events, etc., will automatically be updated in your calendar.


Visit the Johnson Band Website (www.johnsonbands.com) and click on the Calendar tab at the top for instructions.