Jaguar Band Newsletter

Information by parents, for parents!

Winter Guard preview at the Rosette Showcase this Thursday at JHS!

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winter guard competition begins this week at akins high school!

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In this week's newsletter

Take Note!

  • Texas Color Guard Competition Fundraiser in March
  • Winter Guard Practice and Competition Schedules
  • Concert Uniform Seamstress
  • Parent Volunteers Needed for Pre-UIL & UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest
  • New Spirit Gear!

This Week & Save These Dates

  • From the Director
  • Winter Guard Corner


  • Gift Cards & E-Gift Cards
  • Fly a Flag

Helpful Notes:

  • Johnson Band SmugMug Photos Login/Password
  • Staying informed
  • Service Hours
  • Get Involved! (Important Volunteer Information)
  • Jag Band & Guard Photos
  • Stay Connected!

take note!

Texas Color Guard Competition Fundraiser in March

For the last three years JHS Band has hosted the Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC) Regional Championship, and it has been one of our most successful fundraisers. As you may recall from the fall, we need this one to be a success too as it is needed to recoup funds budgeted towards Grand Nationals. Please join us to help ensure it is a success!

Please help the Jaguar Band Organization successfully host the Texas Color Guard Circuit - Cadet, Novice, SJVRA Championships competition on Saturday, March 18! Color Guards from across the area will be competing at Johnson High School. Sign up here and help us make a great impression!

Please note that because TCGC will not finalize the schedule until closer to the event, TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO SOME CHANGE.

Set up on Friday night is open to students and adults. This sign-up for the day of the event is for adult volunteers. There will be limited opportunities for students to volunteer. Students will be contacted separately after approval from directors. Thanks in advance for the contribution of your time!

Winter Guard Practice and Competition Schedles

Please come out to support our fabulous and hard-working Johnson Jaguar Winter Guard! If you can attend just one of their competitions, it would be a huge support for them! Their first competition will be Saturday, February 4, at Akins High School.

  • Find the Winter Guard practices and competition schedule Here !
  • See the band calendar for all practice and competition dates and locations!

Concert Uniform Seamstress

If you are looking for a seamstress who can hem the band concert dresses, we have a one who is willing to hem them at a cost of $20. The seamstress will be at the Band Hall Saturday, February 4, at 10:00 a.m. to take payment for the hemming and to collect the dresses.

Please be aware that this arrangement would be between you and the seamstress, and the Band Boosters are not responsible for the services provided.

Parent Volunteers Needed for Pre-UIL & UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest in MARCH

The JHS Band will be hosting High School Pre-UIL Concert & Sight-Reading at the PAC on Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2 and UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Competition at the PAC on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.

Mr. Lucita has asked for a few volunteers to help throughout the day to set up the stage, help in the warm-up and sightreading rooms. Occasionally, they will need one volunteer to help Tracye in the UIL office at the PAC.

Please know that times may change, and Mr. Lucita will update as soon as he has the information.

Click here to volunteer for Pre-UIL March 1 & 2.

Click here to volunteer for UIL Concert & Signt-Reading March 28 & 29.

New Spirit Gear (Click the photo to be taken to our online store!)

This Week & Save These Dates

January 30

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (4:30 - 6:30 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

Varsity Winter Guard Practice (5 - 8 p.m. @ Aux Gym)

January 31

JV Winter Guard Practice (5 - 8 p.m. @ CHES cafeteria)

8th Grade Parent Meeting at McCormick Middle School (6 - 7 p.m. @ McCormick Middle School)

Band Banquet Committee Meeting (7 - 8 p.m. @ Creedmoor Community Center)

February 2

Disney Music Rehearsal (4:30 - 6 P.M.)

Wind Ensemble students will participate. We will also take volunteers from Wind Symphony and Symphonic Winds

JV & Varsity Winter Guard Practice (5 - 8 p.m. @ Aux Gym & JHS Cafeteria)

8th Grade Parent Meeting at Dahlstrom Middle School (6 - 7 p.m. @ Dahlstrom Middle School)

February 4

TCGC Varsity & JV (@ Akins High School)

February 7

JHS Band & Guard TCGC Organizational meeting (6:30 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

The mattress fundraiser is only one month away!

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From the Director

Well here we are, wrapping up the month of January and welcoming in February! We have only a few items to cover in this weeks newsletter so let’s get started!

The process of welcoming our new members and parents is beginning already. This week on Tuesday and Thursday we have scheduled new member meetings for rising 8th grade future Jaguar Band members and their parents. On Tuesday we will meet at McCormick MS at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria to welcome our MMS 8th grade parents and students. On Thursday we will meet at Dahlstrom MS at 6 p.m. in the new Band Hall to welcome our DMS 8th grade parents and students. These meetings are designed to provide those students and parents information about what to expect as a Johnson Jaguar Band Member!! We will also be able to answer any and all questions that those parents or students may have. If you have a rising 8th grade band member, know other family members that may have one, or have any friends who have a rising 8th grade band member, please encourage them to attend this important meeting. We are excited to get to meet the future Jaguar parents and students. If the scheduled campus meeting date is a conflict for any, they may attend the other scheduled meeting as the information is the same.

This Monday the Johnson HS Performing Arts Department (Band, Choir, Dance and Theatre) will be traveling to the Hays CISD PAC to see and hear the Austin Symphony Orchestra. The Jaguar Band has two students performing with the ASO in this concert: Andrea Rey on Clarinet and Nathan Mugan on Bass Trombone. The Performing Arts Department students will leave JHS, via school bus, at 10 a.m. and will return in time for B Lunch and to attend 3rd period. We are excited to get to hear this World Class organization perform and to have two of our very own students performing with them.

Important Fund Raiser approaching!! We will be hosting a Mattress Fundraiser at the end of February! That’s right, a Mattress Fundraiser! It is the exact same as buying name brand mattresses from any of the local stores; however, this is designed to provide funding back to local organizations instead of paying rent and overhead for a brick and mortar building. Same name brand product, same warranties, same financing and same delivery! There will be a zoom meeting scheduled for all with the link being sent to band member and parents so everyone understands how this fundraiser works and what they need to do to help make it a great success. Don’t worry; it does not involve door-to-door sales!!! LOL We try very hard to only hold fundraisers that provide the greatest financial support to our program with the least amount of additional responsibilities or inconveniences to our students and parents. However, we must have involvement by our parents and students for any fundraiser to be successful. We will push out the zoom link and date as soon as it is scheduled by the Custom Fundraising Solutions (CFS) . Additional information will also be shared through social media, email and signage! I know it is unconventional, but it a great product that is supporting a great cause. Besides, we all typically have multiple beds in our home and every few years we need to purchase a new mattress for one of those beds. You can now do that and support the band at the same time!

Let’s have another great week and as we always sign off: “It’s A Great Day To Be A Jaguar”

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Winter Guard Corner

Help Needed!

Monday, 5 - 8 p.m.: quality control of chairs and modify for saber holders; 2nd layer of paint to JV red door.

**Both guards will be performing during the Rosette's Showcase on Thursday, 2/2.

  • Time of performance is expected to be between 7-8pm. Admission is free!
  • They are expected to be in full competition costume, hair, and makeup (like they will be for Saturday competition)


  • Find the Winter Guard practices and competition schedule Here !
  • See the band calendar for all practice and competition dates and locations!
  • Please check out our Winter Guard TEAM PARENTS organizational chart for the winter guard season!


Real time important info. will be shared via the VARSITY and JV Parent GroupMe's, including costumes, hair, and makeup. Varsity GroupMe is set up and communications have begun - so make sure to check it out! JV is getting set up tonight so be on the look out!

See you soon!

Ida, Michelle S., and Michelle F.


mattress fundraiser information

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Gift Cards & E-Gift Cards

Looking at buying gift cards? Buy them through raise right (link below) and your purchase will benefit the Johnson High School Band programs!

Shop gift cards from 750+ top brands like Amazon, HEB, Starbucks, Walmart, Home Depot and earn on things you buy. It’s the best way to create opportunities for what’s most important to you. No extra money spent. No extra time wasted.

Join with our enrollment code: E3A37DB385885

Gift Cards can be physical cards, eGift Cards or reloadable based on options provided by the participating retailers. Gift cards purchased through the app can be shipped directly to your home address. Some retailers, along with some orders placed through the website, require orders be delivered to the Band Boosters. The Boosters will submit all online orders in the queue on a monthly basis for distribution.

Need your gift cards asap!? Make sure you pick E-Gift Cards and send them straight to your gift recipient!

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.


Scrip Gift Cards: Shop gift cards from 750+ top brands like Amazon, HEB, Starbucks, Walmart, Home Depot and the band program earns on things you buy!

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.

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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.

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!

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