Jaguar Band Newsletter

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a note from the director

Wow, what a week! This week was a whirlwind of events, excitement and celebrations!

Let’s start with the Budafest Parade. I know there were some logistical items we had to navigate concerning instruments and uniforms to make this work, but boy, was it a great success! Everyone I saw and spoke to loved the Jaguar Band at the parade!! Getting to see all of the smiling faces, the community cheering and all of those little “Future Jaguar Band Members” jumping up and down and dancing as we went by made the entire event a massive success! Congratulations! This was a huge community give-back, and you guys knocked it out of the park! Thank you to our parents who were there volunteering to help load and unload instruments and to help distribute and collect uniforms! As always, we couldn’t do it without you! Don’t forget--if you didn’t turn in your uniform at the parade, you must turn it in on Monday or Tuesday!

Our next item to celebrate is our Region Band tryouts!! We are so proud of all of our students who worked to prepare for this audition and represented the Jaguar Band this week. Here is the list of our students who earned a seat in the TMEA Region 18 District/Region Band. A special congratulations to those who advanced on to Area and will be auditioning for the Texas All-State Band in January!! We are incredibly proud of each of you!!

Piccolo: Julia Brandt, 5A Symphonic Band
Flute: Julia Brandt, 5A Wind Ensemble
Flute: Miriam Larson, 5A District Band
Oboe: Jessa Owen, 5A District Band
Bb Clarinet: Andrea Rey, 5A Wind Ensemble, Advancing to
Bb Clarinet: Zachary Romero, 5A Symphonic Band
Bb Clarinet: Serenity Rincon, 5A Symphonic Band
Bb Clarinet: Lauren Fjetland, 5A Symphonic Band
Bass Clarinet: Chloe Powell, 5A Wind Ensemble,
Advancing to 5A AREA
Bass Clarinet: Zofia Reyes, 5A Symphonic Band
Bass Clarinet: Matthew Jarrett, 5A District Band
Bassoon: Judith Salas, 5A District Band
Alto Saxophone: Cameron Allen, 5A Wind Ensemble, Advancing to
Alto Saxophone: Cade Reue, 5A District Band
Tenor Saxophone: Jacob Mireles, 5A Symphonic Band
Baritone Saxophone: Cameron Allen, 5A Wind Ensemble, Advancing to
Trumpet: Jorge Galvan-Puente, 5A Symphonic Band
Trumpet: Ivan Silva, 5A Symphonic Band
Trumpet: Johnathan Hernandez, 5A Symphonic Band
Trumpet: Breanna Kidd, 5A Symphonic Band
Trumpet: Noah Mugan, 5A Symphonic Band
Trumpet: Cecily Luongo, 5A District Band
F Horn: Ethan D'Amura, 6A Wind Ensemble, Advancing to
F Horn: Hugo Sifuentes, 5A Wind Ensemble
F Horn: Bryce Williams, 5A Symphonic Band
Tenor Trombone: Travis Miller, 6A Wind Ensemble, Advancing to
Tenor Trombone: Nathan Mugan, 5A District Band
Tenor Trombone: Gavin Klocke, 5A District Band
Euphonium: Dorian Del Castillo, 5A Wind Ensemble, Advancing to
Tuba: Parker Taylor, 6A Wind Ensemble, Advancing to
Tuba: Antonio Musgrove, 5A Wind Ensemble, Advancing to
Tuba: Kyle Zetik, 5A Symphonic Band
Percussion: Rachel Andersen, 6A Wind Ensemble
Percussion: Aidan Kroeger, 6A Symphonic Band
Percussion: Jacob Carter, 6A Symphonic Band

This week we will continue working to prepare for the Christmas Concert on December 14. We will have our three concert bands, our Jazz Band, our Color Guard and several small ensembles perform! Please plan to attend! Bring your lawn chair and prepare for an evening of entertainment! Be on the lookout for the concert schedule this week!

Also, this week we will be preparing to take a few small ensembles to walk over to Carpenter Hill Elementary School to play for the elementary students! It’s never too early to get them excited about becoming a Jaguar Band Member!

Finally, to wrap up this week, our Region Band students will have a Clinic/Concert on Friday/Saturday at the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center! Details concerning rehearsal and concert times will be distributed soon!

Those groups that have rehearsal after-school this week, please make sure you are there and ready to go! We want to make sure we use our additional rehearsal time to become the very best we can become! These groups include our Winter Guards and our Wind Ensemble!

Let’s have a great week and as always: It’s A Great Day To Be A Jaguar!

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Families and students that can help us make the night as special as it has been in years past, please join us in the courtyard starting at 4:30pm on Tuesday, 12/14. We will decorate, string lights, and help set up for a wonderful evening!

So that we know how much help we will have and can track volunteer hours (yes, we can sign for NHS volunteer hours!), PLEASE SIGN UP HERE!


Click here for the full Johnson Jaguar Band Calendar.

December 6

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (4:30 - 6 p.m.)

Winterguard Practice (5 - 8 p.m.)

December 9

Winterguard Practice (5 - 8 p.m.)

December 10

Region Band Clinic/Concert (*does not apply to all students; more details to come!)

December 11

JHS Jaguar Band Booster Jagtastic Auction (8 a.m - 8 p.m.)

Helen's Casa Alda Spirit Breakfast

  • 25% of sales from all day of business; 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. or until sold out (typically around noon or so!)
  • Online Ordering is preferred to reduce your wait time for pick up but tables are available if ordering in person.
  • Tell them your with JHS Bands at order pick up and drop your ticket into the bucket by the cashier to qualify!

JHS jaguar band booster jagtastic holiday auction!

It's time to get ready for the 2nd Annual Jagtastic Christmas Auction!

Saturday, December 11th

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

The auction will be held ONLINE using the online website 32Auctions. The link to the auction will be shared later this week. Bidding will be done on the auction site and payment/pick-up information is listed on the main auction page as well as on individual item pages.

Items will be available for pick up on Monday, December 13, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the bus lane (side of the school closest to Carpenter Hill/near band hall and gym entrance). Drive up and we will hand you your items or load them into your car! Anyone attending the Band Christmas Concerts on Tuesday, December 14th is welcome to pick up their items that day beginning at 5:00 pm and immediately following the concert.

Winners can pay via PayPal or Venmo. If you prefer to pay with a check at item pick-up (payable to "Johnson Band Boosters"), please email and let us know.

PayPal: @JaguarBand or
Venmo: @JohnsonBandBoosters
* Please indicate that payment is for auction item(s) and include the name of the winner.

Thank you so much for your support of the Jaguar Band! Please join us for the auction and buy some Christmas gifts or treat yourself! Please also share the auction link with friends, family and neighbors!

Questions? Email

Check out Senior Night Pictures!

Senior night pictures are now available on the Chaparral Photo website! Families can download for FREE! Just Click HERE!
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WINTER GUARD CORNER! What you need to know for this week...

Click here for spring practice and competition dates!

MEAL PLANS: An email regarding meal plans and how to purchase or opt out will be sent out TONIGHT!

After-school practice:

Monday, 12/6, 5-8pm

Thursday, 12/9, 5-8pm

Monday, 12/13, 5-8pm

Guard families: the guard is in constant need of BLACK ELECTRICAL TAPE and WHITE ELECTRICAL TAPE. All members utilize it and they go through a lot during winter guard. As you are gift shopping this season, please consider purchasing some and donating it to the guard program! You can send them with your student and they can give them to Mrs. Tracye Mendez for the guard! Thanks in advance!


Click here for more upcoming events

December 14

Winter Concert, Band and Guard (6 p.m. @ JHS Courtyard)

*directors will send out details

Johnson Jaguar Band Christmas Shop

Visit our website for Spirit Gear Holiday Collection!

We've got new spirit gear items! PJ’s, lanyards, hoodies, beanies, a dri-fit shirt, a camo Jag hat and more! We hope to have everything in and distributed before the holiday break.

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Make sure to check more out at (password: GoJags)


how do i stay connected?

Get Connected: Remind App, JHS Band Calendar, Photos & Newsletters. We're also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!

Students, text the phrase @jagsmarch to 81010.

Parents, text the phase @jagbandpts to 801010.

Register for Band Emails: Make sure you and your student are in our Charms system.

Volunteer: All volunteers in Hays CISD must sign up here first. THEN, join a Johnson Jaguar Band Booster Committee! Join a Committee; help with Game Days, Competitions or the Jaguar Jog; volunteer with our Fly a Flag program.

how do i support johnson jaguar band?

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.


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