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Water jugs and summer uniforms!

New students that attend Jaguar Band Jam 7/19 will be able to pick up their water jugs. Band and percussion members will also be able to pick up their summer uniform, including the sleeveless compression shirt that they will need for picture day! Guard members will receive their summer uniforms at a later date.

In this week's newsletter

  • From the Director
  • Important Items for this Week
  • Sign up for Picture Day Time Slot!
  • 4th Annual Jaguar Jog Band Booster Fundraiser
  • Band Tips: Deodorant
  • A Message from the Band Boosters
  • How Can Band Parents Stay Informed?
  • Game Day and Competition Meal Plans: The Competition Meal Plan is Required.
  • What's Happening this Month (July 2022)
  • Get Involved! (Important Volunteer Information)
  • Color Guard Corner
  • Save These Dates
  • Jag Band & Guard Photos
  • Support Johnson Jaguar Band!
  • Stay Connected!

From the director

Summer’s not over; it’s just becoming more musical!!

Summer band is just around the corner, and we want to make sure everyone is ready to go! This is going to be an absolutely incredible year! Let’s make sure we have a few items at the top of our calendars and the front of our lists!!

This week we have the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps staying at Johnson High School Friday 22 and Saturday 23. We will send out a Remind message with their rehearsal schedule once we know, so parents and students can come watch and enjoy!

For students who expressed interest in attending the DCI San Antonio Show, we were able to obtain a limited number of tickets. We will send a Google form out this week for students to claim a ticket. Tickets will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis. If you want to attend the DCI Show, you must complete this week's Google form. We will also provide transportation for those students attending the show. After all interested students have been given a ticket, we may have a limited number of tickets for parents. Parents will need to provide their own transportation to San Antonio. The clear bag policy and parking cost information can be found on the DCI website. If we are able to provide transportation for parents we will send that information out in a Remind message, as well! If you are planning to attend, you will want to bring money for food and also souvenirs so you can support your favorite Drum and Bugle Corps!

Color Guard starts summer camp on July 21 & 22; July 25 & 26, SLT and percussion only; and on July 27, 28, and 29 EVERYONE kicks off summer band! We will be issuing uniforms and taking band pictures on Saturday, July 30th. Check the calendar!!! Make sure you are hydrating now for the upcoming time outside and that you have everything you need for summer band!

One of the most important things coming up soon is our BOA FUNDRAISER!!!! Our goal is to fundraise enough funds to cover the entire cost of the BOA Grand Nationals Marching Contest!! This fundraiser is what is going to get us there!! We must have everyone involved and working hard to raise these funds! We will open the GroupFund the week of July 25, and it is all hands on deck with this one! Start planning now. We have to get this fundraiser to reach an incredibly large base of supporters to generate the funds to get us there! WE CAN DO IT!

I hope everyone is as excited as we are for this year!! Between the new leadership team, the awesome number of students taking summer lessons at the Band Hall, the look of the show, the musical arrangements, the drill and the excitement from our parents, prop crew, uniform crew and everyone involved, we are setup for greatness! Now, let’s enjoy this last week of summer and be ready to take the field July 27!!

It truly is A Great Day To Be A Jaguar!!

important items for this week

Interested in Carpooling?

The Carpool Interest Form is available through Tuesday July 19. The JHS Boosters organization does not endorse or organize carpools; we only help interested parties find each other. If you are interested in communicating with others about carpooling or you are willing to carpool members to practice, please fill out the Carpool Interest Form. Each day the boosters will take all of the collected information from those expressing interest in carpooling, and then distribute the list to those who have signed up so they can contact each other and form carpools that meet their timing and location needs. This is a "self organizing" activity. Each person is responsible for working out their arrangements with others. Again, please know that the JHS Booster Organization is unable to coordinate carpools.

Help with Picture Day - Students & Parents

PARENTS - We need your help with fitting the band students into their uniforms for the season and also for pictures. We will have different stations set up to get them fitted, photographed, pants pinned and then scanned in.

STUDENTS - We need student volunteers to help as runners to help assist the students from one station to the next and to help our parent volunteers as needed.

Questions can be directed to Carmen Sifuentes (

Everyone who signs up for the whole day will be provided lunch by the Band Boosters.

Sign up for Picture Day Time Slot!

Picture Day is Saturday, July 30th for the 2022-2023 Jaguar Band!

Sign up for your picture time slot HERE !!

WOODWINDS, BRASS AND PERCUSSION - Wear black sleeveless compression shirt and compression shorts. BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT IF YOU WANT IT IN YOUR PHOTO.

COLOR GUARD - Wear exercise bra and black leggings or black compression shirt and black jazz pants.

ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR COMPRESSION CLOTHING (NO LOOSE SHIRTS OR SHORTS) TO CHANGE IN AND OUT OF UNIFORM. Students will change in the band halls, not restrooms. Compression clothing can be worn under regular shorts and shirts BUT they must already have compression clothes on.

Contrary to football games and competitions, HAIR AND MAKEUP CAN BE STYLED AS DESIRED FOR PHOTO


Questions can be directed to Carmen Sifuentes at


Each year, the Jaguar Band Boosters host the Jaguar Jog. It is an important fundraiser for our program and for our journey to Grand Nats! Please register and share with others! Please also shared the pdf below with businesses that might want to sponsor and to advertise at this well-attended community event that has had over 250 participants in past years!

BAnd tips

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A Message from the Band Boosters

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!

how can band parents stay informed?

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Game Day and Competition Meal plans

Please note that the COMPETITION Meal Plan is REQUIRED. The Boosters are offering a meal plan program to all marching band students for summer band days, game days, and competition days. All meals are fast food and will include an entrée, chips, fruit, cookie and a water. Payment deadlines for meal plans are listed below.

The Competition Meal Plan is mandatory because it’s not possible for parents to know when the students can eat. Schedules are driven by the competition hosts. Click here for more information about the Competition Meal Plan.

The Game Day Meal Plan is optional.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Julie Hoes or Blanca Velez at or Ida Musgrove @


July 18 - 21

Open Band Hall

July 19

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

*New band and guard members that attend will be able to pick up their water jug; new band members will be able to pick up their summer uniform!

July 21

Band Boosters Executive Board Meeting (6:30 p.m. @ TBD)

July 21 & 22

Color Guard Camp (10 a.m. - 5 p.m. @ JHS Cafeteria & Foyer)


July 23

DCI San Antonio

July 25 & 26

Percussion Camp (@ JHS Band Hall)

SLT Camp (@ JHS Band Hall)

July 27

Summer Band Begins!


Please sync your calendar to the JHS Band Calendar for all dates and times.

July 28

Band Boosters General Membership Meeting (6:30 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

Get Involved!

Have you signed up to volunteer yet?

All volunteers in Hays CISD must sign up here before volunteering.

Complete our Committee Interest Form to be informed on upcoming committee meetings as they begin:

Join the Band Boosters:

Color Guard Corner

  • MANDATORY COLOR GUARD CAMP, July 21 & 22, 10am - 5pm. All 2022 color guard students must attend. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Duffy, *There are no meal plans for these two days so please make sure to send your student with their lunch! (and snacks!)


August 3

Senior t-shirt orders due

August 6

Jaguar Jamboree (@ JHS)

*Band and Guard perform at this event!

August 12

Game Day Meal Plan payment due.


August 15

Spirit Night at MOD Pizza in Kyle (All Day)

Please show flyers or order online. Use the code: MODF8504 when ordering online.

August 16

First Day of School

August 26

JHS Football vs. San Antonio Clark (7 p.m. @ Shelton Stadium)

September 7

Spirit Night at Chipotle (5 - 9 p.m. @ Southpark Meadows)

Let the cashier you are there with the band. Online please use the code PFBH9MC. 33% of sales get donated to the cause, so please don't forget to let them know you are there for Johnson Band!

September 10

Competition Meal Plan payment due.


September 17

2022 - 23 Jaguar Jog 5K/10K (Registration is Now OPEN!)

Benefitting Moe and Gene Johnson High School Jaguar Band.

Both the 5K and 10K will be essentially out and back courses starting and finishing on the Johnson High School Campus in Buda. 10K Course will exit out the north of the property to the Elliott Ranch neighborhood, then head back to the school. 5K will turn around at the gate and come back.

Thunder in the Hills Drumline Contest

Dripping Springs High School

September 24

US Bands San Antonio Showcase

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.

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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Stay Connected!

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