Jaguar Band Newsletter

Your Place For Jaguar Band News

August 19th - 25th


Message From Mr. Lucita

KVUE Meet the Jag Band Feature

Football Program Ad to Celebrate Your Student

Practice Schedule

Online Store Is Open

Help Wanted: Pit Crew Workday

Help Wanted: Game Day Meal Pick Up and Serve


Thank You

Upcoming Events

Sync Your Calendar

Follow Us

From Mr. Lucita

Week one of school is in the books and boy was it awesome. The last few night rehearsals of summer band, the first day of school, a start the year pep-rally, the Meet the Jags, a VERY early morning KVUE News Spot and our first Saturday morning rehearsal (which was awesome by the way). We made it through and are ready for what next week will bring. A few quick updates for everyone in this week’s letter.

We would also like to let everyone know that we are going to make a small adjustment to our after-school rehearsal schedule, effective starting Monday. This first week of school we realized that, due to the magnitude of the Johnson campus, having the students attempt to get from what could be the third floor on the opposite end of the building and ready for rehearsal in 15 minutes was very challenging. We have decided to move the start of rehearsal back 15 minutes from 4:30 to 4:45. This slight adjustment will give the students time to not only get across campus, but will allow them time to grab a quick snack, plenty of hydration and change clothes in preparation for rehearsal. This also means that each rehearsal will end 15 minutes later. The Charms calendar will be updated which means you may need to re-sync your phone with the calendar as soon as the update is posted.

What is happening with Remind101? I am sure that everyone has noticed a steep drop-off in the use of remind. That is because Remind101 just enacted a new policy that if there are over 150 members in a group the app will no longer be free and is disabled. We are currently looking into other options for quick and efficient ways to communicate with the parents and students. There is an option of purchasing a campus wide license for all of the various groups that use Remind101 at JHS and may be impacted by this new member limiting policy. We are also looking at an app entitled BAND that provides additional features and may open new opportunities. We are working on this with the school so please be patient with us. Until we are able to lock in our fast acting communication system we will keep everyone up to date through email, charms, the band web page and social media, so make sure you are following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The links to each of these are listed at the bottom of this newsletter.

This second week of school actually slows down just a little and begins to help us settle into a normal weekly schedule. However, we are super excited as we continue to prepare for our first football game on August 30 at Hendrickson. We know it is two weeks away but it will be here before we know it! Looking forward to another awesome week with our Johnson Band!! #YAYBAND

Daybreak Rally at Johnson High School 5am 3

Purchase a football program ad to celebrate your student!

These will be a great keepsake for JHS inaugural year! Football Program Ad deadline has been extended to 8/23. This is open to all Johnson students. Your personal ad will be featured in every home Jaguar football game program published this season! The football programs are also great advertising space. PLEASE share this information with your JHS friends and any business owners you may know!

To order, go to or fill out the form below and either mail it to P.O. Box 333, Buda, TX 78610 or give it to Tracye Mendez, JHS fine arts secretary.

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2 Week Practice Schedule At A Glance

Monday, 8/19: 4:45 - 7:45 pm

Tuesday, 8/20: 4:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Thursday, 8/22: 4:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Saturday, 8/24: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm (Due to early school calendar)

Monday, 8/26: 4:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Tuesday, 8/27: 4:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Thursday, 8/29: 4:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Friday, 8/30: 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Online Store Is Open until August 25th!

Our Online Store is open again and we have some great new items! We have 3 new hoodie designs, long-sleeved tees, athletic pants, youth options, pins, jewelry, and so much more! Have a look, place your order and your items will be shipped to your home. The store is open to everyone, we have band and non-band items. Feel free to share the link with your friends and family. Thank you for supporting your Jaguar Band!

Please note that the store is open until August 25th and items will be generated and shipped after the store closes. We expect that items will arrive by September 8th.

* Shipping for all orders has been adjusted to $3.25. If you placed an order before this change was made, the difference will be refunded onto your credit card. Please contact Carmen Sifuentes at if you have any questions.

Pit Crew Workday

Saturday, 8/24, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm (while band is practicing)

All are welcome. Basic tools are needed. Come for as long as you are able. Projects include cleaning equipment, painting, assembly/disassembly, installation of shelving, and construction of new props. Questions - contact or 512-468-8319.

Game Day Meal Pick Up and Serve

Want to help out our Johnson Jaguar Band and Color Guard for Game Day meals? Yay! If you can pick up meals from local restaurants (Will be called and paid for) or help to serve, please sign up below. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings and friends are welcome too! If you don't have a background check filed with Hays as a volunteer, please click below to get it started. The times are subject to change as I figure out when the kids need to be fed.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give!

Volunteer Background Check:

Sign Up Genius to Volunteer:

Band Competition Meal Plan deadline is 8/28

This plan offers 2 meals each competition day (lunch and dinner) and is highly recommended by Mr. Lucita. Please know that it is quite common for schedules to change on competition days; making it very difficult to get food to your student at the right times on those days. Please visit before August 28th to purchase your meal plan(s).

First annual Jaguar Jog 5K/10K!

Join us on September 21st for the start of an annual tradition on campus. The Inaugural Jaguar Jog will start and end on our own JHS campus! Sign up now at Ckick on the image below to check out our promotional video and be sure to share with everyone you know!

Thank You!!!

THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered their time this week helping with uniforms and at our first Pit Crew Work Day! It is great to have the support of our wonderful band families!

Upcoming Events

8/30: 7:00 pm: Away Game vs Hendrickson

9/5: 5:00 pm: Home Game vs Hutto

9/13: 7:00 pm: Away Game vs Yorktown

9/14: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Chipotle Spirit Night Fundraiser

9/17: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Band Boosters General Membership Meeting

9/19: 7:00 pm: Home Game vs Seguin

9/21: Jaguar Jag

9/26: 5:30 pm: Home Game vs Dripping Springs

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.

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Remind 101 Full Band Code - Text @jagband19 to 81010

Remind 101 Parents Code - Text @jbparents to 81010