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
Online Store Is Open
Help Wanted: Pit Crew Workday
Help Wanted: Game Day Meal Pick Up and Serve
Sync Your Calendar
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
Purchase a football program ad to celebrate your student!
To order, go to https://www.johnsonbands.com/programads 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.
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
marching band practice tower!
This tower allows directors to see entire marching band formations.
1st day pep rally!
The Jaguar band performs for the JHS students and teachers.
Jag Band TV feature
KVUE featured the JHS Jaguar band, dance, cheer, and athletics on Friday morning.
Online Store Is Open until August 25th!
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 email@example.com 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 PitCrew@johnsonbands.com or 512-468-8319.
Game Day Meal Pick Up and Serve
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 https://www.johnsonbands.com/shop before August 28th to purchase your meal plan(s).
First annual Jaguar Jog 5K/10K!
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!
Visit the Johnson Band Website for information on how to sync the Charms calendar to your phone.
Follow Us/Stay Connected
Remind 101 Full Band Code - Text @jagband19 to 81010
Remind 101 Parents Code - Text @jbparents to 81010