Jaguar Band Newsletter
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On to State!
a note from your director
Wow, what a Spring Break!! Super busy but lots of incredible experiences for everyone!!
Let’s first start with the bands trip and performance in Hawaii!! This was truly an experience of a life time. For many people traveling to the beautiful island of Hawaii is something that they never get to experience. Our Jaguar band members not only got to travel to Hawaii, they also got to visit and experience numerous items including a full island tour, Punchbowl Cemetery, a Luau and the Arizona Memorial. In addition to getting experience all of these they were also able to provide an experience for the visitors at the Battleship Missouri by performing on the docks of this historical monument! There are only a handful of people in this world that can say they have, not only seen, but performed in such an incredible location!! I do believe that our trip to Hawaii provided the goal that was intended: to be educational for our students, to share their ability to make incredible music with people from across the globe, and to create memories that will last a lifetime!
Also, over this break history was made for Johnson High School! Johnson HS is sending TWO Winter Guards to the State Championships held in Reed Arena at Texas A&M University!! Our Junior Varsity group placed 1st in their round of the Scholastic AA Division, out-scoring 13 other Varsity programs on their way to earning the advancement to the Texas State Championships! Additionally, our Johnson Varsity put on an incredible performance in the Scholastic Open Division, placing them in 1st and securing a performance in the Texas State Championships as well! To have one group advance to the state championships is awesome but to have two groups advancing is incredible!! Congratulations to our awesome students and staff!!!
Now, for what is coming up this week! We have our regular slate of after-school rehearsals for our band and guard students, so please remember to check the calendar! We also have our Band Pre-UIL Contest at the Hays PAC on Thursday, March 24, 2022. Our Johnson Symphonic Winds, Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble will all be performing!! Also, Johnson is the host, and we are still in need of a few volunteers. We need four parents for each shift: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Currently, we have one volunteer! Please consider volunteering! https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0d4da5ad2eaaffc61-high
Finally, we want to wish both of our Winter Guards the very best of luck as they advance to the TCGC State Championships this weekend, March 26, 2022!! What an incredible season both groups are having, and we couldn’t be more proud or excited! It truly is: A Great Day To Be A Jaguar!
Welcome to the family!
A note from your President
The event was very well-attended. Directors, Judges, TCGC staff, and guard units alike were extremely complimentary of our hosting - and man, we really do rock at hosting! As usual, you all were amazing!
Concessions had to restock, flowers sold out, and the mini-rifles were a big hit!
Thanks so much Jaguar Family for, yet again, showing up and working hard! It takes a village and ours gets stronger every day!
Word is spreading fast that not only are our student groups BIA but so are our families!!
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK (March 21 - 26)
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (4:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
JV & Varsity Winterguard Practice (5 - 8 p.m.)
Wind Ensemble Flute & Oboe Sectional (8 - 8:45 a.m.)
Wind Ensemble French Horn Sectional (4:30 - 5:15 p.m.)
Band Booster Executive Board Meeting (6:30 - 8 p.m.)
Wind Ensemble Clarinets (8 - 8:45 a.m.)
Wind Ensemble Low Winds (4:30 - 5:15 p.m.)
JV & Varsity Winterguard Practice (5 - 8 p.m.)
Winterguard Competition (@ Texas A&M University)
Help send Varsity to WGI World Championships!
We are accepting donations to aid the Variety Winter Guard team attend their trip to WGI World Championships. Please click on the website below to donate and help our amazing Winterguard get to the World Championships. To donate, go to https://www.johnsonbands.com/donate. Donations can be via Venmo, PayPal or credit card. For CC or PayPal, click on the yellow donate button!
What you need to know for this week...
Click HERE to view the latest issue of The GUARian! It contains information about this week's State Competition!
johnson band banquet
Join us for a Gold Carpet Affair celebrating all band and guard members and their amazing 2021-2022 performance seasons. The dinner, awards, and dance party will be held at the Gemstone Palace in Kyle from 6 to 11 pm on Thursday, April 14th, 2022 (April 15th is a school holiday).
Tickets are $25 on sale at: https://www.johnsonbands.com/events/johnson-band-banquet-2022 through March 31, 2022. Ticket cost for senior students is waived ($0), but everyone attending must RSVP so that we have accurate numbers for meals. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions when purchasing tickets. Questions? Want to volunteer? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
SENIOR PARENTS are asked to send a baby picture of your student to be included in the awards & recognition segment of our event. Please email photos to email@example.com by March 31, 2022.
what's coming up? SAVE THESE DATES!
March 29 - 30
Week of April 25
Spring Camps for New Members
June 21 - 23
The Breakdown Camp (to be hosted at JHS, June 21-23)
Check out the Jaguar Band featured on their home page! https://thebreakdowncamp.com/
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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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.
how do i stay connected?
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.