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April 11, 2021


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Important Dates

Band Sponsorships - Please Share!

Rookie Corner

Spirit Wear: Online

Chrome Car Emblems

Band Booster Membership and Committees

Formulario de Membresia e Interés del Comité

Remind 101 for 2020 - 21

VIPS REQUIRED District Volunteer Program

Sync Your Calendar


Wind Ensemble Sweepstakes

Roughly a year after the outbreak of COVID-19 took away a chance to win their school's first UIL concert band Sweepstakes trophy, the Johnson Jaguar Wind Ensemble April 1 took to the Hays CISD PAC and accomplished that very mission. On April 1, the Jaguar Wind Ensemble, led by director Joey Lucita, captured the program's very first Sweepstakes trophy at the Region 18 Concert and Sightreading evaluations.


Dear Jaguar Band Families,

We had an awesome week this past week!!! We had the Kick-Off of our SNAP Fundraiser, our second New Member Marching Camp, our first rehearsal of the 2021 Drumline and Front Ensemble, and an incredible set of performances from our Varsity and JV Winter Guards!! Rather than just a great day to be a Jaguar, it was a great WEEK to be a Jaguar!!

We want to keep this streak of greatness going!! This week we have our Night Of Jazz! Please join the JHS Jazz Band for their inaugural concert on Tuesday, April 13th, at the Hays Performing Arts Center! The Night of Jazz concert is a joint venture with the Hays High School Jazz Band and will feature guest saxophonist Dr. Matt Maldonado! Due to COVID protocols, you must reserve a ticket in advance. Tickets are FREE. Doors to the auditorium open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 6:30. Please follow this link to get your ticket:

Additionally this week we want to celebrate the success of both our Johnson JV and Johnson Varsity Winter Guards for winning the TCGC Area Championships!!! And we just found out that our JV Team qualified for WGI National finals!!

We are continuing our SNAP Fundraiser this week, as well. Currently, fewer than fifty percent of our band students have registered and submitted the email addresses needed for the fundraiser!! I encourage all of you to help make this fundraiser an even greater success by completing this step! Let’s get to 100% participation so we can achieve 100% success! This really is the easiest and most profitable fundraiser that we can do. It only takes entering email addresses of family, friends or acquaintances that may be will to make a donation in support of our Jaguar Band!! Let’s do this!!!

Please let all siblings and families with eighth-grade DMS or MMS band students know that April 20 will be our last New Member Marching Camp! It will be from 5 - 7:20 p.m. at JHS. It will be the 1st night for any students interested in joining our JAGuard! We want to get every eighth-grade band member there and anyone (8-11 grade) interested in joining color guard! Please push this out and encourage all of them to participate!!

We are beginning the process of band placement auditions and will be issuing the music to all wind players soon. This year's auditions will be virtual. Specific instructions will be sent to the students for recording and submitting their audition.

IMPORTANT DATE!! We need everyone to mark on their calendars that we will hold our Spring Marching Band Registration, Full Marching Camp and Parent Preview in May!! The dates are May 20, 21 & 22. This is a REQUIRED camp for all Wind, Percussion and Guard members in grades 8 - 11. It will be the very first time we assemble the 2021 - 22 Johnson Jaguar Marching Band, and it is going to be a massive celebration to wrap up the 2020 - 21 year and welcome this upcoming marching season!! It is going to be AWESOME! We can’t wait for everyone to see and hear our entire Jaguar Marching Band!

Let’s have another stellar week and, as always, remember: It’s A Great Day To Be A Jaguar!!

Looking forward to a great week! Let’s Go Jags!

Mr. Lucita


*see Charms calendar for more dates. Sync calendar to your phone!

April 13, 2021

Night of Jazz

Hays PAC

6:30 p.m.

April 14, 2021

Front Ensemble Rehearsal

5 - 7 p.m.

Spirit Night

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

15530 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Buda, TX 78610

4 - 9 p.m.

April 15, 2021

Drumline Rehearsal

5 - 7 p.m.

May 13

Spirit Night

MOD Pizza

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Band Sponsorships and opportunity to put Student names on trailer!

The Johnson Jaguar Band depends in large part on the fundraising efforts of the Band Boosters. Sponsorships are a very important part of fundraising. Our Sponsorship levels have been updated, and we have a lot of exciting options for businesses AND families! We ask that every family please share this brochure with anyone you know that has a business. We are eager to help promote businesses in our community that support the Jaguar Band! If you would like color copies of our Sponsorship Brochure, we are happy to provide them.


Melissa Frensley

Carmen Sifuentes

A new addition to our Sponsorship options is the Friends and Family Level. This level offers various options for businesses as well as an option for band families: For $200, you can have your child’s name and graduation year on our band trailer indefinitely with the option to simultaneously add sibling name for an additional $100.

Details of all Sponsorship Options can be found at

Thank you for your support of the Johnson Jaguar Band!

Check out our YouTube page!

Check out Jaguar Band and Guard videos!

Go to our photos page at and check out pictures from various events in which the band has participated! Some folders are open to all the public but other picture folders must be accessed with the following case-sensitive passcode: GoJags

If you have experience taking quality photos,
will be attending games or other events, and are willing to take pictures for the band, please contact Greta Von Paumgarten at

Have fun!

Other Things You Want to Know!

  • Check out the Johnson Band Spirit Gear! JB Band Merchandise is now in stock! Check out our online store for performance style caps, hoodies, long sleeve t-shirts and short-sleeved t-shirts. Both long and shirt sleeve t-shirts are available in a large JB logo and small JB logo style and have "Buda, TX" down the back.

  • Johnson: This is Us! Christmas Ornament Thought you missed out on purchasing your Jaguar Band memory ornament? They are still available for purchase on our online store! Get yours while you can! Deliveries will be scheduled at a later date.


The Johnson Jaguar Band is a student-led organization supported by the Johnson High School Band Boosters. Because your child is in Band (which includes woodwinds, brass, percussion and color guard!), you ARE a member of the JHS Band Boosters. It takes the untiring support from our Booster Parents, YOU, for the band to attain its highest potential. YOU are a big part of their success.

How can you help?


Johnson Jaguar Band es una organización dirigida por estudiantes y apoyada por los Johnson Band Boosters. Debido a que su hijo está en la banda, usted ES miembro de JHS Band Boosters. Se necesita el incansable apoyo de nuestros Padres de refuerzo, USTED, para que la banda alcance su máximo potencial. ¡TÚ eres una gran parte de su éxito!

¿Cómo puedes ayudar?

Update your CHARMS information to include BIRTHDAYS!

Log in at: the school code is: JohnsonJaguarBand

After logging in, click RETURNING students. The password is your child’s Hays CISD Student ID#. It will ask you to create a new password at that point. Please feel free to use a password of your choice.

Include birth dates so we can celebrate student birthdays!!

Find helpful documents regarding Charms on our website:


Jaguar Band uses Remind 101 to send out notifications and reminders to parents and students. Once you sign up, you can receive the messages as a text message, notification from the app or both.

Visit our website to find the correct Remind 101 codes for you and your student.

Text that code to 81010, and you're ready to go!


Registration in V.I.P.S. (Volunteers in Public Schools) is required by Hays CISD for all volunteers. Volunteers must be approved as a VIP volunteer BEFORE volunteering. Click here,, and follow the link to register with VIPS in the lower right corner.

Questions or feedback?

Contact Juliette Kroeger


Charms is the calendar program used by Hays CISD bands. Syncing your online calendar (mobile device or computer) to Charms means any changes made to practices, games, events, etc., will automatically be updated in your calendar.

Visit the Johnson Band Website ( and click on the Calendar tab at the top for instructions.