Jaguar Band Newsletter

Information by parents, for parents!

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Moe & Gene Johnson High School Jaguar Band 2023 Show Reveal

Check out and share our New Member Guide Book for 2023 - 24!

In this week's newsletter

Take Note!

  • Coming soon! TMF Online Store
  • Summer Band & Guard Camps and Opportunities

This Week & Save These Dates

  • Check out and share our New Member Guide Book
  • Check out and share our Band Booster Recruiting video!
  • A Message From the Director


  • Workplace Charitable Donations
  • Gift Cards & E-Gift Cards
  • Fly a Flag

Helpful Notes:

  • Johnson Band SmugMug Photos Login/Password
  • Staying informed
  • Service Hours
  • Get Involved! (Important Volunteer Information)
  • Jag Band & Guard Photos
  • Stay Connected!

Ran out of time at the banquet...but check out the JHS Band and Guard End of Year Video!

Johnson EOY Comp

take note!


May 17th Spirit Gear Meeting Agenda @ Band Hall

-6:00pm-6:30pm relocate spirit gear to other closet, look at inventory

-6:30pm-7:20pm discuss merchandise and designs for fall

-7:20pm-8:00pm sell tshirts only under the covered area/curbside (cards only)

-8:00pm charge devices for Saturday

The TMF online store will open May 15 for replacement summer uniform items. The store will also carry duffel bags and other spirit items. The store will close June 9.

Freshmen/Rookie members will receive their entire summer uniform as part of their band/guard fees. Freshmen/Rookie members are strongly encouraged to order the duffel bag now for the fall.

Returning members will need to order their own replacements or new sizes via the TMF store. We will also provide returning members with some links to order new shoes, if necessary.

Summer Band & Guard Camps and Opportunities

If you have specific questions about any of these camps, please contact Mr. Lucita or Mr. Malik.

Discounts TxSt offers:

10 or more students from 1 school - $50

All-Region Member - $50

Area Qualifier - $100

Oboe or Bassoon Player - $50

Percussionist who is attending both the Band Camp and Percussion Camp - $50

  • Origins Spin Clinic Austin -- August 27, 2023

A Message from the Director

Thank you everyone for joining us at our Spring Concert last Thursday! The performances from all groups were outstanding and the directors cannot express our gratitude enough to the Seniors who performed for the last time. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being a part of the MGJ jOURney.

We’re one week closer to the end of what has been a tremendous year for the Jaguar Band. Though the school year is winding down, everyone in the band hall, students and staff alike are revving up for what promises to be an amazing Fall season because it’s time for Spring Training! Spring Training is mandatory for all members of the band (winds, percussion and guard). We’ll be using this time to learn as much of the show music as we can before we close out the school year.

Please make sure that all concert attire in your possession is returned to JHS by Thursday, May 18th. Dresses can be washed on cold and hung to dry. Tuxedos and the white shirt must be dry cleaned. Please keep them in the bag from the dry cleaners and hang the garment bag on the hangar from the cleaners. Thank you for helping make sure these uniforms can be stored properly for the Summer.

Our crowd-sourcing GroupFund fundraiser continues! Please take a moment to help spread the word via text or social media. Remember what we shared at our last booster meeting, this fundraiser is KEY to our success in ensuring that the quality of our designer meets the quality of the music arranger and drill writer that we have already hired! We greatly appreciate your efforts in helping the Jaguar Band reach its goal and that this fall's production is just as amazing as years past!

Graduation Band is coming up quickly! This is required for students in the 23-24 Wind Ensemble and is open to ANY returning band member who would like to perform at graduation. Rehearsal for Graduation Band will be on Tuesday, May 23rd from 1:30-3:30.

Thanks again for all that you do to help make our program vibrant and successful! It truly takes a village. Keep an eye on our calendar and social media for upcoming events. We’re excited to pack the gym on Saturday and present a small taste of “Long Live the King(s)!” As always, “it’s a great day to be a Jaguar!”

This Week & Save These Dates

Monday, May 15th

SLT Meeting 4:30 – 5:00 PM

Tuesday, May 16th

SLT Meeting 4:30 – 5:00 PM

Wednesday, May 17th

Spring Training 5-8 PM

“Color Day” Freshmen: purple, Sophomores: red, Juniors: green, Seniors: blue

Thursday, May 18th

All Concert Attire due back @ JHS

Spring Training 5-8 PM

“Crazy Socks Day”

Friday, May 19th

Spring Training 5-8 PM

“Hawaiian Day”

Saturday, May 20th

Spring Training 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (event will end @ 2pm)

“Jag Day”

Marching Band Parent Meeting 12:00 PM followed by our Parent Preview Performance in the Competition Gym at 1pm.

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Hays CISD Band Camp June 12th-16th
  • Breakdown Camp July 24th and 25th
  • Summer Band Camp begins July 26th TBD

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Color Guard Corner

Mark your calendars! Saturday, July 22, the Johnson HS Color Guard will participate in a Texas Bandmasters Clinic in San Antonio and then attend DCI SA . (TBA clinic: Guardening 101: Growing an Effective Guard Program--Johnson HS Guard, Hays CISD demo)

The guard has started working on the Band & Guard Spring concert (May 11th) performance.

There is a Spring Guard camp this Tuesday, May 9th. (see calendar above) These camps are for NEW AND RETURNING members! Pass the word! Invite a friend!

Please note: Spring Camps (5/17 - 5/20) are SUPER important! Besides the 20th being the time to register for next year, meeting with Mr. Lucita, and watching the parent preview, we will be fitting for fall costumes starting on 5/17!!

We will be in touch soon about Summer Uniforms!

See you soon!

Ida, Michelle S., and Michelle F.

Check out and SHARE our Band Booster Recruiting Video!

Booster Promo


Workplace Charitable Donations

One of our parents who is a Dell employee shared that you may be able to donate $150 per quarter for volunteer activities, etc. If you are a Dell employee or employee of another corporation, please consider participating in their donation program and give to the Johnson Band. If you have done so already, you might need to resubmit the request periodically (quarterly, annually). Every little bit helps!

Gift Cards & E-Gift Cards

Looking at buying gift cards? Buy them through raise right (link below) and your purchase will benefit the Johnson High School Band programs!

Shop gift cards from 750+ top brands like Amazon, HEB, Starbucks, Walmart, Home Depot and earn on things you buy. It’s the best way to create opportunities for what’s most important to you. No extra money spent. No extra time wasted.

Join with our enrollment code: E3A37DB385885

Gift Cards can be physical cards, eGift Cards or reloadable based on options provided by the participating retailers. Gift cards purchased through the app can be shipped directly to your home address. Some retailers, along with some orders placed through the website, require orders be delivered to the Band Boosters. The Boosters will submit all online orders in the queue on a monthly basis for distribution.

Need your gift cards asap!? Make sure you pick E-Gift Cards and send them straight to your gift recipient!

Fly a Flag

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.


Scrip Gift Cards: Shop gift cards from 750+ top brands like Amazon, HEB, Starbucks, Walmart, Home Depot and the band program earns on things you buy!

Sponsorships: Visit our website to find ways to support and sponsor the Johnson Jaguar Band & Guard.

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.

helpful notes

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.

Staying Informed

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!

Service Hours

Service hour logs are due April 11, 2023. There is a drop off slot in the band hall. Or they can email a digital copy to The JHS Band Boosters have created a form for band students to track their band volunteer service hours. (Click the previous sentence to link to the form.) This form is similar to what is used by other organizations such as the NHS and puts control of volunteer service hours tracking in the students hands. Students should print and use this to log for all band related volunteer service hours and ensure completion of all fields including supervisor signature. Parents signatures are not accepted. Follow all details on the form to turn in the logs in the spring to be considered for Band Student Service Awards at the Band Banquet or for logging volunteer service for Letterman Jacket points. Any questions, contact or This form should be used for all hours since the Band Banquet last spring. Multiple forms may be submitted to track all of your volunteer service.

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:

Stay Connected!

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  4. Sign up for 2022 Remind - Instructions here
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