Jaguar Band Newsletter

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In this week's newsletter

Take Note!

This Week & Save These Dates
From the Director
The Beat--A Weekly Update for Percussion-Specific Information
Color Guard Corner

  • Quotes for a Cause
  • Jaguar Jog 5K/10K Sponsorship Options
  • Jag Swag store
  • Fly a Flag

Helpful Notes:

  • Staying informed
  • Service Hours
  • Get Involved! (Important Volunteer Information)
  • Save These Dates
  • Jag Band & Guard Photos
  • Stay Connected!

take note!

Band First Aid Pain Relievers

In light of the fentanyl epidemic affecting our community, the Band Aid supply boxes will no longer contain pain reliever, allergy medicine, or any other type of over the counter medications. In addition, please remind your students not to take from or give pills to any other students.

Inspection -"Show hair": Band

Now that the first game is behind us, let's touch base about "show hair"!

To pass inspection, hair must be up in sock bun (males and females). See video and images below.

Hair should first be wet, use gel, style slick; no loose hairs – use bobby pins if needed.

If your hair is too long but not long enough to put up in a bun, then use bobby pins or small braids

Hair CANNOT be hanging in your face. The inspection lists can be found on our website FAQ section: What is required to pass inspection?

Show hair supplies!

Thank you to band parent, Vanessa Petrea and flute section member, Addie Petrea, for stocking and organizing the hair supplies currently stored in the dressing rooms. The Petrea’s generously donated this first stock of hair supplies.

However, we will need our band and guard community to help upkeep the inventory! Please help by sending any of the following to the band hall:

Small water bottle

  • Hair gel
  • Hair spray
  • Bobby pins
  • Small clear rubber bands
  • Nail polish remover
  • Cotton balls

inspection lists

Click here to see what is required to pass inspection. Click on the question "what is required to pass inspection"


Each year, the Jaguar Band Boosters host the Jaguar Jog. It is an important fundraiser for our program and for our journey to Grand Nationals in Indianapolis in November! Please register and share with others! Please also shared the pdf below with businesses that might want to sponsor and to advertise at this well-attended community event that has had over 250 participants in past years!

Click here to VOLUNTEER.

Click here to Sign-Up to Race or be a Sleepwalker.

Log in or sign up to view

Private Music Lessons

Much of the success of the Johnson Jaguar Band can be traced back to our students’ high-quality individual musicianship. That individual musicianship is developed not only during daily band class and at-home practice but through our incredible Private Lesson Program.

The band staff has worked diligently to assemble the finest local professionals on each and every instrument to deliver 1-on-1 lessons to our students who enroll in the program! Lessons occur on campus before, during, and after school. Although not required, lessons are highly encouraged. Private lessons are not for remediation but rather enrichment!

Students are encouraged to reach out directly to an instructor to sign up and schedule lessons.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunites

Order the 2022 Marching Show Parent Shirt

2022 Marching Show Parent Shirts are now available online! These shirts will be sold via preorder only through August 31.

  • These are for parents/fans only. Students will receive a separate show shirt at no cost this season.
  • Must be ordered through deadline of 8/31. Order will be placed on 9/1 based on preorders only.
  • Shirt colors have not been determined. Student shirts are historically a different color than parent shirts, and ours are generally brightly-colored to be noticeable in the stands and from a distance.

Click here to order before August 31!

This Week & Save These Dates

August 29

Band & Guard Rehearsal (5 - 8 p.m. @ JHS)

Meal Plan Committee Meeting (6:30 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

Feed our Jags! If you are interested in helping us feed our students before games or during competitions, please join us!

August 30

Band & Guard Rehearsal (5 - 8 p.m. @ JHS)

August 31

Parent/fan show shirt orders due today! Click here to order. Students will receive their own version at no-cost.

September 1

Band & Guard Rehearsal (5 - 7 p.m. @ JHS)

September 2

JHS Football vs. Lake Belton (7:30 p.m. @ Lake Belton High School)

September 5

Labor Day--No Band & Guard Rehearsal

September 6

Band & Guard Rehearsal (5 - 8 p.m. @ JHS)

September 7

Band & Guard Rehearsal (5 - 8 p.m. @ JHS)

Spirit Night at Chipotle (5 - 9 p.m. @ Southpark Meadows)

Let the cashier you are there with the band. Online please use the code PFBH9MC. 33% of sales get donated to the cause, so please don't forget to let them know you are there for Johnson Band!

September 8

Band & Guard Rehearsal (5 - 7 p.m. @ JHS)

September 9

Band & Guard Rehearsal (7 - 8 a.m. @ JHS)

JHS Football vs. Lake Travis (7:30 p.m. @ Shelton Stadium)

*Band & Rosettes Senior Night!

September 10

Competition Meal Plan payment due.


September 17

2022 - 23 Jaguar Jog 5K/10K (Registration is Now OPEN!)

FUNDRAISER benefitting Jaguar Band

Thunder in the Hills Drumline Contest

Dripping Springs High School

JHS Percussion time TBA

September 24

Hornet Invitational Marching Contest

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From the director

Another week of firsts successfully completed! This week we saw our first football game; our first pre-game inspection; our first truck and bus load; our first time on turf without the marching grid; and our first public marching performance!! Our students handled all of these firsts extraordinarily well!! We knew there would be a few hiccups and hurdles to navigate, and the students handled them incredibly well! These were simple things like wrong socks, misplaced water jug and no flip folder. Now that we have our first game under our belts, let’s continue to work on streamlining the process and reducing the number of hurdles. Planning ahead and having a checklist is a great way to be even better prepared for this coming week!

Looking forward to this week, we have our first away game! We will be traveling to Lake Belton High School which is our furthest away football game for the entire season. We will be taking Charter Buses to this game! This means our bus assignments will be different this week due to the number of passengers each hold. We can also place our instruments under the bus giving everyone more room above. Be on the lookout this week for new bus lists posted in the Band Hall and for the our weekly Game Day Schedule which will provide departure times, return times and location address.

As we are looking ahead to Fridays game we also want to take a quick peek at the following week's calendar. There is no school or practice on Labor Day, which is Monday, September 5. That 5 - 8 p.m. evening practice has been shifted to Wednesday that week. That means we have practice on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please take a close look at the calendar and make any accommodation plans now.

This week we will continue our regular rehearsal schedule. Please refer to the calendar for questions about dates or times. We will focus on putting the remainder of the show to the field and continue to add and refine choreography, drill and music!

Before we wrap up we want to thank our incredible Jaguar Band Boosters for everything they do including loading the two trailers with equipment, helping get equipment onto the field, providing the meal plan for our students on game day and for the AWESOME new storage units that were delivered and painted this weekend!!

We are incredibly blessed to have such wonderful parents!! If you have not already gotten involved please go to and follow the links to volunteer!! Don’t let these times go by without getting involved! The few years of High School will fly by and getting involved now is a great way to be a part of your student's life in an awesome activity and create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!

Let’s have a great week, and as we end each newsletter, “It’s A Great Day To Be A Jaguar”!

The Beat--A Weekly Update for Percussion-Specific Information

Well that was fun! Our first full week of rehearsals and a football game! The students have been working hard learning the rest of the show all while learning tons of changes. We will continue to push these next 3 weeks to be prepared for our first competition of the year. Thunder in the Hills Percussion Invitational at Dripping Springs HS. Look for an itinerary this week with lots of info and schedule. This coming week we have our first away game and we can’t wait to show the Lake Belton folks what’s been going on over here at MGJ! Parents please start monitoring your students grades. The six week grade check is coming up quick and that determines eligibility for the majority of the marching season. Please help us make sure your student is passing. WE NEED EVERYONE TO PASS! Looking forward to a great week!


Most communication for our band program goes out through Charms and Remind. Any Percussion specific info will be sent out via our Percussion Remind. I encourage all parents to sign up. This will hopefully keep you informed of upcoming percussion events, news, info, etc.

To sign up, simply text @jagsperc22 to the number 81010.


9/10/22 - Tom Green Elementary Hornet Races - 7:00am-8:30am DRUMLINE ONLY

9/17/22 - Jag Jog @JHS - Time TBD

9/17/22 - Thunder in the Hills Drumline Contest @ Dripping Springs HS - 1:30PM


color guard corner

TUNICS update:

Join us in giving a special thank you to Heather Johnson, mother of guard member, Abby Dornbush, for cutting and sewing the newly delivered 16 tunics so that they are sleeveless!


9/2 Game Uniform: Summer Uniform (Jaguar tank with black leggings, black no-show socks, black sneakers, low ponytail, natural makeup)

9/9 Game Uniform: Jaguar Tunic, black leggings, black no-show thin socks, black jazz shoes, (black sneakers to wear to and from stadium)

  • Monday: blue
  • Tuesday: grey
  • Thursday: pink
  • Friday: black


9/10/22 - Tom Green Elementary Hornet Races - 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (with percussion)

*details TBA


Quotes for a Cause

George Torres Farmers Insurance has partnered with to provide a unique opportunity to

raise money to support the JHS Band by requesting your free, no-obligation insurance quote! The goal is to raise money for the band and to give families peace of mind that they are paying a reasonable amount when it comes to insurance. His agency specializes in reducing student driver cost on family auto insurance. His agency will donate $10 to the JHS Band for each family that completes the attached quick survey. Your information will solely be utilized for a one-time, no-obligation quote and will be deleted once completed. There is no cap on how many families can participate in this opportunity but you must be over 18 years of age to receive a quote. Less than 1 minute to complete the survey could add up to an immeasurable amount of support for JHS Band. Plus, you might even save a lot on your insurance! Act quickly and share - the survey and this opportunity will only last through the Jaguar Jog on September 17th!

2022 Jaguar Jog 5K/10K Event Sponsorship Options

new (and restocked) jag swag!

It's time to get your new and restocked spirit gear favorites for our fall season. Order online here today! We’ve added many new designs and returning favorites including our CLEAR BAGS, a necessity for games and competitions. Orders are filled weekly and pick-ups begin with the start of Summer Band Camp on Tuesday evenings at the end of rehearsals (7:45 - 8:15 p.m.) in the bus lane at JHS. Order yours today or stop by our table at the Jaguar Jamboree!

helpful notes

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

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:

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.

Stay Connected!

  1. Save our website
  2. Find copies of our Jaguar Band Newsletters at:
  3. Sync to the Band Google Calendar:
  4. Sign up for 2022 Remind - Instructions here
  5. Like our Facebook Page
  6. Get Connected: Remind App, JHS Band Calendar, Photos & Newsletters. We're also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!

meal plans

Please note that the COMPETITION Meal Plan is REQUIRED. The Boosters are offering a meal plan program to all marching band students for summer band days, game days, and competition days. All meals are fast food and will include an entrée, chips, fruit, cookie and a water. Payment deadlines for meal plans are listed below.

The Competition Meal Plan is mandatory because it’s not possible for parents to know when the students can eat. Schedules are driven by the competition hosts. Click here for more information about the Competition Meal Plan.

The Game Day Meal Plan is optional.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Julie Hoes or Blanca Velez at or Ida Musgrove @

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.


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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.

inspection - show hair and makeup: Guard

For game days, to pass inspection, hair must be slicked back and in low ponytail. Makeup must be evident but natural. See images below. (Instructions on competition hair and makeup will be distributed soon)

Reminder of no nail polish or visible piercings.

The inspection lists can be found on our website FAQ section: What is required to pass inspection?