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best in the us!

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(USBands Remo Invitational, that is!)

PRELIMINARIES: First Place (93.6)

Best Music, Best Visual, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard & Best Overall Effect

FINALS: First Place (96.9)

Best Music, Best Visual, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard & Best Overall Effect


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A Note from the Director

And that’s a wrap!!! Just like that the 2021 Jaguar Bands Competitive Marching Season is done!

What an incredible year for our marching band! We wrapped up our season with a whirlwind weekend--performing at the BOA Super Regional in San Antonio on Friday and the USBands Remo Cup Invitational in Round Rock on Saturday. When the dust settled, the Jaguar Band finished 22nd out of 72 bands. It may not sound impressive, but the BOA Super Regional in San Antonio is probably the hardest, most competitive marching contest in the country!! 22nd is an incredible place to finish at this event! There were 50 other bands that would have loved to place where we finished! Saturday’s results at the USBands Remo Cup Invitational were just as exciting! In prelims, the Jaguar Band finished 1st in our division and swept all captions! We advanced on to finals and gave an extremely emotional and captivating final performance of “Young Person’s Guide to the Neither World”! That performance scored us a 96.9 and gave us the outright Championship for this contest! It additionally helped us sweep EVERY caption!! What a way to end the season! We are so happy and proud of our Jaguar Band!

What is next you ask! Well, we start playoff football games this week! We will have only one day of practice, and that will be Thursday from 5 - 7 p.m. The first playoff game is going to be at Shelton Stadium this Friday at 7:30. Please note that we will not know if we have another playoff game, where that game will be, what date that game will be on or who we will be playing until after this Friday’s game! It truly is a week-by-week announcement. Welcome to the playoffs.

We have a small group of students auditioning for the TMEA Region Orchestra this coming Saturday, and we want to wish them the very best of luck!

Also, we are going to change the date of the Christmas Concert. We currently have it on the schedule for December 10; however, that is going to be the date of the TMEA All-Region Band Concert, and we anticipate having several of our students make and participate in the Region Band. We will have our Christmas Concert at Johnson HS in our Outdoor Performance Venue! It was such a huge success last year and everyone wants to do it that way again. We will lock in the new date and get it posted ASAP!

We also want to make sure everyone has it on their calendar that we are planning to march in the Buda Christmas Parade on December 4th. That is also the second day of the Region Band auditions for many of our students. However, we are confident that we can complete the auditions and still make it back for the parade!

Let’s have a great week as we shift gears into Concert Band and Winter Guard Season!!


Click here for the full Johnson Jaguar Band Calendar.

Monday, November 8

Student Holiday!

Tuesday, November 9 POSTPONED!

Band Booster General Meeting (6:30 p.m.) POSTPONED to Tuesday, 11/16 (see info below)

Thursday, November 11

After-school Rehearsal (5 - 7 p.m.)

Friday, November 12

Playoff Football Game (7:30 p.m. @ Shelton Stadium)

Santa Clara Vanguard (SCV) Color Guard Movement Camp at Dahlstrom MS (6 - 9 p.m).

This is open to any Johnson Jaguar Color Guard or Band member. This is an incredible opportunity to receive world-class training from the incredible staff of the Santa Clara Vanguard!!! Don’t miss this opportunity!

Saturday, November 13

We are proud to announce that the Johnson Jaguar Band will be hosting the Santa Clara Vanguard Brass and Guard Auditions on Saturday, November 13th. As the host, any Johnson HS band student that is interested in auditioning for the SCV Drum and Bugle Corps is eligible for a free audition. Simply follow the link, create your account and attend the camps on November 13th!

Tuesday, November 16

Band Booster General Meeting / End of season celebration, 5:00 - 7:00pm


Join us for refreshments, to find out what comes next and watch our final shows on the big screen!

5 - 6 pm Enjoy refreshments and reminiscing with others about our amazing season

6 - 6:30 pm Meeting with directors: What comes next

6:30 - 7:00 pm It's Showtime!

Senior Night

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COLOR GUARD CORNER! What you need to know for this week...

Practice shirts for this week:

Thursday: grey

Game/halftime performance: JHS tunics, low ponytail, black jazz shoes, filled water jug

Jazz Shoes: Color Guard fees cover only one pair of jazz shoes and one pair of black sneakers. If your student needs to replace these shoes, your account will be charged for their cost.

Jazz shoes must be DSI Ever-jazz guard shoe. The cost is $35.

Sneakers must be Pastry Studio Trainer Dance Shoe. The cost is $53.


Click here for more upcoming events

November 16

Spirit Night @ MOD Pizza in Kyle

November 22 - 26

Student Holidays (Thanksgiving Week)

December 4

District/Region band auditions (*does not apply to all students; more details to come!)

Buda Christmas Parade (Band will perform.)

December 10

Region band clinic/concert


Make sure to check more out at (password: GoJags)


And big thanks to our Jaguar Marching Band parent volunteers: Juliette Kroeger, Mark McDaid, Tammie Miller, and Lucretia Wise!

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Get Connected: Remind App, JHS Band Calendar, Photos & Newsletters. We're also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!

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