Jaguar Band Newsletter

Information by parents, for parents!

In this week's newsletter

Take Note!

  • Concert Uniform Fittings: Sign-Up for a Fitting AND Parent Volunteers Needed!
  • Parent Volunteers Needed for Pre-UIL & UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest
  • Monday (tomorrow) Work Day! HELP!
  • Save the Date!--Johnson Band Banquet

This Week & Save These Dates

  • From the Director
  • Winter Guard Corner


  • 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!

take note!

Concert Uniform Fitting January 21

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Parent Volunteers Needed to Help with Concert Uniform Fitting January 21

Parents, we need your help fitting Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion students for Spring Concert Uniforms. We will have volunteer time slots for Saturday the 21st from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. We will have different stations set up to get them fitted, pinned and then scanned into our database. Everyone who signs up for the whole day will be provided lunch by the Band Boosters. Thank you for your support!

UPDATE! Concert Uniform Fitting for ALL Woodwind, Brass & Percussion Students

Additional Days for Returning Students to Get Fitted for Their Concert Uniforms

Thanks to our awesome parent volunteers we have been able to pull the concert uniforms for our returning students that they wore last year and may still have the hem on the dress or pants they used!

Returning Students Only, may come in after school on Tuesday, January 17th or Thursday, January 19th from 5:00 to 8:00 to try on their concert uniforms, check them out, and take them home. Parents are responsible for hemming! (see hemming notes below)

If you have a NEW band student or have a returning band student that can't come in on Tuesday or Thursday, please sign up for a fitting time slot for Saturday, January 21st.

**Any band student that made Region Band and has already been fitted for their concert uniform does not need to sign up for a fitting.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michelle Florez at

Reminder: We will not have a photographer available for pictures.

FITTINGS: Fittings are first come, first serve. With such a fast growing program, it may be that we run out of the size needed for your student and have to utilize what is in inventory. For students who do not sign up, there will not be a "make up day". We realize that emergencies happen. If you will be unable to be fitted on that day, you must contact Michelle Florez at as soon as possible.

HEMMING AT HOME: Once fitted and assigned, uniforms will be taken home for parents to hem or make arrangements for the hemming of pants and dresses.

Hemming Rules:

  • Please make sure to have students wear the appropriate shoes when pinning
  • Hemming tape is not allowed
  • Material may NOT be cut once hemmed.

We realize that the hemming of DRESSES can prove difficult and encourage parents to take those to a seamstress if you cannot do it yourself. If you need assistance with addressing the hemming of a dress, please contact Michelle Florez at vpsupport@johnsonbands.comas soon as possible.

Per Mr. Lucita, uniforms are to be kept at home until Pre-UIL on March 1. On March 1, band students will not report to school but will instead be required to report to the PAC early that morning in uniform. Directors will send out more information about UIL-related events at a later time.

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Parent Volunteers Needed for Pre-UIL & UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest in MARCH

The JHS Band will be hosting High School Pre-UIL Concert & Sight-Reading at the PAC on Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2 and UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Competition at the PAC on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.

Mr. Lucita has asked for a few volunteers to help throughout the day to set up the stage, help in the warm-up and sightreading rooms. Occasionally, they will need one volunteer to help Tracye in the UIL office at the PAC.

Please know that times may change, and Mr. Lucita will update as soon as he has the information.

Click here to volunteer for Pre-UIL March 1 & 2.

Click here to volunteer for UIL Concert & Signt-Reading March 28 & 29.

Band banquet 2023

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This Week & Save These Dates

January 16

Student and Staff Holiday

Varsity Winter Guard Practice (11 a.m. - 8 p.m. @ JHS Aux Gym)

**Parent help to paint the JV floor tarp, 2pm to no later than 8pm. Come and go as you can!

January 17

JV Winter Guard Practice (5 - 8 p.m. @ JHS Cafeteria)

Band Boosters General Meeting (6:30 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

January 19

JV & Varsity Winter Guard Practice (5 - 8 p.m. @ JHS Gyms - Varsity in Aux gym; JV in Cafeteria)

January 21

Concert Uniform Fitting Day (7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

Student Sign-up for Fitting Time

Parent Volunteer Sign-up to Help

JV Winter Guard Practice (10 a.m. - 3 p.m. @ CHES Cafeteria & Gym)

Varsity Winter Guard Practice (1 - 8 p.m. @ CHES Cafeteria & Gym)

January 23

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (4:30 - 6:30 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

Varsity Winter Guard Practice (5 - 8 p.m. @ Aux Gym)

From the Director

Hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend.

First things first, we want to acknowledge and thank our awesome parents. There was a workday this past Saturday with an awesome turnout and incredible effort from our wonderful parents. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all you do!

Here we go with a slightly shorter week considering we just had an extended weekend. This week we can look forward to a regular schedule where classes and after school rehearsals are concerned. Please see the calendar. However we do want to put on the parent radar that the weekly Wind Ensemble after school rehearsals will start this coming Monday from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. The students in Wind Ensemble are also compiling their top three choices for sectionals which will start soon.

We have an update on the upcoming Disney trip. The ability to add to the trip has now passed, and airline tickets have been purchased. Also, the penalty for dropping the trip has reached the 75% of the cost not refundable point. Any financial matters associated with the trip will be handled by the travel company, Perform America Texas. We are also excited to announce that we were able to add a day at a Disney park the day we arrive at zero additional cost!! We do not know which park on which day exactly, but we do know that our first two days we will visit Animal Kingdom and Epcot. The 3rd and 4th days will be Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom (again don’t know which park on which day) and the last day of parks will be Universal Studios. We will know definitively which day for which park this week as the travel company will make our park reservations for the tickets. Due to logistics and student safety we will not be hopping parks during the day. We will have a mandatory trip meeting in February where we will cover all details, schedules, flights, rules, etc. We do want to make sure everyone is aware that we are packing for this trip using carry-on luggage. We will not be checking bags or going to baggage claim. This is similar to how we packed for Hawaii.

Welcome back and let’s have a wonderful week!!! Today and everyday “it’s a great day to be a Jaguar”!

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Winter Guard Corner


  • Find the Winter Guard practices and competition schedule Here !
  • See the band calendar for all practice and competition dates and locations!
  • Please check out our Winter Guard TEAM PARENTS organizational chart for the winter guard season!


Real time important info. will be shared via the VARSITY and JV Parent GroupMe's, including costumes, hair, and makeup. Varsity GroupMe is set up and communications have begun - so make sure to check it out! JV is getting set up tonight so be on the look out!

Varsity and JV parents,

Please join us on MONDAY to help paint the JV performance floor!!

See you soon!

Ida, Michelle S., and Michelle F.


Gift Cards & E-Gift Cards

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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.


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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.

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

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:

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Stay Connected!

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