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March 21, 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



Dear Jaguar Band Families,

Welcome back, everyone! We hope all of our Jaguar Band members and their families had a wonderful Spring Break! Now, let’s jump into the upcoming week and discuss all of the exciting things Jaguar Band!

The final two Wind Ensemble after-school rehearsals have been moved from Tuesday afternoons to Monday afternoons from 5 - 8 p.m. starting this week. Please make that adjustment to your calendar!

Tuesday afternoon from 5 - 7 p.m. will be our first New Member Marching Camp. This camp will teach the basics of marching to our rising eighth-grade students and any returning members who did not get to march this fall. We also want this to be something exciting, enjoyable and memorable for these students who will be the next extension of our Jaguar Band Family! All Current SLT are required to be present for this camp, as well as any students that are wanting to be an SLT this coming fall.

This week we also have our Pre-UIL Concert Festival held at the Hays CISD PAC. All three of the Johnson Bands will perform Thursday during the school day. The bands will be bused from JHS to the PAC round trip using Charter Buses. The students will be excused from school for the periods during which they will be performing. Each Band will give their students a detailed schedule for their departure and return times. As well, teachers will be notified of classes that will be missed. Additionally, all students will be provided lunch by the JHS Food Services Department. Unfortunately, due to Covid policies, no audience will be allowed into the PAC for this festival.

This week Winter Guard will have practice Monday, Thursday, and Friday. They complete their week with a contest at Georgetown High School on Saturday. Since there are multiple Winter Guard groups the students will be given specifics of times for each group. Tickets go on sale Monday morning, 9am at

Percussion Camp is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon from 5 - 7 p.m. for all 2022 Johnson Percussionists. This camp is vital for the placement of all percussionists for the fall season. Again, the camp is for all current JHS Percussionists as well as our rising eighth-grade percussionists for DMS & MMS.

It is an extremely busy week with lots of events happening. Parents and students, please verify which items pertain to each student and make sure everyone is where they are supposed to be and at the correct time!

As always, let’s have a wonderful week, and if there any questions please do not hesitate to reach out. We are always happy to help!!

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

Mr. Lucita



Click on THIS LINK! We will use these measurements to pull uniform items and check them out to your student.

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

March 22, 2021

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

5 - 8 p.m.

Winter Guard

Varsity & JV

5 - 8 p.m.

March 23, 2021

New Member Marching Camp

5 - 7 p.m.

March 24, 2021

Marching Percussion Conditioning Camps

5 - 7 p.m.

March 25, 2021

Pre-UIL Festival

Hays CISD Performing Arts Center

Varsity & JV

5 - 8 p.m.

March 26, 2021

Winter Guard

Varsity & JV

5 - 8 p.m.

March 27, 2021

Winter Guard competes in Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC)

Georgetown High School

March 31 - April 1, 2021

UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest

April 10, 2021

JHS Band and Guard hosting TCGC @ JHS

*set up Friday evening; competition all day Saturday

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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!

Rookie Corner

This section is for all new (Rookie!) parents! Here we will focus on various points of information that we believe would be helpful to families in their first year with the Jaguar Band.

8th Grade Spring Camps

8th grade and high school percussion camp continues.

8th grade camps for woodwinds and brass will be starting soon!

8th grade camps for the Jaguar Guard (JAGuard) will start in March!

*These camps are not mandatory but they will definitely give your student a strong start to the 2021 marching season! It's a great opportunity to meet 9-11th grade students and have fun!


The band directors and boosters primarily rely on Charms to communicate information. Make sure your information is up to date in Charms. Reminder that the Jaguar Band school code is: JohnsonJaguarBand

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.