Jaguar Band Newsletter

Information by parents, for parents!

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Hornet Invitational 2022

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In this week's newsletter

Take Note!

  • *VERY* Important Reminders about Competitions and Game Days
  • Dudes (& Dudettes) with Drills
  • Hat Crafting Help Needed this Week
  • Game Day Meal Plan Menus
  • Competition Meal Plan Menus
  • Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

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

BOA Grand Nationals

  • Housing Update and Information Packet
  • BOA Grand Nationals Tickets Now On Sale

  • Quotes for a Cause
  • Fly a Flag

Helpful Notes:

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

*VERY* Important Reminders About Competitions and Game Days

With the season getting into full gear and so many new families in the program, we thought it would be helpful to remind everyone of the following Director's Rules:

  • Students are not allowed to eat in full uniform or costume. Please do not give them food during football games or competitions. This includes when they are on buses! (until they change out of full uniform, that is!)
  • Students are required to move together as they enter and exit the competition field. We understand it is exciting when they win a competition, but directors ask that you do not try to pull them out of the line to take pictures or talk to them at those times. On competition days, there is usually time at the end to take pics with your student - especially if they win a championship! We then join them on the field to take all of the pictures!
  • Football games and competitions have first-aid tents on site in case of an emergency. The boosters only carry band-aids, antibiotic ointment, and cortisone cream. We no longer carry any medications.
  • If you take a video recording of the show, do not post it publicly.

We ask that you please respect the rules that the directors have put into place. They have put them into place for a reason. Our community has seen the benefits of these rules as they have a direct impact on their mindset. The more competitions you attend and the more bands you watch, the more you will see the differences between the programs and recognize that these rules are some of the differences between successful bands like ours and others.

Dudes (& Dudettes) with Drills

Calling all of our “Dudes with Drills”!! We need to finishing assembling all our props. It's ALL HANDS ON DECK this week during practices please!

Hat Crafting Help Needed this Week

We've got hats with feathers, but they still need their playing cards! Calling all hot glue gun crafters. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! Please head to the band hall during practice times this week to help finish our top hats!

Competition Day Send-offs

Send-offs are a tradition at Johnson High School of cheering for the students as the buses pass us on 967. We bring signs, including the infamous "big head" signs, to show our students support as they head to the competition. We stand along the road and enthusiastically cheer as the band passes by, and the students enjoy seeing everyone. The location and time will be given to everyone as soon as we know the departure schedule for the band, so watch social media and the GroupMe texts to know where to be next Saturday.


We will wash uniforms this week! (it was REALLY HOT this past Saturday!)

Next week we will need help pressing bibbers. A message with pick up and turn in information will go out tomorrow via GroupMe!

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunites

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This Week & Save These Dates

September 26

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

September 27

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

September 29

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

September 30

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

JHS Football vs. Dripping Springs (7:30 p.m. @ Dripping Springs High School)

October 1

Rocket Review (@ D. W. Rutledge Stadium (Click here for map.)

Join our Facebook event!

Performance time: 7:45 p.m. (Tentative until Mr. Lucita sends out the schedule.)

Tickets: $8 for adults, $5 for students

October 3

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

October 4

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

Band Booster Executive Board Meeting (6:30 - 8:30 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

THURSDAY, October 6

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

JHS vs. Austin High School (7 p.m. @ Shelton Stadium)

Pink-out Game

FRIDAY, October 7

Student Holiday/Staff Work Day

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

*Yes, even though this is a student holiday, we will have practice! We have BOA Midland tomorrow!

October 8

Bands of America (BOA) Midland (@ Astound Broadband Stadium)

West TX Regional Championship

Prelim Performance time: 4 p.m.

Join our Facebook event!

MONDAY, October 10

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

*Yes, even though this is a student holiday, we will have practice! We have UIL tomorrow!

October 11

UIL Marching Contest (@ Burger Stadium)

Performance Time TBA

Join our Facebook event!

October 15

Marching Clinic (REQUIRED) (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. @ Shelton Stadium)

*It's important that all members attend. We will have hired a guest clinician to help the band prepare for upcoming competitions! p.s. parents are welcome to sit in stands and watch!

October 22

OPEN WEEKEND (yes, really! ;-)

October 29

Bands of America (BOA) Waco (@ Baylor University)

Join our Facebook event!

From the director

Welcome to the official start of the Jaguar Band Competition Season!! Before we get to our first contest let’s have a quick reflection!

This past week was our homecoming parade and pep rally! The Jag Band and Guard did a great job representing our program. The community was super receptive of the performances. Additionally the Friday night football game saw the Jag Band march in their new “Against All Odds” uniforms. We are looking forward to next weeks performance where we hope to add more to our visual program including the debut of the new Color Guard costumes!

Celebration Time!!!! Congrats to the Jaguar Band for their performance in the first contest of this years season!! They traveled to San Antonio to participate in the Hornet Invitational Marching Contest. They opened the season with a great show! Their performance of “Against All Odds” placed them in the Champions Circle. Not only the the Jaguar Band place 1st, but they also swept the contest by taking Outstanding Music, Outstanding Percussion, Outstanding Color Guard and Outstanding Visual! What a great way to open the season! Let’s keep the momentum moving forward by working hard and getting better every day.

This week we will be traveling to Dripping Springs HS for an away football game. We are looking forward to sharing our show with the Dripping Springs audience.

This coming Saturday we are headed back to San Antonio for the Rocket Review Marching Contest. As the season progresses so does the level of competition; this upcoming contest has 33 bands participating. Let’s make this week a great week of rehearsals and preparation for these upcoming performances, the students hard work is paying off! Let’s keep it going, and as we close out each news letter “It’s A Great Day To Be A Jaguar”!

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

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We had an awesome weekend! Starting with our very own Rachel Andersen representing at Homecoming, a really good halftime performance and a strong finish to our first marching contest of the season. It’s going to be a special year for sure!


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.


3/4/23 - JHS Percussion Ensemble Concert


color guard corner

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First, nice job on getting hair "up" for this past weekend's competition! We provided feedback to many of the guard members - mostly about taking the style and giving it more volume. Please visit with your guard member to see what changes need to be made for next week! A common helpful point was to keep in mind that "competition hair" this year will be less gel and more hairspray.

In case you missed it, the latest edition of The Guardian has all of the information for competition hair and makeup you will need for this week's game and competition.

We WILL wear full costumes this week! That includes big hair and card suit makeup!


9/30 Game Uniform: Competition costume, black jazz shoes, show hair up (not low ponytail), show makeup

10/1 Competition Uniform: Competition costume, black jazz shoes, show hair up (not low ponytail), show makeup


*Students MUST wear black no-show THIN socks with black jazz shoes. Wearing jazz shoes without socks not only makes them smell very bad, the shoes can give you blisters.

**Students without jazz shoes on performance day will NOT be allowed to perform! Make sure you have everything packed the night BEFORE game / competition day!

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



If you submitted a form for non-student housing at the student hotel for Grand Nats, you should have received an email from Ida Musgrove on Friday, September 23rd. If you did not receive an email and believe that to be in error, please contact her asap at

Below is the text of the 9/23 email:

Our housing contact emailed me yesterday to inform me that he was able to accommodate ALL of the extra rooms that our group requested at the students hotel, Wyndham West! So if you are receiving this email, then YOU HAVE A ROOM!

For those of you who indicated your willingness to share, please know that I did take you up on that offer and paired you up with someone else who also indicated a willingness to share.

Once I receive the final housing information from our contact, we will send you the information and method in which you can pay for your room.

Friendly reminder that ALL BAND AND GUARD students must stay in rooms with other band and guard students. They will not stay in rooms with parents.

BOA Grand Nationals Tickets Now On Sale

2022 Grand National Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha, November 10 - 12 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Featuring 100 competing bands, plus exhibition performances by:

  • Ohio University "Marching 110"
  • University of Northern Alabama "Marching Pride of North Alabama"
  • Western Carolina University "Pride of the Mountains Marching Band"

Tickets for Grand Nationals are available through TicketMaster in advance, including Reserved Semi-Finals and Finals seats. All Finals seats are are reserved seating. Click here to order yours early for the best available seats.

BOA Grand Nationals: Information Packet

Dear Jaguar Families,

Please find information about our BOA marching competitions in this Information Packet. Please know that the directors will share this and more information in the competition schedules but that you can also find much, if not all, of this information on competition websites. The competitions can also be found on our website at:

Mark your calendars!

MANDATORY meeting for ALL Band and Guard PARENTS

BOA Grand Nationals Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, November 8, 6:30-8pm

JHS Band Hall

BOA Midland:

Performance time: 4 pm

Please note on the BOA Midland daily schedule that the presentation of awards does not take place until 10:45 pm. Students will still need to 1) hopefully celebrate and take pictures, 2) load buses, and 3) change clothes and settle in for the long drive home. The actual schedule will be released by directors as we get closer to the competition date. However, based on last year’s experience, please know that we do not anticipate returning to JHS until around 5 am.

There is still room on the Fan Bus. If you would like to sign up, please do so here:

BOA Waco:

Schedule is not out as of yet but last year the finale wasn’t until 10:45 pm. Again, based on last year’s experience, please know that we do not anticipate returning to JHS until around 1:30 am.

BOA Grand Nationals

Update on HOUSING requests for BOA Grand Nationals!

The reply I received from our BOA Housing POC regarding our request for additional rooms at the student’s hotel is that he “can likely add these rooms” but he would like to confirm with the hotel and will get back to me early this week. For those of you that submitted via the form or that contacted me directly, please know that I will let you know as soon as I get word!

Here is our DRAFT itinerary for BOA Grand Nationals. Please keep in mind that this itinerary can and will change as needed. Please be flexible, patient, and understanding! The Info Packet will also be updated as we get closer to competition.

Questions? Contact Ida Musgrove at


Ida Musgrove


Band Boosters


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!

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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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:

Join the Band Boosters:

Stay Connected!

  1. Save our website
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  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!