Jaguar Band Newsletter

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August 16, 2020


A Message from Mr. Lucita

What Should I Do Today to Get Ready?

COVID-19 Information

Spirit Gear, Band Sign & Replacement Uniform Pick-Up

Game Day Meal Plan

"The Rhythm Section" Percussion Update

Important Dates

Band Booster Refunds

Jaguar Jog

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



Good Evening Parents and Students,

Our first week of Summer Band was outstanding! Our students did an incredible job of following all procedures that had been put in place for the safety of everyone. I want to tell everyone “Thank You” for making our first week such a great one. Let’s make week two even better!

I do want to address COVID as it is still a significant item in our daily lives. Although we never want to have anyone contract this virus, it is reassuring to see that, due to the policies and procedures we have in place, and the fact that our students are following them daily, all of our students are kept as safe as possible!! Kudos to them for their great work!

This week we will make a slight adjustment to our Master Class schedule for our students. In an effort to ensure the highest level of instruction and to maximize our musical results, we will break our Master Classes into two different levels. Students need to choose which Master Class they will attend. They only need to attend one of them, but they may attend both if they choose. A link to all master classes will be emailed shortly. Please be on the lookout!

Level 1 This master class will focus on technique and fundamentals

Level 2 This master class will focus on the Texas All State music

Make sure everyone checks the calendar and plans ahead. Summer band has two more weeks of in-person rehearsals followed by one week of Master Classes only. We will then start our regular after school rehearsals on Monday & Thursday! Let’s make this week even better than last week!

Let's have a great week!

Mr. Lucita

What Should I Do TONIGHT to Get Ready?

1. Bookmark on your phone (or, your student's phone) the Jaguar Band Daily COVID Screening Protocol form. DO NOT submit this form tonight. It MUST be submitted EVERY MORNING your student comes on campus for Summer Band by 7:45 a.m.

2. Make sure your student knows how to do laundry so she or he can wash their Band Booster-provided mask and bell cover after each use.

3. You must LABEL masks, bell covers and jugs! Anything left at the band hall without a name will be thrown away out of an abundance of caution.

4. Sign up to help with Summer Band! Please help the Jaguar Band have a safe and efficient summer band experience! Sign up to assist with summer band set up, check-in, staffing the Band Aids tent, or helping sanitize and break down the tent.!/showSignUp/10c0d4da5ad2eaaffc61-summer/85925063


SECTION LEADERS will distribute masks with resealable velcro slits this week for all wind players, except flute players. Each student who receives this type of mask will receive two. Percussion, Color Guard and Flutes will receive a second mask with no slit as soon as that order is delivered. All wind players that can use a bell cover should have received their bell covers by this time. It is each student's responsibility to label and keep track of their masks and bell covers and bring them to each in-person band rehearsal. Replacement masks and bell covers will need to be purchased. Replacements will be available on the band website store soon.

Please bookmark the link to the Jaguar Band Daily Covid-19 Screening Protocol form:

Every time your student comes on campus for Summer Band

  1. Stop and confirm you completed the Daily COVID Screening with a band booster volunteer.
  2. Temperature check with a Director (these are 2 steps done by 2 different checks/computers/people)
  3. Once cleared, students may exit cars and parents are OK to drive away.

Limited Edition Spirit Gear, Band Sign & Replacement Uniform Pick-Up

Our website has been updated to reflect all Spirit Gear we have in stock! (Check out the video below!) We have limited inventory so grab yours before they are gone! Also, if you ordered band signs, please pick up at the times listed below.

Pick-Up Days/Times for Signs and Spirit Gear

Wednesdays & Thursdays

7:30 - 8 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Replacement Uniform Pieces that were ordered have been delivered to the Band Hall. Students can either pick up their orders after in-person band OR at the designated Spirit Gear pick-up times listed above.

Johnson Jaguar Band on Facebook Watch

Game Day Meal Plan

The optional Game Day Meal Plan can be purchased between August 24th and September 18th for $50. Details on the Game Day Meal plan and how to pay for it will be made available next week.

"The Rhythm Section" Percussion Update


August 17 - 27

Summer Band, Mon - Thurs (make sure to check email for revised master class schedule)

August 31 - September 3

Masterclasses only

September 19

Jaguar Jog


Refunds have been issued in full on all previously ordered Meal Plans and Replacement Marching Shoes ordered through the Band Booster website. You should have received an email from the Booster Treasurer, Mattia Mackenroth, informing you of your refund. Please email Mattia at if you have questions regarding your refund. Refunds can take up to 5-10 business days to reach your credit card/bank account, depending on the financial institution. Thank you for your patience.


The Jaguar Jog is a great community-wide event and important fundraiser for the Jaguar Band program. Please volunteer to help us make sure it is successful and spread the word!

This year's socially-distanced Jaguar Jog will be September 19 at 8am! Click here to register or volunteer.


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?

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.

Find helpful documents regarding Charms on our website:


Mr. Lucita 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.