Jaguar Band Newsletter

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November 8, 2020


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Important Dates

Jagtastic Christmas Auction

Other Things You Will Want to Know!

Sign Up to Sell Spirit Gear

Rookie Corner

Football Program Ads

Football Game Information

Spirit Wear: Online and at Games

Chrome Car Emblems

Band Sponsorships - Please Share!

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,

As we wrap up another odd week when we had a virtual school day and a canceled football game, we look forward to what this week has to offer.

This is a week that is all about improvement and addition! We do not have a football game this week; however, we do have two very important rehearsals on Monday and Thursday evenings! This week we plan to complete the “JOHNSON: this is us” show and, are not only adding the finishing drill, but are also planning to involve the JHS Cheer and Rosettes in the final product! It’s going to be awesome!

The District/Region/Area/All-State process is going to be here within a week, and those students auditioning need to be prepared! Can’t wait to see you guys shine in this process!

This week is the last chance for students to submit their Fight-song and School-song videos. Parents, please help ensure that your student has submitted their video following the rules that have been sent! We need EVERYONE to submit their video!

As the winter weather is changing, so will the music you hear your student practicing! Our Christmas Concert is going to be here in the blink of an eye! Mark your calendar! The concert is scheduled for Saturday, December 12th. A specific time has not been set, but we can tell you it is going to be awesome! We will include performances from the three JHS Concert Bands, JHS Color Guard, JHS Jazz Ensemble, JHS Percussion Ensemble, JHS Choirs, the Dahlstrom MS Bands and possibly the McCormick MS Bands. Just know that it is going to be a wonderful evening of music. In an effort to provide the safest, audience-and-family-friendliest, and magical seasonal environment possible, we will decorate and hold our Christmas Concert in our outdoor courtyard theater at Johnson High School!

Remember, tomorrow (Monday) the school day is Asynchronous just as was Friday. However, we do have in person rehearsal 5 - 8 p.m., as usual! See everyone at practice and let’s have an awesome week! Go Jags!

Mr. Lucita


November 9 and 12

Full Band Rehearsal, 5 - 8 p.m.

November 14

Jagtastic Auction!

November 17

Band Parent Meeting, 6-7:30pm, ZOOM (Remember, at JHS, "Band" includes winds, percussion, and color guard!)

November 20

Send Off the Band to the Game, 6:05 p.m. @ Johnson High School

JHS vs Seguin High School (Shelton Stadium @ Hays High School), 7:30 p.m.

Turn in your video submissions ASAP!

Jagtastic Christmas Auction

November 14, 2020, from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., join us online for the Jagtastic Christmas Auction! So many generous band parents and community members have contributed to the online auction, and we are so excited about all of the great items that are available for purchase.

Please check out the Facebook page where items are being shared, so that you can be ready for Saturday's event and share this fundraising opportunity with your friends and family! This is the Band Booster's Winter Fundraiser and is being held just in time for Christmas shopping! ALL profits from this fundraiser benefit the Johnson Band program which includes Wind Instruments, Percussion and Color Guard. There is also an event page where you can indicate your interest but the auction will be held on the Jagtastic Christmas Auction 2020 FB page.

Click here for the Facebook Jagtastic Christmas Auction page.

Click here for the Facebook Jagtastic Christmas Auction EVENT page.

Other things you will want to know to be ready for this week!

  • Check out the new 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.

  • The OFFICIAL JAGUAR BAND MASKS and jugs are part of your uniform! If you need additional/replacement MASKS, click here! All items purchased online can be picked up on Mondays from 7:15 - 8 p.m.

Sign Up to Sell Spirit Gear at Games

We need volunteers to help sell our Johnson Swag during football games. With limited fundraising opportunities due to COVID, selling at games is a great opportunity for us to raise funds that can help support the Jaguar Band.

You will be working with someone who is in charge of the cash box and who knows what to do. The only requirements are that you bring a fully charged cell phone and have the Square App on your phone so that you can charge customers. Please know that the Spirit Gear table is open for as long as you are busy/selling items. For the first game, we sold right through until the game ended, but for the second game, we closed down during the 4th quarter.

Email Carmen Sifuentes at if you have any questions.

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 new to the Jaguar Band.

Full uniform

Please help your student remember the full uniform includes bringing the band-issued water jug (already filled with water), the official band mask, and black socks!

COMING THIS WEEK! Parent Section Leads

Don't know what a "bibber" is? Not sure what time your child needs to be at the school? Have you wondered any other questions that your child didn't know but that you didn't want to go to the directors to ask? Well, we have the solution for you! The Jaguar Band will now be having "Parent Section Leads". There will be a parent designated per section that will be available to you as a first source of information! This will be a great way for us to not only improve our lines of communication but to build relationships in our Jaguar Band family during a challenging time - something that is usually easier to do when we are all seeing each other so often during a regular "Bandtober"! So keep your eyes open for an email from your Parent Section Lead!

Volunteer !

You don't have to be a "veteran" member to volunteer for a committee! In fact, with such a young band, it is important that rookie parents step into roles early - just like our students are having to do! We will start preparing for the 2021 marching season this Spring, so please know that we will be reaching out via email soon! Or better yet, let us know if you have any particular interests by filling out our Committee Interest Form!


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

Football Program Ads: Celebrate your student! Promote your business! It's not too late!!

Missed the deadline to submit your celebration ad? Well, it's not too late! We are still taking orders for FOOTBALL PROGRAM ADS and ask all of our band families to share this information with friends and acquaintances. Ads submitted before the next printing deadline (generally Fridays) will be included in the next weeks program. For details and templates, click here.

Order a personal ad to celebrate your student in this year's Jaguar football program! These programs are a great keepsake and is open to all Johnson students. Your personal ad will be featured in every home Jaguar football game program published this season! The football programs are also great advertising space for local businesses!


Brian and Emily Pierce

Carmen Sifuentes

Thank you for your support of the Johnson Jaguar Band!

Check out pictures of the Jaguar band on our website!

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

* Please know that we will share full uniform photo ordering information as soon as it is made available to us!

Have fun!

Football Game Information: Volunteering, Live stream games, Reserved parking, and Jag Swag!


Check out volunteer opportunities on our website!

  • If volunteers arrive during school hours, they will also be required to check-in at the school front office. The front office will verify that volunteers filled out the form.

Watch Live Varsity Games

The band will only perform at "home" games (and the Lehman "away" game). Fans can watch all home and away games at Please feel free to share!

Spirit Wear: online and at football games!

The new hats and spirit gear are now available for order via our website.

We have a soft-style and trucker style hat available along with two new t-shirt designs and an ultra-comfortable long sleeve hoodie shirt. Items are in stock and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis with additional items being ordered at regular intervals. Orders will be available for pick up at JHS on Mondays and this information will be communicated via email.

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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!


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.