Jaguar Band Newsletter

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July 5, 2020


Johnson Band Booster Boletín en Español

A Message from Mr. Lunsford

A Message from Your Band Booster Vice-President

Hey Hey! You You! We Need Your Registration!

Important Due Dates

Jag Swag Store

Band Booster Membership and Committees

Formulario de Membresia e Interés del Comité

Got Questions?

Remind 101 for 2020 - 21

VIPS REQUIRED District Volunteer Program

Sync Your Calendar



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Hello Jag Band Family!

Well, it seems as though summer is in full swing. I hope everyone is enjoying some quality time with friends and loved ones. As we continue to navigate through these uncertain times, I encourage you to take a deep breath and embrace the moment. It is not very often we are able to pause the daily grind and have time to reflect, but I will say, for me and my family, it has been a blessing.

As you may know, we recently welcomed our newest Jag, Oliver Charles Lunsford. We are LOVING the addition to our family (minus the crying, fussing, sleepless nights, slightly jealous toddler, etc.), and appreciate all the support and kindness many of you have extended to us. He can't wait to see the Jag Band in action and neither can we!

Students, please continue to submit those SmartMusic objectives. It sure is going to help us be prepared to move forward into the unknown. Our student leadership team will be attending a virtual leadership training workshop on July 7th and 8th. We are excited to have Mr. Dan Morrison, Director of Bands, San Antonio Reagan High School, work with our leaders on a program called OVERCOMING. This will prepare them for the upcoming year, and, hopefully, help shape our band program. And now...what you all want to know most...WHAT NEXT?!?!

Currently, we are waiting on word from TEA, UIL and Hays CISD about what the future will look like. As of now, we just don’t know. As soon as we get guidance, we will send out everything you will need to know via Charms, Remind and social media. Until then...EMBRACE THE MOMENT!


Hello Band Family!

I am the Band Boosters VP of Fundraising and I am so excited about serving in this position this year. Last year I served as the Spirit Gear Committee Chair as well as working on the Newsletter and helped out our amazing Pit Crew! My son, Hugo, is a Junior who plays the french horn and I also have a 7th-grade trumpet player at Dahlstrom Middle School.

Allow me to explain a little bit about fundraising. Mr. Lucita and the Johnson Band are allowed to have two fundraisers per year. The Johnson Band Boosters (JBB) are not limited by how much fundraising we can do and we do our best to raise funds that can be used to supplement the Johnson Band funds. The funds that we raise support bringing in expert assistants to work with the students, providing first aid support at events and practices, purchasing props for our marching show, and various other expenses. It is important to note that being a new school, funding guidelines stipulate that the band program receives 3/4 of the funding from the district budget because we only have three grades at this point (last year we received half because we had two grades). These guidelines make sense because we have a smaller school population, however, we put on 100% of a show and we compete with schools receiving full funding from their districts. As the band program grows, it is important that the JBB fill as many funding gaps as we can.

This upcoming year we plan to raise funds by selling merchandise, selling ads in the Football Programs, securing business sponsorships, and hosting events like the 2nd Annual Jaguar Jog, the Band Bash and a Texas Color Guard Circuit competition. We are always looking for great ideas for raising funds so if you have any, please reach out to us!

We sell merchandise in two different ways: we work with TMF, an online merchandise vendor that hosts "stores" you can shop at and items will be delivered straight to your homes. We also buy certain items in bulk and sell them on our website and in person at events. We currently have an online TMF store open that will close on July 8th. Items purchased will ship three weeks after the store closes. Please see flyer below. All items sold by Spirit Gear Committee are always optional, however, the ONE item returning band parents highly recommend new band (not Guard) students purchase is the BAND DUFFEL. The band duffel is VERY useful during marching and competition when students are responsible for bringing their Summer Band Uniform to school. Our son keeps all of his band items in this duffel so he isn't looking for items at the last minute! This duffel can be used throughout your student's band years as we will not change the design and it will have your student's name embroidered on it.

While things are very uncertain right now and we are waiting for guidance on what band will look like this year, I look forward to meeting all of our new band families and any returning families I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet! We invite every family to find a way to be involved in the Jaguar Band Boosters and I would love to be able to help you find a great fit within the JBB. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you might have. Please know that the JBB is doing our best to provide all of our information in both English and Spanish to better serve all of our families. Any parents who are more comfortable with Spanish, please reach out to me and I or another Spanish speaking parent will be happy to help you.

Have a wonderful week and stay safe!

Carmen Sifuentes

Hey Hey! You You! We Need Your Registration!

Click the photo below to see why!
Hey Band People!


Due TODAY, July 5

Student Registration Form


Jag Swag Spirit Gear Store

  • While it is not required, it is strongly encouraged all band students purchase the Jaguar Band duffel bag for competition and game days.
  • This is not your last chance to order for the year; however, it may be your last chance before school begins.
  • COLOR GUARD: Please note that items specific to Color Guard will come out soon!

Due July 22

First Meal Plan Payment for Levels 3 & 4

Due July 30

Medical Release Form

UIL Marching Acknowledgement Forms

UIL Pre-participation Evaluation Physical

Band Conflict Form

Jag Swag Store

The Jag Swag Store closes this Wednesday, July 8!

While it is not required, it is strongly encouraged all band students purchase the Jaguar Band duffel bag for competition and game days.

COLOR GUARD: Please note that items specific to Color Guard will come out soon!


The Johnson Jaguar Band is a student-led organization supported by the Johnson High School Band Boosters. Because your child is in Band, 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?


Contact a member of our Executive Board.


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.