Jaguar Band Newsletter

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October 18, 2020


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Cymbal Storage

Other Things You Will Want to Know!

Sign Up to Sell Spirit Gear

Important Dates

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,

With our shortened week behind us we look forward to a regular week of school, rehearsals and Friday night lights. This week we have a number of items happening of which we want to make everyone aware.

First are grades and how they impact eligibility! The guidelines for the first nine weeks where grades are concerned have been lightened, and students have been allowed to redo or submit missing assignments from as far back as the first day of school! Not only were they allowed to submit those assignments late, they were allowed to receive up to 100% credit! Our band staff has even given time during the band classes to allow students to complete or make up assignments! It is imperative that our students stay on top of their academics! If a student has a failing grade for ANY class on this progress report they will lose their eligibility on Friday, October 23 at 4:30. If they have a failing grade of 60 or higher in an AP or Pre-AP class they may be eligible for a waiver. Any student that is ineligible can not participate in extracurricular activities for 3 weeks! If anyone has questions about eligibility please contact Mr. Lucita, and he will help explain the details.

Next is our extended video production time. This week we have until Thursday to get everyone’s videos submitted! A new deadline of Thursday, October 22, has been arranged. Also, an additional set of instructions and links were sent out on Friday through email and remind. Please make sure all students follow those instructions carefully and get their video submitted! We want this project to be a huge success!

This week is Up-&-Coming! Students are allowed to wear mums to the football game; however, they must be taken off for the halftime performance. All mums are to be worn around the neck or arm, NOT pinned to the shirt. There is also an Up-&-Coming Jaguar Jamboree car parade on Wednesday. Due to the nature and size of this event we are soliciting only a small group of band student volunteers to perform at this event. Those students will receive detailed information this week concerning times and performance.

Just a quick reminder to our students that are auditioning for the TMEA District, Region, Area and All State process! Those auditions are rapidly approaching which means your Applied Music period, Master Classes, Private Lessons and Perfect Practice are crucial to your success! Take advantage of all of these opportunities!!

And, last but not least!!! We are going to be adding on to our “JOHNSON: this is us” show and it is imperative that everyone is at the rehearsals! We need everyone there and on time, ready to go. If you are not at rehearsal, you can not learn the new portions added therefore you can not perform during the halftime performance. Our student athletes must catch up and are responsible for anything they may have missed due to their Thursday games!

As always, we want to say THANK YOU to our parent volunteers that help make our program great!! An extra thank you to the parents that built and installed the best Cymbal Cabinet on the planet!!! Let’s have another great week and Go Jags!!!

Have a great week,

Mr. Lucita

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Our awesome new cymbal storage! Thanks, parents!

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

  • Join us at JHS to send off the band to the football game Friday, October 23, at 6:05 p.m.
  • The new show shirts (JOHNSON: This is Us!) are also available again for purchase!
  • 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.
  • Daily COVID Screening: Students should fill out the Daily COVID Screening Form BEFORE coming to ALL practices AND game days.
  • Check-In for Band Practice: We need help making each student has submitted Daily COVID screening before band practice and game days. Please click here to sign up!

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.


October 19 & 22

Full Band Rehearsal, 5 - 8 p.m.

October 22

Video submissions due!

October 23

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

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

Up & Coming Game (Instead of Homecoming since JHS doesn't have any graduates yet!)

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.

October 23 "UPCO"

Johnson High School is only in its second year, so we don't yet have any graduates. This means we don't yet celebrate a Homecoming weekend. However, we DO celebrate an "Up & Coming". Band and Color Guard members may wear small mums to the game; however, they may not be pinned or attached to their uniforms. Around-the-neck mums work well. Mums also may not be worn during the halftime performance. October 23 will be our 2020 Up & Coming game, so check Facebook and JHS school newsletters for more information!

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!

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!

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


Please know that we LOVE how many parents are offering to volunteer this year to help with pit crew. Unfortunately, due to COVID and in order to follow district safety regulations, we have been limited to only eight people that can be designated as Pit Crew and receive free admission to the games.

Please know that other parents can assist with any unmet pit crew needs or chaperoning RR breaks but those volunteers must purchase a ticket and will not be able to return to stand seats after assisting. Ticket-holder pit crew or chaperone volunteers must remain with the band.

  • All volunteers at Shelton games must purchase a ticket. (*this requirement does not apply to the designated 8 Pit Crew volunteers)
  • ALL volunteers will be required to fill out the COVID protocol google doc listed on the athletic booster website on the day they volunteer. This MUST be done for every game.
  • All volunteers must wear a mask at all times.
  • All pit crew and chaperone volunteers located near the band must wear their issued band volunteer shirt.
  • 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.

Pit crew volunteers should contact Clover Clamons at to inquire about volunteering and to obtain their volunteer shirts

All other volunteers, including chaperones, should contact Ida Musgrove at to inquire about volunteering and obtain their volunteer shirt.

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!

Reserved Parking Spots

The South parking lot at Shelton Stadium is a reserved parking lot for Varsity Games. We are selling the reserved parking spots to anyone who might want one. This will guarantee you a spot until kick-off. All information regarding the parking spot is located on our website.

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!

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.