Jaguar Band Newsletter

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December 6, 2020


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Important Dates

Volunteers needed and decorations requested

Hot apple cider, cookies, ornaments, hot chocolate, and more!

Other Things You Will Want to Know!

Rookie Corner

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,

We are getting close the the Christmas Break; however, we are not slowing down! This week we have several items of which to pay close attention.

After school practices! You should have received information specific to your student's band or ensemble concerning after school practices this week. With the concert happening on Saturday, every group has practice outside of the school day. Please check with your student or the band calendar for details.

Region recordings are to be submitted by Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. All students auditioning have received a hyperlink specific to their audition. We wish each of them the best of luck in this process!

Solo & Ensemble registration is due before we leave for the Christmas Break! This means all students attending UIL Solo & Ensemble must make their solo selection as soon as possible! The solo books are available for students to view before school, after school, lunch, Jag Time and during advisory!

The Christmas Concert is this Saturday!! Please be aware that, although we want everyone to attend, we must keep in mind our COVID protocols during this concert. The concert will be held outside, students will be socially distanced during all performances and students will wear their Jag Band Face masks during the performances! We request that all spectators follow these same protocols. Please wear your mask and maintain social distancing while at the concert. We request that you bring a lawn chair; however, there are a limited number of benches and outdoor tables for families to use. Also, please note that Johnson HS will be closed to spectators. The band students will be allowed to enter to obtain and return their equipment for the concert only.

Let’s have a great week, and please keep an eye on the calendar to help your student take care of their items!

Mr. Lucita


December 9

Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Chick-fil-A, 15500 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Buda, TX 78610

They do a mobile spirit night only due to COVID. Thus we must order via mobile, but every mobile order for pick up, drive thru and curbside ALL DAY counts toward our fundraiser.

December 12

Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m.

JHS Courtyard

Volunteers needed and decorations requested for Christmas in the Courtyard!

Dear Jaguar Band Family,

Our winter concert is coming up and we need your help to make it special!

We will be decorating for our Christmas in the Courtyard on Sat. December 12 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Please sign up to either lend or donate items that can be used to decorate and sign up to volunteer!

For decorating, many hands make for light work - so please come help set up! Come and go as you are available. Students are also welcome and board members will be available to sign NHS/NJHS forms for time volunteered.

If you are going to lend decorations or extension cords, please label them with your students first and last name so that we can make sure to get them back to you. You can send items with your student this week and it will be stored in the supply concert or you can drop off items on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Thanks in advance!

Sign up by clicking HERE!

The Boosters will be providing hot apple cider and individually packaged cookies! Also available that night...

december spirit night

Click on the image below to view the video!

Johnson Jaguar Band on Facebook Watch

Other Things You Want to Know!

  • 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.

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 in their first year with the Jaguar Band.

Parent Section Leads!

Your "Parent Section Lead" should have contacted you or will be contacting you soon! These parents 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 !

The end of marching season does not mean the end of volunteering! In fact, 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

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.

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.