Jaguar Band Newsletter

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August 30, 2020


A Message from Mr. Lucita

What Should I Do Today to Get Ready?

Game Day Meal Plan

Johnson: This is Us! Show Shirts

"The Rhythm Section" Percussion Update

Important Dates

TMF Online Store

Football Program Ads

Band Sponsorships

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



Welcome to the last official week of Summer Band. This week we will have no in-person rehearsals. Color Guard, please be on the lookout for information specific to you for this week's schedule! It is important that each of you review everything we have learned thus far and to continue to close the gap between your levels of music and marching. Focus on the warm-ups, playing out with a full sound (Remember, we will be performing outside, and the audience is further away.), and, lastly, work the Fight-Song, School-Song and the music for “JOHNSON: This Is Us!

This week we WILL continue on-line instruction! The section leader classes will be your time to review the marching technique, share what you’ve learned during summer band and continue to build memories and strengthen the bond of your section! Also, this week we will continue our Masterclasses. These are extremely important as they are one of the few opportunities where you have a professional performer, of your specific instrument, working with just your section! What you receive there is incredibly valuable! Every student in the Johnson Band should be attending the Level 1 Master Classes to receive instruction for advancing fundamental techniques of their instrument and working towards the highest level of performance of our warm-ups, “JOHNSON: This Is Us!”, and the other music to be performed at games and events! Those students intending to audition for the Texas Region, Area and All State Bands should be attending the Level 2 classes (in addition to level 1).

Please keep a close eye on the Johnson Band Calendar for dates and times of events that involve our band program and it’s students! Our regular rehearsal schedule is Mondays & Thursdays after school, 5 - 8 p.m. for all Marching Band students. Also, Johnson is Varsity this year and Football Games are Fridays. We will send detailed information concerning each football game schedule as those event arrive! The very best thing to do is to sync your device with the band's calendar so you can easily keep track of dates and times.

We want to close by saying how proud we are of all of you and the job you have done this Summer Band! You have worked extremely hard to overcome the obstacles that have been placed in your path, and your commitment and determination to success are incredible!! We know that this is going to be an awesome year because that is who we are and what we do!

JOHNSON: This Is Us!

Have a great week!

Mr. Lucita

What Should I Do TONIGHT to Get Ready?

Order Johnson: This is Us! Show Shirts. This shirt is optional. Band and percussion students will receive a performance shirt for games. The performance shirt will not be available for sale to non-band students. See link below. The deadline is TODAY!

Take a breather (parents)! It's online sectionals and Masterclasses this week!

Sometime this week...

  • Purchase a Game Day Meal Plan, if you choose to do so.
  • Make sure you check the Jaguar Band CHARMS Calendar for September dates and times.

Game Day Meal Plan

The optional Game Day Meal Plan can be purchased between August 24th and September 18th for $50. Click here to purchase the optional Game Day Meal Plan online. Or, download the form, fill it out and turn it in to Ms. Mendez in the Band Office:

*Please know that it is our understanding, per Mr. Miksch's last newsletter, that food cannot be delivered to campus. We are seeking clarification and will let you know as soon as possible.

Johnson: This is Us! Show Shirts

Johnson: This is Us! Be part of the celebration with the Official 2020 Show Shirt. They will be a soft style black shirt with print on both front and back. We are accepting pre-orders for families and students through August 30th. Once orders are received, we will contact you regarding pick up so you can wear with pride all season long!

Please know that these "show shirts" are optional for students and/or parents to purchase. Band students will receive a "performance top" from the band directors that they will use to perform at football games. The cost of performance tops are included in band fees.

"The Rhythm Section" Percussion Update

Just keep up with your email box for any communications from Mr. Lunsford!


August 30

Last day to order Johnson: This is Us! Show shirts! (*optional)

August 31 - September 3

Masterclasses only

September 10

First evening Full Band Rehearsal of the 2020 - 21 school year.

5 - 8 p.m.

September 19

Jaguar Jog

September 26

Spirit Night

Chipotle @ Southpark Meadows

Football Program Ads: Celebrate your student! Promote your business!

We are currently taking orders for FOOTBALL PROGRAM ADS and ask all of our band families to share this information with friends and acquaintances. For details and templates, click here.


Brian and Emily Pierce

Carmen Sifuentes

Ad orders received by September 17th will appear in the first home program, all others will be added weekly throughout the season.

Thank you for your support of the Johnson Jaguar Band!

Band Sponsorships

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 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.

Get your Jag Swag! New band and color guard items!

The TMF Online Store will open tomorrow, Monday, August 31. A link to the store and store flyers will be posted on Facebook as soon as the store is open. We will offer some popular items from previous stores as well as new band and color guard items! The store will remain open for 2 weeks - through September 14th--and items will ship the week of October 5th.

Please note that yard signs and decals will not be offered on this online store (TMF) because they are no longer able to provide these items at the sizes we have previously offered. We are in the process of finding a new vendor for these items and will let families know as soon as they are available to order.

First Spirit Night of the Year!

Come out and support the Johnson Band on Saturday, September 26, from 4 - 8 p.m.! Tell the cashier you're supporting the Johnson Band to make sure 33% of the proceeds go to the Johnson Band Boosters!

If you order online for pick-up, make sure to use the order code XE7GT72 before checkout in the "promo" field. Orders placed on or using the Chipotle app using this unique code will be counted toward the fundraiser!


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?

Johnson Jaguar Band on Facebook Watch

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:


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.