Jaguar Band Newsletter

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December 13, 2020


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Important Dates

January Spirit Night

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,

Welcome to our final week before we are out for the Christmas Break!

This is a week of celebration, reflection and planning. We want to celebrate a wonderful concert this past Saturday night and thank everyone that helped make it such a success! Thank you to our students who have been preparing the music for the last few weeks! We also want to acknowledge our virtual students who were able to come to the after school rehearsals and participate in the concert! It was great to see so many of our students participating, and we are super happy that we could provide a performance opportunity and still practice our COVID-19 protocols. Lastly we want to thank the parent and student volunteers who provided the beautiful lights and decorations! There was an incredible group of volunteers that came to JHS Saturday morning to decorate and transform our outdoor theater into a Winter Wonderland! Thank you to everyone involved!

We are anxiously awaiting the judging and results for the TMEA Region 18 Band Auditions. We are hopeful to have results by the end of the week! We wish all of our student that submitted a recording the very best of luck!

Our focus this week will be on helping our students select their solos as they prepare for UIL Solo & Ensemble. Solo & Ensemble will be held at Hays HS on February 6th. We will also be looking ahead to UIL Concert & Sightreading Evaluation.

Finally we want to wish all of our students and their families a very happy and safe holiday season!

Mr. Lucita


December 15 & 17

Color Guard practice, 5-8pm

December 21, 2020 - January 4, 20201

Hays CISD Winter Break

January 12, 2021

Jaguar Band Booster meeting, 6:30pm via ZOOM (MS band families welcome! 8th graders will want to hear about the Hawaii trip scheduled for Spring 2022!)

January 13, 2021

Spirit Night @ Beijing Bistro in Buda, 5 - 9 p.m.

Jaguar Band Booster meeting, 1/12/21, 6:30pm

Tuesday, Jan. 12th 2021 at 6:30pm


MS band families welcome! 8th graders will want to hear about the Hawaii trip scheduled for Spring 2022! Zoom information will be sent out a week in advance. Be sure to check your email!

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january spirit night

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.

  • Johnson: This is Us! Christmas Ornament is available for purchase on our online store! Order yours by midnight on Tuesday, December 15th and we will get your ornament to your student to take home by break, Friday, December 18th!
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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.