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May 9, 2021


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Band Booster Officer Elections

Important Dates

Band Sponsorships - Please Share!

Spirit Wear: Online

Chrome Car Emblems

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,

The weeks are counting down rapidly! And then there were three! Cannot believe there are only three weeks left before summer! Let’s review what is happening this week!

First, all music placement recordings were due on Friday. The Directors will listen to the recordings and assign placement throughout this week. We should have all members placed into their 2021-2022 ensembles by the middle of next week.

This week we have our Spring Concert! Our concert will be held at Johnson HS in the outdoor courtyard. Since the temperatures have started to rise and the days have gotten longer we are going to push the start time of the concert back. Students in Symphonic Band should be seated for warmup at 7 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. This later start allows for the temperature to fall and start to cool down and for the sun to not be in everyone’s eyes. We can’t wait to see everyone there and enjoy the music!

We are also having our SLT tryouts this week! We have had several meetings already with an incredible group of students who want to take an active role in the area of student leadership! With the students' input, we have reorganized our SLT just a little in an effort to help our band reach new heights and achievements. Based upon the group dynamic and their strong desire to be successful, our Jaguar Band will be in great hands whoever is selected!

Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest is rapidly approaching, and we want to wish our Jaguar Band members that advanced to TSSEC the very best.

Letter Jackets! Monday, May 17th from 4:30 - 6 p.m. we will have a fitting for all students earning a letter jacket this year. If you believe you have enough points for your jacket but are not sure, simply stop by the band office and Mrs. Mendez can tell you for certain. We will also reach out to those earning a jacket to remind them to get fitted!

Two big events coming up soon!

1st: Next week we have our FULL Marching Camp on May 20-22, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Saturday will only be a half-day with registration, a parent meeting at 12 p.m. and a parent preview performance at 1:00. It is going to be awesome!

2nd: We are having a guest instructor for our Breakdown Camp in June. June 16 & 17 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. we have professional dancer and choreographer Michael Rosales coming to Johnson HS to work with our Jaguar Band. Mr. Rosales is one of the most sought-after clinicians in the country by bands wanting to improve and elevate their visual program through movement! This camp is for all Winds, Guard and Percussion students! Mark your calendars now! You do not want to miss this event!

Let’s have another great week!! And remember: It’s a Great Day to be a Jaguar!

Mr. Lucita

Band Parent Meeting, Tuesday, May 11: Budget Adoption and Officer Elections for 2021-2022

Election ballots have been sent to each paid Jaguar Band Booster member. Virtual voting takes place from noon on Thursday, May 6, through noon on Tuesday, May 11. The email has been sent from a platform called Election Buddy.

Please join us for this very important meeting!

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*see Charms calendar for more dates. Sync calendar to your phone!

May 10, 2021

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

5 - 6:30 p.m.

May 11, 2021

Symphonic Winds Rehearsal

4:45 - 6 p.m.

Color Guard Practice (Grades 8 - 11)

5 - 7:30 p.m.

Band Booster General Membership Meeting & Elections

6:30 - 8 p.m.

May 12, 2021

Front Ensemble Rehearsal

5 - 7 p.m.

May 13, 2021

Spirit Night

MOD Pizza

10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Drumline Rehearsal

5 - 7 p.m.

Spring Concert

Johnson High School Courtyard

7:30 p.m.

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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!

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Check out our YouTube page!

Check out Jaguar Band and Guard videos!

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

Have fun!

Other Things You Want to Know!

  • Check out the 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 Thought you missed out on purchasing your Jaguar Band memory ornament? They are still available for purchase on our online store! Get yours while you can! Deliveries will be scheduled at a later date.


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.