Jaguar Band Newsletter

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August 23, 2020


A Message from Mr. Lucita

What Should I Do Today to Get Ready?

COVID-19 Information

Game Day Meal Plan

Color Guard Recruiting

Bring In the Color Guard!

Johnson: This is Us! Show Shirts

"The Rhythm Section" Percussion Update

Important Dates

Spirit Gear, Band Sign & Replacement Uniform Pick-Up

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



Hello Parents and Students!

Welcome to the last week of In-Person Summer Band. Let’s make sure that we have the best week possible! Check out the various themes for each day’s to dress up! Please keep in mind that, although we want everyone to dress up for each day, make sure you are wearing the appropriate athletic shoes! :) Which section is going to have the best participation in spirit days this week?

Towards the end of this week Hays CISD teachers will begin Professional Development and Trainings and we may need to adjust the calendar for Thursday’s Summer Band. We will post the adjustment and send out communication if the schedule change is needed. Just wanted to put that on everyone’s radar!

We have begun to play and move and it is extremely important that students continue to work on their music as well as reviewing the fundamentals they have learned so far! This week we will introduce changes of direction and backwards marching!

Color Guard has been working hard and it is amazing to see how far the new members and veterans have come in such a short period of time! However, we are still looking for more membership!! If anyone would like to bring a friend to band so they can check out Color Guard, please do so! If they want to join, we will take them! We can get them caught up and build our Color Guard even more!

There are just a few students who have not completed their physical or turned in the signed first page if applicable. Please take care of this ASAP, it is now overdue.

In closing, we must say how proud the staff is of all of our wind, percussion and guard members! You guys are doing a great job of working hard, being committed to what you are doing and making the best out of the situation we are working in! Your determination and dedication are out of this world!! Way to go Jaguar Band! It’s going to be a great week because you guys are AWESOME!! JOHNSON: this is us!!!

Mr. Lucita

What Should I Do TONIGHT to Get Ready?

Bookmark on your phone (or, your student's phone) the Jaguar Band Daily COVID Screening Protocol form. DO NOT submit this form tonight. It MUST be submitted EVERY MORNING your student comes on campus for Summer Band by 7:45 a.m.

Make sure your student is ready for Spirit Week!

Here are the Band t-shirt colors for Monday:





Color Guard/Halloween theme


Percussion, Color Guard and Flutes will receive a second mask with no slit this week.

All wind players that can use a bell cover should have received their bell covers by this time. It is each student's responsibility to label and keep track of their masks and bell covers and bring them to each in-person band rehearsal. Replacement masks and bell covers will need to be purchased. Replacements will be available on the band website store soon.

Please bookmark the link to the Jaguar Band Daily Covid-19 Screening Protocol form:

Every time your student comes on campus for Summer Band

  1. Stop and confirm you completed the Daily COVID Screening with a band booster volunteer.
  2. Temperature check with a Director (these are 2 steps done by 2 different checks/computers/people)
  3. Once cleared, students may exit cars and parents are OK to drive away.

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.

Color Guard Recruiting

Invite your friends!

Try it out this week!

There's still time to sign up!

It’s not too late to join the Color Guard! Pass the word around! The kids are amazing and a great part of our show. Don’t miss out. Join the JAG Color Guard!!!

Bring In the Color Guard!

Color Guard

Johnson: This is Us! Show Shirts

Johnson: This is Us! Be part of the celebration with the Official 2020 Show Shirt. These 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!

"The Rhythm Section" Percussion Update


August 24 - 27

Summer Band: Mon - Thurs (make sure to check email for revised master class schedule)

Freshman Virtual Orientation: Video links will be sent via email, as well as posted on the Johnson High School website. The videos will be accessible to watch at any time, so freshmen Band and Color Guard students can view them in the afternoon. Wednesday, 8/26 will be an overview of Athletics & FINE ARTS!

August 31 - September 3

Masterclasses only

September 19

Jaguar Jog

Football Program Ads

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!

Limited Edition Spirit Gear, Band Sign & Replacement Uniform Pick-Up

Our website has been updated to reflect all Spirit Gear we have in stock! (Check out the video below!) We have limited inventory so grab yours before they are gone! Also, if you ordered band signs, please pick up at the times listed below.

Pick-Up Days/Times for Signs and Spirit Gear

Wednesdays & Thursdays

7:30 - 8 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Replacement Uniform Pieces that were ordered have been delivered to the Band Hall. Students can either pick up their orders after in-person band OR at the designated Spirit Gear pick-up times listed above.


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.


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

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.

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.