Jaguar Band Newsletter

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In this week's newsletter

Take Note!

This Week & Save These Dates
From the Director
The Beat--A Weekly Update for Percussion-Specific Information
Color Guard Corner

  • 4th Annual Jaguar Jog Band Booster Fundraiser
  • Jag Swag store
  • Fly a Flag

Helpful Notes:

  • Staying informed
  • Service Hours
  • Get Involved! (Important Volunteer Information)
  • Save These Dates
  • Jag Band & Guard Photos
  • Stay Connected!
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take note!

Private Music Lessons

Much of the success of the Johnson Jaguar Band can be traced back to our students’ high-quality individual musicianship. That individual musicianship is developed not only during daily band class and at-home practice but through our incredible Private Lesson Program.

The band staff has worked diligently to assemble the finest local professionals on each and every instrument to deliver 1-on-1 lessons to our students who enroll in the program! Lessons occur on campus before, during, and after school. Although not required, lessons are highly encouraged. Private lessons are not for remediation but rather enrichment!

Students are encouraged to reach out directly to an instructor to sign up and schedule lessons.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunites

Financial Assistance/Asistencia Financiera

We know that this post-COVID world can be financially trying for families and never want a student to not participate or eat due to financial constraints. If you are having financial difficulties and need assistance with uniform supplies or meals (not fees), please know that you can contact your JHS Boosters for hardship assistance via Carmen Sifuentes at

If you need to make payment arrangements or financial assistance regarding fees, please contact Mr. Lucita at


Sabemos que este mundo post-COVID puede ser financieramente difícil para las familias y nunca queremos que un estudiante no participe o coma debido a limitaciones financieras. Si tiene dificultades financieras y necesita ayuda con el costo de uniformes o comidas (no tarifas), sepa que puede comunicarse con sus JHS Boosters para obtener asistencia por dificultades a través de Carmen Sifuentes:

Si necesita hacer arreglos de pago o asistencia financiera con respecto a las tarifas, comuníquese con el Sr. Lucita:

Order the 2022 Marching Show Parent Shirt

2022 Marching Show Parent Shirts are now available online! These shirts will be sold via preorder only through August 31.

  • These are for parents/fans only. Students will receive a separate show shirt at no cost this season.
  • Must be ordered through deadline of 8/31. Order will be placed on 9/1 based on preorders only.
  • Shirt colors have not been determined. Student shirts are historically a different color than parent shirts, and ours are generally brightly-colored to be noticeable in the stands and from a distance.

Click here to order before August 31!

Reserve a Seat on One of Our Fan Buses

"Fan buses" are the buses that parents/guardians of band and guard members ride in...we are their "fans"!

*Students DO NOT need to sign up for a bus. They are already accommodated for through the band program.

*Pit Crew and Meal Plan members DO need to sign up too!

Click here to reserve a seat on a fan bus for one of our long-distance competitions.

Seats are limited so make sure to sign up soon! Drop dead date to reserve your spot is August 14th!

Thank you!

Johnson Jaguar Football Season Tickets

Season tickets go on sale August 8 at 8 a.m. They go fast, so please plan to log on at 8 a.m. if you would like to try and purchase tickets. Click here to visit the Hays CISD Athletics Ticket Office.

Quotes for a Cause

George Torres Farmers Insurance has partnered with to provide a unique opportunity to

raise money to support the JHS Band by requesting your free, no-obligation insurance quote! The goal is to raise money for the band and to give families peace of mind that they are paying a reasonable amount when it comes to insurance. His agency specializes in reducing student driver cost on family auto insurance. His agency will donate $10 to the JHS Band for each family that completes the attached quick survey. Your information will solely be utilized for a one-time, no-obligation quote and will be deleted once completed. There is no cap on how many families can participate in this opportunity but you must be over 18 years of age to receive a quote. Less than 1 minute to complete the survey could add up to an immeasurable amount of support for JHS Band. Plus, you might even save a lot on your insurance! Act quickly and share - the survey and this opportunity will only last through the Jaguar Jog on September 17th!

Thank you for volunteering!

This Week & Save These Dates

August 22

Band & Guard Rehearsal (5 - 8 p.m. @ JHS)

August 23

Band & Guard Rehearsal (5 - 8 p.m. @ JHS)

Band Boosters General Membership Meeting (6:30 - 8 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

Click here for preliminary agenda and minutes from the prior meeting.

August 25

Band & Guard Rehearsal (5 - 7 p.m. @ JHS)

August 26

Band & Guard Rehearsal (7 - 8 a.m. @ JHS)

JHS Football vs. San Antonio Clark (7:30 p.m. @ Shelton Stadium)

August 29

Meal Plan Committee Meeting (6:30 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)

Feed our Jags! If you are interested in helping us feed our students before games or during competitions, please join us!

August 31

Parent/fan show shirt orders due today! Click here to order. Students will receive their own version at no-cost.

September 2

JHS Football vs. Lake Belton (7:30 p.m. @ Lake Belton High School)

September 7

Spirit Night at Chipotle (5 - 9 p.m. @ Southpark Meadows)

Let the cashier you are there with the band. Online please use the code PFBH9MC. 33% of sales get donated to the cause, so please don't forget to let them know you are there for Johnson Band!

September 9

JHS Football vs. Lake Travis (7:30 p.m. @ Shelton Stadium)

*Band & Rosettes Senior Night!

September 10

Competition Meal Plan payment due.


September 17

2022 - 23 Jaguar Jog 5K/10K (Registration is Now OPEN!)

FUNDRAISER benefitting Jaguar Band

Thunder in the Hills Drumline Contest

Dripping Springs High School

JHS Percussion time TBA

September 24

US Bands San Antonio Showcase

From the director

And, so, the adventure continues! First week of school is down, and we move into the excitement of week number two.

Let me say THANK YOU to all of you for working so hard on our first fundraiser of the year! We are excited to share that you raised $58,876 in the GroupFund fundraiser! I am also happy to share a thank you to Jacob Cuellar, Andrea Rey, Zofia Reyes, and Alex Silvert (and the parents that accompanied them!) for approaching various car dealers and returning with a commitment of $10,000! Combine these efforts and we almost reached our ultimate goal! Way to kick off our jOURney to Grand Nats!

This week we can look forward to our first football game and our first full week of regular practices. For our newcomers, each week you will receive a detailed schedule of the football game and/or contest that week. That schedule will include the address to our performance, departure times as we head to our game or contest and then return times from the event. Please keep in mind that our return times are estimates based upon the location of the event and time of that events completion. There are factors that can influence our arrival time back at Johnson such as traffic and the clock stoppage during the game. We will keep everyone informed of our progress using the Remind app on our way back to Johnson. Please plan to be at the school when we arrive. This allows everyone to get home at the earliest time possible. We also ask that you NOT block the bus loop or park in the small lot behind the Band Hall. This impacts the ability of our buses pulling up to drop off the students and for our eighteen-wheeler tractor-trailers to park in the small lot behind the Band Hall.

Speaking of picking up at Johnson! Please make sure that if you pick your child up from Johnson High School after school you pick them up at the parent pick-up, not in the bus loop. Students can be picked up in the bus loop after marching band practice which finishes at 7 or 8 p.m. However, after school, please do not attempt to pick your student up in the bus loop or in the lot behind the Band Hall as there is much traffic created by the buses and pedestrians. Please pick them up in front of the school at parent pick up.

Make sure you arrive each day with your water jugs already iced, some snack for energy before practice and your appropriate marching clothing, sunscreen, hat, etc. Again, you will receive a detailed schedule early this week via email, the Remind app, and the students and/or parents may pick up a hardcopy in the Band Hall.

Band uniform for the first football game is the summer uniform which includes khaki shorts, black polo shirt (tucked in), black belt, black marching shoes, and short black socks. Colorguard members will receive specific instructions from Mr. Washington concerning what they wear for each football game. Due to the sun being directly in our eyes for the first half of home football games, students are allowed to wear sunglasses in the stands. Students also need to make sure that they fill their water jugs and take them to the game. For our new member parents, please do not bring your student any food or drink during the game. There is a meal plan in place for all games, or students can bring food to eat before we depart. Just as another reminder, everyone rides the bus round-trip for all games and contests.

This week we begin Master Classes for both Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony. The Master Classes will be held during your band period. Please make sure you have your concert instrument at school on the day of your master class. Tuesday is Woodwind Master Classes and Wednesday is Brass Masterclasses.

Let’s have another great week and as always It’s “A Great Day To Be A Jaguar!”.

The Beat--A Weekly Update for Percussion-Specific Information

Week 1 is in the books! We have had a fantastic week getting settled in to our new school schedule. This week we will be moving to our normal weekly schedule. Monday and Tuesday nights from 5 - 8 p.m, Thursday 5 - 7 p.m., and Friday morning from 7 - 8 a.m.. Really looking forward to our first pep rally and football game this coming Friday. We will be revealing our “cards” to the general public. The audience is going to love it! Hope to see you there!


Most communication for our band program goes out through Charms and Remind. Any Percussion-specific info will be sent out via our Percussion Remind. I encourage all parents to sign up. This will hopefully keep you informed of upcoming percussion events, news, info, etc.

To sign up, simply text @jagsperc22 to the number 81010.


9/10/22 - Tom Green Elementary Hornet Races - 7 - 8:30 a.m. DRUMLINE ONLY

9/17/22 - Jag Jog @JHS - Time TBD

9/17/22 - Thunder in the Hills Drumline Contest @ Dripping Springs HS - 1:30 p.m.


color guard corner

TUNICS update:

Thanks to all of the parents that helped make the tunics sleeveless! The old inventory is all done. We will need to do a small number of additional tunics once the new ones arrive - hopefully this week!

In Case You Missed It!

The GUARDian -- 8.18.22


8/26 Game Uniform:

"Summer uniform": matching tank and leggings, black no-show socks, black sneakers (and sports bra, if applicable)

*(to be handed out this week after evening practice)

9/2 Game Uniform: Summer Uniform (listed above)

9/9 Game Uniform: Jaguar Tunic, black leggings, black no-show thin socks, black jazz shoes, (black sneakers to wear to and from stadium)

  • Monday: blue
  • Tuesday: grey
  • Thursday: pink
  • Friday: black


9/10/22 - Tom Green Elementary Hornet Races - 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (with percussion)

*details TBA


Please make sure you have paid or have made payment arrangements for your guard fees with Mrs. Mendez (band secretary). The items you see listed below require payment up front. The timely payment of your fees are needed to reimburse the band program funds!



Each year, the Jaguar Band Boosters host the Jaguar Jog. It is an important fundraiser for our program and for our journey to Grand Nats! Please register and share with others! Please also shared the pdf below with businesses that might want to sponsor and to advertise at this well-attended community event that has had over 250 participants in past years!

new (and restocked) jag swag!

It's time to get your new and restocked spirit gear favorites for our fall season. Order online here today! We’ve added many new designs and returning favorites including our CLEAR BAGS, a necessity for games and competitions. Orders are filled weekly and pick-ups begin with the start of Summer Band Camp on Tuesday evenings at the end of rehearsals (7:45 - 8:15 p.m.) in the bus lane at JHS. Order yours today or stop by our table at the Jaguar Jamboree!

helpful notes

Staying Informed

Staying Informed! The Jaguar Band strives to keep everyone informed about our events and increase the opportunity to answer questions and create conversations with our community. This year, you will be able to find out information not only in our Newsletter and on our Band Calendar, but we will also be sharing them on our Johnson Band website events page and as events on our Facebook page. Our events on Facebook will be used as a primary source for updates and reminders. Don't forget to use your section GroupMe's as a quick and effective way to get your questions answered!

Service Hours

The JHS Band Boosters have created a form for band students to track their band volunteer service hours. (Click the previous sentence to link to the form.) This form is similar to what is used by other organizations such as the NHS and puts control of volunteer service hours tracking in the students hands. Students should print and use this to log for all band related volunteer service hours and ensure completion of all fields including supervisor signature. Parents signatures are not accepted. Follow all details on the form to turn in the logs in the spring to be considered for Band Student Service Awards at the Band Banquet or for logging volunteer service for Letterman Jacket points. Any questions, contact or This form should be used for all hours since the Band Banquet last spring. Multiple forms may be submitted to track all of your volunteer service.

Get Involved!

Have you signed up to volunteer yet?

All volunteers in Hays CISD must sign up here before volunteering.

Complete our Committee Interest Form to be informed on upcoming committee meetings as they begin:

Join the Band Boosters:

Jag Band & Guard Photos

Click here for Johnson Band & Guard photos throughout the year! The password is GoJags. Scroll down for the 2022 - 23 folder for more photos from Spring Camp! Photos from all football games, competitions and special events will be uploaded here throughout the year. You can download photos for free.

Stay Connected!

  1. Save our website
  2. Find copies of our Jaguar Band Newsletters at:
  3. Sync to the Band Google Calendar:
  4. Sign up for 2022 Remind - Instructions here
  5. Like our Facebook Page
  6. Get Connected: Remind App, JHS Band Calendar, Photos & Newsletters. We're also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!

meal plans

Please note that the COMPETITION Meal Plan is REQUIRED. The Boosters are offering a meal plan program to all marching band students for summer band days, game days, and competition days. All meals are fast food and will include an entrée, chips, fruit, cookie and a water. Payment deadlines for meal plans are listed below.

The Competition Meal Plan is mandatory because it’s not possible for parents to know when the students can eat. Schedules are driven by the competition hosts. Click here for more information about the Competition Meal Plan.

The Game Day Meal Plan is optional.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Julie Hoes or Blanca Velez at or Ida Musgrove @

Fly a Flag

Join the Johnson Jaguar Band Boosters!

Subscribe to Fly a Flag! Show your National Pride AND support the Johnson High School Band! The Johnson Band Boosters are offering a US Flag Subscription service! For national holidays a 3’ x 5’ flag on a pole will be placed in your front yard. The flags will be installed at least one day before the holiday and will be removed after the holiday (length of display will vary depending on when the holiday occurs). A one-year subscription to the Fly A Flag Program is $52. At this time, this service is only being offered in the Johnson High School attendance zone.


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