Jaguar Band Newsletter
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Week one is done! What a great first week into the spring semester. Let’s start by passing out some accolades and compliments!
We want to congratulate our Area students for their incredible performances this weekend at Westlake High School! This was the final round of auditions as these students were attempting to earn a chair in the Texas All-State Band! Congratulations to Ethan D’Amura, Andrea Rey, Chloe Powell, Dorian Del Castillo, Cameron Allen, Antonio Musgrove, Parker Taylor and Travis Miller. They were incredible representatives of the Jaguar Band! We want to give a special shout-out to Antonio Musgrove, Travis Miller and Cameron Allen for their performance earning them the position of first alternate to the All-State Band! This is a huge accomplishment, and we are super proud of them! Finally, we want to recognize Parker Taylor for earning a chair in the Texas All-State Band!! This is Parker's second time to earn a chair in the Texas All-State Band, and we could not be prouder! Each of these students deserves as much praise as we can provide! We are so proud of your accomplishments through this process!
This week we continue our preparations for UIL Solo & Ensemble! Please help support your student as ALL Wind Ensemble students are required to participate in UIL Solo and Ensemble. ALL Wind Symphony students are required to play a Solo either for UIL or for a Johnson Director. ALL Symphonic Winds students are encouraged to perform a solo. This is an individual musician event and the time and effort our students put into performing a solo will not only benefit them as a player but also benefit our entire band program! For the students performing at UIL Solo & Ensemble, we will start piano accompaniments soon! Mr. Malik will be publishing the rehearsal schedule at the beginning of this week!
Speaking of students benefiting and becoming better musicians! We want to encourage all of our students to enroll in Private Lessons! Nothing beats the opportunity to study one-on-one with a professional of your specific instrument and to provide in-depth guidance and instruction based upon each student's individual needs! We will be sending out information soon as well as updating the band's webpage to provide more information about our Private Lesson Staff and how to enroll in Private Lessons! Let’s get everyone in lessons; this will absolutely help our band improve!!
Our Winter Guards are continuing to work and prepare for their competitive season! This past week they had a special guest come to Buda and work with them! Mr. Michael Rosales, one of the top choreographers in the country, was here providing input to help our group!! We are extremely excited to have him as part of our team and welcome his input!
Let’s have another great week this week as we continue to prepare for Solo & Ensemble, UIL Concert and Sightreading and our Winter Guard season! As always: “It’s A Great Day To Be A Jaguar!!!”
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK (January 10 - 16)
Winterguard Practice (5 - 8 p.m.)
Winterguard Practice (5 - 8 p.m.)
Winterguard Practice (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Everyone who signs up for a whole day will be provided lunch by the Band Boosters!
What you need to know for this week...
January 17th (MLK day), Varsity will meet from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; JV will remain from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Guard Parents, we need your help! Please sign up below to volunteer during the Winterguard season. Thanks in advance for playing your part in their success!
Floor Crew & Photographer:
You can also find information about Private Lessons on the band website at https://www.johnsonbands.com/color-guard. Look for the 2 Vegas Gold boxes.
Parents: We will be reaching out to you about hosting a spaghetti dinner for the guard during the practice taking place on January 17 now that practice will go over dinner time. Parents will be invited! This will not only fuel our performers; it will provide us with the opportunity to connect before we kick off this season! Please be on the lookout for a sign-up!
Spring Fees: All guard members will have an additional fee for the Spring to cover the cost associated with Winterguard, including the unitard that team members will be required to wear under their competition uniforms. An email will be coming out tonight with details! You can pay your fee on our our website at https://www.johnsonbands.com/product-page/2022-winter-guard-fee.
how do i stay connected?
Students, text the phrase @jagsmarch to 81010.
Parents, text the phase @jagbandpts to 801010.
Register for Band Emails: Make sure you and your student are in our Charms system.
Volunteer: All volunteers in Hays CISD must sign up here first. THEN, join a Johnson Jaguar Band Booster Committee! Join a Committee; help with Game Days, Competitions or the Jaguar Jog; volunteer with our Fly a Flag program.
how do i support johnson jaguar band?
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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