Jaguar Band Newsletter

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January 31, 2021


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Important Dates

February Spirit Night

Join Winter Guard!

Band Sponsorships - Please Share!

Rookie Corner

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,

Welcome to the month of February!! Although it is a new month, the weekly schedule continues similar to that of January.

Unfortunately, we were not able to start our weekly Tuesday afternoon Wind Ensemble rehearsals last week. However, this week we are good to go and get to have our first rehearsal Tuesday, February 2, from 5 - 7 p.m. Remember, this is Wind Ensemble students only. Let’s get ready to have an incredible rehearsal and start making even more music!

Winter Guard will continue their scheduled rehearsals as they prepare to for their competitive season! We cannot wait to see what they accomplish this season! Also, please note that there is a Winter Guard Parent Meeting on Sunday, February 7 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Winter Guard parents, please mark this in your calendar and plan to attend; there is much information to be shared! This Winter Guard season is going to be great!

UIL Solo and Ensemble is rapidly approaching! It will be held Saturday, February 20, at Hays High School. The final accompaniment rehearsal schedule will be sent to the students this week. There are a few accompaniment rehearsals that happen during Jag time, so some students may have to ensure they are at school for those two days. Please remember that any student that is virtual will need to provide their own accompanist unless they have informed Mr Malik that they will come to Johnson for their accompaniment rehearsal using the JHS accompanist. Those students not participating in UIL Solo & Ensemble will participate in our local Johnson High School Solo & Ensemble and will not need an accompanist!

We want to share with everyone that student schedule selection is rapidly approaching, and we want build the excitement about next year and the opportunities that are headed our way!! Next year will be the first time in history that the Jaguar Band is eligible to participate in the UIL State Marching Band Contest. We have been continuously working on developing the show for next year, and it is going to be incredible! Students do not want to miss the opportunity to be a part of the excitement, fun and history-making season! Next year is also our big trip to Hawaii where we will enjoy all the island of Oahu has to offer! It is super important that our Jaguar Band members help us share what HS band is like with those 8th grade students at Dahlstrom and McCormick Middle Schools!! If you have younger siblings, family members or friends in 8th grade, make sure you let them know how awesome it is to be a part of the Johnson Jaguar Band!! We will also have additional forms (in person, virtual and written) of information and excitement to share with those 8th graders throughout the spring semester!! Let’s make sure nobody misses out on be a member of our band family!

Let’s make this another great week!! Go Jags!!!

Have a great week!

Mr. Lucita

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

February 1, 2021

Winter Guard Practice

5 - 8 p.m.

February 2, 2021

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

5 - 7 p.m.

Dahlstrom Middle School Spirit Night

2 - 8 p.m.

Main Street Pizza in Buda

February 3, 2021

Course Selection for the 2021-2022 school year begins

February 4, 2021

Winter Guard Practice

5 - 8 p.m.

February 7

Color Guard Parent ZOOM Meeting (details in Charms email)

5 - 6:30 p.m.

February 11, 2021

Spirit Night @ Mod Pizza in Kyle

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

February 20, 2021

Solo & Ensemble Contest @ Hays High School

March 2021

UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest

Winter Guard competes in Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC)

April 10, 2021

JHS Band and Guard hosting TCGC @ JHS

*set up Friday evening; competition all day Saturday

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sign up to join the Winter Guard for the Spring semester!

Benefits of Joining the Jaguar Color Guard Program

  • Perform year-round in a varsity sport that enables you to meet your PE credit. The sport ties together dance, theater/acting, athletics, and the beauty of using equipment to visually portray music.
  • Gain lifelong friends
  • Have academic support via UIL Eligibility.
  • Get the opportunity to travel on exciting trips!
  • Have a team of directors that believe you can achieve anything!

Help us spread the word about this wonderful program.

Interested? Email or speak with Mr. Duffy!

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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!

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.

Committee sign-ups to come end of January !

Please let us know if you have any particular interests by filling out our Committee Interest Form!

End of "semester" and change of schedule for percussion

Since this school year started late, the semester doesn't technically end until the end of January. After this grading period, percussion no longer have a separate percussion class but rather start attending their full band class. Please direct any questions to Mr. Lunsford.

Winter Guard

Did you know that Color Guard is year round!? In the "Spring" color guards enter competitive "winter guard" circuits. Check out last year's Jaguar Winter Guard performance on their web page located HERE. If you know of someone that might be interested in joining the winter guard for the Spring Semester, have them get in contact with Mr. Duffy! It's not too late!


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 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.