Jaguar Band Newsletter

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January 4, 2021


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Important Dates

January Spirit Night

Rookie Corner

Spirit Wear: Online and at Games

Chrome Car Emblems

Band Sponsorships - Please Share!

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 Back!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful break and that you are ready to return. I know I am ready to get back to school. I missed my daily interactions with each of you, as you are part of my extended family! I know that this holiday has been different from those of the past due to COVID-19. However, I hope each of you and your families were able to find time and opportunity for reflecting, rejoicing and looking to many great things yet to come.

Now, back to the reason for this letter! 2021 is upon us, and we are moving forward with numerous items. Please pay close attention to dates and events as the calendar is going to start getting very busy!

Solo & Ensemble is February 6th. Once we know the exact format and individual performance times of the event we will push that out to everyone. We will also be developing the rehearsal schedule with your accompanist and sending that to you, as well. Please keep in mind that we will continue to implement our stringent COVID-19 policies with everything we do. I know there were a few students who were awaiting solos from their lesson teachers and will be turning those in this week. We need to ensure that we have every student's solo information submitted and accurate. Mrs. Mendez will be registering everyone with UIL this week and we must have that information.

Winter Guard continues to move forward on the track to greatness and will have rehearsals Mondays and Thursdays from 5 -8 p.m. Please see the calendar for any additional dates or changes. As always, if you know of anyone interested in joining our incredible program, please encourage them to contact us and we will get them involved!!

Can you say Hawaii???? It is really happening, and you don’t want to miss the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This trip is going to be absolutely incredible, and will create wonderful memories that you can share and look fondly back upon in the future. The registration window opens this week on January 6th!! Here is the link to register and pay your initial deposit: On January 12th at the Johnson HS Band Booster Meeting there will be a representative from the travel company to share and answer any questions you may have about the trip, payments, refunds, air travel, etc. A link to that meeting will be published soon. You may also find out a little more information about the trip on the bands web page:

Let’s get started with 2021 and make it an AWESOME year!!

Mr. Lucita

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January 6

Registration Window for Hawaii 2022 Trip Opens

January 7

Winter Guard Rehearsal, 5 - 8 p.m.

January 12, 2021

Jaguar Band Booster meeting, 6:30pm via ZOOM (MS band families welcome! 8th graders will want to hear about the Hawaii trip scheduled for Spring 2022!)

January 13, 2021

Spirit Night @ Beijing Bistro in Buda, 5 - 9 p.m.

Jaguar Band Booster meeting, 1/12/21, 6:30pm

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 6:30pm


MS band families welcome! 8th graders will want to hear about the Hawaii trip scheduled for Spring 2022! Zoom information will be sent out a week in advance. Be sure to check your email!

Hear about our Hawaii trip at the Booster meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12!

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january spirit night

Other Things You Want to Know!

  • Check out the new 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.
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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.

Parent Section Leads!

Make sure to contact your "Parent Section Lead" if you have any questions!

Volunteer !

The end of marching season does not mean the end of volunteering! Remember that we start to prepare for the 2021 marching season this Spring! We will be reaching out via email soon! 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 pictures of the Jaguar band on our website!

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!

Spirit Wear: online and at football games!

The new hats and spirit gear are now available for order via our website.

We have a soft-style and trucker style hat available along with two new t-shirt designs and an ultra-comfortable long sleeve hoodie shirt. Items are in stock and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis with additional items being ordered at regular intervals. Orders will be available for pick up at JHS on Mondays and this information will be communicated via email.

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!


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.