Jaguar Band Newsletter

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February 24th - March 1st


Message From Mr. Lucita

TCGC Donations and Student Volunteers

Upcoming Rehearsals

2020 Percussion Camps

Upcoming Events

Jaguar Winter Guard Important Dates

Jaguar Caps, jOURney shirts and Tradition Begins shirts

How To Sign Up With VIPS District Volunteer Program and Log Hours

Sync Your Calendar

How To Sign Up For Remind 101

Follow Us

From Mr. Lucita

Last week of February here we come! Cannot believe that we are already two months into the spring semester! WOW, it’s moving fast! Marching season will be here before you know it! Did I really just type that?! :)

This week we have several items on the agenda! On Wednesday all Hays CISD MS Bands will perform their UIL programs at the Hays PAC in a Pre-UIL Concert. There will be three consultants to provide feedback about their performance as they continue to prepare for UIL in March! McCormick MS Bands are 11:40 & 12:30, the Dahlstrom MS Bands are 12:50, 1:10 & 1:30. Those campuses will distribute detailed schedules to their students and parents.

This week in the Johnson Bandhall, it is all about TCGC and the Johnson Winter Guard!! First, let’s celebrate! The Johnson Winter Guard competed in it's third TCGC Contest. This one was held at Lehman HS and for the second week in a row the Johnson Winter Guard walked away with a first place finish!! Congratulations to this hard working group of students and their Director, Mr. Duffy for another great showing! We are super proud!!

This week it will be Johnson HS's turn to play host to a TCGC Contest. I am sure that you have seen the numerous emails, the Facebook posts or maybe even heard the news in some other fashion. However you heard about it, we are just excited because it will be here this week! We will be setting up Friday night and making all of the last minute preparations! In addition to hosting this event, our Jaguar Winter Guard will also be competing! We wish them the very best of luck as they progress through their competitive season! If you are part of the crew of volunteers, a paying spectator or a performer, we will see you at the big event Saturday!

This past weekend was also the beginning band instrument drive for Dahlstrom and McCormick Middle Schools. If you know if anyone that missed the drive and their child wants to be in band, they simply need to contact their 6th grade campus and ask for the Band Director. They will be happy to schedule a make-up date and time! Help spread the word to the community, families, and friends that Band is an incredible program that accepts everyone and that they can only join in 6th grade so they shouldn't miss this opportunity!!

In closing, just a reminder that this week we continue our regular schedule of rehearsals and sectionals for Winds, Guard and Percussion! Make sure you check the calendar for specific dates and times of all events!

Jaguar Band! Additional donations and STUDENT VOLUNTEERS!

DONATIONS: Thank you to those of you that sent in your donations! We are extremely pleased with the amount of donations that came pouring in last week!

We can still use some donations of Dr. Pepper, Coke, and sour punch candy if you are out and about and can send some in!

VOLUNTEERS: Thank you to those of you who have signed up to help this Friday evening and Saturday! You will be receiving an email by this Wednesday that will provide you with all of the details regarding Saturday, including what time to report, where to report, what to where, etc.

STUDENTS! If you are on the list to be a student volunteer, please respond to the email you received as soon as possible!

If you are interested in being a student volunteer, please email Ida Musgrove at!


Upcoming Rehearsals

Monday, 2/24: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Guard Rehearsal

Tuesday, 2/25: 7:45 am - 8:30 am: Wind Ensemble Flute Sectional

Tuesday, 2/25: 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm: Wind Ensemble Low Winds Sectional

Tuesday, 2/25: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: 2020 Marching Percussion Camp

Wednesday, 2/26: 7:45 am - 8:30 am: Wind Ensemble Clarinet Sectional

Wednesday, 2/26: 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm: Wind Ensemble Trumpet Sectional

Thursday, 2/27: 7:45 am - 8:30 am: Wind Ensemble Horn Sectional

Thursday, 2/27: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Guard Rehearsal

2020 Percussion Camps

These camps will serve as a fundamental training program for all students (8th - 10th Grade) interested in being a part of the 2020 JHS Marching Percussion Section.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Tuesdays: 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24

Upcoming Events

2/28: 5:00 pm: Set-up for Texas Color Guard Circuit @ Johnson HS

2/29: 7:30 am: Guard competition: Texas Color Guard Circuit @ Johnson HS

3/7: Guard Cedar Ridge Area Qualifier Show (details to come)

3/7: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Chipotle South Park Meadows Spirit Night Fundraiser

3/10: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Johnson Band Boosters General Membership Meeting

3/14: Guard State Qualifier TCGC Show at Vista Ridge

3/16-3/20: Spring Break

* Please see the calendar on Charms or Band Booster website for details. Details below.

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Thank you to Helen's Casa Alde and everyone who came out for breakfast on Saturday!

Don't Miss Your Chance To Buy A jOURney Shirt or Tradition Begins Shirt!

We are almost sold out of jOURney Shirts and Tradition Begins shirts! We have lowered the price on both shirts to $10 each. You can order at our website.

(Students have all received a complimentary show shirt courtesy of the Band Boosters! Shirts that are being sold are the parent/family shirts. Student shirts are black and Parent/family shirts are royal blue. Both have 2019 show dates on the back.)

How to sign up with VIPS district volunteer program and log hours

V.I.P.S. (Volunteers in Public Schools) is required by HaysCISD for all volunteers that will be around students. Volunteers must be approved as a VIP volunteer BEFORE volunteering.


  • From choose Community> Become a Hays
  • CISD volunteer.
  • Follow the prompts given to complete the application.
  • Our VIPS coordinator is Ms. Conder. When you visit the band hall, please see her immediately to get a name badge. Bring your driver’s license in for her to see.


  • Go to
  • Choose the “Community” tab
  • Click on "Overview"
  • Click on “Click here to begin the registration process for Hays VIPs"
  • Login to Hays VIPs
  • Click on the drop down menu on the top left –“volunteer” and then "opportunities"
  • Scroll down to "Other Location Activities"
  • Choose Johnson High School as location, add dates and hours (you may add in volunteer work done this school year).

* Questions or feedback: Carmen Sifuentes

Sync Your Calendar to Charms!

Syncing your online (mobile device or computer) calendar to Charms means any changes made to practices, games, events, etc., will automatically be updated in your calendar. While you might see some things that do not apply to your student, having too much information may be better than not having enough!

Visit the Johnson Band Website for information on how to sync the Charms calendar to your phone. "How to sync" links are located above calendar. Just click on link appropriate for your type of phone!

How To Sign Up For Remind 101

Remind 101 is a communication option used by lots of teachers and clubs. Once signed up, you can either get the app and look at your messages in the app or you can receive the messages as a text message (or both).

To sign up for Remind 101 for band notifications:

  1. Send a text message to 81010 (enter this number where you would enter the phone number)
  2. The message will be @jagband19 (type this where you would type your text message)
  3. Hit "send"
  4. If you did this successfully, you will receive a text informing you that you signed up for the band remind messages.

Signing up for Remind for other clubs or classes will be similar. You will always send a text to 81010 but what you type into the text box will be different. For example, for an English class, it might be @smithsenglishclass.

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