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A Note from the Director

We have concluded another week, and the Thanksgiving break is almost upon us! We have a few celebrations this week so let’s jump right in!

We want to congratulate our two feeder middle schools on their advancement and placement of students into the TMEA MS Region Band. Combined, our Dahlstrom and McCormick Band programs had 37 students earn a spot in the Region Band! Super proud of our team of directors and our future Jaguars Band Members!

This Friday and Saturday we hosted the Central Texas audition camp for the Santa Clara Vanguard. This audition camp was attended by students from all across Texas that were interested in becoming a member of this Drum and Bugle Corps. It was a great camp and we continue to build our relationship with this world-class organization!

We wrapped up this past weekend with the TMEA Region Orchestra Winds & Percussion Auditions. We want to congratulate these students for auditioning and earning a chair in the TMEA Region 18 Orchestra:

Julia Brandt, Flute
Ethan D’Amura, French Horn
Parker Taylor, Tuba


As we look forward to this last week before the Thanksgiving Holiday we want to make sure everyone is looking at their calendar as we have several events rapidly approaching. TMEA District/Region Band Audition will be held at Akins HS on December 2nd & 4th. The students have been working hard in preparation for this and we want to wish them the very best! Details will be distributed once we receive them from the audition site host.

Also, December 4th is the Buda Christmas Parade! Once we have more details we will push these out to everyone! Make sure it is on your calendar as we want every band and guard member there! This is an incredible opportunity for us to give back to our community that supports us so well!

We are working to lock in our Christmas Concert date as there was a conflict with the TMEA Region Band Clinic/Concert on December 10. This week we will verify that the new date we have selected has no major conflicts. Once confirmed, we will publish and post the new date on our calendar this week!

We are excited that we are starting up our Winter Guard season! We are also in the beginning phases of building a MS Guard program at Dahlstrom and McCormick, our two feeder middle schools! This is SUPER exciting and will help us continue to advance our already incredible guard program even further! Anyone interested in being part of the JHS Winter Guard should be on the lookout for information coming from Mr. Duffy & Mr. Washington soon!

This week we will have our Band Council begin decorating the band hall for the holiday season! If you are a student and are interested in helping please speak with your Band President, Ivy Clamons, as she will be organizing this process!

Also, this week we will be cleaning the band hall and moving into Concert Band mode! All items left in the band hall from this marching season MUST BE REMOVED!!!! Anything left will be gathered and either recycled or donated to a worthy charity! There is a giant pile of clothing, shoes and water jugs! TAKE YOUR STUFF HOME!!

Let’s make it a great week and as always: It’s a Great Day to be a Jaguar!

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WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK (November 15 - 19)

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Monday, November 15

Winterguard practice, 5-8pm


Tuesday, November 16

Spirit Night @ MOD Pizza in Kyle


Band Booster General Meeting/End-of-Season Celebration (5 - 7 p.m.)

STUDENTS AND PARENTS ARE INVITED! Join us for refreshments, to find out what comes next and watch our final shows on the big screen!

5 - 6 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and reminisce with others about our amazing season

6 - 6:30 p.m. Meeting with directors: What comes next?

6:30 - 7 p.m. It's Showtime!

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WINTER GUARD CORNER! What you need to know for this week...

Winterguard Practice:

Mondays: 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 5-8pm


attire: black shirt, comfortable clothing


More practice and Spring competition dates coming soon!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

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November 22 - 26

Student Holidays (Thanksgiving Week)


December 2

District/Region band auditions (*does not apply to all students; more details to come!)


December 4

District/Region band auditions (*does not apply to all students; more details to come!)

Buda Christmas Parade (Band will perform.)


December 10

Region band clinic/concert (*does not apply to all students; more details to come!)


December 11

JHS Jaguar Band Booster Jagtastic Auction (8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)


Helen's Casa Alda Spirit Breakfast

  • 25% of sales from all day of business; 7am-1pm or until sold out (typically around noon or so!)
  • Online Ordering is preferred to reduce your wait time for pick up but tables are available if ordering in person.
  • Tell them your with JHS Bands at order pick up and drop your ticket into the bucket by the cashier to qualify!

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And big thanks to our Jaguar Marching Band parent volunteers: Juliette Kroeger, Mark McDaid, Tammie Miller, and Lucretia Wise!

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