Jaguar Band Newsletter

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February 10th - February 16th


Message From Mr. Lucita

Jaguar Band Parent Meeting

Volunteers Needed: TCGC Hosted by JHS

Don't forget to turn in your Donation!

Vendors for TCGC

Upcoming Rehearsals

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

How about another great weekend for the Jaguar Band!! We have a few celebrations to acknowledge as we start this newsletter:

After last weekend's great showing of almost 50 students for Solo and Ensemble at the Hays HS location we had a few students that had scheduling conflicts and needed to attend Solo & Ensemble this weekend. On Saturday, February 8th, we had students performing in UIL Solo & Ensemble contest at Bowie HS and Bastrop HS. At both of these locations, our students earned Superior and Excellent ratings in their perspective events!! Way to represent our Jaguar Band!!!

Also on Saturday, our Winter Guard had another incredible performance in the TCGC Contest at Georgetown HS. It is important to note that last week's Winter Guards performance saw them competing in the Scholastic Regional A Division of TCGC. The guard scored so high in that division that they were bumped up a level and placed into the Scholastic AA Division. The performance in this new division at Georgetown was a challenge that the Jaguar Winter Guard gladly accepted and ended up placing 1st in this new division! What a way to rise to the challenge of competing against even stronger competition and more established programs!

This week we are preparing for several events that will be coming up within the next few weeks. On February 26th our Johnson Percussion will be performing at halftime of the PTA Fundraiser with the Harlem Wizards. Tickets are going fast so make sure to get yours soon!

Also, coming soon, the Johnson HS Athletic Program’s “Meet the Jags” event will be held at JHS this Wednesday, February 12 at 6:00 PM. Although the Jag Band will not be participating due to the TMEA convention in San Antonio, we are sure this is going to be an exciting event for everyone!

Also quickly approaching is the TCGC Contest that the Jaguar Band is hosting on February 29th, please be on the lookout for more invitations to get involved by donating items or by volunteering to work a shift at the event!! We need everyone involved in some way to ensure that this is an extremely successful event!

Last but not Least!!!! The Jaguar Bands Spring Trip registration is closing permanently this coming Friday, Feb. 14!!! If you or your child wants to attend this trip now is the last chance!! We would love to have even more people attend and if there are any parents willing to travel and volunteer there as chaperones we would welcome the help! This link will take you to your secured online portal to register and make your deposit.

In conclusion please make sure that everyone looks at the Jaguar Bands calendar for all bands sectionals, rehearsals, percussion camps, guard rehearsals, and upcoming performances!!!

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! to host TCGC in February!

Hosting a large competition requires a lot of help! The Jaguar Band directors have asked us for ADULT VOLUNTEERS to help set up on Friday, February 28th and help host the competition on Saturday, February 29th.

No experience is necessary! There are a lot of different types of opportunities for all to contribute! Sign up below and help us make a great first impression on our fellow Texas programs!

Please note that, because a schedule will not be finalized until closer to the event, TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!


Thanks in advance for the contribution of your time and donations!

Go Jags!

Jaguar Band! Don't Forget to turn in your DONATIONS!!

Don't forget to send in DONATIONS! Please send to the band hall before Friday, February 21st at least ONE CASE (12 count) of the following:

Flutes: Sprite, 12 oz.

Bb and Bass Clarinets: Dr. Pepper, 12 oz.

Saxophones (alto, tenor, and bass): Coke, 12 oz.

Brass (trumpet, french horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba): Chips (multi-pack, snack size)

Percussion/Double Reeds: Gatorade, 12 oz.

Color Guard: Candy (M&Ms, Snickers, Skittles, AirHeads, Trolli, etc)

If you are able to help by donating additional items, we are in need of: sweet-n-low packets, Fritos (for frito pie), chili, mini packets of buttered popcorn, paper plates, napkins, paper bowls (for nachos, frito pie), nacho sauce, tortillas.

We also welcome any cash or card donations!!

Please help us maximize this fundraising opportunity so that the Jaguar Band’s 2nd year will be even more amazing than its 1st! Send in your donations and sign up!

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Upcoming Rehearsals

Monday, 2/10: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Guard

Monday, 2/10: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Wind Ensemble (W.E.)

Tuesday, 2/11: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: 2020 Marching Percussion Camp

Thursday, 2/13: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Guard

* There will be no sectionals this week as Directors will be attending TMEA Conference beginning on Wednesday.

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Upcoming Events

2/11: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Band Boosters General Membership Meeting

2/22: Guard competition: Texas Color Guard Circuit @ Lehman HS (details to come)

2/22: Helen's Casa Alde Spirit Breakfast: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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

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

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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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Remind 101 Full Band Code - Text @jagband19 to 81010

Remind 101 Parents Code - Text @jbparents to 81010

Remind 101 Pit Crew Code - Text @pitcrewja to 81010