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This is the Greatest Show!

November 29, 2020

IN THIS ISSUE


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Important Dates

Other Things You Will Want to Know!

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

Calendar

watch the show!

A MESSAGE FROM MR. LUCITA

Dear Jaguar Band Families,


Welcome back!!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful, restful and Happy Thanksgiving, and I want to say Thank You to everyone who participated in the game this past Friday! It was a chilly, rainy day, on a holiday weekend; however, thanks to everyone who attended, we had a great time together! I know students, techs and the directors had holiday plans with their families, and your attendance and commitment to our band program is what helps make us great! Thank you!!


This week there are no after school band rehearsals. However, please make sure to keep an eye on the calendar for all upcoming concert rehearsals and the Christmas Concert on December 12th. There will be a couple of after school rehearsals for each group in a effort to allow all In-Person, Virtual and Percussion students to have the opportunity to rehearse with their concert ensemble. There will also be rehearsals scheduled for percussion, jazz and guard. The current plan is for students to wear concert black attire (all black items: pants, shoes, shirt, dresses, etc...). We will NOT issue the formal concert uniforms. Students may also wear Christmas Hats, Ears, Antlers, etc. to help set the mood for the concert as long as they do not create a distraction or impede another students ability to see. Considering the concert will be outside, please be aware that the weather may impact what we wear as far as jackets and coats. We will monitor the weather as the concert gets closer.

Now that we are breaking into numerous ensembles it is EXTREMELY important that parents and students pay close attention to their child’s specific ensemble communications and the calendar for dates and times of their groups activities. The calendar will be updated this Monday when we return with the various upcoming activities.

Region Band recordings are this week! Students participating in those auditions, please make sure you are ready to record!! Remember, you may record at home or at JHS! We wish all of our student the very best of luck in this process!


At this point, the UIL Solo & Ensemble contest is still scheduled to happen. We are not sure if it will be virtual or in-person; however, it is a go. Over the next few weeks students will either select or be assigned their solo for this event! Solo & Ensemble is scheduled for February 6th, and we are giving all students plenty of time to prepare in order to ensure their success.


Finally, the information and communications concerning the Johnson Band’s upcoming trip to Hawaii will start ramping up!! The trip is scheduled for Spring Break 2022! The “Perform America Texas” travel company will start the scheduled payment process this upcoming January! Please be on the lookout for more information about this incredible trip coming soon!

Calling all students interested in Winter Guard!! Help us put out the word to all Johnson HS students that the opportunity to be a part of our incredible Guard Program is available yet again!! There is no experience required to be a part of this group! Make sure you spread the word! Any student interested simply need contact any one of the Band Directors, and we will point them in the right direction! Anyone interested can call the Band Hall, send an email or pop into the Band Hall during the school day!

Finally, the question we have had asked the most lately!! What happens if the football team makes the playoffs? Currently we do not know the expectations or opportunities for the band. If our football team makes the playoffs, we will absolutely support them to the best of our ability. We do not know if the team will make the playoffs at this point, nor do we know if a playoff game will be Friday or Saturday or if a playoff game will be Home/Away or at a neutral site. There are many questions that do not have answers at this time; however, we can confirm that we will do everything we can to support our team and school! We simply ask that everyone be patient as the opportunities unfold and we see what options are available!


Have a great week!


Mr. Lucita

Johnson: This is Us!

IMPORTANT DATES

December 9

Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Chick-fil-A, 15500 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Buda, TX 78610

They do a mobile spirit night only due to COVID. Thus we must order via mobile, but every mobile order for pick up, drive thru and curbside ALL DAY counts toward our fundraiser.


December 12

Winter Concert, TBA

JHS Courtyard

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.


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!

Your "Parent Section Lead" should have contacted you or will be contacting you soon! These parents will be available to you as a first source of information! This will be a great way for us to not only improve our lines of communication but to build relationships in our Jaguar Band family during a challenging time - something that is usually easier to do when we are all seeing each other so often during a regular "Bandtober"! So keep your eyes open for an email from your Parent Section Lead!


Volunteer !

The end of marching season does not mean the end of volunteering! In fact, we will start preparing for the 2021 marching season this Spring, so please know that we will be reaching out via email soon! Or better yet, let us know if you have any particular interests by filling out our Committee Interest Form!


Communications

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 johnsonbands.com 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 vpcommunications@johnsonbands.com.


* Please know that we will share full uniform photo ordering information as soon as it is made available to us!


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.


Questions?

Melissa Frensley

sponsorship@johnsonbands.com


Carmen Sifuentes

vpfundraising@johnsonbands.com.


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 https://www.johnsonbands.com/sponsorships.


Thank you for your support of the Johnson Jaguar Band!

BAND BOOSTER MEMBERSHIP AND COMMITTEES

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?

https://www.johnsonbands.com/committee-interest

FORMULARIO DE MEMBRESIA E INTERES DEL COMITÉ

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?

https://www.johnsonbands.com/committee-interest-spanish

Update your CHARMS information to include BIRTHDAYS!

Log in at: https://www.charmsoffice.com/ 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: https://www.johnsonbands.com/documents

REMIND 101

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.

https://www.johnsonbands.com/forms-and-docs


Text that code to 81010, and you're ready to go!

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST REGISTER WITH HAYS VIPS PROGRAM

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, https://www.johnsonbands.com/forms-and-docs, and follow the link to register with VIPS in the lower right corner.


Questions or feedback?

Contact Juliette Kroeger

membership@johnsonbands.com.

SYNC YOUR CALENDAR TO CHARMS!

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 (www.johnsonbands.com) and click on the Calendar tab at the top for instructions.