Jaguar Band Newsletter

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June 28, 2020


Message From Mr. Lucita

Message From Band Booster President

Important Summer Due Dates

VIPS REQUIRED District Volunteer Program

Sync Your Calendar

Remind 101 for 2020 - 21

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From Mr. Lucita

Welcome to the first Johnson Jaguar Band Newsletter of the 2020 - 21 school year. We have a large amount of information to cover so let’s get started!

First, I would like to welcome our incoming freshmen, our “New to Johnson HS” and our “New to Color Guard” members! We welcome you to our program and we can’t wait to get started!

The next item on the list to address is Johnson Band and the COVID-19 crisis. Let me assure everyone that the safety and health of our students, our staff and all of our families are at the forefront of our thoughts and decision-making process. Currently, we plan to follow the published Jag Band Calendar for dates and events; however, there may be alterations or adjustments as we get closer to Summer Band. We are awaiting updates from TEA, UIL and Hays CISD. Once these are received, the Hays CISD Head Band Directors and Director of Fine Arts will immediately develop plans for what band will look like this fall. We also understand that it is impossible to predict exactly what the marching season will look like or where rehearsals, competitions, football games and other performances are concerned. There are countless variables at this point, and we ask that everyone please be patient and flexible in these ever-changing times.

I know there are a lot of unknowns at this time; however, one thing is for certain, and that is I cannot wait for the day to be able to see all of our Johnson Band Members, new and old, and to share music and the arts with everyone!

A Message from your Band Booster President

Dear Jaguar Band Family,

We know these are challenging times. Whether or not COVID has hit home or close to home by infecting a friend, a family member or causing the loss of a job, it has had an impact on us all. We are all wondering how this will affect summer band and the upcoming school year. We want to thank you for your continued patience as our band directors work with the district and the state in determining next steps. In the meanwhile, as Mr. Lucita has shared, we will proceed according to the published Jag Band Calendar.

FOR US PARENTS, that means that we need to do the following:

  1. Register – as the band directors use this info to plan marching slots;
  2. Order summer uniform by Tuesday, June 30th in order to ensure that our student has a summer band uniform for the first football game. [(New members: submit uniform sizing (uniform cost is covered in band fees); Returning members: re-order needed summer uniform items (cost not covered)];
  3. Take our kids to get a physical (if applicable);
  4. Complete and submit required forms.

We know you have received a lot of information in the last few weeks. That is why the main purpose of this newsletter is to provide you with one place to find it! Just look below!

Please know that we are here for you. You can find our contact information in the Parent Guide to Jaguar Band or on the band website. Whatever our Jaguar Band Family faces this upcoming year, it will be great because we will have each other!



Important Due Dates and Forms

Summer band is approaching quickly, so we want to start this first Jaguar Band Newsletter of the 2020 - 21 year with some important dates. Below are all of the links you have received via email in the last couple of weeks.


New Band Student Uniform Package


Returning Student Replacement Uniform Store

Replacement Marching Shoes

Due July 5

Student Registration Form

July 8

Jag Swag Spirit Gear Store

July 22

First Meal Plan Payment for Levels 3 & 4

Due July 30

Medical Release Form

UIL Marching Acknowledgement Forms

UIL Pre-participation Evaluation Physical

Band Conflict Form

How To Sign Up For Remind 101

Mr. Lucita 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!

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

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

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 ( and click on the Calendar tab at the top for instructions on how to sync the Charms calendar to your phone.