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US Bands Liberty Hill 2021

First place in finals, best percussion, best visual, best color guard and best overall effect!

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A Note from Your Booster President

I know that you were expecting to see a note from a director here, but I requested the opportunity to jump in on this one because I wanted to say THANK YOU to all of our parents who have been volunteering at games and competitions! Before the school year started I had shared with you all that 'behind every great band is a great band booster organization,' and man, have you all been proving that to be true!


Whether you are part of feeding 200 students, helping them look great in clean uniforms and hats, helping them stay hydrated and healthy, building props or costume parts, riding on a bus, or pushing props on and off the field, YOU are a part of their success!


Yes, our Jaguar Marching Band is making an impression - a strong one. It is building a legacy - a winning one - and so are our parents! I know because this past weekend we had several other parents from other band programs come by our trailer site to take pictures of our setup and ask questions about how we manage our competitions. It reminded me of our first year when we used to go around to other band areas taking pictures and asking questions - we have come a long way in only three years and - like our band - this is just the beginning!


Those same parents also asked how many parents we had volunteering. When our parents replied forty-four, our friends went into shock! They were in such awe at how many parents were willing to attend and help. It was a proud moment - one we wanted to make sure to share with all of you who have chosen and continue to choose to donate your time. Your volunteering makes a difference!


Yes, behind every great band is a great booster organization! We know this to be true because the Jaguar Marching Band parents prove it so, week after week!


Thanks, again, JB volunteer parents...your support is #undeniable!

Let's keep it going!


See you soon,

Ida Musgrove

President

Johnson Band Boosters

WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK (October 11 - 15)

Click here for the full Johnson Jaguar Band Calendar.


Monday, October 11

Hays CISD Staff & student holiday


Tuesday, October 12

Hays CISD Staff & student holiday

Band/Guard Rehearsal (5 - 8 p.m.)


Thursday, October 14

After-school rehearsal (5 - 7 p.m.)

Band Banquet Committee Meeting (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)

Sign-Making Party (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)

Band Booster General Membership Meeting (6:30 - 8 p.m.)


Friday, October 15

Before-school rehearsal (7 - 8 a.m.)

San Antonio Harlandale vs JHS (7:30 p.m. @ Shelton Stadium)

**also JHS Pink-Out Game/8th grade night


Saturday, October 16

JHS Jaguar Marching Band Clinic with Guest Clinician @ Shelton Stadium

*Full band and guard are required to attend. We will be rehearsing the full show before competing at UIL.

  • Pit crew and front ensemble should arrive at 7am to unload trailers and move items to field.
  • Students should arrive at Shelton stadium NO LATER THAN 7:45 a.m.
  • Students can depart at noon.

*transportation will not be provided to or from Shelton stadium.

"Show Shirts" are available for purchase!

What is a "show shirt"? It's a shirt specifically designed to celebrate and memorialize this year's competition show. Parents can purchase them to wear them at performances - especially competitions! It is always great for the students to see their fans in the stands with the show shirt!
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And big thanks to our Jaguar Marching Band parent volunteers: Juliette Kroeger, Mark McDaid, and Lucretia Wise!

What do i need to know this week?

New Volunteers & VIP

Are you a new volunteer? Please know that once you register with VIP you do not get a notice from the district that you are cleared. Please follow up your registration with emailing a photo of yourself to Tracye for your badge and then checking in with her to find out when it's ready for pick-up. Unless you hear something from the district, go ahead and assume you are cleared to volunteer twenty-four hours after submitting your application.


Sign-Making Parties & Send-offs for Competition

Each year parents and supporters of the Jag Band & Guard gather to wave at the busses and send off the kids to competitions. Please click here to learn more about upcoming sign-making parties and send-offs!


Names on Uniform Parts

Please write your student's name in their shoes with a white or silver paint pen. Also write names in summer uniform parts (i.e. polo, khaki shorts, CG leggings/pants and tops) If you need to order replacement shoes for any reason, click here.


Band Photos

Band group and individual photos have been uploaded to chaparralphoto.com. You may view and purchase them through their website

What's coming up?

Click here for more upcoming events


October 13

Spirit Night @ Chipotle in Southpark Meadows


October 15

8th Grade Band Night at JHS Varsity football game (w/ McCormick & Dahlstrom 8th graders)


October 19

UIL Region Marching Band Contest (8:15 p.m. Performance Time @ Toney Burger Center)


October 20

Hays CISD Marching Band Festival


October 28

Trunk-or-Treat

On Thursday, October 28th the band boosters would like to provide all band and guard students with a fun trunk or treat experience. They have been working really hard, and we would like to celebrate their work. We are asking you to decorate your trunk and bring candy for the students to visit after practice on that Thursday. Practice ends at 7 p.m. so we will start setting up around 6:00 in a designated portion of the parking lot. Please decorate your car and bring lots of candy to the event. If you cannot decorate your car you can also sign up to drop off candy for us to give away. If you have any questions please contact Carolyn Meredith at celebrations@johnsonbands.com.

COLOR GUARD CORNER!

Practice shirts for this week: (this will be the order of practice shirts for every week unless we update you with any necessary changes)

Tuesday: black

Thursday: grey

Friday: white

Saturday: black


Game day.

Pep rally day: Black/gold summer uniform with black sneakers

Game/halftime performance: Show costume/hair/makeup with black jazz shoes


Saturday Clinic:


  • Wear black shorts, black Jaguar Guard shirt, tennis shoes, hair up (not show hair - just not down), bring band water jug
  • Make sure to apply and bring sunblock
  • We recommend sunglasses and hats!

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT UNIFORMS!

Uniform replacement policy:

Please know that if your student forgets one of the items listed below, they will need to purchase a replacement as we cannot "lend" these out because we cannot resell used items. Furthermore, there are approximately 200 members in the marching band, and handing these items out without recouping cost is way too costly and unsustainable.


We accept cash or credit card. If students are unable to pay on that day, your account will be billed. Please know that any debt left outstanding will result in a hold with the school that could prevent your student from such things as purchasing prom tickets to qualifying for exemptions from finals.


Lastly, for Band and Guard students, please put your student's name on ALL UNIFORM PARTS. We recommend using paint pens/sharpies. If they are labeled, we can get those items back to your student - if they are not labeled, we cannot get those items back to them and it may result in you paying unnecessarily for replacements.


Prices of replacement items:

Polo $24

khaki shorts $20

water jug $8

wristband $3

black socks $2

black gloves $3 (gloves will be passed out this week)


With that said, if you have old summer uniform items that your student no longer uses and that are in good shape, please send those to the band hall. The uniform crew will be creating a "Uniform Closet" from which will first be utilized to assist any families in need and, if sizes are available, students can check out to borrow. Please know that if the item is not returned within 5 school days, your account will be charged the appropriate amount and outstanding debts will result in holds for your student as was explained above.


Sincerely,

Jaguar Marching Band Uniform Crew

how do i stay connected?

Get Connected: Remind App, JHS Band Calendar, Photos & Newsletters. We're also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!


Students, text the phrase @jagsmarch to 81010.

Parents, text the phase @jagbandpts to 801010.


Register for Band Emails: Make sure you and your student are in our Charms system.


Volunteer: All volunteers in Hays CISD must sign up here first. THEN, join a Johnson Jaguar Band Booster Committee! Join a Committee; help with Game Days, Competitions or the Jaguar Jog; volunteer with our Fly a Flag program.

How do i buy johnson jaguar band swag?

Visit our website for Spirit Gear & Merchandise!


Now available on our web store--car decals, clear bags, shorts, athletic pants/joggers, a new shirt design, beanies, polos, and a jacket will be available in the coming weeks, too.

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how do i support johnson jaguar band?

Join the Johnson Jaguar Band Boosters!


Subscribe to Fly a Flag! Show your National Pride AND support the Johnson High School Band! The Johnson Band Boosters are offering a US Flag Subscription service! For national holidays a 3’ x 5’ flag on a pole will be placed in your front yard. The flags will be installed at least one day before the holiday and will be removed after the holiday (length of display will vary depending on when the holiday occurs). A one-year subscription to the Fly A Flag Program is $52. At this time, this service is only being offered in the Johnson High School attendance zone.


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