Jaguar Band Newsletter
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A Note from the Director
For our current Jaguar Band families...Welcome to the whirlwind week!!
This is going to be the busiest week yet for our Jaguar Band. Let’s review what is headed our way!
1. Monday, we have a regular rehearsal 5 - 8 p.m.
2. Tuesday is UIL Region Marching Contest at Tony Burger Center in Austin. Please see the schedule that was emailed out Friday.
3. Wednesday is the Hays CISD Band Festival at Shelton Stadium. This is a community give-back event and admission is free. All three Hays CISD High School Marching Bands will be performing. Additionally, the 7th & 8th grade students from all six of the Hays CISD will be performing.
4. Thursday is a regular after-school rehearsal, 5 - 7 p.m.
5. Friday is an away football game in Seguin! We will have the 7 a.m. rehearsal with the Rosettes. Considering UIL Area Marching Contest is the next morning, the band will leave the Seguin game after halftime.
6. Saturday is UIL Area Marching Contest! This contest will be held at PField in the Pflugerville ISD. This is also a prelims/finals contest with the top bands advancing on to the UIL State Championships.
This week kicks off the first full week of our Fall Fundraiser! Parents, I encourage you to help push the links to our fundraiser out to family and friends. Let’s make this an incredible fundraiser for our band program!
As we wrap up this newsletter, it is important that we acknowledge and thank the incredible volunteers that have worked so hard this season. From Uniforms, to Props, to Food, to Bus Chaperones and to every little event that I may have missed where we had our wonderful parents and families volunteer! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your efforts do not go unnoticed!
Let’s make it a great week and as always: It’s a Great Day to be a Jaguar!
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK (October 18 - 23)
Monday, October 18
Band/Guard Rehearsal (5 - 8 p.m.)
Sign-Making Party (5:30 - 8 p.m.)
Tuesday, October 19
UIL Region Marching Contest (8:15 p.m. Performance Time @ Toney Burger Center)
Wednesday, October 20
The Jaguar Band Boosters will be selling AIRGRAMS at the festival! Make sure to get your message for your favorite Jaguar marching band student ready! This is going to be fun!
Thursday, October 21
After-school rehearsal (5 - 7 p.m.)
Friday, October 22
Before-school rehearsal (7 - 8 a.m.)
JHS @ Seguin (7:30 p.m. @ Seguin Stadium)
Saturday, October 23
What do i need to know this week?
UIL Gate Entry Fees
The UIL Host recently notified participants that tickets for UIL will be CASH ONLY. They also included a comment that if you cannot pay cash, they can accept checks made out to UIL Music Region 18. Tickets are still $5 for 6th grade and up. 5th grade and younger are free as has been posted on our website.
Uniform Washing for UIL
Next week we have a busy week. The band has UIL on Tuesday, Hays Marching Festival on Wednesday, a football game on Friday and UIL Area on Saturday. We will need to wash all the show tops and bibbers on Thursday in order to be ready for UIL on Saturday. We are planning an all-day washing session at the school on Thursday. We need as many volunteers as possible to help get all the uniforms done.
What's coming up?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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And big thanks to our Jaguar Marching Band parent volunteers: Juliette Kroeger, Mark McDaid, and Lucretia Wise!
COLOR GUARD CORNER!
Tuesday: UIL Region (see schedule emailed via Charms)
Saturday: UIL Area (be on the lookout for schedule emailed via Charms)
Pep rally day: Black/gold summer uniform with black sneakers
Game/halftime performance: Summer uniform, show hair/show makeup with black jazz shoes
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:
khaki shorts $20
water jug $8
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.
Jaguar Marching Band Uniform Crew
how do i stay connected?
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.
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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