Jaguar Band Newsletter
Information by parents, for parents!
In this week's newsletter
- Annual Jagtastic Silent Auction
This Week & Save These Dates
From the Director
Color Guard Corner
- Fly a Flag
- Johnson Band SmugMug Photos Login/Password
- Staying informed
- Service Hours
- Get Involved! (Important Volunteer Information)
- Save These Dates
- Jag Band & Guard Photos
- Stay Connected!
Annual Jagtastic Silent Auction
Please remember that this fundraiser is part of the funding we need to pay for Grand Nationals! Basically, we really need to pay ourselves back and your participation is key!
Your PSL will be in touch soon. They will need to have all donations collected by November 28th, so that they know what I need to fill in and to give enough time to put the basket together.
You can contact your PSL and they will meet you to pick up your donation, or you can send it with your student to the JHS band hall labeled with Student name, (Enter Section) basket, ATTN: (Enter Your Name) and they will pick it up there.
You can also Venmo your PSL and they can purchase items for you. They will provide you with that information when they reach out. Make sure you put that it’s for the band auction!
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week & Save These Dates
Picnic on the the Dots--End of Marching Season party (5:30 - 8 p.m. @ JHS Courtyard & Band Hall)
Amici & Snowball's Chance Spirit Night (5 - 9 p.m.)
November 21 - 25
December 1 & 3
Region Band Auditions--select students only
Budafest Parade (6:30 p.m.--more information to come)
Christmas Concert (6 - 9 p.m. @ JHS Amphitheater)
Picnic on the Dots
Let’s get the Moe and Gene marching machine back together one more time at our
Picnic on the Dots!
Thursday, 11/16, 5:30-8pm
*This will be a come and go event.
The “Against All Odds” props will be set up around the courtyard for people to take pictures. We will have the semi-finals run showing on loop in the band hall for people to watch at their convenience.
Boosters will serve cupcakes, lemonade and other snacks. Families are invited to bring dinner.
Hope to see you there!
From the Director
Next stop Indianapolis! Well, there were a couple of stops to stretch, eat, potty breaks and driver changes, but 17 hours later we made it to the Indianapolis Convention Center where we immediately unloaded the buses and had a 2 hour rehearsal. I said this was a whirlwind trip! Our students averaged about 5 hours of sleep each night but were troopers and gave it their all in every rehearsal, warm-up and performance we had, despite being sleep deprived. Oh, and did I mention the EPIC BLIZZARD of 2022 that rolled unexpectedly into the city of Indianapolis just moments before we took the field in competition. OK, it wasn’t actually a blizzard, but you would have thought it was by the excitement of the students when the giant roll up door lifted out of the way so we could walk to the Lucas Oil Stadium and the students were met with the ground covered by the snow falling from the sky. The walk to the stadium was cold and windy but, with about 4 inches of snow falling from the sky, everyone made it to the stadium entry hyped up on adrenaline and excitement.
I have not mentioned the performances yet! The Jaguar Band gave two incredible performances of our show and were the buzz of the crowd. So many parents and students loved our show and could not believe that we are only in our fourth year of existence. The spectators and performers at BOA Grand Nationals now know the Moe & Gene Johnson HS Marching Band. We started this journey in 2019 and set performing at BOA Grand Nationals as a goal we wanted to achieve. We also wanted to make the top 32 and advance on from Prelims to Semifinals. Both of those goals were accomplished and more. Our Jaguar Band place 12th out of over one-hundred bands in prelims and dropped slightly to 15th out of thirty-four bands in Semifinals. What an accomplishment and history making event! To be able to say that our band not only attended BOA Grand Nationals but also advanced to Semifinals and placed 15th is an accomplishment that thousands of band students across the country will never get to say or experience. We are so proud of what they have accomplished in such a short amount of time and the future is incredibly bright for this program due to the foundations that have been put in place by these students. To say we are proud of them is an understatement. We are humbled, inspired and honored to be a part of the history that our Johnson Jaguar Band has made and will continue to make in the future. Now, lets get back to work and continue to strive for even bigger and better!
As always, it's great to be home and it's a great day to be a Johnson Jaguar!
color guard corner
Color Guard Updates...now time for Winter Guard!
Here is the current schedule of practices and competitions. Please make sure to make arrangements in advance. We will add these dates to the band calendar very soon!
For Winter Guard, Color Guard is separated into Varsity and JV based on ability and skill. As is the case during marching band season, attendance at practices and competitions is mandatory. We will be hosting a Winter Guard Parent and Student meeting soon during which we will present how winter guard works, winter guard fee ($200), student and parent expectations, and answer any questions you may have!
Please know that we will also be in contact soon regarding Winter Guard snack sign-ups, meal plans, and floor crew!
Fly a Flag
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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Jag Band & Guard Photos
Staying Informed! The Jaguar Band strives to keep everyone informed about our events and increase the opportunity to answer questions and create conversations with our community. This year, you will be able to find out information not only in our Newsletter and on our Band Calendar, but we will also be sharing them on our Johnson Band website events page and as events on our Facebook page. Our events on Facebook will be used as a primary source for updates and reminders. Don't forget to use your section GroupMe's as a quick and effective way to get your questions answered!
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