Jaguar Band Newsletter

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In this week's newsletter

  • Important Summer Notes Please complete the Interest Form for Tickets, Transportation & Housing to big events by JUNE 30.
  • Video: Join Pit Crew!
  • What's Happening this Month (June 2022) Please consider joining a committee to support the Band & Guard. There are several committee meetings this week (June 2! & 22). All are invited and welcome!
  • Get Involved! (Important Volunteer Information)
  • Color Guard Corner
  • DCI Tour Premier on the Big Screen
  • Rookie Parents (And Those of Us Who Need a Friendly Reminder!) Registration & Replacement Shoes
  • Save These Dates (Picture Day!)
  • Stay Strong and Healthy for Summer Band!
  • Jag Band & Guard Photos
  • Support Johnson Jaguar Band!
  • Stay Connected!
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important Summer Notes

Tickets/Transportation/Hotel for Big Events 2022 - 23

Parents, please complete this form to help the Band Boosters gauge interest in and begin planning for tickets, transportation and housing to several events this fall. Pricing will be communicated once interest is determined and payment details will be communicated prior to the events.


  • Charter bus and ticket:
    • DCI San Antonio - Sat. July 23 (students and families)
  • Charter bus only:
    • BOA Midland* - October 8th
    • BOA Waco* - October 29
  • Charter bus and hotel
    • BOA Grand Nationals* - November 9-13


* Please note that Pit Crew and full day volunteers for meals/band aid/chaperones will receive complimentary tickets and discounted charter bus transportation to these events. If you plan on volunteering in this capacity, please do not submit for tickets to those events. All other attendees must purchase their own tickets through the event website.


https://form.jotform.com/221666491468062


Responses are Due by June 30! - Filling out this form does NOT reserve you a ticket, seat on the bus, or hotel room. It is merely to gauge interest for budgeting and logistical purposes.



Open Band Hall--UPDATED June 3, 2022

The band hall will be open Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. All open band hall days and times are now listed on the Johnson Band Calendar. Any large student-led sectionals need to be communicated at least one day in advance to Mr. Lucita. This is to ensure that a Director is there for safety and logistical concerns. Individuals do not need to communicate in advance. We are thrilled to have had many students already taking advantage of this program and hope that more will continue. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.


All Band and Guard families: Please don't forget to pay your 2022 - 23 Fees

Fees are used to help purchase summer and competition uniforms! Please visit our website to pay 2022 - 23 Band, Guard and School Instrument Fees. We have been able to maintain the same guard fees as last year.


FYI Meal Plan Cost and Due Dates will be sent out very soon!

Join pit crew!

June 18, 2022

WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH (JUNE 2022)

Click here for the full Johnson Jaguar Band Calendar.


June 20 & 23

Open Band Hall (8 a.m - 4 p.m)


June 21

Web Support Committee Meeting (6 p.m. @ the practice room near Mr. Lucita's office)


Color Guard Parent Meeting (6:30 - 8 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)


June 22

Color Guard Spin Class (12 - 3 p.m. @ JHS Cafeteria & Foyer)
*This is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended.

Fundraising Organizational Meeting (6:30 - 8 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)Please join us in brainstorming ways to raise the funds we need for Grand Nationals!


Prop, Build & Front Ensemble Crew Committee Meeting (6:30 - 8 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)


June 21 & 22

Student Leadership Team (SLT) Training Camp (9 a.m. - 3 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)


The Breakdown Camp (June 21st AND June 22nd, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. @ JHS)

Check out the Jaguar Band featured on their home page! https://thebreakdowncamp.com/

This camp is FREE for all JHS incoming 9th - 12th grade band and guard students. The $300 per student fee is paid by the JHS Band. We are super excited for the Breakdown Camp this Tuesday & Wednesday! Michael Rosales and his team are fired up and ready to have some fun with the Jaguar Band!


  • Wear athletic shoes, shorts and your white "Property of Johnson Band" t-shirt.
  • Bring your water jug & snacks.


Freshman and new members, your t-shirts are here at JHS. If you want to pick them up early, come by the Band Hall Monday during Open Band Hall hours (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.). Otherwise, you may pick them up when you arrive Tuesday. Those band members who ordered a t-shirt, you can come by on Monday as well.


June 30

Color Guard Spin Class: Rookie night (4 - 7 p.m. @ JHS Cafeteria & Foyer)
*This is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended.


July 1

Color Guard Spin Class: Veteran night (4 - 7 p.m. @ JHS Cafeteria & Foyer)

*This is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended.


June 24 - July 9

Band Hall / Gyms Closed (re-doing floors)

Get Involved!

Have you signed up to volunteer yet?


All volunteers in Hays CISD must sign up here before volunteering.


Complete our Committee Interest Form to be informed on upcoming committee meetings as they begin: https://form.jotform.com/221345018736150


Join the Band Boosters: https://www.johnsonbands.com/product-page/2022-2023-booster-membership

Color Guard Corner

  • Color Guard Spin Camps are on the Charms google calendar. Please know that these classes are not mandatory but highly recommended.
  • Please note the following:
    • Spin Days for the week of the 20th (Week of Breakdown camp) have been changed! Spin Camp will not be Thursday and Friday but on Wednesday afternoon, June 22, from 12 - 3 p.m.
  • Please make sure your student eats before attending Spin Camps. We highly encourage you to send snacks with your student and ensure they are bringing a water bottle! Even indoors, guard work is a workout!
  • Don't forget to mark your calendar for the first Color Guard Parent meeting June 21, from 6:30 - 8pm. It's a very important one!

  • MANDATORY COLOR GUARD CAMP, July 21 & 22, 10am - 5pm. All 2022 color guard students must attend. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Duffy, David.Duffy@johnsonbands.com

Rookie and Returning Parents: Registration and Replacement Shoes

Registration links Refer to Mrs. Mendez's Charms email but registration items can also be found on our website here: (its in 2 places - under “I Want To…… See Documents & Resources" https://www.johnsonbands.com/documents-resources AND under “I Am A ….. Parent”, “Required Documents" https://www.johnsonbands.com/info-and-forms-2022-2023
    1. Rank One forms (only do one time for both athletics and band)
    2. Parent Information Form
    3. 8 Hour UIL Form
    4. Physical (requires dr signature) Email to Mrs. Tracye prior to start of summer band.


Returning band students who need replacement marching shoes but missed ordering prior to the June 6 deadline: please order your own shoes via one of the vendors below as Ms. Mendez will not be placing another order for fall. Marching shoes are DSI-9001 Viper Marching Band Shoes in black.


https://www.toteunlimited.com/store/product.php?productid=29547

https://www.bandshoppe.com/shop/shoes/band-shoes/dsi-viper-marching-band-shoe-109080/black/

https://fjminc.com/products/viper-marching-shoe

DCI Tour Premier on the Big Screen

Drum Corps International (DCI) is known as marching music's "major league". Band and guard students up to the age of 21 audition for corps located across the nation to compete in the DCI circuit. The DCI competition circuit takes place during the summer months ending with the Championship in August. DCI is also the place that influences the standard judges expect to see at high school marching band competitions. Watching DCI helps students and parents have a better understanding of what we are trying to achieve with our own marching show production:


If you would like to see the debut of the 2022 DCI season on a big screen, Fathom Events will show it on June 28th, 7:30 pm in 3 theaters in this area. Buy your movie tickets HERE.

SAVE THESE DATES!

July 7th Band Jam has been cancelled because the Band Hall is closed for floor waxing.


July 11 - 14 & 18 - 21

Open Band Hall


July 14 & 15

Color Guard Spin Class (4 - 7 p.m. @ JHS Cafeteria & Foyer)
*This is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended.


July 19

Summer Band Jam (5 - 9 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)


July 21 & 22

Color Guard Camp (10 a.m. - 5 p.m. @ JHS Cafeteria & Foyer)

*MANDATORY*


July 23

DCI San Antonio


July 25 & 26

Percussion Camp (@ JHS Band Hall)

SLT Camp (@ JHS Band Hall)


July 27

Summer Band Begins!


July 30

Picture Day for the 2022-2023 Jaguar Band!


* On this date, students will be assigned their band uniforms (using measurements taken previously) and will take their formal pictures.


* Students who do not take their pictures on this date will not have their pictures in time to be featured in the Football Programs.


Sign Up for time slots and additional information will be coming soon. Questions can be directed to Carmen Sifuentes at vp@johnsonbands.com.

STAY STRONG AND HEALTHY FOR SUMMER BAND!

Throughout the summer we will be sharing different exercises and stretches for you to stay strong and healthy over the summer.


Here is your first one! https://youtu.be/zuBzv3kDTPI


This exercise is for ALL color guard and band members.

Jag Band & Guard Photos

Click here for Johnson Band & Guard photos throughout the year! The password is GoJags. Scroll down for the 2022 - 23 folder for more photos from Spring Camp! Photos from all football games, competitions and special events will be uploaded here throughout the year. You can download photos for free.

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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Stay Connected!

  1. Save our website -www.johnsonbands.com
  2. Find copies of our Jaguar Band Newsletters at: https://www.johnsonbands.com/newsletter
  3. Sync to the Band Google Calendar: https://www.johnsonbands.com/calendar
  4. Sign up for 2022 Remind - Instructions here https://www.johnsonbands.com/get-connected
  5. Like our Facebook Page https://www.johnsonbands.com/get-connected
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