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JHS Band Recruitment Spring 2021

February 21, 2021


A Message from Mr. Lucita

Important Dates

March Spirit Night

Join Winter Guard!

Band Sponsorships - Please Share!

Rookie Corner

Spirit Wear: Online

Chrome Car Emblems

Band Booster Membership and Committees

Formulario de Membresia e Interés del Comité

Remind 101 for 2020 - 21

VIPS REQUIRED District Volunteer Program

Sync Your Calendar



Dear Jaguar Band Families,

WOW! What a crazy week we just finished! We hope that all of our Jaguars Band families were safe and came through this crazy week with as few issues as possible! We know there are some that had some damage due to the sustained freezing temperatures, and we hope they are able to recover as quickly as possible! I must say that last week was the craziest week of cold weather I have ever seen in Texas! Then, just like that, it was 70 degrees and sunny today!!

With the craziness of last week, we have numerous adjustments to the calendar. Let’s get started and get that info out to everyone.

Winter Guard! The first contest of the season is rapidly approaching, and the guard program is hard at work preparing for the first show! This week we have several rehearsals scheduled.

  • Monday, Feb 22: Varsity 3 - 8 p.m.; JV is 4 - 8 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb 25: Regularly-scheduled practice 5 - 8 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb 27: Time TBA

Let talk Percussion!!! This week we have our regularly-scheduled FULL Percussion Camp for all current 8th - 11th grade percussionists on Wednesday, February 24, from 5 - 7 p.m.

How about a little Johnson HS Wind Ensemble rehearsal! We will have our regularly-scheduled Wind Ensemble rehearsal Tuesday, February 23 from 5 - 7 p.m.

UIL Solo & Ensemble has been rescheduled for March 6th!! It will be located at Hays High School or Lehman High School. Mr Malik will share the dates for the second round of accompaniment rehearsals as soon as those are locked in with the accompanist. The date of UIL Solo & Ensemble is confirmed. We are just waiting for confirmation of the location. We will let everyone know once we have that information.

We will be kicking off our spring virtual fundraiser soon!!! Please make sure that everyone is prepared to participate at the very highest level! This fundraiser will help us cover the cost of all things Jag Band related! We only have two fund raisers a year, and it is incredibly important that we make the very best of them. We have a super busy fall marching season with lots of festivals, travel, clinics, technicians, visual enhancements and equipment; this fundraiser helps us cover a significant portion of these costs!! We need everyone to participate and help make this a huge success!

Wow, that’s a lot of items crammed into one weeks' newsletter!! However, it is what we do and what helps our students develop time management skills and responsibility. High School Band gives so much more to our students than music!!

Enjoy the warm temperatures ahead and we'll see everyone this week!

Mr. Lucita

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JHS (Buda) Color Guard recruiting VIDEO

Sign up to join the Winter Guard for this Spring semester or Fall 2021!


Benefits of Joining the Jaguar Color Guard Program

  • Perform year-round in a varsity sport that enables you to meet your PE credit. The sport ties together dance, theater/acting, athletics, and the beauty of using equipment to visually portray music.
  • Gain lifelong friends
  • Have academic support via UIL Eligibility.
  • Get the opportunity to travel on exciting trips!
  • Have a team of directors that believe you can achieve anything!

Help us spread the word about this wonderful program.

Interested? Email or speak with Mr. Duffy!


*see Charms calendar for more dates. Sync calendar to your phone!

February 22, 2021

Varsity 3 - 8 p.m.

JV 4 - 8 p.m.

*Parent volunteers for Props, 4pm (come when you can; check GroupMe for updates)

February 23, 2021

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

5 - 7 p.m.

February 24, 2021

Marching Percussion Conditioning Camps

5 - 7 p.m.

February 25, 2021

Winter Guard Practice

5 - 8 p.m.

New Member Meeting for all rising 8th graders

Details shared via 8th grade bands Charms email

February 27, 2021

Winter Guard Practice

Time TBA

March 6, 2021

UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest

Lehman HS

March 2021

UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest

March 13, 2021

Winter Guard competes in Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC)

Davenport HS, San Antonio

March 27, 2021

Winter Guard competes in Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC)

Georgetown HS, Georgetown

April 10, 2021

JHS Band and Guard hosting TCGC @ JHS

*set up Friday evening; competition all day Saturday

Spirit Night: March 10, 2021 4 - 8 p.m. @ Chipotle

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Band Sponsorships and opportunity to put Student names on trailer!

The Johnson Jaguar Band depends in large part on the fundraising efforts of the Band Boosters. Sponsorships are a very important part of fundraising. Our Sponsorship levels have been updated, and we have a lot of exciting options for businesses AND families! We ask that every family please share this brochure with anyone you know that has a business. We are eager to help promote businesses in our community that support the Jaguar Band! If you would like color copies of our Sponsorship Brochure, we are happy to provide them.


Melissa Frensley

Carmen Sifuentes

A new addition to our Sponsorship options is the Friends and Family Level. This level offers various options for businesses as well as an option for band families: For $200, you can have your child’s name and graduation year on our band trailer indefinitely with the option to simultaneously add sibling name for an additional $100.

Details of all Sponsorship Options can be found at

Thank you for your support of the Johnson Jaguar Band!

Rookie Corner

This section is for all new (Rookie!) parents! Here we will focus on various points of information that we believe would be helpful to families in their first year with the Jaguar Band.

8th Grade Percussion Camps being this week - FINALLY!

8th grade camps for woodwinds and brass will be starting soon!

8th grade camps for the Jaguar Guard (JAGuard) will start in March!

*These camps are not mandatory but they will definitely give your student a strong start to the 2021 marching season! It's a great opportunity to meet 9-11th grade students and have fun!

February 22, 2021

New Member Meeting for all Rising 8th graders

Zoom, 7 p.m

Winter Guard

Did you know that Color Guard is year round!? In the "Spring" color guards enter competitive "winter guard" circuits. Check out last year's Jaguar Winter Guard performance on their web page located HERE. If you know of someone that might be interested in joining the winter guard for the Spring Semester, have them get in contact with Mr. Duffy! It's not too late!


The band directors and boosters primarily rely on Charms to communicate information. Make sure your information is up to date in Charms. Reminder that the Jaguar Band school code is: JohnsonJaguarBand

Check out our YouTube page!

Check out Jaguar Band and Guard videos!

Go to our photos page at and check out pictures from various events in which the band has participated! Some folders are open to all the public but other picture folders must be accessed with the following case-sensitive passcode: GoJags

If you have experience taking quality photos,
will be attending games or other events, and are willing to take pictures for the band, please contact Greta Von Paumgarten at

Have fun!

Other Things You Want to Know!

  • Check out the Johnson Band Spirit Gear! JB Band Merchandise is now in stock! Check out our online store for performance style caps, hoodies, long sleeve t-shirts and short-sleeved t-shirts. Both long and shirt sleeve t-shirts are available in a large JB logo and small JB logo style and have "Buda, TX" down the back.

  • Johnson: This is Us! Christmas Ornament Thought you missed out on purchasing your Jaguar Band memory ornament? They are still available for purchase on our online store! Get yours while you can! Deliveries will be scheduled at a later date.


The Johnson Jaguar Band is a student-led organization supported by the Johnson High School Band Boosters. Because your child is in Band (which includes woodwinds, brass, percussion and color guard!), you ARE a member of the JHS Band Boosters. It takes the untiring support from our Booster Parents, YOU, for the band to attain its highest potential. YOU are a big part of their success.

How can you help?


Johnson Jaguar Band es una organización dirigida por estudiantes y apoyada por los Johnson Band Boosters. Debido a que su hijo está en la banda, usted ES miembro de JHS Band Boosters. Se necesita el incansable apoyo de nuestros Padres de refuerzo, USTED, para que la banda alcance su máximo potencial. ¡TÚ eres una gran parte de su éxito!

¿Cómo puedes ayudar?

Update your CHARMS information to include BIRTHDAYS!

Log in at: the school code is: JohnsonJaguarBand

After logging in, click RETURNING students. The password is your child’s Hays CISD Student ID#. It will ask you to create a new password at that point. Please feel free to use a password of your choice.

Include birth dates so we can celebrate student birthdays!!

Find helpful documents regarding Charms on our website:


Jaguar Band 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!


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


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.