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Spring Camp 2022!

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.

a note from your director

Wow!!! Here we are heading into the final week of school! How crazy is that! We have just a few celebrations to note and a few items that are happening this final week! But before we get to those items, let’s welcome our new readers!! We want to welcome all of the new parents and students to their first edition of the Johnson Band Booster Newsletter! For our new parents and students this will be a great source of information delivered to your digital device every week! It includes calendar updates, celebrations, reminders, pictures and much more! Speaking of celebrations, here we go!

Talk about worthy of a celebration!! This weeks spring training was absolutely awesome! We had an awesome turnout for both the camp, the parent meeting and the parent preview!

If what we witnessed this past weekend is an indicator of the future we can’t wait for what the fall will bring!!

Please share that if there were any friends or family members who are on the fence about High School Band or Color Guard (or want to come back!), we can still get them into our program. We will treat them similarly to students that move in from another school or district and give them some extra attention in summer band to try to get them caught up as quickly as possible. We don’t want anyone to miss out on the excitement and fun of the Johnson Jaguar Marching Band!!

Upcoming items! Make sure you keep an eye on the Calendar! The next major event we have happening for EVERYONE is the Breakdown Camp on June 21 & 22! This camp is a major part of our journey to success!! We need all Wind, Percussion and Guard members at this camp! Michael Rosales, one of the nations top dancer/choreographers will fly in with his team to work with our Johnson Jaguar Band students. The camp times are 4 - 8 p.m. in the same gym as our Parent Preview this past weekend! Can’t wait for these two days of excitement and movement!

We have several items this week that need to be mentioned. Graduation Band rehearsal is scheduled immediately after school on Wednesday!! We will distribute the graduation day schedule at that time! Remember, graduation is required of all non-senior members of Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony, plus any non-senior members of Symphonic Winds who would like to participate. Again, Graduation Band rehearsal is Wednesday immediately after school. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. (please be prepared to possibly run a little longer if needed to get through all of the music being played at graduation since this is our last rehearsal)

Wind Ensemble Tobin Center rehearsal. Monday 4:30-5:30 p.m. and Tuesday 2 - 3 p.m. Refer to the Tobin Center Performance schedule for more details!

Reminders:
Tuxedos & Dresses must be returned now! If you still have your tuxedo or dress bring it to school this week!! Wind Ensemble will return theirs when we return from the Tobin Center Tuesday night!

Button Covers and Pearls! We are missing many button covers! Please make sure these are retuned! Check the pockets of your tuxedo. The button covers are small and often overlooked! We are missing more than half of the button covers and a few of the pearl necklaces. Let’s get those turned in this week!

Parents and Students please make sure that all information in Charms is updated! Simply log into Charms using your student's ID as their password or the password you have previously chosen for Charms account and update your data! Eights-grade parents and students, your Charms account is no longer with Dahlstrom or McCormick. It is now the Johnson Charms account, and you will need to log into the Johnson Charms to update. Follow this link then click on the parents/students/members tab.

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms2/login.asp

Johnson Band School Code: JohnsonJaguarBand

We are missing several key pieces of information for many students! If you did not update your info at the parent meeting, please do so as soon as possible! We don’t want you to miss anything.

Remind 101. Make sure you are subscribed to the Remind 101 that applies to you. This will be our most frequently used source of communication while at games, concerts, contests etc. And, will provide updates and instruction throughout the day, season and school year!

STUDENTS: https://www.remind.com/join/jagsmarch

PARENTS: https://www.remind.com/join/jagbandpts

As we wrap up this week's newsletter I want to share just how excited I am about this coming year, our returning Jag Band members, our new SLT, our incoming freshmen class, our new JBB Officers, and our new group of band parents!! Welcome to our Johnson Jaguar Band Family. I say it each week and mean it sincerely: “It’s A Great Day To Be A Jaguar!”

Jag Swag TMF Store

Please visit the Jag Swag TMF store. It closes automatically June 6, 2022. Here you can purchase the "highly recommended" duffel bags for band and guard.

WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK (May 24 - 30)

Click here for the full Johnson Jaguar Band Calendar.


May 23

Wind Ensemble Tobin Center Rehearsal (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.)


May 24

Wind Ensemble Tobin Center Rehearsal (2 - 3 p.m.)

YOSA invitational Tobin Center (7 - 9 p.m. @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts)

Wind Ensemble Only


May 26

MOD Pizza Fundraiser

Last Day of School!!!


May 28 & 30

TSSEC

YOSA Invitational

Tuesday, May 24, the Wind Ensemble will perform at the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA) Invitational.


Arrival Time: 5:30 p.m. (Bus transportation provided by JHS Band for students)
Warm-Up Time: 6 p.m.
Performance Time: 7 p.m.
Group Photo Time: 7:40 p.m.
Departure Time: 8 p.m. (Students will return to JHS Band Hall by bus)

Tickets & Group Photo
The YOSA Invitational is a free event, and no ticket is required to attend. Please note that the house will open 15 minutes prior to your performance time for audience members. A group photo will be taken at the conclusion of your concert, and professional audio recording of your concert will be emailed to you.

Rookie Parents (and those of us who need a friendly reminder!)

  1. Registration links Refer to Tracye’s email but included registration items can 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 Tracye prior to start of summer band.
  2. Uniforms and Spirit Gear
    1. Note - Freshman receive as part of their Rookie Package the following items: Black Band Polo, Khaki shorts, marching shoes, white dry fit shirt, black dry fit compression sleeveless shirt, ½ gallon water jug
    2. Replacement marching shoes are available for order until June 6th. Check yours to see if they still fit and are in good condition or order new ones one (returning members must purchase): https://hayscisd.revtrak.net/Campuses-and-Instruction-1013/Middle-Schools-and-High-Schools/johnson-high-school/jhs-music/jhs-band/#/v/JHS---Band--Replacement-Marching-Shoes-1723
    3. Additional uniform item pieces (for extras or new sizes for returning students) are available for order until June 6th in our TMF JAG SWAG Store. https://stores.inksoft.com/Johnsonhsband/shop/home
    4. All students - duffle bags for band and guard are highly recommended (they are not included in rookie package). Order in our TMF JAG SWAG Store. https://stores.inksoft.com/Johnsonhsband/shop/home
    5. Band/Guard specific and select Jaguar spirit gear items are available in the TMF Jag Swag Store through June 6th. Additional items with limited inventory are available in our Booster store for immediate delivery. New/additional items available beginning at summer band. https://www.johnsonbands.com/spirit-gear
  3. Get Involved in Your Booster Program
    1. Complete our Committee Interest Form to be informed on upcoming committee meetings as they begin: https://form.jotform.com/221345018736150
    2. Join the Band Boosters: https://www.johnsonbands.com/product-page/2022-2023-booster-membership
  4. Stay Connected throughout summer
    1. Save our website -www.johnsonbands.com
    2. Sync to the Band Google Calendar: https://www.johnsonbands.com/calendar
    3. Sign up for 2022 Remind - Instructions here https://www.johnsonbands.com/get-connected
    4. Like our Facebook Page https://www.johnsonbands.com/get-connected

what's coming up? SAVE THESE DATES!

May 31

Graduation--REQUIRED for Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony Underclassmen (6 - 9:30 p.m. @ Strahan Arena)


June 13

Summer Band Jam #1 (5 - 9 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)


June 21 - 22

The Breakdown Camp (Beginning 4 p.m. June 21 @ 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.


July 7

Summer Band Jam #2 (5 - 9 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)


July 19

Summer Band Jam #3 (5 - 9 p.m. @ JHS Band Hall)


July 23

DCI San Antonio


July 25 & 26

Percussion Camp (@ JHS Band Hall)

SLT Camp (@ JHS Band Hall)


July 27

Summer Band Begins

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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.