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Austin Maldonado Joins Johnson Faculty

2016-17 CTJ Student Leadership Announced READ

CTJ Awarded 9 Superior Ratings at TSSEC READ

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Upcoming July Events 

July 18-23:  July Colorguard Camp,  times TBA
July 18-22:  July Percussion Camp,  times TBA
July 26-27:  CTJ Student Leadership Training,  times TBA

Welcome to the CTJ Band 
Bands of America champions

The Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School Marching Band opened in August 2008, the newest of seven comprehensive high schools in San Antonio's North East Independent School District. In only eight short years the band program has grown to more than 240 students and has received state and national recognition. The band — under the direction of Jarrett Lipman, Alan Sharps, Jordan Stern, Kris Hartman, and Darryl Pemberton — has established a reputation for quality, innovation and excitement. Drum Corps International (DCI) Artistic Director and Award Winning Fred J. Miller Uniform Designer Michael Cesario has said about the band, “The Claudia Taylor Johnson Band has burst onto the national marching band scene with a brilliant sound, and distinctly new look … that has produced a powerful response from audiences and judges alike, garnering admiration for its full-throated, rich sound, its imaginative and inspiring presentations, and the high energy and intensity of its young performers.” 

The Claudia Taylor Johnson Band competes actively in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) and in Bands of America contests each year. The band has become a consistent finalist at Bands of America Regional Contests, and has advanced to the UIL State Marching Contest all three times it has been eligible since the school opened, making appearances in 2010, 2012, and 2014. In 2012, the band was named a UIL State Marching Contest Finalist for the first time, and in 2014 the band was named the UIL State Marching Contest Bronze Medalist.
At Bands of America Regionals, the band has placed into the top five at the San Antonio Super Regional each season since 2011, and was named the 2014 Bands of America Conroe Regional Champion and 2014 San Antonio Super Regional Champion, taking home awards for Best Music, Best General Effect, and Best Visual during the course of both regionals. In 2015, the band won the BOA McAllen Regional, and finished as the second-place finalist at BOA Conroe and third-place finalist at BOA San Antonio. CTJ finished the 2015 marching season ranked 10th nationally by HornRank.com.

The Johnson High School Concert Bands have achieved recognition for their superior musical performances at UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest, as well as throughout the year at Holiday and Seasonal events. The Johnson Wind Ensemble (Band 1) is a two-time TMEA 6A Honor Band Finalist, placing 5th overall in the state in 2012 and 3rd overall in the state in 2014. The Wind Ensemble and Symphony band have received consistent Sweepstakes ratings since Johnson opened in 2008.

On January 1st, 2014, the Claudia Taylor Johnson Band marched in the 125th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. The band received the invitation to march in the famed parade in the fall of its 5th year, as only the third San Antonio band to ever receive an invitation, and the only band to represent the Texas region in 2014. In addition, The Claudia Taylor Johnson Band received the 2014 John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Shield award for excellence in marching band. 

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