The Story of CTJ at Grand Nats
“We talk a lot to the kids, in their performances, about not just performing to be noticed but performing to be remembered. And that's a lot about what we try to do with Claudia Taylor is just to create things that people will really enjoy watching and listening to ... and that they're going to remember and they're going to talk about.” —
Jarrett Lipman, Director of Bands
Feature produced by Music For All and Bands of America on CTJ's 2016 Grand National Finals appearance.
19 At CTJ Advance to TMEA All-Area
The Claudia Taylor Johnson Band had 19 students advance to the All-Area contest — the next and final round of the TMEA All-State Process. The 19 who advanced this year represent a total just one short of CTJ's school-best ever number of 20. Seven band members earned chairs in the TMEA Region 12 Orchestra by placing at the top of their room and will perform the weekend of December 9-11. Nine CTJ band members earned first chair in the region/won their room. Earlier this fall, CTJ had 58 students earn positions in the All-District Band — including 36 who placed at the top of their rooms and advanced to region-level competition.
CTJ’s Nickels Honored With ‘Eagle Scout’ Rank GO