for Grand Nats
Claudia Taylor Johnson High School's Student Media outlet, My Jag News, is reporting on the band's preparations for its first trip to the Bands of America Grand Nationals competition since 2011. "I'm excited about the fact that we are the largest we've ever been with 160 woodwinds and brass, and 30 percussion, 30 colorguard, and 14 dance team members," CTJ Director of Bands Jarrett Lipman told My Jag News. Current band members have never been to Grand Nats, as they are known. "The only obstacle is the unknown," Lipman said. "They'll be learning as they go. I am not worried."
> READ STORY ON MY JAG NEWS
CTJ Places Second At BOA Conroe
The Claudia Taylor Johnson Marching Band garnered its second top-three finish of the 2016 season Saturday night with a second place finish in the finals of the Bands of America Conroe Regional. Performing its show, "flashDANCE," CTJ finished with a finals score of 83.35, just 1.35 points behind regional winner Ronald Reagan. The North East Independent School District continued its display of competition excellence in Conroe as Winston Churchill finished fifth. Johnson is back on the field on Saturday, October 22, at Heroes Stadium for the UIL Region 12 Contest.
>> See Johnson's 2016 Competition Schedule
CTJ Band kicks off Capital Campaign
Faced with a fast-growing band membership, the Johnson High School band has kicked off a year-long, $50,000 campaign toward the purchase of new instruments and equipment for the program. Consider a tax deductible donation to the band, and share with friends, family and band alumni.
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