Rehearsals to be continued July 30 on the band pad
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CTJ Wins Area, State Honor Band Up

Texas Music Educators AssociationThe Claudia Taylor Johnson Wind Ensemble was awarded first place at the Texas Music Educators Association Area E 6A Honor Band Hearing on June 21 at LEE High School, sending the ensemble to its third State Honor Band hearing since 2012. The CTJ Wind Ensemble had placed first at the TMEA 6A Region 12 Honor Band Hearing one week earlier, and now will be one of 16 6A schools statewide to have their Honor Band recordings judged at the Texas Bandmasters Association Conference, which will be held July 26-28 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The recording judged in first place will be named the Texas 6A Honor Band for 2019. CTJ finished in third place in the 2015 TMEA 5A competition, and fifth in the 2013 TMEA 5A competition. View TMEA results

CTJ: 2018 Show Sneak Peak

Superior Rating for Wind Ensemble

Texas Lutheran Band FestivalThe Claudia Taylor Johnson Wind Ensemble capped off its 2018 competitive season by capturing Superior Ratings from the judges and outstanding overall band at the Texas Lutheran University TBS-KKP Band Festival on May 19. The Wind Ensemble performed its 2018 UIL Honor Band selections, “The Free Lance March,” by John Philip Sousa, “Southern Harmony,” by Donald Grantham, and “March to the Scaffold” and “Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath” movements from Hector Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique.” The Wind Ensemble’s performance also was awarded the exceptional musicianship trophy.

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Superiors for 3 Soloists, Ensembles

Texas UILClaudia Taylor Johnson had three soloists and three ensembles — a total of 28 band members — earn Superior/1 ratings at the UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble competition held May 26 in Austin at the University of Texas Butler School of Music.  Another eight soloist and two ensembles were given Excellent/2 ratings. View the complete list.

CTJ Places 6 On TMEA All-State Band

TMEA logo Six Claudia Taylor Johnson band members earned positions in the TMEA 6A All-State Band following weekend auditions at Akins High School in Austin. Sophomore tenor trombone Eli Canales earned his second all-state band honor, placing first in the room during auditions. Others advancing to state include: Senior tuba Owen Bjornson, freshman euphonium Tommy Brennan, junior English horn Ian Compton (who placed second in the state), senior bass clarinet Braeden Laird, and junior percussionist Isaac LaVigne. Johnson also had four more band members named as first alternates for positions. They are: Junior alto clarinet Emily Edgar, senior piccolo Grace Gillock, senior Eb clarinet Rika Hagino, and junior tenor saxophone Parker Payne. Since the school’s opening in 2008, Claudia Taylor Johnson has had 32 different individual members earn places in the TMEA All-State Band, gathering a total of 49 seats over that period. You can read a history of CTJ all-state band members here.

CTJ Wins BOA San Antonio

CTJ's record score of 96.625

CTJ: 10 consecutive Texas UIL Region 12 Sweepstakes Awards

CTJ Snapshots 2017

CTJ's Tradition of Excellence

CTJ at the 2016 Grand Nationals Championships

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