Marching Excellence

“The Johnson Band’s appearances at regional and national competitions have produced a powerful response from audiences and judges alike, garnering applause and admiration for its full-throated, rich sound, its imaginative and inspiring presentations, and the high energy and intensity of its young performers.”  
MICHAEL J. CESARIO
Artistic Director, Drum Corps International & Design Director, Fred J. Miller Inc.


CTJ Band Marching Excellence     
CTJ's 2014 Bands of America trophiesEntering its 10th season, the Claudia Taylor Johnson High School Marching Band has grown to nearly 300 band members and state and national prominence as one of the finest marching bands — establishing a reputation for quality, innovation, and excitement. Each season brings a new and different challenge, but as each season’s results demonstrate, Claudia Taylor Johnson has become a consistent finalist, caption winner, and championship contender in competition.

Johnson capped off its 2017 season by winning the Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional with a record finals run score of 96.625. It was the third BOA regional championship of the season and sixth in program history. CTJ also won the Austin Regional and the West Texas Regional in Midland. CTJ was awarded “Sweepstakes” Division 1 ratings at the 2017
Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) Region 12 Marching Contest and also was the Class AAAAAA champion at the 34th Rough Rider Marching Contest.

A year ago, Johnson made its second ever trip to the BOA Grand Nationals in Indianapolis, Ind., finishing ninth overall in its second Grand National finals appearance. Johnson was named a finalist in all four Bands of America competitions on its 2016 schedule. And at the 2017 BOA San Antonio Super Regional, Johnson’s championship gave it seven consecutive top-five finishes in that event — the only school to accomplish that feat.

Johnson has finished in the top five in 16 out of the past 17 BOA regional, super regional, or grand nationals events, including six championships, between the beginning of the 2012 marching season through the 2017 BOA San Antonio Super Regional.

Click on the images below to view the competition results for that year; at the bottom of this page is a listing of CTJ’s top scores in BOA competition:

2017 Season The Forest Through the Trees

CTJ Marching Season 2016

2015 CTJ Marching Season 
2014 CTJ Marching Season

2013 CTJ Marching Season

CTJ Marching Season 2012

CTJ Marching Season 2011

CTJ Marching Season 2010

CTJ Marching Season 2009

CTJ Marching Season 2008

CTJ's all-time scores in BOA competition