2017 Marching Season

Show: The Forest Through The Trees

• 2 Bands of America Regional championships
• 1 Bands of America Super Regional championship
• 15 caption awards in BOA competitions
• 2 BOA Class AAAA preliminaries first-place finishes
• BOA-record score of 96.625 at the BOA San Antonio Super Regional



Logo-The Forest Through The TreesBOA Austin Regional

Saturday, September 23
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• Total bands in field: 27

RECAP
Its musicianship and drill on solid display, the Claudia Taylor Johnson Marching Band won the Bands of America Austin Regional Championship convincingly on Saturday against an excellent field of Texas bands.

CTJ swept all six captions in the preliminary and finals competitions at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Round Rock, and outpaced defending champion Vandegrift by nearly three points on the judges’ scoresheets, 85.05 to 82.25. Round Rock High School was third (81.95), followed by Leander (81.90) and Cedar Park (80.30). Fellow NEISD school Winston Churchill also made the finals, and placed eighth out of 27 schools.

CTJ won the outstanding general effect, outstanding visual effect, and outstanding music effect in prelims and finals (CTJ shared outstanding music effect with Vandegrift in the finals). CTJ also was first place in Class AAAA after preliminaries.

The BOA regional championship was the band’s first since 2015, and its fourth overall. The six total caption awards give CTJ 34 in 10 seasons of competition. Additionally, BOA Austin was the debut outing for the band’s Amazon uniforms.

CTJ next takes the field on Oct. 7 in the 34th annual Rough Rider Marching Contest at Heroes Stadium, followed by the BOA West Texas Regional Championship in Midland on Oct. 14.


FINALS RESULTS

85.05
 - Claudia Taylor Johnson
82.25 - Vandegrift
81.95 - Round Rock
81.90 - Leander
80.30 - Cedar Park
78.40 - Cedar Ridge
77.45 - Hendrickson
75.65 - Winston Churchill
75.00 - James Bowie
73.65 - Vista Ridge

Outstanding Music Performance - tie,  Claudia Taylor Johnson and Vandegrift
Outstanding Visual Performance -
Claudia Taylor Johnson
Outstanding General Effect -
Claudia Taylor Johnson

CLASS AAAA PRELIMINARIES
1st - Claudia Taylor Johnson
2nd - Vandegrift
3rd - Round Rock

Outstanding Music Performance - Claudia Taylor Johnson
Outstanding Visual Performance - Claudia Taylor Johnson
Outstanding General Effect - Claudia Taylor Johnson

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34th Annual Rough Rider Marching Contest
Saturday, October 7
Heroes Stadium
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• First place, Class 6A
• Swept awards and honors

RECAP
The Claudia Taylor Johnson Marching Band swept captions and honors as it won the Class 6A competition at the 34th Rough Rider Marching Contest on Oct. 7 at Heroes Stadium.

In addition to its first-place award, CTJ was named:
• Best Colorguard
• Best Front Ensemble
• Best Batterie
• Best Soloist (Trombones)
• Best Horn Line

CTJ was also given a Distinguished Performance Award for its 2017 show, “The Forest Through The Trees.” This was the second Rough Rider Marching Contest for CTJ, which won in 2010 with caption awards for Best Brass, Best Woodwinds, and Best Colorguard.

CLASS 6A
1st - Claudia Taylor Johnson
2nd - Canyon
3rd - Smithson Valley

Distinguished Performance Award - Claudia Taylor Johnson
Best Colorguard -
Claudia Taylor Johnson
Best Front Ensemble - Claudia Taylor Johnson
Best Batterie - Claudia Taylor Johnson
Best Soloist (Trombones) - Claudia Taylor Johnson
Best Horn Line - Claudia Taylor Johnson


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BOA West Texas Regional
Saturday, October 14
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• Total bands in 2017 field: 23

RECAP
With power in its sound and purpose in its movement, the Claudia Taylor Johnson Marching Band turned in an amazing finals performance to win the Bands of America West Texas Regional Championship at Grande Communications Stadium in Midland.

The win was the band’s second BOA regional championship of the season and its fifth in program history. CTJ’s finals score of 90.20 was the highest score of any band in the nation this season during BOA competition.  Johnson finished 4.70 points ahead of second place Bellevue West, Nebraska (85.50). Timber Creek finished in third place at 82.60, followed by Clovis, N.M. (fourth place, 79.85) and Sherman (fifth place, 79.70). There were 23 bands in the first-year BOA competition.

CTJ was named Class AAAA champion following preliminaries competition with a score of 90.05. Other class champions were Bellevue West (AAA), Plainview (AA), and Pecos (A). Additionally, CTJ swept the music, visual and general effect captions in finals and preliminaries, as it did in its season opening win at BOA Austin in September.
 

FINALS RESULTS
90.20
- Claudia Taylor Johnson
85.50 - Bellevue West (Neb.)
82.60 - Timber Creek
79.95 - Clovis (N.M.)
79.70 - Sherman
78.70 - McNeil
76.35 - Del Rio
76.30 - L.V. Berkner
75.15 - Lewisville
73.35 - Permian

Outstanding Music Performance - Claudia Taylor Johnson
Outstanding Visual Performance -
Claudia Taylor Johnson
Outstanding General Effect -
Claudia Taylor Johnson

CLASS AAAA PRELIMINARIES
1st - Claudia Taylor Johnson
2nd - Timber Creek
3rd - McNeil

Outstanding Music Performance - Claudia Taylor Johnson
Outstanding Visual Performance - Claudia Taylor Johnson
Outstanding General Effect - Claudia Taylor Johnson

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UIL Region 12 Contest
Saturday, October 21
Heroes Stadium

• CTJ receives “Sweepstakes” award, three Division 1 ratings

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BOA San Antonio Super Regional Finals
Friday-Saturday, November 3-4
The Alamodome

• Total bands in 2017 field: 68

RECAP
The Claudia Taylor Johnson Marching Band won the 2017 Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional Championship, capping a dream season and topping a powerhouse field of some of the nation’s top high school bands with a record-breaking run in finals performance at the Alamodome.

Johnson’s finals score of 96.625 was the highest score ever posted at BOA San Antonio, besting the 96.20 recorded by Marcus at the 2007 event.

CTJ’s score was more than a full point ahead of second-place Hebron, the Class AAAA preliminaries winner (95.600), and Vandegrift (95.575). Perennial Grand Nationals championship contender Avon (Ind.) boosted the strength of the field this year by making the trip south, and finished fourth (95.375). Fellow NEISD school Ronald Reagan took fifth (94.875).

Additionally, Johnson’s judged score is the highest any band in the nation has received in 2017 leading into next week’s Grand Nationals championship in Indianapolis.

CTJ won the Outstanding General Effect and Outstanding Music Performance captions for its finals performance of its 2017 show, “The Forest Through The Trees.” Johnson’s Amazon and Brazilian rainforest-themed show won each of the three BOA regional events it entered this season — Austin, West Texas in Midland, and San Antonio.

FINALS RESULTS
96.625
- Claudia Taylor Johnson
95.600 - Hebron
95.575 - Vandegrift
95.375 - Avon (Ind.)
94.875 - Ronald Reagan
94.550 - Flower Mound
93.475 - Marcus
92.275 - Cedar Park
91.975 - Keller
90.875 - Hendrickson
90.700 - The Woodlands
89.875 - Cedar Ridge
89.150 - James Bowie
89.025 - Leander

Outstanding Music Performance - Claudia Taylor Johnson
Outstanding Visual Performance -
Avon (Ind.)
Outstanding General Effect -
Claudia Taylor Johnson

CLASS AAAA PRELIMINARIES
1st - Hebron
2nd - Vandegrift
3rd - Claudia Taylor Johnson

Outstanding Music Performance - Claudia Taylor Johnson
Outstanding Visual Performance - Avon (Ind.)
Outstanding General Effect - Hebron

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