Concert Bands

2017-18 CTJ Wind Ensemble
The 2017-18 Claudia Taylor Johnson Wind Ensemble
 
UIL Sweepstakes For 3 CTJ Bands

The top three bands at Claudia Taylor Johnson — the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, and Symphony Band — each were awarded Sweepstakes during competition at the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest at James Madison High School — the eighth consecutive year that the school’s top three performance ensembles have won Sweepstakes and awards of Superior Ratings given by each of the judges.

In UIL AAAAAA Varsity competition on April 5, the CTJ Wind Ensemble performed “The Free Lance March,” by John Philip Sousa; “March to the Scaffold,” by Hector Berlioz; and “Southern Harmony,” by Donald Grantham for its ninth consecutive Sweepstakes award. The CTJ Symphonic Winds performed “Easter Monday on the White House Lawn,” by
John Philip Sousa; “Rikudim,” by Jan Van Der Roost; and “A Movement for Rosa,” by Mark Camphouse on April 4 in UIL AAAAAA Non-Varsity competition to win the second band’s ninth consecutive Sweepstakes honor. And the CTJ Symphony Band, or third band, performed “Meat Parade!,” by Carol Brittin Chambers; “Songs of Old Kentucky,” by Brant Karrick; and “Summer Dances,” by Brian Balmages in the UIL AAAAAA Sub Non-Varsity competition on April 3 for its eighth consecutive Sweepstakes.

Because of the continuing growth in the size of the Johnson band program, the 2017-18 school year marks the first that the school has put a fourth performance ensemble on the stage. The CTJ Concert Band, or fourth band, participating in its first UIL AAAAAA Sub Non-Varsity competition, was given an first division rating on Stage for its performance of “Torch of Liberty,” by Karl L. King, “Legend of Knife River,” by Stephen Bulla, and “Steel,” by Randall Standridge.

CTJ Symphonic Winds
2017-18 Claudia Taylor Johnson Symphonic Winds

CTJ Symphony Band
2017-18 Claudia Taylor Johnson Symphony Band

CTJ Concert Band
2017-18 Claudia Taylor Johnson Concert Band

2017-18


Wind Ensemble

UIL AAAAAA Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
The Free Lance March (Sousa)
Symphonie Fantastique: March to the Scaffold (Berlioz)
Southern Harmony (Grantham)


Symphonic Winds
UIL AAAAAA Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Rikudim (Van Der Roost)
Easter Monday On the White House Lawn (Sousa)
A Movement for Rosa (Camphouse)


Symphony Band
UIL AAAAAA Sub Non-Varsity A Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Meat Parade! (Chambers)
Songs of Old Kentucky (Karrick)
Summer Dances (Balmages)


Concert Band
UIL AAAAAA Sub Non-Varsity B First Division Rating/Stage
Torch of Liberty (King)
Legend of Knife River (Bulla)
Steel (Standridge)

TMEA All-State: 6 Members

TMEA All-Area: 25 Members

TMEA All-Region: 44 Members

TMEA All-District: 26 Members


2016-17


Wind Ensemble
UIL AAAAAA Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Honey Boys on Parade (Cuppero)
La Fiesta Mexicana (Reed)
Blue Shades (Ticheli)


Symphony Band
UIL AAAAAA Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
B.B. & C.F. March (Hume)
Shadow Rituals (Markowski)
Variations on a Korean Folk Song (Chance)


Concert Band
UIL AAAAAA Sub Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Alamo March (Howe)
Foundry (Mackey)
Ghost Fleet (Sheldon)

TMEA All-State: 7 Members

TMEA All-Area: 19 Members

TMEA All-Region: 36 Members

TMEA All-District: 58 Members


2015-16


Wind Ensemble
UIL AAAAAA Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
The Planets: Jupiter (Holst)
Irish Tune from County Derry (Grainger/Rogers/SMC)
The Liberty Bell (Sousa/Brion/Schissel)


Symphony Band
UIL AAAAAA Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Americans We (Fillmore)
A Jubilant Overture (Reed)
Symphonic Dance No. 3: Fiesta (Williams)


Concert Band
UIL AAAAAA Sub Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Pentland Hills (Howe)
In the Shining Of the Stars (Sheldon)
J.S. Jig (Karrick)

TMEA All-State: 7 Members

TMEA All-Area: 17 Members

TMEA All-Region: 43 Members


2014-15


Wind Ensemble
UIL AAAAAA Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Esprit de Corps (Jager)
Pineapple Poll (Sullivan/Mackerras/Duthoit)
Angels In the Architecture (Ticheli)


Symphony Band
UIL AAAAAA Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Incantation and Dance (Chance)
In the Center Ring (Sheldon)
Amparito Roca (Texidor/Winter)


Concert Band
UIL AAAAAA Sub Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Aces of the Air (King/Swearingen)
Cumberland Cross (Strommen)
Variations on Scarborough Fair (Custer)

TMEA All-State: 6 Members

TMEA All-Area: 22 Members


2013-2014


TMEA State Honor Band Finalist: 3rd Place -- WATCH

Wind Ensemble
UIL AAAAA Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
The Glory of the Yankee Navy (Sousa/Fennell)
Awayday (Gorb)
Symphonic Metamorphosis Movements I, III, IV (Hindemith/Wilson)


Symphony Band
UIL AAAAA Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
The Sinfonians (Williams)
Oracle (Rath)
Psalm for Band (Perischetti)


Concert Band
UIL AAAAA Sub Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Circus Days (King/Schissel)
Loch Lomond (Tischeli)
A Longford Legend (Sheldon)

TMEA All-State: 8 Members (2 "First in State")

TMEA All-Area: 20 Members

TMEA Region 12 Symphony Orchestra -- WATCH

 

2012-2013


Wind Ensemble
UIL AAAAA Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating -- COMMENT SHEET   WATCH
Lincolnshire Posy (Grainger)
October (Whitacre)
Hey! (Mahr)


Symphony Band
UIL AAAAA Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Chimes of Liberty (Goldman/Schissel)
Havendance (Holsinger)
The Hounds of Spring (Reed)


Concert Band
UIL AAAAA Sub Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Free World March (King/Swearingen)
Foundry (Mackey)
Ghost Fleet (Sheldon)

TMEA All-State: 3 Members

TMEA All-Area: 17 Members

TMEA Region 12 Symphony Orchestra: 8 Members -- WATCH

TMEA Region 12 Band: 17 Members

 

2011-2012


TMEA State Honor Band Finalist: 5th Place -- WATCH

TMEA Area E Honor Band: 1st place

TMEA Region Honor Band: Advance to Area

Wind Ensemble
UIL AAAAA Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
J'ai ete au bal (Grantham)
Polovtsian Dances (Borodin/Kurokawa)
Honey Boys On Parade (Cupero/Bourgeois)


Symphony Band
UIL AAAAA Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
A Jubilant Overture (Reed)
Shenandoah (Ticheli)
Army of the Nile (Alford)


Concert Band
UIL AAAAA Sub Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Songs of Old Kentucky (Karrick)
Choreography (Sheldon)
Gallant Marines (King/Swearingen)

 

2010-2011

Wind Ensemble
UIL AAAAA Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Flag of Stars (Jacob)
Equus (Whitacre)
George Washington Bicentennial March (Sousa ed. Fennell)


Symphony Band
UIL AAAAA Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Vesuvius (Ticheli)
Sleep (Whitacre)
Emblem of Unity (Richards/Swearingen)


Concert Band
UIL AAAAA Sub Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Alamo March (King/Swearingen)
Chanteys (Sheldon)
Legend of the Knife River (Bulla)

 

2009-2010


Wind Ensemble
UIL AAAAA Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Easter Monday on the White House Lawn (Sousa ed. Rogers)
Canzona (Mennin)
La Fiesta Mexicana (Reed)


Symphony Band
UIL AAAAA Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Early Light (Bremer)
Sanctuary (Ticheli)
Circus Days (King arr. Schissel)


Concert Band
UIL AAAAA Sub Non-Varsity Superior Sight Reading award
Miss Liberty (King arr. Swearingen)
Balladair (Erickson)
American Riversongs (La Plante)

 

2008-2009


Symphony Band
UIL AAAAA Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
Entry March of the Boyars (Halvorsen/Fennell)
A Movement for Rosa (Camphouse)
The Hounds of Spring (Reed)


Concert Band
UIL AAAAA Sub Non-Varsity Sweepstakes/Superior Rating
His Honor (Fillmore)
Loch Lomond (Ticheli)
Overture for Winds (Carter)

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