Director of Bands

Jarrett Lipman Jarrett Lipman

Director of Bands


Jarrett Lipman is the Director of Bands at Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School in San Antonio, Texas. He is currently on the Brass Staff at The Boston Crusaders of Boston, Mass., after spending the past eight years teaching the hornline at The Cadets of Allentown, Pa.

At Johnson High School, Lipman directs the Marching Band, co-conducts the Wind Ensemble with Alan Sharps, and assists with the Symphony Band, Concert Bands, and Jazz Ensembles. The CT Johnson High School Marching Band was named Champion of the 2017 Bands of America Austin Regional and Bands of America West Texas Regional, 2015 Bands of America McAllen Regional, 2014 Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional and Houston Regional, and earned the Bronze Medal at the 2014 UIL State Marching Contest. In addition, the band advanced to the 2010 and 2012 UIL State Marching Contest, and was named a State finalist in 2012. Since 2010, the band has been a consistent Bands of America Regional and Super Regional Finalist, and was named a Bands of America Grand Nationals Finalist in 2016 and 2011.

The CT Johnson Wind Ensemble advanced to the TMEA State Honor Band Contest in 2012 placing fifth overall, and again in 2014 placing third overall. The Wind Ensemble and Symphony Bands at Johnson have earned exclusively Sweepstakes ratings since the school opened in 2008. The band has also been invited to serve as demonstration group and featured group for the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention (2010, 2014) and the New Jersey Music Educators Association conference (2013).

Lipman graduated with dual degrees in Music Education and Euphonium Performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. While at Mason Gross, Lipman studied Euphonium in the studios of Professor Scott Mendoker, and the late Professor Bill Kellerman. He performed as a member of the Rutgers University Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band under the direction of Dr. William Berz and Professor Darryl Bott. From 2008-2010, Lipman performed as a euphonium player with the San Antonio Wind Symphony of San Antonio, Texas. In 2014, Lipman was selected as the Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity Texas Chapter’s “Outstanding Young Bandmaster.”

Lipman is grateful for the opportunity to continue to grow as an instructor under the guidance and mentoring of Tom Bennett, Gino Cipriani, Mark Chambers, Joe Dixon, Tim Rhea, and Mike Brashear, all of whom have supported the development of the program at Johnson.

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