Construction begins on CTJ Band Hall expansion
CTJ Jazz Excels At Kingsville Festival

Texas A&M Jazz FestivalThe Claudia Taylor Johnson Jazz Band I placed second overall in the 6A division at the 51st Texas A&M Kingsville Jazz Festival — the band’s best finish ever in the event and earning a Superior Rating for its performance. Sophomore saxophone Juan San Miguel was named the Overall Outstanding High School Musician at the two-day festival. In addition, Miguel joined Will Donoghue (trumpet, grade 11), Eli Canales (trombone, grade 10), and Isaac LaVigne (drums, grade 11) in being recognized as “All Star Musicians” — superior players among all jazz groups performing during the event.

Taft Jazz Festival: Jazz Band II had five of its members make the “All Star Jazz Band” following performances on April 7 —
Noah Johnson, alto saxophone; Alejandro San Miguel, tenor saxophone; Preston Payne, tenor trombone; Eli Canales, tenor trombone; and Dylan Davidson, bass trombone.

Fredericksburg Jazz Festival:
Congratulations to our Jazz Band members on their fantastic performance on April 21 at the Fredericksburg Jazz Festival, placing first overall in the 6A division. The band took home awards for Outstanding Saxophone and Trumpet sections for the day, as well as Eli Canales (10th grade Trombone) and Juan San Miguel (10th grade Saxophone) taking home soloist awards.

CTJ Bands Earn Sweepstakes Awards

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CTJ Wins WGI Southwest Power Regional

CTJ Wins WGI Southwest Regional

Winter Guard International LogoThe Claudia Taylor Johnson Winter Guard capped a fantastic 2018 season with its show, “Lady Bird,” winning the Scholastic World Class at the WGI Southwest Power Regional in Denton on March 18. As in the previous day’s preliminary competition, CTJ recorded its best score of the season, 79.250, in finals performance to win its second WGI regional championship of 2018. James Bowie finished second (78.350), followed by Marcus (74.000) and The Woodlands (72.500) in the two-day competition at The Coliseum at the University of North Texas. CTJ previously won the WGI San Antonio Regional in early February and was silver medalist at the WGI Austin Regional. “Lady Bird” pays tribute to the life of the former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, and her love of wildflowers: “Where wildflowers bloom, there is hope.…” View the season schedule, results.

17 CTJ Soloists, 7 Ensembles Advance

Texas UILClaudia Taylor Johnson had 17 soloists and seven ensembles — a total of 54 band members — advance to the state level of competition after earning Superior/1 ratings at the UIL District Solo & Ensemble competition held February 24 at James Madison High School. In all, a total of 69 CTJ soloists and eight ensembles earned Superior/1 ratings. The UIL State Solo & Ensemble competition will be held May 26-28 at the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music. View the complete list.


Jazz Band II Rehearsal, CTJ Band Hall, 5:30 p.m.
Jazz Band I Rehearsal, CTJ Band Hall, 5:50 p.m.
Color Guard Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.

Jazz Band II Rehearsal, CTJ Band Hall, 5:30 p.m.
Jazz Band I Rehearsal, CTJ Band Hall, 5:30 p.m.
Jazz Band III Rehearsal, CTJ Band Hall, 6 p.m.
UIL State Solo & Ensemble Contest, UT-Austin, All Day

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 Wins BOA West Texas Regional

CTJ Takes First Place at the Rough Rider

CTJ Sweeps Captions, Wins BOA Austin

CTJ 2017 Show on Spotify

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CTJ Snapshots 2017

CTJ's Tradition of Excellence

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The 25/200 Club is an EASY way to financially support the Johnson Band on a monthly basis! Here is how it works: 200 people giving at least $25 a month! That would provide the band $300 per year, per person OR $60,000 per year if 200 people sign up! $60,000 per year will go a LONG WAY in supporting the Johnson Band! EVERY dollar raised goes directly back to the band program!

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