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CTJ Guard 1st at Southwest prelims

Winter Guard International LogoThe Claudia Taylor Johnson Winter Guard recorded a season-best 77.700 score with its amazing show, “Lady Bird,” to take first place following preliminary competition in the Scholastic World Division at the WGI Southwest Power Regional on Saturday in Denton. CTJ’s score was more than two points higher than second place James Bowie (75.600). Marcus was third (72.400) and The Woodlands fourth (72.200). CTJ will be aiming for its second WGI regional championship of the season — having won the WGI San Antonio Regional in February — when it performs on Sunday, March 18, in finals competition at 3:25 p.m. If you cannot make it to Denton, the regional is being live-streamed by FloMarching. “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.

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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.

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CTJ Winter Guard at WGI Southwest Power Regional, Prelims, 4:20 p.m.
CTJ Winter Guard at WGI Southwest Power Regional, Finals, TBA

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.

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