Become a Jag

Welcome Prospective Johnson Band Family,


We are excited you are considering membership in our program, and look forward to the opportunity of working with you over the coming years as you look at joining one of most exciting, innovative, and successful high school band programs in the United States.  In our brief history, the Claudia Taylor Johnson Band’s name has become synonymous with excellence and entertainment, as we have been recognized consistently by the University Interscholastic League (UIL), Bands of America (BOA), and the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) for the high quality of our students performances since we have opened.  


Our band members enjoy fantastic performance experiences, which have included marching in the 125th Tournament of Roses/100th Rose Bowl Parade in 2014, as well as performing Carnegie Hall in March 2016. The band most recently traveled to Indianapolis, Ind., where they competed at the Bands of America Grand National Championships held at Lucas Oil Stadium. Looking to 2017-18, we will travel to the Texas Coast for a weekend in the spring of 2018.


Our families have come to trust and rely on our program to foster a love of music within our band members, but more importantly to prepare our band members for their post grade school endeavors by developing the character of our young performers. Band members at Johnson learn the value of team work, the importance of commitment and dedication, the benefits of setting goals and creating systems to achieve them, coping skills to handle both successes and failures, and of course … how to work hard. 


The benefits of membership allow band members to grow as individuals while participating in an activity that they love. It is a win-win combination, and while undoubtedly you may have questions about time commitment, academics, cost, and other like concerns, we hope to answer these questions through open communication in the coming months, starting with our website.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to setup a face-to-face meeting, or email me at your convenience.




Jarrett Lipman

Director of Bands