How to Join

All Band Members from David Lee “Tex” Hill Middle School, Tejeda Middle School, and Claudia Taylor Johnson attendance zone band members at Bush Middle School are eligible to join the Johnson Band. Those prospective band members from outside of district or state must be a resident of our attendance zone in order to attend Johnson.


Typically, students and parents of prospective band members will be contacted through their current band directors. Students who move into the area from outside NEISD should contact Mr. Lipman as soon as you know you will be relocating to the Johnson High School attendance zone. We will begin communication to families who we believe are eligible for membership in the Johnson Band in early January 2017. If you have NOT received any communications, please contact Mr. Lipman at


Incoming 9th-grade Band and Colorguard families should plan for their band member to attend Band or Colorguard rehearsals in June. The 2017 camp schedule is below.

May Band Camp (current/returning band members, incoming freshmen, choice #1)

Friday, May 19, 5 p.m.


June Band Camp (current/returning band members)

Thursday, June 1, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday, June 2, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Incoming freshmen, choice #2: Friday, June 2, 6 p.m.


Colorguard June Mini Camp

Monday, June 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tuesday, June 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


July Colorguard Camp

Monday, July 17, 2017 through Friday, July 21, 2017


July Percussion Camp

Monday, July 17, 2017 through Friday, July 21, 2017


CTJ Band Leadership Training

Thursday, July 27, 2017 through Saturday, July 29, 2017


The 2017 August Band Camp Begins Monday, July 31 for Varsity Marching Band Members, and runs Mondays through Fridays until August 25.


You will receive an NEISD Course Card in the coming weeks. This card should be signed by your band director to approve your participation in Band or Colorguard at Johnson.


To take Band at CTJ, you should select: BAND 1 COURSE #5611

To take Colorguard at CTJ, you should select: FLAGS 1 COURSE #5619