CTJ Wins Austin, 5 Straight In BOA
The Claudia Taylor Johnson Marching Band won its fifth consecutive Bands of America championship on Saturday, capturing first place in the finals competition at the BOA Austin Regional at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Round Rock.
Johnson’s finals score of 83.75 was more than a half-point better than second-place Leander (83.10). Vandegrift (82.30) was third, followed by Vista Ridge (82.05) and James Bowie (80.05).
CTJ was also awarded Outstanding General Effect in finals for its 10th anniversary show, “Tremendous Sea of Love.” In preliminary performance, Johnson was named the Class AAAA champion, winning the captions for Outstanding Visual Performance and Outstanding Music Performance. Since the beginning of the 2017 season, Johnson has been awarded 24 out of a possible 30 captions in Bands of America events.
The win was CTJ’s eighth BOA super regional or regional championship, all since the beginning of the 2014 marching season.
Johnson will perform in competition next on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the UIL Region 12 Marching Contest at Heroes Stadium.