Johnson 7th in UIL 6A to End Season
The Claudia Taylor Johnson Marching Band made its last two runs of 2018 at the UIL 6A State Marching Contest, finishing seventh out of 12 finalists performing in the season finale at the Alamodome. CTJ band finished seventh in the UIL 6A State Marching ContestVista Ridge was the gold medalist, getting “1” placements from three of the five finals judges for its music and marching performance. The 6A silver medalist was Flower Mound, and the bronze medal went to Vandegrift. Sister NEISD school Ronald Reagan finished in sixth place. In preliminary competition, Johnson had an energetic performance of its 2018 show, “Tremendous Sea of Love,” and was in fourth place heading into finals, ahead of Hebron, Reagan, and Leander. Flower Mound was the top band after prelims. For CTJ, the 2018 season was another successful one, winning two Bands of America regional championships and its 11th consecutive sweepstakes award at the UIL Region 12 contest. Johnson also recorded its eighth consecutive Top Five finish at the BOA San Antonio Super Regional, held just two days before the UIL state marching contest. Just one week earlier at UIL Area D competition, Johnson’s third-place finish ended one of the more remarkable runs in recent marching band history. CTJ had won six consecutive competitions — including five straight Bands of America competitions — going back to the beginning of the 2017 marching season.