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johnson band among top three in competition

Congratulations to the Claudia Taylor Johnson High School Band members on finishing 3rd out 34 bands at the Bands of America (BOA) Denton Regional Contest, held on Sept. 29, 2012 at the University of North Texas Apogee Stadium in Denton, Texas.

The Denton, Conroe, and San Antonio BOA Regionals are some of the most competitive marching band contests in the United States, bringing together UIL State Marching Contest champions and finalists from many years past, as well as multiple former BOA Grand National Finalist bands all at the same event.

The contest results were based on the preliminary scores only, as finals were canceled due to the weather. Should finals have been held, the band would have advanced, and had the opportunity to perform for a second time in the evening, along side of many other fantastic programs including its sister school, Ronald Reagan High School, James Bowie High School from Austin, Texas, and Marcus High School from Flower Mound, Texas. To advance to finals at these contests (top 10) is a huge honor in itself that the band worked very hard towards achieving the first two years of the school's existence, earning its first finals appearance in 2010. The band members did a great job rising above the weather conditions of the day to give a strong opening season performance, and although the finals competition was canceled, all were excited for the opportunity to perform at least one show during the course of the day.

Many thanks to our families who made the trip up, and to any alumni who made the travel to come and support us! The Johnson Band will perform next at the Texas Marching Classic on Oct. 13, held at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Round Rock, Texas. On Oct. 20, the band will perform at the UIL Region 12 Marching Contest at the Judson ISD Stadium, and if selected, will perform at the UIL Area D Marching Contest also held at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Round Rock. On Nov. 2, the band will perform at the Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional held in the Alamo Dome.

Posted on October 12, 2012