During the weekend of May 14th through 16th, the Bands of Claudia Taylor Johnson Foundation celebrated the accomplishments of our 15 2020-2021 TMEA All-State Band members. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, TMEA was unable to host its annual clinic and concert in February. Traditionally, our All-State students spend several days downtown rehearsing and performing with band members from all over Texas. The All-State concerts are some of the very best in the country, and the opportunity to participate in the experience serves as a terrific motivator for our band members to improve on their instruments.
This year’s All-State class pursued excellence knowing that the process would not culminate in a clinic or performance, but still add a tremendous amount to our program. The ultimate example of intrinsic motivation and service to their peers. The Foundation rewarded their hard work with a weekend of camaraderie and fellowship that honored their contributions to the CTJ Band, and allowed them to have fun with their peers. We are so proud of these students and look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.