The Bands of Claudia Taylor Johnson Foundation
Allison Kirbo is the Social Media & Marketing Coordinator on the Executive Board for The Bands of Claudia Taylor Johnson Foundation. She is the Senior Digital Content Specialist at Rush Enterprises and currently lives in University City, TX with her husband, Tom, and their fun-loving pup, Lily.
Allison was a member of the Tejeda Middle School band from 2004-2007, where she gained her love for the flute and the sense of family music could create. She then went on become a member of Reagan High School Marching Band her freshman year, marching in "It Chooses Me" and attending BOA Grand Nationals.
When Johnson High School opened the next year in 2008, Allison was excited to become a member of the inaugural Claudia Taylor Johnson Marching Band and looks back fondly on the days when "The Little Blue Band that Could" held Band Camp at Tejeda Middle School and Madison High School due to construction still being underway at Johnson. She was in the Johnson band hall the first day the doors opened, unboxing CTJ's uniforms and helping to establish the band the continues to excel today. During her three years at Johnson, Allison marched in "Bloom: The Beginning of Always" (Sophomore year - '08-09), "Dichotomy:Duality" (Junior year - '09-'10), and "You Are..." (Senior year - '10-'11). She was also the Flute/Piccolo Section Leader during her senior year.
Her favorite memory from her time at CTJ was the band making finals for the first time ever during her senior year at BOA Houston. The band also went on to advance to the UIL State Marching Contest for the first time the same year.
Allison attended The University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of the Longhorn Pep Band and earned her B.S. in Public Relations. After graduating and spending three years being stationed in Oklahoma City, OK with the U.S. Air Force, Allison and Tom moved back to the San Antonio area in 2019. Allison quickly became involved with Foundation and helped to get it up in running, building the Foundation's website and social media presence.
Allison is passionate about being involved with the Foundation because it provides an opportunity to help current CTJ students have the same rich experiences that shaped her into the person she is today. The CTJ Band is a family, and it means the world to her that she has the opportunity to continue to be involved in the community as an alumni.