The Bands of Claudia Taylor Johnson Foundation
Julianne Garcia graduated from Tejeda Middle School in 2007 and from Claudia Taylor Johnson High School in 2011. She attended Ronald Reagan her freshman year and marched flute in the "It Chooses Me:" show alongside her brother, Jordan, a graduating senior. During the spring UIL concert season, she played in the band directed by, then student teacher and future director of bands at CTJ, Jarrett Lipman. The summer of 2008, leading up to the opening of Johnson, she and her parents played an integral part in getting the new band program at Johnson up-and-running. Her father, Jimmy, served as Band Parent President and her mother, Bonnie, served as a Chaperon and Band Banquet Chair — both served in these positions all three years. Julianne switched to Piccolo when she moved to Johnson and proudly served as a student leader for the program: Band Directors Assistant (08-09), Secretary (09-10), & President (10-11). Julianne was incredibly passionate and dedicated to the band program while a student and her time spent in the program was fundamental to her future.
Julianne moved to College Station in 2011 to attend Blinn College – Bryan, where she received an Associates in Arts. Following in the footsteps of her father, uncle, brother, and cousins, she transferred to Texas A&M and graduated Cum Laude, in May 2017, from the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences with a B.S. in University Studies – Leadership, and minors in Communications and Creative Studies. During her undergraduate career she was, most notably, Secretary of the Beta Chapter of Sigma Phi Lambda, was a member of the Dr. Joe D. Townsend ’67 Leadership Fellows, and worked at Central Baptist Church in the Nursery Ministry.
The summer of 2017, Julianne started work as an office manager at a boutique real estate brokerage, Walsh & Mangan Premier Real Estate Group, in College Station and continued her work at Central Baptist. In Spring 2018, she began perusing a Master of Science in Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communication from Texas A&M University. During this time, she continued working at Walsh & Mangan, while also serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, specializing in leadership theory and leadership ethics. She also assisted in the research and publication of journal articles discussing Leadership Theory, Music, and their influence on one another.
In October of 2020, when approached by another boutique real estate brokerage in town, GreenPrint Real Estate Group, she brokered an agreement and now serves as the Manager of Marketing & Design for both brokerages. In this position she oversees all marketing, graphic & website design, and social media & website management. To top-it-off, she also works as a freelance photographer, social media manager, graphic designer, and web designer. Most recently, in December of 2021, Julianne finally graduated with an M.S. in Leadership, Education, & Communications.
When she’s not working, Julianne enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and sweet pup Bandit. During the fall, you can find her yelling for the Aggies at every home football game and loves attending Aggie baseball games in the spring.