About CapCity

The Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School and LBJ High School have hosted the Capital City Marching Festival since 1993. The CapCity philosophy is that all high school bands deserve support and opportunities to showcase their talent. LASA and LBJ are pleased to host this event and to welcome the best marching bands in Texas.

We celebrate the outstanding effort and commitment put forth by thousands of students, directors, and families to create the beautiful music and impressive shows that enjoy at year’s event. 

As we come together to share our programs, we also celebrate the camaraderie and enthusiasm demonstrated by marching band members. We hope that you will carry your memories of marching band and your experiences at Cap City throughout your music education journey.

About Your Hosts

Through 2020, LASA and LBJ High Schools shared a campus and proudly performed as The One, The Only LBJ Jaguar Band. Moving LASA to a different campus in 2021 split the two bands, but their long-standing camaraderie and commitment to hosting the CapCity Festival continues.


The Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) is a magnet high school in Austin that is ranked as one of the best high schools in the nation. The LASA Raptor Band is proud to continue the tradition of musical excellence from the LBJ Jaguar Band. The LASA Raptor Band Boosters is a parent-led volunteer organization that serves as the financial arm of the band and colorguard. It also provides program support to band leadership and student members, and the Boosters strives to make the program strong so that students can grow as musicians, community members, and friends. The LASA Raptor Band Boosters have been granted not-for-profit status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.



At LBJ Early College High School, students are not only preparing for college tomorrow, they are attending college today. LBJ ECHS offers students the opportunity to graduate with a diploma in one hand and an associate degree. The LBJ Jaguar Band is rich in tradition and highly respected as one of the finest bands in Texas. 

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