MB Gilroy Competition – tomorrow, Saturday 10/14/17


The schedule for the Gilroy competition has been revised because of the smokey air.





First Place Win at Fleet Week !!


Marching Band students received first place at the annual Fleet Week competition with the highest scores ever given at the competition!

Grand Prize is $10,000 for band program!


C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! 





Marching Band Picture

The marching band picture has been scheduled for Monday, October 14th, right after school.  The students will be dressing in uniforms.  Please plan accordingly.



Marching Band Schedules


Click here to see all the schedules for Marching Band – 2017 MB Schedules



Dine-Out Fundraiser

Mountain Mike’s Pizza Dine-Out
Thursday, October 26, from 10am – 10pm.


Clarinet Day @ SCU (Santa Clara University)


Clarinet Day @ SCU will be on October 29, 2017 in the Music Recital Hall at Santa Clara University. Guest Artist Jerome Simas of the San Francisco Symphony and Conservatory of Music leads a master class, followed by a presentation on the reed making process by Alana Miles from Vandoren, a recital by Mr. Simas, and instrument exhibitions featuring Yamaha and Buffet-Crampon professional clarinets.


Click here for all the details – Clarinet Day @ SCU





Junior Saints Night at STHS Football


Friday, November 3rd, 2017


Become a Jr. Saint and join the STHS band at the Nov. 3rd football game at STHS. Sit with the band and experience what it is like to be a member of the high school band. Meet current band students and our director, Ms. Bounds, and learn the STHS fight song, “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Watch the Marching Band perform this year’s field show, “Always With Grace” at halftime. OPEN TO ALL GRADES OF MIDDLE SCHOOLERS, not just 8 th graders.


Here is a flyer with all the info – Junior Saints Night


Click here for the registration form – Jr Saints Registration Form 2017




Dine-Out Fundraiser 

Panda Express Dine-Out
Tuesday, November 14 from 12pm – 10pm.


Show the paper or digital version of the flyer with your in-store purchase.
When ordering online enter 235196 in the promo-code box during checkout.
20% of the event sales will be donated to STMAA.


2017 Panda_Express


Click here for the flyer:  2017_Panda_Express






Football Game Pass for Band Parents

This year we are happy to announce the return of the ST Band & Color Guard Football Game Discount Cards for our band & color guard families.

The cards are $25 each and are good for one person to enter per game (you will need to put your name on your card).  Entrance to a game for an adult is $6 per game so if you plan on attending all 5 games then this is a savings of $5. 

100% of the profit of the sales of these cards go directly to the band. 

When you enter the game you will get your card stamped for that game. 

These cards are available from Ms. Bounds RIGHT NOW and will be sold through Friday August 25th at 5:00pm. 

Cash or checks made payable to STMAA will be accepted.



Jazz Band Audition Opportunities in the Bay Area


Stanford Jazz Workshop is offering two opportunities to audition for  Jazz Bands in the Bay Area.  Please click on the following links for all the info.


We’re looking for the best players in the Bay Area for all sections, as Ray’s music is challenging.  The band will rehearse Monday nights at Mountain View High School.





Spirit Books


Spirit Books are currently available for check out. This is a GREAT fundraiser to earn funds for your band contributions and upcoming payments for the Disneyland and Reno Jazz Festival trips this year!


Here’s the link to the spirit book participation form. The form is due August 30th!




Remind Codes


Ms. Bounds occasionally uses the text message alert system called “Remind.” You can sign up for this by texting the number “81010” and the following codes depending on which groups you are in.


Concert Band @stcb
Symphonic Band @stsb
Wind Ensemble @stwe
Jazz Band @stjazz1
Marching Band @stmb


Volunteer Opportunities
Events to volunteer are continuously being added to www.stmaa.ivolunteer.com

Levi Stadium
All sign-ups for Levi’s Stadium Fundraising Opportunities are now posted. Please take this opportunity to raise those funds and make your contributions for your students. Contact Marieta Arriola at volunteers@600building.com with questions.



Helpful Links


Here’s a link to Ms. Bound’s online lesson Planbook. Using this link you can see when it is OK to request a tutorial pass and what our lessons are going to be in class along with announcements and other helpful info.



Spotify Play List of Stands Tunes (try putting the text below in a browser)


If that doesn’t work trying searching for a playlist: 2017 STands Tunes



Stay Connected

Volunteer Sign-Up: http://stmaa.ivolunteer.com

Charms: https://www.charmsoffice.com
(School Code: sthsband, Password: your student’s ID #)

School Website: http://www.sths.schoolloop.com

Facebook STHS Music and Arts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/STMAA

Facebook STHS MB & Color Guard: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sthsmarchingband


New Band Members and Incoming Freshmen

If you are an incoming freshmen or new to band please click on the following link to see all the important info.

Click here – Incoming Freshmen page


Joining Marching Band?

Please register here (all must register even if you have been in marching band previously)

Click here to register for marching band

Here is the  2017 Band Schedule  – please put these dates on your calendar, including band camp dates



Shop & Support!

* eScrip Online Mall & eScrip Dining, Incl. Lucky’s

Register your credit cards with eScrip and Shop via the eScrip online mall at stores like Amazon.com , Apple, Itunes, Kohls, & Target, and earn cash for the band program!

EScrip will donate about 2.5% of your entire bill, at participating restaurants if you use a debit or credit card registered with eScrip.

Link your Lucky You rewards account to the eScrip system or enter your phone no. when checking out at the Lucky’s register. Sign up, Shop, Earn!  www.escrip.com Group ID 500025280.

When registering, make sure to choose Santa Teresa Music and Arts, 6150 Snell Ave., San Jose, CA 95123 as your organization.

Questions? Contact Astrid Tromp at communications@600building.com



Band Donations: Please consider donating or fundraising for the band program. Since we receive virtually no funding from the school it is important that as participants we all contribute to the financial stability of this organization. 


Marching Band Pictures

You can now purchase copies of the group marching band picture and any of the other section, small group and individual pictures from our photo shoot last Monday.


You can click on the link below to see them:











New Students click here

Music Marathon March 2, 2018
4 months to go.

Donate to the band program

You can donate to the band program by sending a check to STMAA, P.O. Box 23761, San Jose, CA 95153 or by clicking on the Affinipay image below

If making a donation to the music marathon please put "music marathon" in the reference area on the payment page


Shop with escrip online to help the band earn money.