STMAA 4th Annual Music Marathon March 6, 2015
7 months to go.


marimbaThe marching band marimba frame broke today. If you are a welder or know someone who can help a band out please contact Ms. Bounds as soon as possible at

Much of the equipment the band uses has been in use for many years. If you would like to help maintain the equipment, please email our Equipment Director, Eddie Smith at With the Marching Band competition season coming up making sure everything is read to take the field with these amazing student musicians is a big job made easier with skilled volunteers.

To give you an idea of how much these instruments cost a new marimba is upward of $2,500. Repairing what we have is critical to keeping a student musician on the field. These instruments are used throughout the year in the band room and on stage during concerts. They travel with the marching band and Jazz bands to competition and festivals.

If you would like to make a donation to help defray the cost of repairs or would like to help fund the replacement of worn out equipment you can make a tax deductible donation through our secure Paypal.



Special Scheduling Change


The Morning Practice on Monday August 4th has been  for all Band and Color Guard sections has been modified. ALL Members are to report to the Multipurpose Room at 9:00am. Students will have their picture taken at this time for STHS student ID and yearbook. 

9am-12pm Registration for ALL Marching Band and Color Guard members. Lunch at your discretion, when you have finished registration, etc.

1:00 pm Rehearsal for all marching band and color guard sections

4:30pm-6:00pm Dinner Break

6:00pm – 8:30pm Evening Rehearsal for all marching band and color guard sections.


Hello ST Marching Band & Color Guard Members,

I have successfully worked out a priority registration time for all marching band and color guard members. On MONDAY AUGUST 4th we will NOT be having marching band practice instead ALL members should report to the MPR and begin the school registration process. Instead of registering with your class (grade level) all marching band members will be completing ALL the steps of the registration process from 9am-12pm on Monday August 4th.

Pictures will be taken in the MPR. Ms. Bounds will be sitting at a table in the MPR and you are to pick up your schedules directly from her.

The school bank will be open for you to purchase your PE clothes, PE lock, purchase your yearbook, and ASB card and also to check out a school locker etc. The school sent home a SUMMER MAILER that includes information about registration, a form for the purchase of items, and a picture order form. You can download the summer mailer on the left hand side of our school loop page:

If you are a student driver this year you can complete the parking pass application and submit that for a parking pass as well:

The bookroom will be open beginning at 10am. You may check out text books at this time.

After you pick up your schedule if you notice errors or find changes that need to be made you may go to the counseling office and schedule an appointment with your counselor. You can then just let Ms. Bounds know when you need to miss band.

All members therefore will need to be at rehearsal at 1pm on Monday afternoon.

Freshmen have the option to attend the team building activities at freshmen orientation in the morning on August 5th. If students do plan to attend these activities and miss marching band, please notify Ms. Bounds. Freshmen who choose to attend marching band are welcome to attend the lunch provided by ASB. Since you will have completed the registration process please return to band practice at 1pm.

Erik Dabel (band staff member) will also be in the band room and can check out band lockers to any students that do not get band lockers this week.

Questions? Please contact Ms. Bounds





Drum Majors

Head Drum Major DJ Peterson(Center) Assistant Drum Majors Mary Swanson and Damian Payer

The Santa Teresa High School Marching Band and Color Guard starts their 2014 Marching Band Camp tomorrow at Santa Teresa High School. The band camp lasts a week and a half. Students will be practicing this week 7/30-8/1 from 9am-5pm with a lunch break from 12:00pm-1:30pm. The second week of camp (8/4-8/8) the students practice from 9am-8:30pm with a lunch break from 12-1pm and a dinner break from 4:30- 6:00pm with the evening block ending at 8:30pm.

The students will be working on marching and movement fundamentals, drill and choreography, and music and equipment (flag & rifle) technique to apply to and learn their 2014 competitive field show entitled “Trapped”. The show will feature many aspects of the definition of trapped. We are excited to explore this concept through trapping small and large groups of our ensemble to give the audience an exciting music and visual experience.
Trapped is a custom show written for Santa Teresa based on the selections by composer John Powell written for the Bourne Ultimatum and Bourne Supremacy movies. Samples of the original music can be found here:
The band is directed by Julie Bounds. Our music arrangement this year was composed by Lewis Norfleet with percussion arrangements by Reno Brian and Casey Brohard. We are excited to welcome our new color guard design and instructional team, Andre Phan and Jackson Esco. For our band camp we have two instructors joining us for camp only; Keelan Tobia (percussion) and Andy Hudock (visual staff). Our season staff includes: Laura Bischoff, Casey Brohard, Jackson Esco, Reno Brian, Erik Dabel, Joey Fortino, Richard Krishnan, Matt Lane, Tyler McCurdy, Andre Phan, Todd Ryan, Zak Stillwell, and Kelsey Thiel.
The Santa Teresa High School Marching Band and Color Guard is excited to present their 2014 Fall Show “Trapped” 



Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

20131205_014412_1206mina2_400If you are planning on working at the new 49er’s stadium to fund your favorite musicians’ participation in marching band, color guard, or any of the other bands this year you MUST attend the training sessions. There are two kinds of training and both are being offered this Sunday.

TIPS Training  -  July 20th from 2pm -5pm required to work ANY concession stand that sells food

Must be at least 18 years old
Cost $15.00 (pay at the start of class)
Sign up deadline is tomorrow 7/17

Concession Stand Manager Training - July 20th 3:30p – 6:30p
We will need lots of people to be stand managers
Concession Stand Managers manage food and drink stands
Must be at least 18 years old
No cost for this training
Sign up deadline is TOMORROW 7/17

Centerplate is offering two trainings on Sunday, July 20th at Levi’s Stadium – we apologize for the short notice but things are moving fast at the new stadium!
Sign up at

Looking forward to seeing all of you soon!

Bill Maier
Dir of Fundraising, STMAA



Order Today

900x571There are several products you can order online that support the general and individual band accounts.

At Bravelets you can purchase jewelry with the words “Be Brave” on it. For every item you order $10 goes to the general fund to support students in all the music programs. These items are Santa Teresa blue and come in silver or gold tone.

For many students stepping out on the marching band field or standing up on stage to play a solo takes more courage than you might think. The hours of practice and rehearsal help them build the skills and confidence to Be Brave.

save_the_2013_marching_band_season_large_thermosAlso supporting the general fund is the STMAA Cafepress online store. With more than 500 items to choose from finding a way to support your favorite musicians has never been easier.  One of my favorite designs is “Save The Season” on a hot thermos for those chilly nights in the bleachers waiting for “The Santa Teresa High School Marching Band and Color Guard to take the field in competition.”


If you are looking for a quick way to boost an individual student’s account, We Care Coffee  has been an ongoing option for several years. Coffee, cookie dough and hot chocolate are available for single orders or ongoing subscriptions. Just type in the student musician’s name at check out and the fund raising profits will be sent to STMAA to be credited. This hot chocolate goes very nicely in the Save The Season Thermos.


Each student in the music programs is enrolled in at least one class of musical instruction during the regular school day. All of the extra competitions, guest instructors, music festivals and marching band competitions are funded entirely through donations. The Santa Teresa Music and Arts Association (STMAA) was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit for the benefit of education in the area of music. This organization is run entirely by volunteer parents of Santa Teresa High School musician students. If you are interested in volunteering please email:

Direct tax deductible donations in support of the entire program or designated to support your favorite musician can be made securely through our Paypal link. Please add the student’s name if you are making a designated donation.



Thank you for showing your support for the Santa Teresa High School Musicians!




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