2014 Marching Band Camp July 30, 2014
6 days to go.
STMAA 4th Annual Music Marathon March 6, 2015
7 months to go.

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 STMAA.ivolunteer.com

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: volunteers@600building.com

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!



Personal Account Fund Raising Opportunities

050813-Levis-HeaderSTMAA is coordinating this fabulous fundraising opportunity for students age 16 & over, parents, adult friends & family to raise funds toward band donations (or even the 2016 Hawaii trip)! Please make sure that you sign up and complete all of the training so that you are ready to go when Levi’s stadium opens!

All volunteers need to complete ALL of the required training for the volunteer work they will be doing. Here are the types of volunteer opportunities at Levi’s Stadium (Centerplate):

Specialty Retail Merchandise Volunteers – can be as young as 16

Concession Volunteers – can be as young as 18

Stand Managers  - can be as young as 18


Training details:

All volunteers complete On-Line Frontline Training – sign up for this training athttp://stmaa.ivolunteer.com/

Specialty Retail/ Merchandise Volunteers must complete Merchandise/Customer Service/Safety

Concession Volunteers must complete Merchandise/Customer Service/Safety/Concession/RASP

All completed Frontline Tests and Certificates must be given to Bill Maier (to turn into Centerplate) fundraising1@600building.com - 408-666-2273

Concession Volunteers 18 & over complete TIPS Alcohol Certification. More TIPS training dates at Santa Teresa coming soon – current dates for other locations on  http://stmaa.ivolunteer.com/   $15 per volunteer (payable at class)

Concession Volunteers 18 & older complete On-Line CA Food Handler   Certification $10-15 on-line. Sign up for this training at http://stmaa.ivolunteer.com/

All Volunteers attend CORE Training – End of July. Will announce dates soon. Includes short stadium tour, cashier training, visit stands.

Stand Manager Training – End of July. Will announce dates soon.

Groups must have trained Stand Managers to volunteer in Concessions and/or Specialty Retail/Merchandise. Both training’s are different so to participate in one or both areas, your group must have volunteers trained as manager for either or both areas.

Concession Stand Manager Training – adults age 18+ – Centerplate recommends 2 out of every 10 of your group’s volunteers complete Concession Stand Manager Training

Merchandise Stand Manager Training adults age 18+ – Centerplate recommends 2 out of every 10 of your group’s volunteers complete Stand Manager Training



Thank you -

Bill Maier

Director of Fundraising




Summer Tune Up

brass-wood-250Now it the time to get your instruments annual maintenance done. Pads, valves and other parts need to be checked out and in for work before the field season and classes start. Waiting until you need it is too late. Get it in this week to have it back in time for the next All Band practice on July 17th.

Getting case latches fixed is crucial, too. Having your instrument or part of it hit the ground because it fell open is tragic and costly.




Letter from the Treasurer

Dear Band Students and Families,

Welcome to the 2014-15 band year. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and give you the band donation schedule for this year. We are Gretchen Ehlers, Treasurer, and Cheryl Roddick, Financial Secretary, of the Santa Teresa Music & Arts Association (STMAA).

In order to cover the expenses necessary to provide your student with an outstanding band experience, we have set a band donation schedule so that STMAA can pay staff, fees, and transportation in a timely manner. More details on how band donations are used will be given at the August Parent Meeting. Although band donations may be paid at any time before the due date, we have outlined the following suggested timeline:

Marching Band + Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble      $950.00 (divided up into 4 donations)
$300 due July 1st, 2014
$300 due Aug. 16, 2014
$225 due September 30, 2014
$125 due October 31, 2014

Color Guard only (no Concert Band)              $900 (divided up into 3 donations)
$300 due July 1st, 2014
$300 due Aug. 16, 2014
$300 due September 30, 2014

Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble only (non-marching Band) $125.00 total due October 31, 2014

Jazz I/II/III       $200.00 total due January 31, 2015

Please keep in mind that if we do not have money in the STMAA account to cover student expenses, the program will need to be modified and your student will not have the full band experience. There are many opportunities to fundraise in order to pay band accounts; please check the web site and watch for emails from our fundraising coordinator for more information. Band statements will be emailed out on a monthly basis; please contact me with any questions regarding your account or statement.

There are multiple ways to pay your student’s financial obligation. You can drop a payment in the lock box in the band room, or you can mail it to STMAA, P.O. Box 23761, San Jose, CA, 95123.  Payments can also be made via PayPal on the Charms website.

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl at Financialsecretary@600building.com.


Gretchen Ehlers and Cheryl Roddick




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