Music Marathon

2019 MM Flyer

Our Music Marathon is coming up on March 1st.

Students start playing at 8am and don’t stop till 10pm. Food and games will be available starting with Kona Ice at 3pm. Come check it out, mark your calendars!

Please help spread the word – the event is open to the public at 3pm ending at 10pm.

Santa Teresa and surrounding communities are invited to hear an amazing group of students making really good music, really, it’s good, and Live! Come and hear for yourself. We’ll have groups of families working together to organize having food and other entertainment as students perform all day to raise money for their program.

Donations for our Silent Auction and Student Drawing are still needed. Donation List – the list is so long we have lots of needs, for items and cash. Contacts us via email

2019 Kona Ice

2019 Kona Ice


Vertical Raise 


2019 Vertical Raise
Vertical Raise is a Fundraising tool that will help with Music Marathon Donations



Pledge Parties

Pledge Parties are still on going and Hosts are Wanted!!

Every Saturday and Sunday in January and February students in the STHS band & color guard program go out into the neighborhood to play music, tell our neighbors about the Music Marathon, and to collect donations (pledges). These fun get-togethers start at a local host’s home and last a couple hours.

That’s where YOU come in!

If you can open your home for a couple hours on the weekend and take a short walk around your neighborhood, you are a perfect Pledge Party Host!

You can sign up at or by email

Questions? Ask Trudi or Ria or send an email to

With your help, we can raise thousands of dollars for the band program. (REALLY!)


Winter Guard

Our Winter Guard is preparing for their competition season. Let us support them and join them at any or all of their competitions. We will inform you about times as soon as they are available.

Sat        01/26   TBD                     Competition @ James Logan HS

Sat        02/09   TBD                     Competition @ Independence HS

Sat        03/02   TBD                     Competition @ Oak Grove HS

Sat        03/09   TBD                     Competition @ Monta Vista HS

Sat        03/23   TBD                     Competition @ Fremont HS

Sat        03/30   TBD                     Championships @ Independence


Jazz Festivals


Santa Cruz Jazz Festival
Friday, Mar 15, 2019
Jazz Bands & Jazz Combos  @ Cabrillo College

San Pedro Jazz Concert

Fri, May 10, 2019, 7pm – 9pm
Tabard Theatre Co, 29 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95110, USA (map)
Featuring performances by the STHS Jazz Combos & Jazz Band 1




Updated Contact Information for Ms. Starnes

For any email you need to send to Ms. Starnes, please use from now on.


Ms. Starnes Classroom Wish List

* Colored Paper                          * Disinfectant Wipes

* Hand Sanitizer                          * Kleenex

* White Paper (11×17)              * Wood Pencils


Professional MB Pictures

To view and/or to order this year’s Band & Color guard images please follow the link below. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Eli, thank you.

Eli Pitta, 510-429-9525, 510-331-3655 (Cell),




(Marching Band $900 / Color Guard $950 / CB & SB $125 / JB1 & JB2 $200 / WE $150)

All money for Marching Band & Color Guard should be turned in.


1/31 JB1 & JB2 $200 1/31 WE $150

Every student is given a “Charms” account to share with their parents/guardians. This link gets you to a guide on how you can access your students’ financial statement in Charms. This link gets you to a summary of our payment options and how to use your student’s credits.




Congratulations to ST Marching Band!!

1st Place Win at Fleet Week

2018 Fleet Week


2018 Fleet Week 2

Job Well Done!


Please click here to read a letter from the STMAA President

2018 Letter from President


 Remind Codes

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




Stay Connected

Volunteer Sign-Up:

(School Code: sthsband, Password: your student’s ID #)

School Website:

Facebook STHS Music and Arts:

Facebook STHS MB & Color Guard:

STHS Marching Band Instagram Page:



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. 






New Students click here

Music Marathon March 1, 2019
7 days 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