Music Marathon Donations

Raised $24,005 towards the $20,000 target. Raised through Pledge Parties, The Silent Auction and Donations
STMAA 4th Annual Music Marathon March 6, 2015
10 months to go.

Feed Your Musicians!

Few things go together better than teenagers and pizza. This week one of our local pizzerias will be supporting the Santa Teresa High School Music and Arts Association (STMAA) general fund by donating a portion of all sales that let them know they are from STHS.

Pizza my heartThursday, April 17 Pizza My Heart will  accept orders for dine in or delivery from 4pm – 9pm with a generous 30% going to the general STMAA fund which supports all the music programs at Santa Teresa High School. Please be generous yourself when tipping your delivery driver.

Tell them you’re “with the band” and feed some starving musicians!



Pajama Game Musical

Tonight begins the 3 night run of Santa Teresa High School’s Spring Musical, Pajama Game.

Musical Director Reno Brian has this to say about the show.

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“I am  very excited for this years production of The Pajama Game. Some of the more notable songs in the show include I’m Not At All In Love, Racing With The Clock, and Hernando’s Hideaway. We have a very talented group of actors and musicians who get to work on this project together. I always tell my students that doing a musical theater production is a little like getting married. You spend hundreds of hours preparing for an event that only last a few hours – the preparation far exceeds the length of the actual event. The actors have been learning songs and lines since January and the orchestra is rehearsing the songs now as we get closer to opening night. Santa Teresa is one of the few schools in San Jose that is lucky enough to have a Musical Theater class. We call the week of the show “Hell Week” because it is exhausting and very difficult. We will have three long nights of rehearsals Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then we will perform the show for an audience on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Just about the time we get all of the kinks worked out of the show, it will be over. But this type of performance is unlike anything our band students have ever experienced. Rarely can we offer such a close analogy to what a real life music gig would be like. Live theater is exciting because every night is different. That’s why I love it so much.”
The theater department is supported by the following STHS musicians and one alumni.
Jake Rocco – trombone
Brenna Lawler – flute, picolo, alto sax
Gabby Silva – synth
Eli Tye – trombone
Jaime Vu – synth
Zack Le – drums, bells, timpani
Elizabeth Vieira – clarinet and tenor sax
Chris Drennan – trumpet
Natasha Singha – trumpet
Grace Vaughan – clarinet
Milla Zlatanov – piano
Eric Rosales – bass
Sandra Roddick – alto sax and clarinet



Show starts at 7:30 Tickets are $10 and the seating is open. So get there early and plan on enjoying Pajama Game.




In The Bag!

fundraiser-bagsStarting today students will be taking orders for Mixed Bags. Mixed Bag is a catalog full of reusable bags and other eco-friendly products.  Orders with payment are due by Friday, April 4th, and product delivery will be approximately April 30th. Please note we are required to collect sales tax on each order sold, Santa Clara County sales tax rate is currently 8.75%.  Payment is due with each order, please make checks payable to STMAA. 
This is an individual fund-raiser with the funds being credited to the students donation account. Depending on which programs a student participates in a donation amount is set each year to cover the cost of those programs. Fund raising opportunities are offered through out the year for students and their supporters to raise donations for their individual account. No student is ever denied the opportunity to participate because of finances.
If you would like to support a student musician or make a donation to the general fund supporting all students you can use our secure Paypal link. Please note if your donation is for a particular student or general fund.
Any questions about this fundraiser can be directed to: Bill Maier or Deb Maier




Record Breaking Night!

14512_10201801281177104_114003494_nTonight marked a new high in fund raising for the Santa Teresa Music and Arts Association. Lead by Reno Brian and Eddie Smith the students and parent volunteers raised more than 118% of the target goal of $20,000.

As the night progressed student musicians took the stage to fill the theater with Jazz and Concert Band music. The night was topped off by a special performance by their teacher and mentor, Julie Bounds.

Donations to the general fund can still be made via our secure Paypal link. Thank you for generously supporting the music program at Santa Teresa High School.



3rd Annual Music Marathon

IMG_1891This morning the STHS musicians will kick off their 3rd 18 hour music marathon fund raising event. Beginning with their classes and transitioning to 9 hours of public performance, students from Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz 1 and Combo, Ukelele, Winter Percussion and Winter Guard will perform in the STHS theater and outdoor performance area.

From 5pm – 8pm there will be a Silent Auction in the Multi=Purpose Room located directly across the plaza from the theater. All bidding will close at 8pm so make sure you keep an eye on the items you are most interested in.

This event wraps up several months of student hosted pledge parties. As of this morning the pledge parties have raised $12, 327 of the $20,000 goal. The money raised from this event goes to the general fund supporting all of the student musicians at STHS.

The Santa Teresa Music and Arts Association would like to thank Reno Brian and Eddie Smith for chairing the event this year. They have been working with parent and student volunteers as well as Santa Teresa High School faculty and facilities to coordinate all of the logistics and facets of this major fund raising effort.

The schedule for public performance times is as follows:

3:10pm-3:30pm Ukulele Ensemble
3:30pm-3:45pm Brass Ensemble
3:45pm-4:15pm Flute Choir
4:15pm-5:00pm Combo 1
5:00pm-5:45pm Combo 2
5:45pm-6:30pm Bona Fide 4
6:45pm-7:00pm Winter Percussion
7:15pm-7:30pm Winter Guard
7:45pm-9:15pm Concert Band
Symphonic Band
Wind Ensemble
9:30pm-10:00pm Jazz Band III
10:00pm -10:45pm Jazz Band II
10:45pm-11:30pm Jazz Band I
11:30pm-12:00pm Student Prize Giveaway & Finale






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