2014 Marching Band Camp July 30, 2014
Time to take the field!
STMAA 4th Annual Music Marathon March 6, 2015
7 months to go.


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 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.





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