Updated Contact Information for Ms. Starnes

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


“Debrito Gourmet Apple Fundraiser” begins

The fundraiser officially begins on Monday, 1/7.

Our goal for this fundraiser is a minimum of 225 apples. Last year we old 273 apples.

Order forms are available in the band room on top of the piano.
This fundraiser supports student’s individual accounts!

Orders are due 1/18/19 and delivery will be between 2/6-9 (exact date TBD).


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

ESUHSD Jazz Festival
Sat, February 2, 9am – 2pm
At Oak Grove High School, 285 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95123, USA

Santa Cruz Jazz Festival

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

SJSU Jazz Festival

Thursday, Apr 4, 2019

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


Pledge Parties

Pledge Party Hosts 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 ivolunteer.com/#3 or by email atpledgeparty@600building.com.

Questions? Ask Trudi or Ria or send an email to pledgeparty@600building.com

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



Music Marathon

Our Music Marathon is coming up on March 1st.

We are now getting into the critical phase of the planning of our largest and most important fundraiser of the year. We need everybody’s help in many different ways to reach our goal of $32000.

We encourage all interested parents to join us at the planning meetings, to provide your ideas and knowledge, get detailed information about the event, or to help our different teams in different areas like food, marketing, advertising, decoration, silent auction, student prizes, etc.

Please direct all your questions to Karli Blaydes or Karen Defrisco musicmarathon@600building.com



Music Marathon – Donations

We are starting to ask for donations to create exciting, fun and interesting baskets for oursilent action during the MM as well as for the student prizes for our MM student after party.

We appreciate all donations – big or small!

If you don’t know what to get, we also appreciate cash or Visa/AMEX Gift cards and we can use it to get what we don’t have.

All donations can be given to Ms. Starnes, Karli Blaydes, or Karen Defrisco.

Please direct all your questions to Karli Blaydes or Karen Defrisco




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), www.eliphotographer.com




(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 www.stmaa.ivolunteer.com




Stay Connected

Volunteer Sign-Up: http://stmaa.ivolunteer.com

Charms: https://www.charmsoffice.com
(School Code: sthsband, Password: your student’s ID #)

School Website: http://www.sths.schoolloop.com

Facebook STHS Music and Arts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/STMAA

Facebook STHS MB & Color Guard: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sthsmarchingband

STHS Marching Band Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/sths_marching_band



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
1 month 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