Tonight 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.
This 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
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
Spend your Saturday supporting your favorite Santa Teresa High School musicians attending The San Jose Jazz Society’s Winter Festival at San Pedro Market. Led by Julie Bounds, the Santa Teresa Jazz Band 1 has participated in festivals up and down the West Coast. The ensemble has received unanimous superior ratings at the CMEA Jazz Festival, Command Performances at the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival, and has placed in the top three in their division at festivals such as the Fullerton Jazz Festival, Folsom Jazz Festival, and the University of Reno Jazz Festival. Jazz Band 1 also performs at community events, collaborates with guest artists, and headlines an annual spring concert at the Theatre at San Pedro Square. Admission to this performance is free but you will want to get there early to get a good seat. Jazz 1 will be on stage from noon-1pm.
Santa Teresa High School Winter Guard and Winter Percussion will be competing at Oak Grove High School this Saturday. Admission for the competition is $10, Sr. Citizens $8 and children 5 and under free. The admission is good for both performances. Audience is admitted between performances so if you want to make sure to see either group plan on being there at least 30 minutes early. Parking is challenging at Oak Grove High School and there are a lot of buses and equipment trucks this weekend.
Winter Percussion performs at 2:42 with the awards presented at 3:05.
Winter Color Guard will perform at 6:48 with the awards presented at 10:35.
Complete Winter Percussion and Winter Color Guard schedule for Saturday are on the Calendar page.
WE NEED STUDENT HELP! As you all know the Music Marathon, our program’s biggest fundraiser, is just around the corner on Friday March 7th. This weekend is our final weekend of pledge parties and our last decorations party before the big event.
I have been making announcements in class and promoting to the students but we are just not getting the sign ups we need. We do have performances by Jazz Band 1, Winter Percussion & Winter Guard this weekend (so if you aren’t in one of those groups we REALLY DO NEED YOU TO VOLUNTEER).
Have you volunteered at a pledge party or decorations party yet? Its a great way to support the fundraiser and a lot of fun.
All sign ups are on charms. We currently need 13 student volunteers to fill three pledge parties. We have two pledge
parties on Saturday 3/1 from 2-5pm. Garrett Davies party still needs 4 volunteers & Tenor Ickes party needs 7 volunteers. James Kreifels pledge party was originally rained out and he rescheduled for this Sunday 3/2 from 2-5pm. We still need 2 volunteers to fill his party.
In addition to the pledge parties we need lots of volunteers to help us finish making the final decorations to bring our Marti Gras theme of our event to life. The more volunteers the easier the work. We currently only have 4 volunteers signed up for this party and we really could use a total of 15-20.
Can you help? Sign up on charms or contact Ms. Bounds and I would be more than happy to sign you up!
Thank you and please consider volunteering. We really do need your help!
Only two weeks left until our 3rd annual Music Marathon. We have some great new prizes from our local music stores. We have music stands, guitars, and a music lessons! It’s these relationships that we build with our local stores and businesses that can really help our program grow. Do you or your student need lessons? A new instrument or repairs? Click on the links below of our wonderful sponsors for locations and store hours. Let these stores know that you appreciate their generosity. A simple thank you can go a long way. Thank you ahead of time for sharing these posts and helping us get the word out about our amazing Mardi Gras Music Marathon!