Meet our new Band Director

Dear Santa Teresa High School Band Community,

My name is Katie Starnes and I am the new band director at Santa Teresa High School. I am a recent graduate of San Jose State University where I earned my Bachelors of Music Degree in Music Education. While at SJSU, I studied Saxophone and French Horn and performed with the SJSU wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, marching band, and various chamber ensembles. I am involved professionally with NAfME and CMEA, serving on the Bay Section and state boards. Outside of school, I marched three summers with the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets as a mellophone player, and stayed involved with the organization through international trips and local community ensembles. I’ve taught marching band at several schools in the Bay Area, including Fremont High School, Saratoga High School, and Homestead High School. I greatly appreciate the warm welcome I’m receiving and I’m excited to start teaching at Santa Teresa and be apart of the music and arts community.

Ms. Starnes





Please click here to read a letter from the STMAA President

2018 Letter from President


Marching Band Camp

August 1-3, 9am – 5:30pm

August 6-10, 9am – 8:30pm


Please click here for the latest version of the camp info:

Marching Band Camp Info V2


Still need to register for Marching Band??

Register at:




New to Band?

Click on the Class of 2022 icon on the right side of this page


Important Upcoming Dates

8/1 – 8/3           9am – 5:30pm  MB & CG Camp

8/6 – 8/10         9am – 8:30pm  MB & CG Camp

8/13 – 11/12      2:30pm-6:30pm  MB Practice on Every Monday (with exceptions)

Tue      8/14      FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

8/16 – 11/15      3:45pm-6:45pm  MB Practice on Every Thursday (with exceptions)

8/18                   9:00am – 5:30pm MB Practice

8/18                   8:45am – 10:15am     Parent Meeting — NEW TIME

8/21 – 11/6        3:30pm – 6:30 MB Color Guard Practice Every Tuesday (with exceptions)

Tue      8/21       7pm       STMAA Board Meeting, Band Room (all parents are encouraged to attend)

8/22 – 11/14      3:30pm – 6:30 MB Color Guard Practice Every Wednesday (with exceptions)

8/25                   9:00am – 5:30pm MB Practice

Remind Codes


Ms. Bounds occasionally uses 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

Levi Stadium
All sign-ups for Levi’s Stadium Fundraising Opportunities are now posted. Please take this opportunity to raise those funds and make your contributions for your students. Contact Marieta Arriola at with questions.



Helpful Links


Here’s a link to Ms. Bound’s online lesson Planbook. Using this link you can see when it is OK to request a tutorial pass and what our lessons are going to be in class along with announcements and other helpful info.



Spotify Play List of Stands Tunes (try putting the text below in a browser)


If that doesn’t work trying searching for a playlist: 2017 STands Tunes



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:



Shop & Support!

* eScrip Online Mall & eScrip Dining, Incl. Lucky’s

Register your credit cards with eScrip and Shop via the eScrip online mall at stores like , Apple, Itunes, Kohls, & Target, and earn cash for the band program!

EScrip will donate about 2.5% of your entire bill, at participating restaurants if you use a debit or credit card registered with eScrip.

Link your Lucky You rewards account to the eScrip system or enter your phone no. when checking out at the Lucky’s register. Sign up, Shop, Earn! Group ID 500025280.

When registering, make sure to choose Santa Teresa Music and Arts, 6150 Snell Ave., San Jose, CA 95123 as your organization.

Questions? Contact Astrid Tromp at



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

2nd Annual ST Invitational Festival

Music Marathon March 1, 2019
6 months 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


Shop with escrip online to help the band earn money.