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Field Show Preview

First Day of Band Camp 2014

First Day of Band Camp 2014

After long days in the heat of their summer vacation, the Santa Teresa High School Marching Band and Color Guard will be presenting a preview of the upcoming field show “Trapped” on Saturday, August 23 beginning at 3:00pm on the football field.

If you have wondered what these student performers have been learning and want to hear the music for the show this is a great chance to watch their field drills and meet the staff who have been working with them through Band Camp.

As the season progresses, the band and color guard will be adding new parts to the show every week over the next few months culminating in an intricate polished performance by the end of the season. Mark your calendar and plan on coming out to all of the competitions to see the whole process and show your support as “The Santa Teresa High School Marching Band and Color Guard takes the field in competition!”




Repair Underway

zxigBq6cAA grateful update on the broken marimba…

It is currently in for repairs. Thank you to the great and quick acting community that steps up to support the student musicians at Santa Teresa High School.

To see the repaired marimba in action check the calendar for up coming performances and competitions. You won’t want to miss this year’s field show titled “Trapped”.





marimbaThe marching band marimba frame broke today. If you are a welder or know someone who can help a band out please contact Ms. Bounds as soon as possible at

Much of the equipment the band uses has been in use for many years. If you would like to help maintain the equipment, please email our Equipment Director, Eddie Smith at With the Marching Band competition season coming up making sure everything is read to take the field with these amazing student musicians is a big job made easier with skilled volunteers.

To give you an idea of how much these instruments cost a new marimba is upward of $2,500. Repairing what we have is critical to keeping a student musician on the field. These instruments are used throughout the year in the band room and on stage during concerts. They travel with the marching band and Jazz bands to competition and festivals.

If you would like to make a donation to help defray the cost of repairs or would like to help fund the replacement of worn out equipment you can make a tax deductible donation through our secure Paypal.



Special Scheduling Change


The Morning Practice on Monday August 4th has been  for all Band and Color Guard sections has been modified. ALL Members are to report to the Multipurpose Room at 9:00am. Students will have their picture taken at this time for STHS student ID and yearbook. 

9am-12pm Registration for ALL Marching Band and Color Guard members. Lunch at your discretion, when you have finished registration, etc.

1:00 pm Rehearsal for all marching band and color guard sections

4:30pm-6:00pm Dinner Break

6:00pm – 8:30pm Evening Rehearsal for all marching band and color guard sections.


Hello ST Marching Band & Color Guard Members,

I have successfully worked out a priority registration time for all marching band and color guard members. On MONDAY AUGUST 4th we will NOT be having marching band practice instead ALL members should report to the MPR and begin the school registration process. Instead of registering with your class (grade level) all marching band members will be completing ALL the steps of the registration process from 9am-12pm on Monday August 4th.

Pictures will be taken in the MPR. Ms. Bounds will be sitting at a table in the MPR and you are to pick up your schedules directly from her.

The school bank will be open for you to purchase your PE clothes, PE lock, purchase your yearbook, and ASB card and also to check out a school locker etc. The school sent home a SUMMER MAILER that includes information about registration, a form for the purchase of items, and a picture order form. You can download the summer mailer on the left hand side of our school loop page:

If you are a student driver this year you can complete the parking pass application and submit that for a parking pass as well:

The bookroom will be open beginning at 10am. You may check out text books at this time.

After you pick up your schedule if you notice errors or find changes that need to be made you may go to the counseling office and schedule an appointment with your counselor. You can then just let Ms. Bounds know when you need to miss band.

All members therefore will need to be at rehearsal at 1pm on Monday afternoon.

Freshmen have the option to attend the team building activities at freshmen orientation in the morning on August 5th. If students do plan to attend these activities and miss marching band, please notify Ms. Bounds. Freshmen who choose to attend marching band are welcome to attend the lunch provided by ASB. Since you will have completed the registration process please return to band practice at 1pm.

Erik Dabel (band staff member) will also be in the band room and can check out band lockers to any students that do not get band lockers this week.

Questions? Please contact Ms. Bounds





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” 




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