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2nd Annual Santa Teresa Invitational Festival


Click here to Register for the 2nd Annual Santa Teresa Invitational Festival
March 29-30, 2019
Open to bands and orchestras of all grade levels

Dear Director,

You and your band are invited to attend the Second Annual Santa Teresa Invitational Festival. The festival will be held in the Santa Teresa High School Theater on Friday and Saturday, March 29-30, 2019. In addition to your performance, you will receive feedback and a clinic from our outstanding adjudicators. Our panel of adjudicators is composed of experienced music educators from throughout California, and will provide your students with growth-focused feedback in a positive, educational atmosphere.

Each group will receive a link from which your adjudication recordings can be downloaded, as well as a beautiful plaque commemorating your participation. There are a limited number of performance slots, so this is a first-come, first-served event. To secure your spot, please complete our online registration form at https://tinyurl.com/y9aq4l5o.

New for 2019: This year’s festival will take place over two days – the afternoon and evening of Friday the 29thand all day Saturday the 30th. Also, schools bringing multiple ensembles are eligible for discounts as follows: The first group’s fee is $250, the second group is $200, and all others are $150 each. You will receive an invoice for your fee(s) in the fall with payment instructions.

Your reservation to the Second Annual Santa Teresa Invitational Festival is not finalized until your registration and payment are received. Scroll down for equipment lists, forms, and reminders for the festival.

25358605_10212756501162313_133913052203916677_oI hope that you can join us for our 2nd Annual Festival at Santa Teresa High School. We are working hard to guarantee this to be a fulfilling and uplifting educational opportunity for all involved. Please feel free to contact me with any questions

Julie Bounds
Director of Bands
Office: 408-347-6324
Cell: 408-482-7735


If it’s not listed below it is not provided by us as the host.

Warm-Up (Band Room):

  • Chairs, limited music stands
  • No percussion equipment provided

Performance (Theater):

  • Chairs, music stands, conductors podium & stand
  • Grand piano
  • 4.3 octave marimba
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Chimes
  • Gong
  • Concert bass drum
  • 4 Tom toms
  • Timpani



Santa Teresa High School is located at 6150 Snell Ave. San Jose, CA 95123 at the corner of Snell Ave. & Santa Teresa Blvd.  We will have signs on the street to the main parking lot (as indicated on the campus map), which is located off of Santa Teresa Blvd.

PLEASE REMIND YOUR GROUPS AND PARENTS THAT PARKING IS IN THE STUDENT PARKING LOT ON SANTA TERESA BLVD. YOUR GPS AND MAP PROGRAMS WILL TAKE YOU TO THE WRONG LOT – A SMALL VISITORS PARKING LOT ON SNELL AVE. Please do not park or unload in this parking lot (which also has a locked gate). Please proceed to our large student parking lot off of Santa Teresa Blvd.

  1. Personal cars will be parking in a designated area of our student parking lot (on Santa Teresa Blvd). Please look for signs for this area. Buses will be parking in this parking lot as well. Please let me know if you are bringing a school bus(s) to your performance and your approximate arrival time.
  2. Upon arrival, proceed to festival check-in located in our ticket booth directly outside our theater (performance venue). At that time, give the staff 3 scores for each selection you are performing, your repertoire sheet for our Festival Announcer, and your band’s set up chart. You will be assigned a guide at that time. You may email in these forms in advance if you want to stmusicteacher@gmail.com.
  3. Warm up is scheduled one time slot before your performance.  Time slots are 30 minutes long. Ensembles are still asked to only perform a maximum of 20 minutes of music. The remainder of the time slot is for set up, tear down, and for the adjudicators to properly process their evaluations.
  4. Group pictures will be taken by Musical Images after clinic/sight reading. Download the form above. If you would prefer to take your pictures before your performance that is not a problem, just communicate with photographer, but PLEASE take a picture with them!
  5. Students should be reminded to be on their best behavior, and to leave the festival site as they found it.Please do not play your instruments outside the theater or warm-up room.
  6. snack bar will be available directly outside our Multipurpose Room. We do not have a cafeteria area for the festival participants. We do not have a covered area located near our facility. We do not allow any food or drink in the entire Performing Arts building. There are several restaurants directly across the street from our school. (Subway, Starbucks, Nob Hill Grocery Store, Mexican Restaurants, Chinese restaurants, and Round Table Pizza that sells pizza by the slice). Please remind students to use the crosswalks, as the corner is a busy intersection. Please supervise your students during lunch.
  7. There will not be storage facilities available. Mark all of your equipment with your school name so there will be no discrepancy as to ownership.
  8. All festival materials and recordings of your adjudication will all be available online. You will receive a link to these materials as they become available.
  9. After pictures, please return to the festival headquarters to check out and pick up musical scores, plaque, and judging sheets. At this time we will ask you to complete a festival evaluation. You may choose to complete this on paper or online. A link to the electronic festival evaluation form will be provided at that time.

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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

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