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Fund Raising


The STMAA Board works hard to create a large variety of fundraising opportunities to meet the needs, experience and schedules of our Band kids and families.



Fundraising events are scheduled and organized throughout the year by the Santa Teresa Music and Arts Association to help our band program and help offset the costs of our band activities, both on an individual and group basis.

To assist the students, STMAA maintains Individual Student Accounts on Charms, where students can earn a portion or all of the profits from a particular fundraiser. Funds may be used to help with costs related to participation in the band program. These expenses may include Ensemble Fees, band trips, band shoes, musical equipment, and any other costs related to band.

Some fundraisers will benefit the General Band Fund and some are designated for Individual Student Accounts. Students are strongly encouraged to become involved in fund raising activities. All fundraising will take place according to STHS and ESUHSD fundraising guidelines.

All remaining money in the student’s account at the end of the school year automatically rolls over to the next year. If a graduating senior has a positive balance in his account at graduation, he may elect to “pass down” his balance to a sibling in the band or if no sibling is involved in the band program, the funds roll over to the general band fund.

If a band family experiences financial difficulty, the family should notify either the band director or the STMAA president. Fundraisers and payment plans are available to ensure that all students who wish to participate in the Santa Teresa Band program will be given the opportunity to do so.


Each member of a particular ensemble, such as Marching band or concert band, will be asked to contribute an Ensemble Donation. The amount of the donation is determined by the band director and the STMAA board and is based on the per student cost of being a member of each ensemble.

Students and families may fundraise their donation, pay them in full, or a combination of both. Payment plans are available. The STMAA board will work with any family in any situation to assist with coming up with each members’ donation.


Secure donations can be made directly through Paypal.

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