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What is STMAA?

The Santa Teresa Music & Arts Association (“STMAA”) is a non-profit public benefit corporation created by parents to promote, develop, and support participation in music education and other performing arts in the Santa Teresa High School community. We work in partnership with the school to create opportunities for our students to perform in band and choral festivals, marching band and color guard competitions, and other venues.

If you have a student enrolled in any music class at Santa Teresa you are automatically a member of STMAA.

Volunteer Participation:
Volunteer participation and fundraising are absolutely essential in order to make these programs available to our students. Involvement in STMAA activities is a good way to meet other parents and students and to find out what’s happening around the school. Opportunities are available for every level of commitment and every working schedule. Participation on one of our standing committees or at an STMAA sponsored event is a good way to start.

General Meetings:
STMAA General Meetings are usually held about once per quarter. Any parent or guardian of a music student is welcome to attend. Information on upcoming events and committee activities will be presented. General Meetings usually start at 7:00 PM in the theater, and last two hours.

Board Meetings:
STMAA Board Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month, there are a few exceptions (sometimes they have to be moved because of other activities). Board Meetings start at 7:00 PM in the band room. Please check the Board Members Page for meeting dates. Meeting minutes are posted on the Board Minutes page.  Please check the weekly email for possible changes to meeting location, dates, or times. STMAA Board Meetings are open to any interested person.

Committee Meetings:
Most of the work of STMAA is carried out by one or more committees. Some of these committees are organized to support a specific event, like the Playathon. Others are “standing” committees which meet on an ongoing basis to support the program on a year-round basis. Parents and family members of students are encouraged to support their students by volunteering for committee work, fund raisers, and support at performance events. The music program at Santa Teresa High School cannot be successful without a genuine commitment from every family to participate as STMAA volunteers. If you haven’t volunteered yet, we welcome you to join us, meet some great people, and help our students.

STMAA Committee meetings are held as needed. Meeting times and locations are determined by committee members.

STMAA Board Members and Contact Information:
Please feel free to contact any board member to discuss any aspect of the program or to share any ideas, thoughts, or concerns that you may have. Your input can help us provide a better music experience for your student.  You can see the names and emails of the Board members on the Board Members Page.

STMAA By Laws:
Please click on the following link to see the current by laws.


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