Band Booster meetings are typically held the third Tuesday of each month. All current band and guard parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Meetings are usually held 6:30-7:30 pm in the Principal’s Conference Room (across from the art gallery). Schedule subject to change. For 2021-2022, meetings will be in person for those comfortable attending, with a virtual option for those who prefer to attend remotely. Meeting links will be emailed to current families via Charms.

Meet the TJ Band Boosters (Presentation from virtual meeting on June 9, 2020)

Learn more about our program in our guide TJ Band Essentials.

2020-2021 Band Booster Meetings – Schedule subject to change.
Click on meeting date to see minutes.
September 21, 2021
October 19, 2021
November 16, 2021
December 14, 2021
January 18, 2022
February 15, 2022
March 15, 2022
April 19, 2022
May 17, 2022

Read meeting minutes from 2020-2021.

Cash Tally Form 20-21

TJBB Reimbursement Form 20-21

The Band Boosters provide support for all aspects of the TJ band program. All TJ band parents and guardians are members of the Band Boosters. (This includes students who participate in curricular band, marching band, winter drumline, and winter guard.) There is no membership fee to join the Band Boosters. Click here to read the Band Boosters bylaws.

We have numerous performances and activities throughout the year, so volunteers are essential for us to have a successful program. We also have a number of fundraisers to reduce the cost of trips and to pay for special instruction, leadership training, professional development, financial aid, uniforms, instruments, and other equipment.

In return for your participation you get to be a part of a wonderful music program, watch your children grow in a supportive environment, and share in their joys.

2021-2022 TJ Band Boosters Executive Committee

Director of Bands – Steve Ballard


  • Co-Presidents – Lisa Barker and Susan Essman
  • VP Ways & Means – Helen Miller
  • Co-VP Communications (PTSA newsletter, etc.) – Claire Chua
  • Co-VP Communications (website updates) – Katharine Hansen
  • Receipts Treasurers – Tracy Pierson
  • Disbursement Treasurer – Jennifer Zhuang
  • Secretary – Natalie Coburn


  • Pre-concert Meals: – Karen Walters & Ely Chen
  • Concert Receptions: Amy Yamashiro
  • Curricular Uniforms: Susan Essman
  • SRO Coordinator: TBD
  • Spring Band-quet Coordinator: TBD
  • Senior Flowers Coordinator: TBD
  • Parent Webmaster: Katharine Hansen
  • Student Webmasters: Shreyas M, Alexandra F
  • Student Band Council President – Addison G.

TJMC Coordinators:

Group 1 – Lead TBD

  • Admin – TBD
  • T-shirts – Helen Miller
  • Away Camp – Julie Cox
  • Uniforms – Sunghee Chon, Mary Huaman

Group 2 – Susan Essman

  • Props – Narender Bhimavarapu
  • SUG – Susan Essman
  • Penske – TBD
  • Pit/Prop Crew – Ely Chen

Group 3 – Lisa Barker

  • Safety – Lisa Barker
  • Food – TBD
  • Chaperones – Karen Walters
  • Color Guard Parent Liaison: TBD
  • Drumline Parent Liaison: Karen Walters
  • Jazz Ensemble Parent Liaison: Sunjin Leaa Lee

2021-2022 Fundraising needs and fundraisers will continue to be impacted by school status. While many in-person activities are back up and running, some of our fundraisers can still be conducted fully online.

Ongoing Fundraising

  • Gift Card & Shopping Card Program (Scrip): Michele Hyde
  • TJ Merchandise: Helen Miller and Ely Chen
  • License Plate Frames: Geeta Thapa
  • CAB Concessions Stand: Susan Essman (seeking co-lead)
  • Hand-crafted Jewelry: Susan Essman
  • Fall/Winter Fundraising
  • Large-scale Campaign: Lisa Barker (seeking shadow)
  • Fruit Sales: Heather Boles
  • Coffee/Tea Sales: TBD
  • Coffee for Dollars: TBD
  • CoZzzy Comfy Sheet Sales: TBD
  • Winter/Spring Fundraising
  • Fruit Sales: Heather Boles
  • Coffee/Tea Sales: TBD
  • Mattress Warehouse Sales: TBD