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 2020-2021, meetings will be virtual when school is virtual. We’ll keep the dates and times as listed. 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 15, 2020
October 20, 2020
November 17, 2020
December 15, 2020
January 19, 2021
February 16, 2021
March 16, 2021
April 20, 2021
May 18, 2021

Read meeting minutes from 2019-2020.

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.

2020-2021 TJ Band Boosters Executive Committee

Director of Bands – Steve Ballard


  • President – Val Kreider
  • VP Ways & Means – Lisa Barker
  • Co-VP Communications (SUG, PTSA newsletter, etc.): – Susan Essman
  • Co-VP Communications (website updates): – Katharine Hansen
  • Receipts Treasurers – Qiqi Lu
  • Disbursement Treasurer – Jennifer Zhuang
  • Secretary – Karen Walters


  • Pre-concert Meals: – Karen Walters & Ely Chen
  • Concert Receptions: Amy Yamashiro
  • Curricular Uniforms: Val Kreider and Susan Essman
  • SRO Coordinator: Yeongji Kim
  • Spring Band-quet Coordinator: TBD
  • Senior Flowers Coordinator: TBD
  • Parent Webmaster: Ram Yalla
  • Student Webmasters: Julian G, Shreyas M, Alexandra F, Hita Y
  • Student Band Council Co-Presidents – Anais B, Aditi C

TJMC Coordinators:

    Group 1 – Stephanie Werhane
  • Admin – Stephanie Werhane
  • T-shirts – Helen Miller
  • Away Camp – Julie Cox
  • Uniforms – Sunghee Chon, Geeta Thapa, Lisa Barker
    Group 2 – Susan Essman
  • Props – Narender Bhimavarapu
  • SUG – Susan Essman
  • Penske – Qiqi Lu
  • Pit/Prop Crew – Ely Chen
    Group 3 – Lisa Barker
  • Safety – Lisa Barker
  • Food – Sujatha Narayan
  • Chaperones – Karen Walters
  • Color Guard Parent Liaison: Anne Shin
  • Drumline Parent Liaison: Karen Walters
  • Jazz Ensemble Parent Liaison: TBD

2020-2021 Fundraising needs and fundraisers will be impacted by school status. Some of our fundraisers can be conducted fully online.

Ongoing Fundraising

  • Gift Card & Shopping Card Program (Scrip): Val Kreider (seeking new lead)
  • TJ Merchandise: Helen Miller and Ely Chen
  • License Plate Frames: Geeta Thapa
  • CAB Concessions Stand: Susan Essman will co-lead with someone else
  • Hand-crafted Jewelry: Susan Essman

Fall/Winter Fundraising

  • Large-scale Campaign: Lisa Barker (seeking shadow)
  • Fruit Sales: Heather Boles
  • Coffee/Tea Sales: Val Kreider (seeking co-lead)
  • Coffee for Dollars: Val Kreider (seeking co-lead)
  • CoZzzy Comfy Sheet Sales: TBD

Winter/Spring Fundraising

  • Fruit Sales: Heather Boles
  • Coffee/Tea Sales: Val Kreider (seeking co-lead)
  • Mattress Warehouse Sales: TBD