Quarter Two




Greetings, TBC members! This issue of our newsletter introduces our upcoming events and wraps up this past quarter. We would like to thank all of our wonderful members and parents for their participation and tremendous support towards our organization.


Fall Parades Updates

Once again, TBC had a fantastic time performing in both of its annual fall parades. The Niles Festival of Lights has been a tradition for the past 15 years in Fremont. Despite the intense rain, TBC performed extremely well at the Niles parade on 11/29. Additionally, TBC had a blast performing at the Hollister Lights On Parade in front of an audience of about 10,000 people!

TBC Spring Performance

TBC would also like to announce the introduction of a Spring performance at the Dublin (CA) St. Patrick’s Day Parade! This is a great opportunity to hang out with friends, earn service awards, and share your love for music one step at a time. More information and sign ups can be found here.

TBC Pasta Feed

TBC is hosting a spring pasta feed in April! We will have all-you-can-eat pasta, desserts, boba, and more! Tickets will be $15. We will also be introducing raffle baskets and auction items at the event! Raffle tickets will be $1 for 1 and $20 for 25 tickets. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available in the coming months.

Tri-City Winter Guard

Our Tri-City Band Corps Winter Guard season has been well underway, with rehearsals held at Mission San Jose High School. Taught by head instructor Ben Wilkinson, along with instructors Fou Saelee, Jazz Legaspi, and Colin Apperson, our students are having a blast learning the choreography for the upcoming season. Check the TBC website for updates on times and other performances.

Tri-City Winter Percussion

The TCP season has already begun with rehearsals underway at Mission San Jose High School in preparation for their season debut at WGI - Merced on March 7th, 2020, at Merced High School. Stay tuned to the TCP Website for updates as we approach both our debut and future performances scheduled for the season.

TBC Special Needs Program

The Special Needs Winter percussion program opened by TBC in conjunction with Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN), is well underway. Both participants and volunteers are having a blast playing various percussion instruments while preparing for their show debut at the NCBA Foothill Winter Review on March 28th, 2020. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

TBC Fine Arts and Eats Card

TBC is currently selling Fine Arts and Eats cards. Holders of a Fine Arts and Eats card receive discounts and extra perks at various restaurants and eateries across the Tri-City Area year-round, all while helping support our organization. If interested, FAE cards can be purchased here for $25.

2020-2021 Executive Officer Application

Do you have what it takes to be an executive officer for TBC? We are happy to announce that our Executive officer applications are now open! Becoming an executive TBC officer will gain you valuable experience that teaches you many  skills that will prepare you for the future. We work in a professional atmosphere, having extremely high expectations of responsibility, punctuality, and integrity from our most senior officers. We look forward to receiving your applications for the Executive Officer Board! To apply, fill out the application form here. We look forward to receiving your applications!

TBC Upcoming Summer Jr. Programs

TBC’s summer Beginning Band is making a return for its second year! Catered towards 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, this program is designed for those who have had no prior band experience. Classes are 6-8 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays at the First United Methodist Church. Interested participants can sign up here

In addition to having the Beginning Band program, TBC will be continuing the Summer Cadet Program. This program is designed for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who would like to learn how to march in a marching band. Primarily for those who have had previous band experience, this program will have two parade performances throughout the duration of the program. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 6-8 pm at the Mission San Jose Community Park. Interested participants should be on the lookout for signup information later this month. 


Alvin Tsui - TBC Chief Internal Affairs Officer