Quarter Three




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.


2019 Summer Parades

Join Tri-City Band Corps for our Summer Parades! This year, our Royal Regiment will be marching exciting tunes at the Salinas Colmo del Rodeo Parade, with a group bonding at Santa Cruz Boardwalk that same day's morning (7/13). Sign up for this performance and more here! This is a great opportunity to play fun music while earning service hours. You can hang out with friends and make new ones! Rehearsal info can be found on the sign-up form. Registration deadline is May 1!

2019-2020 TBC London Trip

TBC is happy to announce our next international trip to London! It will be from Thursday, December 26, 2019, to Sunday, January 5, 2020.

We will be participating in the London New Year's Parade, where there will be about 600,000 of spectators, and it will also be broadcast to over 3 million viewers. In addition to London, we will also be visiting Bruges, Belgium and Paris, France!

The total cost of this trip is $3950, but if you sign up and pay the full amount before June 12, 2019, you will receive a $100 discount! Prices will rise after October 1, 2019, so sign up now!

Read the letter here for more information! Sign up here!

2019-2020 Officer Application

We are happy to announce that our general officer applications are now open! Becoming a TBC officer is a valuable experience that teaches you many valuable skills that will prepare you for the future. We work in a professional atmosphere, having high expectations of responsibility, punctuality, and integrity from all of our officers. We look forward to receiving your applications! The success of our events is all thanks to the help and dedication of our amazing officers, and you can be a part of our Officer Corps next year! To apply, fill out the application form here and sign up for an interview here by April 15th. We look forward to receiving your applications!

TBC Summer Beginning Band and Summer Cadet Program

TBC will be beginning a new, free beginner band program during the summer! Catered towards 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, this program is designed for those who have had no prior band experience. Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 PM at the First United Methodist Church (2950 Washington Blvd. Fremont, CA 94539). Interested participants can sign up here. Space is limited, so sign up now! Registration ends on June 1st.

We are also looking for volunteers in Junior High School and High School to help out with the program. Interested volunteers 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 from 6-8 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at the Mission San Jose Community Park. Interested participants can sign up here.

Interested High School volunteers to help run the cadet program can sign up here.

TBC Crab Feed

TBC hosted its first crab feed on February 16th from 5-9pm at Elks Lodge. This was a joint fundraiser with Mission San Jose HS and Irvington HS Performing Arts, so profits will benefit all groups. Overall, the event was a great success, and we once again thank you all for supporting TBC, MSJ PUPs, and Irvington Band Boosters.

Winter Unit Recap

With the end of Quarter 3 comes the conclusion of our winter programs. All units had great success this season in the WGI, CCGC, NCPA, and NCBA circuits. Our various units have won numerous awards. We hope to see you at auditions in the fall of this year for our next season!

TBC Special Needs Program

The TBC Special Needs Winter percussion program has concluded! Both participants and volunteers had a blast playing various percussion instruments. The final performance was at NCBA Championships 3/31. We would like to thank both participants and volunteers for making this program a reality!


Alvin Tsui

2018-2019 TBC Chief Internal Affairs Officer