CTJ Band Parent Association

CTJ Band Parent Association, Welcome Parents!
2016-17 CTJBPA Executive Board

Co-Presidents: Brian Kickhoefer and Lisa Payne
VP Operations: Sue Engle and Lucy Kondra
VP Performance: Amanda Weber and Roger Engle
VP Logistics: JC Weber and Chris Kester
VP Student Fundraising: Jeff Foote and Craig LaVigne
Treasurer: Juan Garza
Secretary: Holly Gonzalez

Questions? Email CTJBPA Co-President Brian Kickhoefer


Fiesta Flambeau Ticket Order; Deadline Friday

The Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade is nationally known as “America’s Largest Illuminated Night Parade,” and will be on April 29. This spectacular nighttime parade annually attracts more than 500,000 street spectators and continues to grow each year. The parade is considered the premier event of the 11 days of Fiesta San Antonio. Enjoy the parade with the CTJ Band Families at our group seating area located in the Broadway Bleachers.

DEADLINE TO ORDER: Friday, February 24th        


Spring Craft Fair & Market

The CTJ Band will sponsor its first annual Spring Craft Fair & Market on Saturday, March 25. Priority vendor registration is open through Monday, January 23 for previous vendors and band families. General vendor registration begins on Tuesday, January 24.

The link for online registration:

Link to the Spring Craft Fair & Market website:

Shoe Collection Fundraiser Under Way

We have now kicked off our Shoe Collection Fundraiser. This is in place of the GOODWILL Drive for this year.

Our goal is to collect 300 bags (each bag holds 25 pairs) which would earn the program about $3,000. We are also reaching out to the whole Johnson community to help us reach that goal.

The fundraising company only gave us 100 bags initially, so if your child has collected 25 pairs, he/she can pick up a clear plastic bag from practice room 106D, next to the collection box placed there. The company also would like us to tie shoelaces to keep pairs together or put a rubber band around them. We have a supply of rubber bands with the plastic bags, if needed.

If you have less than 25 pairs and want to go ahead and send them in, please place them in the collection box in 106D. We also have a collection bin for non-band supporters by the welcome desk in the CTJ lobby.

Please reach out to your friends, family and neighbors directly and through social media to help us reach this goal! Please contact Lisa Payne if you have any questions at lapayne@swbell.net

Mulch Fundraiser Under Way; Deadline Feb. 28

We will be selling New Earth Mulch & Top Soil!!! This fundraiser has the potential to be very profitable to the band and your student!!!

Here is how it works:
• We are asking each student to sell 20 bags of mulch or Top Soil
• Each bag of mulch sells for $5
• Once a student sells 20 bags, we are putting $1 back into their account for every additional bag sold. Don't be scared by having to sell 20 bags!!! If you have ever bought mulch for your flower beds, you realized that it takes A LOT of mulch to cover your beds. 20 bags only covers a fraction of what you typically need!!!

There are several types of mulch, top soil & compost available:
• Hardwood Mulch
• Red Mulch
• Black Mulch
• Cedar Mulch
• Top Shelf Garden Soil
• Top Shelf Compost
• Landscapers Mix
• Composted Mulch

It comes bagged with 2 cubic feet of mulch (just like what you get from Home Depot or Lowe’s).

The deadline for getting your order in is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28. Click here or on the Mulch Sale image in the right rail to order.

The mulch will be delivered to the band pad on March 4. The mulch will be available for pickup or delivery. If you choose delivery, we will deliver the mulch on that Saturday to homes or businesses within a 10-mile radius.

If you have any questions, please contact Brian Kickhoefer at brian@pinnaclesales.com or bksatx@gmail.com

Volunteering for Concessions

We are in need of volunteers for upcoming football concessions. We ask that band families volunteer for at least three concessions for the year. Concessions is one of our biggest fundraisers for the band, and we’ll be posting needs here from time to time.

• Friday, February 24
Shift 1 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (2 adults)
Shift 2 – 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (2 adults)
Shift 3 – 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (2 adults & 6 students)

• March 7, soccer concessions, Comalander Stadium, 4-8:30 p.m.
(Need 2 adults, 2 students)

• March 10, softball concessions, NEISD-Softball East & West, 4-8 p.m. (Need 2 adults, 2 students)

There are several concession opportunities listed in Charms for families and students. Please consider volunteering for one. If you have any questions, please contact Todd Firsich at boilertoad@gmail.com

Follow the CTJ Band on Twitter @CTJBPA

Throughout the rest of the competition season, we will be posting pictures and commentary on what is happening with band and the competitions. It is an easy way to keep updated on what’s going on when the band is out of town and performing!!!

CTJBPA Meeting Presentations

If you miss a meeting and want to review what was presented, click to download the Powerpoint Presentations from these dates:

CTJBPA Meeting, August 11, 2016

CTJBPA Meeting, May 19, 2016

CTJBPA Meeting, January 19, 2017
CTJBPA Meeting, February 23, 2017

Proposed CTJBPA By-Law Changes