Wildcat Band Boosters

The purpose of the Mesquite High School Band Parent Organization shall be to provide morale and financial support to the Mesquite High School Band Program, including all marching bands, concert bands, jazz bands and ensembles. To encourage parental and community support.

2017-2018 Executive Board Members

President (wildcatbandpresident@gmail.com)

Stephanie Tupa

My precocious, freshman daughter is a Clarinet player in both the Marching Band and Wind Ensemble and will be attempting Winterline this year. Being a step-mom to Anneliese and Hannah is my favorite thing (being married to their dad isn’t so bad either haha) and being the house where their friends want to hangout is my second favorite thing. I am a total band geek and former Clarinet player from Highland. I have a Bachelor’s of Science from ASU in Geography GIS. I am a Phoenix Suns fanatic and my blood runs primarily coffee and sarcasm.

Treasurer (wildcatbandtreasurer@gmail.com)

Samantha Boothe

My son is Jefferson, a Drum Major this year. His past 3 years he played trumpet in the marching band, as well as in wind ensemble and jazz band. I work mostly as a manager at Sal’s Gilbert Pizza. I have 2 other sons; a college senior, studying accounting, and an engineer who works for MD Helicopters.


Assistant Treasurer (wildcatbandassistanttreasurer@gmail.com)

William Hampton

My wonderful stepdaughter, Anneliese, is a Freshman clarinet player in both Marching Band and Wind Ensemble. She lives music and is particularly talented at getting musicals like Hamilton and Heathers stuck in my head all the time. Prior to my current job, where I brew beer at Uncle Bears Brewery in Ahwatukee, I handled audits for the Department of Financial Institutions and worked as a paralegal for Stewart Title


2017-2018 Advisory Board Members

FUNdraising Coordinator (wildcatbandfundraisers@gmail.com)

Heather NeSmith 

“I have 4 sons and 1 daughter. Rheaven is snare player and son Rohen plays Marimba in pit. I studied business in college. I have my own business as a transcriptionist and also work as a server/trainer at Village Inn. I’m excited to try and re-focus on the kids and help everyone who wants to be in band, be able to play and make it affordable”.

Public Relations Coordinator (wildcatbandpr@gmail.com)

Secretary (wildcatbandsecretary@gmail.com)

Debe Moreno

“My daughter, Niki, is a sophomore trumpet player in the Wind Ensemble and Marching Band, and played in Winter Drumline last year. I also have 3 sons ages 13, 22, and 24. I am a Librarian at the Chandler Sunset Library”

Volunteer Coordinator (carlamattbrown@gmail.com)

Carla Brown 

I am the mom of freshman Katt Brown. She plays saxophone in the marching band and flute in concert band. Her younger sister, Kris plays bass clarinet at Mesquite Junior. We have several band kids that hang out with our family frequently and we wouldn’t want it any other way! Band is a big family in which we are proud to be a part!

Guard Coordinator: (tcbingham@cox.net)

Terri Bingham

Terri and her husband, Greg, are the band videographers as well as parents of six children, three of whom have participated in the Mesquite Band Program. Nicole, a Sophomore, is the youngest of the family and has been in Mesquite High School’s Guard program since seventh grade. She has participated in Junior Guard, Winter Guard, and Color Guard for the Wildcat Marching Band where she is currently Guard Captain. Terri has worked as both an attorney, as well as former Assistant Professor and Department Chair at Utah Valley University. (Terri, pictured with son, Brandon, who played trumpet at Mesquite, and was a student of Rainer.)


Uniform Coordinator (wildcatbanduniforms@gmail.com)