August 19, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

 Concert Program & Performer Information

  • High School Cadets  - John Philip Sousa
  • Parade of the Charioteers - Miklos Rozsa
  • Jubilee (Variations for Saints Bound for Heaven) - James Curnow

Cindy Huff, Guest Director

  • Beyond the Crest - Sean O' Loughlin

Beyond the Crest

Phil Huff, Guest Director

St. Joseph Municipal Band Brass Quintet, William Camp, coordinator
Selections from "Westside Story" L. Bernstein arr. Jack Gayle

  • Prologue - America
  • Somethings' Com'in - I Feel Pretty
  • Maria - Somewhere

Quintet Members: Charles Steck and William Camp-Trumpets, Bill Browne-Horn, Gary Cooper-Trombone, Michael Shannon-Tuba

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Pictured left to right: Michael Shannon, Tube; Gary Cooper, Trombone; Charles Stick,Trumpet; William Camp, Trumpet. Not pictured is Bill Browne, Culver.

  • Sequoia - Homer LaGassey
  • Clarinet Candy - Leroy Anderson
  • National Emblem March - E. G. Bagley

We return next Sunday, August 26, at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. when we feature guest vocalist Nathanael Mitchell, performing selections from "South Pacific".

Conductor: Dr. Donald Moely
Music Librarian: Drew Kaptor
St. Joseph Band Managers: Christopher Keech, and Dr. Steve Schadler
Sound Technician: Tim King, LTD Music Productions

Address: John E N Howard Band Shell in downtown St.Joseph, MI
​(across from the Whitcomb Tower Residence, on the St. Joseph River)

2018 Municipal Band Concert Schedule

  • June 24, Sun - Regular Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • July 1, Sun - Regular Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • July 4, Wed - Regular Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • July 8, Sun - Big Band Concert 1 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • July 15, Sun - Regular Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • July 22, Sun -Regular Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • July 29, Sun- Regular Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 5, Sun - Big Band Concert 2 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 12, Sun- Regular Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 19, Sun - Regular Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 26, Sun - Regular Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sept 2 Sun - Regular Sun Concerts @ 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.
  • Sept 3 Mon - Regular Mon Concerts @ 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Donald K. Moely Director St. Joseph Municipal Band

eml swingbandDr. Moely is completing 31 years as Director of the St. Joseph Municipal Band this summer. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, followed by his Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Music Education from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Moely served as Director of Bands at Winona State University, in Winona, Minnesota. During his term there, he developed the Symphonic Band and organized several recruitment band tours throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. He later moved to take the position of Chairman of the Music Department, and Director of Bands at Lake Michigan College, where he directed the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Show Choir, taught brass lessons and piano classes in the electronic keyboard lab. While teaching at the college, Dr. Moely received several outstanding commendation awards for his leadership in the college’s music program. During his work there Donald and Eloise Moely received the Bernard Radde Award given annually by the College Board of Trustees to outstanding contributors to the development of Lake Michigan College. He directed a European music tour featuring the college’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Show Choir. Dr. Moely continued his post Doctorate studies in trumpet and music education administration at North Texas State University and received a Sabbatical leave from the college to study trumpet and orchestral conducting at the Mozarteum in Salzburg Austria. He is presently the choral director at John Adams High School in the South Bend Public Schools. Donald and Eloise Moely are the parents of a daughter Donelle and a son Michael living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

"It is a great honor to be the conductor of this fine group of musicians. Their dedication to serving the St. Joseph audiences with concerts each Sunday and holidays during the summer at the John E. N. Howard band shell is phenomenal. I strive to keep the successful variety of programming and the high professional musical standards that were set for this community’s tax based band by my predecessor, John E. N. Howard (for which the band shell is named). Our band receives numerous positive compliments from visitors across the entire country and from around the world, who tell us this quality band, the programs and the performance setting at the John E. N. Howard Band Shell overlooking the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan is an outstanding phenomenon. It is a beautiful combination and it is truly thrilling for the musicians, the audiences and myself. I am glad to program all the fine talent and serve our community by performing to fine audiences each summer and continue the great tradition of this St Joseph Municipal Band."




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