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Public Meeting for the 5 Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update
To view the Parks & Recreation Virtual Open House invite please click on it.
Job Opening: Laborer in the Parks and Cemetery Division
The City of St. Joseph is currently accepting applications for the position of a full-time Laborer in the Parks and Cemetery Division.Read more ...
Request for Proposals (RFP) Milton Park Amphitheater Replacement
The City of St. Joseph is accepting proposals from interested landscaping contractors with sufficient information to submit proposals for consideration by the City of St. Joseph in connection with its needs for renovating the atphitheater at Milton Park 1524 Niles Ave, St. Joseph, Michigan.Read more ...
Before placing Political Signs, or any type of Temporary Signs, on your private property please become familiar with the current ordinance. Click Temporary Sign Information to view a pamphlet highlighting recent revisions.
Notice of Remote Public Bid Opening for City Hall HVAC Controls
To view the Public Notice scheduled for Tuesday, September 8 at 3:00 pm, please click on it.
Request for Proposals (RFP) Storage Building Painting
The City of St. Joseph is accepting proposals from interested area painting contractors with sufficient information to submit proposals for consideration by the City of St. Joseph in connection with its needs for exterior painting for the Storage Building located at the St. Joseph City Boat Launch 282 Anchors Way, St. Joseph Michigan.Read more ...
Job Opening: Ice Arena Operations - Seasonal Employment
The City of St. Joseph is now accepting applications for seasonal employment at the John & Dede Howard Ice Arena for the upcoming Fall/Winter season.Read more ...
Job Opening: Ice Arena Operations Assistant
The City of St. Joseph is seeking an assistant ice arena manager for the John & Dede Howard Ice Arena.Read more ...
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St. Joseph Municipal Band
The City of St. Joseph offers video concerts released each concert day, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Normally the concert would take place at the John E. N. Howard Band Shell.
Featured Performers for the September 6 video
Gary Cooper, Trombone Solo; Jim Kraus, accompanist
Gary Cooper- Trombone, attended Lake Michigan College, Indiana University at South Bend, and the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. He has studied Trombone with Arnold Jacobs, EdwardKlienhammer, Jay Friedman, and Charles Vernon and has studied Voice with Margret Hillis and Thomas Hardy. Cooper has sung with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and has performed solo roles in Mahler's Eighth Symphony, Boris Godunov by Mussorsky, and Moses und Aaron by Arnold Schoenberg. He has worked under the direction of Sir George Solti, James Levine, Claudio Abbado and Margaret Hillis. He has performed as a soloist with the Southwestern Michigan Symphony, Elkhart Symphony as well as many ensembles throughout England and Europe. He has played on stage with the New York traveling ensemble of “Chicago” and with “Celtic Women” in their recent shows in South Bend, Indiana. He recently was the featured soloist with the Andrews University Symphonic Winds European tour. Gary Cooper is Artist in Residence in the St. Joseph Schools and teaches for Southwestern Michigan College. He also teaches at Citadel Arts Center in Benton Harbor and teaches privately. He continues to perform as a Vocalist and Principal Trombonist with the St. Joseph Municipal Band and plays Principal Trombone in the Southwest Michigan Symphony and the Whiting Park Festival Orchestra. Gary also performs with several brass quintets; SMSO Brass Quintet, Quintessence Brass, and with North American Brass Company in the Southwest Michigan and Indiana areas. He is active as a clinician and soloist in the Midwest area.
He is a regular accompanist for area students at music festivals, competitions and recitals. Mr. Kraus has also composed various sacred cantatas for soloists, choir and orchestra, and choral, solo vocal and instrumental works as well. Mr. Kraus teaches piano and organ at Lake Michigan College where he has taught various music classes for over twenty years. Mr. Kraus is one of the artistic directors of the Southwest Michigan
Symphony Chorus and is associate conductor of the chorus. He and David Carew have co-directed two international choir tours leading the Southwest Michigan Chorale in Ireland and Central Europe. They are planning another choir tour to Italy.
Dr. Jonathan Korzun, Coordinator
Jay Crouch Mary Davidson DeLain Bomer Gary Cooper Richard Heemer
Gary Kurtis Marc Churchill
Michael Shannon Alan Mitchell
Stacie Detgen French Horn Solo
Kathleen Warinner, Accompanist
Featured Performers for the September 7 video
‘Stars and Stripes Forever’ by John Philip Sousa
"Jake Roorda, St. Joseph, is an electrical engineer for GE Aviation where he
designs special purpose computers for aircraft. He is the Municipal Band’s
"Audio Visual Designer” for the special video productions. He has been running
live audio/visual setups for 10 years for church events and Youth Unlimited.
He also plays clarinet with the St. Joseph Municipal Band and as a community
member with the Calvin University Symphonic Band during the school year.
We especially thank him for his great work in putting together the band’s virtual
performance of “The Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa.”
Vocal Duet: Eliabeth Gray-Roll, Jeff Whitaker
2020 St. Joseph Municipal Band
Corona Virus adjusted season
Website for each date below will be posted when video is released.
Pre-Season Concert Videos:
- Sunday, May 11 Municipal Band Mother’s Day Tribute
- Monday, May 25 Municipal Band Memorial Day Tribute
- Sunday, June 21 Father’s Day Tribute
- Wednesday, July 8 Tribute to the John E. N. Howard Band Shell
Regular Concert Season Videos:
- Saturday, July 4 Municipal Band Patriotic Video
- Sunday, July 5 Municipal Band Video
- Sunday, July 12 Jazz Combo Video
- Sunday, July 19 Municipal Band Video
- Sunday, July 26 Municipal Band Video
- Sunday, Aug. 2 Municipal Band Video
- Sunday, Aug. 9 Jazz Combo Video
- Sunday, Aug. 16 Municipal Band Video
- Sunday, Aug. 23 Municipal Band Video
- Sunday, Aug. 30 Municipal Band Video
- Sunday, Sept. 6 Municipal Band Video
- Sunday, Sept. 7 Municipal Band Memorial Day Video
St. Joseph Municipal Band
St. Joseph Municipal Jazz Band
Our thanks to: the City Manager, John Hodgson, Head of Public Works, Greg Grothous, Mayor, Michael Garey, City Commissioners and Taxpayers. Because of their support we produced weekly video concert productions for YouTube for the 2020 Covid season. We hope to return to our regular live concerts in 2021 and look forward to once again seeing fine familiar faces.
Until then if your haven’t already subscribed, please do so at our concert YouTube web site just in case we have a surprise greeting for you or if you want to see or share a concert again at: sjcity.com/band
John E. N. Howard, was conductor of the Municipal Band beginning in 1948 through 1987; he also was the St. Joseph High School Band Director until he retired in 1963. The band has been conducted by Dr. Donald Moely, since 1987.
Dr. Donald K. Moely Director St. Joseph Municipal Band
Dr. Moely has completed 33 years as Director of the St. joseph Municipal Band. 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 this was followed by 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. 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 recently retired as the choral director of John Adams High School in the South Bend Public Schools. Donald and Eloise Moely are the parents of a daughter Donelle, son Michael (Laura) and grandson Matthew living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
"Serving the St. Joseph audiences takes a different form this season with prepared concert videos each Sunday and holidays during this 2020 summer season. We encourage our fine audiences to tune into our videos during this adapted season. We look forward to seeing you again in person at the beautiful scenic setting of the City of St. Joseph John E. N. Howard Band Shell."
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