The City of St. Joseph offers video concerts released each concert day, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Normally the concerts would take place at the John E. N. Howard Band Shell. 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.

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Our thanks to: the City Manager, John Hodgson, Head of Public Works, Greg Grothous, Mayor, Michael Garey, City Commissioners and Taxpayers. We couldn’t perform without their fine support.

2020 St. Joseph Municipal Band

Corona Virus adjusted season

Pre-Season Concert Videos

Website for each date below will be posted when video is resleased

Sunday, May 11         Municipal Band Mother's Day Tribute

Monday, May 25         Municipal Band Memorial Day Tribute

Sunday, June 21         Father's Day Tribute

Regular Concert Season Videos:

  • Saturday, July 4 -  Municipal Band Patriotic Video
  • Sunday, July 5 -  Municipal Band Video
  • Sunday, July 12 - Jazz Band Video
  • Sunday, July 19 - Municipal Band Video
  • Sunday, July 26 - Municipal Band Video
  • Sunday, August 2 - Municipal Band Video
  • Sunday, August 9 - Jazz Band Video
  • Sunday, August 16 - Municipal Band Video
  • Sunday, August 23 - Municipal Band Video
  • Sunday, August 30 - Municipal Band Video
  • Sunday, Sept 6 - Municipal Band C Video
  • Sunday, Sept 7 - Municipal Band Memorial Day Video


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.

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"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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