Welcome back! We are excited to be able to see you again at the John E. N. Howard Band Shell for the 2022 season. Our thanks to the City Manager, John Hodgson; Head of Public Works, Greg Grothous; Recreation Manager, Carrie Ogonowski; Mayor, Laura Goos; City Commissioners and Taxpayers.

2022 St. Joseph Municipal Band


Monday, July 4               7:00 P.M.  Municipal Band Concert

Sunday, July 10             7:00 P.M.  Municipal Band Concert 

Sunday, July 17             7:00 P.M.  Jazz Band Concert

Sunday, July 24             7:00 P.M.  Municipal Band Concert

Sunday, July 31             7:00 P.M.  Municipal Band Concert

Sunday, August  7          7:00 P.M.  Municipal Band Concert

Sunday, August  14        7:00 P.M.  Jazz Band Concert

Sunday, August  21        7:00 P.M.  Municipal Band Concert

Sunday, August  28        7:00 P.M.  Municipal Band Concert

Sunday, September  4    7:00 P.M. Municipal Band Concert

Monday, September  5   7:00 P.M.  Municipal Band Concert   


St. Joseph Municipal Band

Master 2022


St. Joseph Municipal Jazz Band

Master Jazz 2022

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

D Moely

Dr. Moely is starting his 35 year as Director of the St. Joseph Municipal Band. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. He then received his Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Music Education from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Following this, Dr. Moely served as Director of Bands at Winona State University,  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. 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 was also the Director of Choirs at John Adams High School in South Bend, IN. Donald and Eloise Moely are the parents of a daughter Donelle (deceased), son Michael (Laura) and grandson Matthew living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

“We are excited to be back serving the city of St. Joseph, MI audiences at the John E.N. Howard band shell with our weekly Sunday concerts at 7:00 p.m. Plan to join us at this beautiful scenic setting along the Lake Michigan shore line.”


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