The City of St. Joseph offers municipal band concerts every Sunday throughout the summer months. Conveniently located downtown at Port Street and Lake Boulevard, the municipal band concerts take place at the John E. N. Howard Band Shell. Its namesake, John Howard, was conductor of the municipal band beginning in 1948 through 1987; also, he was the St. Joseph High School band director until he retired in 1963.

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Elisabeth Waldburger Photo

Elisabeth Waldburger is a freelance musician from Granger, Indiana who spends her time
teaching private lessons around northern Indiana and performing with a few local ensembles,
including the Elkhart Municipal Band and the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra. She has
been a member of the St. Joseph Municipal Band for four years. She received both her
Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degrees in instrumental performance from Western Michigan
University, where she studied with Brad Wong and Stephanie Hovnanian from 2010-2016.

 

                                           St. Joseph Municipal Band
                         Performing at the John E. N. Howard Band Shell
                                           ST. JOSEPH, MICHIGAN

 

Michael Garey, Mayor                                                                      Conducted by
John Hodgson, City Manager                                                    Dr. Donald Moely 
 
Sunday, August 25, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Opening Ceremony: Please join in singing the National Anthem
1.   The Crosely March…………………………………………. Henry Fillmore
2.   Jubilant Prelude…………,………………………………….Claude T. Smith
3.   Blues and Badinage.…………,……..…………………………David Bennett
Elizabeth Waldburger, Clarinet

Monday Music Chorus, Paula Steuernagel, Director
                                            Accompanist: Melody Prather
-Banjo Pickin’ Girl———————-— Arr. Tim Sharp & Andrea Ramsey
-Music in My Mother’s House——Stuart Stotts, Arr by J. David Moore
-Chattanooga Choo Choo———-Warrem. Gordon, arr. Pete Schmutte
Soprano I: Beck Burford, Jeanne Dunham, Nancy Enders, Vivian Jones,
Chandace Onweller— Soprano II: Pear Blaylock, Nancy Burch,
Karla Hake, Irma Gorman, Karol Paul, Lois Peeples— Alto I: Michelle Armstrong,
Sharon Nystuen, Marilyn Schaefer— Alto II: Mary Alice Brunner, 
Beth Foyder, Colleen Lundgren, Kathy Phipps, Judith Ray, Linnea Todd 

4.   Tribute to America March…….……………………………….….Dorothy Trachte
Conducted by Dorothy Trackte, composer
5.   Fantasy on American Sailing Songs…….…..………….………..Claire Grundman

6,  Big Band Polka…………………………………………………………Robert Burke

7.  Bombasto………….…..…………..…………………………….…O. R. Farrar

We return with band concerts at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. on September 1, when our our guest vocal soloist will be George Ruscio-Atkinson and we feature Williams Camp and Dr. Dave Ratajik in a trumpet-soprano sax duet.                                    

2019 Municipal Band Concert Schedule

  • June 30, Sun - Band Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • July 4, Thurs - Band Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • July 7, Sun - Band Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • July 14, Sun - Big Band Concert 1 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • July 21, Sun - Band Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • July 28, Sun -Band Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 4, Sun- Band Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 11, Sun - Big Band Concert 1 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 18, Sun- Band Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 25, Sun - Band Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 1, Sun - Band Concerts @ 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 2 Mon -  Labor Day Concerts @ 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.

 

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

eml swingbandDr. Moely is completing 32 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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