Welcome back! We are excited to be able to see you again at the John E. N. Howard Band Shell for the 2021 season. Our thanks to the City Manager, John Hodgson; Head of Public Works, Greg Grothous; Recreation Manager, Carrie Ogonowski; Mayor, Michael Garey; City Commissioners and Taxpayers.
2021 St. Joseph Municipal Band
Corona Virus adjusted season
Pre-Season Concert Videos:
Welcome back, we are excited to see you again in person.
- Sunday, July 4: Municipal Band Concert
- Sunday, July 11: Municipal Band Concert
- Sunday, July 18: Jazz Band Concert
- Sunday, July 25: Municipal Band Concert
- Sunday, August: 1 Municipal Band Concert
- Sunday, August: 8 Municipal Band Concert
- Sunday, August: 15 Jazz Band Concert
- Sunday, August: 22 Municipal Band Concert
- Sunday, August: 29 Municipal Band Concert
- Sunday, September: 5 Municipal Band Concert
- Monday, September: 6 Municipal Band Concert
St. Joseph Municipal Band
St. Joseph Municipal Jazz Band
Our thanks to: John Hodgson, City Manager; Greg Grothous, Director of Public Works; Carrie Ogonowski, Recreation Manager; Michael Garey, Mayor, the City Commissioners and Taxpayers. Because of their support we will be back performing live weekly concerts at 7:00 p.m. each Sunday beginning July 4 and ending September 5 plus a Labor Day concert September 6 for the 2021 season.
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 is starting his 34 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 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. Schools. 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.”