Outdoor music in St. Joseph is a hallmark of summer! At the John E.N. Howard Bandshell, Wednesday noon and Friday night concerts are tradition. This year, we welcomed some young musicians to kick off the summer season!

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On May 23rd, Lake Michigan Catholic Schools presented their annual spring concert in a new venue- the John E.N. Howard Bandshell! The Monday night concert packed the bandshell with excited students, proud families, and community members. It was a perfect early summer night, and offered a chance for the community to support the young musicians in the area.  
  

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The concert was held outdoors in the John E. N. Howard Bandshell, at the end of State Street. It was a beautiful night for an outdoor concert; the audience had a view of the river and lake. The bandshell is nearby the Whitcomb Retirement home, and many residents came out on the beautiful night to support the students. 


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There were 5 bands from Lake Michigan Catholic Schools, ranging from the 5th and 6th graders through high school. It's a treat to hear the progression, and definitely inspiring to the younger students to share a venue with the oldest band. 


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Joe Jarvie is a 30-year veteran of band direction. He created a wonderful presentation, showcasing the student's talents as well as hard work. 


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One of the five bands was the newest addition- the high school jazz band! The Spring Concert marked their community debut. 


You can find more information about Lake Michigan Catholic Schools here; check out their Facebook page, too.