St. Joseph has a strong tradition of excellence. Sharp marching bands, accomplished concert musicians...all of this starts at the Middle School. The Upton Bands are led by Mr. Josh Doe and Mrs. Rachel Cabanilla-Sinnett.

Students perform many times throughout the year at concerts, state and local festivals, and in combination with the high school bands. They also have the benefit of learning with several artists in residence each year.

For any questions regarding band, please contact Josh Doe at [email protected] or Rachel Cabanilla-Sinnett at [email protected].


Upton 2023-24 Band Schedule

Band O'Rama - October 26, 7pm at SJHS
6th Grade Band/Orchestra Informance - December 5, Upton's Blue Gym
HS & Upton Band Holiday Concert - December 13, 7pm at SJHS
Upton Band & Orchestra Pre-Festival Concert - February 20, 7pm at SJHS
Band & Orchestra Festival - February 29 or March 1
MSBOA Solo & Ensemble Festival - April 20 at Southwest Michigan College in Dowagiac
Music in the Parks - 8th Grade Band, Choir, Orchestra - Saturday, April 27

Upton Band Spring Concert - May 14 at 7pm at SJHS