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 2022-23 Band Schedule

Fall Concert - October 25, 7pm at HS
6th Grade Band/Orchestra Informance - December 6, 6-8pm Blue Gym
HS & Upton Band Holiday Concert - December 13, 7pm at HS
Upton Band & Orchestra Pre-Festival Concert - March 1, 7pm at HS
Band Festival - March 8 at Paw Paw High School, 7th Gr at 2pm, 8th Gr at 3:30pm
 Solo and Ensemble - April 22 at Southwest Michigan College in Dowagiac
Upton Band Spring Concert - May 22 at 7pm at HS