Students receive the best in music education at St. Joseph Schools. We are proud to be one of the only schools in the area to boast a full orchestra program led by nationally recognized director, Mr. Burke Lokey and Mrs. Rachel Cabanilla-Sinnett.

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


Upton 2023-24 Orchestra Schedule

Halloween Concert - October 24, 7pm at SJHS
6th Grade Band & Orchestra Informance - December 5, Upton's Blue Gym
Upton Choir & Orchestra Holiday Concert - December 19, 7pm at SJHS
Upton Band & Orchestra Pre-Festival Concert - February 20, 7pm at SJHS
MSBOA Band & Orchestra Festival - February 29 or March 1st at SJHS 
String Spectacular - grades 6-12 Orchestras - March 14, 7pm at SJHS
 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 Orchestra Spring Concert - May 16, 7pm at SJHS