University Theatre ensemble performing on University Theatre stage.

Whether it is Marching Band, Concert Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, or Chamber Players, you can find the right ensemble for you at Mount St. Joseph University!

At the Mount, everyone is welcome regardless of your major or instrument. All ensembles are available to students regardless of your major or experience level! Whether you just have passion for performing or a passion for making music your career, we offer diverse opportunities to grow your musical abilities. If you are only interested in attending games and performing in the Marching or Pep Band, you can meet at our once a week rehearsal and perform at the games.

Interested in a more challenging classical music based performance outlet? Chamber Players might be a better option. Looking to learn improv and play with a Big Band? Jazz Band is happenin’. Or Maybe you just want to perform on an instrument with no weekend commitments. Concert Band has you covered!

MSJ University Bands Events Calendar

  2023-2024 Events Calendar


Thursday, March 30, 2023 

The Lion's Roar Band will be Marching in the Opening Day Parade!! Check us out Downtown or via your local new network!

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Jazz Fest!

For more details, email


Friday April 14th, 2023

Band & Color Guard Info Session 4pm, Recital Hall - Open to Current Students and Incoming Freshman

Meet the directors, learn about our performance opportunities across Cincinnati, scholarship availability, and info about how to join our Color Guard. 



Tuesday, May 2, 2023

DARK MATTER: MSJ Concert Band will be doing a world premiere of a work by Meredith Ollerich. Each piece will be about our solar system and the greater universe, featuring performances by MSJ Concert Band and Delhi Middle School Ensembles.

Concert begins at 7:30pm - prior to the performance at 6:30pm, join us in our Recital Hall for a discussion about sounds in space and how dark matter affects our knowledge of the universe as we know it. Led by Dr. Molly Smallcomb.


Thursday, May 4, 2023 

Join the Concert Band at Delhi Middle School as they support local music programs with their concert featuring pieces that they performed together on Tuesday’s concert!

Ensembles at the Mount

MSJ pep band playing ensemble in Harrington gym.

Pep Band

Rehearses Spring Semester on Wednesdays from 5-7pm and performs at Men’s & Women’s Basketball teams on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

MSJ marching band marching by schueler field.

Marching Band

Rehearses Fall Semester on Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m and performs at Football Games and select Parades. 

MSJ concert band playing instruments on University Theatre stage.

Concert Band

Rehearses Tuesday and Thursday from 3:05-4:20 p.m. We perform a mixture of popular and classical repertoire and perform 2-3 concerts each semester.

MSJ jazz band practicing on University Theatre stage.

Jazz Band

Rehearses on Mondays from 5-6:30 p.m. Learn to Improv and perform a wide variety of styles, arranged for the Big Band format.

There are addition ensembles, such as Percussion Ensemble and Steel Drum Ensemble, available as well. All ensembles are available to students regardless of your major or experience level! If you are interested in majoring or minoring in music to deepen your connection to music, you can find our Department of Music Page here.

MSJ Renaissance

Did you know you could get paid to play? You can earn a $500 per semester award through participation in the arts, including any band listed above! You could also receive scholarship for participation in Art Guild, Peak Productions, Theatre, University Singers, or Writer's Block.


The MSJ Bands have a brand new rehearsal room, located under the University Theatre, and features two performance venues: the 92 seat Recital Hall and the 1050 seat University Theatre. These spaces as well as rehearsal rooms are available for student-artists to practice their craft.

MSJ Recital Hall MSJ University Theatre space. MSJ rehearsal room space.

Take a virtual tour of our University Theatre and other facilities and equipment at MSJ.

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Want to find your instrumental voice in MSJ Bands?

Fill out the recruiting questionnaire below and Josclynn will be happy to reach out to you and share all of the information about MSJ Bands, including potential scholarship awards.


Director of Bands, Josclynn Garrison

Josclynn Garrison headshot outside.

MSJ Bands are directed by Josclynn Garrison. Visit Josclynn’s bio page for more information about her, or contact her at to join the bands at the Mount. 


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