University Theatre ensemble performing on University Theatre stage.

Whether it is Concert Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, or Rock Band, 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


Saturday October 21st 2023, 1:30pm, Schueler Field

Mount St. Joseph University Lion's Roar Band

Join us for Homecoming! Be a part of the Lion's Roar Band for a day.

Register by October 6th for a free t-shirt and kazoo!




Tuesday November 14th 2023, 7:30pm, University Theatre

Mount St. Joseph University Concert Band 

This concert features a collaboration with Writers Guild to bring pieces and poems, based on the pathways and directions we all take. 




Tuesday December 5th 2023, 7:30pm, University Theatre

Join us for a Community Christmas celebration and for the premiere of our Alma Mater "Lion's Heart". We invite community members and Alumni to come together for a performance of Sleigh Ride to bring in the holiday season.

Hot chocolate and community will be shared after the performance!



Monday March 4th 2024, 7:30pm, University Theatre

featuring performances by MSJ Jazz Band and Concert Band. 



Tuesday April 26th 2024, 7:30pm, University Theatre

featuring performances by MSJ Jazz, Steel Drum Band, & Guest Artists.



Tuesday April 30th 2024, 7:30pm, University Theatre

Mount St. Joseph University Concert Band is celebrating community and the friends we meet along the way, with their final Spring Concert. Featuring the premiere of a work by MSJ Music Major Austin Gray, soloist Dr. Wade Goodwin, and Highlands HS Winter Percussion. Performed in collaboration with the non-profit Sing Me A Story.


6:30pm, Williams' Recital Hall

"Gilded Silks"  Highlands High School Winter Percussion  


7:30pm, University Theatre

MSJ Concert Band celebrates their community and friends of the program. Featuring Bass Trombone Soloist Dr. Wade Goodwin and premiere of a new work by Junior Music Major Austin Gray, based on a story written in collaboration with the non-profit Sing Me A Story, 

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.

Launch University Theatre

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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