Band & Orchestra Parent Association (BOP)



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The St. Joseph Band and Orchestra Parents Association (SJBOP) was established in 1951 to aid the students and the program of the St. Joseph Instrumental Music Departments. Membership in the SJBOP is open to anyone with a vested interest in the instrumental music program in the St. Joseph Public Schools, including parents, alumni, and grandparents, and friends. This year, we have over 600 students involved in band and orchestra. We have a proud past and a bright future, but we need your involvement to keep our program strong.  

We help provide:

  • Instruments, equipment
  • Artists in Residence (professional musicians helping our teachers)
  • Chaperones
  • Scholarships to summer camps

  • Attend Board of Education meetings as music advocacy liaison

  • Funds for large trips through our many fundraisers including:
    • Football concessions
    • Fall Sports Program advertisements and sales
    • Middle School fundraiser
    • ...and many other events.

Regular board meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of each month, with no meetings scheduled during December, June, July, and August. Next school year’s meetings will be held at 7:00pm in the High School Band & Orchestra Room, starting in September. Everyone is welcome to attend!

For updated information, see links on this web page or on Facebook at St. Joseph BOP FaceBook icon

All information on Facebook is also on the website. You do not have to join Facebook to keep in contact with SJBOP. We are staying in contact with as many parents, students, and alumni as possible by utilizing both means of communications.

To learn more about this organization, or how you can help, please contact:



2018-2019  St. Joe BOP Board


President – Steve Schadler
Vice-President - Beth Christy
Secretary – Kristen Robinson                                          
Treasurer – Deb Matlock
Upton Orchestra Representative – Michelle Diamond
HS Orchestra Representative – Cathleen Guldan                                
Upton Band Representative – Brandy Maynard                            

HS Band Representative – Deb Burkett   
Fundraising Coordinator - Open                                                                                                                                                 


Burke Lokey, HS Orchestra                         


Rachel Cabanilla-Sinnett, Upton Orchestra                                             


Aaron Engleman, HS Band                                                                     





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