Earl Kreder organized the Big Band in 1999 and 2018 marks his 19th season directing and playing lead alto. He has played in the Municipal Band since 1958. He serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer and is the historian for the Band. He is retired and lives in Creve Coeur, MO.
Big Band - St. Peters Friday Night Dance in 2010
Big Band - Spring Concert in 2008
Big Band - Saxophone Bell
Municipal Band - Holiday Concert At Lindenwood University - 2012
Big Band - Holiday Concert at Lindenwood University in 2012
Big Band - Spring Concert at Lindenwood University - 2014
Andrew is the new director of the St Charles Municipal Band. He has played oboe in the Municipal Band for 7 years. Andrew teaches and directs orchestras in the Webster Groves School System. He lives in St Charles, MO.
Our Assistant Director
Sister Gail Buckman
Sister Gail will be celebrating her 30th year with the band this season! She has been our assistant director for 29 of those years, has served on the Board of Directors, and has been the band president for the past 9 years. Outside of the band, Sister Gail is the Director of Bands at St. Gabriel the Archangel School in St. Louis. In May she will have completed her 53rd year of teaching.
Colleen Chruma- Board Member
Colleen has been a member of the band for 29 years. She plays alto saxophone and is also a member of the Board of Directors. Colleen is the director of the Consolidated Catholic Schools Band in St. Charles and is the General Music teacher at St. Cletus School, teaching grades PreK-8th. She and her husband John, also a member of our band, live in St. Charles with their daughters Abbie and Amelia.