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 - Holiday Concert at Lindenwood University in 2012
Municipal Band - Holiday Concert At Lindenwood University - 2012
Big Band - Saxophone Bell
Big Band - St. Peters Friday Night Dance in 2010
Big Band - Wedding in 2012
Big Band - Spring Concert at Lindenwood University - 2014
The countdown is on! Two weeks from today we will have our first concert of the 2022 summer series. We will be back in Frontier Park on the Jaycee Stage Pavilion with the concert time at 7:30. We have been practicing since February and we can’t wait to see you, “Down By the Riverside!” ... See MoreSee Less
It was so wonderful to see an audience of over 325 people last night. Thank you to everyone who spent their evening with us! Here is the Big (Jazz) Band playing, “Holiday Season.” 🎄 ... See MoreSee Less
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.
Earl has been an integral member of the Saint Charles Municipal Band since he began playing the alto saxophone with the concert band in 1958! Earl organized and has directed the Big Band since 1999. Over the years, he has served as president and treasurer and has dedicated much time and effort to preserving the history of the band.