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THE UPCOMING GIG LIST FOR JOIA & UNITY THROUGH PERCUSSION 2017

 

HAWTHORN LEADERSHIP SCHOOL
Fri. Oct. 13th
9:00am

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION
Union Station

Sat. Nov. 18th
2:00-3:15pm

WORLD PEACE DAY
Central Reform Congregation

Sunday Dec. 31st
6:00am

2017
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION Union Station - Cancelled
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS Tower Grove Park Sat. and Sun. Aug. 26th & 27th
BASTILLE DAY Nadine's in Soulard Sat. July 15th 5:00pm
MMB MUSIC ORFF PARTY Thursday June 29th 6:00 - 9:00pm
CHICAGO PRIDE PARADE Chicago Sunday June 25th 12:00pm
WALK FOR ALS Forest Park Saturday June 24 10:00am
SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE Sat. June 10th 8:00am
LAUMEIER SCULPTURE PARK Mother's Day Sat. May 13th 11:00 - 12:30pm
CARE AND COUNCELING Grand Hall Wed. May 3rd 5:45 - 7:45pm
CENTER FOR WOMEN IN TRANSITION
Sat. April 22nd 5:45 - 7:45pm
EARTH DAY FESTIVAL Forest Park Saturday April 22nd 11:00am
THE GATESWORTH Extended Care Friday April 21st 3:00pm
ST. JUSTING MARTYR SCHOOL Wednesday April 5th 12:30 - 2:30pm
RITZ CARLTON - Sat. March 8th 5:45 - 7:45pm
2016

WORLD PEACE DAY Central Reform Congregation Thurs. Dec. 31st 6:00am
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE Friday Dec. 16th 11:00am
BRASILIAN FESTIVAL Strauss Park - Fox Theater Sat. Sept 10th 3:30 - 4:00pm
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOC Scottrade Center Sat. Sept 10th 10:00 - 11:30am
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS Tower Grove Park Sat. Aug. 27th and Sun. 28th
MIMI HUBERT MEMORIAL SERVICE First Unitarian Church Sun. July 17th
BASTILLE DAY Nadine's in Soulard Sat. July 16th 5:15pm
OLYMPIC TRIALS / P&G CHAMPIONSHIPS Chaifetz Arena Sun. June 26th
WALK FOR ALS Forest Park Sat. June 25th 10:00am
SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE Sat. June 11th 8:00am
LAUMEIER SCULPTURE PARK Mother's Day Sat. May 7th 10:00am
WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY Sat. April 30th 5:45 - 7:40pm
EARTH DAY FESTIVAL Forest Park Sun. April 24th 12:00pm
CENTER FOR WOMEN IN TRANSITION Sat. April 23rd 5:45 - 7:40pm
YOUTH LEARNING CENTER
Sat. Feb 27th 5:45 - 7:40pm
THE PRINCIPIA SCHOOL Performance + WorkshopFri.. Feb 12th 7:15 - 8:00pm
GREEN TRAILS ELEMENTARY Performance + WorkshopThurs. Feb 11th
GORDON BISHER MEMORIAL SERVICE Sun Jan 10th 2:45pm
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE Saturday January 9th 1:30 - 2:30pm


2015

WORLD PEACE DAY Central Reform Congregation Thurs. Dec. 31st 6:00am
HAWTHORN LEADERSHIP SCHOOL Tues. Oct. 27th 9:00am - 11:00am
AMEREN Diversity Festival Sat. Oct. 3rd 10:00 - 11:15am
BRASILIAN FESTIVAL Missouri and Pestalozzi Sat. Sept. 12th 5:00pm
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS Tower Grove Park
Sat. August 29th 12:00pm
STEPPING STONES BEREAVEMENT CAMP Camp Wyman Sat. August 8th.
BASTILLE DAY Soulard Fri. July 10th 6:00pm
WALK FOR ALS Forest Park Sat. June 28th 10:00am
SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE Sat. June 13th 8:00am
LIGHT UP CHEROKEE Mon. June 8th 5:00-7:00pm
MEMORIAL DAY PEACE WALK Tower Grove Park Monday May 25th 12:30pm
CANCER COMMUNITY Creve Coeur Park Sat. May 16th 9:00am
WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY Grand Hall on Chouteau Sat. May 2nd 6:30pm
EARTH DAY FESTIVAL Forest Park Sun. April 26th 12:00pm
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL Voices for Children Sat. March 28th 6:00 - 7:30pm
SIGNAL HILL ELEM SCHOOL Bellville, IL Fri. March 27th 8:30am - 12:30pm
BRASILIAN CARNAVAL Regional Arts Commission Sun. Feb 15th 3:30 - 4:30pm
UNION STATION HILTON Family Resource Center Gala Sat. Feb. 14th 7:15pm

2014

WORLD PEACE DAY Central Reform Congregation Tues. Dec. 31st 6:00am
BRIDGES COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES Sat. October 4th 11:30am
TED TALKS John Burroughs School Thurs. October 2nd 6:00 - 6:30pm
BRASIL DAY FESTIVAL Yemanja Brazil Sat. September 6th 2:00pm
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS Tower Grove Park Sat. August 23rd 12:00pm
WEST COUNTY YMCA UTP Workshop Fri. August 1st 11:00am
PRIDE PARADE Market Street Sun. June 29th 11:00am
WALK FOR ALS Forest Park Sat. June 28th 10:00am
SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE Sat. June 14th 8:00am
SOCCER TOURNAMENT Sat. June 7th
MEMORIAL DAY PEACE WALK Tower Grove Park May 26th 12:30pm
AMERISTAR CASINO St. Charles Library Foundation Sat. May 17th
WELLNESS COMMUNITY - STEPS FOR HOPE May 17th 9:00am
LAUMEIER SCULPTURE PARK Mother's Day Sat. May 10th 1:00p
FRONTENAC HILTON Nurses for Newborns Sun. April 27th 5:00pm
EARTH DAY FESTIVAL Forest Park Sun. April 27th 12:00pm
WASH U REUNION PICNIC Sat. April 12th 12:00 - 2:00pm

2013

DESMET HIGH SCHOOL EVENT Frontenac Hilton Sat. March 29th 7:20 - 7:45pm
SCIENCE CENTER For Family Resource Center Sat. Feb 22nd 7:15 - 7:30pm
CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY UTP Workshop Mon. Feb 3rd 6:00 - 7:30pm
MONSANTO Chesterfield Campus Tues. Oct. 22nd 12:00 - 2:00pm
MITRATA Fundraiser for Kathmandu Kids
Sat. Oct. 19th 8:00 - 10:00pm
ARTICA North Downtown Riverfront Sat. Oct. 12th 1:30pm
AMEREN Diversity Festival Sat. Oct. 5th 9:30 - 11:30am
JOIA: 20th Anniversary Concert The Sheldon Concert Hall Tues. Sept. 10th 7:30pm
BRAZILIAN STREET FESTIVAL Benton Park Sat. Sept. 7th 2:00pm
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS Tower Grove Park Sat. Aug 24th 12:00pm
WALK FOR ALS Forest Park Sat. June 29th 10:00am
SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE Sat. June 15th 8:00am
THE STRIKE INSTITUTE CAMP Ladue High School June 3rd - 7th
MEMORIAL DAY PEACE WALK Tower Grove Park Mon. May 27th 12:30pm
CANCER SURVIVORS WALK Creve Coeur Park Sat. May 18th 9:00am
LAUMEIER SCULPTURE PARK Mother's Day Sat. May 11th 1:00pm
ST. LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER Sat. May 4th 3:00pm - 3:30
OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS Edward Jones Corp. HQ Sat. April 27th 7:30PM
EARTH DAY FESTIVAL Forest Park Sun. April 21st 12:00pm
WASH U REUNION PICNIC Sat. April 20th 11:45 - 2:00pm
ST. JUSTIN MARTYR ELEM SCHOOL Sunset Hills Tues. April 16 9:00 - 11:00am
2nd HOPE AND HEALING GALA Sat. April 13th 6:00 - 7:30pm
GO! STL MARATHON Sun. April 7th 7:00am
Parc Provance Thurs. April 4th 2:30pm
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH Youth Services Sun. Mar. 3rd 9:55 and 11:55am
CUB SCOUTS Royal Orleans Sun. Feb. 24th 5:00pm
BRASILIAN CARNAVAL Sun. Feb. 3rd 3:00 to 5:00pm
SACRED HEART ELEM SCHOOL Day of special arts Thur. Jan 31st
11:00am - 12:30pm

 

2012

WORLD PEACE DAY Central Reform Congregation Mon. Dec. 31st 6:00am
INTERNATIONAL DRUM FESTIVAL Webster U. Fri. Nov 9th 7:00pm
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS Tower Grove Park Sat. Aug 25th 12:00pm
ST CECELIA CHURCH Fri June 22nd 1:00pm
SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE Sat. June 23rd, 8:00am
THE STRIKE INSTITUTE CAMP -
Ladue High School
Mon. June 4th - 8th
MEMORIAL DAY PEACE WALK Tower Grove Park Mon. May 28th 12:30pm
LAUMEIER SCULPTURE PARK Mother's Day weekend Sun. May 13th 1:00pm - 2:30
MOONLIGHT AND MELANOMA WALK OF HOPE Sat. April 28, 6:00 - 9:00pm
NATIONAL DANCE WEEK
Union Station Sat. April 28, 12:00pm
EARTH DAY
Forest Park Sun. April 22, 12:00 - 1:20PM
WASH U REUNION PICNIC
Washington University
Sat. April 21st 11:30am
GO! STL MARATHON Sun. April 15th, 7:00-9:00am
SIGNAL HILL ELEM SCHOOL Bellville, IL Thurs. April 12th 8:30 - 10:30am
LIVING WORD UMC Sun April 1st 9:15am service 10:45am service
WOHLWEND ELEMENTARY Mon. March 12, 9:45 - 11:00AM Plus 7:00pm
BELAS ARTES - Brasilian Carnaval
Sun. Feb. 19th 4:00 - 6:00pm

2011
WORLD PEACE DAY Central Reform Congregation Sat. Dec. 31st 6:00am
MATHEW-DICKEY BOYS' & GIRLS CLUB Chase Hotel Sat. Dec. 10th 12:00pm
MACY'S HOLIDAY OF LIGHTS Kiener Plaza to Macy's Fri. Nov. 18th 6:20pm
MULITICULTURAL FESTIVAL Jefferson CitySat. Oct. 15th 12:00pm
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS Tower Grove Park Sat. August 27, 12:00pm
SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE Sat. June 11th, 8:00am
THE STRIKE INSTITUTE CAMP Ladue High School Mon. June 6th 3 :00pm
U City Public Library One World, Many Stories Sat. June 4th 2:30 - 3:30pm
MEMORIAL DAY PEACE WALK Tower Grove Park Mon. May 30th 12:30pm
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK Forest Park Thurs. May 26th 6:50 - 7:20pm
WASH U REUNION GALA Washington University Sat. May 21st 6:00pm
JOE ADAMS MEMORIAL SOAP BOX DERBY Soulard Sat. May 21st 2:00pm
TARA & CRAIG WEDDING RECEPTION Blueberry Hill Sat. May 14th 8pm
MOONLIGHT AND MELANOMA WALK OF HOPE Sat. May 14th 6:00pm
NATIONAL DANCE WEEK Union Station Sat. April 30th 12:00pm
EARTH DAY Forest Park Sun. April 17th 12:00pm
GO! STL MARATHON Sun. April 10th, 7:00AM
GREENVILLE COLLEGE Illinois Tues. April 5th 5:00 - 7:00pm

 

2010

WORLD PEACE DAY Central Reform Congregation Fri. Dec. 31st 6:00am
CLAYTON THANKSGIVING DAY RUN Wydown & Hanley
Thurs. Nov.26th
THE BIG BEAT Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation Sun. Nov. 7th 2:00pm
GO! ST. LOUIS 10K Halloween Marathon Sun. Oct. 17th 7:30 - 9:30am
YOGA CONFLUENCE EVENT Cahokia Mounds Sun. Oct. 3rd 9:30am
HISPANIC FESTIVAL Downtown Sat. September 11, 12:00 - 1:00pm
MEMORY WALK Alzheimer's Assoc. Busch Stadium Sat. September 11
HEALING TOUCH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Thurs. Sept. 9th 6:30p
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS Tower Grove Park Sat. August 28, 11:00am
BASTILLE DAY Nadines: 12th and Allen Fri. July 16th 6:00pm
THE SOUL ESTEEM CENTER Sun. July 4th, 10:30am
SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE Sat. June 12, 8:00am
MEMORIAL DAY PEACE WALK Mon. May 31st 12:30pm
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK Forest Park Fri. May 28th 6:50 - 7:20pm
WASH U REUNION GALA Washington UniversitySat. May 22nd 6:00pm
HISPANIC FESTIVAL Eagan Civic Center Sat. May 8th 1:00 - 2:00pm
REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION EVENTCrestwood Plaza Sat. May 1
MDA STRIDE AND RIDE EVENT Mills Mall- Sat. May 1, 8:30- 9:30am
EARTH DAY Forest Park Sun. April 25, 12:00 - 1:20pm
GO! STL MARATHON
Sun. April 11, 7:00AM
UNIVERSITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sun. March 28, 10:15am
INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
Maryland Heights Sun. Feb. 21
BEGGIN STRIPS DOG PARADE
Soulard Sun. Feb. 7, 1:00pm
TWELFTH NIGHT Johnnie's in Soulard Wed. Jan. 6, 7:30pm

 

2009


WORLD PEACE DAY Central Reform Congregation Thurs. Dec. 31, 6:00am
CLAYTON THANKSGIVING DAY RUN Wydown & Hanley Thurs. Nov.26th
THE BIG BEAT St. Charles Family Arena Sun. November 1.
CHESTERFIELD ARTS Sculpture unveiling Sat. October 10, 10:30am
WALK FOR LUPUS Carondelet Park Sat. October 3, 5:00pm
MEMORY WALK Alzheimer's Assoc. Sat. September 12, 8:30am
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS Tower Grove Park Sat. August 29, 11:00am
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY Hermann Stadium-Thur. August 20, 8:00pm
PROVIDENT INTERNATIONAL DINNER 4th & Locust Sat. August 15
EDGEWOOD CHILDREN'S CENTER Thurs. July 30, 9:30-11:30am
ST. VINCENT'S CHILDREN'S HOME Tues. July 28, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
BASTILLE DAY Nadines: 12th and AllenFri. July 10, 6:00pm
RACE FOR THE CURE
Downtown
Sat. June 13, 8:00am
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK Forest Park Sat. June 6 6:30pm
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK Forest Park Sun. May 31 6:30pm
MEMORIAL DAY PEACE WALK Mon. May 25, 12:30pm
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Sat. May 16, 6:30pm
CENTRAL WEST END Spring Event Fri. May 15, 7 :00 - 9:00pm
MDA STRIDE AND RIDE EVENT
Mills Mall
Sat. May 9, 9:45 - 10:45am
REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION Crestwood Plaza Sat. May 2, 1:30pm
EARTHDAY Forest Park Sun. April 26,12:30pm
ST. LOUIS MARATHON Sun. April 19, 8:00am
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sun. April 5, 10:20am
ARC VARIETY NIGHT Sat. March 28, Evening
CHABAD Creve Coeur Tues. March 10, 5:30pm
FAT TUESDAY Downtown Tues. Feb. 24, 6:00pm
GRAND PARADE Downtown to Soulard Sat. Feb. 21, 11:00am
DOG PARADEAllen & MenardSun. Feb. 15, 1:00pm
TWELFTH NIGHT Johnnie's in Soulard Tues. Jan. 6, 5:30pm

 

2008

FIRST NIGHT Columbia, Missouri Wed. Dec. 31, 8:00pm
WORLD PEACE DAY Central Reform Congregation Wed. Dec. 31, 6:00am
FAIR TRADE MARKET Sat. Nov. 29th 1:00pm
CLAYTON THANKSGIVING DAY RUN Wydown & Forsyth Thurs. Nov.27th
AMERICAN MUSIC THERAPY CONFERENCE Thurs. Nov. 20th 7:00 - 10:00pm
BANANA BIKE BRIGADE PARADE Grafton, IL. Sat. Oct. 25th 3:00pm
OKTOBERFESTSoulard Fri. Oct. 24th 5:00 - 8:30pm
ARTICA North Downtown Riverfront Sun. Oct. 12th 2:00pm
MAGDALA FOUNDATION Simpson County Park Sat. Oct. 4th 3:00pm
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS Tower Grove Park Sun. Aug 24th 11:15am
THE ROB COLLINS INTERGALACTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL Sat. July 26th
EDGEWOOD CHILDREN'S CENTER Wed. July 23 12:30 - 1:30pm
ST. JACOB HOMECOMING PARADE Sat. July 19th 6:30pm
BASTILLE DAY Soulard Fri. July 11th 5:45pm
2008 KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE Sat. June 21st 8:00
KIDNEY FOUNDATION Washington University (cancelled rain)
MEMORIAL DAY PEACE WALK
Mon. May 26th 12:30pm
WASH U REUNION GALA Washington University Sat. May 17th 6:00pm
MONA VIE Millennium Hotel Tues. May 13th Evening
ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY Central Branch Sat. May 3rd 9:30 - 11:00am
COABE/MAACCE CONFERENCE Mon. April 28, 3:45 - 6:00pm
EARTH DAY
Forest Park Sun. April 20, 11:20am Parade
VARIETY CHILDREN'S PARADE
Lindell Blvd Sat. April 19, 10:00am
ST. LOUIS MARATHON
Muny Circle Sun. April 6, 7:15am
ARC
JC Penney Auditorium, UMSL Sat. April 5, Evening
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL EASTER PARADE
Central West End Sat. 22
UNIVERSITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sun. March 16, 10:20am
THE SARAH FUNDRAISER
Duff's Restaurant
Mon. March 3, 6:00 - 8:00pm
FAT TUESDAY PARADE - Cancelled due to weather Sat. Feb 5, 6:30pm
MARDI GRAS PARADE Soulard Sat. Feb 2, 11:00am
BARKUS DOG PARADE Soulard Sun. Jan. 27, 1:00pm
DOUBLETREE HOTEL Westport PlazaTues. Jan. 15, 8:00am
12TH NIGHT Mardi Gras Kick-Off Sun. Jan. 6, 7:00pm

2007
WORLD PEACE DAY Central Reform Congregation-Mon. Dec. 31, 6:00am
MACROSUN GRAND OPENING Delmar Loop Sat. Dec 1 2:00 - 3:00pm
CLAYTON TURKEY DAY RUN Hanley & Forsyth Thurs. Nov 22, 7:30am
SOUL ESTEEM CENTER Sun. Nov 18, 9:00am - 12:15pm
ST. LOUIS ZOO Halloween Boofest
Sat. Oct. 27, 3:00 - 5:00pm
WEDDING**
Share Emeth
Sat. Oct. 13, 8:00pm
SOULARD OKTOBERFEST Sat. Oct. 6, 5:00 - 8:00pm
KEN BURKE FUNERAL PROCESSION Soulard - Nadines Sat. Sept. 15
PULASKI BANK OPENING 9th & Olive Wed. Sept. 5, 5:30 - 6:30pm
PARK PROVANCE Retirement Home Wed. Aug. 29 2 :30pm
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS Tower Grove Park Sat. Aug. 25 11 :00am
ST. VINCENT'S CHILDREN'S HOME UTP Workshop Thur. Aug. 23 3:00pm
WEDDING Ritz Carlton Sat. July 28 5:15 - 7:15pm
HERBERT HOOVER BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB FUNDRAISER Sat. July 28
ST. JACOB HOMECOMING PARADE Sat. July 21 6:30pm
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDENS Fri. July 20 7:45 - 8:45pm
PAGAN PICNIC Sun. July 15 12:00pm
BASTILLE DAY Fri. July 13 6:00 pm
FERGUSON 4TH OF JULY PARADE Wed. July 4 10:00am
2007 KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE
Sat. June 16 8:00am - 11:00am
EMERSON ELECTRIC PICNIC Grants Farm - Sat. June 2 6:15 - 7:00pm
GATEWAY TO PEACE Memorial Day Peace Walk - Mon. May 28 1:30pm
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Great Bear Parade Sat. May 19, 6:00pm
ROBINWOOD ELEM SCHOOL - Fri May 18 1:00pm
THE SOUL ESTEEM CENTER Sun. May 6 9:00am - 12:15pm
INTERFAITH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Share Emeth Sun. April 29th 3:00pm
WOHLWEND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Performance: Wed. 25 7:00pm
EARTHDAY Forest Park Sun. April 22 11:00am
BJ HOSPITAL & SITEMAN CENTER GALA Ritz Carlton Sat. April 21 9:30PM
BRIDGEWAY - WALK AGAINST VIOLENCE St. Charles Sat. April 21
LOST BOYS FUNDRAISER Fri. April 20 8:00pm
ETHICAL SOCIETY
Joan Lipkin award ceremony Sun. April 15 10:30 - 11:00am
SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS MARATHON Muny Sun. April 15 8 :00am
SUDANESE REFUGEE MEETING Christ Church Cathedral Sat. April 14
WASH U EARTH DAY
Washington University Sat. April 14 12:30 - 1:30pm
KNOWING YOU SCHOLARSHIP RUN/WALK St. Ferdinand Park Sat. April 14
SOLES FOR SENEGAL Regional Arts Commission Thurs. April 12
VARIETY CHILDREN'S CHARITY Easter Parade - Forest Park Sat. April 7
UNIVERSITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sun. April 1st, 10:20am
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Sat. March 31,
7:00 - 7:45pm
ARC Sat. March 24 Evening
FAT TUESDAY PARADE
Tues. Feb. 20, 6:30pm
ST. JOHNS MARDI GRAS GALA At the Chase Sat. Feb. 17, 7:45 - 8:00pm
MARDI GRAS PARADE Soulard Sat. Feb 17, 11:00am
BARKUS DOG PARADE
Soulard Sun. Feb. 11, 1:00pm
ART OF LIVING FOUNDATION Missouri History Museum Sat. Feb. 10
OASIS - Holiday Luncheon St. Louis Zoo Fri. Feb. 9
TWELFTH NIGHT Bar hop in Soulard Sat. Jan. 6 5:30pm

 

2006
WORLD PEACE DAY@CRC Sun. Dec. 31 6 :00am
BROADWAY OYSTER BAR Mr. Benjy's Party Mon. Dec. 18, 8:30pm - 9:00pm
OASIS HOLIDAY LUNCHEON Botanical Gardens Fri. Dec. 1, 11:00am - 12:30
THANKSGIVING DAY RUN CLAYTON
Thurs. Nov. 23rd 7:30am
CYSTIC FIBROSIS FUNDRAISER Ritz Carlton Sat. Nov. 18 6:45pm
RFT AWARDS Lucas School House - Soulard - Nov. 2, 7:00 - 8:00pm
MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL, Jefferson City - Sat. Oct. 7
REPERTORY THEATER - Fri. Sep. 22, 7:00 - 8:00pm
PRIMARY CARE CHIROPRACTIC - Sat. Sep. 16 11:00am
MACY'S Grand Opening
- Fri. Sep. 8 11:00am
THE TAP ROOM - Metropolis - Sat. Aug. 26 7:05 - 7:25pm
METROLINK EXTENSION Grand Opening - Sat. Aug. 26 1:45pm
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS -
Sat. July 22nd 11:00am
ST. JACOB HOMECOMING, Illinois - Sat. July 15th 6:30pm
ONE RIVER MISSISSIPPI - Eads Bridge Sat. June 24th 7:00pm
ART IN THE PARK - Chesterfield Sat. June 17th 6:00 - 7:00pm
EAST MEETS WEST BLOCK PARTY - Downtown Sat. June 17th
PAGAN PICNIC - Tower Grove Park Sun. June 11th 12:00pm
MACROSUN - Downtown on Washington Sat. June 10th 2:00pm
KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE Sat. June 10th 8:00am - 11:00am
MONSANTO at Botanical Gardens Mon. June 5th 6:00-7:00pm
EMERSON ELECTRIC at Grants Farm - Sat. June 3rd 6:15pm
MEMORIAL DAY PEACE GATHERING - Mon. May 29th 1:30PM
JACKIE COOK EBERLE Graduation Party - Sat. May 27th 4:00pm
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY REUNION- Sat. May 20th 6:00pm
FLOWER FESTIVAL Sat. May 6th 2:00 - 3:00pm
EARTH DAY In Forest Park Sun. Apr. 23rd11:00 - 2:30pm
SIGNAL HILL SCHOOL Art Festival Fri. Apr. 21st 1:00pm
VENUS ENVY 2006 Fri. Apr. 14th 11:00pm
THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS MARATHON Sun. April 9th
BAR MITZVAH Sat. March 4th 7:30-8:00pm
FAT TUESDAY PARADE Downtown - Tues. Feb. 28th 7:00pm
MARDI GRAS GRAND PARADE Soulard - Sat. Feb. 25th 11:00am
MIKE AND COOKIE'S WEDDING - Sun. Feb 19th 2:30pm

CHASE PARK PLAZA - St. John Mercy Hospital - Sat. Feb. 18th
FLYNN PARK SCHOOL -
Thurs. Feb. 9th 7:45pm
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE-
Sat. Jan. 14th 1:00-2:00pm
TWELFTH NIGHT - Soulard Fri. Jan. 6th 7:00pm
FIRST NIGHT - St. Louis - Sat. Dec. 31, 5:30pm

WORLD PEACE DAY Central Reform Cong.
Sat. Dec. 31st, 6:00am

 

2005

THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE (Downtown)THU-NOV 24, 10:00
CLAYTON THANKSGIVING DAY RUN THU-NOV 24, 8:00AM
CYSTIC FIBROSIS ASSOC. Ritz Carlton SAT - NOV 19, 6:45
RIVERFRONT TIMES - BEST OF ST. LOUIS THU - NOV 3, 6:00
ARTICA - Art Attack (North of the Arch) SAT - OCT 15 NOON
KMOX AND PARADE-A-PALOOZA- SUN - OCT 2, 10:00AM
ST. LOUIS ZOO SUN - SEPT 25, 6:30 - 7:30pm
ANTI DEFAMATION LEAGUE DIVERSITY EVENT SUN - AUG 28
PRIVATE PARTY FRI - AUG 5, 7:30PM
RHYTHM & WORD FESTIVAL SAT - JULY 30 - 10:00AM
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS
SAT JULY 23, 10:00AM PARADE, STAGE 12:00PM
HIGHER THINGS YOUTH CONFERENCE TUES JULY 19, 5:30pm
WEDDING Holiday Inn S. County SAT - JULY 16, 9:15PM
ST. JACOB HOMECOMING PARADE St. SAT - JULY 16, 6:30PM
MACROSUN OPENING WASHINGTON AVE. SAT - JULY 9,
BASTILLE DAY - SOULARD FRI - JULY 8, 6:00pm
DeKALB MEDICAL CENTER UTP WORKSHOP Atlanta, Georgia JUNE 27 AND 28

CHESTERFIELD DAY OF ART SAT - JUNE 25, NOON
KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE 2005 SAT - JUNE 18, 8:15am
VIVA VOX LAKESIDE CENTER
FRI - JUNE 17 1:00pm
PAGAN PICNIC SUN - JUNE 5 12:00PM
MEL AND PAULA'S WEDDING SAT - JUNE 4 6:30pm
MEMORIAL DAY PEACE GATHERING MON - MAY 30 1:30PM
HOOSIER WEIGHT BOXING EVENT SUN - MAY 29 6:00PM
WASH U-GREAT BEAR PARADE MAY 21 6:00 - 7:30PM
DUCHESNE ELEM SCHOOL FRI-MAY 13 1:30 - 3:00PM
ST. LOUIS MUSIC SHOWCASE
THU-MAY 12 8:00PM
EARTH DAY FOREST PARK SUN - MAY 1 10:30AM
JUST DESSERTS FUND RAISER SAT - APR 23 5:30 - 7:00PM
KMOX MORNING SHOW
WED-APR 20
6:50AM
KYLENE BRONDER MEMORIAL EVENT SAT-APR 16 12:00-1:00PM
VENUS ENVY - 2005 FRI - APR 15 11:15 - 12:00AM
ST. JUSTIN SCHOOL UTP W0RKSHOPS MON - APR 11
SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS MARATHON SUN - APR 10 MORNING
CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING SUN - APR 3 12:30-2:00PM
RELAY FOR LIFE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY - SAT - MAR 19
LOUIE AWARDS -ISES, ZOO SAT- MAR 5 6:30-7:30PM
ST. LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER FRI - FEB 18 6:45 - 8:15PM
TSUNAMI BENEFIT - SHREWSBURY SUN - FEB 13 1:30PM
MARDI GRAS FAT TUESDAY PARADE TUES - FEB 8 5:30pm
ST. JOHN'S MERCY HOSPITAL MARDI GRAS GALASAT - FEB 05
MARDI GRAS GRAND PARADE SAT - FEB 05 11:00AM
OAK FOREST SENIOR CITIZENS HOME FRI - FEB 04
LE SOULARD BARKUS DOG PARADE...SUN -JAN 30
CHANNEL 9 INTERVIEW Re: JOIA AND MARDI GRAS--THU -JAN 20
UNIVERSITY CITY METHODIST CHURCH SUN - JAN 16 10:30AM
12TH NIGHT PARADE 12TH & RUSSELL THUR - JAN 06 6:00PM

 

 

AN ACCOUNT OF COMPLETED GIGS OF 2004


WORLD PEACE DAY CENTRAL REFORM CONGREGATION DEC 31
PROJECT ARK PARTY
--HYATT REGENCY HOTEL - THUR - DEC 16
PRIVATE PARTY DEC 11 9:30 - 10:30PM

CLAYTON TURKEY DAY RUN...
THUR-NOV 25 7:45 AM
BOYS TO MEN BENEFIT
...SAT-NOV 13 7:00
SIUE EDWARDSVILLE
...WED-NOV 10 - 12:00pm
FOX THEATER... OCT 30 5:30-7:00PM

ROBIN CARNAHAN PARTY... OCT 29 6:00 - 8:00PM
UPPITY THEATRE CO. at COCA SAT-OCT 16, 7:00PM
WHITFIELD SCHOOL BONFIRE FRI-OCT 01---EVENING
REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION ART GALLERY WALK
FRI-OCT 01---EVENING
CHURCHILL SCHOOL - WORKSHOP FRI. Oct 1, 1:30 - 3:30pm
THE PAGEANT WED-SEP 22 - MIDNIGHT
FALL GATHERING
AUTUMNAL EQUINOX IN MARTHASVILLE SAT-SEP 18-4:00pm
ARTICA - 2004 Boat Of Dreams Parade SAT-SEP 18-12:00pm
BATMITZVAH PARTY SUN - SEPT 12, 12:45PM
ST. MARKS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - 50TH ANNIVERSARY
SUN SEPT12, 9:45AM

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT
SAMBISTAS OF THE WORLD UNITE - SUN - SEPT 5 1:00AM GMT 8:00AM. ST. LOUIS TIME
NEW ORLEANS STYLE FUNERAL - SOULARD FRI - AUGUST 6, 6:30pm
EDGEWOOD CHILDRENS HOME
UTP WORKSHOP/PERFORMANCE THU-JUL 29---10:00AM
EDGEWOOD CHILDRENS HOME UTP WORKSHOP MON - JULY 26 - 1:45PM
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS SAT-JUL 24---10:00AMStage --- 11:00am
UTP WORKSHOP Community Music School OASIS THU-JUL 15
BASTILLE EXECUTION PARADE FRI-JUL 16--6:00PM START AT NADINE'S
FERGUSON PARADE 4TH OF JULY SUN-JUL 04---NOON
O'FALLON MO PARADE
...SAT-JUL 03---9:30AM
ANNONY Arts--Faust Park...SAT-JUN 26---12:00PM
RICK DID A FINE JOB REPRESENTING THE BEST OF JOIA IN A FINE WORKSHOP AND BACKUP FOR DANCERS.
MISSOURI ARTS COUNCIL RECEPTION
...
THU-JUN 24--- 5:00PM
Art Gallery at the RAC
THE JOIA QUARTET ROCKED THE ROOM FULL OF ART AND ART LOVERS. THEY REALLY LIKED US.

VIVA VOX---LAKESIDE CENTER
UTP WORKSHOP...FRI-JUN 18---1-3:00PM
OUTSTANDING WORKSHOP UNDER THE TREES. THE KIDS WERE ROCKIN.' CUT SLIGHTLY SHORT
BY THE TORNADO SIRENS...KIND OF A BIG FINISH BY MOTHER NATURE!!

RACE FOR THE GOLD...
THU-JUN 17---7:30PM
FROM ATHENS AND BACK TO ATHENS, JOIA ENERGIZED THE TORCHBEARERS ALONG DELMAR
AS THEY HEADED FOR ART HILL. HUGE, HUGE CROWD OF CHEERING HUMANKIND.

RACE FOR THE CURE
...
SAT-JUN 12---8:00AM
THERE WE WERE AT THE BROADWAY ENTRANCE TO THE EDWARD JONES DOME AS 50,000 PLUS
RUNNERS AND WALKERS STREAMED PAST OUR HOT JUNGLE RHYTHMS TO GIVE THAT EXTRA
LITTLE PUSH TO THE ATHLETES...WE WERE ENTHUSIASTICALLY APPRECIATED BY THE MASSES.

GED GRADUATION ST LOUIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS...
THU-JUN 10--- 6:00PM
JOIA FOLLOWED POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE WITH THE GRADUATION SAMBA AS WE HONORED THE
STUDENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE IN THEIR CITIZENSHIP STUDIES. IT WAS A GOOD THING TO DO.

PAGAN PICNIC:
KIDDIE'S ALL-CREEDS CARNIVAL PROMENADE...
SUN-JUN 06--1200
THE RAIN NEVER SHOWED UP...SO A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL...
THE GREAT WASHINGTON U. BEAR PARADE
...SAT-MAY 22
JOIA HELPED INSPIRE THE ALUMS TO KICK OVER $7,500,000 TO THE ENDOWMENT. WE DO WHAT WE CAN
TO AID THE EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN. A VERY GOOD GIG.

ROBINWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL...
FRI - MAY 21---2:00PM
ALTHOUGH THEY WERE LITTLE KIDS, ALL THE ROBINWOOD STUDENTS REALLY HEATED UP THE PERFORMANCE AREA
MR. FISHBONE JUMPED WITH JOY PLAYING HIS TALKING DRUM AND ANNOUNCING THE SONGS IN A CLEAR VOICE.
NEXT YEAR, I AM SURE WE WILL ADD A WORKSHOP TO THE CONCERT SO THE KIDS CAN PLAY, TOO. GOOD GIG.

ALTON TASTE OF TOURISM
...
THU - MAY 20---5:00pm
GOOD GREAT SUNNY WEATHER (SLIGHTLY MUGGY)....JOIA WELCOMED ALL THE TOURIST TASTERS AND THEN
JOINED IN TO LEAD THE TOUR OPERATORS TO THE STAGE FOR INTRODUCTIONS AND FANFARES.

Art on the Square Festival
BELLEVILLE
...SAT-MAY 15-2004 4:00pm
EXCELLENT WEATHER...WE PLAYED FOR THE KIDDIES OF ALL AGES. UNUSALLY GOOD BALANCE OF INSTRUMENT LEVELS
BELEZA SOUNDED BEST I HAD HEARD....MR. fISHMAN AND COOKIE JOINED THE FESTIVITIES. VERY GOOD GIG.

RAC: U City Loop Event...
SAT-MAY 15-1:00PM
EXCELLENT WEATHER...BIRTHDAY BROWNIES FOR ROBB.....YUMMY. MISS CAROL IS HANDY IN THE OVEN,
VERY LIVELY.....MARCHED UP AND DOWN EAST LOOP SEEING THE SIGHTS.

CRC COMMUNITY SCULPTURE DEDICATION...
SAT-MAY 08 12:30PM
EXCELLENT WEATHER...FREE WATERMELON AND TURKEY HOTDOGS AND A VISIT BY THE MAYOR.
MR. FISHBONE JOINED THE BAND AS #1 SURDO PLAYER. NICE TO HAVE HIM JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION.

RAC: U City Loop Event
....
SAT-MAY 08 11:00AM-11:45AM
THIS WAS THE FIRST R.A.C. EAST MEETS WEST LOOP EVENT. BEAUTIFUL WEATHER. THE BAND PLAYED WELL
AND THE CROWDS WERE WELL-BEHAVED.

MAPLEWOOD ARTS EVENT
.....SAT-MAY 01---7:00PM
DRUM HEADQUARTERS WAS THE SPONSOR AND THE STARTING POINT ON THIS
RAINY NIGHT. WE MET AND MARCHED DOWN MANCHESTER BLVD PLAYING WONDERFUL
MUSIC IN THE RAIN. WE WENT ALL THE WAY TO FOCAL POINT A JAMMIN. AND A PARTYIN'!

EARTHDAY ST. LOUIS...SUN-APR 25 10:30AM TO 6:00PM
AT THE MUNY IN FOREST PARK--
INSUFFICIENT SPECIES LEFT, SO NO ALL-SPECIES PARADE

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE...
THU-APR 22---7:00pm
AT WUSTL: EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
AIDS WALK KEINER PLAZA
....SAT-APR 17---NOON
WE EXCELLENT WEATHER, EXCELLENT TURN-OUT, EXCELLENT GIG
VENUS ENVY
...SAT-APR 10---11:45PM
THIS WAS THE FIRST V.E. IN A BANK BUILDING.......NICE ACOUSTICS. WE FOLLOWED THE MOST
BEAUTIFUL BELLY DANCERS AND ROCKED FROM THE STAGE TO THE FRONT DOOR...........GROOVIN'!!!! TO THE MAX!

CLAYTON HIGH SCHOOL ARTS FAIR...
THU-APR 08---1:30pm
DUE TO BUDGETARY RESTRAINTS, JOIA WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING AFTER TEN YEARS OF PLAYING. APPARENTLY
TIMES ARE TRULY HARD FOR THE CLAYTON SCHHOL DISTRICT, I GUESS.

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION UTP
...SAT-APR 03---3:00PM
THE ROOM WAS CHOCK FULL OF KIDS AND SOME OF JOIA'S SEASONED OLD TIMERS. WE
LEARNED THE SAMBA RHYTHM AND THEN QUICKLY GOT ALL 67 KIDS JAMMIN.' ALL RIGHT'
SPECIAL THANKS TO RICK FOR HOLDING IT ALL TOGETHER.

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE
...FRI-MAR 26-8:00PM
THE WE CAPPED OFF THE INTERPRETERS/TRANSLATORS SOCIAL...ROCKIN'!

RELAY FOR LIFE...SAT-MAR 20---7:45PM
ALTHOUGH A TAD CHILLY, IT WAS THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING.....JOIA ROCKED THE FRANCIS FIELD AND
WARMED UP THE CROWD FOR JAVIER MENDOZA

MARDI GRAS FAT TUESDAY PARADE...TUE-FEB 24---6:30pm

GOLDMAN & ASSOCIATES PRIVATE PARTY
....MON-FEB 23---7:30 pm
GOLDEN STANLEYS AND JOIA CELEBRATING GOOD CHEER ON THE 12TH FLOOR...
CENTRAL REFORM CONGREGATION FETE...SUN-FEB 22---NOON
KLEZMER BAND AND ACROBATS AND JUGGLERS AND JOIA...ALL RIGHT!
THE SHANTI.....SAT-FEB 21---AFTER THE PARADE
MARDI GRAS PARADE....SAT-FEB 21---11:00AM
MARDI GRAS AT OAK FOREST....FRI-FEB 20---2:30PM
MARDI GRAS DOG PARADE....SUN-FEB 15---1:00PM
JOIA AND ABOUT 15,000 DRESSED UP DOGS AND OWNERS MARCHED AROUND SOULARD
ON THIS GLORIOUSLY SUNNY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.........JUST A TAD CHILLY.

UTP WORKSHOP KIRKWOOD H.S....
FRI - FEB 06---10-11:00AM
JOIA PLAYED WITH ABOUT 30 KIDS IN THE ORCHESTRA ROOM. WE EVEN GOT TO
THE SECOND BREAK...........FAST LEARNERS......GREAT SURDO!

VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR ICED OUT...SUN-JAN 25---3:30PM
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY...
MON - JAN 19---6:40PM
JOIA PLAYED TO A FULL HOUSE SETTING OFF THE EVENT IN GOOD STYLE AND
KEEPING THE HOUSE WARM FOR THE NEXT ACT SINCE IT WAS COLD OUTSIDE.

SOULARD 12TH NIGHT....TUE-JAN 06---7:00 pm
We bowed before the King and pleaded for Mardi Gras. He accepted. A tad chilly.

 

AN ACCOUNT OF COMPLETED GIGS OF 2003

 

FIRST NIGHT - RIVER BEND - ALTON, IL....WED - DEC 31 - 7-9:00pm
JOIA ASSISTED YOUNG GODFREY CHILDREN IN SHAKER DECORATION. HOWEVER, DUE TO ILLNESS
OF SEVERAL BAND MEMBERS, WE COULD NOT BRING IN THE NEW YEARS....WHEN YOU'RE SICK
YOU'RE SICK.

WORLD PEACE DAY...
WED - DEC 31---6:00AM
MANY HUMANITARIUM THOUGHTS....JOIA RAISED THE ENERGY LEVEL FROM SOLEMNITY TO JOY
RIGHT BEFORE BREAKFAST WAS SERVED.

SYLLOGISTEKS HOLIDAY PARTY...
TUES-DEC 02---7:00PM
GOOD GIG...BAND CROWDED INTO PERFORMANCE AREA.....FUN GIG WITH A GREAT GROUP...LIVELY AUDIENCE.
Office party gig held at the zoo. Joia showed versatility, trying on the idea of being a lounge act.
Played to a mix crowd of business folks, engineer types, and fish in a 12 foot tall fish tank.

CLAYTON THANKSGIVING DAY RUN....
THURS-NOV 27---8:00AM
IT WAS A BRISK EARLY MORNING EVENT......COFFEE & QUADRICEPS STRETCHES...
LIFE, HOPE AND JOIA
AT ST. LUKE'S....SUN-NOV 16---3:00PM
THE ATRIUM IS SO ACOUSTICALLY LIVE, THE MUSIC PLAYED THREE MORE MINUTES
AFTER WE STOPPED. GREAT ROOM FOR THE JOIA TUBES. ENGAGED AUDIENCE. DUELLING SHAKERS.
AFTER GIG EVERYBODY WAS HAPPY.............ANOTHER GREAT GIG.

ST.LOUIS MILLS MALL OPENING
....THU-NOV 13---8:30Am
THE DIXIELAND BAND WARMED 'EM UP FOR US THEN WE BLEW AWAY THE EARLY MORNING
SHOPPERS AND THRILL SEEKERS. MISS MISSOURI INTRODUCED US...CLASSY!!!!
GOOD GIG...LOTS OF COMPLIMENTS...BENJY LED US WELL!!!!!

SHELDON CONCERT HALL, JOIA 10th Anniversary Concert!

TUE-NOV 11---7:30pm......
NOT BAD FOR A TEN YEAR OLD BAND...IT WAS A PRETTY FULL HOUSE
WE GAVE 'EM BEADS AND SHAKERS AND GAHU AND DANCING BABES. HOW COULD THEY NOT LIKE IT!

GREEN INDUSTRY EXPO AMERICA CENTER
....FRI-NOV 07---11:00am
WE TOOK 2,543 COMMERCIAL GARDENERS FROM THE BALLROOM KEYNOTE
TO THE EXPO HALL FULL OF ALL THE LAWN MOWERS AND MULCHERS
ON THE PLANET EARTH. GOOD GIG!!!

MARINEST CENTER WELL-LIFE WEEKEND
....
FRI-OCT 24---7:00PM
THESE WOMEN WERE READY TO PARTY....THEY WORE ME OUT.....
EVERYONE HAD A GOOD TIME. WE GOT NIFTY RECIPE BOOKS. ALL RIGHT.

GRUPO CORPO SAMBA PARTY
....SAT-OCT 18---CANCELLED---

THEY RAN OUT OF CASH BUT IT SOUNDED LIKE A GREAT IDEA.
HOLISTIC HEALTH FAIR....SAT-OCT 18 3:00PM
FUN GIG! THEY WERE ALL UP AND DANCING. ROB'S DAD IS NOW JOIA PLUS

WEDDING PROCESSION...FRI-OCT 17----6:50PM
WE WERE THE SURPRISE. BOY WERE THEY SURPRISED! ON THE HILL. MARCHED FROM THE
CHURCH TO THE WEDDING RECEPTION

BARNES JEWISH HOSPITAL RECEPTION...
WED-OCT 15----6:00PM

VERY BLACK TIE. WE ENTERTAINED FOR COCKTAILS THEN BLEW THEM AWAY
AFTER DINNER. THANKS CANDI

U CITY LOOP PARADE/STAGE PERFORMANCE
...SAT-OCT 04----NOON/1:15
PERFECT WEATHER. JOINED BY MEMBERS OF JOIA PLUS: BENJY, AGOGO BILL, LAUREN,
MR. FISHMAN AND MEL. FOUR SURDO PLAYERS. DYNAMITE! SUPER ENERGY. BRADLEY SAYS, "I
CAN'T LIFT MORE THAN FIVE POUNDS. THE BELL WEIGHS SIX.

STEFENE AND TOM'S WEDDING.
...
FRI - OCT 03
---- 7:00pm
AT THE LOVELY ST. LOUIS LANDMARK: THE JEWEL BOX, JOIA LOST ONE OF OUR OWN
TO HOLY MARRIAGEDOM. ACTUALLY WE MAY NOW BE ABLE TO GET HER BACK TO PLAY SINCE
THE "WEDDING THING" IS DONE. BEAUTIFUL WEDDING, BEAUTIFUL RECEPTION, BEAUTIFUL BRIDE
WITH SOMEONE NAMED TOM STANDING NEXT TO HER. BRADLEY STILL LOST ON ROAD TO WORKSHOP.

CHURCHILL SCHOOL UTP WORKSHOP...
FRI - OCT 03 ----10:00AM
STAFF DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP. AFRICAN ROCK GAME. "SAMBA RHYTHM, OH, HOW WE LIKE IT!"
IS THE BIG THEME. A ROCKIN' SAMBA GROUP IS FORMED. TEAM BUILDING AT ITS FINEST. BRADLEY
SAID HE WOULD BE LATE. GUESS HE GOT LOST ON THE WAY.

WHITFIELD SCHOOL UTP WORKSHOP...
TUES. SEPT. 30 -- 8:10AM TO 1:20PM
RICK & CO. PREP STUDENTS FOR THE HOMECOMING PARADE TO BE LED BY MIKE FISHMAN.
3 CLASSES: LOTS OF KIDS.FANTASTIC LUNCHEON. BRADLEY DIDN'T SHOW UP.

RESERVOIR PARK - JOIA 10 years and still rocking!!!...FRI-SEP 26
THIS GIG IS IN SPIRIT ONLY. JUST THINK "DECADE OF JOIA" KINDS OF THOUGHTS.

BESIDES THERE WAS ONE HELL OF A THUNDERSTORM.

ARTICA 2003....SAT SEP 20, 12:00pm
IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL LAST WEEKEND OF SUMMER DAY BY THE LEVEE. WE LED THE CREW
DOWN TO THE RIVER TO GIVE BLESSINGS AND THEN RETURNED TO THE ART DEDICATION.
SAW A MISSY FISHY SCULPTURE MADE FROM UNDERWATER PARTS.

HAZELWOOD
HARVESTFEST...SAT-SEPT 13 PARADE-9:00AM...STAGE-10:30AM
ALTHOUGH OVERCAST-NOT A DROP OF RAIN GOOD MARCHING PARADE...ON THE LAWN STAGE
THE BAGPIPERS OPENED FOR US AND THEN WE BLEW THEM AWAY...HAZELWOOD LOVES US.

MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY UTP WORKSHOP...
FRI - SEPT 5 --12:00PM
VERY PLEASANT GIG IN THE QUADRANGLE ON CAMPUS WITH 20 MUSIC THERAPY STUDENTS
EVERYONE ALREADY HIGHLY-MOTIVATED....IT WAS FUN PLAYING UTP SAMBA.

GREENVILLE COLLEGE.....SAT-AUG 30---5:30 TO 7:00PM
VERY PLEASANT GIG IN THE QUADRANGLE ON CAMPUS. JOIA PLAYED DURING THE COOKOUT
AND WELCOME FEEDING PROCESS OF ALL THE FRESHMEN..MS. HAILSTONE JOINED THE
BELL SECTION ADDING A TOUCH OF NOSTALGIA. GOOD & RIGHTEOUS MUSIC.

Private Party 
Tower Grove Park....SUN-AUGUST 17. 5:30PM to 6:15PM
RICK BEGAN THE GIG BY CRANKING UP THE BAND FOR OUR MARCHING ENTRANCE TO THE
GAZEBO. AS WE ARRIVED WE NOTICED THAT ALL THE PEOPLE LOOKED
REMARKABLY LIKE RICK. IT WAS FREAKY, I MUST SAY! AND, THEN THE MUSIC STOPPED
AND EVERYONE STARTED SINGING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO RICK. IT WAS A SURPRIZE PARTY
FOR OUR VERY OWN MUSICAL DIRECTOR WHO WAS SURPRIZED. A GOOD TIME
WAS HAD BY ALL. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RICK!

Big Brother & Big Sister Event
....SAT-AUG 16---11:00AM
THE CORE OF JOIA TRANSFORMED BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS, LITTLE BROTHERS,
AND LITTLE SISTERS INTO A HIGH ENERGY SAMBA ENSEMBLE. GOOD JOB, RICKY.

MACCABI GAMES FETE AT THE ZOO
....WED-AUG  13---5:30
THE RAIN PASSED OVERHEAD WITH BARELY A DROP STRIKING THE ZOO. THEN JOIA PERFORMED
WITH GREAT VIGOR FOR THE HUNDREDS OF ATHLETES ATTENDING. ROBB HAS RETURNED
FROM HIS SUMMER INTERNSHIP AND PATTY JOINED US FROM BELEZA. A GREAT TIME.

ADA EVENT FOREST PARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE...
SAT- JULY 26, 5:00PM TO 8:00PM
THE GIG WAS MELLOW, THE WEATHER HOT, SOY HOT DOGS AND CAKE. WHAT MORE
COULD YOU WANT. BENJY LED THE TROOPS. HE IS SO FUNKY.

SONORA, CALIFORNIA UTP WORKSHOPS....
JULY 25, 26, 27
Rick taught four classes a day. Perfect camping, crystal clear water and our own personal
chef. West African, Brazillian,Middle East and Congolese drumming. Plus, Belly
Dancing and Yoga - Great Drum Circles at night!
Special thanks to Mei-ling Leach for putting this on.

INNSBROOK
......SAT-JULY 12---7:OOPM
IT WAS THE BESTEST WEATHER WE EVER SAW AT THE LAKE.  WE PLAYED
FROM DUSK THROUGH TWILIGHT TIME....VERY, VERY MELLOW EVENING.
LAKE LADY MICHELLE HAD ICE WATER AND COOKIES FOR US ALL.

BASTILLE DAY IN SOULARD.......FRI-JUL 11---SIX  BE AT NADINES AT 5:45
IT WAS AN ADVENTURE FOR ROYALS AND PEASANTS.  SOMEONE  KEPT SAYING
IT WAS A FREEDOM FESTIVAL BUT IT SURE SEEMED LIKED BASTILLE DAY TO ME.

FERGUSON 4TH OF JULY PARADE.....FRI-JUL 04---10:00AM
FERGUSON HAD A SMALL TOWN FEEL....WHICH WAS NICE.  ALTHOUGH IT
WAS RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE AND JOIA WAS HOT, THE PARADE WAS
A COOL ADVENTURE FOR THE BAND AND THE SPECTATORS.  GOOD GIG.

LAUMEIER SCULPTURE PARK - UTP WORKSHOPS....
1:00 - 2:30PM ALL DAYS JUNE 23,24,25,30 JULY 1,2..
IT WAS AN ADVENTURE FOR ALL.  EACH DAY GOT A BIT WARMER AND THE KIDS
KEPT GETTING OLDER AND MORE ADVENTURESOME.  EACH DAY WE WOULD
STAMP OUR PASSPORTS AND MAKE MUSICAL VISITS AROUND EARTH.

RAQUETBALL CLUB B-DAY PARTY.....FRI-JUN 27---NOON
IT WAS A SPECIAL TREAT BETWEEN THE ENTREE AND THE DESSERT AT THE CLUB.
THE GUEST OF HONOR WAS SERVED SHAKER EGGS BY HER GRANDCHILDREN AND
EVERYONE JOINED THE BAND. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, INDEED!

Jim & Michelle Barbeque.......Sat - June 21, afternoon
JOIA MEMBERS AND OTHER FRIENDS OF THE HOST AND HOSTESS
WERE INSPIRED TO PLAY WASHERS, EAT BBQ, AND FEAST ON WATERMELON. YUMMY!

VIVA VOX - UTP WORKSHOP .....FRI-JUN 20---1:00 TO 3:00PM
OUTDOORS AT LAKESIDE RICK GOT THE YOUNG LADS ROCKING IN THE ROCK GAME
AND THEN TRANSFERRED THAT ENERGY TO THE AGOGO BELLS AND TAMBORIMS.
EVERYONE (PRETTY MUCH) WAS UP PARADING AROUND AND THROUGH THE ADMIN BUILDING.

RACE FOR THE CURE ......SAT-JUN 14, 8:30am
VERY JOIA INSPIRED THE 49,573 RUNNERS ON THE LAST LEG OF THE RACE WITH OUR
LIFE-CELEBRATING, GET UP AND GO MUSIC OF MOTIVATIN AND CHEER.
A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL.

FESTIVAL OF NATIONS PARADE....SAT JUNE 7TH AT 11:00AM
CHINA, AFGHANISTAN, KOREA, VIETNAM, BOSNIA, RUSSIA, THE WHOLE WORLD WAS THERE.
VERY NICE JAMMIN' IN TOWER GROVE PARK AFTER THE PARADE.

SOULARD 2ND ANNUAL MEMORIAL PARADE.....FRI-JUN 06 AT 6:30PM
JOIA LED THE CROWD FROM PUB TO PUB CELEBRATING THE PASSING OF CAROLYN. WE FOLLOWED A PINK HAT.

PAGAN PICNIC.....Sunday June 1---11:30 to 12:30pm
Lot's of Pagans. It was a Pagan Fest. Jim develops interesting Surdo carrying technique. OUCH!

GREAT POW WOW AT THE ZOO.....WED-MAY 21---6:30 TO 8:00
JOIA WELCOMED OVER 3,500 TRAVEL AGENT-TYPES  WITH WONDERFUL ROCKIN' PERCUSSION.
WASH U. ALUM PARADE FEST.....SAT-MAY 17---6:00 TO 7:30PM
AS ALWAYS, A GIG GOOD ENOUGH TO MAKE LOITERING BEARS WANT TO JOIN THE BAND. HO-HO-HO.

TASTE OF TOURISM....THU-MAY 15---4:45pmTO 6:30PM
IT WAS A LITTLE ROCKY AT FIRST, BUT END UP JUST FINE. NO LUCY RICARDO THIS TIME.

COLLEGE SCHOOL: UTP WORKSHOP......THU-MAY 08---11:00am TO 1:00PM
WASHINGTON BLVD DO-WAH-DO.....SUN-MAY 04---3:00 TO 3:30PM
IT WAS STORMY DAY THAT CAUSED THERE TO BE AN EVENT CANCELLATION. BUT
THE CARDINALS WON WITH MORRIS PITCHING THE ENTIRE GAME.

THE RACQUET CLUB BLOW-OUT.....SAT-MAY 03---10:00 TO 11:00PM?
ALTHOUGH JOIA LOST A FEW BETWEEN GIGS,  THE BAND PLAYED ON. DANCIN' TO JAKE'S
LEG.  I THINK WE PUT THE PROS IN THE MOOD FOR PLAYING SQUASH. THANKS, CHARLIE..

UNITY CHRIST CHURCH CONCERT....SAT-MAY 03---7:30 TO 9:00pm
ALTHOUGH IT WAS SLIGHTLY LESS THAN A FULL HOUSE,
THE AUDIENCE REALLY GOT IN TO THE MUSIC.
PEOPLE WERE ACTUALLY DANCING UP AND DOWN THE AISLES!

NEUWOEHNER SCHOOL....FRI-MAY 02---1:30 TO 2:30pm
ALL THE STAFF AND STUDENTS WERE
HOPPING IN THE GYM.  WE PARTIED TIL THE BUSSES CAME.

EARTHDAY KIDDIE'S UTP GIG....SUN-APR 27---5:30-6:00pm
TOO LATE IN THE DAY AND THE RESULT
OF POOR SCHEDULING SO THE KIDDIE'S GIG DID NOT HAPPEN.

EARTHDAY ALL SPECIES PARADE
.....SUN-APR 27---Noon
ALTHOUGH THE ALL SPECIES PARADE
DID MARCH, IT SEEMED TO LACK PRIOR LUSTER.

LAFAYETTE PARK CHURCH
....SUN-APR 13---10:00AM
WE BEGAN IN LAFAYETTE PARK AND LED THE
WORSHIPPERS INTO THE SANCTUARY AND WOKE EVERYONE UP.

WALK FOR AIDS....SAT-APR 12---PROBABLY IN THE PM
 JOIA ROCKED ON THE SPIRIT OF
THE EVENT.  A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL.

CLAYTON HIGH SCHOOL ARTS FAIR....THU-APR 10---1:10 TO 2:25PM
 WE RHUMBA'D EVERYONE
AROUND AND AROUND.  THIS WAS MZ. BILLHYMER'S LAST YEAR.  I GUESS
WE WILL MEET THE NEW PERSON NEXT YEAR.

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE...SUN-APR 06---1:00PM TO 2:00PM
JOIA BROUGHT JUST ENOUGH
EXCITEMENT TO THE CELEBRATION TO CAUSE A UNIFORM WARM FEELING.
RONALD HAD A GOOD TIME.

SAINT LOUIS MARATHON... SUN-APR 06---9:00 TO 11:00AM
JOIA CAUSED GOOD ENERGY FOR THE
RUNNERS WHO ALWAYS ENJOY OUR "BOOST" MUSIC.

VENUS ENVY ARTS FETE...SAT-MAR 29---11:45PM
IT WAS AN OVERPACKED HOUSE AT THE CITY MUSEUM. OVERWHELMED TO
BE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LOVELY SENSUAL BEVY OF BELLY DANCERS WE LED
THEM FROM THE THIRD FLOOR FLAMENCO CHAMBER DOWN THE STAIRS TO
THE FIRST FLOOR WHALE AQUARIUM STAGE WHERE JOIA ROCKED AND
HAD THE CROWD JUMPING. AND, THERE WAS SOME ART.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL DAY CANCELLED SAT-MAR 29---3:00pm

FAT TUESDAY PARADE
..TUE-MAR 04---7:30pm
IT WAS A GLORIOUS PARADE WITH A VERY LONG VERSION OF THE TAIKO
IN FRONT OF THE JONES DOME, AND A ONE HOUR SURDO SOLO ON THE WAY BACK
TO THE BEGINNING.....A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL EXCEPT FOR
THE CLUB OWNERS OF WASHINGTON BLVD, BUT THAT'S ANOTHER STORY.

SOULARD MARDI GRAS PARADE....SAT-MAR 01---11:00am
IT WAS A GLORIOUS PARADE WITH LOTS OFJAMMIN' ON THE CORNERS OF
9TH AND RUSSELL AND GEYER.
WE WERE SO GOOD THAT A MAN PULLED DOWN HIS PANTS!!!!!

BARKUS DOG PARADE...SUN-FEB 23---1:00pm
ALTHOUGH THE SNOWSTORM WAS COMING AND THERE
WAS A TAD MORE DOG POOP THAN USUAL,
IT WAS A GLORIOUS PARADE WITH LOTS OFJAMMIN' ON THE CORNERS.

GANNON AVE PRIVATE PARTY WORKSHOP...SAT-FEB 08---7:30pm
SUE K.WANTED TO ADD SOME SPICE TO HER PARTY.
WE GOT'EM ROCKIN' WITH SAMBA AND A RHUMBA FINALE!

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE...FRI-FEB 07---5:00pm to 7:00pm
A VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENT.....JOIA WAS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!!

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