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Lex-Ham Community Band at BandWidth 2024
Bill Teeple

Bill Teeple has been the Music Director for the Lex-Ham Community Band since January 2023.   

Bill was born in Michigan where he graduated from Central Michigan University in 1988 with a degree in Vocal Music.  While at Central, he studied trombone and voice.  He was in marching and concert bands for three years, concert choir for three and as member of the Opera Workshop, performed two operas.  He studied conducting with John E. Williamson and Nina Nash-Robertson.

His career turned out to be in Information Technology and he has been a System Administrator at small to medium businesses.  Most recently Bill has been employed at Boston Scientific supporting custom apps and everything else for the sales staff.

Bill believes that music and the arts are integral to a healthy society. We are all capable of contributing to a thriving arts community in some way.  Find that way and strive to grow a little at a time.  Bill lives in St. Paul with his wife Julie Schramke (from the flute section) and two collies. 

The Lex-Ham Community Band is a volunteer community-based concert band that performs a mix of marches, show tunes, big band arrangements, popular tunes from throughout the decades, and other pieces from the classic concert band repertoire.  The band has been performing at community events, senior homes, and special events, such as Grand Old Day, the Highland Art Fair, Saint Paul Saints baseball games, and the annual BandWidth Music Festival since 1992.

The band rehearses at 7:30 p.m., on Sunday nights in the band room in the Music/Fine Arts Building at Concordia University-St Paul (300 Hamline Avenue N in Saint Paul).

BandWidth Music Festival 2024 flyerThe Lex-Ham Community Band hosts the BandWidth Music Festival annually.   
BandWidth Music Festival 2024 was held on April 28, 2024 at the Landmark Center in downtown Saint Paul.

Watch for news about BandWidth 2025 soon!

The Lex-Ham Community Band is directed by Bill Teeple.

Learn more about the band by reading the Member Information document

See a list of the music in the Lex-Ham Community Band's repertoire

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Comments from some of our participants

Schultz sisters

Sarah Schultz

Band member

"My sister and I love playing in the Lex-Ham Band! Growing up, we were too far apart in age to be in band together. It’s so fun getting to play music with the Lex-Ham community and with each other".

Pam Johnson

Pam Johnson

Band member

"I love playing with the Lex-Ham Community Band! Even during the constraints of this past year, we stayed connected by playing some virtual pieces together and a few safe outdoor events this summer and fall. I very much look forward to creating good music and camaraderie again in person when we are able to do so!"

Gregg Downing

Gregg Downing

Band member

"I've been playing bass clarinet in the Lex-Ham band since I retired in 2011. I really enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. I can't remember a time when I didn't have fun at rehearsal or a performance."

Upcoming events

Event Date Location Address
Lex-Ham Community Band rehearsal Concordia University-Saint Paul band room 300 Hamline Avenue N, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Concert - Saint Matthew's Church Saint Matthew's Church 510 Hall Ave, St. Paul. MN 55107