Joe Padawan

Instrument: Cornet

Member Since: 2009

Occupation: Director of Bands, Rockwood Summit H.S.

Mentors & Musical Heroes: Wynonna Marsalis

Favorite Brass Band Piece: Fire in the Blood – Paul Lovatt-Cooper


Graduate of Missouri State University. Previously served as Director of Bands at Collinsville High School 2009-2012. Has performed with Blast!, Blast II: Shockwave, and several drum and bugle corps including the Phantom Regiment and Star of Indiana Brass Theater. He has taught and been clinician for several bands in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Georgia. Served on the Brass Staff for the 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Brass Champion Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps from 2008-2013. Is a proud member NAfME, the Rockwood NEA, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Joe currently resides in Ballwin, MO with wife, Jean, and son, Joey.