Joe Bonello

Joe Bonello is one of the leading photographers in the Midwest that specializes in pageantry and performing arts action photography shooting marching band, winter guard, concert and theater productions. joe b

Joe photographs pageantry and performing arts events in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Illinois. He is a photographer for both the Mid-Continent Color Guard Association (MCCGA), the Winter Guard and Percussion of Oklahoma (WGPO) circuits and for regional Winter Guard International (WGI) championship contests. His work is featured at (where co-shoots with photographer Belinda Johnson) and at

Joe also is a social media content provider for, MCCGA and WGI. His photos have been published in WGI publications and in Halftime Magazine.

He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance and was a former educator and church music director.  He was a member of the Kansas City Civic Chorus and Kansas City Symphony Chorus.  Currently, Joe is a percussionist and vocalist with the American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City and the Smithville Community American Legion Band.

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