2016 Sound Off Judges


Josh Howes

A Bucksport native, Josh is the Branch Manager of Maine Savings FCU in Old Town, and has been with the Credit Union for 11 years.  Music has always been part of Josh’s life; he played trumpet for 6 years growing up, and at age 15, started learning guitar, which led him to attend the University of Maine to become a music teacher with a concentration in classical guitar.  Josh switched to a psychology degree, but stayed involved in various chorales. He still plays guitar, and raises money for Ending Hunger in Maine by playing music in the lobby of several branches during the Holiday season. Josh attends Husson University for an MBA with an HR Management concentration, and will graduate in 2018. 

The judges

Sound Off Information

Key dates

  • Entry deadline:
    Monday, February 29 at 5 p.m.
  • Public voting:
    Wednesday, March 2 to Thursday, March 17 at 3 p.m.
  • Top Three Finalists announced:
    Friday, March 18
  • Finalists live audition:
    Thursday, March 31
  • Winners announced:
    Thursday, March 31

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