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Music Education Services (MES) provides comprehensive band programs to elementary schools.  

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March, 2015
Dear Band Parent,
 
All of the students have been working very hard on learning a solo specifically for their instrument. Almost half of our students will be attending Solo & Ensemble Festival this year. Those who are not, still need to play their solo for their director. Either way this has been a wonderful learning experience and we are so proud of them! The dividend of their hard work is paying off! 

I would like to wish all of our Solo Festival participants the best of luck on performing their solo piece!  Most importantly, enjoy the experience and have fun! 
SOLO FESTIVAL REMINDERS
If you have any last minute questions about what to bring, how to dress, etc... Click here for the details and other helpful preparing resources! Best of luck! 
HONORS BAND
Honors Band is a yearly event hosted by Music Education Services, bringing students together to play challenging music. The Concert & Symphonic Bands, which are determined through a selection process, will perform on Saturday April 25th, 2015 at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church. Selected students will participate in a full day event with various conductors, sectionals, and a final concert.
 
This truly is an honor! Students that were invited to play in this event have already have been notified. Students should be receiving music from their director in the coming weeks. When they receive the music, it is crucial that the students dedicate practice time so they may perform at their best possible ability. 
 
Click here for more information about Honors Band.
MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH
In March, the National Association for Music Education leads the country in celebrating Music in Our Schools. This is a time where the entire nation raises awareness in the community for music through special activities and concerts. 
 
Music empowers and enriches the lives of students and our job is to make that known! It is important to support music education because it is fun, it teaches students life-long skills, and also creates a way for students to safely express themselves. These opportunities should be available to all students. Thanks for supporting the band program in your child's school! 
PROGRESS REPORTS
At the end of the month, the second progress report will be mailed to you. It is important that you go over this information with your child so they have an idea of how they are progressing and know that you care about their musical development. This feedback is also important for your child to know that their teacher cares about them and wants to give them individual attention. 
 
If you have any questions or concerns about the progress report, please feel free to contact your child's teacher. We are happy to help!
A STUDENT'S PERSPECTIVE
One of our band students chose to use their Honors Band experience to write a personal narrative for their English class. Have you ever thought what Honors Band is actually like? Find out what happens at Honors Band and what goes through the mind of a student. Check this out
MONTHLY MUSIC FACT
"Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them - a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music."
-Gerald Ford, former President of the United States
 
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1041 Bonaventure Drive
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007