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

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April, 2014
Dear Band Parents & Students,
With the weather we have been having, it is hard to believe that spring is here already. We are proud to let you know that over 90% of the band students who started with us last September are still in the program today. The last few months have been very busy with Concerts, Solo & Ensemble Festival and possibly some band tours. Now our focus is turning to finishing the year out strong. I hope you are looking forward to upcoming events such as the Honors Band Festival, additional band tours, Spring Concerts and end-of-the-year parties. 
Just think, in a few months, your child will be moving on to the next level of band! We understand that with the advent of spring, students' schedules tend to start filling up with sports and other activities. Please encourage them to balance these with their practice time. Be sure the final band concert and other band events your director has scheduled are on your calendar. Let's approach the final stretch of the year with our best efforts!
Steven A. Nierman
Music Education Services

The annual Honors Band Festival will be on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church. The all day event is a unique opportunity for our highest achieving instrumentalists to give them an idea of what band may be like in high school or at an all state event. Participating students were chosen through a selection process and have been notified. As it implies, participation in this event truly is an honor! The festival day will include sectionals, clinics, full band rehearsals, and a final concert at 3:30PM. 
Our directors have all scheduled extra rehearsals for the students to prepare for the event. Although some of these rehearsals will be combined with other directors' students, the only full band rehearsal will be on the day of the event. It is imperative that all students work diligently on their part so they are prepared for the event.
If you have any questions about the event or schedules, please contact your band director, as they will have all of the information your child will need. 
To see the music selection, recordings, event day schedules, directions, and more, visit the Honors Band page!
Summer is just around the corner and that means it is time to think ahead for summer activities! Don't forget to make room for summer lessons in between sporting events and other day camps. Most directors offer private or small group lessons over the summer(usually 6 sessions). If your child was struggling this year, private lessons provide one-on-one attention to address specific skills that need improvement. If your child needs a greater challenge, summer provides an opportunity to learn advanced techniques. All students can greatly benefit and develop their skills as well as jump-start next year with the guidance of a band director. Look for more information in the coming weeks!
"Music is exciting. It is thrilling to be sitting in a group of musicians playing (more or less) the same piece of music. You are part of a great, powerful, vibrant entity. And nothing beats the feeling you get when you've practiced a difficult section over and over and finally get it right. (Yes, even on the woodblock.) Music is important. It says something your heart can't say another way, and in a language everyone speaks. Music crosses borders, turns smiles into frowns, and vice versa. These observations are shared with a hope; that, when schools cut back on music classes, they really think about what they're doing - and don't take music for granted." -Dan Rather, CBS News
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