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

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March, 2018
All of our students have been working very hard on learning a solo picked specifically for them. This year over 47% of our students will be attending Solo & Ensemble Festival. Those who have not chosen to attend will still need to perform their solo for their director. Either way it is a wonderful learning experience and we are proud of their accomplishments! The dividend of their hard work is paying off! What was once deemed as difficult can now be played. 

I would like to wish of our Solo Festival participants all the best on performing their solo piece! Please remember to enjoy the experience and have fun! 
Steven A. Nierman
Music Education Services
Solo & Ensemble Festival has arrived with 5 festivals happening this and next Saturday (3/03 & 3/10). By now you should have received your scheduled time in the regular mail. If you have any last minute questions about what to bring, how to dress, etc... Click here for the details and other helpful preparation resources! Wishing all of our students the best of luck! 
Honors Band is a yearly event hosted by Music Education Services to highlight our best students by bringing them together to play more challenging music in a wind ensemble or full ensemble setting. This year's Honors Band Festival will be held on Saturday, April 28th at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church. It is a full day event with various conductors, sectionals, and final concert.

This year, Symphonic Band students were chosen through an audition process. Each student learned excerpts and uploaded playing videos and were then scored and placed by a panel of directors. This group will be performing in a traditional Wind Ensemble setting which means fewer students are on the same part of music. The Concert Band students were chosen through director nomination and draft process as they have in years past and will be performing in a large concert group setting.

It is an honor for students who were selected either by their director or through the audition process. Congratulations to all of you!! Symphonic band students are listed below. Directors are in the process of notifying Concert band members.
Click here for more information about Honors Band.
Congratulations to our Symphonic Honors Band Students
Congratulations to the students who were selected for the Symphonic Honors Band. These students all had to audition by submitting a video showcasing their talent. Following are the 60 students who were selected: 
Evan Harris, St. John/Elgin Katherine Menze, St. Paul/Mt. Prospect Rowan Bailey, Immanuel/Palatine
Kristin Dawson, St. Paul/Mt. Prospect Maximilian Peterson, St. Bridget  
AnnaElisa Huynh, St. Theresa Ryan Kurrie, St. Theresa TROMBONE
Elizabeth Frost, Edison Gifted Austin Tuerck, St. Anne Jared Freeman, St. Paul/Mt. Prospect
Bianca Kohl, Holy Family/Inverness Jeremy Bobber, Frassati Scott Fitzgerald, St. Pius
Ma Fatima Domingo, Holy Family/Rockford Allison Hubbard, St. Thomas Villanova Joshua Breer, Audubon
Eleanor Rebmann, St. Bede Paige Hahn, St. Paul/Aurora Marion Herrmann, St. John's/Elgin
Ella Werstler, Stone Academy Benjamin Nededog, Prince of Peace  
Madison Senica, Montini   BARITONE
Lauren Ulrich, Cross TENOR SAXOPHONE Mateus Trigo, St. Rita, Rockford
Mary Titterton, St. Francis Jonathan Barz, Ebinger Grace Asien, St. Andrews
Hannah Lewis, St. Andrews    
CLARINET Alexander Easton, St. Rita/Rockford Brandon Harper, Agassiz
Finley Huggins, Ascension Annmarie Roeder, St. Charles Ronan Valera, St. Zachary
Sophia Zhang, Edison Gifted   Daniel Schuck, St. Mary/Elgin
Sarah Anderson, Holy Family/Inverness TRUMPET Chris Taing, St. Charles
Caleb Goldstein, Catherine Cook Julia Yankee, St. Theresa Hannah Zacharia, St. Philip/Addison
Maria Ochs, St. Mary/Elgin Annabelle Porter, Ebinger Gemma Gleeson, St. Odilo
Jaklub Kowalik, Edison Gifted Louis Andrew Domingo, Holy Family, Rockford Justin Gergen, St. Pius
Emilie Steinbrecher, Holy Family, Bensenville Ryan Starck, Holy Family, Rockford  
Sarah Wiseman, St. Francis Nicholas McKenna, St. Colette  
Jennifer Bukowski, St. Francis Mark Merrill, St. Paul/Mt. Prospect  
  Zachary Alsobrook, St. Pius  
BASS CLARINET Noreen McGough, St. John's/Elgin  
Noelle Brown, Elgin Academy Brandon Franczack, St. Thomas More  
Lia Pappas, Elgin Academy    
Reanne Valera, St. Zachary    
Annabelle Zakosek, St. Charles    
Sophia Bradel, Spectrum    
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! 
At the end of the month, the second progress report will be mailed to you via the US Postal Service. 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!
Music  -- whether it's prenatally, in infancy, or throughout childhood  -- helps neurons in our brains form connections that may help us understand language; in adults, music can lower blood pressure and help regulate heart rate. Some hospitals play music for preemies in the neonatal intensive care unit. Researchers have discovered that such music  -- or even just Mom humming  -- may help babies gain weight faster and leave the preemie ward earlier. See full article here.
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