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Mr. Nelson's Bio            Contact Mr. Nelson at nelson.band@MusicEdServices.org

 

Available on this webpage (updated 1/2018)

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Event Calendar                Mr. Nelson's Schedule             Mr. Nelson's Bio

 

Hello Band Parents and Students!  I want to say to everyone that you did an excellent job on all the concerts in December.  I am very proud of all of you.

We are now working on the music for the February concerts for all levels, Ice Hogs for the Advanced band, Solo Festival for everyone and an Advanced Band tour.  See details below.

 

General Information for the Rockford Catholic and Spectrum School Band Program

My name is Mark Nelson and I am the band director at all of the Rockford Catholic schools and Spectrum Progressive School.  This is my fourth year as director for all the schools.  It is an honor and a privilege and I am looking forward to meeting many new people and to working with the students. 

Our groups take the entire school year to develop skills and create music together. 

Band activities will include: 

  • Performing in December and May for the entire school.
  • Being a part of the school programs as the band shares its talents with everyone.
  • Performing mini-concerts for lower grade classes.
  • Joining with all Rockford Catholic schools to perform three concerts at Boylan High School and Sinnissippi Park Band Shell. 
  • Going on a “World Band Tour”- our Advanced bands tour to play concerts at other Rockford Catholic schools.
  • Advanced band performs the National Anthem at a Rockford Ice Hogs game.
  • Exciting social events such as pizza lunch, donut parties and skating parties. 

Here are more details about the program:

  • No experience is necessary as the entire band learns how to read music and the specific techniques to play their instrument. 
  • Students gain confidence, learn group cooperation, and learn how to express themselves through music.
  • The band meets two times per week, both during school hours.  Our teachers are excellent at supporting the band students when having to miss a class for band participation.
  • Instruments can be rented or you may provide your own.  Look in the newspaper or internet for used instruments or a relative may have one not being used.  Included are flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion (snare/bells)

 

I look forward to meeting your child and giving him/her the chance to discover the talent that is within them.  Any questions, please do not hesitate to call Mr. Nelson anytime at (815)979-3087 or email at mrnelsonband@aol.com

Sincerely,

Mr. Nelson






Current Events

We are now preparing for Feb/Mar events!

Advanced Band performs the anthem at the Ice Hogs

Ice Hogs Details

Music and Munch Concert Rehearsal- Feb. 20th

Music and Munch Concert- Feb 22nd

Music and Munch Details

Advanced Band Tour- Feb 23rd

Band Tour Details

Band Tour Permission Slip

Solo and Ensemble Festival- March 10th

Solo Festival Details and Registration Letter

 

Solo Extra Help Sessions

 

 

School Schedules

To see a specific date, see the monthly calendar here.

Band Lessons Calendar

 





 

Event Calendar

The calendar for this school year has been sent home with your child and here it is for access anytime.

 

2017-18 Band Event Calendar

 

Mr. Nelson's Schedule

Mr. Nelson is at each school various times throughout the week.  To see the entire schedule, click below.

2017-18 Rockford Band Schedule

Contact Info

 Music Education Services
1041 Bonaventure Drive
Elk Grove Village, IL
60007

847-805-1800
Fax 847-805-1900 


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