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

Fax 847-805-1900 

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

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Concert Information (Elgin Schools)

Dress Rehearsals are at Saint Johns, and begin at 3:30pm. They roughly go until 6pm

Please dress casually for this.

Beginners (3:30-4:15pm)  Intermediate (4:15-5:15pm)  Advanced (5:15-6pm)

Concert Attire for Boys: Black dress shoes, black dress socks, black dress pants,

white dress shirt (tie is optional) 

Concert Attire for Girls: Black dress shoes, black socks/stockings, black dress pants (or

skirts that are below the knee), white dress shirt (long black dresses are acceptable.)


Great job at the concert everyone! We couldn't be more proud of you! 




Concert Information (Saint Mary, CLMS, Saint John, Montini Catholic)

Concert Attire for Boys: Black dress shoes, black dress socks, black dress pants,

white dress shirt (tie optional)

Concert Attire for Girls: Black dress shoes, black dress socks/stockings

black dress pants (or black skirt below the knee), white dress shirt (long black dresses are acceptable.)


FINAL CONCERT - Kings, Queens, and Castles

May 17th -- Dress Rehearsal

4:00 - 6:30pm - Saint John's the Baptist (Johnsburg)

4:00 - 4:45PM - Beginners.    4:45 - 5:30PM -- Intermediate.   5:45 - 6:30PM - Advanced

May 18th --Concert

6:30pm call time in concert dress -- 7:00pm downbeat 

Saint John's the Baptist (Johnsburg)






Listening Corner for Elgin Bands

Beginner:  Barbara Ann    Concerto for Triangle    Valor


Intermediate:  Land of Liberty  Bunker Hill Overture  Bryce Canyon Overture   Funkytown


Advanced: Encanto,  Heard it through the grapvine, Somewhere Over the Rainbow


Pops Ensemble:  Born to be Wild   Smoke on the Water   Louie Louie    25 or 6 to 4  Low Rider


Elgin Intermediate Band Preview (November 1st, 2016


Revenege of the Dust Bunnies:

Autumn Fanfare:




Listening Corner for Woodstock/McHenry/Crystal Lake


Honors Bands Recordings/Information (Click Here)


Beginner Band: Dragon Slayer     Courtly Dance and Procession 


Intermediate Band: Year of the Dragon    Distant Castles    Quest of the Black Knight


Advanced Band: Knights Kingdom    Pevensey Castle    Phantom Ship   Fire Dance



Practice Log Champions (March)



100 - 199 minutes:

Ryan H., Derek L., Sara M., Mitchell A., 



200 - 299 minutes:

Charlie P., Kat V., Madison S., Jacob K., Meghan S., Beyah R., Alexis P., Sophia A., Peter S., Tristan G., 



300 - 399 minutes:

Oliver M., Neysa V., Jaymes W., Elizabeth L., Reilly B., Alex L.



400 - 499 minutes:

Isabella A., Sammy H., Amanda B.



500 - 599 minutes:

Justin Jakubowiez (St. Mary - Beginner)

Pedro Padilla (St. Joe - Advanced)

Abby Besetzny (St. John - Advanced)

Jordan Orlos (St. John - Advanced)



600 - 699 minutes:

Reese Connor (CLMS - Beginner)

Charlotte Alexander (Montini Catholic - Intermediate)


1st Place: 1,540 minutes - April Sumner - HCA - Intermediate


Great job everyone! Keep up the hard work!  

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