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Dear Band students and families,

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy while this virus runs its course!  We will be continuing to offer band. Band lessons will be moving online during this time. During this fluid and challenging situation, we ask you for patience and partnership as we all learn from this experience. Band lessons can be completed the following ways:

  • Smart music (preferred as it gives the students more guidance and help and allows them to assess their playing and how to continue improvement)
    • Instructions on how to sign up for your free smart music account are listed on the bottom of the page.
  • Email video clips of music/book lines to Mr Szymanski@ Szymanski.band@musicedservices.org. (use this only as a backup if students have a hard time)
  • Practice assigned material and notate how much time was spent and what material was practiced.  Send it to Mr Szymanski through email. (Use this option if you do not have access to much technology)

Our goal is not to make this stressful for our families, but to keep our students learning and engaged throughout this extended closure.  Please feel free to reach out to me if your child needs extra help or guidance on any of the band assignments or if you have difficulty signing up for smart music.

Thank you!

Andrew Szymanski

Smart Music free student account instructions:

In order to use the software, you need to create a SmartMusic account and join the class using the following codes:

  • Beginning Band
    • PY7A4-2XUQ6
  • Intermediate Band
    • DHLDP-X3CLP
  • Holy Family Advanced Band
    • ZKHD4-MGUUL
  • Immaculate Conception Advanced Band
    • CLC3H-QPJUF
  • Sacred Heart Advanced Band
    • GR4AT-L7GQE
  • St Philip Advanced
    • MHAJK-MUAFU
  • St Matthew Advanced
    • XJWK3-LPXEX
  • St Pius Advanced Band
    • CRWML-CGQLU
  1. Open a Chrome browser and visit: https://admin.smartmusic.com/join
  2. When prompted, enter your band code.

Next performance at St. Philip School, Addison, Thursday May 14

Rehearsal Monday,  May 11 at St. Philip School

Andrew Szymanski’s Bio

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Holy Family Schedule

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Sacred Heart Schedule

St. Matthew Schedule

St. Philip Schedule

St. Pius Schedule

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                                                                  Mid-Year Band Concert

                                                          Wednesday, March 18, 7:00 p.m.

Dear Parents,

Here is the important information for our next band performance.  The date is set for Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 at Immaculate Conception School,  134 Arthur St. Elmhurst.  Please mark your calendars.

Band members need to report to the warm-up rooms as follows:

Beginning Band 6:15 p.m.

Intermediate and Advanced Band 6:30 p.m.

Please be on time as we will have limited time for warm-ups and tune-up.

Concert dress for advanced and intermediates: white shirt/blouse, black pants/skirt.

Beginners dress nicely, no jeans or T-shirts.

I will need a few parents to help sit and watch the warm-up rooms as I am working with the students on stage.   Please call me at (630)373-2920 or e-mail me at szymanski.band@musicedservices.org if you can help or have any questions. Thanks for your continued help and support!

Please feel free to check in at www.musicedservices.org to check for my blog with all the latest information that you should ever need.

Sincerely,

Mr. A. Szymanski

Director of Bands

Concert Rehearsal Info:

*******Monday, March 16 at Sacred Heart School, 322 W. Maple, Lombard********

Please inform me in writing ASAP if your child cannot attend.

Beginners 4:15-5:15 pm

Intermediate 5:15-6:15 pm

Advanced 6:15-7:30

Next performance at St. Philip School, Addison, Thursday May 14

Rehearsal Monday,  May 11 at St. Philip School

Andrew Szymanski’s Bio

MES afterschool release

Holy Family Schedule

Immaculate Conception Schedule

Sacred Heart Schedule

St. Matthew Schedule

St. Philip Schedule

St. Pius Schedule

Handbook 2019-2020