Welcome to Mr. Clark's Music Page

  •  MES Band


    Welcome to the MES Band page!! It's going to be a great year of music and performance at Manasquan Elementary School! Here you can find all the information you need for a successful year in band and music class


    Check out this video on the benefits of playing an instrument!! 




    1. Welcome back for another great year of music here at MES!!! There will be a brief meeting for all returning band students Thursday, 9/5 after school in the music suite. Senior Band morning rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, 9/11 at 7:45am in the music suite. In-school lessons for all 5th-8th grade returning band students will begin on Monday, 9/9. Please see the lesson calendar for more details. 

    2. Any student interested in learning a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument, please see Mr. Clark for more information. 

    3. Any 4th grade students interested in signing up for band lessons this year must see Mr. Clark by Friday, 9/13 for an instrument signup and rental form. Lessons for all beginner students will begin on Tuesday, 9/24. 

    4. Any Senior band student who is interested in auditioning for All Shore Intermediate Band must see Mr. Clark for audition materials and to schedule a rehearsal time ASAP. 

    5. Any student who was not in our Jazz band last year, but would like to join this year, please see Mr. Clark for audition materials. Audition deadline will be on Friday, 9/20. 


    Band Lessons at MES!!! Lesson days, lesson groups and a schedule have been posted under the "Lesson Schedule" tab on this website and also on the bulletin board in the music room. There are hard copies of the schedule available to take home, just pick one up. Our current band groups are as follows:

    4th Grade- Junior Band (Lesson Days: Tuesday & Wednesday)

    5th Grade- (Lesson Day: Monday)

    6th- 8th Grade- Senior Band (Lesson Days: Thursday & Friday)

     All lessons take place during the school day, so please follow the lesson schedule as lesson time change week to week. Please come prepared with your instrument and music! 


    Morning rehearsal schedule 7:45-8:20am 

    Monday: TBA (All Shore Prep)

    Tuesday TBA (All Shore Prep)

    Wednesday: Senior Band (Starts on 9/11)

    Thursday: Senior Band 

    Friday: Jazz Band (TBA)



    Upcoming Concert and Performance Dates

    Saturday, 10/5 MHS Band Day: 6th-8th Grade Students Only

    Thursday, 10/31 MES Halloween Parade: All Senior Band Students 5th- 8th Grade

    Saturday, 11/16 All Shore Intermediate Band Auditions: Location TBD

    Wednesday, 12/18 MES Holiday Chorus and Band Concert

    Wednesday, 5/27 MES Spring Band Concert

    Friday, 5/29* Dorney Park Festival Trip: Senior Band (date is subject to change)

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at eclark@manasquanboe.org