Welcome to Mr. Clark's Music Page
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.
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1. Congratulations to Donovan Brown (clarinet) and Elizabeth Brennan (tenor sax) for making the All Shore Intermediate Band!!!! They will now prepare and rehearse with the group for an upcoming concert on Tuesday, February 4th at the Millstone Performing Arts Center.
2. Any student interested in learning a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument, please see Mr. Clark for more information.
3. Morning Band Rehearsals will restart on Monday, January 6th. From that point on, as long as we are in school, there will be morning rehearsal.
4. This year we are excited to announce a new program in conjuction with the MHS band. Our 8th graders (along with the other sending district 8th graders) will become "MHS Band Members for a Day." On Wednesday, 1/29 we will be taking our 8th grade band students over to the High School from 830am - 1130am to rehearse and prepare 2 pieces that they will performing alongside the MHS band for their 2/5 Winter Concert. This is a great opportunity to see what it's like to be a part of the MHS Warrior Band and also prepare and perform a more challenging repertoire.
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: Junior Band
Tuesday: Junior Band
Wednesday: Senior Band
Thursday: Senior Band
Friday: Jazz Band
Upcoming Concert and Performance Dates
Wednesday, 1/29 8th Grade "High Schooler for a Day" band program 830am-1130am at MHS
Wednesday, 2/5 8th Grade MES Band Students perform with MHS Band 7pm @ MHS
Wednesday, 5/27 MES Spring Band Concert
Friday, 5/29 Dorney Park Festival Trip: Senior Band
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org