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!! 





    Welcome Back to MES!! We are all looking forward to seeing you back in school and ready to tackle this brand new year! 

    Band lessons will be starting back up the week of 9/20 for all veteran band students in grades 5-8. Please make sure you touch base with Mr. Clark to see what day and time you are scheduled for a lesson. 

    Interested in auditioning for the MES Jazz Band? Please see Mr Clark for materials and an audition packet. Auditions will take place the first week in October.  

    Any students (4th grade and above) interested in starting a band instrument will have until 9/24 to submit their interest paperwork and aquire an instrument. I will be around to speak with all 4th grade students to discuss band options at MES and distribute the necessary paperwork to enroll in our band program. Lessons will start for beginning band students on Tuesday, September 28th.

    Unsure of what instrument you'd like to play? Please join us for our annual "Instrument Petting Zoo" which will take place during the week of 9/13- 9/17. Please check back for the exact date. Sample instruments will be available for students to try and rental instruments will be available that night for students and parents to purchase for the year. 


    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 (Beginning Band Students) (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 



    Upcoming Concert and Performance Dates

    TBD (Halloween Parade!!)

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