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 are in full swing. Please make sure you double check the lesson schedule for your weekly lesson time slot. 

    Any students (4th grade and above) interested in starting a band instrument please see Mr. Clark about enrolling in band. It's never too late to start an instrument!! 

    For rentals please reach out to our friends at Clarizio Music. www.clariziomusic.com/rentals OR you can text Code: 7045RENT to (844)872-0023. A complete list of rental options, lease terms, and pricing is available to view on their website. Please remember to purchase the method book as well. We use Essential Elements for Band and our 1st year students would be using Book 1.

    The instruments offered for 1st year band students are Flute, Bb Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bb Trumpet, Trombone, and Percussion (Snare or Bells) 


    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- Beginning Band Students (Lesson Days: Tuesday & Wednesday)

    5th- 6th Grade- Junior Band (Lesson Day: Monday)

    7th- 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: Lesson Make-up by appointment

    Tuesday: First Year Band 

    Wednesday & Thursday: Junior Band (5th and 6th Grade Band Students)

    Friday: Jazz Band (7th and 8th Grade)


    Upcoming Concert and Performance Dates

    Wednesday, May 11th: MHS Spring Band Concert (8th grade band students to perform with MHS Band)

    Thursday, May 19th: Spring Band Concert @ 7pm in the MES Cafetorium 

    Tuesday, May 24th: MES Art Show (Jazz Band to perform)

    Saturday, June 11th: Manasquan Spring Fling, MHS Front Lawn (MES bands to perform throughout the morning) 


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