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1041 Bonaventure Drive
Elk Grove Village, IL

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Music Education Services (MES) provides comprehensive band programs to elementary schools.  

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May, 2018

As the year is coming to an end, we would like to take the time to reflect on the great progress the students have made. While we believe the performances are a key part of music education, we realize those are merely a demonstration of their skills and musical talents. The essence of our program lies not only in the fundamentals of music but also in the development of artistic appreciation, musical expression, self-worth, communication skills, and responsible citizens for tomorrow. 
We see our music students at the head of their academic classes and taking leadership roles in the school. We continue to discover the correlation between extended study of music and higher-level achievement. These achievements would not be possible without you and we genuinely thank you! 
Best regards,
Steven A. Nierman
Music Education Services  
Office: 847.805.1800
Summer Lessons
Looking for an educational summer activity for your student? Sign-up for summer lessons! All of our teachers make arrangements to offer some sort of summer band activity for their students. 
Private lessons are a wonderful opportunity for your child to experience a one-on-one education, focusing on their instrument. This personal attention allows students to have a customized lesson, be challenged with unique musical selections, and learn advanced techniques on their instrument. Band camps can also provide a unique opportunity to better know their peers and experience a high-school setting band experience. 
You will be receiving a letter from your child's teacher in the coming weeks. This letter will have all of the necessary details about the band activity that is offered and information for sign-up. Please consider having your child participate in some type of structured music program over the summer. It will be a beneficial activity and well worth it! 
End of the Year Billing
The last tuition payment for the 2017-2018 school year will be billed on May 15th. This will be the ninth and final tuition installment. If you already own your instrument this will be your final bill for this school year.  Please note that if you are renting your instrument and you believe your child will be continuing in band next year, you should not return your instrument. Even if your child is unsure about returning to band, it is still in your best interest continuing renting until a final decision has been made. Once an instrument is turned in, all the equity that you have built up for that instrument will be lost.
If you are sure your child wants to continue in band, you can either continue renting at the same terms or buyout your instrument now. We are currently offering a 20% discount off the balance of your instrument until the end of June. This is a great opportunity to buyout your instrument and eliminate your bills over the summer. If your child has decided they do not want to continue in band next year and you would like to return your instrument, please have your child give their instrument to their band teacher on the last day of band class. 
All of our renters will be receiving a detailed letter explaining your options with the next bill. Please consider your options carefully. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 847-805-1800. 
Honors Band
Our annual Honors Band Festival was held on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church. It was a great day of rehearsals, music, friendships, and more music. Thanks again to everyone who participated! Parents, thank you for bringing your child to extra rehearsals and for commuting to Elmhurst. We hope that you found this experience to be eye opening and a preview for what is to come in high school. Finally, we owe a special thanks to all of the conductors for their efforts in leading our students and to all of the directors for their efforts to make the day run smoothly.  Pictures will soon be posted on our website. 
Monthly Music Fact
A study by researchers at McMaster University in Canada indicated that young Children who received a year of musical training showed brain changes and superior memory when compared with children who did not receive the instruction. The children taking music lessons improved more than others in non-musical abilities such as literacy, verbal memory, mathematics, visospacial processing and IQ. 
Source: Brain, a Journal of Neurology, Oxford University Press, September 2006.  
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