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 Music Education Services
1041 Bonaventure Drive
Elk Grove Village, IL
60007

847-805-1800
Fax 847-805-1900 


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

Solofest Checklist

Use this checklist to review what you need to do to be prepared for the Solo Festival!

• Make sure your instrument is working properly & you are prepared with reeds, if applicable
• Know the time & location of the Solo Festival
• Have the measure numbers written in your solo
• Have a copy of your solo for the judge
• Bring your instrument, music, and a stand
• Dress up! This is a special event and you want to present your very best. Dress as you would for a concert or wear something special for that day!
• Know what scales you are expected to have memorized! (Visit the Q & A page for a detailed list)
• Plan on arriving early to warm-up
• Have fun!!!

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Music Spells Success

  • Music Education Facts and Figures quotes many resources that prove studying music helps children to be successful in society, school, developing intelligence, and life.
  • Music Friends is a group of parents, community members, and other music advocates working to support local school music programs through grassroots initiatives.
  • The American Music Conference provides music advocacy resources for parents and educators.
  • Music Theory.net is a great way to drill note names, key signatures, and even print out your own manuscript paper!