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Mr. Colbert's Rockin' Band Classes!

Welcome to the MES band page!  Here you can find out information about what is going on in band and fourth-grade general music.
We have two bands here at MES.  Our 5th grade band is for beginners.  The Panther Band is made up of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  In fourth-grade music class we study the fundamentals of music so students are better prepared to continue in music as they get older.  They also will be learning to play recorders in the spring semester.  
This is my 15th year teaching.  I attended Eastern Illinois University where I earned a Bachelor of Music with a minor in history.  My primary band instruments in college were trumpet and bassoon, but I also played baritone in several ensembles.  Currently I play percussion in the New Horizons of Kankakee Valley and the Kankakee Municipal Band. 
I currently live in Bradley, IL with my wife, son, and cat .

Recent Posts

Christmas Mash-Up by Larry Clark - MES Panther Band - 2018 Winter Concert

Christmas Mash-Up by Larry Clark is a medley of holiday songs including Jingle Bells, Up on the Housetop, Good King Wenceslas, and Angels We Have Heard On High.

Feliz Navidad - Panther Band - 2019 Winter Concert

An old favorite to pull out of the library. For this performance a new drum beat was added to reflect the actual song.

Wipe Out! - Panther Band - 2019 Winter Concert

The Panther Band performing Wipe Out! at the winter concert. We played Wipe Out! because a former principal told me that any song could be made into a holiday song just by adding sleigh bells. You can decide for yourself by listening and seeing if it is true.