Welcome to the New Maine East Bands Webpage!

Thank you for visiting our website.  Please navigate through the sidebar to the left to see the many ensembles, events, and classroom resources that are being offered through the band classes and Fine Arts Department at Maine East High School.  Please check back frequently as more news, upcoming events, photos and more are added to our site.  

Upcoming Events

Updated: Thursday May 28, 2015
Inspiring sounds take the stage for the Band-O-Rama Concert Friday 5/29!
Maine East and Gemini Jr. High Bands will be presenting their end of the year concert Friday May 29th at 7:00pm in the Maine East Auditorium.  We will feature both Gemini Concert and Symphonic Bands, Maine East Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble & Percussion Ensembles, and will be joined by outstanding soloists Elissa Kana, alto saxophone, and Chris O'Hara, cornet.  Enjoy a night of fun for the ears and the eyes (there is a glow in the dark portion!) and let's send the seniors out with a bang!


CHARMS
This is our band online organizational system.  Login to check your personal information and make sure that all financial items/payments are properly documented.
Enter/Login as Parent/Student
School Code: mehsmusic
ID?  Your student ID.

Want the app for quicker access??  Click below:

REMIND101 - Text Reminders! Sign Up!
Attention all band students and parents!  If you have not yet signed up for the @meband Remind101 text alerts, DO IT TODAY!  This confidential & free messaging service allows Ms. Holt to text reminders of time, clothing, last minute changes to events, etc. to all band students and parents on the list.  Marching band is a popular and busy group - everyone needs to stay updated on all information at all times for the group to be successful. 
TO SIGN UP:
Text: (331) 215-6371
Message: @meband
That's all - you should get a confirmation text saying that you've joined the group.  If you have any questions about this service, please email Ms. Holt (pholt@maine207.org) or check out the website: www.remind.com

Jazz Band AUDITIONS 2014-2015!
Auditions for this year's jazz band will be held Tuesday, September 16 after school until 6:00pm.  Audition packets can be picked up at school on the jazz band bulletin board, located in the band foyer.  An audition sign-up sheet is also included on the bulletin board.  Audition packets will be made available to students the first week of school.  There is an audio track linked at the bottom of the jazz band webpage, available for student download, to practice the audition material and improvisation.  CLICK HERE to be directed to the Jazz Page (scroll to the bottom to find the downloadable audio track).  Note: Students interested in auditioning for IMEA Jazz can find information on both the "Jazz Ensemble" page and the "IMEA Audition Info" page.

New York City 2015 Music Tour
That's right, the Maine East Band & Orchestra are traveling to perform in New York City next January.  And decision time is NOW!  The 1st & 2nd payments for the NYC2015 Tour ARE NOW DUE.  Please turn in checks in person or mailed to Maine East HS c/o Holt ASAP.  Please click on the links below for more information.







Maine East Bands 2014-2015 Information Request
As the year comes to a close, many preparations are being made now for the start of the school year.  As the band is 120+ strong next year, we want to be sure that all parents and students in the program have easy access to all of the important information for being a band student at Maine East.  

Please click below for a document that will walk you through many of the forms of communication that we use with the Maine East Bands, including the Charms Online Info System, Remind101, Google Calendar, as well as Band Camp 2014 information.
See everyone August 11th!



Vienna Beef Fundraiser!
Our Spring/May Fundraiser of yummy hot dogs and hamburgers, perfect for all of those BBQ parties and get togethers.  The sale will be taking place from Monday April 21 through Monday May 8 with delivery of the food on May 22, 2014.   The proceeds to the Vienna Beef fundraiser go toward a students trip account - NYC!!  And if that wasn't enough incentive...there are Prizes for the top sellers!

1st Prize: 4 White Sox tickets at a 100 level seat location
2nd Prize: A box of any Vienna Beef product
3rd Prize: A Vienna Beef T-shirt.

Please click the "Fundraising" link to the left above for more information about this 
and other Fine Arts Booster Fundraisers.

Upcoming Performances
  • Norwegian Day Parade - Sunday May 18, report time at school: 11:00am, Parade start: 1:00pm
    • Blue Regiment Marching Band (all band students + guard)
  • Band-o-Rama End of Year Concert - Thursday May 22, 7:00pm
    • Maine East Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Bands
    • Gemini Symphonic & Concert Bands
    • Combined Number Dress Rehearsal - Tuesday May 20, 3:30-5:00pm, $2-Pizza!!!
  • Memorial Day Parade - Monday May 25, report time at school: 8:00am, Parade start: 10:00am
    • Blue Regiment Marching Band (all band students + guard)


The 2014-2015 IMEA Set #2 Etudes are NOW available for download.    
Please click "IMEA Audition Info" (either here or in the bar to the left) and various files will be linked for printing or listening.

BandORama 2013