• About the Band Program

    8th Grade trip to Cedar Point 2016

    Monroe's Band Program began again when the Middle School re-opened it's doors for education in the 1991-1992 school year. Mr. Robert Blazek was appointed to the band director position and continued teaching until his retirement in the spring of 2012. Mr. Novak has been teaching band at Monroe Middle School since the fall of 2012.

    In addition to regularly scheduled concerts, the members of Monroe's bands have made appearances and performed at:

      IGSMA District Organizational Contest
      IGSMA State Organizational Contest
      IGMSA District Jazz Contest
      IGSMA State Jazz Contest
      IGSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest
      ILMEA Concert Band Festival
      ILMEA Jazz Band Festival
      DuPage Rotary Holiday Invite 
      Monroe MS Eagle Honor Dinner
      National Anthem performance at the Kane County Cougars Game
      Monroe MS 8th Gr. Promotion Ceremony

      Six Flags St. Louis Music in the Parks Festival
      Clinics at Wheaton College and Kent State University
      Wheaton Memorial Day Parade
      Wheaton Municipal Band Concerts
      Wheaton North High School 8th Gr. Marching Band Invite
      Cooper's Corner Restaurant, Jazz opens for the Shout Section Big Band
      Fitz's Spare Keys Restaurant, Jazz opens for the Shout Section Big Band

    *IGSMA- Illinois Grade School Music Association 
    *ILMEA- Illinois Music Educators Association