Salk Music DepartmentWelcome to Salk Middle School's Music Department!At Salk Middle School we offer engaging musical opportunities in Choir, Band, Orchestra, and African Drums. Follow the linked pages in the side bar to the ensemble you wish to explore. For each ensemble, you'll find current class information, important documents, and helpful links. The calendar tab provides information for all known performances and will be updated as often as new information is available!Welcome Mr. Munson, our student teacher from Whitworth University!
Mr. Munson grew up in a musical family, and has been making music for as long as he can remember. He learned piano from his mom, singing in church, cello in 5th grade orchestra, and (French) horn in 8th grade in an after-school program. He studied music at Whitworth University and went on to earn a Master’s degree in music from Indiana University. After traveling abroad and working in construction, he is a student again at Whitworth University, this time in the Master’s in Teaching program to become a certified music teacher! He is privileged to learn from Mr. McMurtery and the student musicians at Salk this year.
Outside of his time at Salk and Whitworth, he enjoys playing horn with local ensembles, teaching lessons, gardening, playing board games and card games, the outdoors, adventuring with his wife (a music therapist at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital!), and eating waffles and bacon.
Spaghetti Feed and Auction!Thank you to the Salk community for supporting our student musicians at our 25th annual Spaghetti Feed and Auction. We had a wonderful evening and you helped our students raise over $5,000 to support the band, choir, and orchestra programs. Thank you to everyone who helped plan the event, volunteered to work, and/or or donated auction items and food. We could not do this without you!
Jr. Lilac Parade
The Salk Band and Drill Team will perform in the annual Jr. Lilac Parade on Saturday, May 12th in downtown Spokane. The parade steps off at 10 am and Salk is number 15 in the line up. Come downtown and cheer on the amazing Salk Marching Band and Drill Team!Salk Middle School's Music Staff:Ms. Ashley Martz354-5606Ms. Cominiello354-5606Mr. McMurtery354-5575Class Schedule
Class Period Ms. Martz Ms. Cominiello Mr. McMurtery 1st Intermediate Orchestra African Drums 2nd Advanced Orchestra Intermediate Band 3rd Advanced Orchestra prep 4th Intermediate Choir Intermediate Orchestra 5th Intermediate Choir Intermediate Band 6th Advanced Choir Advanced BandZero Hour Opportunities:Our Jazz Band and Pop Strings begin the first week of October and run through June.Jazz Band: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 7:45 to 8:45 am.Pop Strings: Monday/Wednesday, 7:45-8:45 am.Check back often for updates and current music department news!